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Backyard Chickens


with Marilyn Stanley

Calendar Oct 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Backyard chicken flocks are gaining popularity and it’s easy to see why.  Besides providing fresh eggs for your family and

fertilizer for your garden, chickens are also a lot of fun.  This class will cover all the basics of caring for your flock, including feed, housing, breed selection, brooding chicks, health care and predator protection. 

Monday, Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $18



with Jill Braceland

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This seminar is designed to offer organizing strategies to start your downsizing efforts. Establish your project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time constraints. Leave with an action plan. Jill has been designing and delivering seminars in a variety of management and writing topics for more than 30 years.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $14

Estate Planning - Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life


with Kathryn Bedell

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, including Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process and how to avoid it. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou & Bedell in York. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matter, including guardianships and conservatorships.

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $7

Estate Planning Lessons Learned: Aretha Franklin, Prince and other Celebrity Wills


with Michael Guy and Jennie Cutten

Calendar Oct 17, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How would the celebrity estate battles play out in Maine? We'll give you a primer on how the Probate Code in Maine might view the issues in these cases and then we'll discuss how you think it should play out. Like in law school, we'll give you the law, a hypothetical fact pattern (what we know about the celebrity estates) and then we can all debate how the court should rule and why. Get your dander up and wear your tackiest tie. Let's play lawyer!

Thursday, Oct.17, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $15

Feng Shui Basics


with Liz Dupre

Calendar Nov 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Feng Shui invites well-being, luck and success into our daily lives. From this short introductory class students will come away with ‘good Feng Shui’ tips for every room in their house, understand their personal trigrams (personal best directions and colors that support and empower) and will learn ways to improve the flow of chi or good energy into and around the home. Students will be able to get started immediately incorporating good Feng Shui into their lives for greater prosperity, abundance, health, and happiness. Liz Dupre is an IFSS Certified Feng Shui Master practitioner and Classical Feng Shui consultant. Bring to class: Instructor will need birthdates of students in order to provide Personal Feng Shui Trigram information that will be reviewed in class. Student will also need to come to class knowing what direction their house faces! If help is needed please contact Liz at least one week before class. Without knowing the homes direction you wont be able to follow in class. Email your info or request for help to Please email the info or request for help, at least one week before class, to

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $65

Helping Our Parents: How to be an Effective Healthcare Advocate


with Michael Guy and Jennie Cutten

Calendar Oct 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

People that have knowledgeable and effective advocates receive better healthcare. This process is foreign to most of us. Kittery residents as well as the author and editor of Helping Our Parents Mike and Jennie will host a two-hour class on the basics of healthcare advocacy. The book will not be used as a text for the classes, but if you read it before the class, you're sure to get more out of both.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $15

How to be Mom & Dad's Agent under Financial Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Advance Directives (Medical Powers of Attorney) and the Common Pitfalls Folks Fall Into


with Michael Guy and Jennie Cutten

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Mom and Dad's lawyer and doctors have facilitated their signing documents that place serious responsibilities on us. We're happy to help, but nobody ever defines the responsibility or even what we're supposed to do. It's like being given a job with no training and then being held accountable for the unknown. This 90-minute class will detail the duties of an agent under Maine Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Advance Directives. It will consist of a 30-minute lecture and then as much interactive question-and-answer as we have time for. 

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 6-7:30 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $15

Retiring Happy, Wild and Free


with Patrick and Kathy Klingaman

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

You may have a “retirement plan” for your money, but do you have one for you? This highly interactive class will cover many of the non-financial aspects of a fulfilling retirement: interesting leisure activities, physical and mental well-being, meaningful creative pursuits, and solid social support. Since discussions are based on the book, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie Zelinksi (widely available online), you are strongly encouraged to buy the book before the first class.

Tuesdays, Oct.  1-29, 6:30-8 p.m., 5 sessions

Course Fee: $42

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