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Crochet Granny Square
with Samantha Dimmick
You won’t believe how many things you can do with a granny square! These versatile crochet patterns are the foundation for lots of fun and creative projects. Students will learn how to follow a pattern to create a granny square and how to join squares to create a larger project such as a blanket, tote bag or pillow. Basic knowledge of crochet stitches is required. Bring two skeins of two coordinating colors and hook sizes recommended on label.
Up Close and Personal with the Great Highland Bagpipe
with Vera Maheu
We've all heard Amazing Grace, Auld Lang Syne and many other songs played on the bagpipes. Here's your chance to see how they work! Learn about the different parts of the bagpipes, how to tune them, and how they're different from other instruments. We'll talk about the pipe's history and traditions, find out about available classes and how you can participate in a pipe and drum band. If you're brave enough, you might just get a chance to play them. Are the pipes calling you?
Learn to Play Bridge
with Lynn Izzi
Forget about candy crush and pokemon. Learn the partner based game of bridge and how much fun in-person social gaming can be! Learn the basic framework of this complex card game including how to value your hand, the strategies of card play, the many facets of bidding, game rules and bridge etiquette. After this class, you will know how to set up, bid, play and win a bridge hand! Bring a partner or meet someone new. This addictive game will provide hours of entertainment!
Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese-Session I
with Diana Mosher
If you love cheese, sign up for this one-night hands-on class! Learn to make ricotta and mozzarella cheese without any special tools or pans. Enjoy a tasting session during class and then take home some of your cheeses to enjoy. Students will need to bring 2, one-pint containers to take cheese home. A materials fee of $8.00 is due to the instructor at class.
Zumba Gold Toning
with Stephanie Dustin
Take the Zumba fun to the next level! This class offers the best of both worlds – the fun of Zumba with the benefits of safe and effective strength training. Easy to follow, health-boosting dance fitness program for baby boomers, active seniors, as wells as those new to Zumba. Through dynamic lightweight resistance training and Zumba dance moves, this class helps participants build muscle strength, increase bone density, and improve mobility, posture and coordination.
Bring water and shoes with no tread that allow you to move easily across floor surfaces.
Folk Art Rug Hooking
with Janet Conner
Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun! You can easily incorporate rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, once you have mastered the basics. Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools. ($41-$60, depending upon size) If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class.
with Art Night Out
Turn your photography into fine art. Using this innovative technique, digital prints are transformed into art pieces to be hung in your home. We will provide photos for you to work with. (You are welcome to work with one of your own photos but it must be a laser ink (not inkjet) copy, the image being no larger than 5x7 inches and no smaller than 4x6 inches.) You will also get better results with a photo that is high in contrast. Each student makes several transfers on a variety of surfaces such as wood, metal and paper.
Maine Chickadee Paint Night
with Shirley Anderson
This canvas depicts the Maine state bird, the chickadee. Come have fun while learning the technique of painting feathers and moss covered branches. Bring a friend and enjoy a night out!