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Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 7.8.20
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Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 7.8.20


with David Spahr, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restaurateur you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

Virtual Sunrise Circuit - July & August


with Jenna Chase, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 10, 2020 at 7 am, runs for 8 weeks

Start the morning with some movement!  Sunrise Circuit is great for all levels of fitness.  This circuit style class will work your total body.  Get your heart pumping, increase your strength and work on your core during this 45 minute class.  All exercises will have a modification and a progression so you can make the most of your morning!

This class is offered online through Zoom!  You will receive the link to the class in your email receipt after registering.  This will be the link you use each time to login to class.

Each registered student will also receive a recording of the class which will be available for up to a week in case you are unable to make the "live" class!

EVENING-Through The Trees Family Foraging


with Marcia Griffin, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

For all ages! Each week a wild edible plant or two that you can find locally will be introduced, along with instructions on wildcrafting with that plant. Participants will be able to make teas, topical oils, infused honey, and prepare foraged foods to eat. A 30-minute weekly ZOOM meeting will give participants the opportunity to share their foraging finds and discuss the wildcrafted item of the week.

Starts 7/6 6:30-7pm $50 per family

• An email will be sent with instructions on how to access your course materials once you have registered.

Tai Chi Essentials


with Louise Poppema, Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 14, 2020 at 12 pm

Please join Louise for a 30 minute, seated Tai Chi Essentials class via Zoom! You will develop awareness of your internal energy, relieve stress and feel more relaxed.

Requirements for class:

  • a smartphone, tablet or computer to access Zoom (you will need to have the Zoom App if you are using a smartphone or tablet)
  • a chair where your feet can sit flat on the floor or a stool to rest your feet flat on

Your Zoom link will be included in your emailed registration receipt.

Natural Sleep & Relaxation with Essential Oils


with Laura Philbrook, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The power of smell is an increasingly popular area of research as scientists study ways in which certain scents can evoke a range of emotional and physical responses. In this class you will learn about different essential oils that are benificial for sleep and relaxation and general sleep hygiene tips. Each participant will make a sleep roller & body scrub. A materials fee of $20.00 is payable to the instructor at class.

Three Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life - a Simple, Effective Spiritual Practice


with Laura Perkins, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Spiritual growth doesn't require you to become a hermit or to change your life completely. But it does require commitment to a simple daily practice. Simple means a minimum of just 3 minutes each day. In our often hectic world of constant demands, are you wondering how you could ever add another commitment to your daily routine? If a daily practice of just 3 minutes a day allowed the other 1437 minutes of your day to flow more easily, would you be willing to try the daily practice for 30 days? Instructor's workbook will be available for $10.

Medicare 101 - 7.23.20


with Anna Moorman, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 23, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week


Questions about Medicare? Join Anna Moorman and Jo-Ann Neal for this informational seminar. They will answer your questions including what Medicare does and does not cover, when to enroll, the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans, and which plan is best for you. Anna and Jo-Ann will be available for a question and answer session following the presentation. The seminar is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register.  Upon registration you will receive the information and link for Zoom.

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Moving Beyond Fear


with Laura Perkins, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jul 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Most of us struggle with some kind of fear. How much power do you give to fear? Upon close examination, we discover that the source of much fear rests within our society, politics, and religions. Fear holds enormous power because it focuses our attention and makes us ready for action. Fear is also a great manipulator, often used to form allegiances and political movements.

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