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A Field Course in Old Barns
with Les Fossel
This is a course for people who have an old barn (that perhaps needs repairs), want an old barn, or just love old barns! The emphasis will be on practical ways to maintain your old barn at an affordable cost. The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old barns of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the barns of class members who want their barns visited (by no more than 12 people). This course is co-sponsored by the Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset. The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine). NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible. Les Fossel is one of Maine’s foremost experts on early buildings. His award-winning business has specialized in preserving our early buildings for 42 years. He has lectured throughout Maine and the Northeast, including as a faculty member for the University of Southern Maine. More information on his business enterprises is available at: www.oldhouserestoration.com.
A Field Course in Old Houses
with Les Fossel
This is a course for people who have an old house, want to have an old house, or just love old houses! The first session is in the classroom. After that, meetings will be held in the old homes of class members. There will be as many sessions as are required to visit the houses of class members who want their houses visited (by no more than 12 people). The last class will be a potluck supper at the instructor’s house, where class members can visit the historic features of Alna, see the instructor’s cabinetmaking shop and barns, and delve into his reference library on early buildings (one of the very best in Maine). NOTE: Following the first class, the day and time of future classes will be determined by class members in a way to accommodate as many individual schedules as possible.
A Taste of Paradise
with Chris Toy
Stonewall Kitchen cooking instructor Chris Toy spent last February in Hawaii. Come and see what he learned between walking the beaches, rainforests and lava fields. Come learn some recipes from paradise. We’ll taste Hawaiian smoked salmon poke, a uniquely Hawaiian comfort food recipe called Loco Moco, and classic island BBQ called Guri Guri. Bring an empty stomach and empty containers for possible leftovers
Asian Holiday Appetizers
with Chris Toy
If you have company coming for the holidays, or you need something to take for a potluck, this class is for you! Participants will enjoy a pre-holiday party with Chef Toy as you work together to prepare crispy fried wontons and homemade duck sauce, mini egg rolls, teriyaki party wings, and cold spicy sesame noodles. Yum!
Babysitters Training Course
with Cathy Cole
Learn the skills and techniques necessary to be a responsible, competent and fun babysitter in a one-day class. This course will cover such topics as: child care essentials, the proper response and handling of emergency situations, behavior management, safety for the sitter, and babysitting as a business. Students should bring a lunch and a snack. Please do not bring any electronics or phones. For students ages 11-14. A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course. Register EARLY – this class fills up quickly! Please note: November 12 is Veterans Day and a no school day for students.
with Megan Dinsmore
Join the party and learn to dance. Beginner ballroom dance will cover the basic steps for the waltz, foxtrot, tango, salsa, rumba, bachata and more. This class is intended for couples, but don’t let that stop you if you don’t have a partner– singles are welcome too! This six week class will give you the confidence to get up and dance the night away at that wedding or cruise that is on the horizon or simply to add a dance routine to your workout. Guaranteed great exercise to wonderful music. No street shoes, please! Bring shoes to change into.
with Pat Ginnaty
This course will focus on the basics of switching chords and strumming patterns using familiar songs. No previous experience is necessary as this class starts from the beginning!
Dim Sum in Chinatown & The Museum of Fine Arts on the Downeaster
with To Be Determined
Come on a day trip adventure to Boston’s Chinatown and the Museum of Art with Chris Toy on the Downeaster. The day starts early boarding the train in Brunswick for North Station. We will leave the train and hop on the T to the Museum of Fine Arts. Day trippers are free to wander among the galleries or join Chris for a short walk and talk about Dragons in Chinese art. Afterward enjoying some fine art, we will board the T again to enjoy some culture in Chinatown where we will feast on traditional Dim Sum. Then it will be time to take the T back to North Station to catch the Downeaster home! The trip includes round trip transportation via Amtrak, a Charlie Card for riding the T, admission to the Museum of Fine Arts and your tour guide Chris Toy. Train departs Brunswick Station at 7:25 am and returns from Boston’s North End Station 4:45 pm. We will get back to Brunswick around 8 PM. No refunds.