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Tai Chi Easy ™
with Diane Doiron
Tai Chi Easy ™ is an arrangement of up to 9 movements from the traditional 108 movement long form. The movements are simplified and are performed repetitively, keeping the practice light-hearted with the focus on awakening the body's healing resoures.
with John Sommo
Come rediscover the health, economic, environmental and psychological benefits of cycling. The class is designed for people who know how to ride a bike but may not have ridden for many years. Topics covered will include: bike handling, rules of the road, parts of the bike, basic repair, selecting an appropriate bike and riding with kids and grandchildren. Depending on class interest a trip to Acadia’s bike paths or another group ride may be scheduled.
Fly Fishing Workshop
with Jeff Space
Learn the basics of fly casting in this hands-on workshop. We will cover rods, reels and lines and what you will need to get started. In addition to the casting lesson we will cover the basic knots used, fly selections and how to fish them. We will also learn to read the stream or river you are fishing to find the most likely places to catch fish.
Golf for Beginners
with Alex Plummer
This course will focus on how to begin playing the game of golf. Each week will cover a different aspect of the game from basic rules, formats of play, and history of the sport through a fourth week playing a nine hole round of golf. Along the way students will learn the mechanics of the golf swing, use of clubs, putting and chipping and be introduced to the variety of golf equipment and apparel that is essential to playing the game. At the end of the course students will feel confident in their game regardless of age, ability and physique.
Foraging for Wild Edibles and Mushrooms
with David Spahr
Learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi. We will be examining commonly found "spring things" including nutritious greens, their uses, and their niche in the local ecology. Class will meet near the windmill behind school.
Hiking Bates Morse Mountain
with Gary Roberts
Join Naturalist and Maine Guide Gary Roberts on a guided hike along a roadway where you will pass through mixed woodlands bordered by steep rock ledges, a salt marsh, and a pine barren, before reaching Seawall Beach. The area offers many opportunities to see unique Flora and Fauna including Sweetgrass, Star Mushrooms, seals, Least Terns and Piping Plovers. Departing CHRHS at 8 am for an approximately 3-hour hike, and returning approximately 2 pm. Fee includes bus transportation. For more info click here.
Hiking at Maine Audubon's Borestone Mountain Sanctuary
with Gary Roberts
Borestone Mountain sits at the beginning of the Appalachian Trail's Hundred Mile Wilderness. This 6 mile moderately strenuous but kid-friendly hike traverses past three spring-fed mountain lakes and several spectacular views before reaching the mountain's twin-peaked summit. The summit offers 360-degree views of Maine's Northwoods, including Onowa and Greenwood Lakes, Barren Mountain Ledges, and the highest railroad trestle bridge in the State. Participants should bring a bag lunch, appropriate hiking shoes, and water for an approximately 4-hour hike. Departing CHRHS at 8:00 am and returning approximately 6:00 pm. Fee includes bus transportation. For more info on Borestone click here.