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Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Open-Water Fishing May W24

Free

with Kelli Gilzow Stowell, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 25, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a day of open-water fishing! Your participation does not require a fishing license and gear is available for those that may not have their own, FCFS. This is ideal for a whole family experience. Learn how to move about safely on the fishing hole, how to cast, bait your own hook, and lots more about how to enjoy the great outdoors. This event is held at BiCentennial Nature Park. No alcohol permitted.

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Gentle Beginner Hatha Yoga - 3 Week

$30

with NANCY COTTY, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Join us for a class in Hatha Yoga led by certified instructor, Nancy Cotty from Peace Within Yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and improve your health and well being. The focus will be on stretching and breathing while building our strength and finding peace. All levels are welcome. Drop-ins are welcome and new students can join anytime. All equipment will be provided for you. Information learned through yoga classes and workshops should not be considered a substitute for medical advice. 

No class Feb 20, Apr 16

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Gentle Yoga S7 - Drop-In

$12

with NANCY COTTY, Noble Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm
2 additional sessions through Jun 11, 2024

Join us for a class in Hatha Yoga led by certified instructor, Nancy Cotty from Peace Within Yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and improve your health and well being. The focus will be on stretching and breathing while building our strength and finding peace. All levels are welcome. Drop-ins are welcome and new students can join anytime. All equipment will be provided for you. Information learned through yoga classes and workshops should not be considered a substitute for medical advice. 

No class Feb 20, Apr 16

Nordic Walking

$35

with Barbara E. McGranahan, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Walking with poles (snowshoes + poles with snow) burns 20-40% more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety with upright stability, while reducing impact on lower body joints.  And Nordic Walking enhances mood and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year-round.  Suitable for the beginner exerciser to the active athlete.  Wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor seasonal weather. Bring your own walking poles (will need an asphalt rubber tip) or instructor-provided poles available: $9 lab fee payable at first class

Restorative Yoga

$35

with Barbara E. McGranahan, Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Restorative Yoga is a practice of conscious relaxation, using props in every posture to support your muscles in gentle, comfortable positions. There are NO Downward Facing Dog and Cobra that are the keystones of other popular yoga styles. Basic relaxation is the mainstay of a restorative yoga practice. Poses include gentle supine twists, supported forward folds, gentle reclining backbends and hip openers. The poses are held for anywhere from 3 to 30 min giving your body plenty of time to relax so that your mind can enter a quiet, meditative state. NO YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Destress before your weekend activities. Blocks and bolsters provided. Please bring a mat, blankets and any other props.

Farming with Native Plants

$35

with David Spahr, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

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

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants, trees, and bushes.

How to Cast a Fly Rod—The first step to fly fishing 

$50

with Mary Ostrowski, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Learn the fundamentals of casting on a one-to-one basis. Beginners to advanced casters will learn or improve the basic cast, roll cast, and mends. In addition, you will learn line management, casting in wind, hauling, and other useful tasks. Take advantage of a certified casting instructor to assist you with any casting problems. If you have an interest in being certified yourself, I can offer advice with that process.

This class will be held OUTDOORS on the Skowhegan High School premises. Bring a 4-7 wt. fly rod with a floating line. Instructor will provide a leader with a practice fly. DRESS FOR OUTDOOR PRACTICE. Dates of class can be flexible if weather conditions prevent a class.

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Yoga & Meditation ONLINE for SUMMER

$35

with Karen Vasil-Busch, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 5:30 pm

This three week online course will set you up for the summer season. Enjoy flexibility for mind and body with yoga and Taking in the Good Meditations. Recieve benefits of self-compassion and strength in body and mind.

Led by a certified meditation teacher, licensed massage therapist and certified Ayurvedic practitioner. Life is good!

Online through zoom, Mondays June 3rd, 10th, 17th.





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