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Snail Mail


with Sara Ottomano, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

For those that love to send and receive mail, this workshop is for you! We’ll make envelopes by hand and create stationary to match. It will be an evening of slowing down and taking the time to make postal art for friends and loved ones. While all materials will be provided, if you have a pair of scissors, please bring them. Students need to be 18 or older.

Spiritual Clearing and Cleansing


with Jeannie Sullivan, Kennebec Neighbors Adult Education Winthrop Site

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

Have you wondered how to clear your energy, space, or even stones?

In this class, Jeannie will give you lots of hands-on tips to not only clear your energy field, but also the space around you. We will also talk about ways to raise your vibration through the use of stones and crystals.

Tai Chi


with Barbara Cookson, LMT, Certified Tai Chi Instructor, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise and moving meditation, with many benefits to mental and physical health. In this 45 minute weekly class, you will be led through a Tai Chi Flow and learn The 8 Form for Beginners, a practice you can take with you to improve balance, strength, and a sense of calmness and well-being.  Instructor: Barbara Anne Cookson is a Health and Wellness Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, Motivational Speaker, and Certified Begin With BreathTai Chi Instructor

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Weaving a Life


with Germaine Koomen, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

Weaving a Life is a simple, symbolic weaving process suitable for both beginning and experienced weavers. This approach allows one to explore one’s possibilities through creating a series of simple weavings called keyforms. The keyforms – amulet, bowl, doll, belt, mask, sacred bundle, and shawl – are elemental forms common to all cultures throughout the world. They become physical manifestations of personal meaning for the one who creates them. The woven forms hold symbolic significance in themselves, and form a kind of vessel or template for the individual to create a unique and personal experience of a path to self-discovery. In this class you will weave an amulet, if there is enough student interest we will add sessions to weave other keyforms. Registration fee includes all materials.

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Chaga, the Famous Medicinal Mushroom


with David Spahr, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Chaga is a type of fungus that grows mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates. For centuries, it's been used as a traditional medicine in Northern European and Asian countries, mainly to boost immunity and overall health. In this class we will cover chaga facts, myths, and miscellany. We will explore all aspects of chaga fungus from finding and harvesting it down to the microscopic level of its many uses.

Home Buyers Workshop MARCH 12


with Deb Hibbard Brito, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Please join us to learn more about purchasing your first home! We will discuss some simple steps on what to expect and ways to move forward in the process. Materials will be provided from the Corey Scott Team for financing options. Looking to purchase a second home? We welcome you as well.


JAN 17, FEB 27, MARCH 12, OR APRIL 10 6:30-8pm ONLY $12!

Jazzercise! Section II


with Chelsea Hardy, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Don’t lose momentum now! Continue on your health and wellness journey!Build strong, lean muscles by combining a high-intensity dancing cardio session with a targeted toning portion that includes strength training as you explore two class formats: Cardio Sculpt and Power Sculpt. No class 4/9 or 4/16.

NOTE: Date changes due to snow day in Section I and facility conflict.

LOCATION CHANGE to Jameson Elementary, OOB.

Required: Proof of registration. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat, wear workout gear (comfortable, fitted, flexible fabrics are suggested) and supportive cross-trainers or athletic shoes.

Chelsea Hardy has been a certified Jazzercise instructor since 2016. Her favorite part about Jazzercise is that each class is a total body workout perfectly blending fitness and fun!

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Maine Death with Dignity Act


with Valerie Lovelace, Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm

There is still a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation about Maine's compassionate end-of-life care option. Many providers and patients in Maine are still not familiar with Maine's Death with Dignity Act. In effect since September 2019, the law permits physicians to practice medical aid-in-dying under specific circumstances.

Join this class to get fact-based informationm details you need to know about Maine's law, how to have the conversation with your physician, and how to qualify for the law or support your loved one who may be qualifying.  This is a live, online class using ZOOM.

Val was the grassroots leader and organizer from 2014 through passage of the law she co-authored in 2019. She is the founder and executive director of Maine Death with Dignity. Val believes people need good information to make good decisions. Val has been teaching adults in a variety of military and non-military organizations since 1981.

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