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French, Beginning

$140

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Feb 15, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is for anyone who wants to learn just enough French to get by in a French-speaking country (or province), as well as those who want a refresher. We’ll cover pronunciation, basic phrases, and essential vocabulary. Along the way get tips on travel and culture from your teacher, who has lived and traveled in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: "Barron’s E-Z French." Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Will run

Session V: The ABCs & 1-2-3s of American Sign Language

Free

with Martin Samelson

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of American Sign Language with Martin in two free classes. Then you will be ready to dig into Levels I & II. No sign language experience necessary! The class will meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session Va: The ABCs & 1-2-3s of American Sign Language

Free

with Martin Samelson

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of American Sign Language with Martin in two free classes. Then you will be ready to dig into Levels I & II. No sign language experience necessary! The class will meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Middle Eastern Belly Dance Drills & Thrills

$140

with Josephina Gasca

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Authentic Belly Dance, or raks sharqi, is an ancient form of dance. Raks sharqi means “dance of the east” in Arabic. Belly dance celebrates every body type and every stage of life. The dance is proud and powerful and soft and sinewy with elegant and isolating movements emanating from the core. It’s the Pilates of dance. And so much fun! This mixed level class will feature a pre-class instruction video and a practice video for every class so that when we come together, either live in-studio (limit 3, masks and safe distancing required) or via Zoom (no limit), Josephina can answer questions and explain technique more in-depth. Then, we will dance together, practicing the featured technique. Before we close, there will be another opportunity for questions. This is a great refresher class for experienced dancers and suitable for dancers new to belly dance. Please wear comfortable clothing, similar to what you might wear to a yoga class that will allow for free movement and the ability to see your movement. Hip scarves make it even more fun. You can dance barefoot or in a pair of comfortable dance shoes in the studio.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

French, Intermediate

$140

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Improve your listening comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar through recorded dialogs about living and traveling in France with grammar and structure exercises. Textbook: Vite et Bien 1   Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session I Farming with Native Plants

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Feb 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class, he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants trees, and bushes. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Part I Weaving Basics

$120

with Sharon Gilslider

Calendar Feb 17, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Weaving without a loom? Join experienced weaver and crafter, Sharon, to find out how. She will teach you about different looms and how they work, fibers and materials used, and how colors & textures are used to create designs. You will choose your project, "dress your loom," and get working. By the end of the class, you will produce one or several items and know-how to take care of the handwoven gem! You do not need to own a loom to take this course. A $20 fiber kit is included in the price for the class and will be mailed to you in advance. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Will run

French, Intensive

$140

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Feb 18, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Learn the lingo and cultural tidbits for travel, eating out, shopping, and holidays in French-speaking countries. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: “Vite et Bien 1”. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.





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