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After Capitalism: The Abyss or a Self-Governing Learning Society? 11.14.16


with Paul Kando

Nov 14, 2016 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues worked long and hard on the society they wanted to live in before writing the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. They also knew that what they envisioned could be improved. Our collective failure to do the kind of homework Jefferson and his colleagues performed – engaging the creative, critical mind and learning from our mistakes – now demands that we develop a renewed social and economic order that matches people’s needs and aspirations. Our current economic system relies on growth without limits and exudes waste at every step of its extract-produce-market-consume-dispose routine. In contrast earth’s millions of living species prosper within each organism’s budget of available energy. There is no hierarchical management structure, no money, no externalities and no waste. Students will be challenged to engage in some collective, Jeffersonian thinking based on the premise that we are not masters but part of nature. We will draw on history, the social sciences, physics, chemistry, and biology to help solve our common economic and ecological problems as we build a healthier and happier 21st century “learning society” capable of governing itself. Registration $30. 4 wks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 11/14 CHRHS Rm 235 Paul Kando is well known in the midcoast area and beyond as the “go to” person on energy issues and policy. He is also well known at Coastal Senior College, where he teaches, as the resident philosopher. It is in this latter capacity that Paul presents our challenging new Adult Ed course “After Capitalism”. Come prepared to think about and discuss the enormous issues our society currently faces on the economic, social, political and personal levels. “Change will come from the people or it won’t come at all.” (Paul Kando quoted in a February 6, 2015 Revision Energy interview in Solar Power) .


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Ask Hugo Anything - Computer Related! 11.1.16


with Hugo Heriz-Smith

Nov 1, 2016 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Many of you have taken classes with Hugo and they always seem to end with lots of questions being asked. So Hugo has offered to hold a class that is just for your questions. He is very proficient with Apple products, including the phones and iPads, but can help with PC questions as well. Some of the questions we have heard in the past include “What is this Pokemon Go thing?” “Do I need a new computer?” “Should I worry about security issues?” “What can I do with all these photos?” and so many more. This will be an open discussion setting - a time to talk. But please remember, Hugo won’t be fixing your specifics issues in class. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 11/1 CHRHS Rm 224

Hugo Heriz-Smith moved to Maine in 2004 and lives in Lincolnville. He has worked with Mac and Windows/DOS computers since the late 80's. He was an Electronic PrePress Manager throughout the 90's and is now self-employed helping small business and residential customers with a wide range of technology needs, focusing on those using Apple products.

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Batik Workshop 10.13.16


with Bo Smith

Oct 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This 5-week class explores the ancient art form of Batik and offers students an opportunity to create a multi-layered project using wax and dye baths. The process of waxing and dyeing creates beautiful and colorful designs. Students will work on either flat cloth or an article of clothing to create a unique piece of art. Registration $35, plus $30 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 5 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/13 CHRHS Rm 211 Bo Smith is an artist and educator who has enjoyed teaching Batik to adults and children for 25 years. She has a BS in Art Education and has taught through The Maine Arts Commissions touring artists program. Bo has created and sold Batik clothing since 1989.


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Believe It! Drawing Class at Sweet Tree Arts 10.19.16


with Nancy Glassman

Oct 19, 2016 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class offers a range of exercises to open your eyes to what you are truly seeing and build trust and coordination between your eyes, brain and hand. What you learn in this class will help you with any subject you care to draw. Be forewarned, luminous expansion in the way you perceive has been known to result. Call Nancy Gassman with any questions at 322-9147. This class does not have a senior discount. Class is appropriate for high school age and adult. Registration $120, financial aid is available from Sweet Tree Arts. 6 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 10/19 Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church St., Hope Nancy Glassman considers teaching to be one of her callings and enjoys helping students discover their best ways of learning. She is a working artist represented by the Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland. Nancy has been teaching art for 40 years, in a wide variety of settings, including the Farnsworth Art Museum, The Maine Arts Commission’s Visiting Artist Program, the Early stARTS Program of USM, the L.C. Bates Museum, and Unity College.


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Biology with Lab 9.27.16


with Paul Desaulniers

Sep 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This lab biology class is designed for those who need a lab science for college. Our emphasis is on human biology. Registration $75, waived if taken for high school diploma credit or if you are a College Transitions student. This class meets on both Tuesday and Thursday. 6 weeks 3:30-6:00 p.m. Begins Tues 9/27 CHRHS Rm 318 Paul Desaulniers is a Chemistry teacher at Oceanside High School.


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Birding by Ear I 11.15.16


with Gary Roberts

Nov 15, 2016 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you ever wondered what bird is singing just out of view? If so, join Maine Guide Gary Roberts for a 6 week class on bird identification not with binoculars or spotting scope, but by listening to a species’ individual song and calls. The class will begin with a visual review of common birds of Maine. In subsequent weeks we will listen to and practice identifying a selected number of birds by their songs and calls using recordings and common mnemonics. No longer will you wonder what bird is singing! Birding by Ear II will be offered in the spring. Registration $35. 6 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 11/15 CHRHS Rm 222 Registered Maine Guide Gary Roberts is a resident of Appleton and has been a volunteer naturalist, trip leader, and speaker for over 30 years. He specializes in guiding from a natural history perspective and focuses particularly on the native flora and fauna of Maine. Gary has been a long time volunteer for Maine Audubon and has volunteered with the Maine Plant Conservation Volunteers, Mountain Birdwatch, Maine Owl Survey Project, and Seanet.


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Breadmaking 10.18.16


with Debra Arter

Oct 18, 2016 at 6 pm

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as shape loaves of bread. You will see what gluten really looks like! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. Registration $20, plus $6 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-9:00 p.m. Class Tues 10/18 CHRHS Rm 231 Debra Arter learned how to bake and shape from her Home Economics teacher mother in Minnesota. She participates in cooking contests regularly and her loaves of bread often get blue ribbons at the Union Fair. Her enthusiasm for food and fun is contagious. Winter in Maine was made for an activity like this.


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Breast Cancer Prevention & Recovery Support through Traditional Oriental Medicine Exercises – Wu Ming Qigong 10.6.16


with Michael Shunney

Oct 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm, runs for 11 weeks

With 1 in 8 women affected by breast cancer, it has become a national imperative to address this issue through prevention, early detection, early treatment and prevention of recurrence programs. Qigong practices have been used successfully for thousands of years for disease prevention and for treatment. In modern times, with the advent of western energy, surgical and chemical treatment methods, Qigong has also proven to be a powerful partner in recovery and prevention of recurrence. Wu Ming Qigong is an elegantly simple set of 8 gentle movements, easily learned in a few classes and performed as a daily practice. It is especially helpful for the prevention and recovery support of breast cancer, and it’s also a powerful general health practice. Registration $55. 11 weeks 5:30-6:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/6 CHRHS Rm 214 Mike Shunney is the Director of Inner Works Taijiquan and Qigong in Rockland - . Mike is privileged to be recognized by the First family of Taijiquan in China, the Yang Family, as qualified to teach their system of Traditional Yang Family Taijiquan, which includes Qigong, Taijiquan, Taiji Jian (sword), Taiji Dao (broadsword), Taiji Qiang (spear/staff), and two-person play. He is the first person in Maine to hold that honor.


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