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The Gradual Yes Method of Sales (for Authors)


with Jane Karker

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm, runs for 1 week

Promoting a book is a marathon, not a sprint, and authors can often get overwhelmed before they even begin. You will get information on traditional and Internet book marketing and ways to avoid burnout with tools to break down marketing tasks into realistic steps. These tools are used with the “Gradual Yes Method”—ten basic sales truths specifically for authors.

Jane Karker is owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative and Custom Museum Publishing Inc., with over twenty years of experience in the printing and publishing industry.

This is a required course for anyone applying for a crossbow hunting license. It covers the history of crossbows, responsibility and ethics, shooting and handling, laws and safety, and special concerns. A test will be administered and certification awarde


with Glenn Riker

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The Online Course requires that students complete the knowledge portion of the course online prior to attending the skills and exam sessions (2 classes). The online portion of the course takes approximately 7 hours to complete. Students complete quizzes and an exam as they do the online course and are provided with a voucher to attend the skills and exam sessions upon completion of the online exam.

In the skills and exam sessions students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%. Students must complete the online course and provide their voucher number to attend the skills and exam sessions. Students must also bring the voucher to the first class. Please visit to complete the free online portion of the course. Registration and payment are required in advance for skills and exam sessions. Register early!


Watercolors for Beginner & Intermediate Students


with Debra Arter

Calendar Mar 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A little bit of something for everyone: color basics, still life, landscape, abstraction, and various techniques with emphasis on fun in the process. This class is for beginners or those with little watercolor experience. Individual projects will be encouraged. Paper is available from the instructor for a nominal fee. Materials list provided upon registration.

Debra Arter holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years.


Full Course

What's App? - Saving Money with Your Cell Phone


with Debra Arter

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Saving money and time is now as close as your cell phone! In this one night seminar, instructor Debra Arter will introduce you to sites and apps that can help you get the best deal on everything from clothing to travel to groceries.

Some apps do not require spending any money to accumulate points to use toward gift cards or gas! Want to learn where to park your money and earn over 1.30% interest; how to make sure you do not ever pay ATM fees; about significant benefits you can get as a retired person or a student? Learn how to track what you spend easily, avoid late fees and set up a budget that works for you using software designed for the cell phone user. You can even turn your phone into an automatic investment and philanthropy tool.

Many handouts provided as well as in class hands-on demonstrations. Bring an Android Phone or iPhone with you to class.

Debra Arter has been using and expanding her expertise in online savings. She is not sponsored by any company or organization.

Woodworking Unplugged


with Rick Gallion

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for beginning and more advanced woodworkers. We will build a small, useful piece of furniture using only hand tools. You will learn basic joinery and use hand saws, hand planes, marking knives, chisels and scrapers. On completion you will have a project to take home and brag about. All tools provided. There will be a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His new shop is designed as a teaching facility. All classes will be held at the Clary Lake Woodworking School at 777 Gardiner Road (Hwy 126), Jefferson. Class size is limited. Safety glasses provided for each class.

Full Course

Write to Finish


with Lee Heffner

Calendar Mar 5, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course is crafted for novelists and memoirists who struggle to overcome hurdles and blocks on the road to completion. We will work to enhance detail, character, and place for a solid draft and create a project plan to get to the finish line. The class includes but is not limited to the review process, editing, readers, and submission. Get the tools to bring your book to fruition.

Lee Heffner began working with creatives in 1995 andtransitioned into writing in 1998. She specializes in one-on-one coaching sessions to help individual writers overcome creative hurdles and wrote her book, “Write to Finish”, to support that work.

Yoga - Session 2


with Dianne Daniels

Calendar Apr 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This Hatha style yoga class will help you relax and refresh with strengthening and stretching. Dianne provides easy to follow instructions suitable for all levels of expertise. Please bring a mat and a towel to class. Dianne Daniels has a master’s degree in exercise physiology, and has been working in the fitness field for over 25 years. She is the author of two published books, Exercises for Osteoporosis and Pilates Perfect.

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