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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

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QIGONG - Mindful Movement with Natural Breathing 5.4.22


with Mike Shunney

Calendar May 4, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 6 weeks

These ancient Qigong practices have improved the health of millions of people over millennia. The air that we breathe is our most important source of nourishment. There is a mountain of research in western medicine confirming the value of a regular practice of improved breathing for many health conditions, and even more benefits in combination with these movements. Ba Duan Jin, Swimming Dragon & Wu Ming Qigongs wil be introduced.

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Farming with Natives


with David Spahr

Calendar May 24, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is about how you can grow and harvest edible native plants. David has been farming his land (and a nearby public plot) in Washington, Maine for many years, and his PowerPoint will show the native plants he farms with - such as wild highbush blueberries, American chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Retirement Planning - Should You Roll Over Your 401K?


with Brie Pio

Calendar May 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you wondering if you should roll over your 401(K)? Are you nearing retirement or have you changed jobs and are not sure what to do with your 401(K), 403(B), or other employer sponsored retirement plan? This one-night class explores reasons to roll over or not to roll over your assets.

Iceland Photography Workshop and Tour
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Iceland Photography Workshop and Tour


with Dave Oakes

Calendar Jun 3, 2022 , runs for 1 week

Join us for a six day photography adventure in the Land of Fire and Ice. This tour is offered for photography enthusiasts who would like to develop their skills with landscape photography. This program is not designed for professional photographers or for those with extensive landscape photography experience. For this trip, you should be in adequate physical condition to hike 3 to 4 miles on moderate terrain carrying a day pack.

For more information and itinerary click HERE. 

Open Studio Quilting 6.7.22


with Beverly Shejen

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get needed help with your project as well as “sewcialize” with other quilters. This Open Quilting format is for anyone with a basic knowledge of quilting. You choose the project you want to work on, whether finishing a "UFO" (unfinished fabric object), or starting a new project, someone is here to lend a hand. Bring your sewing equipment and unfinished projects and make a date with yourself to come meet some new folks for a couple of hours of fun as a relaxed session of uninterrupted quilting time and come stitch your stress away! This dedicated quilting time is limited so please reserve your spot today!

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Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice, and Sustainability
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Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice, and Sustainability


with Dave Oakes

Calendar Jun 9, 2022 , runs for 1 week

Join us for a six day adventure exploring Iceland's alluring landscapes, renewable energy and sustainable practices, and learn what you can do to become a part of the solution to the challenges we face. On this trip we'll explore Reykjavik, Iceland's beautiful capital city, and taste some of its delicious cuisine. We'll learn about Iceland's Viking history, and the culture, language and geography that has shaped who Icelanders are today. You'll get to know Hordur and Kristin, an Icelandic farm couple and friends of CELL, and partake of a traditional Icelandic meal. And at the completion of the program, you'll develop an action plan for engaging sustainable practices in your own life back home.

View information and itinerary HERE.

Art Trail Maine - Boothbay Harbor


with Deb Vendetti

Calendar Jun 9, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Art Trail Maine: Explore, Create, See Art, Collaborate! Visit exceptional galleries in destinations that offer some of the best image collecting locations and a mid-day collaborative/sharing over lunch! Each destination will afford approximately 3 hours to explore and create in visually interesting locations, followed by a relaxed lunch and afternoon gallery visits. The trip leader will be available for image-making support as requested, and anecdotal information about the area. These are locations Deb has visited annually for over 30 years, and are among her favorite image collecting sites. Curated introductions by gallery staff/owners as available. We'll meet at 9 am at the Oak Street Parking Lot to determine locations for the day. From 9 to noon we'll take advantage of the abundance of beautiful harbor scenes. At noon we'll have lunch at Taka On the Water (lunch reservations) - fine Mediterranean dining prepared by an authentic scratch kitchen, with brilliant desserts prepared by the talented chef Cagdas Kibrisli. After lunch we'll visit Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Avenue, a short walk from the center of Boothbay Harbor. Offering the finest work by established painters and sculptors inspired by the beauty of Maine, especially its coast. The gallery celebrates the rich art history of coastal Maine, particularly the long-standing connection between Boothbay Harbor and Monhegan Island.

Open Studio Sewing 6.9.22


with Sandy Clement

Calendar Jun 9, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have a project you need to finish or need some help with one?  This class is for you!  Bring any sewing project and get hands-on help, or just use the time to join some fellow sewing friends.

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