RANGELEY – Maine Guide Tom Hooke will give a historical presentation on basket-making during the Natural Science Program from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at Wilhelm Reich Museum’s outdoor classroom on Dodge Pond Road.

Hooke will explain the tree selection process as well as demonstrate the splitting and preparing of splints. He will offer an array of traditional Native American baskets from the late Joseph Knockwood.

Participants will not have the opportunity to make their own basket, but the steps on how to get started will be outlined.

Attendance is free. There may be some hiking involved, so comfortable shoes, bug spray and a bottle of water are suggested.

Safe paddling

AVON – SAD 58 Adult and Community Education will offer a one-day safe paddling clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Opportunity Center of North Franklin County.

The class will take place on Bobby Pond and will cover topics in proper operation and safety, Maine laws, emergencies and survival in cold water, first aid and environmental ethics.

Cost of the course is $10 a person for ages 12 and up and includes certification in boating safety on successful completion. Participants may bring their own equipment if desired. Preregistration is required. The instructor will be Rick Rogers.

For more information or to register, call the office of Adult and Community Education at 678-2701, ext. 226, no later than Aug. 1 or visit the Web at

Career programs

WILTON – The following programs will be offered at the Wilton CareerCenter during August:

Applications/work history/references from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

Interviewing Skills from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

Test of Adult Basic Education from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.

General Aptitude Test Battery from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Career Decision-Making from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Career Ability Placement survey from 10:30 to noon Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Essential of College Planning and Study Skills from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Call 1-800-281-3703 to register for this session.

There is no charge for any of the classes. Call 645-5800 or toll free 1-800-982-4311 to register.

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