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B.O.W. (Becoming an Outdoors-Woman) Archery Training
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B.O.W. (Becoming an Outdoors-Woman) Archery Training

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with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center

Thanks to the University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at beautiful Bryant Pond, there are outdoor winter and spring workshops just for women. By contacting B.O.W., ladies can enroll in a February workshop that includes archery, ice fishing, fly tying, and more! All equipment (including compound Matthew Genesis bows), lodging, meals, and instruction are included. Go to or call Brittany Humphrey, Outreach Coordinator, at (207) 216-0292 to learn more about scheduling and fees. You can also to sign up for the B.O.W. email list at (Ages 18+)



with Kim Ray

Calendar Mar 3, 2018 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Kim Ray of the Cornish True Value® Hardware Store is back for another exciting workshop in home repair. This time Kim will demonstrate how to properly hang a picture on a wall and how to repair the hole from hanging the picture on the wall. Apparently, there are some “dos and don’ts” to learn. All participants will be able to actually practice on site at the Hendrick House where repairs abound! (Ages 18+) 



with National Health Care Association

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 23 weeks

Prepare for a rewarding career in health care. Assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use administration of medications, taking, and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of lecture, labs, and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the externship, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check and drug test, and meet other requirements as determined by your training site. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer  Association NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant national exam. Course fee includes all textbooks. (Ages 18+)  

     Tue. and Thu., March 6-June 7, 6-9:30 p.m.

     Sat. March 17-June 2, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

     No class on March 10 and 24, April 14 and 28; May12 and 26;

Payment plan available: $500 deposit plus 5 payments of $419.80



with Kate Goldberg

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn about healthy meal preparation and how to sensibly shop on a limited budget. With guidance from Hillary Wiggins, Nutritional Education Coordinator and traveling chef for SNAP-Ed in collaboration with Partners for Healthier Communities, partakers will prepare a nutritious meal each week and receive a free bag of groceries to make one of the featured recipes at home. A graduation certificate, recipe book, and other “goodies” will be provided upon completion of the program. One person per household. Pre-registration is required in order to arrange for materials. (Ages 18+) 

COSMOLOGY: Deciphering Our Universe, Part II


with Tom Churchill

Calendar Jan 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

When, why, how did galaxies, stars, planets, people form? Back by popular demand, Tom Churchill will continue to clarify the wonders of our amazing Universe.  In Part II, Tom will explain such topics as Death Stars,Time Barriers, Clusters and Superclusters, Star Cities, and more in the second of his two-part series. His presentations are thorough, and the images are breath-taking. You needn’t be scientific or mathematically inclined to be wowed by these stories. Bring a friend with you. Exciting! (Ages 18+)         

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with Lucy Ruggieri

Calendar Feb 3, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Sacopee Valley is so lucky to have so many talented artisans! Lucy Ruggieri, former owner of Lucy’ Nails and Salon, is a woman of many talents! This time she will demonstrate how to create a mixed dried and fresh floral arrangement…and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Lucy will provide everything you need to make the perfect centerpiece for you or a friend. Included are the dish, foam, candle, ribbon, and a beautiful assortment of dried and fresh flowers (even roses) to choose from. To check out Lucy’s other talents, go to her website at Materials fee of $8-10 is payable to the instructor at class. Do not send materials fee with registration fee. (Ages 18+) 



with Valerie Egar

Calendar Jan 31, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Have you always wanted to write but stopped yourself with, “Oh, I’m not creative!” Do you freeze after writing one or two sentences, saying, “I don’t know what to write!” In this class, we will explore free writing and other exercises to get your creative juices flowing. Whether your writing interest is poetry, fiction, or memoir, you will have fun finding and freeing your creative spark. This is a no pressure class. Bring a pen or pencil, a notebook with UNLINED pages, and a willingness to have fun. (18+)

Valerie L. Egar writes a weekly story for Jounal Tribune Sunday (Biddeford, ME). The stories can be found on her website, andon her Snickertales Facebook page, wich is followed by over 170,000 people all over the world. She lives in Cornish, Maine.

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with Missy Cox Tanya Eastman

Calendar Feb 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

With just a handful of candies, a can of frosting, and a zip-lock bag, you are on your way to jazzing up some ordinary cupcakes for Valentine’s Day and other events.  With the expert help from Missy and Tanya, you will learn “some tricks of the trade” of how to spread, swirl, edge, and mound the frosting, while creating some one-of-a-kind-designs  that are both appealing and edible.  All decorating items are included with the instruction. Sign up for this class ASAP! You don’t want to miss it!  Materials fee is to bring your own baked cupcakes (6). (18+)

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