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Intermediate Level East Coast Swing Dancing
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Intermediate Level East Coast Swing Dancing


with Louis Moniz, Jr. "Mad Louie"

The class will consist of new, more challenging movements in conjunction with beginner movements.

Fun Fit and Fabulous


with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 8, 2024

Feeling tired, off balance, or having a difficult time getting up and down? This 45-minute fitness class is the answer to help you feel both emotionally and physically younger and stronger! Reenergize yourself in this welcoming, spacious, and uplifting environment. This class will enhance your overall wellbeing by improving brain function and helping you to regain youthful energy. Stretch, stabilize, and strengthen your way to the best version of you. Let us jump start your day with positive and inspirational energy; guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Join us!

Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of Maine and the Northeast (Presentation)


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through May 8, 2024

Join self-proclaimed "mushroom Maineiac" David Spahr and get the inside information on the wild mushrooms of the Northeast. Edible and medicinal mushrooms represent an opportunity for sustainably foraging and enjoying healthy, locally sourced food and present a potential for health benefits beyond good nutrition. This presentation will cover finding, collecting, identifying and preparing the safe and common edible and medicinal mushroom species of Maine, New England, and Eastern Canada. Nature enthusiasts, cooks, foragers, herbalists, and others will enjoy and benefit from David's expertise. Topics will include matching species with appropriate foods, discovering mushrooms that contain unique medicinal properties, and exploring information about dyeing fabrics and paper. David's book, Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada, will be available.

Farming with native plants (Presentation)
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Farming with native plants (Presentation)


with David Spahr

This class is about how you can grow and harvest edible native plants. David has been farming his land (and a nearby public plot) in Washington, Maine for many years, and his PowerPoint will show the native plants he farms with - such as wild high bush blueberries, American chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Retirement By Design


with Rachael Siegfiedt

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 20, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Retirement by Design illustrates how you can help translate one's vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether someone is 10 or 40 years from retirement, attendees will learn investment strategies to help design the retirement they want. You'll also discuss how you can add flexibility to their strategy to help them handle unexpected events and how you can keep their strategy on track.

Learning about the Chaga Mushroom


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2024 at 6 pm

Come lean about the Chaga Mushroom the uses, benefits and side effects.

Inonotus obliquus, commonly called chaga, is a fungus in the family Hymenochaetaceae. It is parasitic on birch and other trees. The sterile conk is irregularly formed and resembles burnt charcoal.

Tumbled Sea Glass and Broken Pottery


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts May 16, 2024 at 5 pm
1 additional session on May 30, 2024

Come create some beautiful artwork.  Broken pottery and tumbled glass are the perfect night out with friends. Lots of colors and textures to choose from. Create something for you or to give as a gift.

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