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Windows 10 - Enjoy Navigating Your Windows 10 Computer 10.4.22


with Michael Wilson

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Need help with your recently purchased computer? Your instructor will define and demonstrate the Windows 10 operating system and related features. See how to navigate the desktop, use the taskbar, and work with icons. Learn about apps and how they are organized in Windows 10 and use the start menu to explore even more features. (Not for Apple/Mac users.) Enter your instructor-led classroom with 3 simple clicks from your email!

Cooking Vegetarian Indian Food 10.4.22


with Dee Patel

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn to make delicious vegetarian Indian food in this class taught by Dee Patel of Namaste Indian Food. Dee has had a passion for cooking Indian food since she was a teenager living with her grandmother in India, and she loves to share both her own and her grandmother’s recipes. Her menu features a daily special and several of her most popular dishes will be among those you will learn in this class, such as Channa (chickpea) Masala, Pakora and Puri Bread. There will also be a lovely Indian Chai tea! Registration fee includes all ingredients.

Women's Only NRA Basics of Pistol Handling


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

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


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.

Guitar Basics


with David Bradbury

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Learn to play the guitar in this foundational course. You will learn guitar features, parts, and construction; simple maintenance and tuning; and basic music. At the end of the course you will be able to prepare the instrument to play, follow basic sheet music and play two or three simple folk songs.
Pickleball Learn to Play 10.5.22
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Pickleball Learn to Play 10.5.22


with Craig Wilson

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 4 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 must be paid by check or cash.

Growing Garlic


with Jacinda Martinez

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will teach you about the life cycle of garlic. Jacinda will demonstrate how to plant garlic in the fall for a successful harvest in the summer. Using videos and photos, she will then talk about best practices during spring emergence and harvest. There will also be a garlic tasting to demonstrate the different varieties of garlic.

Weaving: Modern Tapestry Introduction


with Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher

Calendar Oct 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
In this course, students will learn the essentials of tapestry weaving. We will use a frame loom to create hand woven tapestry wall hangings. We will cover material selection, tools, warping a loom, various stitches and knots, shapes, negative space, removing a weaving from the loom and various finishing techniques. Intermediate weavers may enjoy the refresher, or work independently with technical support. A materials fee of $60 for a loom, tools, and warp string is payable to the instructor at class.

Middle Eastern Dance


with Patti Luchetti

Calendar Oct 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Middle Eastern Dance (Belly dancing) is an art form widely practiced in the Middle East, but may have originated in the temples of ancient India. It spread with the migrations of peoples and cultures from India, north to Turkey and west to Spain. Egypt remains a renowned center of the art form and Cairo now also hosts respected dancers from Europe, Asia, and the USA. Belly Dancing gives gentle, strengthening exercise to the whole body with an emphasis on the hips. This class will introduce torso movements and rhythms fundamental to the style. Students will try dancing with scarves and veils! Wear loose, comfortable clothing or dance wear and please bring a large scarf for the hips.

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