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Sharpening Woodworking Tools (Monday Oct-Nov)


with Rick Gallion

Calendar Nov 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The first thing to learn about woodworking is sharpening the tools you will be using. In this course you will learn to sharpen bench chisels, plane irons, card scrapers, cabinet scrapers and marking knives. We will be using a grinder, a burnisher and water stones to put a razor edge on your tools. Bring in your grandad’s old plane or chisel or a new tool. They will all need sharpening. 

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.

Table Saw Basics (Nov)


with Rick Gallion

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

The table saw is the most important tool in the shop. It does more than just cut wood to exact dimensions; it also does joinery, molding, and with a few simple jigs that you can make, it will also do specialty cuts. Learn how to get the most from your saw, how to use it safely, and what to look for when purchasing a saw. The course will be taught using the amazing new SAWSTOP, the saw with the built-in brake system that prevents injury from a spinning blade. No materials needed. 

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.

Taking Great Digital Photos


with Leisha MacDougall

Calendar Nov 6, 2018 at 6 pm

If you are comfortable with using the settings and functions on your digital camera, or have taken Leisha’s basic class, and want to learn more about improving the quality of your photos...this class is for you! We will explore the implications of contrast, lighting & shapes through discussion. Then we will experiment, using what you’ve learned, to take photos indoors, outdoors or to tell a photo story. Learn to see differently-work more creatively. Leisha will provide feedback and technical tips! Bring your digital camera with fresh batteries to class.

Wheel of Life


with Deborah Walder

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm

This one evening course will help students check out their Wheel of LIfe and see where they are limiting themselves. They will then learn how to take the next step to head in the right direction to their best life now! 

Woodworking Unplugged


with Rick Gallion

Calendar Oct 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

This class is for beginning and more advanced woodworkers. We will build a small, useful piece of furniture using only hand tools. You will learn basic joinery and use hand saws, hand planes, marking knives, chisels and scrapers. On completion you will have a project to take home and brag about. All tools provided. There will be a $20 materials fee payable to the instructor. 

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