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Creative Writing Workshop - Session 3

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

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. As participants build a portfolio of rough drafts, they will begin the process of editing and revision, in addition to clarifying individual goals for works in progress.

Lastly, participants will have the opportunity when ready (this may take 1-3 four week sessions) to fine tune work in progress through intensive group critique and editing, resting on the old adage, “Many eyes are better than one.” During a critique session, the instructor and classmates offer honest, constructive feedback, both on what is strong and effective in a piece of writing, as well as what might be hindering its full expression. In addition, possible publishing leads and resources will be presented.

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.

 

Dance Flow Hooping: Intermediate Level

$59

with Nikki Hunt

Calendar Nov 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Hooping benefits the mind, body and soul! Hoop dance flow is an intermediate class that will add flare and grace to your hooping. We will work on tricks and transitions, as well as entry and exit methods to create your own kind of flow. This class will move with music and choreography to keep you hooping all night long! Come have fun and discover a whole new you! Hoops are provided with the option to buy!

New England based hooper Nikki Hunt has been hooping for 11 years and teaching hoop dance for the past six years. As lead singer/hooper of The Nikki Hunt Band for the past 8 years, Nikki has performed all over New England at various events ranging from Cirque du Soliel to Kidabaloo.

 

Designing the Garden & Jump Starting Spring

$84

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you always wanted to develop a plan to make the most of your yard and garden? Then this field-based class is for you. Fall is an excellent time to assess your landscape, plant trees, shrubs and perennials, and prepare the ground for spring. After the first meeting, classes will meet at each participant’s property where individualized, site-specific options will be explored. Organic practices will be emphasized as well as the incorporation of native plants, especially those important for birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials. Please give us your physical address when registering. The first night is for information and planning for all participants; dates and time of subsequent meetings will be determined according to participants. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class.

Sharon Turner is a certified Master Gardener, consultant, educator and designer. At her nursery in Washington she specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings and native perennials, shrubs and trees.

 

Every Day Wellness

$44

with Stacy Graffam

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

We all hear about health and wellness everywhere we go, but it all seems complicated and overwhelming. Join me in this five week class and we will break it down together. Week 1: nutrition. Week 2: posture, core and balance. Week 3: exercise and strength. Week 4: stretching and range of motion. Week 5: putting it all together.

Stacy L. Graffam is a Llicensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist.

 

Exercise Ball Class
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Exercise Ball Class

$54

with Stacy Graffam

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn how to turn your exercise ball into a home gym without the expense! This class is core-strength based; you will learn how to find, use and improve upon your own core strength, posture, and balance. Come join us to get a full body workout and learn how to use your ball at work and at home. Bring an exercise ball (55-65 cm), 3 or 5 pound hand weights and water to class. All ability levels are welcome.

Stacy L. Graffam is a Llicensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist.

 

Exploring the Natural History of Lincoln County

$49

with Stan LeQuire

Calendar Oct 12, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This is a basic, exploratory course designed to help you feel both aware and knowledgeable about the natural history and features of the Lincoln County area. The course assumes that the student has no or minimal knowledge of natural history and our local area, but desires to appreciate the natural and human heritage of our region. Beginning with water and stone, and continuing through plants, animals and humans, students will learn how to find, identify, and enjoy the significance of our immediate area.

Stan L. LeQuire is a life-long nature guide and teacher.

 

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Foraging for Wild, Edible & Medicinal Plants

$49

with Tom Seymour

Calendar Sep 30, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This class consists of a classroom seminar at Medomak Middle School followed by an outdoor field trip. At the class session, Tom will give a narrated presentation of on-screen photos of edible wild plants, some of which have medicinal uses as well. All plants shown and discussed are available in the midcoast region of Maine and none are rare, endangered or threatened (most are common garden “weeds”). At the end of the session, participants should have a new understanding of and greater appreciation for these common, useful, healthful and tasty wild treats. The outdoor field trip takes place at the nature trail behind Medomak Middle School. Please bring water, good walking shoes and a snack or lunch to class.

Tom Seymour is a Maine naturalist, Registered Maine Guide, freelance writer and book author. His book credits include Hiking Maine, Fishing Maine, Birding Maine, Forager’s Notebook, Wild Plants of Maine and many more.

 

Fresh Stuffed Pasta

$44

with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist warm tasty tender pockets of fresh hand rolled tortellini and ravioli filled with a variety of tasty fillings and savory sauces? Join Stonewall Cooking School Instructor Chris Toy for a night of making your own dough and feasting on several choices of herbed and multi-colored pastas, fillings and easy and flavorful sauces! Remember to bring some ziplock bags...just in case you make more than you can eat!

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

 





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