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A Journey into Essential Oils and Emotions


with Cary Ouellette

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Jun 11, 2024

Join us on a sensory and enlightening session introducing you to the profound connection between essential oils and emotions. Delve into the world of aromatherapy and discover how specific scents can evoke powerful emotional responses. Learn through a lecture how essential oils can become your emotional allies, influencing mood, and promoting a sense of well-being. Plus, immerse yourself in the experience by sampling a curated selection of essential oils. Join us for an aromatic adventure where your emotions take center stage. You will be gifted an essential oil to take home.

Pet Portraits in Acrylic


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jun 20, 2024

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: ( your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied.

Intro to Astrology: A Weekly Discussion Series


with Laura Kenworthy

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 6, 2024

In this weekly discussion series, professional astrologer Laura Kenworthy will introduce the world of astrology for the curiously-minded. Discussion topics will focus on different themes every week. Laura Kenworthy has studied the astrological archetypes and been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years. She writes the weekly Magical Mexicali astrology blog for Mexicali Blues and sees private clients for readings.She retired to Maine from NYC where she ran the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore on West 15th Street.

Intro to Digital Photography


with Dave Cleaveland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Come join us and learn the in’s and out’s of digital photography. We will be focusing on DSLR camera functionality and settings, proper lighting, and correct tripod usage. There will be classroom instruction as well as field practice. During later class sessions, we will be learning about night photography and light painting techniques, which will include lessons on long exposures and external light sources. If you already have a DSLR camera, bring it to class! You may also bring any other type of digital camera you have to class. A camera is NOT required to participate in this class. *No Class: 4/18.

Let It Go! Fiesta (Thursday Sessions)


with Tony Garreton

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 9, 2024

"Let it Go with Tony" is under TDF (Tony Dance Fiesta LLC) and is not only a dance program that helps you physically by burning calories and keeping you fit, but it also helps you fight depression, it will encourage you to feel empowered and confident. It will be a time dedicated especially to you, where you will laugh, dance, without being judged. This class is for everybody, gender, age and shape… you will go at your own pace, just like you would in a nightclub or in a family party! Course fee is for 6 sessions with Tony.

American Sign Language (ASL): Level I


with Martin Samelson

Calendar Next session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn basic sign language communication, including the manual alphabet, fingerspelling, numbers, vocabulary, Deaf culture, and familiar phrases to enhance communication with Deaf and hard of hearing family, friends, co-workers, students, clients, and customers. Previous sign language experience, textbooks, and a dictionary are not required. Your instructor will supply all materials. Martin Samelson has taught ASL to college and high school students in private lessons, corporate programs, and job development with Deaf clients. ASL is a visual language, so no textbook is required. The instructor will supply all materials. Our IN-PERSON instruction will include Deaf culture, hand-shapes for the A-B-Cs and number systems, vocabulary and simple sentence structures. Each class will include time for you to practice and suggestions for at-home practice. We will NOT be using ZOOM for any portion of this class. *No class: 4/18.

Full Course

Investigating Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon


with Vance Bessey

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This 8 week workshop is a comprehensive look into the very real UFO global phenomenon. We will explore many aspects of this situation, starting with recently disclosed revelations by our own Military - that they have been researching these strange objects seriously for decades and are now admitting that they are: real physical objects capable of actions that defy the known laws of physics. We will be looking at the evidence through a new lens - with an open mind - talking openly about just what these strange objects might be. Following where the evidence takes us. Taught by Vance Bessey, a graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Comic Book Illustration and local Illustrator, Cartoonist, Novelist and Art Teacher as well as life-long student of Unexplained Phenomenon. *No Class: 4/18.

Luscious Lemon Night


with Deb Arter

Calendar Next session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Celebrate spring in Maine! In this 3 hour class we will refresh our palette by making Lemon Portuguese Tartlets, Lemon Poppy seed Scones and Easy Lemon Bars! No experience required. Debra has been teaching adult baking classes for nearly a decade. You are sure to have fun and not leave with a sour face. Bring tubs to take home baked goods you can resist eating! 6 - 9 pm. Materials fee $10 included.

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