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Chair Yoga-A Morning Practice off the Mat (Apr)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This morning class, practiced in a chair, offers mind and body benefits without having to get up and off the floor or even changing into yoga clothes!  Enjoy a “pick me up” at home or at your office by using structural techniques to improve your range of motion, relax tight or overused muscles, and release tension from the mind. 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.

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Find Your Rhythm, Soothe Your Heart & Soul (Apr)

$34

with Tom Rush

Calendar Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join percussionist Tom Rush in exploring rhythm that’s good for your heart and soul.  You’ll learn rudimental drumming rhythms as a tool to open the mind and meditation.  If you’re looking for a formal drumming workshop, this isn’t for you.

Tom’s journey has been influenced by African and Indian rhythms, and he’s been exploring their impact on his meditation and spiritual path.  He’s hoping you’ll join with intention, in the Shamanistic traditions, and find your own meditation and spiritual path.  Each person’s journey will be unique.  This is an in-person class.

If you have a drum, bring it along.  Don't worry if you don't, Tom will have some to share. 

Heartsaver Basic First Aid & CPR Adult/Child/Infant Bundle (May)

$85

with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar May 3, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This is a bundled course with Basic First Aid in the morning and Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant in the afternoon, at a discounted price. 

Basic First Aid certifies the student in several critical topics/skills needed to provide immediate lifesaving care for individuals who are dealing with a medical or injury emergency. It also covers environmental emergencies for the lay rescuer. 

The CPR course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for adults, infants, and children, as well as choking protocols. It also teaches competency in both Automated External Defibrillator use and Narcan.  This is an in-person class. 

When you bundle a Basic First Aid course with Heartsaver CPR (scheduled on the same) you pay a total of $85, with a savings of $35. You also have the option to register for just Basic First Aid or just Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant elsewhere in this catalog.  

 

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Heartsaver Basic First Aid (May)

$60

with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar May 3, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This course certifies the student in several critical topics/skills needed to provide immediate lifesaving care for individuals who are dealing with a medical or injury emergency.  It also covers environmental emergencies for the lay rescuer.  This is an in-person class.

This course may be paired with the Heartsaver CPR course scheduled on the same day for a discounted price.

 

Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant (May)

$60

with Sonia Groesbeck

Calendar May 3, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for adults, infants, and children as well as choking protocols. It also teaches competency in both Automated External Defibrillator use and Narcan.  This is an in-person class. 

When you bundle this this Heartsaver CPR & First Aid class with Basic First Aid (scheduled on the same day for your convenience), you pay a total of $85 (a savings of $35). To register for the bundled option, look for Basic First Aid and Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant Bundle in this catalog.  

 

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (May)

Free

with Nick St. Louis

Calendar May 6, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. AMHC OPTIONS provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Nick St. Louis of AMHC and the OPTIONS Initiative, works with local law enforcement and EMS agencies to support folks who are still using drugs and provide them with appropriate resources and referrals. He supports these folks by developing trusting relationships that open a continued dialogue that will, hopefully, end with the person entering recovery, however that looks for them.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains folks about Narcan and how to use it, and about Maine’s Good Samaritan Law.  Nick is in long-term recovery himself and is a strong advocate for the use of MOUD and harm reduction methods. “We need to keep people alive so that they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Contact Nick by email at nstlouis@amhc.org

Maine Driving Dynamics (May)

$70

with Donald Saunders

Calendar May 21, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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.  Please bring your driver's license to class. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday.  This is an in-person class.

Makeup class, if needed, Tuesday 05/28/24.

Lighthouse and Puffin Photography-Bar Harbor

$180

with Steve McGrath

Calendar May 23, 2024 , runs for 1 week

If you’d like to capture the beauty of coastal Maine wildlife and lighthouses, this is the course for you! 

You’ll start the class 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.  For the final online session, you share and learn from each others’ experience and photos.  This workshop is for beginner and intermediate photographers. The $180 registration fee does not include the ticket for the cruise. You will need to purchase that ticket separately.  Course is limited to 15 students.

  • Thu 05/23/24 - Online class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sun 05/26/24 - Cruise out of Bar Harbor
  • Tue 05/28/24 - Online Critique Class 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Make up date, if needed, 05/30/24

For more information about the cruise and purchasing tickets, contact Bar Harbor Whale Watch.

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.





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