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Homemade Pasta


with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The only thing better than pasta, is your own freshly rolled and cut pasta. Join Chris for this hands-on class and learn the secrets to making fresh pasta at home in just a few minutes! Chris will show you how easy it is to use a hand powered pasta maker to create fettuccine and spaghetti. Then enjoy your pasta with some delicious, simple-to-make sauces. If you have a dusty one sitting at home, feel free to bring it to class!

In the Know – In the Dough!


with Debra Arter

Calendar Nov 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one-night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings, whole-wheat and caramel pecan rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. You will learn what gluten is all about! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and two plastic tubs to fill and take home. Take this class and then show your bread prowess at your holiday dinner this year!!

International Flatbreads


with Chris Toy

Calendar Dec 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Indian Roti, Greek Pita, Navajo Frybread, Mexican Tortillas, and more! Come roll, press, and fold quick tasty flatbreads from around the world. You’ll get to taste the fresh breads along with their traditional toppings, fillings, and dips. Go a little wild and mix them up if you like!

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It’s Greek to Me


with Chris Toy

Calendar Oct 31, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Stonewall Kitchen cooking instructor, Chris Toy for an evening of Greek cooking. Juicy lamb kabobs with tzatziki sauce served over Maine saffron rice and accompanied with hot fresh pita bread and a hummus and olive spread. We’ll finish the evening with a creamy lemon-infused rizogalo rice pudding.

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Maine Driving Dynamics Course


with Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Highway Safety

Calendar Dec 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored five hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving skills. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. It is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer. But best of all, we believe that students taking this course will be safer drivers. They will leave the class with a new and unique way of looking at the driving experience.

Making Jewelry with Sea Glass


with Lynne Thompson

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Beautiful pieces of natural sea glass are turned into wearable art in this class. Learn some of the basics of jewelry making as you create a pendant and earrings out of sea glass. Sea glass and wire will be provided by the instructor but feel free to bring your own pieces. Students should bring their needlenose pliers to class. Some will be available for use for those who do not own a pair. Lynne Thompson has been creating sea glass jewelry since 1996 after moving to New Harbor, Maine. 

Medicare and Understanding It


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

This course will review the following areas: when you are eligible for Medicare benefits; the timeline to enroll for Medicare benefits without penalties; what original Medicare covers and does not cover; and what additional plans are available that work in conjunction with original Medicare. Financial assistance options will also be discussed briefly. Robert Harvey is a licensed Life and Health agent with offices in Brunswick and Scarborough Maine. He has been assisting clients with reviewing and enrolling in individual health insurance plans and transitioning on to Medicare coverage for the last 10 years.

Nia: Mindful Dance Fitness - Session 2


with Anna Fiedler

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Nia is an energizing barefoot cardio workout that connects the body, mind, and soul. Through Nia, you can discover, explore, and enhance your potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body. Nia combines martial arts, dance, and mindful movement to leave you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Each class starts with setting a focus. We will then warm up, dance our hearts out, and cool down, ending class with movement on the floor, followed by meditation, and stepping back out into daily life. Two full sessions are being offered, each with a distinct focus. Session 1: Balance - as we enter the season of longer nights, we’ll play with ways to maintain your balance through movement, space, emotional expression, and energy. Session 2: Celebrating your whole self - learn new ways to own all that you bring to the world, including your body, mind, emotions, and uniqueness.

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