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Mixed Level Belly Dance with Josephina, Session I


with Josephina Gasca

Calendar Jan 7, 2019 at 6 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! In this mixed level class, we will work with improvisation and group choreography, as well as continually working with subtleties of technique at whatever level you are. 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. Zils (finger cymbals) and veils will also be used in class and are available for purchase from the instructor.

Past Life Regression Meditation


with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Mar 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this interactive class you will learn about the Akashic Records, what they are, why they exist, and what information we can gain from them. We will also discuss past lives and through meditation during class you will be able to access a past life/lives. No discounts.

Pies and Tarts , Oh My!


with Deb Arter

Calendar May 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you suffered through pastry mishaps or despaired over runny pie filling? Let Deb help you with that. In one evening, we will make a standard two-crust Strawberry Rhubarb pie that will get rave reviews every time you make it, as well as a fresh fruit tart that is sure to please. Hands-on time with instruction, recipes, tips and liberal tasting opportunities assure that this is a class you won’t want to miss. Be sure to bring a plastic tub to take home samples, as well as an apron and your favorite rolling pin that has been gathering dust in the closet! Class size limited. Debra Arter grew up in the pie capital of Minnesota and learned about baking from her Home Economics teacher/mother. $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

Plan an Amazing Summer Party!


with Kristina Slocum

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Planning a graduation, retirement or other milestone party? Or perhpas a family reunion, anniversary or birthday party? Planning ahead is key to getting the details in place. Kristina Slocum of Purple Orchid Event Planning will share proven ideas and inspiration for creating a special day your guest - or guests - of honor will cherish forever. No discounts.

Play the Penny Whistle


with Sharon Pyne

Calendar Jan 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Learn to play a polka and a jig on the Irish Penny Whistle, a simple, six-hole woodwind instrument considered essential to traditional Celtic music, with Maine Fiddle Camp instructor Sharon Pyne. Soprano D penny whistle available for purchase for $15 from the instructor at the first class.

Portraiture: Spring Refresher


with Missy H. Dunaway

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Brush up your portraiture skills with this 5-week course! Students will review the Loomis and Reilly methods to capture form, likeness, and expression. We will refer to the Asaro model and medical-grade imitation skulls to study the planes of the head and capture accurate proportions every time. We will refer to diverse portrait artists throughout history for inspiration as we draw live, clothed models. First-time students and beginners are welcome. Material list posted at

Private Pilot Ground School


with John Favreau

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

American Classic Flying Club at the Brunswick Executive Airport is offering this private pilot ground school with the goal of providing the student with the requisite knowledge to pass the FAA written exam, which is one major step toward certification as a private pilot. You will learn about aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight controls, weather, navigation, FAA regulations, aeromedical factors, airspace, control tower operations and much more. The class is designed to be engaging, interactive and fun and will be conducted by certified flight instructors from the flying club. You may also begin your flight training at any time with our instructors and aircraft for an additional cost. No prior aviation knowledge is required. Price includes books, E6B manual flight computer, plotter.

Psychiatric Wellness Series

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Are you an adult wondering how to support a child through emotional struggles? Psychiatric Wellness offers information about what you can do to help. Each night we will explore a different topic. These will be the topics for the series: Childhood anxiety - supporting your child and building resilience; Depression - taming the persistent pessimism using positive psychology in everyday life; Moods - otherwise know as teenage mood swings and understanding the adolescent mind; Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome - why can't they just get over it? Join us as we learn ways to support the children in our lives. (No class on April 18 - spring break)

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