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Enrichment

Special Effects with Your Digital Camera

$80

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Apr 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Experiment with the special features and effects on your camera that allow you to capture images as diverse as sunsets, landscapes, panoramic photos as well as moving targets and photos from a distance or very close.  You’ll learn and experiment together.   This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Adulting 102: Money Grows

Free

with Steve Kautz

Calendar Apr 10, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

So, you’re on a budget, managing a bank account, and wondering about the next steps in your financial journey.

In Adulting 102, we will look at the differences between saving and investing and, if you are ready to invest, how to get started. Other topics will include protecting your assets (insurance), advanced budgeting, and understanding the role economics plays in our financial life.  Join Steve Kautz, Financial Education Programs Specialist from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour virtual workshop as you take the next steps into Adulting.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.  

This workshop is offered by FAME in partnership with adult education programs across Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot and Washington Counties. 

Will run

Yin & Yang Yoga (Apr/In-person)

$55

with Christina Krapf

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Heal the body, mind and spirit with a balancing flow of both gentle and challenging postures.  Get deep into the connective tissue with a restorative stretch, as well as get your heart pumping with an invigorating Vinyasa flow that links breath to movement. The goal is to create a state of peace and wellbeing. Class is suitable for all levels of experience.  This is an in-person class. 

Makeup class, if needed, 05/20/24. 

After a spiritual awakening in the summer of 2011, Christina was drawn to the yoga studio and meditation. She enjoyed each class so much that she kept going back to experience different types of yoga and different teachers. She has learned that relating to the teacher plays such a huge role in whether the class is fulfilling or not.  In 2014, Christina started working and training at CorePower Yoga in San Diego, California where she learned the benefits of Hot Yoga. This inspired her to get certified to teach through the studio, where she received her 200-hour certification in Hot and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Christina was also introduced to Yinki Yoga, a form of Yin or Restorative Yoga, with the added benefits of Reiki Healing Energy. She was then inspired to study Reiki and received certifications in Levels 1, 2 & 3, as well as Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Over the past 12 years she has transformed her practice of yoga into her daily life on and off the mat.  After 20 years of being an all day standing hairdresser and having pain in her physical body, she experienced a huge relief both physically and mentally from her practices. Her passion for yoga has literally changed her life in every way, and she desires to share that with others looking to change theirs and to feel better within their bodies. She is very passionate about health and well-being and would love to share her knowledge and wisdom with you on the mat!

Holistic Health & Wellness (Apr)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the importance of movement, stress reduction, self-care (including sleep strategies, rest, self-love, self-forgiveness), healthy nutrition and mindfulness, and healthy relationships to improve your overall well-being. This course is in a lecture format with Q & A.  There will be journal prompts and handouts, as well as text, phone call or email check-ins, and a ZOOM meeting to review the course at the end. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.

Hatha Yoga (Apr)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 60-minute Yoga class will provide sequences that calms the nervous  system along with stretching/warming the muscles and preparing the mind to rest. Breathing techniques, short meditation and positive affirmations will end the practice. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014. 

Play the Ukulele: Your Journey Begins Here! (Tue/Apr)

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new - even classical music!

Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way, and, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain!

You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!  This is a live online course using ZOOM.

Duncan Perry is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 14 years. Having served as a volunteer music therapist in medical and hospice settings, he quickly came to understand that music is medicine and that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens the brain but helps reduce stress. It also brings joy to those who play the uke and to their audiences. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and did not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format and now reaches students all over Maine, New Hampshire and beyond.

Full Course

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise at the Maine Maritime Museum

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 , runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine lighthouses, this might be just the course for you.  You’ll start online focusing on camera settings that you may want to use out on the water.  Then you’ll have the chance to experiment and take lots of photos using different settings and sharing techniques and approaches  on the cruise.  The final online session you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.   This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. $180.00 does not include the $60 cruise ticket 

  • Friday, 04/19/24 Online from 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sunday, 04/21/24  Lighthouse Lovers Cruise time TBD
  • Wednesday 04/24/24  Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm 

See up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light Station, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light (4 hours).

Cruise comfortably with plenty of space to move around the open upper deck and enclosed lower deck. All cruise fees include admission.  In-person ticket sales end 20 minutes prior to departure; boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure. Please plan your arrival accordingly. 

For more information and tickets, contact Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530, Telephone: 207.443.1316.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years.  Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies.  His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion.  Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Microsoft Excel Advanced (Apr)

$69

with Val Landry

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

You will learn how to hide data, split and freeze a window, create ranges, understand the name manager, learn additional functions, copy and paste special, sort data, and learn the power of filters. Some examples of using Microsoft Excel as practical tools include the amortization table, 20 top functions companies want their employees to know, and pivot tables. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and, as an adult educator having taught at the Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.





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