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with Sharon Surman, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
If you're a quilter, or you've always wanted to be, come and be a part of a group that inspires, shares, challenges and encourages you to grow and learn all things quilting. We use modern convenicnes, rotary cutters, rulers, sewing machines and precuts as well as yardage, seam rippers and some hand sewing. Bring a project you've always wanted to try or need help finishing or come ready to accept the challenge of a new class directed project. All levels of quilting are welcome.
Tools quilters LOVE: 100% Cotton fabric by the yard or for convenience and variety; Charm Packs, Fat Quarters and Jelly Rolls, Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat, Quilting Rulers 6"x24", 6"x6" & 12.5"x12.5", Quilting pins, Fabric Scissors (sharp) small nippers and large shears. Thread: Cotton/quilting in neutral colors, beige, off-white or gray.
Knitting & Crocheting
with Jayne Hart, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
The art of knitting/crocheting is making a comeback. Participants will master the skills of knitting and/or crocheting. Those who already have experience are welcome. Learn other techniques of knitting, such as cable, enterlac, domino, and lace knitting. Join us and enjoy an evening out with others who share a common interest. Participants will learn how to complete one of the following projects: hats, mittens, scarves or felting.
Please bring a pair of number eight (8) knitting needles and a light weight skein of yarn.
with Petra Prokopova, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Pilates is the Western and modern mind-boby movement exercise method related to the Eastern and ancient tradition of yoga. Pilates emphasizes spinal health and teaches rolling/stacking movement of the spine. It promotes core muscle stability aiding greatly in the prevention of back injuries and each pilates workout provides full-range motion exercises to build full mobility of the joints. In a pilates workout, you get to hold a pose in the setup of an excercise for a few seconds and then you move in a flow for a few repetitions.
Please bring a thick exercise/yoga mat for adequate cushioning of the spine or other tender points.
Some individuals may need other supporting props; I will assess the need during the first class.
Fly Fishing: Introduction
with Kevin Tracewski, RSU 24 Adult Education
*Please note that the date of this class is 2/29/2020. Please disregard the date in the printed catalog.
This course is designed to get you solidly grounded in the fundamentals needed to enjoy fly fishing. Topics covered include: tackle selection and assembly, knots, fly casting, fish foods, artificial flies, fly fishing strategies, entomology, and wading safety. After completing this course, you should have all the understanding and skills necessary to catch fish with a fly rod on your own. This course will be taught in Orono by Kevin Tracewski, a registered Maine guide and author of the bestselling book, A Fisherman's Guide to Maine.
*Please bring a bag lunch/snack and something to drink.
Center for Wildlife: Owls
with Maine Speaks, Noble Adult & Community Education
DA Hurd Library Presents: Maine Speaks!
Our beautiful non-releasable owl ambassadors show off their adaptations for night hunting. Learn about the variety of New England species, their habitats, diets, calls, and tips on how to spot them in the wild. Educators will also focus on their importance in balancing prey populations, current challenges, and how tohelp. Using our amazing non-releasable animal ambassadors and interactive displays, the phenomenal adaptations of owls will be explored and discovered. This hour long program will connect the audience with these beautiful ambassadors of their species as wellas provide their natural and personal histories and empower audience members to help to steward the environment that we all share.