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YIN YOGA NIDRA via ZOOM S3
with Mary Schwoerer, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education
Yoga Nidra literally means “yogic sleep”. This ancient technique uses guided meditations to bring you into deep states of conscious relaxation. Yoga Nidra is an effective method for relieving stress; easing anxiety. It is a systematic practice of moving awareness from our external world to the inner world; allowing the body and; mind to restore, rest, heal deeply. Yoga Nidra is done lying down in stillness while the instructor guides you. Please arrive on ZOOM with a yoga mat, chair, water bottle, comfortable clothing, pillow, and blanket for a restorative experience you will delight in. CLASS WILL BE VIA ZOOM
INSTRUCTOR: MARY SCHWOERER
Chain Saw Safety for Women (Sat.)
with Tina Scheer & Michelle Braley, RSU 24 Adult Education
Local logging sports athlete/promoter "Timber" Tina Scheer (Great Maine Lumberjack Show) and arborist Michelle Braley will teach women how to operate a saw! They will teach you everything from starting the saw, operating it safely, fixing simple problems on the chain saw, filing a chain, cutting a small tree and de-limbing it, cutting your own firewood and doing it for yourself with confidence! Then it's into the woods to practice cutting safely with guidance from your instructors. This is a hands-on class. Expect a FUN atmosphere with expert knowledge!! Students may bring their own chainsaw and safety equipment if they have them, otherwise, equipment will be provided.
Please bring a bag lunch and drink to class.
This class will be held outside rain or shine.
Folk Art Rug Hooking
with Janet Conner, BS, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
Low-tech, simple and lots of fun!
Learn rug hooking from start to finish with every step demonstrated. Easily incorporate rovings, hand-spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques, and embellishments after mastering the basics. Discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking and learn about finding and preparing materials and research sources for design inspiration. Choose a small mat or chair pad from a variety of simple kits, which include hook, instructions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand-dyed wools ($41-$60, payable to instructor in class).
Required: Proof of registration. Bring lunch and a pair of sharp fabric scissors. Review designs/kits at jconnerhookedrugs.com. Email email@example.com at the time of registration specifying your kit choice(s).
Janet Conner, BS in Art Education, Moore College of Art & Design, is a member of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists. She exhibits regionally and at ME Fiber Arts Center. Janet’s and her students' rugs have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and Finishing Hooked Rugs. Janet published Rug Hooking Traditions with James & Mercedes Hutchinson in 2016. In 2020, she published Magnificent Hooked Rugs inspired by Western Art History. She teaches throughout the US and internationally.
HeartSaver CPR, AED, First Aid Adult, Child Certification
with John Coffin, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education
HeartSaver CPR, AED, First Aid Adult, Child Certification
If life-saving techniques might be part of your job, the Red Cross-approved Heartsaver training for adults and intfants covers CPR, first aid, and AED.
Stretching for All Ages - Live Online
with HanaKyle Moranz, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
As we age we lose flexibility. Discover why stretching the major muscle groups just minutes each day is beneficial! Learn how to do it safely and effectively. We will stretch standing, sitting and laying down, including the best way to stretch your lower back, the easiest neck stretch in the world and a great way to relieve tension in your shoulders. Leave with a short sequence to stretch and mobilize your muscles and joints on your own, anytime. Wear comfortable clothing you can stretch in.
Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/
HanaKyle Moranz is a bodyworker, personal trainer and movement maven who specializes in working with people with chronic pain to increase resilience in activities of daily life.
BUILDING COMMUNITY: A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE
with Don Kauber, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education
Join us for this discussion group based on the Socratic style of critical thinking. Bring ideas, questions, concerns, and dreams as we brainstorm, discuss, and “engage in a common quest.”
GWRLT Hike Series: Wildflower ID Walk, Orris Falls Conservation Area, South Berwick
with Great Works Regional Land Trust, Marshwood Adult & Community Education
Wildflower ID walk with naturalist and science teacher, Sue Pike. Visit Orris Falls Conservation Area, located in the Tatnic region of South Berwick and Wells. The diverse habitat features beaver wetlands, the gorge of Orris Falls, the Littlefield Homestead, a large glacial erratic aptly named Balancing Rock, and the Big Bump. Recommended gear: pants, layers on top, either running shoes or hiking boots, and walking or hiking sticks if you’re unsteady on your feet. Bring water and a light snack. Hikes are limited to 25 people.
Please Register at the link below!
Nature Hike & StoryTime Adventure
with Kelli Gilzow Stowell, Augusta Adult and Community Education
We are delighted to share this blooming time of the year with a FREE outdoor adventure intertwined with a family literacy initiative!
Augusta Adult and Community Education has paired with Augusta Parks and Recreation for this Nature Hike & StoryTime event!
Saturday, May 6th, 2023
10:00a until 12:00 NOON, arrive early
A nature hike adventure awaits, tailored for families and children ages 4-10 year olds and offers scavenger hunt activities.
BYOGear for muddy trail conditions or Register for GearShare*
Weather permitting, we will enjoy a read along our travels.
Warm beverages and light snacks will be provided.
Although FREE: Registration is required so we can be prepared and use this for communication regarding the event.