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Mobility & Stability for 50+: Building Strength & Independence (April)

$65

with Amy Dalrymple Boles and Missy Gaston

Calendar Apr 12, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Overall health and independence are important for everyone of all ages.  In this class, we focus on three main components: 

  1. Increasing your MOBILITY;
  2. Improving your STABILITY; and
  3. Gaining STRENGTH, 

all while learning functional movements that enrich everyday life.  Be challenged and have fun in a peer supported environment with an excellent, seasoned coaching staff.  Everything you need to know for each class is taught, discussed and practiced with the watchful eye of your coaches.  Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater!  This is an in person class.

Amy Dalrymple Boles has over 8 years of CrossFit experience, and has worked with all ages ranging from 5-92.  She has her CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, along with many specialty certifications.  Her keen eye for movement alignment and adapting workouts to your needs ensure a supportive environment every step of your journey.

Missy Gaston Missy is a retired teacher and now CrossFit coach with her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  She has been participating in CrossFit for over 8 years and encourages everyone to attain a broader scope of functional movement.

 

 

 

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Beekeeping - Intermediate

$55

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Apr 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to look in more detail at key aspects of beekeeping, particularly helpful to those who wish to run several hives and get the most out of them. The course is a good follow-on from the beginner’s course.  Building up hive strength, swarm prevention, splitting hives, making nucs, disease prevention, feral colony relocation and honey production are all covered.  This is a live online class.

Makeup class, if needed, 05/17/21.

Peter Cowin, a/k/a the Bee Whisperer, started keeping bees in the 1970s at the age of 11, and now tends to more than 130 colonies.  He is past President of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and mentor to many local beekeepers.  Peter runs a beekeeping supply store in Hampden, Maine.  He sells packaged bees and produces queens and makes hundreds of nucleus colonies for sale each year.  His bees produce thousands of pounds of honey per year sold under the Bee Whisperer name.  Peter has been teaching beekeeping at his honey farm and for Adult Ed for more than eight years.

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The Best of Brazilian Food
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The Best of Brazilian Food

$68

with Silvia Mathewson

We learn so much about culture and lifestyle through food.  Join Silvia Mathewson for four "evenings in Brazil" as she prepares dishes from her native land.  While she's cooking, she'll reflect on her life and culture. The dishes highlight the rich and varied Brazilian cuisine, and are as warm comforting, rich and vibrant as the music, people and culture of Brazil. 

Feijoada is a black bean stew that is cooked with a variety of salted and smoked meats. The rich, smoky stew is served with rice, greens and orange slices, topped with toasted cassava flour (farofa).   

For special occasions, Muqueca, a dish of Angolan origin, typical of the states of Northeastern Brazil. It can be prepared with various types of fish and shellfish and stewed with onions, tomatoes, peppers, coriander, coconut milk and Dende. 

Finally Xinxin, another dish of African origin adopted to the cuisine of the State of Bahia. Composed of chicken, peanuts, cashews and tomatoes.

We’ll send you a handout with ingredients and recipes, as well as a map of Brazil (maybe even some musical suggestions) so you can prepare and get the most out of your experience.  If you want to cook along, just purchase the ingredients and prep them before each class, or you can just watch and enjoy.  This is a live online class.

Silvia Mathewson came to Maine from Brazil in 2016 with her American husband. Here she took up the study of English and, two years later, began to teach cooking classes for continuing education programs, drawing on her knowledge of Brazilian cuisine.  With a background as an archivist and historian, having worked with cultural institutions and political consulting firms, she found it was time to launch a new career. 

 

 

Maine Driving Dynamics-Session 2 (May) 65+

$25

with To Be Determined

Calendar May 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This section is for students 65+ years of age; if you are under 65 years of age, please register for the other section of this class. 

A Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour 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.

The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion and participation.  Upon completion, students will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.  Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course, so check with your company for details. This is an in person class; face masks are required. 

Makeup class, if needed, Tuesday 05/18/21.

 

Maine Driving Dynamics-Session 2 (May) Under 65 years old

$40

with To Be Determined

Calendar May 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This section is for students under 65 years of age; if you are 65+ years of age, please register for the other section of this class to receive the discount (same time and dates). 

A Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour 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.

The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion and participation.  Upon completion, students will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.  Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course, so check with your company for details. This is an in person class; face masks are required. 

Makeup class, if needed, Tuesday 05/18/21.

 

Computer Basics - Introduction

Free

with EAE Team

In collaboration with Northstar Digital Literacy, we offer a comprehensive assessment that will let you know if you have the computer skills needed to be successful in school, work and at home.  After testing, if you need to improve your skills, we can help you design a learning plan, either with a class or with personalized online lessons you can do from your own home!  Face to face online and in person options available.  Ongoing enrollment.

When you register for this class, you will receive a phone call so we can schedule a meeting.

Firearms Hunter Safety (online)
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Firearms Hunter Safety (online)

$1995

with Hunter - Ed

Most of the Hunter Safety classes have an online component with the option of an in person skills and exam day.  This Fall, most of the 'in person' sessions in Maine are full, including the one hosted by Ellsworth Adult Education and the Ellsworth VFW Post. 

There is now a Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife approved, 100% online course offered by hunter-ed.  The course covers proper firearms handling (rifle and shotgun), personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, and landowner relations. 

Students 16 and older may take the firearms hunter safety course completely online at hunter-ed.com/maine and, upon successful completion of the online exam, may immediately print out a permanent Hunter Education Firearms Card.  

Students 10-15 years of age are still required to attend the in person skills and exam day.  They can complete part of the firearms hunter safety course at hunter-ed.com/maine and, upon successful completion of the online exam, they will be provided a voucher allowing them to attend the required skills and exam day.  

Internet Safety Interest List
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Internet Safety Interest List

Free

with Chris Suggs

Staying safe on-line is important on so many levels, whether it’s keeping your information and financials private, or making sure your children are safe on-line.  Join us for some tips for safety on the web.  Basic computer skills including hardware and software basics, are required for this workshop. This is a live online class.

If you are interested in this class, please register and we will contact everyone on the interest list with the schedule and pricing details as soon as they are available.





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