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Barre with Amanda


with Amanda Gunter, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Mar 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 22, 2019

Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

(Exercise, workout, gym, yoga)

Basic Blacksmithing


with Richard Tessier, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The class will provide students with an opportunity to watch demonstrations of specific blacksmithing techniques, and tool use. Practice time will follow. This is a two day introductory course to explore the basics of the blacksmithing trade. Learn everything from wearing safety clothes to building and managing a coal fire. Learn what tools are needed to bend, twist, punch, drift, shouldering and forge welding.

There is a $5.00 fee for materials and fuel which will be paid to the instructor on Thursday night.

This TWO DAY workshop will begin Thursday, April 25, held at the Skowhegan Area High School

and end on Saturday, April 27 ORat the Malbons Mills Blacksmith Shop.


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Basic Dog Obedience


with Jessica Greenleaf, Lisbon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This 5 week class will teach you and your dog the basics – sit, down, stay, come, and loose leash walking. We will teach verbal cues as well as hand signals and practice around distractions. Focus and calmness will also be introduced. Most importantly, you will learn how to train your dog using positive, fun, and engaging exercises that you can use to build an amazing relationship with your dog.

Dogs must be 6 months or older, in good health, and up to date on vaccinations. Leashes should be no longer than 6ft - no retractable leashes. Make sure to bring yummy treats – chicken, hot dogs, and cheese are great training treats.

Tuesday evening classes will run 4/2-5/7 (no class 4/16 for April vacation) 630-730pm at Gartley St School in Lisbon


 Jessica Greanleaf created Loyal Leashes to help improve the quality of life for pets and their human companions. Whether it be dog walking or training, her goal is to help owners give their pets a life that all animals deserve to have.

She uses only positive, force-free training methods that are proven to work. Jessica likes to make the dogs think so they can learn to make the right choices. She believes that relationships are built on trust and confidence between the dog and owner.

Jessica is certified with honors as a dog trainer through Animal Behavior College. She continues to further her education so that she stays up to date on the most current training techniques so that she can continue to teach dogs and owners to work together, as a team. 

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Basic Home Repair for Women


with Yvonne Kingsley, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week


Join us for another informative demonstration and workshop in home repair at the Watson-Hendrick House. Yvonne Kingsley, will guide us on how to treat stains on ceilings, walls, and woodwork. All necessary tools will be available for class use. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course. Ages 18+

Basket Weaving: Market Basket


with Donna Bucher and Blanche Lyons, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 6 pm

Using the skills learned in the beginning basket class, you will create an 8 inch by 12 inch market basket. You will add to you basketweaving skills by learning how to attach a handle. This basket has lots of ways to be useful from holding your farmer's market purchases to transporting your baked goods. Handle collapses for easy storage. All materials are included for making one basket.


Beach-Inspired Dream Catcher


with Cherie Herne, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Make your own unique beach-inspired, driftwood dreamcatcher. Join driftwood artist Cherie Herne and her assistant Salty Gals for this special evening of creativity and fun. We'll supply instruction and everything you'll need to create a delicate, boho-style dream catcher including driftwood branches, ribbons, yarns, fabric strips, beads, feathers, sea glass, shells and lots of inspiration! Registration includes all supplies, and light refreshments

Becoming a Foster Parent in Maine Messalonskee W19


with Erin Hamlin, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster parent! There is a special need for people who can care for infants and toddlers - while also supporting the reunification process, sibling groups, and adolescents. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a foster parent. Limit 18 students. Storm date of Apr. 3.

Becoming Your Own Travel Agent-NEW!


with Becky Ranks, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will provide resources and information for anyone who wants to find the best deals for hotels, cruises, RV travel, Airbnb, escorted tours and more. We will answer questions about RV driving to Alaska and the western US, how to get the lowest prices for escorted tours to almost anywhere, and getting great deals on hotels while traveling at home and abroad. Information will be presented on river cruises for less, as well as airfare tips. In addition, you will go home with valuable online resources.

Instructor: Becky Ranks

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 6-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $20

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