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Disc Golf for Beginners--Session II
with Cathy McDevitt
Disc Golf is one of the best lifetime fitness sports. If you can throw a Frisbee and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf. It is easy to learn, a healthy activity and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
Students will learn about the types of discs, different ways to throw the discs, and rules for recreation.
The class will be held the CR Farm Disc Golf club on 702 Lewiston Road, West Gardiner on their 21-hole course with wooded and open terrain.
A $6.00 disc will be included in the registration fee.
Rain date is June 3rd.
East Coast Swing
with Louis Moniz, JR
Remember that great party you went to last summer? Remember when you got up and tried to channel Saturday Night Fever and everyone just stared? Don't let that happen again! If you learn how to Swing, you'll be the life of the party, impress the boss and probably get a raise. Who doesn't want that?
Swing can be danced to a wide variety of music, making it one of the most "useable" dances. No experience necessary, just a desire to have fun!
Both couples and singles are welcome.
Effective Communication Strategies - for caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease
with Mark Pechenik
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.
As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Essential Oils for Your Medicine Cabinet
with Richard Acker
Essential oils have been called nature's medicine cabinet, and with good reason. These oils have been the subject of studies that have determined that there is a benefit to using essential oils for various therapeutic purposes. Since the latter part of the 20th century, essential oils have earned a respectable reputation for their medicinal uses.
Join Richard and explore how these products can be useful in treating various ailments.
Extraordinary Talents of Maine Women in History!
with Norma Salway
It's time that we celebrated the many artistic, political, cultural, and domestic accomplishments of Maine women in history. Through the use of multimedia stories and vintage artifacts the presenter will capture the rich contributions and gifts to society from extraordinary women.
Norma Salway is the author of four books including her latest: The Attic and ME - History Uncovered in a Maine Attic. Books will be available to purchase.
Felted Snowmen & Snowladies
with Amanda Russell
Learn how to make these adorable snowpeople in just one 2-hour class. Students will learn the secret of their sturdy construction as well as how to “wet felt” and “needle felt.” Add hair and a scarf or a hat too!
Students will take home one snowperson.
There will be a material fee of $8.00 payable to the instructor at class time.
For more information, visit www.mandyrussell.com.
Forest Bathing - Nature and Forest Therapy Walk/Workshop
with Lisa Quatrale
Birch Point State Park on Penobscot Bay in the town of Owls Head, Maine offers a secret magical maritime forest and inspiring scenic views from a crescent shaped pocket beach.
Experience the medicine of this place. Reconnect with the landscape and in turn, with yourself and others. Soak in the sounds, scents and sights of nature through a series of place-based nature connection invitations. Feel the healing effects of the landscape, waters and wildland on your head, heart and body. Celebrate and share the experience in council and with a tea ceremony made with foraged wild plants. Notice the magic that occurs when you slow your body and open your heart to the natural world for a few hours—a restorative practice referred to in Japan as Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing.
The walk will be slow and cover less than a mile. The trail is relatively flat, but uneven due to tree roots and rocks. Dress for the weather and hiking. Bring water and a journal in a small backpack to keep hands free as well as a walking stick if you need it.
Composting toilets are available onsite. Sitting pads and a limited number of travel stools will be provided for those who need them.
Lisa Quatrale is a Nature and Forest Therapy Guide certified by The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs based in Santa Rosa, California. Lisa is committed to building regenerative bridges between the natural and built world, cultivating community that cares for the environment, and healing inner and outer landscapes one walk and one garden at a time.
Functions, Settings, and Menus--It's complicated!
with Gary Swinton
Today's digital cameras have a variety of features. Are you getting the most out of your investment? Are you happy with the results? Let a professional help you figure it all out! You'll be surprised by how much sharper and more interesting your photos are when you learn how to use your digital tools.
We'll discuss image size and quality, shooting options, and menu choices that will make a difference in the sharpness of your photos.
A Saturday "shooting" class is included (4/14), giving everyone a chance for hands-on practice. Leave this course with a solid understanding of your camera and the confidence to start making it work for you.