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American Sign Language


with Sylvia Morrison

Calendar Oct 17, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Have you ever been intrigued by how the hard of hearing community communicates? Perhaps you have a relative, friend or student who you would like to engage with but don’t know how. This introductory course is desgined for those with no previous sign language experience or for those who are looking to refresh the basics.

Sylvia Morrison is a former teacher of the deaf.

Stocking Your Pantry for Hard Times


with Laurel Dodge

Calendar Oct 18, 2023 at 6 pm

Please note: The location of this class has changed from what was printed in our brochure. The new location for this class is Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta. 

With inflation driving grocery prices up, what can we do to keep to a budget? The pantry principle can help ease the strain. This beginners’ class will cover multiple ways to save money when stocking up on grocery store food. Included will be information on stocking ingredients needed for home cooking, buying in bulk, stocking up on sale items, using store brands, growing greens and herbs indoors, rotating your pantry stock, and proper storage of pantry items.

Laurel Dodge has been stocking her pantry for 23 years. She likes to share her knowledge with others so they can have practical skills to help them face life circumstances such as job losses, medical crises, or supply chain issues.

It's Cooler in the Shade


with Martha Brooks

Calendar Oct 18, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Prerequisite: Any Zentangle introductory class and/or a solid familiarity with the basic concepts of the Zentangle Method.

Shading could be said to be the most exciting component of the Zentangle Method! During this 5-week class, you will explore shading basics, and how to apply these skills to the original white, black, Renaissance and grey Zentangle tiles. After your tangles have been placed on your tile, these shading techniques will make your overall design “pop”! Material kits will include a variety of colored paper tiles, Micron and GellyRoll pens, shading pencils and tools. Materials Kits can be picked up at the CLC AE Office in Damariscotta prior to class start date.

Cost of class includes all materials.

As a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), Martha Brooks finds great joy in sharing this fun, relaxing, and easy-to-do art method! She is a retired Speech Pathologist and adjunct professor. Martha loves being a mom, an out-of-the-box thinker, the midcoast of Maine, and creating art using a variety of media!

Migraine & Headache Relief Workshop


with Jade Nelson

Calendar Oct 19, 2023 at 5:45 pm

Build your self-care approach and add new tools to your toolbox for dealing with migraines and headaches. During our time together. We will cover prevention tips, and learn a few home remedies, and trigger points to help with relief. Discuss the benefits of heat/ice, and practice a combination of stretches and massage techniques to release tension and increase blood flow to the head and neck.

Setting Up a Woodworking Shop (October)


with Rick Gallion

Calendar Oct 19, 2023 at 6 pm

This class will offer information and advice for what are the most important tools to begin with; How to arrange a shop for maximum efficiency; What are options for dust control; What shop-made jigs and fixtures are most needed.

The class will be geared to individual shop owners, so each participant is encouraged to bring a sketch of their shop layout with dimensions so we can discuss options.

Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for over thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His shop is designed as a teaching facility. All classes will be held at the Clary Lake Woodworking School at 777 Gardiner Road (Hwy 126), Jefferson. Class size is limited.

Maine Blueberries: They're Wild! (October)


with Kitty Broilier

Calendar Oct 21, 2023 at 12 pm

The iconic wild blueberry’s 10,000 year history as a indigenous superfood of Maine is an age old story packed with flavor–we’ll leave you in good taste as you see for yourself what sets the Maine wild blueberry apart from the rest! In this class attendees will learn about Maine’s wild blueberry industry while sampling a wide variety of wild blueberry products made by Maine producers.

This is an interactive class and the course fee includes a beverage of choice in the Tasting Room immediately following class.

This class was developed with input from the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine, wild blueberry farmers/distributors and wild blueberry product makers from across the state and will be taught by Kitty Broihier, MS RD of NutriComm.

Discoveries in Watercolor


with Margaret Dwyer

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm

This workshop will focus on the many different watercolor techniques that are available, both conventional and unconventional, and how they can be applied to nature studies. Students will learn techniques and shortcuts to capture texture and form inspired by the natural world. The results look more natural and less forced. Color choices will be reviewed throughout the class and during demonstrations.

Lots of references and natural specimens (rocks, shells, leaves, pinecones, etc) will be on hand to work from. Knowing more about color and techniques will allow you to make more informed choices during your painting process. Students will go home with a sampling of watercolor studies that can inform future work.

An $18 materials fee is payable to the instructor the night of class or students can purchase and bring items from a materials list provided by the instructor.

Margaret Dwyer holds a BFA and MFA in Visual Arts. Her watercolors have been published in fine art books and magazines and have been included in numerous juried national and international exhibitions. For the last several years she has been the artist in residence at Billings Farm & Museum and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. Her work is now in Damariscotta at “River Arts” and “Gifts at 136”.

So You Want to Open an Airbnb?


with Debra Arter

Calendar Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm

Did you know that the number  of people turning to choosing Airbnb for lodging  in Maine has almost doubled from two years ago? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine topped $100 million in 2020.   If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest bedroom or summer camp for short term rental, this is a class not to miss.   

The instructor, herself an AirBnB owner, has interviewed many other Airbnb  or VRBO owners and put together a packet with good information, tips and actual stories of unusual events in the life of a short term landlord.   

This course will address issues dealing with ordinance, insurance, expectations, fees, hosting, guests, safety, communication, neighbors  and more. 

Debra Arter has operated River Escape for four years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb. 

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