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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Ordinary and Extraordinary Time in the Poetry of Stanley Kunitz and Marie Howe


with Ellen Goldsmith

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This five session poetry class will focus on two accomplished and admired poets—Stanley Kunitz and Marie Howe. Our approach will be to appreciate their poems and to explore how meaning and feeling emerge. Supplementary reading consisting of Kunitz and Howe on poetry and writing as well as critical assessments of their work will broaden our understanding. Each session will end with springboards for writing. Registration $45. 5 weeks 5:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Tues 4/24 CHRHS Rm 221 Ellen Goldsmith is the author of "Where to Look", "Such Distances" and "No Pine Tree in This Forest Is Perfect" which won the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center 1997 chapbook contest. “The Secret of Life” from Such Distances was read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Antiphon, Connecticut River Review, Dash, Earth's Daughters, Mount Hope, Off the Coast, and Third Wednesday. She has also taught poetry for the Coastal Senior College and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.


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Pickleball 4.25.18


with Seth Meyer Midcoast Recreation

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

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.


Rise and Shine Yoga 4.25.18


with Erika Manning

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 8 am, runs for 7 weeks

An open class for all levels. In this slow flow-based class students of all abilities and ages gently stretch and strengthen their bodies and minds in preparation to meet the challenges of the day. Students must be able to get down and up off the floor by themselves. Please eat lightly, layer clothing, and bring a mat and blanket to class. Registration $50. 7 wks 8:00.-9:15 a.m. Begins Wed 4/25 Midcoast Recreation Center Erika Manning is a licensed massage therapist as well as a certified Yoga therapist and has taught the practice of Yoga for over two decades. She has taught numerous weekly classes to many different populations, and was a past faculty member of Namaste Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training Program as well as their Massage Therapy Program. Her interest and training lie in the therapeutic use of Yoga as it relates to the individual. She practices massage, Yoga and energy therapies in midcoast Maine.


Sewing For Advanced Beginners


with Sandra Clement

Calendar May 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

If you have taken a beginners sewing class and want to go further, this is the class for you! We will start and complete a project each night including an envelope pillow, a zippered pouch, pajama bottoms, a pillowcase and one other class-selected project. Every project will feature a new technique (French seam, installing a zipper, buttonhole, hemming, and more) while following pre-printed and custom patterns. Sewing machines are available for use or students may bring their own machines if they are in good working condition. Fabric requirements for the first class will be given out upon registration. Registration $40. 5 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 5/10 CHRHS Rm 232 Sandy Clement has been sewing for many years and was the first college student in her dorm to bring a sewing machine to school. She assisted seamstress and artist, Linda Leach, on several occasions with costuming for Camden Civic Theater performances.


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Shaker Village Canterbury, NH


with Marlene Hall

Calendar May 12, 2018 at 7 am

“Tis a Gift to be Simple, Tis a Gift to be Free.” Rethink tradition by visiting Canterbury Shaker Village, a New Hampshire landmark known for its architectural integrity and significance, and spend a day in the beautiful town of Canterbury, New Hampshire. The village of 25 original Shaker buildings and 4 restored buildings are all contained on 694 acres complete with forest, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds. We will have the opportunity to interact with villagers, hear of their remarkable history, watch artisans demonstrate traditional crafts from broom making to weaving and spinning to woodworking, and enjoy a lunch from the Shaker Box Lunch and Farm Stand (sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked goods). The museum store showcases crafts from the village as well as traditional Shaker community items. The Canterbury Shaker Village is an internationally known non-profit museum founded in 1969 and dedicated to preserving the heritage and 200 year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers. Departure from Camden Hills Regional High School 7:00 a.m., returning 9:00 p.m. Pick ups at MVHS in Waldoboro and Great Salt Bay School in Newcastle, rest stop at Kennebunk Plaza. Transportation provided by Northeast Charter and Tours. Tour Leaders: Marlene Hall and Barbara Hendricks. Registration $70 includes admission to Shaker Village. 1 day 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Trip Sat 5/12 CHRHS


Spanish - Advanced


with Paul Garcia

Calendar Apr 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks


Advanced Spanish (nicknamed "the Black Diamond Trail" by students) is a third level follow-up for students who have thoroughly completed the previous Intermediate Spanish. It begins around page 40 of the Spanish for Today text. This class meets Monday and Wednesday. Registration $45. 3 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Mon 4/30 CHRHS Rm 216


Spanish - Further Advanced


with Paul Garcia

Calendar May 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks


Further Advanced Spanish is a continuation of Advanced Spanish. This class meets Monday and Wednesday. Registration $45. 3 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Mon 5/21 CHRHS Rm 216


Tennis - Advanced Beginner 4.25.18


with Staff Midcoast Recreation

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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!


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