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Maximize Your iPad's Potential


with Boomer Tech

Calendar Current session started Dec 14, 2022

Increase your ability to communicate, create, and connect by mastering your iPad's features! This course covers: navigating your iPad, using Camera and Photos apps, tapping into Options settings, communicating through writing and video, and making phone calls. Learn all about your useful apps, like Calendar and Siri, your virtual assistant. 

Taking Awesome Pictures with Your iPhone/iPad Camera


with Boomer Tech

Calendar Current session started Dec 14, 2022

Use this step by step guide to take amazing photos! This course is appropriate for novice photographers as well as anyone who wants to significantly upgrade their photography skills. Leaern to take photos, portraits, slo-motion, panos, and more. Students will learn about camera setting for proper focus, exposure, and composition.

Local Maine Birds


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 27, 2023 at 6 pm

Are you curious about the feathered friends in your yard or at your feeder? Learn to identify birds that you may find locally! We will study the appearance and habits of a number of beautiful birds that make their habitats locally. Linda Woodard is the Director of Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. 

Write and Share Your Life Memories

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

You have life stories to tell, so come join us for ideas and exercises to help you get started! Learn to write for your intended audience, and to save those memories for posterity. There will be four evenings to stir your creativity on these topics: Writing Basics; Writing to Inform, Empathize and compare; Writing Stories That Make You Smile; and Writing Stories Demonstrating Your Values. 

Pastel Painting


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2023

ZOOM Students will learn the basic skills of pastel painting, including the layering and blending of colors along with developing composition and value. Still life and landscape photos will be used as references. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment or fear. Suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience. A supply list will be provided. Each session has the same class content. 

Bird Success Stories


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 27, 2023 at 6 pm

Jane Goodall's book, "Reason For Hope," is the inspiration for this class about Maine birds. There are success stories in the conservation world! Attend this class and learn about Maine birds that are surviving and thriving: Puffins, Eagles, Piping Plovers, and Loons, to name a few. 

Taming Your "To Do" List


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 29, 2023 at 6 pm

Identify techniques that will help you organize your personal time. Suggestions offered include prioritizing, reating the "To Do" list, and how we underestimate time. Tips on how to stop procrastinating and being overwhelmed will also be discussed. 

Landscaping 101-A Mini Course For Beginners


with Amy Witt, Horticulturist

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 5, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Are you a do-it-yourselfer who wants to give your yard a simple makeover or design a new garden? Do you need to add curb appeal to the house you are ready to put on the market. Or do you simply want to enjoy enhanced beauty in your backyard? Whatever your final goal, knowing some basic landscape design techniques will make it easier for you. Learn how to assess your needs, evaluate your site, come up with a plan, and select the right plants. 

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