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Acid Etched Glass


with Penny Hartwell

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Want to create a unique holiday gift for someone special, for yourself or both? Here’s your opportunity learn how to create beautiful designs on glass using an acid etching technique. Penny will provide many designs to choose from to create your personalized items. Great class for the novice craftsman! Bring four pieces of glass to etch – perfect for wine glasses or beer mugs. Fee for additional materials of $8 included in price of course. No discounts.

Acrylics, Beginning


with Deb Arter

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Acrylic painting may be just the tool you need to enjoy a color-filled life and it's easier to learn than you may think! Through a series of guided lessons and demonstrations, each student will learn how to mix colors, arrange pleasing compositions, use color theory and understand technical aspects of acrylic paint on various surfaces. Don’t worry about prior skills – we will nurture everyone in a supportive environment. Materials list is available on

Acrylics, Intermediate & Advanced


with Deb Arter

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 1:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is designed for students who wish to further refine their painting technique using acrylic paints. Don’t procrastinate about getting work done at home any longer. Instruction in still life, landscape, and portraiture will be made available in a supportive environment. Attention will be paid to individual student goals. Continued emphasis on observation and color mixing will enable participants to achieve mastery in this vibrant medium. Some prior experience is advised for enrollment in this course. Materials list is available on Optional supplies available from instructor for nominal fee.

All Things German: Schnitzel Anyone?


with Deb Arter

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If your mouth waters when you hear schnitzel, spaetzle and strudel then pay attention! We will prepare various schnitzels with side dishes, make a quick version of apfelstrudel and, of course, practice making plain and cheese spaetzle. All recipes provided and generous sample will be shared by all. Bring your meat mallets and steak knives to class. $10 material fee included in price of the class. No discounts.

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training, including Child and Infant CPR and First Aid


with Judy Emch

Calendar Aug 2, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Students ages 11-15 will learn through text, video and discussion the knowledge and skills needed to care for children while their parents are away. Students will learn basic caregiving skills as well as child and personal safety. Successful completion includes Child and Infant CPR/ First Aid. Must bring lunch/snack/drink. No discounts.

Asian Holiday Appetizers


with Chris Toy

Calendar Dec 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you have company coming for the holidays or you need something impressive to take for that special potluck, Chris has it covered! We’ll have our own pre-holiday party with crispy fried shrimp wontons with homemade duck sauce, mini egg rolls, teriyaki party wings, and cold spicy sesame noodles. YUM! Bring your containers in case there’s anything to bring home. Food fee included. No discounts.

Astrology Basics: Planets, Signs, Houses, Aspects


with Kathryn Zumstein

Calendar Oct 14, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Most of us know enough about astrology to recognize the names of the astrological signs and to know which is our own. But there is so much more! This basics class will introduce the language of astrology and decipher the basic building blocks: planets, signs, houses, aspects. Using the charts of famous people as examples, we will start to understand how energy manifests in the human condition and how it translates into actual life expression. We will incorporate the principles of evolutionary astrology, which addresses the original intent to incarnate, and what issues and experiences the soul is seeking to integrate and resolve, as shown in the natal chart. Students should purchase book before the start of class: Astrology & the Evolution of Consciousness, ISBN:1-4120-40280 No class on Nov 25.

Ballroom Dance, Beginner Session I


with Barbara Charles

Calendar Sep 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students get a unique opportunity to learn both Latin and American Ballroom in one class! Latin Ballroom is one of the hottest dance crazes to hit the U.S.; it's fun, romantic and a great form of exercise. Cruises, nightclubs, weddings, reunions and parties are always more fun when you are dancing, and American Ballroom Dance is a perfect ice breaker. At any social event, the sight of a great dancer moving to a captivating beat is simply irresistible and now you can step into the light with confidence. No partner or prior dance experience necessary. Students learn all the basics of Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and Merengue. In Session II students learn all the basics of Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha and Tango. Classes are held at ABsolutely Fit Center, 9 Cumberland St., Brunswick. No Discounts.

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