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Boxwood Tree for the Holidays


with Beth Hawkes

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

A tabletop boxwood tree brings festive Christmas cheer to any room and the size is just right for out-of-the-way places and small spaces in need of a bit of holiday joy. Using a block of oasis as a base, you will build a tabletop-sized tree by inserting boxwood branches into the oasis and shaping it into a tree. Adding a bit of dried flowers, cones, bows and perhaps a bit of bling will make your tree a cheerful focus for the holiday season. Materials fee of $60 included in the price of the course. No Discounts.

Canoe Paddle Carving


with Ken Wise

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

In this 3-week hands-on workshop you will create a beautiful and useful canoe paddle using hand tools. We will explore traditional designs and local woods. All tools and materials will be provided. $30 material fee is included in the price. Spooncarving (offered in this catalog) or some woodworking experience suggested prior to this class.

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Chakras, Reiki, Energy Work?


with Mary Maverick

Calendar Next session starts Nov 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of your energetic body by exploring popular alternative therapies. Acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic touch, polarity, Integrated Energy Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, CranioSacral Therapy, Color Therapy, and more. Bring your quetions. You'll leave with a good understanding of what these modalities are and what they can and cannot do for you. We'll do some fun exercises and learn how to clear and balance your own energy centers. Enjoy the positive benefits of having clear and balanced energy. No discounts.

Christmas in Newport
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Christmas in Newport


with Diann Bailey

Calendar Next session starts Nov 30, 2019 , runs for 1 week

Take a step back to the Gilded Age of the 20th century and enjoy the holiday season with a visit to Newport, Rhode Island. We will visit three decorated mansions and enjoy this seaside town’s festivities. Following lunch at Wright’s Farm, arrive in Newport to visit the Vanderbilt’s opulent Marble House. Early evening takes us to the elegantly decorated Breakers. Live music and refreshments will be the back-drop as guests enjoy the yuletide splendor of this 70-room mansion. Overnight ac­commodations are at the Hampton Inn and Suites in nearby Middletown. Sunday includes a tour of The Elms, all decked out with period ornaments. Lunch is served at the Viking Hotel accompanied by a Victorian Christmas Murder Mystery. On our way home, we will visit the Sandwich Glass Museum where they are celebrating the 10th annual Glassblower’s Christmas. Hundreds of unique glass ornaments, made by the region’s finest local and national glass artists, will adorn Christmas trees in the Contemporary Gallery. We’ll end the day with a 4-course dinner at the Hearth and Kettle in Weymouth. Registration fee includes transportation, hotel, holiday evening at the Breakers, mansion tours, narrated bus tour, glass museum, murder mystery, Saturday lunch, and Sunday lunch and dinner. Registration opens Aug. 19. Deadline to register is Oct. 31. No refunds issued after this date. No discounts. Please call MSAD 11 Adult Education AFTER AUGUST 19 at 582-3774 to register. 

Circuit Training, Session II


with Liz Ostergaard

Calendar Next session starts Oct 28, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join us for this 45 minute workout. This class will help you burn calories, lose weight and strengthen your muscles. Interval training involves alternating segments of high-intensity exercise with periods of rest. This class is for all levels. The workout program is very flexible & easily adapted to match your individual fitness level. Please bring a mat, water and hand weights. Let's get a great workout! No class Oct. 14.

Creative Cake Mix Desserts


with Pat Casey

Calendar Next session starts Nov 9, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Crème-filled chocolate ganache cakes, yummy petit fours, and fancy fruit tarts all begin with a simple cake mix. Once you know the basics, the options are endless! $10 material fee included in the cost of the course. No discounts.

Discover Your Movement with Nia
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Discover Your Movement with Nia

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Nia is an exhilarating barefoot fusion fitness class that draws from the Martial Arts, Dance, and Healing Arts. Have fun in class while getting a great workout that is easy on the joints (non-impact) and connects you to your awareness in motion. Students will learn to personalize the five sensations of fitness while exploring new movement patterns, and will leave you feeling energized and grounded in the present moment, loving the gift of the body!

Dried Wreath
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Dried Wreath


with Beth Hawkes

Calendar Next session starts Oct 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A wreath made from dried materials such as sea lavender, statice, pompous grass, sweet annie, oak, and wheat is a great way to bring an organic appeal to your home. With the addition of fragrant plants such as dried roses and lavender, it will not only smell superb but will bring some natural color into your home. Join Beth in this one-night class and with a few supplies you’ll be well on your way to creating your own unique wreath. Materials fee of $60 included in the price of the course. No Discounts.

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