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Down-sizing (Right-sizing!) in Today's Market


with Scott & Sunny Townsend

Feb 28, 2017 at 6 pm

Are you an empty-nester or senior who could use help as you consider, “right-sizing” to a smaller home, condo, apartment or assisted living, all while trying to sell your current larger home? Or are you assisting someone who is, or soon will be navigating this transition? It can seem daunting. Get yourself up to speed on the current real estate market, start making a plan and considering timeframes, learn strategies for getting your current home in order, and deciding if it’s cost-effective to employ contractors for fix-ups or up-grades. Consider time, energy and cash flow, with tips for minimizing stress and confusion, while maximizing profit. As Scarborough’s leading broker for both sales volume and transactions for over a decade, Scott & Sunny have the expertise and connections to help you smoothly navigate the complex process of selling and buying a home at the same time; they offer this as a free community service. 

Tuesday, 02/28/2017, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

$10 adult ed processing fee

Instructors: Scott and Sunny Townsend

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One Hundred Tips for Marketing Your Book


with Laurie McCammon, MS

Jan 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New! With the average book taking 7-10 years to write, it isn’t surprising that authors feel their job’s done at publication. But nothing could be further from the truth! Whether you’re thinking about writing a book, you’re in the middle of writing one, have already self-published, or were published by a traditional publishing house, you’ll be surprised to learn that marketing your book will almost certainly be your responsibility. Cover basics of ethical, efficient and effective book promotion: What is an author platform? Why should you consider yourself a brand? Why is achieving “Best-Selling” status on Amazon soon to be obsolete? Learn how local authors are working together to promote their books, and how you can, too. Participants will receive a wealth of essential tips and toolsso they can get started on promoting their book right away. Laurie taught marketing at USM, and is author of Enough! How to Liberate Yourself and Remake the World with Just One Word published by Conari Press. Within 6 months of its launch, she appeared on radio shows, hosted online webinars and blogs, presented at venues and expos across the US, serving as conference keynote at three – all without spending a fortune on P.R. and marketing.     

Tuesday, 01/31/2017

6:30 to 8:30 pm, $35

Instructor: Laurie McCammon, MS 

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Paying for Your Child's College, Minimizing Debt


with Jessica Whittier

May 3, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A popular workshop! Going to college and earning a degree is still one of the best financial and personal investments you can make for your child. But are you unsure how to pay for college, without going into debt? In this session we’ll talk about how to navigate the financial aid process, strategies to minimize the total cost of college as well as tips on saving for college – it’s not too late! Leave with practical tools and resources most needed to help you prepare. Plenty of time for Q & A. Designed for families of high school students; high school students   encouraged! Jessica is a College Access Counselor at FAME, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), and has14 years  experience helping Mainers navigate the transition between high school and college. FAME is the leading financial resource helping Maine people achieve their business and education goals since 1983.

Wednesday, 05/03/2017, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

FREE, please pre-register to facilitate

proper venue size

Instructor: Jessica Whittier, FAME

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