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Lower Back Pain
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Lower Back Pain


with Carole Freeman, York Adult Education

This class is for anyone with a lower back and wants to maintain or achieve a strong support for the lower back. The diaphragm has 2 ‘Legs’ that attach to and support the lower back. From that position, it works with other muscles of the torso to provide stabilization of the lower back. When the breathing pattern is dysfunctional, the back doesn’t receive that support and ‘back-up’ needs to be strong, no matter how many back exercises you do. During this class, we will cover how to achieve optimal diaphragm movement and support, and practice 3 lower back strengthening exercises designed by Stuart McGill phD in spine biomechanics and author of "Back Mechanic, The secrets to a healthy spine your doctor isn’t telling you." (Book is included in the class tuition) Wear comfortable clothing with nothing tight fitting around the belly. Bring a Yoga mat if you have one.

These classes are in person at the York Adult Education, or livestreamed on your computer.

Map & Compass Level 2


with Alice Bean Andrenyak, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Dec 7, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

After a review of the basics of reading a topo map, finding our location, and creating bearings using our topo maps, we’ll focus on trip planning using old and new tools. Also presented are challenges to try outside using some of the navigation by compass tricks of the trade after practicing indoors in class. A compass never runs out of batteries or fails to connect with a satellite. Students should have reliable internet and an audio- and video-enabled device to participate. No discounts.

Map & Compass Level 2


with Alice Bean Andrenyak, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Dec 7, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Review the basics of Map and Compass and now upgrade your outside skills to include boxing obstructions, dertermining your location while outside, and more.

Students will be required to "buy" their online course-textbook at by using a unique coupon. All course materials will be there including the Zoom invitation.
Each student will need a baseplate 2 degree compass for class. 

Class meets Live Online by Zoom

Begins: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2 weeks, 7-8:45 pm

From the Instructor:

Master Maine Guide who has been guiding for over 40 years, running her own full year guiding business (Alice's Awesome Adventures), former Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Guides Board Examiner, and 1:1 trainer. Many current Registered Maine Guides trained with me. She has been a teacher in public education, adult education, online education, and for non-profit organizations since 1968.

Map and Compass Level 2


with Alice Bean Andrenyak, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Dec 7, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Trip planning and using the compass outdoors Excellent for hikers, mountain bikers, paddlers, outdoor group leaders, and future Registered Maine Guides. Students need access to the internet, computer/tablet with audio and video capabilities and a printer. They also must purchase on their own before class a 2 degree baseplate compass, usual cost about $10 - $30.

TAI CHI-Rebuilding with Tai Chi
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TAI CHI-Rebuilding with Tai Chi


with Dennis Fallo, Sanford Community Adult Education

Dennis Fallo, Board Certified Tai Chi for Health Institute Family physician Dr. Paul Lam, combines his medical and Tai Chi expertise to create a very therapeutic tool with this short and easy-to-learn program. A very nice program for beginners, veterans, or anyone Self-management is the most empowering way to take control of your health and wellness. This program of rehabilitation utilizes several styles of Tai Chi and is a great start! 

UPDATE: Please note - this class will be offered via Zoom.  Zoom link will be sent to your email prior to the class.

H - Beginner Outdoorsman


with Devon Kane, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Dec 8, 2021 at 6 pm

Beginner Outdoorsman - Hampden Academy

In this course, you will be able to interact with a

professional Maine Recreational Guide. They will go over a

baseline of what you will need to bring with you on any

outdoor excursion. Basic skills will be taught to mitigate

risk, the gear you may need, recommended areas for

trailhead information, and most of all you will learn how to

make your outdoor excursion safer than getting on 95 to

get to where you are going!

Instructor: Devon Kane, Registered Maine Guide

Wednesday, December  8                      6 - 8 pm

Course fee: $15

Matchless Firestarting & Cooking Methods


with Emily Loder, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Dec 11, 2021 at 10 am

How do you cook outside without an open flame? Eat your way through outdoor cooking methods as we make: BBQ chicken and banana boats in our Dutch oven; delicious egg sandwiches on your personal buddy burner; one pot tacos for everyone on the propane stove and finally, dessert from the solar oven, S’mores dip! No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Class will be mostly outside so please dress for the weather. If you have your own mess kit (plate, bowl, fork, spoon, cup) please bring it.

Required: Bring proof of registration.

Emily Loder is an avid Girl Scout with 30 years of experience and will help you become comfortable in the outdoors.



with Stacie Townsend, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

The most awesome workout ever!!! Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. No dance experience required! Wear light, comfortable workout gear and Join the Party!

At this time, we are taking a waitlist for this course. Once we have the minimum number of students to hold the class, we will contact you to convert your waitlist registration to an actual registration.  Please call 657-9612 with any questions.

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