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English College Prep
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English College Prep


with Kathy Ingmundson

Are you preparing to go to college? Individualized instruction will help students prepare for English placement tests and advance at their own pace. Students will study both sentence skills and reading comprehension. Textbooks included. Call Paul Elisha, academic counselor, at 729-7323 for more information.

Evergreen Garland & Wreath


with Beth Hawkes

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy the fresh scent and texture of cedar and evergreens all through the holiday season with your handcrafted garland and evergreen wreath. We will use evergreens such as balsam, pine, and fir to create a 15 ft. garland adding the perfect finishing touch to your home for your holiday festivities. Get the best curb appeal in the neighborhood with this beautiful, lush evergreen wreath. Using a variety of evergreens you will have a wreath that will last through the holiday season and beyond. You will add your own flavor to this creation with bows, pinecones, and shiny baubles to add the finishing touches. The price of the class includes all materials to make one 15ft. Garland and one evergreen wreath. Materials fee of $60 included in the price of the course. No discounts.

Gentle Beginner Yoga, Session II


with Amanda Kibbe-Wark

Calendar Next session starts Oct 25, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga can help you feel better in your body by reducing stress, and improving strength, flexibility, and balance. This slow-flowing, gentle yoga class teaches two poses each week to explore in greater detail and offers yogic breathing and relaxation for stress reduction. Modifications are offered so you can feel your best in each pose. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and bring an extra layer. Bring a yoga mat, if you have one. All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary. Questions? Contact Certified Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Amanda Kibbe-Wark at

Harvest Wreath


with Susan Perrine

Calendar Next session starts Nov 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a harvest wreath using natural materials collected from nearby woods and favorite shops. Twigs, acorns, moss and lichen will be arranged to create a decorative wreath to hang above your mantle or place on your dining table or sideboard. Susan will show you how to include a little hidden oasis so a few stems of fresh cut flowers may be added just before your special event. Students bring garden clippers or shears, glue gun if available, and a few fun items to add (shells, buttons, lace etc.). $10 material fee included. No discounts.

Healing Without the High: Using CBD in Your Everyday Wellness Routine


with Stacy Moore

Calendar Next session starts Nov 9, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

When our bodies get depleted we are no longer able to produce enough of the cannabinoids responsible for keeping the mind and body in a state of equilibrium known as “health.” Luckily, the hemp plant is full of naturally-occurring cannabinoids that can help the body bring itself back into balance again. In this class you will explore how CBD interacts with the body, discover different extraction and delivery methods, and find out how to select the right product for you. You’ll also create a personalized blend of essential oils and CBD for a therapeutic roll-on to take home with you and enjoy CBD infused treats while you learn. No discounts.

Holiday Globe Light


with Susan Perrine

Calendar Next session starts Dec 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Note:  change from printed catalog. This class is on December 3rd.  Create a stunning accent light with a sparkling presence. Two circular hanging wire planters will be fixed together creating a globe that can be covered with twinkle lights. Create one or several and you will have a wonderful accent piece to brighten a dark corner or add mood lighting to a special event indoors or out. Students bring needle nose pliers, wire cutters, one or two strings of twinkle lights (plug in, battery, or solar powered), two wire circular planters of the same size. No discounts.

In the Dough, In the Know


with Deb Arter

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? We will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. Winter in Maine is made for an activity like this! $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Introduction to Woodcarving


with Ken Wise

Calendar Next session starts Dec 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Introduction to tools and techniques of carving wood. Learn to safely shape wood with hand tools to create projects such as tool handles, folk art, wildlife carvings, and decorative spoons. No experience needed, all tools and materials provided. $15 material fee included in cost.

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