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A Matter of Balance
with Jennifer Fortin
Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? People who experience a fear of falling often limit their physical activities, which can result in loss of strength, reduced muscle tone and balance problems, making the risk of falling greater. In this class you will set realistic goals for staying active, learn how to stay safe at home, complete exercises to increase strength and balance, and learn how to identify and control your fear of falling. The last session of this class, on 4/17, will be held at Spectrum Generations.
Adult, Infant, Child CPR & First Aid Session II
with Vicki Dill
This class includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for Adult, Child and Infant, as well as AED (automated external defibrillator) and First Aid. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for individuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advanced medical care personnel arrive and take charge. American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded upon successful completion of class requirements. Class may run until 9:00 pm.
All The Dirt on Living the Good Life
with Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
Join writer and farmer Kirsten Lie-Nielsen as she talks you through some of the potential pitfalls and things to consider before 'going rural'. She'll discuss what kind of animals to consider, how to keep your homestead warm, and just how much to take on during the first year of homesteading. This introduction should help future farmers understand the realities of rural living, and will be full of stories of farm adventures. Kirsten is the author of Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese and So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader: All The Dirt on Living the Good Life. She keeps geese, goats, chickens, bees, ducks, and gardens in Liberty, Maine. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Art Night Out - Drilled Sea Glass Necklace & Key Chain, Session II
with Art Night Out
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. Use our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one pendant and one key chain. There are only 8 seats available for this class. Register early.
Art Night Out - Natural Brass Embossed Jewelry
with Art Night Out
Art Night Out - Wire Bound Seaglass Necklace and Earrings
with Art Night Out
Twist, wrap, and loop your way to a sophisticated design using elements drawn from the sea. Using sterling silver wire, pearls and seaglass, you'll create a lovely necklace and earring set. No drilling required. Bring your own seaglass or choose from our collection. Workshop fee includes all materials to make a pendant and one pair of earrings in sterling silver. There are only 8 seats available for this class. Register early.
Basic Dog Obedience
with John Palange
Do you sometimes feel like your dog is the master? A well trained pet will make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. In this six-week basic obedience class we will work on teaching your dog to walk without pulling on a leash, heel, sit, down, stay, and come, in a friendly and relaxed way. Dogs should be six months or older. Proof of rabies vaccination must be submitted to Adult Ed office prior to first class. You will need a six-foot leash and an appropriate training collar. John Palange has trained dogs professionally at K-9 Training Center for over 40 years, with other trainers often referring their most “challenging” dogs to him. He specializes in obedience and problem behavior. Check out his website at www.palangedogtraining.com.
with Nancy Kelley
Anyone can learn yoga! This is a yoga class for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic flow class. This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breath, introduces stretching techniques, and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. This class will move at a slower pace to help the individual feel the benefits of the yoga poses. Expect to be challenged both mentally and physically! Dress in loose clothes and bring a yoga mat.