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An Introduction and Overview to Tiny House Construction


with Long Branch School

Jul 15, 2017 at 10 am

In this class, we will learn the basic fundamentals involved in the tiny house construction process. This is a lecture-based class that gives students an overview of tiny house construction, and there will be a completed tiny home at the school that will give students the opportunity to experience how it might “feel” to live in a tiny home. This class is ideal for the person who is contemplating building a tiny house with the goal being to have students walk away with the knowledge to make an informed decision. Topics covered in the class are not limited to, but will cover, design considerations, construction techniques, codes, tiny house living. This class will be held at the Long Branch School facility at 25 Main Street in Bowdoinham. Bring note pad if desired. No discounts.

Art Journaling With Photographs


with Mandy Russell

Jul 19, 2017 at 6 pm

Learn how to incorporate precious photos in a mixed media art journal. Use different art mediums and learn several art journaling techniques involving your own photographs.  Students will have time to create at least two journal pages and should bring several photos (or copies of them) to adhere in an art journal.  Students may bring a mixed media art journal or the instructor will provide paper. There is a $5 materials fee made payable to the instructor at the start of class.  FMI visit

ATV Safety


with Reggie Read

Jul 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participation in an ATV education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain an ATV. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.

Total Course = 6 hours

Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian.




with Anna Golendukhina

Jul 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join us for an introduction to Bachata! Students will learn the basic of the Bachata footwork and some simple, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor. You will learn how to connect with any partner, and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. No dance partner needed. We recommend all dance students wear flat shoes.

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Ballroom Dance, Beginner Session IV


with Barbara Charles

Jun 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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 too can step into that light with confidence. No partner or prior dance experience necessary. In Sessions I and III students learn all the basics in Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and Merengue. In Sessions II and IV students learn all the basics in Waltz, Rhumba, Cha Cha and Tango. No discounts.

Beginner Singing


with Randy Lindsey

Jul 3, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Our voice class is not only for singing: we will also address concepts such as projection, pronunciation, accuracy with pitch, and personal style. We will have fun singing songs in parts (SATB) while discussing vocal production to help you become a stronger singer. Come learn with New England guitarist/singer/songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Randy Lindsey, MMA. Come discover the capabilities of your own voice. $20 material fee ($10-returning students) is payable to the instructor.

Beginning to Stay Home Alone


with Judy Emch

Aug 8, 2017 at 10 am

Using games, puzzles, and discussion , students ages 8-11 learn the knowledge and skills needed to begin to stay home alone. Students learn about safe snacks and activities as well how to deal with potential problems, such as a fire or medical emergency. Includes a take-home booklet to be shared with parents. No discounts. Instructor: Judy Emch Tuesday & Wednesday, August 8 & 9,10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Adult Ed Center $30/$35 NR

Beginning/Intermediate Guitar


with Randy Lindsey

Jul 3, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Dust off that old guitar! Bring your brand new guitar. Even if you play already, come sharpen your skills and have fun jamming with others. Come learn with New England guitarist/singer/songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Randy Lindsey, MMA. "Beginner/Intermediate Guitar" means that each student will interact musically with the class as we integrate beginners just starting, with intermediate students who want to expand their current abilities and knowledge. We will address topics such as maintenance, technique, chords, strumming, finger-picking, and reading music and tab. Get some new strings and bring lots of enthusiasm and questions. $20 material fee to instructor.

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