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Aging in Place


with Grateful Undead and SVHC Members

Calendar Oct 23, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Like the rest of Maine, Sacopee Valley has an aging population. Most of us would like to stay in our homes as long as possible ("aging in place"), but this can be a challenge in a rural area like ours. As a result of an age-friendly Sacopee Valley Initiative with the goal of helping residents from the five towns to age in place, remain independent, and stay involved in our communities, a local service group was formed. Aptly called The Grateful Undead, these dedicated members are already offering ‘Transporters’ (drivers), putting together a community resource list, and working on ideas for volunteer work groups for household tasks. Learn more about these services by attending the October meeting, and be a part of this kind, caring, and practical community model. Don’t leave your loved ones with a giant mess down the road. Be prepared!

Check out for social events, anti-scamming tips, age-in-place communities, and other ways to disrupt aging.

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Bartender Mixology


with Danica Denison

Calendar Nov 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week


Bartending is one of the most exciting careers in the food and beverage industry today. SVACE is presenting a class on how to create some basic and unique mixed drinks that will enhance your holiday entertaining.  Learn the secrets of making both classical and craft rum drinks. Attending this class may pique your interest to become a professional bartender! Check out these sites: and Google “Professional Bartending Schools of America”. Materials fee of $8 cash is payable at the first class. Do not send materials fee with registration. Ages 21+

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Basic Home Repair For Women


with Yvonne Kingsley

Calendar Oct 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for another informative demonstration and workshop in home repair at the Watson-Hendrick House. Yvonne Kingsley, will guide us in window single pane glass replacement. Learn how to safely remove glass and install the new pane. Feel free to bring in your own window sash. All necessary tools will be available for class use. (Ages 18 +)

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Becoming a Notary Public


with Anna Kennedy

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The Sacopee Valley area needs more Notary Publics! A notary’s primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. (Interestingly, Maine is only one of three states in our country that allow notaries to officiate at weddings.) Course includes all testing and paperwork to submit to the State. Application fee for a Notary Public Commission is $50.Candidates must be residents of Maine. There will be also a swearing -in ceremony by a Dedimus Justice at a later date! Ages 18+

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Beginning Sewing on Sundays
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Beginning Sewing on Sundays


with Patty Rowley

Calendar Oct 14, 2018 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a sewing machine and are not sure how to use it? Or has it been a very, very long time since you last sewed? Come learn (or re-learn) basic sewing terms, methods, and tools as you build on the skills acquired from the week before. There will be fun and easy projects to complete each week.  Bring sewing machine in good working order. Materials fee of $75 payable to the instructor at class includes all materials. Ages 18+

Blazo-Leavitt Homestead Tour


with Peter Cyr

Calendar Oct 21, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

The Blazo-Leavitt Homestead was built by William Blazo in North Parsonsfield. The ell--with one large chimney--was built in 1812. The main section of the house--with four more chimneys--was added in 1817. It is a two-story Portsmouth Federal-style home with elaborate doorways, ornate interior woodwork, a Palladian window over the front door, and a large central hall. It was in the same family until 1974. From 1977 until 2008, the homestead went through four different owners. From 2008 until late 2013, the structure was vacant. The present owner has been in the process of restoring the homestead since November 2013. It is now finished! The Rufus-Porter type murals and graining by artist Sandy Howe are outstanding. The Blazo-Leavitt Homestead is located on Route 160 South in North Parsonsfield, diagonally across the street from the Parsonsfield Seminary.  Please note: There is no charge for this tour, but donations benefitting the Parsonsfield-Porter Historical Society can be contributed at the time of the tour.(Ages 18+)

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Creative Writing: A Story of your Life or Town
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Creative Writing: A Story of your Life or Town


with Valerie Egar

Calendar Oct 3, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Everyone has a story or so they say…Ms. Valerie Egar, the author of Snickertales (, is offering another writing class this fall to generate interest in recording memories of the community. Topics or writing prompts might include ‘what it was like growing up on a farm’, or "a teacher/coach/friend that made a difference", or even "a camping/hunting/fishing story that was unforgettable". Share a memory and make it last! Ages 18+

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



with Barbara Bouchard

Calendar Oct 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Playing cribbage, like most card games, is a great way to spend time with new friends while practicing your mental math skills. Barbara Bouchard, a favored Sacopee Valley retired teacher, will share her experiences of years of playing competitive Cribbage by talking of the history, the simple rules, the unique scoring, and how Cribbage got its name. And yes, we will play a game! (Ages 18+)

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