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Spirit Guide & Angels Workshop and Meditation


with Donna Shaw, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm

‘Spirit Team’ is a general term that covers all types of guides including Guardian Angels, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and other enlightened beings. We all come into this world with our own “Spirit Team” to help us on our earth walk, come learn more about them, how they help us, ways they communicate, how to incorporate them into your daily life and take a meditative journey to meet yours!


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Zumba (in person) or Zoom Zumba!!


with Karen Dube-Harriman, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

When you sign up for Karen's Zumba Class, you’ll have the option of coming in person to the Readfield Elementary School gym or staying home and joining from your living room via Zoom! This time of year it’s very dark at night and weather can be unpredictable. So we'll be offering Zoom Zumba! Those who sign up for class this session will get a Zoom link every week and you can choose whether to come in person or Zumba with us from the comfort of your own home. So, let’s stay fit together no matter the weather!

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness class that is good for all ages and experience levels.  You don't have to know how to dance to do Zumba.  For one hour a week the only thing you have to focus on is dancing and having fun.   Come dance your day's stress away to upbeat Latin and American Music!  Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers with as little tread on the bottoms as possible so as not to tweak your knees.  

Instructor: Karen Dube-Harriman

6 Thursdays, 6-7 pm

Begins: March 7, 2024

Location: Readfield Elementary School Gym

Registration: $39

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Meditation with Sahaja Yoga


with Jerry Mayfield, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Mar 7, 2024 at 6:30 pm
1 additional session on Mar 14, 2024

If you thought meditation was just for stress relief, then be prepared to be amazed! Sahaja Yoga's Founder, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, worked selflessly to help empower people to lead more balanced lives and achieve greater spiritual heights through meditation by developing the techniques that form the basis of Sahaja Yoga. Sahaja Yoga is an antar yoga meaning 'inner connection' and no physical exercise is required. There is nothing to bring but yourself! Beginners welcome.

About the instructor: Jerry Mayfield has more than 25 years experience sharing Sahaja Yoga meditation in libraries, universities, street fairs, prisons, recovery facilities and even a midtown Manhattan elevator stuck between floors. 


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BHP - Behavioral Health Professional Certification Training


with Woodfords Family Services, York Adult Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 8:30 am

Looking for in meaningful work? Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community with this wonderful blended training and certificate program. This training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies and equip you to work with children who qualify for services. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. Learners must complete all 12 online modules to be eligible to attend the Live Day. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online bloodborne pathogen training. Child and Adult First Aid & CPR certification is required. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession. Must be a Maine resident, and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma (or equivalent) to become certified.

Edible Wild Mushrooms 101


with Chris Woodcock, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Hunting for edible and medicinal wild mushrooms is a fun way to supplement your gourmet food diets and get some exercise in the great outdoors. And, you can beat supply chain issues and rising food prices while learning a new fascinating outdoor hobby. We will focus on safety and identification of common safe edibles in the first class.

Did you know mushrooms are the fruit of the fungi? Just like picking an apple, it does not hurt the organism to harvest them. Join us for discussion on habitat and which trees are symbiotic with which fungi. If you want to find Grifola frondosa (hen of the woods, common name), you must know what an oak tree looks like!

The second class will focus on the turning of the seasons and what mushrooms to look for in spring, summer and fall. This overview prepares the forager to have a good idea of what to look for and when. Class is invited to bring in photos of mushrooms for discussion and identification.

Please bring a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor.

Yes, there are poisonous mushrooms. For this reason no children will be admitted to this class.

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Orono - Tai Yoga Flow - 6 weeks - In-Person Class


with Michelle Spencer - E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), Mindful Meditation teacher, with training i, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Tai Yoga Flow - 6 weeks - In-Person Class

In this 45 minute Tai Chi for Health and Gentle Yoga inspired class, you will perform at a slower pace, with less intense positions and it includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. Regular practice can increase flexibility and strength, balance, and overall well-being. The emphasis on posture means that it can instill a greater awareness of the body and how it moves through space. 

Starts: Fridays  10-10:45

Date:March 8 - April 12

Cost: $62

*Adult Education is closed/no classes held on: 1/15, 2/19-2/23, 3/10, 4/15-4/19, and 5/27 *


Orono - Yogalates Fusion-Yoga infused Pilates on and off the Mat!


with Michelle Spencer - E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), Mindful Meditation teacher, with training i, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 8, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

Yogalates Fusion-Yoga infused Pilates on and off the Mat! - 6 weeks In-Person Class 

Strength is important. It allows us to perform all the activities we love for the rest of our lives. By focusing on our core, we can access the muscles that support our bodies. "Studying the practice founded by Joseph Pilates, we look at how to incorporate these movements and exercises into a yoga/Pilates fusion class that will strengthen the body, increase flexibility and improve our balance. Classes can be done with body weight exercises or with light weights if you would like to bring your own. Some exercise bands will be available to use as well.

Instructor: Michelle Spencer

Fridays:  11am - 12pm

Date: March 8 - April 12

Cost: $62 

*Adult Education is closed/no classes held on: 1/15, 2/19-2/23, 3/10, 4/15-4/19, and 5/27 *


CPR/First Aid: Dover Spring 2024


with Nancy Hoskins, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Mar 9, 2024 at 8 am

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). This course equips students to recognize and care for a variety of breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. Upon successful completion, a valid 2 year certificate for Adult CPR/AED is issued. Student will learn: First aid basics Medical emergencies Injury emergencies Environmental emergencies Preventing illness and injury Adult CPR and AED use Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies Child and Infant CPR.



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