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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.
Senior Fitness and Mobility
with Holly Vanorse Spicer
Everyone knows - a body in motion stays in motion! No matter your age, you can keep muscles strong and supportive with even the most simple exercises. You will learn functional movements key for balance, stability and - most importantly - everyday movements. This class is for all skill levels and modifications needed by participants for each exercise movement will be available.
Foraging for Mushrooms and Wild Edibles
with David Spahr
Want to learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi? Fall is a great time to find mushrooms in the woods, and you will be exploring along a trail which the instructor has found to be an excellent mushrooming area. The class will also discuss commonly found wild edibles including nutritious greens, their uses, and their niche in the local ecology. This course involves some moderate hiking.
Pickleball Learn to Play 10.7.20
with Craig Wilson
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 must be paid by check or cash.
Pickleball Skills and Drills 10.7.20
with Craig Wilson
Ready to up your Pickleball Game? Join us for an hour of Pickleball skills and drills. Instructors will work on all aspects of your game – serve, volley, 3rd shot drop, game strategy and much more. Stop action games and lots of hitting will increase your accuracy and ability to win points. This class must be paid by check or cash.
Beginner Tai Chi - 10 Movements October
with Mike Shunney
Through the movements of T’ai 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.
QIGONG - Mindful Movement with Natural Breathing 10.7.20
with Mike Shunney
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 wil be introduced.
Middle Eastern Dance 1
with Patti Luchetti
Middle Eastern Dance (Bellydancing) is native to the ancient middle east. It was widely spread by migrating tribes from India, north to Turkey and west to Spain. Egypt is a renowned center of the art form in modern times and Cairo now hosts respected dances from Asia, Europe, and the USA. Belly dancing gives gentle, strengthening exercise to the full torso with an emphasis on the belly and thighs. This class will also be available via Zoom.