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Siege at the State House – book discussion
with Mac Smith, Kittery Adult Education
Discuss Siege at the State House, the true story of a coup in Augusta, Maine in 1879. The several-week occupation culminated in a showdown between armed rebels and Civil War hero General Joshua Chamberlain standing on the State House steps, exposing his chest, and daring any man present to settle the standoff with violence, if they dared.
13 Types of Yeast Rolls!
with Deb Arter, Merrymeeting Adult Education
Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? Deb Arter will teach you how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls, as well as an economically savory braid that comes together quickly. No discounts. $10 material fee included.
Advanced Beginner Guitar
with Travis Taylor, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education
For those who have taken Beginning Guitar or have some experience playing, expand your repertoire. Learn more first position chords, songs and tips on spicing up your strumming techniques.
Required: Proof of registration, nylon or steel stringed guitar, soft or medium picks, a tuner, and Hal Leonard Guitar Method Complete Edition: Book 1, 2 & 3 by Will Schmid and Greg Koch (approx. $15).
Travis Taylor has been playing the guitar for 20 years and with a local band for eight plus. He has been teaching guitar in the Saco school district for the past 10 + years.
America's Boating Course
with Craig Shipp, RSU 24 Adult Education
Learn the fundamentals of safe boating and earn certification for states that require boating education before operating a watercraft (Maine does not have this requirement, except for personal watercraft). Class covers safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, knots and lines, and more! The information is useful for operators of all types of watercrafts (power, sail, paddle) and is applicable for both ocean and freshwater boating. The course includes an examination for certification, if you so desire.
A materials/administration for the course is $10. Should students wish to purchase the manual, the fee is $26. These costs should be made payable by cash or check ("Penobscot Bay Sail and Power Squadron") to the instructor at the first class.
This course is sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Chapter of the US Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club.
About your instructor: Craig Shipp is US Coast Guard-licensed captain for up to 100 gross-ton vessels in near coastal waters. He operates a boat-charter touring business, based in Steuben, and works part-time on the Bar Harbor and Cranberry Isle ferries. Additionally during the summer, he volunteers as a monitor skipper for the Maine Island Trail Association, looking after a number of offshore islands from Stonington to Cobscook Bay.
Culinary Herb Gardening Messalonskee W23
with Pat Michaud, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
We will discuss selecting, growing, and harvesting herbs, and how to use them in cooking. Join us and learn how to make your garden even more beautiful as well as useful with herbs. Limit 10 students.
Hampden - Watercolor Mountains Paint Night
with Obrianna Cornelius, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership
Watercolor Mountains Paint Night - Hampden Academy
This one night paint and sip style class is intended for people who want a fun and creative evening. The instructor is fun and easy to follow as she teaches you through creating your own painting. Join alone or invite a friend, this is a perfect environment to flex your artistic muscles and have fun! This will be a watercolor painting of a simple mountain scene. Feel free to improvise and choose your own colors while the teacher explains the method! So grab your coffee and and settle in for a fun night!
Thursday, April 27 6-8 pm
Course fee: $15
Materials fee: $15 paid directly to the instructor at the time of the class. (cash or check only)
Hampden - Yogalates Session 2
with Michelle Spencer, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership
Yogalates - Hampden Academy
Michelle Spencer, Holistic Health Provider
"This fun and dynamic class offers strength, mobility, and balance for all fitness levels. Modifications can be made as well as additional advanced postures for a full body workout. A Yoga-Pilates fusion class that includes a warm-up, standing and mat exercises, breathing and ends with relaxation. Please bring your own mat if you would like to get down on the floor. Props and accessories are provided by the instructor." This is a 6 week long class.
Session 2: Thursdays April 27 - May 1 6 - 7 pm
Course fee: $65
with Joan Grady, Portland Adult Education
As a system of physical and mental self-awareness, hatha yoga helps students to reduce stress and increase flexibility in a noncompetitive way. Students will learn basic yoga stretches that help to correct body alignment, improve posture, increase awareness of breathing patterns, and help to integrate the mind with the body. Students will also be introduced to meditation. The course is designed for all levels, and especially friendly for beginners. Great for toning the body and relaxing. Requirements: A towel, thick blanket or mat, and loose, comfortable clothing.