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Maine Driving Dynamics Course
with Instructor ME Driving Dynamics
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored five hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving skills. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. It is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation.
Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer. But best of all, we believe that students taking this course will be safer drivers. They will leave the class with a new and unique way of looking at the driving experience.
Making Jewelry with Sea Glass
with Lynne Thompson
Beautiful pieces of natural sea glass are turned into wearable art in this class. Learn some of the basics of jewelry making as you create a pendant and earrings out of sea glass. Sea glass and wire will be provided by the instructor but feel free to bring your own pieces. Each student will need his or her own pair of needle-nose pliers. Please bring a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor the first night of class.
Lynne Thompson has been creating sea glass jewelry since 1996 after moving to New Harbor, Maine.
Medicare and Understanding It
with Robert Harvey
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.
Mexican Night - Make Your Own Tortilla Press
with Chris Toy
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. Materials fee included.
Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Instructor with alifelong interest in cooking with an Asian-Downeast fusion flavor.
Proper Movement, Proper Alignment: Introduction to Japanese Movement Therapy and Structural Acupuncture - April
with Tobey Williamson
Sotai Ho is a movement therapy that uses simple movements and breath work to release muscular restrictions and bring the body back into alignment with its natural gravitational center. It was developed in Japan in the 1950’s by Dr. Keizo Hashimoto, M.D So means “to manipulate,” tai means “body,” and ho means “method.” You can heal yourself with Sotai Ho. Dr. Hashimoto found the easiest way to release restrictions in our soft tissue was to listen to the body’s own wisdom to avoid pain and move into the direction of ease. Movements and stretching seek to emulate our animal friends – stretching like a dog or cat might, looking for ways to move that make our body FEEL GOOD! And when this movement is coordinated with our breath, the body quickly adjusts and falls back into its natural aligned state. In this introductory class, we will work together to find the specific Sotai movements you can do at home. These exercises can help break old patterns and keep you in your body’s natural gravitational center. “To treat a patient for an illness without correcting distortion in their frame is like bailing water with a bottomless bucket.” – Dr. Keizo Hashimoto
Tobey Williamson is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and owner of Good Hearth Eastern Medical Arts in Rockland, Maine. He apprenticed under Dr. Chieko Maekawa and studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Institute for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Router Basics (Thursday May)
with Rick Gallion
The Router is the second most important power tool in any shop. It is also the most versatile. Learn the basic techniques of using this tool, some of the shop made jigs that make it do more, and what to look for when purchasing a router. No materials needed.
Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His new 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. Safety glasses provided for each class.
Sea Glass Picture Workshop (May)
with Crystal Lee
With the guidance of the instructor, you will create and seal your own 11 x 14 sea glass picture. All materials including sea glass will be provided, however you are welcome to bring any sea glass of your own. Pictures will not be able to go home with you that evening because of the drying process, but may be picked up the following day.
Crystal Lee grew up with the ocean in her backyard and has always loved searching for sea glass. She creates ocean inspired jewelry with metal stamps, lobster/mussel shells and sea glass. Crystal started a home business in 2013 called Lobsterman’s Wife and sells many of her ocean inspired art and jewelry on Etsy.
Shake it Up Ballroom - Spring Tune Up
with Megan Dinsmore
Need to brush up on your dance moves for an upcoming event or just for fun? This is the class for you. The Tune-Up is intended for those with some beginner dance experience who would like to learn a new step or two to add to their repertoire and to practice what they already know. Join us for four weeks of fun on the dance floor.
A former classroom teacher, Megan Dinsmore now applies her teaching skills to dance. She hopes her passion will inspire students to enjoy the music, the exercise and the joy of dance...maybe you will be on the next “Dancing With The Stars!