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Bike Maintenance


with Mike Conlon

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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

Maine Mushrooms


with Emily Sharood

Calendar Oct 17, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Perennial Gardening


with Marilyn Ecker

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Fee: $5

Pesticide Free: Low Input Beautiful Lawns


with Frank Wertheim

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Calendar Aug 1, 2017 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

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.

Water Gardens


with Christopher Paquette

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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  

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