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Growing through Grief

$75

with Laura Lee Perkins, MS

Calendar Sep 8, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Grief is hard work which embodies tremendous potential for healing and transformation. This work is deep, often painful and the process can shatter our illusion of normalcy as we yearn for a new center of emotional gravity. Somehow, we find a way to integrate loss into the fabric of our lives as that intangible part of us evolves into even deeper awareness and connection. This 4-week class will offer ways to move through this personal empowerment journey - no matter when your grief experience happened. The $10 workbook for the class can be purchased from the instructor the first night.

Bridge for Beginners

$75

with Kate Martino

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Bridge is played by over 25 million Americans of all ages and is one of the world’s most popular card games. It is fun, a great way to meet new people and stimulates your brain….. a game for your lifetime! This class covers bridge basics for those who have never played or if you haven't played for a while and are looking to renew your skills. The textbook required for this class is “Basic Bridge I” by Audrey Grant and can be purchased on Amazon (new/used).

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Coed NRA Basics of Pistol Handling

$125

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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This Coed NRA Basics of Pistol Handling will cover safety at home and the range, principal parts and types of actions, how to handle a pistol in a safe manner, fundamentals of pistol shooting, pistol shooting positions, common malfunctions and cleaning, selecting a pistol, and qualifying on a range. The course meets the Maine minimum for a Concealed Carry Permit if you pass the 50-question written exam and qualify by putting 5 rounds in 4 target circles (20 rounds total) at 10-feet. Students will receive the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting textbook. You do not need to own a pistol for this class, but if you do, you are encouraged to bring it to class with no ammunition. Range time will be scheduled separately from the classroom sessions at a cost of $50. If you wish to shoot at the range to qualify and do not own a pistol, one will be provided with 50 rounds of ammunition for $25. If bringing your own pistol to the range, bring 50 rounds of ammunition. The range day will be held at the Lincoln County Rifle Club in Damariscotta, on 9/28 between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM or 9/29 between 1:30 and 5:30 PM. Class meets at CHRHS on 9/14 and 9/21 only.

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Food Waste and Compost

Free

with Katrina Venhuizen

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
From your backyard to an industrial composting facility, we will go over all the ways available to make sure your food scraps are contributing to local soil production instead of sitting in a landfill! Join Katrina Venhuizen, ecomaine environmental educator, in learning more about what’s in your trash can and how to reduce your household waste.

Sustainability Workshop: A Pathway to Action

$35

with Connie Evans & Valli Geiger

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

No matter where you are on the path to sustainable living, this four-week course will help you go a little further. We will focus on going from enthusiastic optimism to potent action for the welfare of our future generations. The class will include: 1. An exploration of achieving a more sustainable lifestyle through the restoration of a healthy relationship with nature. 2. The opportunity to develop a personal sustainability plan based on the idea of not just using less, but also making more intentional acquisitions of renewable/repurposed/biodegradable products that are safe for plants and humans with “next step possibilities” presented. 3. Examples of successful sustainability projects started by “regular people” around the world that have made a huge impact on community self-reliance. 4. Rationale and strategies to create environments that optimize physical and psychological health and well-being by embracing living space and product design that uplifts the human spirit. Other topics covered will include: The Circular Economy; Living Future System; Local Food/Economy; Peak Oil Transition; Sustainable Home Design; and Current Sustainability Legislation efforts. Connie and Valli hope that this class will leave you with the enthusiasm and hope for the future that this work has given them over the past decade of their own learning and work on these issues. This class will have an option to participate live or via Zoom.

Women's Only NRA Basics of Pistol Handling

$125

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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This Women's Only NRA Basics of Pistol Handling will cover safety at home and the range, principal parts and types of actions, how to handle a pistol in a safe manner, fundamentals of pistol shooting, pistol shooting positions, common malfunctions and cleaning, selecting a pistol, and qualifying on a range. The course meets the Maine minimum for a Concealed Carry Permit if you pass the 50-question written exam and qualify by putting 5 rounds in 4 target circles (20 rounds total) at 10-feet. Students will receive the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting textbook. You do not need to own a pistol for this class, but if you do, you are encouraged to bring it to class with no ammunition. Range time will be scheduled separately from the classroom sessions at a cost of $50, on Monday, 10/17 or Tuesday, 10/18, between 8:45 AM and 3:15 PM. If you wish to shoot at the range to qualify and do not own a pistol, one will be provided with 50 rounds of ammunition for $25. If bringing your own pistol to the range, bring 50 rounds of ammunition. The range day will be held at the Lincoln County Rifle Club in Damariscotta, class meets at CHRHS on 10/4 and 10/11 only.

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle for a Greener Tomorrow

Free

with Katrina Venhuizen

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
How much are you throwing away every day? Could you divert some of that waste and help your community save money + the environment at the same time? Join Katrina Venhuizen, ecomaine environmental educator, in learning more about what you could be reducing, reusing and recycling, and how to reduce your household waste and carbon footprint.

Midcoast Learning Journey in a Box

$35

with Elizabeth Drury

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Do you have a curiosity about our midcoast area and wish to engage more fully in what it has to offer? In this course you’ll take a deeper dive into learning about our beautiful Knox County and your connection to it using a creative learning kit for a one-of-a-kind learning journey. What do our communities have to teach us about who we are? Who are we in relation to our communities? How can people develop connections that build on our common humanity? How can we learn about our community so we can engage meaningfully with others? You will receive a box of materials that includes historical information, recreational ideas and creative tools. Participants will explore resources and then create a unique resource map tailored especially to their interests. The beauty of this boxed activity is that by engaging with it we'll explore guided creativity - a nice balance of form, freedom and deeper learning, while sowing seeds of friendship and community along the way. At the end we will reflect on our experience, share our handmade maps and debrief our process. Each box contains: Introduction and Background; historical resources of Midcoast Maine; sample resource map; journal; supplies for mini art - tiny canvas, pens, paints, pencil; template for resource map; links to online journal and “Box Buddies” Community.





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