Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mark Your Calendar! Classes, Classes; Classes!

Hello again,

Here are some great events courtesy of Skillin's:

September 20—Cumberland Farmer’s Market, Greely High School, Cumberland 8:30-12 NoonBarbara Holt of Skillin’s Cumberland will be speaking about dividing, relocating and transplanting plants (8:30), beneficial pruning (9:20), putting your beds to rest (10:00) and composting (10:50). Q & A to follow each session.

September 20th and 21st: The 2008 Common Ground Country Fair in Unity Maine! Skillin’s has advance tickets on sale! Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for mature gardeners ages 65 and over, kids 12 and under get in free.

Hey advance notice! No one but you knows about this but we have just put the finishing touches on our October-November Classes and Events. Here they are:

Our free classes will be held Saturdays at 9 AM & 1 PM (unless otherwise stated). Space is limited and these classes are popular so reserve soon for the classes of your choice. Call Brunswick 442-8111 or 1-800-339-8111, Falmouth 781-3860 or 1-800-244-3860, Cumberland 829-5619 or 1-800-348-8498 to register. You may also drop us a note at; just specify the store, date and time and we will sign you up!

Class participants receive a special Skillin’s 10% discount coupon for use on the weekend of your class.


4th Floral Arranging (9 AM & 1 PM)

Come see why fresh floral arranging is our most popular class. Skillin’s is consistently chosen as Maine’s Favorite Florist—let us show you why. You get to take home what you make! There is a $15 fee to cover materials—and that is a bargain!

11th Birds in the Back Yard (9 AM Falmouth and Brunswick; 1 PM Cumberland)

Gardening is great! And birding is awesome—they really go hand in hand; 2 outdoor activities that attract people of the same feather. Ha Ha Ha! Let us show you how to attract and keep the finest of our feathered friends.

11th The Journal (Cumberland 9 AM, Falmouth 12 NOON, Brunswick 3 PM)

Can we talk about notations? Can we look back so we can look forward? How about photos so we can see and maybe even see differently next time? Let’s record what we have done and plan on what we will do. Join KCB of Skillin’s Garden Log fame and let’s learn together about how to be impulsively organized. It’s time.

18th Skillin’s Kids and Family Day (9 AM & 1 PM)

Join us for great kids activities like pumpkin carving and kid gardening activities. We will help the kids while you shop as 10% of all proceeds from Oct 18 will be given to the Good Shepherd Food Bank-No one should go hungry in Maine. Check out Pumpkins, bulbs, candles, houseplants and more are all here at Skillin’s!

25th Beds to Rest (9 AM & 1 PM)

Getting a good winters rest makes the Spring look brighter. Let us share with you how to get your perennials, roses and shrubs tucked away for winter.


1st Holiday Fun (9 AM & 1 PM)

It is never too early to start. Learn how to make your own gorgeous holiday wreath. There is a $15 fee for this class! You get to bring home the beautiful wreath you make!

8th Holiday Arrangements (9 AM & 1 PM)

Get hands on experience. We will show you how to make boxwood trees for the holidays! There is a $20.00 fee for this class. Special encore class at Falmouth on November 10 @ 5 PM.

15th and 16th Skillin’s Annual Christmas Open House

Demonstrations, great ideas, refreshments, door prizes and loads and loads of great holiday stuff and more! Good deals and fun abound so come check us out!

22nd Deck Your Halls (9 AM & 1 PM)

If trimming your tree, decorating your fireplace mantle or hall have you scratching your head, let the experts at Skillin’s show you the tricks of the trade, Plus don’t know how to make a bow, we will devote time to show you how.

If your group of 10 people or more would like to book any of our classes for a time and day that best suits you please call for scheduling and reservations.

Four Part Landscape Design Series (Falmouth Oct 21, 28, Nov 5, 12 10 AM) (Brunswick Oct 22, 29, Nov 6, 13 9 AM)

What a great chance to get a jump start on plotting how to landscape your home the right way! This class always sells out quickly in the winter so we are bringing you some new dates to choose from. Class fee is $40—you will have a great landscape plan at the finishPlease contact us via phone or email with any garde

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