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Exercise & Outdoor Fun
with Mike Conlon
This hands on class includes information on flat fix/tire change, washing a bike, chain lube, and brake/shifter cable adjustments. General information on road rules and bike safety will also be covered. Class size limited to 6. Mike, a United Bicycle Institute certified mechanic, DT Swiss certified wheel builder, and a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor, works part time at Berger's Bike shop in York. Bring to class: Bike
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6-9 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $15
Introduction to Flowering Plants
with Gary Mitchell
Gary will be using Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (book not required for class) as a reference and to teach you basic flower and leaf structure which will be useful in keying out plants. The field trip will use the information learned in class to identify fall flowers. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Kittery Land Trust.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., 1 session *meet at Traip Academy
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 am-12 pm, 1 session * location TBD
Course Fee: $15
with Emily Sharood
Mousam Valley Mushrooms in Springvale, Maine is a family farm started by father, John Sharood, son Robert Sharood and daughter Emily Sharood. During this session, Emily will talk about the different types of mushrooms, how to grow them, and how to cook with them. After the session, you will have the opportunity to purchase some of their delicious Maine mushrooms. Emily also leads mushroom identification walks which she will discuss.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $12
with Marilyn Ecker
Explore the variety of perennials available for our growing zone with some hints for no maintenance, sun, shade, dry, wet and even vertical gardens. Marilyn lives in Kittery, is an experienced gardener and has a masters degree in zoology (marine studies) from UNH.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., 1 session
Pesticide Free: Low Input Beautiful Lawns
with Frank Wertheim
In this interactive seminar we will explore the keys to establishing and maintaining a low-input healthy green lawn with little or no fertilizer and no pesticides. We will cover cultural practices that help a lawn thrive and how to introduce some of the newer grass mixtures that have lower fertilizer/nutrient requirements, use less water and have some built in natural pest resistance. University of Maine Soil Lab test boxes and forms will be available. Bring your interest, your questions and concerns and be on your way to a healthy low input lawn. Frank Wertheim, Associate Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be presenting.
Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:30-8, p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $10
Walking with Poles for Exercise & Balance
with Lauren Delong
Let’s get outside and enjoy the warmer weather! Burn 40% more calories, gain balance, and reduce joint strain by walking with poles. Nordic Walking is a smart physical outdoor activity with maximum health benefits for old and young. This private workshop offers the ultimate in flexibility to get introduced to Nordic walking whenever it is best given your hectic schedule, and go home with your own set of poles to keep. Take the class alone or with a friend but you choose the time that works for you. Whether you are an active walker or someone recovering from joint replacement in need of more balance, this is a great introductory session to get you out walking with more caloric burn and confidence. Upon registration Lauren will contact you to set up a date/time and walking location of your preference.
Course Fee: $99 pp, cost includes 1 ½ hours of instruction plus a pair of walking poles to keep. Bring a friend or two for an additional fee of $59 pp (includes poles to keep). *Please call Adult Ed. 207-439-5896 to register additional person.
with Christopher Paquette
Christopher Paquette owner of Robin’s Nest Aquatic Gardens will discuss water gardens in Maine. Topics will include planning, designing, installing, and maintaining water gardens. Chris will show pictures of some of the water gardens and natural swimming pools his company has installed. There will also be time for questions and answers.
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8 p.m., 1 sessions
Course Fee: $12