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Tell Your Story with Book Creator


with Jim Moulton

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
We all have a story we want to share. With Book Creator, digital books can be easily created and can contain many types of media. Family history? Your first novel? Your book can be published as you see fit - shared with family and friends or published through Apple’s Book Store or Amazon. Either bring or have online access to digital content you'll use in your book - text, still images, video, or audio. You can also bring paper copies of pictures and we can digitize them that evening. You’ll even be able to record your voice right into your book! Please plan to bring your laptop or iPad along to build your book on.

The Restorative Power of Fiction


with Shellie Leger

Calendar Mar 6, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks
The First Slice (FS) is a workshop designed expressly for the reticent writer. If you're a beginner who struggles putting pen to paper or fingertips to keys, this workshop is for you. We will mine for where we should begin and tackle three pillars of fiction writing-character, time and place. At the end of this workshop you'll have discovered the organizing point(s) of tension that propels your character to move toward what she/he wants. Ideally, you'l be primed to soldier on in your endeavor to tell your story. This workshop will be taught by an MFA with two published novels and one in the making. Let's find our deepest truth, and figure out where we want to make the first slice in our story. The first cut's the deepest.

Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of New England & Eastern Canada


with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6 pm

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of edible and medicinal mushrooms, identification, tools and equipment for harvesting, as well as books, materials, and other resources. David has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. No discounts.

Intuitive Tarot


with Rose Morris

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

There is more to learning to read tarot cards than just memorizing endless tarot card meanings - it is also about learning how to develop your intuition and calming the mind so your intuitive insights have a chance to shine. Intuitive Tarot is a hands-on class teaching you to read the Tarot for others. You will learn to meditate before you begin and will finish the class with a review of the definitions of each card. Bring your own deck. No discounts.

Journaling for Grandparents


with Karen Schneider

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 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.

Quantum Spoon Bending


with Mary Maverick

Calendar Mar 25, 2020 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.

Map & Compass Basics, Session II


with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm

Learn how to read a topographic map and DeLorme Gazetteer, colors of a map, symbols used, topography, and more. Latitude and Longitude and locating your position. Parts of a compass. How to make a bearing on a map, determining distance. Introduction to using a compass outside will be covered but not practiced. Course promotion: Preparing to take your IF&W Registered Maine Guide examinations or just failed them? Want to hike or camp in Maine's wilderness or go hunting? Take this course and learn the basics that every Registered Maine Guide, hunter and outdoors person ought to know from a Master Maine Guide.

Cookbook Craft: Food & Memory


with Karen Schneider

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Tell me about a meal you love. More intriguing and evocative than just a cookbook, you'll explore your own food history and share with others in this interactive workshop. We'll intertwine family recipes and/or personal favorites with memory to create a kitchen keepsake to keep or for gifting. Format and function, printing options, food photography, and much more will be covered. Bring your ideas and recipes, as well as tasting samples if you like! Please bring your laptop or writing implements to each class. Also bring 4 favorite recipes to the first class. Recommended reading before class (not required, but helpful): Home Cooking AND More Home Cooking, by Laurie Colwin, any memoir or fiction you have enjoyed that contains recipes, any food columns you have saved over the years and want to share with the class. Karen Schneider is a professional writer, penning the Coastal Journal's popular “Cooking at the Cove” column, and has been a contributor to the Lewiston Sun Journal for 23 years.

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