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Becoming a Notary Public - Live Online


with Michael Thomas Foley

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A notary’s primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Prepare to be commissioned as a notary public, learn the history of the office, its powers and duties, eligibility, procedures and record-keeping. Applicants must be residents of ME or NH residents who are regularly employed or carry on a trade/business in ME. Leave with the testing and paperwork ready to submit to the State. License is approximately $50 and is valid for seven years. Masks and distancing required.

3/3/2021: Class moved to online/Zoom format.

Michael Foley, an appointed ME Notary & Dedimus Justice for 10+ years, has notarized countless documents and performed many marriage ceremonies. He has been serving his community for over 15 years in various elected & appointed positions.

Intro to Fiction Writing - Live Online


with Maryssa Gordon

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Write a rattling good short story!

With a focus on setting, characters, plot, point-of-view and tense; learn the tools of building a proper short story. You will be encouraged to work on your story between class sessions and have the opportunity to give and receive feedback to help improve your story writing. Have a notebook and writing utensil available.

Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit

Maryssa Gordon, BA in English & Creative Writing, will complete her MFA in Creative Writing this winter. She is a freelance writer and editor.

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