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Introduction to the Natural History of Midcoast Maine

$25

with Kristen Lindquist

Calendar Nov 28, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Maine is noted for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Can you identify the song of our state bird? Better yet, can you identify our state bird? (It’s the Black-capped Chickadee.) Ever wondered how to find the North Star? Can you name three wildflowers you might find in the Camden Hills? In this two-session class you will develop basic literacy in the natural history of wildlife-rich midcoast Maine by learning how to identify some of the trees, wildflowers, birds, butterflies, animal tracks, and even stars and constellations most easily found here. Geared for the real beginner, this class will enhance your basic knowledge and awareness of the natural world around you! Registration $25. 2 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 11/28 CHRHS Rm 210 Kristen Lindquist is an amateur naturalist who leads birding field trips throughout the state and serves as a guide at the annual Acadia Birding Festival. She wrote the Knox County chapter of the new book Birdwatching in Maine, and her natural history column appears each month on PenBayPilot.com. A member of the board of Merryspring Nature Center, she is also the first female member of the Maine Bird Records Committee.

 

Pickleball 11.8.17

$35

with Seth Meyer Midcoast Recreation

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Come try your hand at one of the fastest growing sports in the country - Pickleball. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. This weekly clinic will be held on the tennis courts at MRC and will consist of general instruction and open play. This class does not have a senior rate. Registration $35. 5 weeks 9:00-10:00 a.m. Begins Wed 11/8 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) Rockport This class is taught by the staff at Midcoast Recreation Center.

 

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Ski Maintenance and Tuning

$30

with Mike Hartley

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn from a pro the basics of caring for downhill skis and snowboards including waxing, sharpening, and binding adjustment. Mike Hartley, Maine Sport ski and snowboard shop manager, will teach this hands-on class on ski tuning basics. Bring a dull snowboard or pair of skis and get them ready for better turns and smoother glide. The course will be taught at Maine Sport Outfitters ski shop. Registration $30. 2 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 11/30 Maine Sport 115 Commercial St., Rockport Mike Hartley manages the ski shop at Maine Sport.

 

Tennis  - Beginners Evening 11.9.17
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Tennis - Beginners Evening 11.9.17

$75

with Debbie Merchant

Calendar Nov 9, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

CLASS CANCELLED. NEW CLASS AT NEW TIME MAY BE SCHEDULED.

Here is your chance to try tennis! This short class will give you just what you need to see if tennis is for you. We will cover all the basic strokes - forehand, backhand, ground strokes and volleys, overheads and serves and the rules and scoring for a tennis match. You don't have to be very fit, coordinated or athletic to learn tennis. Loaner racquets available. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared to move and laugh. Bring your spouse, friend or child age 13 and up! Class is limited to 6 students and does not have a senior rate. Registration $75. 6 weeks 6:00-7:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 11/9 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) in Rockport. This class is taught by instructors at Midcoast recreation Center.

 

Tennis - Advanced Beginner 11.8.17

$75

with Debbie Merchant

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Looking for men, women, couples, singles! We will review proper form for all the different strokes and do more playing out of points and games than in beginner tennis. We will also cover learning strategies and court positioning for both doubles and singles play. Class is limited to 6 students and does not have a senior rate. Registration $75. 6 weeks 1:00-2:00 p.m. Begins Wed 11/8 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) in Rockport. Deb Merchant has been a teaching Pro since 2004. She didn't start playing until she was 40 and grew a great passion for the sport . She enjoys helping others to learn to play tennis and find a sport that is good exercise and social and fun!

 

Tennis - Advanced Play 11.10.17

$75

with Debbie Merchant

Calendar Nov 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

New for men, women, couples, and singles players! This Intermediate class is for those who have been playing a while. We will be doing more playing out of points without much instruction. Class is limited to 6 students and does not have a senior rate. Registration $75. 6 weeks 5:30-6:30 p.m. Begins Fri 11/10 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) in Rockport. This class is taught by instructors at Midcoast Recreation Center.

 

Tennis - Beginners Daytime 11.8.17

$75

with Debbie Merchant

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

Here is your chance to try tennis! This short class will give you just what you need to see if tennis is for you. We will cover all the basic strokes - forehand, backhand, ground strokes and volleys, overheads and serves and the rules and scoring for a tennis match. You don't have to be very fit, coordinated or athletic to learn tennis. Loaner racquets available. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared to move and laugh. Bring your spouse, friend or child age 13 and up! Class is limited to 6 students and does not have a senior rate. Registration $75. 6 weeks 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Begins Wed 11/8 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) in Rockport. Deb Merchant has been a teaching Pro since 2004. She didn't start playing until she was 40 and grew a great passion for the sport . She enjoys helping others to learn to play tennis and find a sport that is good exercise and social and fun!

 

Yoga - Gentle Kundalini Yoga November

$40

with Melina Yáñez

Calendar Nov 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Come and experience Kundalini Yoga based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. No experience is necessary to explore the practice of this unique form of yoga. All sessions include warm ups, pranayam (breathwork), asanas (postures), savasana (deep relaxation), and meditation. Known as “the yoga of awareness”, Kundalini Yoga is a welcoming, “come-as-you-are”, enlivening experience. Among the many benefits that Kundalini Yoga can bring to your life are increased flexibility of the spine, opening the emotional heart, and strengthening of the body as a whole. Please wear loose clothing and avoid eating or having strong caffeine at least two hours prior to the class. Also, please bring a yoga mat or a towel and a water bottle. If you are unable to sit on the floor, chairs will be provided. Beginners to yoga are welcome! No class on 12/12. Note: New class on Thursday evenings! Sign up for once or twice a week! Registration $40. 5 weeks 6:15-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 11/14 CHRHS Rm 312 Melina T. Yáñez took her first Kundalini Yoga class a decade ago and immediately fell in love with this ancient practice. A native San Franciscan, she moved to Maine after 25 years in New York City. She completed her certification as a Kundalini Yoga instructor at Golden Bridge in Manhattan and currently attends workshops at Kundalini Yoga East whenever she visits the Big Apple. In addition to Kundalini Yoga and meditation, her passions include classic black and white films, vintage china, studying medicinal plants, and Frank Sinatra! For more information, please visit: http://woolfsongs.wix.com/the-kundalini-kid.

 

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