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Sewing for Beginners 4.5.23


with Sandy Clement

Calendar Apr 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Learn the basics of machine sewing and how to troubleshoot problems while working on 2 fun projects. We will start by sewing an envelope pillow with pillow insert. We will also be making a cute and easy zippered pouch. Sandy will supply muslin for the pillow insert and polyester stuffing as well as the fusible fleece and zipper for the pouch. No need to bring fabric to the first class. You may bring your own machine or use one in the classroom. A $10 materials fee is included in the registration.

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French I - Beginner French Continuing


with Kimberly Helmstetter

Calendar Apr 5, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
More French! This class will be a continuation of French 1 - Beginner French.

Cooking Chinese Dumplings 4.6.23


with Nanfei Wang

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class, you will learn how to make real northeastern Chinese dumplings from scratch, including how to make the dough and the dumplings' fillings using beef, shrimp and vegetables, along with a delicious dipping sauce. Let's have a dumplings dinner party! Great food with cultural significance!

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Carving the Swimming Puffin


with Michael McCune

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

In this class, open to beginning or experienced carvers, you will carve the swimming Puffin, an iconic bird of the North Atlantic. Students should bring a minimum of a ¾” straight chisel, a 7mm #9 gouge, an 8mm #7 fishtail gouge and a 12mm #5 gouge or equivalent. Students are also encouraged to look for as much reference material as possible to aid in carving and painting. The instructor will supply basswood blanks and eyes, and paints and brushes. A $35 materials fee is to be paid to the instructor.

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Why Should I Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost?


with Katrina Venhuizen

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How much are you throwing away every day? Could you divert some of that waste and help your community save money + the environment at the same time? Join Katrina Venhuizen, ecomaine environmental educator, to learn more about how you could be reducing, reusing and recycling, and how to reduce your household waste and carbon footprint.

Coastal Navigation Level 1


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Not sure where you are or where you are going when boating on Maine's coastal waters? Learn the basics of coastal navigation including where you are on a chart/map, creating bearings that will get you somewhere and back using a divider and a parallel ruler. Excellent for boaters, paddlers, outdoor leaders and future Registered Maine Guides. Students need access to the internet, computer/tablet with audio and video capabilities and a printer. You will also need to get a "divider" and "parallel ruler", and have access to a nautical chart. Deadline to register for class is 3/30/23 due to need for materials before class.

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Cooking Sourdough Bread 4.10.23


with Bill Babb

Calendar Apr 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is nothing like the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread unless it is enjoying a slice of freshly baked bread with butter shortly after coming out of the oven! Students will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape and score the bread for baking. The instructor will demonstrate two ways to bake a loaf, using a cloche or a stone with steam in the oven, followed by a taste testing. Students will then shape, score and bake a loaf of their own in class. They will take home some sourdough culture (bring a 32 ounce container) for bread baking at home. A $5 ingredients fee is payable to the instructor at class.

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Create a Maine Icon Patch - Schooner


with Resa Randolph

Calendar Apr 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class you will create a 3" patch of a Maine iconic image - a schooner - using felt, roving and embroidery. You'll learn techniques including needlefelting and embroidery. You can then sew your patch onto your favorite jacket, sweater or bag. Registration fee includes a patch-making kit of felt, thread and needles, you can bring your own sewing scissors if you prefer but there will also be some available at class.

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