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A Taste of India
with Chris Toy
Fresh handmade Naan bread! Chutney! Curry! Food is an inherent part of culture and India has a lot to contribute. Their foods are natural and nourishing while being delicious and rich in spices. Join us and learn to cook some of India’s legendary cuisine. Those in the know arrive hungry and bringa Ziploc® bag, just in case!
Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Instructor with alifelong interest in cooking with an Asian-Downeast fusion flavor.
America's Boating Course
with Wawenock Power Squadron
Note: The ending date listed in the brochure was incorrect. The correct end date for this course is Tuesday, May 22
Learn the basics of boating including rules of the waterway, navigational lights, and buoys. This course meets the requirements of most states for a recreational boating license. Books are included. Taught by Wawenock Sail and Power Squadron certified instructors.
Babysitters Training Course - June
with Katy Genthner
Learn the skills and techniques necessary to be a responsible, competent and fun babysitter in a one-day class. This course will cover such topics as: child care essentials, the proper response and handling of emergency situations, behavior management, safety for the sitter, and babysitting as a business. Students should bring a lunch and a snack. Please do not bring any electronics or phones. For students ages 11-14. A certificate is issued upon successful completion of the course. Register EARLY – this class fills up quickly!
Please note: School should be out by June 25th. Hardship discounts are available, call us.
with Stan LeQuire
This is an introductory course designed to help you feel comfortable and proficient in one of the USA’s most popular hobbies. The course assumes that the student has only a minimal or no knowledge of birds but wants to acquire skills to identify birds by sight and sound. Students will learn how to find, identify, attract and enjoy the birds of the Midcoast area. The last class session is a walk along a local trail which will help you practice your new bird-watching skills.
Stan L. LeQuire is a life-long naturalist, guide and outdoorsman. He enjoys teaching sustainable development to college students. In addition, he researches best practices of community-based ecotourism as a model for development.
Creative Writing Workshop - Session 4
with Elizabeth Potter
This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page.
Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years.
Define Your Role as Author and Create Your Writers Platform
with Lee Heffner
Today’s writers must also be marketers of their work. Regardless of your publication path, understand your options and the best ways to leverage your marketing materials and available tools across multiple social media outlets.
Lee Heffner began working with creatives in 1995 andtransitioned into writing in 1998. She specializes in one-on-one coaching sessions to help individual writers overcome creative hurdles and wrote her book, “Write to Finish”, to support that work.
DIY Natural Health & Beauty Products
with Katie Deabler
Chemicals are absorbed into the body through the skin. Putting on chemicals may actually be worse than eating them! Toxins that enter through the skin can enter the bloodstream and cause harm before they are filtered by the liver. With all the pollutants in the environment today, it is important that we use personal care products that are made from natural and healthy ingredients. This class will teach you step-by-step how to make your own health & beauty products from safe and natural ingredients. You will make sample products to bring home for yourself and your family.
Katie Deabler has been a wellness advocate for 4 years. She specializes in natural living with the use of essential oils. She makes her own household cleaners, candles, and skincare line from natural ingredients.
Downeaster to Boston's North End
with Chris Toy
Are you hungry for authentic Italian food? Do you feel like a leisurely train ride to and from Boston to feast on said authentic Italian food? Well then, we’re planning a trip to Boston’s north end with our celebrated chef, Chris Toy, and he will lead you on a merry adventure. Along with the aforementioned feasting, Chris will take you on a walking tour of several Boston landmarks: Freedom Trail with Paul Revere’s house (fee for entry), the Old North Church and the Haymarket, Boston Market and Quincy Market. The trip includes transportation via Amtrak. Wear comfortable shoes for this walking tour with a moderate amount of city walking.
Train departs Brunswick Station at 7:25 am and returns from Boston’s North End Station 4:45 pm. We will get back to Brunswick around 8 PM. No refunds. Cost does not include meals, but does include transportation via Amtrak, and your tour guide Chris Toy.