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One on One Northstar Digital Literacy
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One on One Northstar Digital Literacy

$50

with Sarah Juenemann

Calendar Jul 7, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Want to earn certificates in a variety of basic computer skills to enhance your resume? Join this in person class to work through modules of your choice from the following list: Basic Computer, World Wide Web, Windows, Mac OS X, Using Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. You’ll work with a computer instructor in an individualized self-paced format through the modules that match your personal career and educational goals. Free to academic students. For more information, call Paul Elisha, academic counselor, at 729-7323, Ext. 1312.

Session II: Zumba with Kathy
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Session II: Zumba with Kathy

$60

with Kathy Lamothe

Zumba, is a type of dance fitness that's been around since the 1990s. It’s the back bone of the dance fitness craze and incorporates a variety of Latin-inspired moves to music, promoting a healthy heart, a healthy dose of aerobic activity, and a fun, exciting way to build muscle tone, improve cardio, promote flexibility, and decrease stress. This class will be held outside in the parking lot of the old Morse High School, off Chestnut Street in Bath. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events.

Session II: Nordic Walking
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Session II: Nordic Walking

$30

with Barbara McGranahan

Nordic walking is like cross-country skiing without the skis and is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities. It burns 20 to 40 percent more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability, while reducing the impact on lower body weight-bearing joints. Nordic walking is suitable for everyone from the beginning exerciser to the active athlete. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor weather. Equipment rental fee $9 or bring a set of nordic walking poles. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events.

Session I: Mushroom Collecting

$50

with David Spahr

Calendar Aug 8, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking in the woods of Merrymeeting Bay to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the season, the weather and location. The majority of mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, and learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones you can eat. Please bring a notebook and pen, sensible clothing and footwear, water, snack and bug repellant. A basket or bags are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate in difficulty. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

Session II: Chakra Flow Yoga

$45

with Heather Laffely

Calendar Aug 9, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Curious about chakras and what they are all about? Did you know that the chakras and yoga are connected? Information covered will include such topics as what body parts and yoga postures relate to each chakra, what mental and emotional characteristics are related, energetic and astrological properties, among others. This is sure to be an informative and fun class for new and seasoned yogis alike! Please bring a yoga mat. Recommended props include a cushion and/or yoga blanket, blocks, bolster, and strap. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events.

Session II: Introduction to Chinese Ink Brush Calligraphy

$95

with Jing Jing Luo Haven

Calendar Aug 10, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

In this unique class, we will explore a variety of authentic Chinese calligraphy fundamentals and styles through hands-on and weekly practice experience, discussion and reflection. Class is open to all levels of interest and experience, and could be particularly beneficial for Chinese language learners, graphic designers, and artists who want to forge a stronger connection between typography on a screen and handwritten characters on paper. The class also covers the rich contents of Chinese ancient and contemporary cultures. This class will take place outside under a tent. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events.

Basic Pistol Handling for Women

$100

with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar Aug 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The 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. 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. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

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Digital Photography I

$50

with Leah Haraden

Calendar Aug 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or you are an aspiring pro or semi-pro photographer, this crash course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to take your work to a new level. You will become more confident handling your camera and choosing settings to produce quality of images. Discussion, demos, handouts, slide shows, videos, and hands-on practice are included. Students are encouraged to study and practice on their own with optional homework assignments. Please bring a digital camera with manual exposure mode, fully-charged battery, at least one lens, tripod and an extra memory card. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have reliable internet, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate.

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