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Farming with Natives

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm
This class is about how you can grow and harvest edible native plants. David has been farming his land (and a nearby public plot) in Washington, Maine for many years, and his PowerPoint will show the native plants he farms with – such as wild highbush blueberries, American and beach plums, nut trees including American chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Medicare 101 - 3.2.20

Free

with Anna Moorman

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
Questions about Medicare? Join Anna Moorman and Jo-Ann Neal for this informational seminar. They will answer your questions including what Medicare does and does not cover, when to enroll, the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans, and which plan is best for you. Anna and Jo-Ann will be available for a question and answer session following the presentation. The seminar is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you register by calling the Adult Education office at 236-7800, option 5.

Taiji (T’ai Chi) Short Form Morning Class 3.4.20

$99

with Michael Shunney

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 13 weeks

This 13-week class will guide you through an ancient movement art for health, and martial art. The movements of T'ai Chi, and relaxed breathing, cultivate and store 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. A suggested textbook may be purchased from the instructor for $15.00.

Taiji (T’ai Chi) Short Form Afternoon Class 3.4.20

$99

with Michael Shunney

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 3 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This 13-week class will guide you through an ancient movement art for health, and martial art. The movements of T'ai Chi, and relaxed breathing, cultivate and store 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. A suggested textbook may be purchased from the instructor for $15.00.

Qigong for Beginners - Swimming Dragon, Eight Silk Brocades &/or Wu Ming Afternoon Class 3.4.20

$99

with Michael Shunney

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

These ancient healing practices have improved the health and lives of tens 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 improving our breathing for a whole host of conditions including arthritis, chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. In this 13 week class we will learn and practice better breathing and then combine that with gentle, coordinated movements that improve circulation, flexibility and core strength. Suggested textbook may be purchased from instructor for $16.00.

Paleo/Primal Explained

$29

with Jolinda Rockett

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Are we really taking care of ourselves and family by following the 50-year long experiments of low-fat food, frequent meals, and avoiding activities that would possibly use up our cartilage? Is Alzheimer’s lurking around the corner? Is our DNA a ticking time-bomb? Have you been wondering if you are “doing it right”, or have questions about how you are taking care of your health? Happily, research is providing answers and they are not scary. Yes, recent science shows ways you can recover from escalating fatigue, lose weight, and build your creative brain. Topics we will cover in these 3 evenings are: “Real” Food; Building Up and Breaking Down; and The Important Bits, including heart rate, sleep, and aging. Jolinda will present the basics and, if you like, provide references and suggestions for further study. But you will leave this short course with actionable information and a new plan for your health.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 3.10.20

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restaurateur you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

Natural Sleep & Relaxation with Essential Oils

$15

with Laura Philbrook

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The power of smell is an increasingly popular area of research as scientists study ways in which certain scents can evoke a range of emotional and physical responses. In this class you will learn about different essential oils that are benificial for sleep and relaxation and general sleep hygiene tips. Each participant will make a sleep roller & body scrub. A materials fee of $20.00 is payable to the instructor at class.





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