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with Wayne Howe

Calendar Mar 22, 2018 at 6 pm

From raw rookie to seasoned smasher, everyone is welcome to play indoor badminton. No need to register! Just show up.

Berry Bowls


with Joshua Rysted

Calendar Jun 16, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries…summer's bounty is coming! Be ready with a delicious little berry bowl colander suitable for rinsing, serving, and storing your sweet harvest. Your finished project will be microwave and dishwasher safe and glazed in your choice of color. Max 10

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Essential Oils for Summer


with Katie Sloma

Calendar May 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We will discuss what Essential Oils are and how you can use oils to support your physical and emotional health, enhancing your quality of life. Learn how to incorporate Essential Oils into your summer routine to cool off your body, calm down before long periods of travel, and sooth your summer skin. Essential Oils can also help you let go of all the stress that has built up in your body and can support your goals of maintaining a healthy weight by curbing your appetite, increasing your metabolism, and suporting your daily energy level. All participants will leave with 3 Essential Oil samples and 1 make and take Essential Oil product. . 

Intro to Self Employment


with Karleen Andrews

Calendar May 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This one-session workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed.

JOYFUL Movement for Abundant Wellness


with Kara Masters

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Also known as "Kripalu Danskinetics-for improved cardio-vascular flow, movement, breathing, and relaxing. Feel your heart in your body and in a joyful, moving group with your abundant wellness as a goal. This class is in the moment-no choreography and no memory required: just remember to come to class each week. All levels welcome. Participants will benefit from our weekly warm up, 30-45 minutes of joyful & freeing movement, followed by seated deep breathing & relaxation to close the class. Wear comfortable clothing and non-marking soles for the gym floor, and bring water, a small hand towel, a blanket, towel or yoga mat for the end of class. Max 30

Meditation Techniques


with Sara Johnson

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Meditation can be difficult to practice on your own.  This class is meant to teach you some techniques to get you started on the path to meditation. It will include some intentional breath work to aid in relaxation, a light gazing activity, and meditation. Bring a yoga mat, towel, or small blanket.

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Sensational Sushi


with Matt Howe

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine sushi enthusiast Matt Howe will share an abundance of ideas and techniques to help take your homemade sushi in creative new directions. Whether you are new to sushi rolling or experienced in making your own, this class is sure to expand your sushi horizons. We'll begin with a review of sushi rolling basics and then explore a range of topics including designing sushi rolls that feature the freshest and most sustainable seafood harvested along the Maine coast; using brown rice; trends in veggie sushi such as pink rice, beet rolls and marinated tomato nigiri; guidance on purchasing and proper handling of raw fish; making sushi burritos; and how to plan a complete sushi-themed dinner party with homemade miso soup, seaweed salad and a beautiful sushi platter that includes something for everyone, from strict vegans to the ardent sashimi fans. You’ll be busy making sushi from the start, so in addition to your favorite sharp knife, bring a large container to take your creations home.  

Try the Potters Wheel


with Joshua Rysted

Calendar Jun 20, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you always wanted to try the potter’s wheel, but you’re not sure if you want to commit to a full class?  This two-hour session for adults is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel.  Working on the wheel is an age-old practice of using your hands and a spinning wheel to create useful and beautiful objects out of clay.  You will learn the basics of centering the clay on the wheel, opening the form, and pulling up the walls to make everything from bowls to vases.  Up to three completed pieces will be glazed in your choice of color. Max 6

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