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Fly Fishing 101 5.16.24

$25

with Jeff Space, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn the basics of fly casting in this hands-on workshop. We will cover rods, reels and lines and what you will need to get started. In addition to the casting lesson we will cover the basic knots used, fly selections and how to fish them. We will also learn to read the stream or river you are fishing to find the most likely places to catch fish. The third lesson will continue with a stream side lesson on the St. George River on Saturday, June 1st. This will be optional to participants and weather dependent.

Will run

Get Golf Ready: Intermediate

$95

with Ed Balboni, Kennebec Neighbors Adult Education Winthrop Site

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is for the golfer with some game experience whose goals are to improve their golf game on the course, including strokes, positioning, a little game play. Students should bring their own clubs.

Will run

Wildflower Walk at Fuller Farm Preserve

$15

with Amy Witt, Horticulturist, Scarborough Adult Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you curious to learn more about the wildflowers and trees that make their home in the Maine woods? Come and meet the native wildflowers and trees along the trail at Scarborough's Fuller Farm Preserve. Our walk will incorporate plant folklore, identification, and the gifts that each plant has to share. Your instructor, Amy, is passionate about nature, plants, and all things connected to Mother Nature. She is a Naturalist, Horticulturist, and the Director of Earth Walkers.

Full Course

Lets Get Ready to GARDEN! - Class 5

$15

with Amy Wentworth, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 6 pm

Class 5 in the "Let's Get Ready to GARDEN" series

Have you been wanting to start a garden but aren't sure how to get started? Have your prior attempts at growing turned brown? If you've gardened before or not, would you like to plan your garden with a group of fellow plant and dirt lovers?

We will savor seed catalogs and packets, discuss various options for planting and garden design for whatever your situation. We will plan for starting seeds, purchasing plants, and transplanting. The class will cover the basics of garden care through the growing season, address individual questions/situations, and provide resources for you to continue your gardening adventures. There may even be some seedling swapping and a forum for celebrations and support outside of class.

Class 5 will go over:
Seedlings! Care and Planning for Planting


• Check in on their started seeds. Any challenges will be discussed
   for problem solving.
• Learn about direct seeding (outdoors).
• Learn about transitioning their seedlings outdoors.
• Develop a plan for their own growing spaces considering plant size
   at maturity, growing habits and plant needs.

Participants will be provided with Extension Office recommended practices for garden safety and hygiene and information the county Extension office and resources (soil testing, pest id, and more).

Want to take the full series? Visit "Let's Get Ready to GARDEN" to register. Save $10 if you take the full series!

Yoga for Fun and YOU! (Thursday)

$59

with Karen Dove, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session

*Space is limited, so please register to reserve your spot in this class.*

Learn to listen to your body for what it wants and needs. Using Kripalu Yoga techniques, learning your own version of postures with modifications as needed. Yoga helps with stress relief; better breathing; increase in strength and flexibility; improved circulation; cardiovascular conditioning; inner peace and more. (All classes will be designed to meet the needs of Beginning yogis and Advanced Beginners practicing yoga). Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

 

Yoga for Fun and YOU! (Thursday) - Online

$59

with Karen Dove, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session

This class is offered online using Zoom.

Learn to listen to your body for what it wants and needs. Using Kripalu Yoga techniques, learning your own version of postures with modifications as needed. Yoga helps with stress relief; better breathing; increase in strength and flexibility; improved circulation; cardiovascular conditioning; inner peace and more. (All classes will be designed to meet the needs of Beginning yogis and Advanced Beginners practicing yoga). Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.

BIKING: GETTING HOME SAFELY

Free

with Local Gear Staff, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What happens if you get a flat? How do you take off your wheel? What if your chain falls off when you’re out on a ride? What should you do if your brakes are rubbing? Don’t be caught walking your bike home! The Local Gear is offering a class to teach you the skills needed to get home safe from common mishaps on a ride and how to address problems with your bike before they happen. Limit 10 people. Register by emailing Dave at dave@thelocalgear.com or calling (207) 625-9400.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Tugboat Inn, Boothbay Harbor Restaurant

$109

with Kathy Widdecomb, Lawrence Adult Education

Calendar May 18, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Spring is blooming! Please join us as we visit the Botanical Gardens in Boothbay! Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a people’s garden, a grassroots effort that began as a casual conversation between friends and evolved into the largest botanical garden in New England. Located on more than 300 acres along the MidCoast, the Gardens is a true Maine experience. Explore all the gardens have to offer:

Butterfly House | Dahlia Garden | Bee Exhibit | Great Lawn | Founder’s Grove | Lerner Garden of the Five Senses | Slater Forest Pond | Cleaver Lawn | Arbor Garden | Burpee Kitchen Garden | Bibby & Harold Alfond Children’s Garden | Haney Hillside Garden | Vayo Meditation Garden | Fairy House Village | Shoreland Trail & The Landing | Giles Rhododendron & Perennial Garden

What’s in bloom in May? Narcissus (daffodils) add their bright, colorful blooms throughout the Gardens. Hellebores still put on a show. Additional bulbs such as Hyacinthus, Muscari, and Chionodoxa are also painting the ground with shades of pink, blue, yellow, and white. Be sure to check out the soft yellow flowers of Corylopsis glabrescens ‘Longwood Chimes’ in the Alfond Children’s Garden; they smell really yummy! And many small leaved rhododendrons are in bloom in the Giles Rhododendron and Perennial Garden.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a water bottle, sunblock never hurts! Pathways in the central gardens are all ADA compliant, and ramps are available anywhere there are stairs. The Lerner Garden of the Five Senses features sensory-stimulating plants and areas dedicated to each of the five senses. They supply wheelchairs and scooters on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttle Stops - Free 10-passenger shuttles offer service around the perimeter of the Gardens. They run every 20-25 minutes, with numerous hop-on, hop-off stops—guests should be aware that there is still walking required between shuttle stops and nearby destinations. We try to accommodate as many guests as possible, but the shuttle does get busy during high-traffic periods.

After our visit, we’ll head to the Tugboat Inn in Boothbay Harbor for a late lunch! Tugboat Inn’s waterfront Boothbay Harbor restaurant is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. It was built around the original superstructure of the historic tugboat “Maine.” Don’t forget to climb up and visit the original wheelhouse.

Choose from:

Haddock Monhegan – Baked with seasoned crumbs and lemon butter Or Chicken Pot Pie – Tender chicken with mushrooms, carrots and onions Our lunch is accompanied by chef’s choice of side dish, dessert (Maine Blueberry Pie), and non-alcoholic beverage.

9:00 a.m. Depart from Lawrence Jr. High School parking lot, 7 School Street, Fairfield

10:30 a.m. (approximately) Arrive at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

1:30 p.m. Depart Gardens and head to the Tugboat Inn for a late lunch

3:30 p.m. Depart Tugboat Inn and head home





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