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Personal Support Specialist
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Personal Support Specialist


with Christine Cook, RN

Calendar Next session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 5 pm

This 60 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are among the topics taught. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam. This course will be held online via Google Meet for classroom instruction plus an onsite clinical at The Landing in Cape Elizabeth.  

Instructor: Christine Cook, RN

Dates:  Starts March 9

Days and Times: Tues/Weds 5-8 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm


Cost:  $400 includes text

Wildlife Friendly Backyards


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2021 at 6 pm

Learn ways to transform you backyard to sustain wildlife by using native plants, habitat restoration, and food sources. Linda Woodard, Director of Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, will talk about the importance of native plants and how they increase the diversity of insects, birds, and other animals that will use your backyard. Invite your neighbor an amplify your environmental impact by creating essential wildlife corridors in your neighborhood! Resources will be shared. 

March 11, 6-8 PM

Meditating on Nature's Wisdom


with Martin Gagnon

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The natural world has so much to teach us about daily living when we practice mindfulness and stillness. From the plant and animal life to the natural landscape, nature offers many lessons that can enhance our emotional and physical wellbeing. Join Martin Gagnon,  certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor, for two powerful evenings as he leads nature-based meditations. No meditation experience is necessary. Thurs., March 18 & 25. 7-8 pm

Modern Punch Needle


with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 22, 2021 at 6 pm

Make a modern, fun piece of wall art for your home using the traditional craft of punche needle rug hooking! Learn the basics and tools of punch needle, as well as tips and tricks, ideas on how to finish your piece, and the confidence to start new projects on your own. Choose from cute cat, floral, mod drop, color block bloom, or modern abstract design. Cost includes materials kit with hoop, punch needle, cloth, yarn, and tip sheet. Sarah de Grandis, BFA, is an artist and crafter who enjoys modern takes on traditional techniques. Instagram: sjanecraft.

March 22, 6-8 PM

Introduction to iPhone Basics


with Boomer Tech

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 31, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

It is safe to say that many iPhone users rarely use more than a fraction of the features. Use your iPhone to the best possible advantage. Critical features covered: Apple ID and password; structure of the iPhone (buttons and how they work); best apps and how to get them;  text, phone, Facetime, and email; using the Control Center; mastering Settings; updating operating systems; using key apps and more.

Estimated Length: 1-2 hours a week

Access Time: 4 weeks

Cost: $35

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Session 1: Jan. 27

Session 2: Feb. 24

Session 3: March 31

"To Do" List For Your Life


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 31, 2021 at 6 pm

Do you know how much paperwork is involved in organizing your estate? This overview provided by Jill Braceland of "Managing Change" gives you the information needed regarding crucial aspects of your life: Family, Finances, Future, and Funeral. This informational seminar provides you with a list of resources in support of your planning. 

A Walk Through Maine's Salt Marshes: Their Ecology and Conservation


with Grace Glynn

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 8, 2021 at 6 pm

Salt marshes cushion Maine's coast from the open ocean, sponging up carbon and providing nurseries for fish and feeding grounds for wildlife. Join wetland ecologist Grace Glynn for a beautifully illustrated introduction to the ecology of Maine's salt marshes, including natural history, legacies of agricultural use, current threats to our marshes, and restoration and conservation techniques. With a special focus on our state's largest salt marsh, Scarborough Marsh, this course will equip participants of all ages and backgrounds with the tools needed to better understand their coastal landscapes.

Good For You BBQ


with Hillary Pride

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm

With the days finally getting longer why not fire up the grill and get cooking outside! Join registered dietitian Hillary Pride for a fun and informative class on how to make your upcoming spring and summer BBQs not only tasty, but good for you too! Hillary is a consulting retail dietitian for the Scarborough Hannaford Supermarket where she offers free shopper, associate, and community nutrition education and recipe inspiration. 

April 13, 5:30-6:30 PM

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