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with Darcel Niles
Belly dance is an excellent way to achieve toning and fitness while having fun and getting a good workout. In this class, you will learn belly dance techniques and style while enjoying a variety of music and choreography. For any age or physique, belly dance is one of the best ways to gain confidence and get in shape! This is a beginner class; no experience necessary.
Belly Dance - Advanced Level
with Darcel Niles
After dancers are comfortable with the basic techniques learned in the Belly Dance class, this class provides a practice that expands upon and reinforces strong technique. Learn muscle control and fluidity while toning the core, encouraging good posture, improving flexibility, and gaining body confidence. Have fun and discover muscles you never knew you had!
Bird Feeding Basics: Spring Edition
with Derek Lovitch
Join Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply for this fun and informative program covering all of the topics that you need to create a perfect avian haven in your backyard! Food, water, and shelter are the basic components of survival, and we’ll learn how to supplement the natural environment to draw more birds to your yard and keep them happy and healthy. By selecting the best bird seed and offering it in different feeder styles and incorporating native plants that offer food and shelter, we’ll learn how to have more birds, and get more enjoyment from our backyards. We’ll cover the basics of the successful bird feeding station, including what to feed and what not to feed, types of feeders, problem-solving, and yes, of course, squirrel-proofing (and yes, It CAN be done!). The spring course will spend more time discussing bird houses, offering water, and attracting birds with native plants in order to have a well-rounded bird sanctuary.
with Hobie Ellis
Get ready to set sail! The American Boating Course is offered by the Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron (KRSPS). Topics include boating terms, federal and state boating regulations, aids to navigation, safety equipment, dealing with adverse weather conditions and emergencies. Participants should check with their insurance company to (perhaps) receive a discount based on course completion. Materials fee of $45.00 is payable to KRSPS at first class.
Boating Safety - Basic Navigation
with Hobie Ellis
Now that you are ready to set sail after the American Boating course - learn how to aid navigation! The Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron (KRSPS) is offering this two week session on navigation including the topics of plotting, use of compass, position determination, etc. A materials fee of $20.00 is payable to KRSPS at first class. This class is only open to students who have completed the basic American Boating course.
with Vicki Dill
This class will help you learn the basic fundamentals of cake decorating. It’s not just a buttercream world anymore! Whether you are new to cake decorating or have been decorating for years, this class will help you enhance your skills. Multiple techniques will be introduced and practiced. Students are required to bring their own cakes to decorate for this class. All other materials for decorating will be provided. A materials fee of $10 is due to the instructor at first class.
Calico Easter Bunny
with Marge Otis
This adorable free standing Easter Bunny is decked out with a patch work design. You can paint similar to the sample or shake it up and choose your own color arrangement! Bring your acrylic brushes to class. Other materials will be provided. Sample will be on display at the Adult Ed office for viewing before class. Material fee of $6.00 payable to instructor at class time. No experience necessary.
Candle Making with Essential Oils
with Mary Alderman
Come join us in this two-night hands-on class and take home a lovely, scented candle made with essential oils. You will learn how to make a beautiful candle made out of multiple mediums, such as paraffin, bees wax or soy. We will also learn some of the basics about essential oils, we can answer any questions you have, and introduce you to some of the most popular oils and how to use them. A materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at the first class.