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A Visit With Ida
with Susan Poulin
Ida LeClair, the star of “Ida: Woman Who Runs With the Moose,” “Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale!” and “A Very Ida Christmas”, has been called “the funniest woman in Maine.”
She will crack you up with her insights into love, friendship and the Pine Tree State of mind. Guaranteed to put you in touch with your “innah Mainah,” Ida has Moxie, and she’s not afraid to drink it! Be forewarned: in the words of one concerned audience member, “You really should have “Depends” by the door for some of us!”
Books will be available for purchase.
Ida is the brain child of award winning writer and performer Susan Poulin. Selected by Portland Magazine as one of the Ten Most Intriguing People in Maine, Susan has been creating and touring her original theatrical productions since 1992.
Her work has been supported by the NH State Council on the Arts, the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Humanities Council. Susan is also a popular keynote speaker, and has brought her humor and insight to presentations for a wide variety of organizations.
As her alter-ego Ida, Susan writes the popular Maine humor blog and podcast, Just Ask Ida, and is the author of Finding Your Inner Moose and The Sweet Life. The Portsmouth Herald says "she has a well-developed funny bone that gets her through life, and gets you to fall in love with her, and all she holds dear.....Poulin has unquestionably created a truly endearing and enduring character.”
Formore on Ida, please visit her website: http://idaswebsite.com
AARP Smart Driver Course
with Don Lacount
Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Brush up on your driving skills, and learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment.
The class is geared for students 50+ and is taught by an AARP trained volunteer.
A break is scheduled for brown bag lunch.
Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible for a reduction in automobile insurance premiums.
Cost is $16.00 for AARP members with cards and $21.00 for non-members.
Acoustic Jam Session
with Pat Colwell
Tired of strumming your guitar alone in your basement or garage? Ready to take the next step and start playing with others? This class will provide students with a low pressure, non-judgmental opportunity to experience the joy that comes from making music with other people.
We will focus primarily on acoustic guitar-based music, but other acoustic instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, bass & harmonicas are welcome, as are people who would like to try singing with a group.
Students should have a solid understanding of their instruments including tuning, basic chords and rhythm patterns and be willing to work in small groups with other musicians. The ability to accept constructive feedback from an instructor is also important.
Acrylic Pour Art
with Kellie Chasse
Join Portland Jetport's featured artist and experienced instructor Kellie Chasse, as she shows you how to create a colorful abstract acrylic pour! We will create a unique, one of a kind, beautiful, bold, and spontaneous abstract flowing art piece!
Learn how to mix paints and how to create cells in your art work. Everyone's art will be completely different. We will cover a dirty pour on canvas as well as learn the swipe method. Students will be working with a small canvas.
No art experience is needed. Just open your mind and let your creative side flow. It's all about you, your colors, and your inner self.
All painting supplies will be provided by the instructor.
There will be a $10.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the night of the class.
Alcohol Ink Art
with Kellie Chasse
American Sign Language-Level II
with Alma Simmons
This class is designed for those who want to expand their basic skills. Continue to build your vocabulary and signing techniques as you progress to a higher level. We will take a class trip to a local restaurant to practice our sign language skills. Come join us; it will be fun and exciting!
Students will be able to use the same text book they purchased for ASL I, Signing, How to Speak with Your Hands, ISBN 055337539-3.
An Introduction and Overview to Tiny House Construction
with John Favreau
Learn the basic fundamentals involved in the tiny house construction process. This is a lecture-based class that gives students an overview of tiny house construction.
This two-hour class is ideal for the person who is contemplating building a tiny house with the goal being to have students walk away with the knowledge to make an informed decision.
Topics covered in the class are not limited to, but will cover
- design considerations
- construction techniques
- and tiny house living.
This class will be held at the Long Branch School facility at 25 Main Street, Bowdoinham.
Art Night Out - Drilled Sea Glass Necklace & Key Chain
with Emily Jenson
Learn the secrets to drilling glass, stones and shells. Add colorful beads and spirals using our easy wire-wrapped loop techniques to create your own unique jewelry.
Choose from our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites.
Registration includes all the materials and instruction to make one pendant and key chain.
There are only 8 seats available for this class. Register early!