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with Peter Cowin
Peter Cowin, A.K.A., The Bee Whisperer, will teach a one day class designed for those planning or considering starting to keep honeybees. The class will entail 4 hours in the class room learning basic equipment, husbandry, where to locate hives and how to care for the bees, harvesting your own honey and to get them through their first winter. Weather permitting, students will open hives in the afternoon and see everything alive and buzzing. Protective equipment provided for the day, please come wearing long pants, sleeves and closed toes footwear. A full range of equipment will be available for sale so you can be prepared to order bees and start beekeeping!
Canine Good Manners
with Kathy Hoppe
This is an operant/clicker based training class. Our goal is to teach the handler how to communicate with their dog to teach them acceptable living with people behaviors. This class is a basic training class. This class is non-refundable.
with Barry Madore
Golf 1 is for the beginning player. Learn all the basic skills; the grip, the swing and the clubs, to enjoy the game of golf. The course also teaches the rules of golf, golf course etiquette and how to keep score. Students must have their own golf clubs.
with Barry Madore
Golf II is for golfers with experience who want to improve and lower their handicap. The course focuses on eliminating any bad habits and perfecting golf swing. Students will learn about course management and the rules of golf.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with . MOFGA
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Star City Splash & Dash Club
A Splash and Dash is a fun and fast-growing sport that combines running and swimming. The focus is on Participation rather than competition. The swim is a 100 meter swim, and the run is 1 mile long. Kids will spend 4 weeks training and practicing for the end event which will be held on April 5th, 13th, 26th and May 3rd. Practices are not mandatory, come every week, or only come when you can! Splash and Dash club runs Friday's after school from 3-5pm at Gentile Hall at UMPI. This is open to all children between the ages of 8-12. Students will be bused there from school and parents will need to pick up promptly at 5pm. Snacks will be provided. All participants are responsible for bringing their own swimsuits, towels, and dry change of clothes and sneakers. The cost for this 6 week club, including registration fee for the Biathlon and a club t-shirt and Biathlon t-shirt is $35.00. There is also a daily drop in fee, not including the event registration or a t-shirt for $5.00.