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Cooking – The Taste of West Africa 11.8.18
with Jordan Benissan
Come enjoy the taste of Africa with a Togolese feast! The West African country of Togo has been influenced by many cultures, including French, Italian and German, as well as its own. Join chef, teacher and musician Jordan Benisson for a journey into the culture and foods of Togo. You’ll make dishes such as Gari Fotu (similar to grits, with a sauce including tomato sauce reduction, herbs, peppers, ground smoked shrimp and egg), West African Chicken in Peanut Sauce, fried sweet potato and plantain, and more. The menu will be chosen according to seasonal availability, so please let us know if you have any food allergies when you register. Bring take-home containers. Registration $20, plus $20 for ingredients to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-8:30 p.m. Class Thurs 11/8 CHRHS Rm 231 Jordan Benisson has been cooking for friends and students ever since he arrived in Maine in 1999, and finally realized his dream of opening a restaurant in 2017. Me Lon Togo is located in a distinctive blue and purple historic home on Rt. 1 in Searsport. Jordan also teaches African drumming at Colby College, The Watershed School, and other area schools.
Declutter Your Home and Free Up Time
with Diane Smith
With the holidays soon upon us, do you dream of your home being a calm and joyful place rather than one with flat surfaces covered with stuff and the feeling of overwhelm? Whether you enjoy many or few possessions, learn tips from a professional home organizer on how to create more time for what is important by bringing order and simplicity to your home. Life is easier when your space is stress free and things you need are found with ease. Learn techniques for successful decluttering, and come prepared to laugh, and to share your own challenges and success stories. Registration $25. 3 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/25 CHRHS Rm 224 Diane Smith, owner of A Simple Life Awaits You…Organizing Your Home, has been inspiring clients through confidential, gentle coaching since 2006. She has enjoyed teaching adult ed. classes for over fifteen years and draws her insights from years as a nonprofit administrator, host of a T.V. series on quiltmaking, and her own personal decluttering journey.
Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada
with David Spahr
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. Registration $20. 1 night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Wed 10/24 CHRHS Rm 211 David Spahr is a naturalist, photographer and forest farmer who has collected, photographed, and eaten wild mushrooms for 35 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and maintains a web site devoted to the subject, mushroom-collecting.com. He is currently writing a book on foraging.
Eight Transformational Attitudes
with Glen Carver
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Nelson Mandela wrote: “The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself.” This four-week course will challenge and encourage you to personal growth in a fresh and exciting way regardless of where you may be in your own journey. Personal growth requires focus and commitment. You will discover that lasting growth does not happen just by making external changes in behavior. Real growth happens when change takes place from the inside out. The instructor will teach the eight primary attitudes that can bring transformation and the practical process of applying them through interactive experience. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 10/23 CHRHS Rm 221 Glenn Carver is the founder/owner of Burden Bearing Coaching where he serves as a professional speaker, coach, and trainer. Glenn is also a certified member of the John Maxwell Team. Burden Bearing Coaching, through workshops, seminars, keynote speaking and coaching, is committed to transforming lives through education and encouragement, empowering individuals to be more effective servant leaders. “Life is relationships, and the rest is just details.”
Felted Woodland Creatures 10.30.18
with Anne Goodale
This class will help you get started making felted animals by learning the basics of a very simple needle felting method of sculpting with natural wools. You will be amazed at how easy it is to create lifelike miniatures of your favorite woodland creatures. Each participant will receive a kit of supplies for 2-3 animals. No previous felting experience is needed. Registration $20, plus $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Tues 10/30 CHRHS Rm 211 Anne Goodale is a longtime midcoast artist, who enjoys inspiring others to explore their creativity while having fun learning new skills.
Felted Woodland Creatures 11.27.18
with Anne Goodale
This class will help you get started making felted animals by learning the basics of a very simple needle felting method of sculpting with natural wools. You will be amazed at how easy it is to create lifelike miniatures of your favorite woodland creatures. Each participant will receive a kit of supplies for 2-3 animals. No previous felting experience is needed. Registration $20, plus $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Tues 11/27 CHRHS Rm 211 Anne Goodale is a longtime midcoast artist, who enjoys inspiring others to explore their creativity while having fun learning new skills.
Genealogy for Beginners
with Dorothy Prescott
Learn how to gather and organize information in your own family history search. This three-part class will lead participants through the basic process of uncovering and sorting through the wealth of genealogical information available on the internet and from other sources. Registration $35. 3 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 11/26 CHRHS Rm 222 Dorothy Prescott is a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants and is familiar with many local lines of descent.
Home Grown Salads Year Round
with Crystal Robinson
DATE CHANGE This is a hands-on class where you will learn how to grow your own salads at home, year-round, with no artificial lights required. Just imagine being able to pick fresh greens without leaving home! Crystal will pre-soak your seeds for you and provide the planting medium. She will also provide you with detailed instructions and a free Agriscaping Sprouting Guide. You don’t need a lot of space, and no gardening experience is necessary. If there is time and interest, we can also discuss vermiculture composting and fermentation. Bring a shallow container -- a glass pie plate is ideal. Class limited to 10 (observers welcome as space permits) and is suitable for families with children over 5 years of age. Cost for materials is $5 payable on the day of the class. Registration $20, plus $5 for materials to be paid to the instructor. 1 night 5:30-6:30 p.m. Class Tues 10/2 CHRHS Rm 211 Crystal Robinson has been studying agriscaping, a method of creating beautiful, edible landscapes on any size lot. For more information about Agriscaping, request to join the Agriscaping Maine FaceBook Page.