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Beekeeping for Beginners
with Peter Cowin, RSU 24 Adult Education
This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or need help pollinating their crops. Class covers materials needed, where to locate bees? hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey!
Beekeeping for Beginners
with Peter Cowin, Ellsworth Adult Education
This class is designed to stimulate interest and questions about beekeeping as a hobby or to help with pollination. It covers what is needed, where to locate bee hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Makeup class (if needed) 04/23/19.
Peter Peter Cowin is President of Penobscot County Beekeepers’ Association and a member of the Maine State Beekeepers’ Association Swarm Team. He has grown his hobby into a cottage business known as “Hampden Honey”. Peter also writes a monthly column “The Bee Whisperer’s Diary” in the Bangor Daily News.
Beginner Mindfulness Meditation
with Deborah Gilmour, Scarborough Adult Learning Center
Mindfulness is intentionally paying attention with non-judging awareness and a centering in the present moment. Mindfulness practices help keep the mind calm and focused, and avoid being stressed, distracted and scattered. Learn various mindfulness meditations through guided breath, body scan, mindful eating, and loving kindness meditations. Easy to learn body scanning increases awareness of body and mind. Loving kindness meditations teach compassion to self and others. Learn to mobilize inner resources for coping, growing, healing, and approaching life. Deborah holds a BA in psychology with courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and a certification in quantum healing hypnosis.
Four Wed, 3/13 to 4/3/2019
6:00 to 7:30 pm, $43
Instructor: Deborah Gilmour
with Petra Prokopova, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
Please bring a thick exercise/yoga mat for adequate cushioning of the spine.
Beginners Vinyasa Yoga
with H Audet, Auburn Adult and Community Education
Have you always wanted to try yoga, but thought you weren't flexible enough? Want to experience a sense of peace and wellbeing? Are you curious about learning how to relax and calm anxiety with breathing and flowing movements? If the answer was yes to any of these questions, join Heidi for this introduction to yoga. Modifications for knee, hip, neck, wrist, and back issues. Bring a mat, towel and a bottle of water. Class is held at Chill Yoga, 178 Lisbon Street, Lewiston.
BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification
with Daniel Sheehan, York Adult & Community Education
This NEW blended online and in-person certification course teaches individuals how to provide in-home support to children (4 - 21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, Autism, or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community – this class meets the state requirements for certification as a BHP for job placement. High school diploma or equivalency is required to attend this BHP training. CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification. Click here for CPR dates. CPR cost is NOT included in the cost of this course.
Online portion and CPR must be completed before the Face-to-Face portion of the class.
Online class session start date - Feb. 23
Face-to-face class is Saturday, March 30, 9am-4pm, Cost: $159
with IFW Instructor, RSU16 Adult Education
Learn proper boating safety and operation, including handling, equipment, and trailering. Laws, environmental ethics, emergencies and cold-water survival will also be covered. Meets requirements for operation of personal watercraft by 16 and 17-year-olds. Under 16 must have an adult attend.