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America’s Boating Course
with John McMullen Wawenock Sail &Power
Learn the basics of boating: trailering, rules of the road, navigational lights and buoys, and the use of compass for bearings. This course meets the requirements of most states for a recreational boating license. This class does not have a senior discount. Registration $70, couples sharing materials are $95 per couple. 5 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Tues 3/20 CHRHS Rm 216 This class is taught by Wawenock Sail and Power Squadron certified instructors.
Bellydancing - Level 2
with Patti Luchetti
Practice of this dance provides gentle, strengthening exercise for the whole body with emphasis on the belly and thighs. This level 2 class will add new hip patterns, try out Beledie and Moroccan rhythms plus finish the Veil choreography begun in the beginning class. The class is suggested for those who have completed at least one bellydancing class or have other dance background. Students will accomplish a simple choreography during the session and learn the use of props such as scarves, zils and the veil. Please bring a large scarf for the hips, and wear loose comfortable clothes or dance wear. It is ALWAYS a good time to try Bellydancing! Registration $30. 3 weeks 7:00-8:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 4/26 CHRHS Dance/Wrestling Rm Patti Luchetti has studied and performed Oriental Dance for 25 years, in Maine, NYC and abroad.
Birding by Habitat
with Shelley Spanswick
Spring is a great time of year to get outside and look for spring migrants! Our avian friends are on the move heading to their summer homes. Birding by Habitat will take you to three very different habitat types and focus on bird identification clues based on the surroundings. This is a field oriented class so please be prepared for outdoor elements (rain, wind, varying spring temps). Participants should dress in appropriate layers and bring their own binoculars. If you don’t have binoculars, let the instructor know. If weather does not cooperate, class will be held at Merryspring Nature Center. DIscussion will also cover attracting birds to your yard, common injuries birds sustain due to human interaction, and what you can do to help. Registration $45. 4 weeks 8:00-10:00 a.m. Begins Fri 5/4 Merryspring Nature Park Shelley Spanswick has a degree in Wildlife Biology and has worked as a wild bird rehabilitator for over 10 years. She began her career as an intern and volunteer at Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine, continued to The Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ, and later returned to Avian Haven. She has led owl prowls with the Riley School and Merryspring and is continuing her pursuit to help educate the public about the wonders of the avian world. Shelley adds a unique perspective to the classic birding walks because she has worked intimately with a variety of species.
Fly Fishing Workshop
with Jeffrey 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. Registration $20. 1 day 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Class Sat 3/31 CHRHS Cafe Jeff Space is a local fly tier who has taught many classes in the area. He is also an avid fisherman who welcomes the chance to share his knowledge.
Make Your Own Backpacking Stove
with Tom Jamrog
Make your own multi-fuel backpacking stove! Have fun making a lightweight stove that you can use on day hikes and on backpacking trips. Created from metal cans and fasteners, these downdraft stoves are compact. They efficiently burn wood, liquid fuel, and solid fuel tablets. Each participant will be assisted in drilling, cutting, and fastening component parts to make their own stove, plus receive instruction in lighting and tending the stove. Class size is limited. Registration $20, plus $10 for materials to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-8:30 p.m. Class Tues 5/1 CHRHS Rm 112 Tom Jamrog lives in Lincolnville. He has been awarded the Triple Crown of Backpacking for having completed thru-hikes of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails.
with Seth Meyer Midcoast Recreation
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 4/25 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) Rockport This class is taught by the staff at Midcoast Recreation Center.
Tennis - Advanced Beginner 4.25.18
with Staff Midcoast Recreation
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 4/25 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 developed a great passion for the sport. She enjoys helping others learn to play tennis and discover a sport that is good exercise, social and fun!
Tennis - Advanced Play 4.27.18
with Staff Midcoast Recreation
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 4/27 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) in Rockport. This class is taught by instructors at Midcoast Recreation Center.