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Personal Enrichment

Cooking Mushrooms

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

Tai Chi for Beginners - 10 Movements 9.28.22

$39

with Mike Shunney

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks
Through the movements of T’ai Chi and relaxed breathing, you will cultivate, store & circulate your 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.

QIGONG - Mindful Movement with Natural Breathing 9.28.22

$39

with Mike Shunney

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 3 pm, runs for 4 weeks
These ancient Qigong practices have improved the health 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 improved breathing for many health conditions, and even more benefits in combination with these movements. Ba Duan Jin, Swimming Dragon & Wu Ming Qigongs will be introduced.

Cooking the Tastes of Cajun and Creole

$49

with Jordan Benissan

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Have you ever been curious about Cajun and Creole cuisine? It has amazing origins from several cultures. Jordan Benissan of Me Lon To Go recently added these cuisines to his menu to great success. You will learn the history and culture of this food with possible dishes such as Whole Red Snapper with Red Beans and Rice and Jambalaya, Gumbo, Cioppino (a stew which can include lobster, scallops, king crab legs, shrimp, basil, parsley, fennel, oregano, crushed red pepper, shallots, garlic, a vegetable white wine broth with tomato paste and fresh tomatoes), or the classic New Orleans dish, Étouffée. Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Art Trail Maine - Bangor

$35

with Deb Vendetti

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Art Trail Maine: Explore, Create, See Art, Collaborate! Visit exceptional galleries in destinations that offer some of the best image collecting locations and a mid-day collaborative/sharing over lunch! Each destination will afford approximately 3 hours to explore and create in visually interesting locations, followed by a relaxed lunch and afternoon gallery visits. The trip leader will be available for image-making support as requested, and anecdotal information about the area. These are locations Deb has visited annually for over 30 years, and are among her favorite image collecting sites. Curated introductions by gallery staff/owners as available. At 9:30 am we will meet at West Market Square for artisan coffee in the heart of downtown Bangor, then we will coordinate sites for drawing and photography. At 12:30 pm we will meet for lunch at Paddy Murphy’s. There is an outdoor dining option with reservations required (through group leader). After lunch we will visit the Zillman Art Museum of the University of Maine - one of the finest Modern and Contemporary galleries in the state.

Art Trail Maine - Bangor

$35

with Deb Vendetti

Calendar Sep 29, 2022 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week
Art Trail Maine: Explore, Create, See Art, Collaborate! Visit exceptional galleries in destinations that offer some of the best image collecting locations and a midday collaborative/sharing over lunch! Each destination will afford approximately 3 hours to explore and create in visually interesting locations, followed by a relaxed lunch and afternoon gallery visits. The trip leader will be available for image-making support as requested, and anecdotal information about the area. These are locations Deb has visited annually for over 30 years, and are among her favorite image collecting sites. Curated introductions by gallery staff/owners as available. At 9:30 am we will meet at West Market Square for artisan coffee in the heart of downtown Bangor, then we will coordinate sites for drawing and photography. At 12:30 pm we will meet for lunch at Paddy Murphy’s. There is an outdoor dining option with reservations required (through group leader). After lunch we will visit the Zillman Art Museum of the University of Maine - one of the finest Modern and Contemporary galleries in the state.

Microsoft Word: The Very Basics 10.2.22

$20

with Michael Wilson

Calendar Oct 2, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Your instructor will break down the unknown Microsoft Word stuff. and present them to you in a clear, sensible, and enjoyable way! We will briefly look at the free and paid version of word processors. Then the instructor will open and show basic functions in Microsoft Word. We will go on to explore saving, alignments, bullets, numbering, and indents.. (Not for Apple/Mac users.) Enter your instructor-led classroom with 3 simple clicks from your email!

Chinese Painting

$75

with Nanfei Wang

Calendar Oct 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Chinese traditional painting is based on the use of brushes, ink, water and colors on rice paper. Chinese artist Nanfei Wang will teach you how to use these materials when creating figures, flowers, birds and landscapes typical of this historic genre. In this class, you will learn how to paint nature with Chinese brushes and paper, exploring realistic and abstract approaches. The supply list for this class will be available on the website, and on the registration confirmation form when you sign up. The instructor will also provide some materials at class. Class skips 10/10.

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