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Session II Chaga Facts

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Apr 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of Chaga. This details all aspects of Chaga "mushroom" (Inonotus obliquus) including where to find them, how to use them, and current science. Many aspects are shown including those most never see. David has collected edible and medicinal mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom. No discounts.

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

Weather for the Outdoor Enthusiast

$25

with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar Apr 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

We're spending more time outside, and that is good. Learn how to better use weather forecasts to plan ahead and to read weather signs to best manage your outdoor activities. Good for walkers, cyclists, hikers, campers, paddlers, boaters, playing games, and those that exercise outdoors. Learn from a Master Maine Guide and Total Weather Spotter. Class meets on Zoom. No discounts.

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

Session II: Easy Video Editing

$65

with Keegan Denery

Calendar Apr 26, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course will focus on how to quickly and easily edit polished-looking videos from your computer. It's perfect for family movies, vacation highlights, digital scrapbooking, and more! But best of all, no prior experience is required! Feel free to record some footage with your phone prior to class if you'd like to practice/learn using your own content, but it is not required! Sample footage will be provided if needed. We will be using adobe Premier Pro Rush available on both Mac and Windows. I strongly recommend trying to download and install the program prior to class, it can be downloaded here:

https://creativecloud.adobe.com/apps/download/rush?promoid=HHJ4XGRS&mv=other

This program requires either Windows 10, or macOS X v10.13 or later. The class takes place on Zoom

Students must have a video and audio enabled desktop, laptop, or tablet to join the class.

Session I: Malaga Island History Talk

$25

with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar Apr 27, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Malaga Island is a 41-acre island at the mouth of the New Meadows River in Casco Bay, ME. It was the site of an interracial community from the Civil War until 1911 when the residents were forcibly evicted from the island. Travel back in history and learn about who used the island before the colony, about the colony and its history, and then about it now. Take a virtual tour with Master Maine Guide, Alice Bean Andrenyak, who specializes in its tumultuous history. The class takes place on Zoom. No discounts.

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

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Best Hairstyles, Glasses & Necklines for Your Faceshape

$25

with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Apr 29, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

You’ll learn how to identify your face shape then learn the most flattering hairstyles, glasses, and necklines for your features. By providing two photos of your face in advance of class, you’ll get to watch as the instructor “drapes” you in different necklines showing which ones look best on you! No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom. No discounts.

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

Spring: Weekend Retreat for Writers

$100

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Apr 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nurture your writing practice with an intentional at-home writing retreat led by Raye Leonard, former editor of the Coastal Journal and former English instructor in the Maine Community College system. We will gather on Zoom from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday evening for inspiring introductions and flexible instructions for a productive and satisfying retreat. Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon will include several rounds of writing from prompts, practice in how to listen to your writing for the story it wants to tell, plus how to get out of the way of the words. You will be encouraged to develop one piece from the morning session to share for feedback during the afternoon session from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Develop this piece further Saturday evening on your own or apply new insights and learning to a current work-in-progress. Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon is an opportunity for you to briefly share this work. Please note this is not a manuscript workshop. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio- and video-enabled desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to participate. More information and retreat prep guidance will be sent in advance. Please contact Raye directly at leonardr@link75.org with questions.

Session II: Malaga Island History Talk

$25

with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar May 18, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Malaga Island is a 41-acre island at the mouth of the New Meadows River in Casco Bay, ME. It was the site of an interracial community from the Civil War until 1911 when the residents were forcibly evicted from the island. Travel back in history and learn about who used the island before the colony, about the colony and its history, and then about it now. Take a virtual tour with Master Maine Guide, Alice Bean Andrenyak, who specializes in its tumultuous history. The class takes place on Zoom. No discounts.

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

Session I Foraging

$40

with David Spahr

Calendar May 30, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This 2.5 hour course will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions for habitat and structure of the plants. David has been foraging for over 50 years. No equipment is absolutely necessary but a knife and basket or paper bags are optional. No discounts. Covid 19 safety protocols will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

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