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Coastal Navigation, Level 1

$50

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the basics of coastal navigation using local charts, parallel ruler, and dividers. Learn what the symbols mean, how to determine safe and dangerous routes, create courses, learn rules of the “road”, what aids to navigation look like and do, plan for emergencies and more. For kayakers, sailors, powerboaters, and future Registered Maine Guides. Students will need access to either a Casco Bay Chart or Penobscot Bay Chart, parallel ruler and dividers. Zoom class – two nights, 5:30 – 8:30pm. March 4 & 11, 2024

Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of New England

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Jun 13, 2024

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of edible and medicinal mushrooms, identification, tools and equipment for harvesting, as well as books, materials, and other resources. David has collected edible mushrooms for 50 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association.

Farming with Native Plants

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 14, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 30, 2024

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants, trees, and bushes.

Map and Compass, Level 1

$50

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Hike, snowshoe, geocache, hunt, and enjoy the woods and fields of Maine with confidence that you can read a topographic map, understand the symbols, know which way a river flows, plot a course bearing, use online resources, and how to get to safety. Familiarization to using a compass and map outdoors included. Students must have a DeLorme Maine Gazetteer, and a 2-degree baseplate compass. Zoom class – two nights, 5:30 – 8:30pm. April 1 & 8, 2024

Developing A Personal and Home Defensive Protection Plan

$35

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 10, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This three-hour course is NOT about installing an alarm system. It is about adjusting your awareness around you as you move through your day and your home. It is about doing mental exercises to handle the “What if’s” to keep you and your loved ones safe. Learn situational awareness, conflict avoidance, and how to access your home’s defense. Part 1 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately. Zoom class, 5:30 – 8:30pm, April 10, 2024

Constitutional Carry and Legal Use of Force Explained

$35

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 17, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This three-hour course is for firearm owners and nonowners. You’ll learn what to do when you see an attack or if you are attacked and respond with force. You’ll learn how to contact the first responders, how prosecutors might view what you did, rules about concealed carry in the US and Maine, and various ways to protect yourself without using a firearm. Part 2 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately.

Coed Basics of Pistol Handling

$125

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 22, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

In a non-threatening safe environment with no live ammunition present, learn the basics of: handgun safety at home; how to handle a pistol safely; parts of a pistol and ammunition; fundamentals of pistol shooting including holding, stance and aiming; common malfunctions; cleaning; and selecting a pistol just right for you. The optional two-hour range time is separately scheduled and has a fee of $50 payable to the instructor. If you go to the range, you’ll fire either your own pistol or one from the instructor and try to put five rounds of ammunition through 4 separate target circles at ten feet using only 20 rounds. You will need 50 rounds of ammunition for your personal handgun. If “renting” a pistol from the instructor, she will have 50 rounds of ammunition for you for a cost of $25. To pass this nationally rated course and get certified you must: attend all sessions and actively participate, pass a written examination, and pass the ten-foot shooting qualification, all within two weeks of the last class session. Certification can be used to apply for a Concealed Carry Permit. Two week classroom sessions 9:00 - Noon. April 22 & 29, 2024

When Your Office Is Someone's Home

$35

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This three-hour course is for anyone that goes into someone else’s home to do work, repairs, estimates, sales, nursing, or outside the home contractors. How can you be safe? Learn the basics to access the surroundings, stay safe and protect yourself without using a firearm. Part 3 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately. Zoom class, 5:30 – 8:30pm, April 24, 2024.





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