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Ballroom Dance for Beginners

$25

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Feb 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a wedding or special event coming up, or do you just want to learn the basics of the traditional Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing? Join us for a great time socializing and learning to dance, and it’s also great exercise! Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! Makeup class (if needed) 04/07/19.  

Elizabeth Pouwels teaches for various organizations including the Maine Swing Dance Council and the Ballroom Dance Society of Central Maine, and is a two-time winner of Dancing with the Ellsworth Stars.

David Koenka grew up in a family of dancers and takes great pleasure in learning and sharing all he can about dance.

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Beekeeping for Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate interest and questions about beekeeping as a hobby or to help with pollination. It covers what is needed, where to locate bee hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Makeup class (if needed) 04/23/19.

Peter Peter Cowin is President of Penobscot County Beekeepers’ Association and a member of the Maine State Beekeepers’ Association Swarm Team. He has grown his hobby into a cottage business known as “Hampden Honey”. Peter also writes a monthly column “The Bee Whisperer’s Diary” in the Bangor Daily News.

Bladesmithing (Session 1)

$125

with Adriaan Gerber

Calendar Apr 28, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

If you’ve ever wondered how knives are created or want to gain some basic blacksmithing skills, join this two session workshop offered by blacksmith Adriaan Gerber at his workshop in Ellsworth. You’ll learn basic forging, filing and heat treating techniques, as well as how to fit a handle to your knife. You’ll leave with your own steel knife made with your own hands. Gerber believes this project builds self-empowerment and confidence. It also offers a glimpse into an ancient art form practiced through the ages. All knives are made from raw materials, ensuring a level of craftsmanship that only handmade articles can have. No previous experience necessary. Please bring leather gloves and eye protection, as well as a bag lunch and drink. There is a $25.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Makeup class (if needed) 05/12/19.

Adriaan Gerber is a knife maker from Ellsworth who has been making sharp, pointy things for a decade. Before that, he was a software consultant at Boston University. He believes that forging objects from steel is simply the coolest thing you will ever learn.

Directions will be sent to students upon registering.

Full Course

Bladesmithing (Session 2)

$125

with Adriaan Gerber

Calendar May 19, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

If you’ve ever wondered how knives are created or want to gain some basic blacksmithing skills, join this two session workshop offered by blacksmith Adriaan Gerber at his workshop in Ellsworth. You’ll learn basic forging, filing and heat treating techniques, as well as how to fit a handle to your knife. You’ll leave with your own steel knife made with your own hands. Gerber believes this project builds self-empowerment and confidence. It also offers a glimpse into an ancient art form practiced through the ages. All knives are made from raw materials, ensuring a level of craftsmanship that only handmade articles can have. No previous experience necessary. Please bring leather gloves and eye protection, as well as a bag lunch and drink. There is a $25.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the first class. Makeup class (if needed) 06/02/19.

Adriaan Gerber is a knife maker from Ellsworth who has been making sharp, pointy things for a decade. Before that, he was a software consultant at Boston University. He believes that forging objects from steel is simply the coolest thing you will ever learn.

Directions will be sent to students upon registering.

Full Course

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 1

$27

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 02/11/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.

Full Course

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 2

$27

with Anthony Eaton

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 02/14/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.

Full Course

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 3

$27

with Anthony Eaton

Calendar Mar 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 03/28/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 4

$27

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 05/13/19.

Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.





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