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Easy Fiddle Jam


with Resa Randolph

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is designed for people who want to play traditional fiddle tunes with others in a slow, friendly environment. Each week we will follow a set list of tunes and play them at a comfortable pace that will allow everyone to take part. Students will receive a list of tunes before each session so they can practice ahead of time. Perfect for the shy or advanced beginner/early intermediate musician. We welcome fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass. Class skips 4/9 and 4/16.

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iPhone Basics


with Samantha Sharff

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course is for anyone new to their iPhone or for those who wouldn’t mind a basics brush-up. Please come with questions! Topics we will cover include: an overall review of the phone; turning the phone off and on; charging cable names; commonly used terms; Settings - and how to search within Settings; how to download an app; low battery mode; how to take photos; FaceTime and Zoom; what is iCloud?; backing up your phone; Siri; how to magnify your text. If we’ve gotten through all the material above, the remainder of the class will be reserved for questions. Handouts will be available to take home.

Plant Design with the Magical Air Plant Aerarium


with Elba-Gloria Rangel-Erazo

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

You will create an enchanted home called an Aerarium for the air plant known as a Tillandsia, so that you can enjoy it year-round in your house. There are plants, like vegetables, that require moist, nutrient-rich soil. Others, like your pet cactus, prefer dry rocky soil, and there are others that grow in mud or water, like the lotus flower. But have you ever seen a plant that grows with NO soil whatsoever? That's the Tillandsia - or "Air Plant", and this class will teach you how to care for this magical plant. Similar to building a terrarium, you will go home with a container, your new plant, and some decorative items to highlight your plant. You will also learn all about Tillandsia and how to care for them! Materials fee includes plant, container, and decorations for one Aerarium.

Weaving a Life


with Germaine Koomen

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

Weaving a Life is a simple, symbolic weaving process suitable for both beginning and experienced weavers. This approach allows one to explore one’s possibilities through creating a series of simple weavings called keyforms. The keyforms – amulet, bowl, doll, belt, mask, sacred bundle, and shawl – are elemental forms common to all cultures throughout the world. They become physical manifestations of personal meaning for the one who creates them. The woven forms hold symbolic significance in themselves, and form a kind of vessel or template for the individual to create a unique and personal experience of a path to self-discovery. In this class you will weave an amulet, if there is enough student interest we will add sessions to weave other keyforms. Registration fee includes all materials.

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Chaga, the Famous Medicinal Mushroom


with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Chaga is a type of fungus that grows mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates. For centuries, it's been used as a traditional medicine in Northern European and Asian countries, mainly to boost immunity and overall health. In this class we will cover chaga facts, myths, and miscellany. We will explore all aspects of chaga fungus from finding and harvesting it down to the microscopic level of its many uses.

The Easy to Learn iPad Class! 3.13.24


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Mar 13, 2024 at 4 pm

Take this fun and informative iPad class! We will explore the practical uses of your iPad and how to use the features! You will learn how to navigate, use apps, work with e-mail, take pictures, go online, and do more as time permits. Your patient instructor’s iPad screen and features will be clearly displayed over Zoom. 4-5 star ratings from 1000s of older adults! Not for Android tablet users.

Babysitter Training (American Red Cross)


with Andrew Eckman

Calendar Mar 14, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The primary purpose of the Babysitter’s Training course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to give care safely and responsibly for children and infants, such as diapering, bottle- and spoon-feeding, age-appropriate games, activities, and dealing with uncooperative children. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills and become better babysitters. They will learn how to build a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and learn about basic childcare and basic first aid. This training is designed for youths ages 11 to 15.

Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill: Memoirs of a Maine Wildlife Biologist


with Ron Joseph

Calendar Mar 14, 2024 at 6 pm

You will be charmed, delighted, and well-entertained by the heartwarming and fascinating true stories you will hear in this class with Retired Maine Wildlife Biologist Ron Joseph. In his new memoir, Bald Eagles, Bear Cubs and Hermit Bill, Ron recounts his youth in central Maine, life on his family's dairy farm, and a career spanning three decades. A gifted storyteller both in print and in person, he introduces you to fascinating characters who have worked in some way to preserve the natural beauty of Maine. Every tale is told with the compassion and appreciation of a man who truly loves Maine, its people, and its many wonders. You will thoroughly enjoy your evening with Ron!

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