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Maine's Death with Dignity Act


with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm

There is still a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation about Maine's compassionate end-of-life care option. Many providers and patients in Maine are still not familiar with Maine's Death with Dignity Act. In effect since September 2019, the law permits physicians to practice medical aid-in-dying under specific circumstances. Know the facts and, if qualified, the right to access medical aid in dying if they choose. Join this class to get fact-based information and all the details you need to know about Maine's law, how to have the conversation with your physician, and how to qualify for the law or support your loved one who may be qualifying.

A recent attendee said, "This was a very informative class and I am glad I attended.  It is good for patients, caregivers and healthcare workers."

The day before the Zoom meeting an email will be sent out to all who register with the Zoom meeting ID and passcode.

Northern Viewpoint Book Club - March - "The Last Carolina Girl"


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm

A searing book club novel for fans of Where the Crawdad's Sing and The Girls in the Stilt House following one girl fighting for her family, her body, and her right to create a future all her own

Some folks will do anything to control the wild spirit of a Carolina girl...

For fourteen-year-old Leah Payne, life in her beloved coastal Carolina town is as simple as it is free. Devoted to her lumberjack father and running through the wilds where the forest meets the shore, Leah's country life is as natural as the Loblolly pines that rise to greet the Southern sky.

When an accident takes her father's life, Leah is wrenched from her small community and cast into a family of strangers with a terrible secret. Separated from her only home, Leah is kept apart from the family and forced to act as a helpmate for the well-to-do household. When a moment of violence and prejudice thrusts Leah into the center of the state's shameful darkness, she must fight for her own future against a world that doesn't always value the wild spirit of a Carolina girl.

Set in 1935 against the very real backdrop of a recently formed state eugenics board, The Last Carolina Girl is a powerful and heart-wrenching story of fierce strength, forgotten history, autonomy, and the places and people we ultimately call home.


Sourdough Starter


with Bethany Huoppi

Calendar Next session starts Mar 8, 2024 at 5 pm
2 additional sessions through Mar 22, 2024

If you have wanted to start making sourdough but didn't know where to start, or if you almost started but got overwhelmed with the process, come join me for a Sourdough Beginners class!

This two part class will allow you to bake a sourdough boule from start to finish as well as learning how to feed and maintain your starter.  You will be leaving with an established starter and your sourdough boule, along with a packet with the boule recipe we will be using, discard recipes, and helpful tips and tricks.

*We will be learning how to bake the loaf open-bake, but we will discuss baking in a dutch oven during class as this is the ideal method* 

Friday Night, 5 - 8pm:-

Feed Starter

-Make Dough

-Stretch and Folds

Saturday Morning, 8 - 11am:

-Stretch and Folds

-Form Dough

-Score Dough


Take Homes:

-Packet w/ Boule Recipe, Discard Recipes, Starter Instructions, and Tips and Tricks

-Sourdough Boule

-Established Sourdough Starter

**We can only take 8 people at a time.  If this class fills up we will create a waiting list.  Anyone one the waiting list will get into the next class.**

Ceramics: Hatchling Chick


with Melissa Corbin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2024 at 6 pm

This adorable baby chick is great for Easter or if you love chickens!  He sits 4-3/4"H x 3-1/4"W.  Perfect for any table, desk or shelf!

We will be spraying the project with a clear acrylic coating.

ServSafe - Proctored Exam Only


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 16, 2024 at 4 pm
1 additional session on May 18, 2024

If you only need to take the ServSafe exam because you have already completed the necessary training, you may register to have your test proctored at our center.

If you need the training, please register for the class & exam session.

Ceramics: Bunny Gnome


with Melissa Corbin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2024 at 6 pm

Hop into Spring with this adorable Bunny gnome.  He is the cutest little gnome and would make an adorable addition to any Easter display.

Dimensions: 4" x 5-1/2" x 9-3/4".

We will be spraying the ceramic pieces with clear glaze. 

Pasta Classes


with Jennifer Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm
4 additional sessions through Apr 23, 2024

Want to make your own pasta?  Then we have the classes for you!  Join us as Jennifer teaches you how to make your own pasta!  Each week you will learn something new.  The final week will be a tasty dessert.  

You can choose to do all of the classes or pick and choose what classes you would like to do.  Each class is $25.  

Jennifer has loved cooking since childhood.  She is 1/2 Italian and grew up in the kitchen.  She loves cooking from scratch and trying new foods. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.  She resides in Mapleton with her Husband and has 3 grown children.  

Week 1-- Hand made Egg Pasta with olive oil and garlic

Week 2-- Hand made Potato Gnocchi and Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Butter

Week 3-- Hand made Ravioli with Garlic Tomato Cream Sauce 

Week 4 -- Hand made Colored Pastas 

Week 5-- Bonus Recipe-- Tiramisu

Ceramics: Bunny Bowl


with Melissa Corbin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm

Isn't this bunny bowl adorable???  Just look at those little feet!  Paint him and put lots of candy in his bowl for everyone to enjoy.  Keep him out year around or just for Easter.  

Dimensions 4-1/2" x 5-1/4" x 8-1/2"

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