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Medicare and Understanding It


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Nov 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

NOTE: Due to our first class filling up so fast we have added this Medicare and Understanding course on Wednesday, November 15.

This course will review the following areas: when you are eligible for Medicare benefits; the timeline to enroll for Medicare benefits without penalties; what original Medicare covers and does not cover; and what additional plans are available that work in conjunction with original Medicare. Financial assistance options will also be discussed briefly.

Robert Harvey is a licensed Life and Health agent with offices in Brunswick and Scarborough Maine. He has been assisting clients with reviewing and enrolling in individual health insurance plans and transitioning on to Medicare coverage for the last 10 years.

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Mexican Night - Make Your Own Tortilla Press


with Chris Toy

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Make your own tortilla press for fresh corn tortillas! Afterward we will fill them with tasty salsa, rice, chipotle beef, cheese, and fresh lettuce. Yum! We will also make an easy cold avocado soup. You will go home with a full stomach, new recipes, and your own tortilla press! This class is a great option for both vegetarian and gluten free diets. Bring a Phillips screwdriver for assembly. Material fees included.

Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Instructor with a lifelong interest in cooking with an Asian-Downeast fusion flavor.


Mr. OR Mrs. Fancy Bear


with Cynthia Dean

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This adorable bear will make a good gift for someone you love to cuddle. It will be finished in acrylics with the “dry brush” technique. It sits 10 inches tall and is dressed to impress. The materials fee is $22.00 for each bear, and students can choose between the girl or the boy, or a mommy bear holding a baby. There is also the option to do all three. The materials fee will be payable to instructor the night of the class.

Cynthia Dean is the owner of the ceramic shop “Paint It Shoreself,” located in Rockland. She first fell in love with ceramics in grade school and bought her first kiln and molds at 22. Cynthia is certified through Gare, Mayco and Duncan Ceramic Companies and has been teaching ceramics for over 20 years.


Natural Beekeeping Using Top Bar Hives - A Weekend Intensive


with Christy Hemenway

Calendar Oct 28, 2017 at 8:45 am, runs for 1 week

This weekend class will send you home with the confidence that YOU can be a natural beekeeper - by learning to support the bees’ natural systems.

A Gold Star Weekend Intensive is two full days of learning - spent with like-minded folks concerned about the health and preservation of the honeybee, the safety of our environment, and the integrity of our food system. The class will delve into the details of the four most important aspects of natural beekeeping: History, Hive Health, Bee Biology, and Hands-on Hive Management.

The class textbook is The Thinking Beekeeper - A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives, written by your instructor. Copies of the book can be purchased in advance at or at class for $25. The advanced book - Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping - Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper is also available for purchase through the website and at the class for $29. Buy them both together and save a few dollars.

Christy Hemenway is the founder of GOLD STAR HONEYBEES.


Needle Felted Animals


with Debra Arter

Calendar Nov 9, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Participants will make a cozy, soft, small mammal or bird of their choice out of wool and use the needle felting method to create the features of their new friend. A materials fee of $10 payable to the instructor covers the cost of all wool and armature materials. No experience required! You will want to make an entire zoo because it is so much fun! The time will fly by and you will take home a lovely original wool sculpture in the end. Class size is limited.

Debra Arter holds a MA in Fine Art and has been teaching adults various art processes for many years. She has worked on her needle felting projects even while on an airplane!


Nia: Mindful Dance Fitness Full Class


with Anna Fiedler

Calendar Nov 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Nia is an energizing barefoot cardio workout that empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, and soul. Through Nia, you can discover, explore, and enhance your potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body.

Each workout combines martial arts, dance, and mindful movement to leave you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. Nia is non-impact and adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Each class starts with setting a focus. We will then step into class, warm up, dance our hearts out, and cool down, ending class with movement on the floor, followed by meditation, and stepping back out into daily life.

Anna Fiedler is a certified Nia blue belt teacher who has taught Nia since 2007. Through Nia, she experiences release and relaxation, combined with increased energy and playfulness. Anna sees teaching Nia as an incredible gift as she helps create space for others to tap into their own power and enhance their Joy of life through movement.


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Open Form Class


with Cynthia Dean

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is an introduction to ceramics where students will choose their own project, from a variety of mugs, plates, animals, holiday items, a serving bowl or a serving platter. Students will be introduced to three different types of techniques to finish ceramics.

Participants will work with acrylic, under-glazes and glazes with the opportunity to complete 4-5 different projects. The materials cost is $80 which covers the 4 or 5 different projects and the tools, glazes and paints. Note: any electrical components needed would be an extra cost payable to the instructor at time of class.

Cynthia Dean is the owner of the ceramic shop “Paint It Shoreself,” located in Rockland. She first fell in love with ceramics in grade school and bought her first kiln and molds at 22. Cynthia is certified through Gare, Mayco and Duncan Ceramic Companies and has been teaching ceramics for over 20 years.


Paper Trails: Exploring Printmaking Session 2: Printmaking Without a Press


with Elizabeth Caton Pardoe

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A print is an impression made by an object on the surface of another object. Explore and share the art and craft of creating imagery from a wide range of readily available materials, incorporating line, form, texture and color to produce a single print, series or edition.

There will be class discussion each week in the use of materials, preparing the image, proofing and printing. Basic tools, materials and water-based inks are provided for use in class. Additional suggested materials list will be available at time of registration. All materials can be purchased locally.

Elizabeth Caton Pardoe, accomplished printmaker and painter for over 30 years, holds a BFA degree from The University of Southern Maine. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.


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