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MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

Health and Wellness

in Community Enrichment



with Tori Morrill

Calendar Current session started Apr 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

ZUMBA® is a Latin inspired dance class fun for everybody and every body! Grooving to the beats of salsa, merengue and other world music feels more like a dance party than a workout. Combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility with simple dance steps you will see why “Ditch the Workout, Join the Party” is the ZUMBA® tagline. Wear clothes that let you move freely, comfortable supportive sneakers and bring a bottle of water. 

Flexible and Mobile


with Deidre Hutchins

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 25, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

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!

Wild Food Foraging walk


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 8, 2024 at 10 am
1 additional session on Sep 14, 2024

This two-hour course will include walking in the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of plant habitat and structure of the plants. Bring: Notebook and pen, basket, mesh or other bags, wax or brown paper bags, knife, bug repellent and hat, water or other refreshment and a snack, gloves, waterproof boots (preferred), tall socks you can tuck your pant legs. Optional: gps, backpack, field guide, magnifying glass

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (Spring)


with Spectrum Generations

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 25, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks
1 additional session

Tai Chi is an enjoyable exercise that can improve balance and relieve pain, while improving your overall health and wellness. It is a slow exercise that’s easy to learn and good for all ability levels. The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind and body integration, fluid movements, controlled breathing, and mental concentration. Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body.

Wild Mushroom walk


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 7, 2024 at 1 pm

This three hour course includes a walk through the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Most mushrooms found in nature are not edible, but learning this is more important than knowing which ones to eat. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 45 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and North American Mycological Association. He is on the Maine Mushroom Task Force developing rules for the foraging and sale of wild mushrooms. Minimum age is 12 with an adult. 

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