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Beginner Beekeeping


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Sep 30, 2017 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

This class fills quickly, so please register early!

Join the “Bee Whisperer”, Peter Cowin, as he covers the basics of beekeeping. Learn about bees, equipment and the gear needed to get started, how to establish new hives, pests and diseases of honeybees, seasonal management of beehives in Maine, and of course, honey production.

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $44

Instructor bio: Peter has kept honeybees since the age of 11, and now runs 100 hives in Hampden. He is president of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, and is on the MSBA swarm team.


Student Feedback

 “Everything about this class was wonderful. I highly recommend!”

“Very informative. Material was engaging and presenter did a wonderful job explaining tricky points.”

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CDL Career Night


with Nancy Frost

Calendar Nov 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Commercial Driving License (CDL): Career Night

Any CDL Student or person with a Class B driving license is invited to come talk with truck driving companies looking to hire. Join us and leave with a new career!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Location: PDC, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Registration: FREE, but please call to register or register online!


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CDL Class B: Dump Truck or Bus


with Nancy Frost

Calendar Sep 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class prepares you to meet Maine DMV requirements and gives you the hands-on skills that employers demand. The course consists of 42 hrs of classroom instruction to prepare you for the CDL license process, including written and skills exam. The 30 hours of one-on-one range instruction will prepare you for the road test.

In addition to the cost of the course, a $35 permit fee, payable to the Secretary of State, is due by the second class.

Additional endorsements of Bus, Tank and Hazmat are $10 each. For the bus driving endorsement you must be over 21, have a clean driving record and get a physical exam at your own expense.

Instructor: Nancy Frost

Orientation: September 21, 2017, 6-7 pm

Classes meet on the following dates and times:

Thursdays: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 (5:45-9 pm) Saturdays: 9/30, 10/7, 10/21 (8-2:30 pm)

Driving time arranged individually with Instructor

Location: PDC, 75 North Road, Readfield

Registration: $1,900

Payment plans are available. Contact Steve Vose, Adult Ed Director, for more information. 685-4923 x1009


Payment plan available: $200 deposit plus 4 payments of $425.00

Welding Basics


with Ian Hippler

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This class teaches professional welding skills and technology for those wishing to enter the welding profession or a technical college program. Hobbyists welcomed. No previous welding experience is required. Each class includes approximately 30 minutes of theory and safety training and 2 hours of hands-on welding.

Safety glasses, welding gloves, and leather boots required. Book and supply fees are due at registration.

Instructor: Ian Hippler

10 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm

Begins: September 27, 2017

Location: MCHS

Registration: $129 Book rental fee $40, Lab fee $30 Total due at registration: $199


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