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Introduction to Essential Oils, Part I
with Elissa Nauman, Windham/Raymond Adult Education
Essential oils seem to be all the craze these days but did you know that you can use them in a variety of ways that support health and wellness for yourself and throughout your home? In this first class of a two-part series, we will discuss what essential oils are, how they are made, and how they can be used to enhance your life. This session will touch upon some of the more commonly used oils and will also cover safety precautions and how to make an educated decision when faced with many different brand choices. Participants will make a roller bottle containing one essential oil from the top several essential oils that will be discussed (materials fee of $3 to be paid at class to instructor; exact cash appreciated.)
Instructor: Elissa Nauman
Friday, 1/24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: WRAE Learning Center
Tai Chi for Beginners
with Heidi Eagleton, RSU 24 Adult Education
Tai Chi is a gentle method of exercise for health and vitality brought to us from the Orient. It is a soft style of the martial arts that combines slow, graceful movement with calm, regular breathing. It provides increased strength and muscle tone; enhanced range of motion and flexibility; improved balance and coordination; and helps reduce blood pressure and heart rate. We will explore Yang style and Qigong. Students should wear comfortable clothing.
Essentrics - Apprentice Class
with Molly Shields, Ellsworth Adult Education
A dynamic, full-body workout suitable for all fitness levels that simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned body. The workout leaves you feeling energized and healthy. No class on 02/16/20 or 02/23/20.
First Five Years
with Jennifer Leonard, Community Educator, RSU16 Adult Education
Are you the parent, grandparent or caregiver of a child under the age of 6? Or maybe you’re expecting a new addition soon? Join us for this series which will share tricks and tips for handling those tough first years. From newborn crying to tantrums and preparing for school, this 3-session Community Concepts class is sure to offer some great information. Mondays, January 27, February 3 & February 10, 9-11am. Registration: Free but you must preregister.
Fun, Fit and Fabulous
with Deidre Hutchins, MSAD #11 Adult Education
Feeling tired, off balance, or having a difficult time getting up and down? This 45-minute fitness class is the answer to help you feel both emotionally and physically younger and stronger! Reenergize yourself in this welcoming, spacious, and uplifting environment. This class will enhance your overall well-being by improving brain function and helping you to regain youthful energy. Stretch, stabilize, and strengthen your way to the best version of you. Let us jump start your day with positive and inspirational energy; guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Join us!
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
with Dennis Fallo, Noble Adult & Community Education
Dennis Fallo, a certified instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute, will guide you through this easy and enjoyable program, which is great for beginners and improves balance, focus, health, wellness and fall prevention. Please wear loose clothing and bring a pair of flat bottom shoes. This program has been approved by the Arthritis Foundation, CDC, and other organizations, and is best suited for individuals age 55+. Maximum 12.
$68 (Seniors $42)
Healthy Eating, Healthy Living W20
with Paula Raymond, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
This fifteen-week class explores a general overview of developing healthy living habits in both food consumption and hygiene for today and for the future. The first half of the class will focus on nutrition, meal planning and shopping on a budget along with actual hands-on practice culminating with a trip to Hannaford Stores for a tour and presentation on the importance of purchasing healthier foods for themselves and their families. We have partnered with SNAP-Ed to provide nutrition facts and evidence-based research throughout this portion of the course. The second half will focus on the maintenance of personal, house, organ, and neighborhood hygiene and the benefits that come from these practices. No class Feb. 17, and Apr. 20.
Evening Indoor Walking Program
with Tom Nash, Windham/Raymond Adult Education
Are you looking for a dry, safe, and well-lit place to walk? Join us for a healthy way to keep fit. A walking clinic will kick off the program providing information on techniques, proper stretching, goal setting, and record keeping. Information night for new participants is Monday, 1/27, 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the high school cafeteria. No need to attend if you have previously participated in the walking program. Families are welcome to walk from 3:00 - 6:00 PM after the intro night. The nominal fee covers the entire semester! Kids are free. No access 2/17 thru 2/20, 4/20 thru 4/23, 5/25.
Monday through Thursday, 1/27 - 6/4, 3:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Windham High School - Hallways
Fee: $14 per adult