Home and Garden




Landscaping For Wildlife Live Online

Discover the benefits of designing native habitats such as butterfly gardens and rain gardens. Native plant selection and identification, habitat requirements, and maintenance will be discussed.

Tuesday, September 21st. 7pm-9pm CT. $5

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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Is it Still a Good Time to Buy a Rental Property? Live Online

It is a great time to buy investment properties. Learn about locations, types of properties FHA, VA, and bank repo’s. We will also discuss finding renters, and the voucher program for low income families.

Wednesday, September 22nd. 7pm-9pm CT. $19

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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Down-Sizing? Tired of High Taxes and Shoveling? Live Online

Get top dollar for your home. Learn about real estate laws, what home inspectors look for, anticipated expenses, current financing for home buyers and more. Also, we’ll review a “Prepare for Sale Checklist” in class.

Wednesday, October 6th. 7pm-9pm CT. $19

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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Home Buying 101...Start Here Live Online

Ready to buy a new home? We’ll discuss getting started, how the process works, what you should look out for, anticipated expenses, types of financing and more.

Monday, October 11th. 7pm-9pm CT. $19

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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Buying Your First Home

This ME hoMEworks class, offered as a two-part Zoom webinar, covers the process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and others. Earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs, including USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have pen and notepad available.
Registration closes at noon on 11/18.
Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link.
Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

Saturdays and Sundays, November 21st-November 28th. 12pm-4:30pm ET. $30
Offered by Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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The Secret History of The Secret Garden: Online

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was an unlikely garden writer, particularly of the sort to inspire children. Still, The Secret Garden is a perennial favorite of gardeners. Burnett did not cultivate any substantial bit of earth until she was almost 50 years old. We will explore Burnett’s development as a gardener;her gardens in England, America, and Bermuda;and the origins and evolution of The Secret Garden. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Thursday, September 30th. 7pm-8pm CT. $20/$26

Offered by Chicago Botanic Garden Adult Education

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Woody Plants for Superior Fall Color: Online

Woody plants form the framework of our gardens by providing flowers, strong form, texture, winter interest, and significant fall coloration. As the garden heads into the last months of the growing season, vivid and engaging fall colors on our woody plants not only mark the season but become focal points and strong ornaments in our gardens and landscapes. You will explore the best woodies for consistently intense fall coloration and discuss how to use them in the garden. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Tuesday, October 12th. 6pm-8pm CT. $32/$40

Offered by Chicago Botanic Garden Adult Education

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Ghoulish Plants in Folklore: Online

Enjoy enchanting stories about spooky plants found in fairy tales and folklore. Discover the mystery of foxgloves, aconite, and other ghoulish plants. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Tuesday, October 26th. 6:30pm-8pm CT. $24/$30

Offered by Chicago Botanic Garden Adult Education

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Indoor Gardening with Herbs and Houseplants: Online

Learn how to select and nurture culinary herbs as well as a variety of popular and unusual houseplants that will brighten your home this winter. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Thursday, November 4th. 6pm-8pm CT. $32/$40

Offered by Chicago Botanic Garden Adult Education

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Growing Greens Indoors: Online

Explore the foundational tools needed to grow greens indoors. We will discuss materials needed (and alternatives) as well as ideal crop varieties, the benefits and drawbacks of direct sowing versus transplanting, and optimal conditions for successfully growing greens indoors. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Tuesday, November 16th. 6:30pm-8pm CT. $24/$30

Offered by Chicago Botanic Garden Adult Education

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Bird Buffet: 25 Backyard Feeder Birds: Online

Get to know your feathered outdoor dining guests. Learn about common resident and migratory birds. Bird feeding basics such as feeder and food selection, care, and the importance of offering water will be covered. Bird migration, citizen science, and other tips will be discussed. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance.

Saturday, November 6th. 10:30am-12pm CT. $24/$30.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Garden Adult Education

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