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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Hiram, ME

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For You Birders Out There!

$5

with Vin ande Betty Lawrence, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Is it true that the first robin of spring always appears on the vernal equinox, or the first day of spring? Many birds, like some robins and warblers, are here all winter but are invisible because of their dull plumage and their flocking behavior. But by spring, most birds, migratory or not, become colorful and attractive in order to have a successful breeding season. Take advantage of the season, and join Vin (aka “The Africa Insider”*) and Betty Lawrence in search for shrikes, phoebes, sparrows, chickadees, etc. and learn more about the perfect environment that supports these aviary creatures. To enhance your experience, bring binoculars and, if you like, your bird book. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course. Ages 18+

Sat. May 18, 8-10 a.m., (Rain Date: Sun. May 19)

*Vin calls himself “The Africa Insider” as he has led and organized African Wildlife Safaris called ‘afriCATreks’ for over 20 years.

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MOUNTAIN BIKING: Trail Riding 101

$5

with Cliff Krolick, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to ride a mountain bike on narrow trails in the forest while feeling safe and in control. If you thought that you’d like to ride a bike in a place where you never need to think about cars or/and how to do it safely and have fun, this is the best way to get an introduction. With almost 30 years as an instructor and offering trails that will be appropriate for novice riders.  We will outfit you with good mountain bike adjusted to fit you well and instruct you on best skills and safety. Then we will go for a guided ride so you have a chance to put the skills into practice.This course is designed for participants that are in decent shape and love to ride a bike and ride often. This course is not for the occasional cyclist. $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor onsite. Mountain bike and helmet are included. (Please feel free to bring your own helmet if you prefer.) Please preregister as there is a maximum space of 8.

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SELF DEFENSE: Learn How to Fight Back- Protect Yourself & Family

$5

with Randy Jensen, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 4, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

We will cover vital strategies in self-defense applicable in real environments. We will cover situational awareness scenarios that will help build the fundamentals to success in practical situations. Workshop covers situational awareness, home alone, multiple attackers, parking lot safety, ground defense, and knife/gun defense. Learn basic kicks and punches, the power of speech and personal protection aides, etc. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 5 people to run the course.      

 

 

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Tai Chi, Tuesday AND Thursday Session

$35

with Bob Mason, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Check out SVACE’s most popular class – Tai Chi with Robert Mason. Our adult population is always dealing with aches and pains from sport injuries, arthritis, stress, etc. In this easy-going class, everyone experiences relief as they learn to recondition the mind and body through simply breathing and focusing. That’s why Robert calls it ‘meditation in motion’.

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Tai Chi, Tuesday Session

$20

with Bob Mason, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

Check out SVACE’s most popular class – Tai Chi with Robert Mason. Our adult population is always dealing with aches and pains from sport injuries, arthritis, stress, etc. In this easy-going class, everyone experiences relief as they learn to recondition the mind and body through simply breathing and focusing. That’s why Robert calls it ‘meditation in motion’.

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Wildflowers

$3

with Dianne Sinclair, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 23, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

After this winter’s snow, ice and cold, get ready for spring with this program on wildflowers, sponsored by Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. Presenter and wildflower enthusiast, Dianne Sinclair, has been stalking wildflowers in northern New England since 1988. The first meeting is an indoor presentation which will sharpen your knowledge of local wildflowers and include some curious facts. Did you know that a Jack-in-the-Pulpit can change its gender? At the second meeting, join us for a wildflower walk! Bring field guides and a hand lens if available as well as bug repellent and good walking shoes. Please preregister as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course.

     Thu. May 23, 7 p.m., Hiram Arts Center

     Sat. May 25, 10 a.m.-noon, Tenmile River                     Demonstration Forest, Notch Road, Hiram

     

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