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Drawing Nature Up Close


with Evelyn Nitzberg, SWA, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

As a Gray Whale Census Biologist and Biological Illustrator I look closely, observe, and transfer what I see onto a two-dimensional surface.  The more we look deeply, the more we notice, the more information we can transfer and express.  Apply the Elements, Line, Shape, Value, and Texture to Draw what you see.  Use a magnified glass and your power of observation to draw natural objects.

Materials Fee:  $25 (If you have not taken her classes before).

(If you have taken her class before, bring your supplies and your Materials Fee is $10)

Line Dancing Session II


with Melissa Willemse, Gorham Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you like to dance and have a good time? Come on out and give line dancing a try! This class is tons of fun and a great way to get some exercise without knowing it. We will learn choreographed dances to the newest music, some country and much more. Our class will start super simple and we will kick it up a small notch at the end for those who really like a challenge or have already done this before. No experience or partner necessary. Students are asked to wear shoes without grips on the bottom. Melissa Willemse has been dancing for more than 25 years and began to teach five years ago to share her passion with others.

Session II, 6 classes, Tuesdays, 4/2 - 5/14 (no class on 4/16), 5:30pm-6:30pm, Village Gym, $66


MaineGeneral's Harm Reduction Program April W24


with Lauren Hunt, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

MaineGeneral's Harm Reduction Program leads training and conversation on Overdose Response and Narcan Administration. The presentation will begin by discussing what harm reduction means, and what opioids are, before identifying what an opioid overdose looks like. The training will then discuss steps for responding to an overdose, and close with a conversation about the Good Samaritan Law. Attendees are invited to ask any questions and/or share experiences throughout.

Every attendee will be offered a Narcan kit in addition to educational materials to leave the class with.

Pies & Tarts - Oh My!


with Debra Arter, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

If you have suffered through pastry mishaps or wondered what to do about running pie filling this may be the class for you.  In one evening, we will make a standard two crust pie as well as a fresh fruit tart that will get rave reviews every time you make it.  Hands on time with instruction, recipes, tips and liberal tasting opportunities assure that this is a class you won’t want to miss!  $10 materials fee paid to instructor will cover cost of sumptuous ingredients.  Class size limited!

Debra Arter grew up in the pie capital of Minnesota and learned about baking from her Home Economics teacher mother.  She has a trophy from the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest  Baking competition on her mantle and routinely enters country fair pastry contests.

Tai Chi


with Stephanie Dellavalle, Franklin County Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Tai Chi develops flexibility, strengthens joints and muscles and promotes the integration of body, mind and spirit through working towards learning a series of slow motion martial arts movements. Proven to improve balance, lower blood pressure and help with a series of physical ailments. Class will focus on learning the 1st several movements of the short form, with nei kung, eternal spring and meditation warm ups. 

Allergy Relief Shower Steamer


with Nancy Jusseaume, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 6 pm

Shower steamers are back, with a twist! This spring, Nancy will share how to make a shower steamer blend that will help offer relief for your springtime allergies.

Materials fee is $8, paid directly to the instructor. 

Materials for class:
Please bring a glass measuring cup (at least 2 cups) plus a spatula or spoon for stirring. 

*Brochure Correction*
Class is 6:00 - 8:00, not 5:30 - 6:45



with Dawna Marie Thorpe, Bangor Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This class is the follow up class to ASL I. No class on April 16.

Becoming a Backyard Herbalist


with Andrea Webb, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This series of five workshops is created for those who have heard the call of the familiar strangers growing all around us. It is offered with the conviction that health begins at home, within our communities, and engaging in the work of “healing thyself” is every human’s birthright. If you want to begin working with plants to support your health and well-being, this course is for you! You will leave empowered and confident in your ability to work with some of our most common and beloved herbal allies safely and effectively. We will dive into the basics of plant energetics, identification, ethical harvesting practices, creating herbal remedies with ingredients you can find in your cupboards (or at the local grocery store), as well as how to keep excellent notes to preserve and pass down your personal herbal traditions. This class is perfect for absolute beginners, as well as those who may have already begun their herbal journey. All classes will be recorded for the convenience of those registered. Each attendee will receive an extensive 50-plus page booklet filled with plant profiles, recipes and formulas, instructions and techniques, blank forms, and helpful charts. Classes will be recorded and available for all registrants to download. No class April 16.

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