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Pie Plate and a Pie Bird (Nov 8th)


with Liz Proffetty

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm

If you can roll a pie crust, you can make a great pie plate. In this one night class students will make a pie plate, decorate it and choose from several glazes to finish it. Participants will also create a cute pie bird to use to vent their pies! 

Pottery for Everyone – Creating


with Bridgette Kinney

Calendar Jan 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This five week class will be for creating pots on the wheel or by hand building. You will receive 25 pounds of a high fire stoneware clay to create with. Come and create with guidance and expertise from an accomplished local potter.

Proper Movement, Proper Alignment: Introduction to Japanese Movement Therapy and Structural Acupuncture


with Tobey Williamson

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Sotai Ho is a movement therapy that uses simple movements and breath work to release muscular restrictions and bring the body back into alignment with its natural gravitational center. It was developed in Japan in the 1950’s by Dr. Keizo Hashimoto, M.D So means “to manipulate,” tai means “body,” and ho means “method.” You can heal yourself with Sotai Ho. Dr. Hashimoto found the easiest way to release restrictions in our soft tissue was to listen to the body’s own wisdom to avoid pain and move into the direction of ease. Movements and stretching seek to emulate our animal friends – stretching like a dog or cat might, looking for ways to move that make our body FEEL GOOD! And when this movement is coordinated with our breath, the body quickly adjusts and falls back into its natural aligned state. In this introductory class, we will work together to find the specific Sotai movements you can do at home. These exercises can help break old patterns and keep you in your body’s natural gravitational center. 

Saturday Writing Workshop


with Leigh Anne Keichline

Calendar Nov 10, 2018 at 11:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

Students will have the opportunity, in each session, to look at excerpts from published authors, to respond to writing exercises and prompts, and to write for their own projects. There will also be time for peer discussion and feedback, if wanted. Optional homework can also be offered for students that would like it. This provides an opportunity for extending our work during meetings, building motivation and inspiration

Scone Home – A Night of Scone Delights!


with Debra Arter

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

You do not need to be ET to make a wonderful scone! If you have had flat or tough and dry scones this might be just the class you have been waiting for. Debra will show you stepby-step how to make light and tender Chocolate Cherry Scones, Apricot Ginger Scones and Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Scones as well as classic Basic Scones. This class will be participatory and samples of all items will be tasted and the rest divided among the class. Soooo ...get a friend to sign up with you and enjoy the evening! Remember to bring a container to store all that you will take home as well as an apron. No experience necessary.

Full Course

Standard First Aid, CPR, AED


with Andrew Eckman

Calendar Oct 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Note: This is a two-night course. Students must attend both nights for certification. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique to keep oxygenated blood flowing to vital organs of the body – especially the brain and heart – after cardiac arrest. Coupled with appropriate use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), many victims of sudden cardiac arrest may recover with minimal or no after effects. This course will teach participants the skills necessary to save a life: CPR/AED for adults, children and infants, and how to deal with heart attack/cardiac arrest, stroke and choking. The First Aid component teaches participants to recognize and care for sudden illnesses like anaphylactic shock (severe, life-threatening allergic reactions), head and spinal injuries, chest and abdominal injuries, diabetic emergencies, poisoning, bites and stings, musculoskeletal injuries, bleeding control, burns, heat and cold emergencies, and seizures. This is a “lay responder” or “community” level course, suitable for the general public, as well as Adult or Child Care Providers, Driver Education/Motorcycle Rider Instructors, Maine Guides, Dental Practitioners, etc. Participants successfully completing the program will receive a two-year certification in these skills. The program meets or exceeds all applicable medical and/or OSHA guidlines.

Tai Chi for Balance Enhancement – Part 2


with Mary Anne Moisan

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Pre-requisite: Tai Chi for Balance Enhancement–Part I This class is a continuation of Tai Chi for Balance Enhancement. We will continue to build on the balance enhancement mini-form, and learn new gestures to add to our repertoire of Tai Chi and Qi Gong activities. As with Part I, we will learn techniques both sitting and standing, and will continue to reinforce the Principles of Tai Chi throughout our time together

Tai Chi for Neck and Shoulder Care – Part 2


with Mary Anne Moisan

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Stress and poor posture can wreak havoc on our necks and shoulders, sometimes causing pain and dysfunction. In this introductory Tai Chi class, we will learn to enhance our posture and build fluid movement patterns all with the goal of adding ease to our daily lives. Throughout this course, you will learn to integrate the basic principles of Tai Chi – posture, breathing, slow movements and focused intentions – into specific movement patterns or “gestures”. Starting seated in a chair and moving to standing, we will begin to build a repertoire of movement patterns, all with an emphasis on improving posture and decreasing stress in our necks and shoulders.

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