April 20, 2018
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Learning center to offer spring classes

TRESCOTT — The Cobscook Community Learning Center is offering a wide range of spring classes. Anyone interested in taking a class may register online at www.thecclc.org or call 733-2233.

Spring offerings include:

— Borage Herbs for Women’s Health with Amy Zipperer, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 20. Discuss and make a variety of tinctures, teas, balms, oils and infusions that are helpful for situations unique to women. Participants will taste, smell and make medicine with herbs that are especially helpful to women of varying ages. The course fee is between $2 and $20, with a materials fee of $8.

— Healthy Cooking with Tim Roy, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, lunch included. Navajo stew with flatbread and a baby green salad with homemade dressing are on the menu. Roy is a survivor of prostate cancer. He switched to a vegan diet to help prevent the reoccurrence of cancer and wants to share what he has learned about cooking and health with others. The cost for this course is between $2 and $20, plus a $3 materials fee.

— Family First: Parents Are Teachers, Too. A six-session educational series for parents and their young children will begin Wednesday, March 24, and continue on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month through June 9. Parents and their children, ages birth to 5, are invited to get together at noon for a brown-bag lunch and play time for children followed by a workshop 1-2 p.m. The Family Fun Series topics include: making your own baby food, March 24; family cuisine, April 14; pottery, April 28 and May 12; family music activities, May 26; and outdoor fun, June 9. The series is free. Families are encouraged to contact the CCLC if they need transportation or if they can offer to help with rides.

— Grow Your Own Organic Garden, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 1. Carly DelSignore of Tide Mill Organic Farm and Carol Bryan of Scythe Supply will get participants started with an organic garden for this growing season. This session is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. A $5 fee goes directly to MOFGA to cover materials.

— Fly Tying with Blair Tinker, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 6 to May 4. A five-session class on the art of fly tying. The fee for this class is between $10 and $100, and there will also be a list of materials for participants on registration.

— Cables: A Knitting Skills Workshop with Jane Cook, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, April 10 and 17. During this class, participants will learn to make a pair of fingerless wrist warmers that feature a prominent cable pattern as well as other skills. The cost for this session is between $6 and $60, and a materials list can be found on the CCLC’s Web site or by calling the center.

— Beginning Chain Saw Class with Chouan Strongin, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17. A comprehensive workshop for beginners on the use and maintenance of a chain saw. This course will include maintenance and care, safety gear and procedures, and basic techniques for using this tool. Participants in this session must be 18 or older and must bring their own saw and basic safety gear. A complete list of what you’ll need can be found on the CCLC’s Web site. This course is limited to six people, and the fee is between $6 and $55.

— Introduction to Spinning with Beth Roy and Laurie Baird, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 1. An interactive workshop to learn the basics of turning raw fleece into finished yarn including working with a spinning wheel. No experience necessary. This class is limited to 6 participants. The course fee is between $3 and $30, with a materials fee of $10.

— Boating Safety Course with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 5–26. This course will teach participants how to operate and maintain a boat. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will be covered. Upon successful completion of a final exam, along with attendance at every session, participants will receive a boating safety certificate. The fee for this course, which goes directly to the U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary, is $30 and includes all materials.

Registration or more information for any of the classes can be found at www.thecclc.org, by e-mailing cclc@thecclc.org or by calling 733-2233.

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