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Duplicate Bridge for Newcomers
with Sally Morrison
In response to popular demand, Sally Morrison is offering for the first time a class in Duplicate Bridge. Come and learn proper etiquette for the duplicate bridge table. The instructor will cover some of the common mistakes first time players encounter, the Convention Card, and go over how Laws are applied. Bring your questions and we will find the answers. Registration $35. 4 weeks 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 2/1 Midcoast Recreation Center Sally Morrison has played, taught and loved bridge for many years.
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 5/2 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.
Exercise for Seniors
with Stacey Graffam
If you have trouble turning your head while driving, picking up something off the floor, lugging heavy grocery bags or reaching for something on the top shelf, then this class is for you! If you know you need to get moving, and your doctor has told you to exercise to help with blood pressure or high cholesterol, this is your chance to make a change! Class will focus on posture, core and balance and how to use them to make everyday life easier. Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and bring a bottle of water. Registration $30 includes senior discount. 7 weeks 11:00 - 12:00 a.m. Begins Thurs 1/25 Midcoast Recreation Center Stacy Graffam is a Senior Fitness Specialist through WITS (World Instructor Trainer Schools).
Fly Fishing Workshop
with Jeffrey Space
Learn the basics of fly casting in this hands-on workshop. We will cover rods, reels and lines and what you will need to get started. In addition to the casting lesson we will cover the basic knots used, fly selections and how to fish them. We will also learn to read the stream or river you are fishing to find the most likely places to catch fish. Registration $20. 1 day 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Class Sat 3/31 CHRHS Cafe Jeff Space is a local fly tier who has taught many classes in the area. He is also an avid fisherman who welcomes the chance to share his knowledge.
Fly Tying for Beginners
with Jeffrey Space
Get ready for the upcoming season and learn the basic skills in the art of tying flies. This course will walk you through the steps of placing fur and feathers onto a hook in the hopes of fooling a fish. We will uncover the simplicity around the mystique associated with fly tying and fly fishing. No experience is necessary to participate in this fun hobby that will last a lifetime. All materials will be provided. The only thing you need to bring is yourself. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 3/1 CHRHS Rm 217 Jeff Space is a local fly tier who has taught many classes in the area. He is also an avid fisherman who welcomes the chance to share his knowledge.
with David Spahr
Learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi. We will be examining commonly found "spring things" including nutritious greens, their uses, and their niche in the local ecology. Class will meet near the windmill behind school. Registration $20. 1 day 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Class Sat 6/2 CHRHS Windmill 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.
Furniture Refinishing and Restoration
with Bob Iannuzzi
Do you have an antique piece of furniture that needs some work? Would you like to refinish that bargain you picked up at a yard sale? Are you planning to paint an old dresser? Do you have a white ring you can’t get rid of on your grandmother’s Duncan Phyfe piecrust table? If so, stop procrastinating, come to this class and learn how to restore that piece of furniture to something you are proud of. Bring a stripper (paste or semi-paste) and old non-nylon brush, newspaper, steel wool pads (rough not fine), a putty knife, heavy duty rubber gloves, rags, a large glass jar and an old toothbrush to the first class. Also bring the piece of furniture you plan to work on, something portable enough for you to bring home and back each week. This class skips a week, meeting dates will be 2/26, 3/12, 3/19 and 3/26. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 2/26 CHRHS Wood Shop Bob Iannuzzi has been restoring antique furniture for more than three decades.
Gardening - Plants and Climate Change
with Hammon Buck
Ever wonder how plants adapt to and survive extreme weather conditions – heat, cold, drought, oversaturated soil, ice storms, high winds and more. Listen to an expert, Buck Hammond, explain the resilience that exists in the plant world. You’ll have a greater appreciation for what sprouts forth in your garden come spring. Q & A to follow presentation. Registration $20. 1 night 5:00-7:00 p.m. Class Thurs 3/8 CHRHS Rm 210 Hammon Buck is the owner and operator of Plants Unlimited, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.