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Saturday STEP Class


with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 6, 2024

It’s back! 45 minutes of non-stop low impact cardio on the step. It’s a great way to start your weekend! All you need to bring is water and lots of energy.

Fun Fit and Fabulous


with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
2 additional sessions through 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.

Flexible and Mobile


with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 25, 2024

Do you wake up in the morning with tight/stiff muscles? Do you experience low back pain and decreased mobility in your hips, shoulders, and neck? You know you need to stretch but you’re not quite sure what to? If you have answered yes to any of the above this 45 minute total body stretch class is what you need. It will leave you feeling taller, more limber, and ready to start your day!

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.

Needham Maine Potato Candy


with Diana Mosher

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 4, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on May 30, 2024

If you’re from Maine, you’ve probably heard of needhams - a traditional sweet, covered in chocolate, with a soft coconut and POTATO center! Learn how to make this sweet Maine confection, just in time for the Easter holiday. A supply fee of $6.00 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the class. Students should bring a flat, 1-pint container to take their treats home.

Basics of Drawing Class


with Rachael Gilley - Wilson

Calendar Next available session starts May 2, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join artist and educator Rachael Wilson to learn the basics of drawing, a dynamic and fundamental art medium for any creative individual. In this introductory drawing workshop, students can learn contour drawing through understanding how to observe subjects closely. Rachael will guide the class through a variety of drawing exercises and help students switch their perspective from analytical left brain to creative right brain thinking. This will be a small class with lots of opportunity for one on one instruction and questions. Bring a large sketchpad (9x12 or 11x14 prefered), graphite/drawing pencils, and a kneaded eraser. No prior experience needed.

Lets make Vegan Cheese


with Diana Mosher

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2024 at 6 pm

If you love cheese, sign up for this one-night hands-on NEW class! Learn to make VEGAN cheese with Diana. Enjoy a tasting session during class and then take home some of your cheeses to enjoy. Students will need to bring a one-pint containers to take cheese home. A materials fee of $8.00 is due to the instructor at class.

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