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What to Expect When You're Expecting a Pet Pig!


with Andy Theriault & Amanda Glenn

Calendar Sep 30, 2023 at 10:30 am

In this two hour course we will cover the joys and challenges of keeping pigs as pets. This is not a class for those interested in raising pigs for meat. Pigs are the most commonly surrendered animal at animal sanctuaries, and this class will prepare you to understand the nutritional, health, and enrichment needs of these smart, funny, affectionate animals before adopting one.

We will discuss keeping pigs at a healthy weight, hoof care, hygiene, and the required habitat for a happy, healthy pig. You will meet and interact with some of the sanctuary’s pigs, so come prepared to give tummy rubs, and wear clothes for the outdoors and boots.

Andy Theriault and Amanda Glenn started Darrowby Farm Sanctuary in 2019. They have given lifelong homes to over 60 animals since then, 22 of whom have been pigs.

Yoga for Vitality (Session 1)
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Yoga for Vitality (Session 1)


with Kathryn Jensen

Looking for a yoga class that will give you a sense of challenge and success in your flexibility, strength and overall well-being? Look no further! Designed for people with yoga literacy, i.e. those who have attended yoga classes before. We will practice Hatha yoga while growing a range of motion, endurance, and our own deeper connection to our bodies. The class will match the participants desired challenge level. Please bring a yoga mat.

Kathryn Jensen has a B.A in Dance, and is a registered yoga teacher with a Masters in Education. She has taught creative dance and yoga to children age 3-adults in their 80’s. Kathryn loves supporting people to find joy and play through embodied movement and living.

Nature Writing
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Nature Writing


with Laurel Dodge

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. 

From wildlife encounters to outdoor experiences to descriptions of plants and animals, we will use writing to express the wonder and grandeur of the natural world. Using a workshop format, we will write in class and share our writing with the group. The instructor will comment on finished pieces.

Whether you wish to write detailed accounts of nature or add accurate and inviting portrayals of nature to your fiction, this course will enable you to bring your reader along with you into the natural world.

Laurel Dodge has a master’s degree in environmental studies and has worked for nature centers, land trusts and a zoo. Her book, “Nature Study for the Whole Family” is designed to connect people to the natural world.

Sausage Making Workshop


with Colvard & Company

Calendar Oct 7, 2023 at 1 pm

Time to see how the sausages are made! In this 3 hour sausage-making class, participants will go over the basics of sausage making while preparing 2 different varieties with local ingredients.

You’ll get to practice all the steps - mixing spices, cutting pork, grinding, emulsifying, stuffing and packaging. We’ll even go over cooking techniques (while cooking them) and package the remaining sausages for you to take home. Each participant will leave class with 5 lbs of sausage.

Queso Presto! Cheesemaking Workshop


with Eric Rector

Calendar Oct 14, 2023 at 12 pm

Cheese making is so mysterious because it starts by turning a liquid into a solid. Cheese making also takes A LOT of time: usually a day of work just to get the initial stage of fresh cheese, then weeks/months/years of aging to change a bland white chalky lump into something completely different. In this hands-on workshop, local cheese maker Eric Rector -- from Monroe Cheese Studio -- will summarize 10,000 years of cheese making and show you how to make a quick and tasty cheese in an effort to describe milk’s “leap toward immortality.” All supplies will be provided and you will have the opportunity to sample the cheese you’ve made before the end of the class. (and bring home any leftovers!).

Instructor Eric Rector is a cheesemaker, Maine Cheese Guild member, and owner of Monroe Cheese Studio.

The Women's Health Series


with Carole Freeman

Calendar Oct 16, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

You will learn how breathing is different for women and why it matters, how to manage pain and stress through breathing techniques, how female sex hormones influence your breathing and health, how to prevent and treat pelvic floor dysfunction, and how to cope with menopause symptoms. This class will empower you to take charge of your health and well-being by understanding and improving your breathing habits.

Carole Freeman, B.S. RTT, Breathing Specialist has a background in equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy. Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She attended graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences.

Watercolor: Try Before You Buy


with Margaret Dwyer

Calendar Oct 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm

This workshop is for people who have always wanted to try this amazing medium but are not sure about materials or how to get started. It is also for those who would like to build on previous experience. The choices of materials on the market now are overwhelming. Students will learn about the differences in paints, paper, and brushes.

An overview of core techniques will be demonstrated using a variety of materials. Students will create simple paintings and small studies while receiving one-on-one instruction when needed. A few watercolor “tricks” will be shown that will add a sense of wonder to your work. You will be surprised at how accessible this medium really is!

An $18 materials fee is payable to the instructor the night of class.

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”.

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Women's Health & Fitness 101


with Carole Freeman

Calendar Oct 17, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Women’s Health and Fitness is designed to help you improve your physical and mental well-being. You will learn how to regain lost energy and stamina, how to optimize your breathing for different activities and situations, how respiratory muscle strength affects your endurance, and what are the new rules for cardio and stamina. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of your body and its needs, and how to achieve your fitness goals in a healthy and sustainable way.

Carole Freeman, B.S. RTT, Breathing Specialist has a background in equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy. Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She attended graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences.

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