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Intro to Tarot

$35

with Rose Morris

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in the history of the Tarot and the story of the cards? We will briefly discuss all the aspects of the cards including Numerology, Astrology, Symbology, and color themes throughout the cards and how they connect to the study of Qabala. You will learn the difference between the Major and Minor Arcana and the stories of them both! No discounts.

Journaling for Grandparents

$60

with Karen Schneider

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Weaving memories of your own life throughout the writing down of your grandchild's on-going story will build and strengthen your connection. We'll take steps to begin the process of creating a personal, treasured keepsake that can be passed on to them. Whether you have 20 grandchildren or are just looking forward to having a grandchild one day, this 3-session workshop will inspire you to find meaningful ways to share your wisdom and recall the humor, special moments, and day-to-day happenings with your very special loved ones. Bring writing implements or laptop to class. If you would like, purchase a blank book or journal ahead of time that represents your grandchild’s personality. Karen Schneider is a published professional writer and editor, and loves creating journals for her 8 grandchildren.

Mushrooming, Session I

$40

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 22, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Assoc. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on time of season, the weather and location. The majority of the mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, but learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones to eat. Required Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful, sensible clothing & footwear, water, snack and bug repellent. A basket or bags, are optional. These hikes can be moderate difficulty. No discounts.

Mushrooming, Session II

$40

with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 13, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Assoc. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on time of season, the weather and location. The majority of the mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, but learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones to eat. Required Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful, sensible clothing & footwear, water, snack and bug repellent. A basket or bags, are optional. These hikes can be moderate difficulty. No discounts.

Quantum Spoon Bending

$35

with Mary Maverick

Calendar Oct 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What is the value of this spoon bending class? If, with very little training, you can easily bend a spoon that you could not easily bend before (if at all), then you can begin to see how powerful you actually are! Learn to access the subtle energy field that surrounds us all. The metal softening mechanisms you will learn in this class are actually quantum mechanics techniques you can transfer to enhance your daily life. This is the same energy field ancient and new age healers are accessing to perform healings and miracles. You will learn and practice several different techniques that will not only allow you to bend spoons, but allow you to experience inducing other changes in material reality. Learn how healers have been able to mend broken bones instantaneously and see how it might be possible for you to perform miracles in your own life. There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the start of class. No discounts.

Sacred Geometry

$35

with Rose Morris

Calendar Nov 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Was the universe created according to a geometric plan? From ancient times to today, there are many who believe so. This hands-on workshop will teach you about Sacred Geometries and their purposes. When we think of Sacred Geometry, intricate images come to mind but in this class I will be bringing you back to the basics. You will learn esoteric knowledge about the shapes, see how they are in everything. You will also learn to grid and seal a room to create Sacred Space.

Tea & Tangles

$55

with Cathi Belcher

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Come learn the beautiful, meditative drawing technique that literally ANYONE can do from their first session! Designed to promote artistic expression, relieve stress, gain self-confidence and with many other benefits, Zentangle creates intricate-looking art, one stroke at a time. If you can draw a line, a curve or a zig-zag, you can master this fulfilling art form. All materials will be provided including tea and healthy snacks served during a break. Textbooks are not required, but will be available for sale at class. The Book of Zentangle - $20 by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. $10 material fee included in price.

The Art of Revision

$45

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Sep 29, 2019 at 1 pm

Do you have a manuscript in process that you would like to share with others for feedback? Are you interested in developing your fiction, memoir or essay through substantial revision? Join this follow up to the popular Writers Studio where participants will read from their works in progress for thoughtful critque by the instructor and other participants. The emphasis is on growing your writing through listening, asking questions, and following new threads. Participants must have a short story, memoir or essay, or excerpt from a longer work to share with the class. Raye Leonard is a former newspaper editor. She has taught writing at the college level since 2007 and holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from USM's Stonecoast. Class dates are Sept. 29, Oct. 27, and Nov. 24.





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