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Coastal Navigation Level 1

$50

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Learn the basics of coastal navigation using local charts, parallel ruler, and dividers. Learn what the symbols mean, how to determine safe and dangerous routes, create courses, learn rules of the “road”, what aids to navigation look like and do, plan for emergencies and more. For kayakers, sailors, powerboaters, and future Registered Maine Guides. Students will need access to either a Casco Bay Chart or Penobscot Bay Chart, parallel ruler and dividers.

Tai Chi for Beginners - 10 Movements 3.6.24

$59

with Mike Shunney

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Through the movements of Tai Chi and relaxed breathing, you will cultivate, store & circulate your internal energy. The movements are non-impact, smooth and practiced very slowly at first. Western research has shown improvements in heart, bone and muscle strength, as well as large reductions in the effects of stress, and an improvement in overall balance, with regular practice. This is the 20th continuous year of Tai Chi classes through the Five Town Adult Education program!

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QIGONG - Mindful Movement with Natural Breathing 3.6.24

$59

with Mike Shunney

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 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 will be introduced.

Gentle Yoga 3.6.24

$69

with Erika Manning

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Students of all abilities will be introduced to gentle yoga and functional movement exercises specifically designed to help reduce stress in body and mind. Practices for arthritis, osteoporosis, the lymph system, back care, and breathing will be explored. Please eat lightly before class, and bring a mat as well as a cushion or blanket. Students need to be able to get up and down off the floor by themselves or with the aid of a chair.

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Winter Remnants

$29

with Gary Roberts

Calendar Mar 18, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

DATE CHANGE The greens of summer and the colors of fall all but disappear with winter's arrival, but nature still surrounds us with beauty. Have you ever wondered what that brown stem or twig sticking out of the snow might be as you walk along a country road or a woodland path. Join Maine Guide and Naturalist Gary Roberts to learn how to identify winter remnants and the stories they might tell.

Map and Compass Level 1

$50

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Hike, snowshoe, geocache, hunt, and enjoy the woods and fields of Maine with confidence that you can read a topographic map, understand the symbols, know which way a river flows, plot a course bearing, use online resources, and how to get to safety. Familiarization to using a compass and map outdoors included. Students must have a DeLorme Maine Gazetteer, and a 2-degree baseplate compass.

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Mindful Meditation for Stress Reduction for Beginners

$40

with Kate McMorrow

Calendar Apr 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
This is a beginner’s class in mindfulness awareness practice and meditation for stress management. In this class you will learn the tools considered to be the foundation of mindfulness including focused attention, open monitoring and loving kindness/compassion meditations. The class will also touch on mindful eating, and using meditation for pain management. Class skips 4/17.

Spring Birds: When and Where to Find Them

$29

with Gary Roberts

Calendar Apr 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Early Spring Migration is a great time to get out and start looking for birds returning to Maine from their winter habitats. Maine Guide Gary Roberts will share his birding experiences to help you decide when and where you might have the best chances to see Warblers and other birds as they move through your neighborhoods, local hot spots, or around the state. This class will be followed by two field trips, one May 4th to Beech Hill in Rockport and one on May 18 at Viles Arboretum. Class skips 4/15.





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