TRESCOTT, Maine — The Cobscook Community Learning Center has gathered an outstanding array of artists to demonstrate their crafts to the school children of eastern Washington County on Thursday and Friday, October 11th and 12th. These field trips, which last year drew students from 23 schools,… Read More
    The Downeast Spring Birding Festival brings together the Cobscook Community Learning Center, the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine wilderness guides and ecologists, and participants from across the country for one long weekend of birding and fun. Get out your binoculars and get ready to see Atlantic puffins, Boreal… Read More
    RiceFest: Celebrating the Arts! Cobscook Community Learning Center invites Washington County schools to discover local arts, crafts and culture during American Craft Week 2012 in “recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy.”… Read More
    Writing History Poetry Mondays, September 17- October 1, 6:30-8pm Writing History Poetry with Valerie Lawson & Michael Brown. History may be local and personal; we all know unique stories and local lore that contributes to the larger historical record. Drawing on our own sources, as well… Read More
    Basic Music Theory: Do you already read music, sing or play an instrument, but want to understand how a song is put together? John Newell, pianist & composer, will help you learn about the “grammar” of music: how chords and melodies are organized in creating a song. The… Read More
    RAISING THE BAR: An Exploration of Self-Sufficiency: this course focuses on a personal examination of our relationship with the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual presence. Participants will be encouraged to discuss existing and potential strengths and weaknesses in each of these four states of the human condition. The… Read More
    How to Knit Socks: Can you knit? Can you purl? Students will learn all the techniques needed to make socks by making a small sample in class. We will supply the yarn. Bring #6 wooden double pointed needles, or we will have some available for purchase for $7.00. Read More
    Little River Lighthouse Stories with Delia Mae Corbett Farris: Delia Mae Farris will delight lighthouse and island lovers, parents and children over 10 with stories, photos and artifacts about one of the several stations kept by many generations of her family. The stories of these experiences flow from… Read More
    Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Students will learn to prepare their backing, draw a pattern, hook a design and bind off. All materials will be supplied. Instructor: Beth Roy & Linda Courtney Saturday, November 3, 10 am – 2 pm, Class fee: $32, Materials fee: $20… Read More
    Learn to Knit Mittens: For students knowing the basics of knitting – you will learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles, how to rib, and how to make a thumb gusset while making a child-sized mitten. Bring #4 wooden double pointed needles, or we… Read More
    Sacred Harp Singing, or shape-note singing, is a form of a cappella sacred music that became popular in America during the early nineteenth century. It started in New England, but it was the singings in the Southern states that kept the tradition alive. Now, shape note singing is… Read More
    Wood Carving: Canoe Paddle, Bowl & Spoon: Canoe paddles will be carved from local in this workshop, in either Traditional Otter or Beaver Tail design. Participants will start with a 1” X 6” x 6’ spruce blank, sawn to shape, to work with. The blanks will be further… Read More
    Traditional Pack Basket & Root Basket Making: Pack baskets were traditionally used while trapping, ice fishing, collecting herbs and plants, and as a pack-basket on canoe trips. This workshop will lead you through creating a complete basket from the base supports to the pack straps. Root baskets were… Read More
    Mushroom Walk: The natural history of mushrooms and their role in ecosystems will be the focus of this day’s outing, but every species is different so “you can never tell what’s going to come up on a fungus walk”. “Having a group look for, find and really discover… Read More