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Become a Notary Public


with Amy Webster

Calendar Current session started Mar 30, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Are you interested in becoming a notary? Learn the steps needed to become a notary, including the application process, and discover everything you can do as a registered notary in Maine. The last week of the class will also go through how to perform weddings as a notary.

Introduction to Welding


with Jim Dochtermann

Calendar Next session starts Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This is an introductory course for beginners and hobbyists that are interested in learning the basics of GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding). We will discuss concepts of how welding works, safety, machine operation, and basic techniques in MIG welding. Bring: Appropriate clothing and footwear such as cotton-based clothing (non-synthetic, “old” clothing and jackets that you don’t mind getting damaged), leather boots, and hair ties for long hair. Other PPE such as welding helmets, gloves, and safety glasses will be provided but you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer to do so such as safety glasses that can fit over prescription glasses. Materials fee: $30

Full Course

Alfred Shaker Museum - How to Become a Docent


with Linda Aaskov

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2023 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week
The Alfred Shaker Museum opens up again in May and is looking for volunteers. Docents are so important for the museum to remain open. This informational session will go through the history of the Shakers, and cover what you need to know as a docent.

Drone Flying 101


with Jason Baldwin

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Interested in flying drones but don't know where to begin? Let's discuss the safety and legal aspects of flying a drone, including registration, preflight checks, and where you can and can't fly. The final class of the show will feature a flight demonstration!

Cribbage Club


with MCAL Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2023 at 3:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session

Join us for an afternoon of cribbage every Monday! This is a fun way to socialize during the winter. $5 a month

Due to interest, Cribbage Club will now take place every Monday! 

Gardening with Native Plants


with Stephanie Simpson

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 25, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Why should we plant natives instead of those which are invasive? What is an invasive plant and how it is harmful to the ecosystem? How do native plants benefit other plants and the insect and animal world? Where can we find native plants in York County? These questions will be explored during a discussion on natives. Bring your own questions for discussion.



with Brigit McCallum

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 26, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Tried composting and it didn't seem to work? Are you afraid of inviting pests if you try? There are some important ingredients to composting that make the difference in developing the "black gold" that can both transform your waste and nourish your gardens.

Build Your Own Computer


with Dave Lemaire

Calendar Next available session starts May 1, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class will explore basic computer science. We’ll get set up, then we will work on imaging, networking, SSH to enable remote access, creating a web server, and creating a media server. Once you register, we will send you a materials list for you to purchase everything you need for the class (estimated cost of materials is around $100-200).

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