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Astronomy

$44

with Linda Penkalski

Calendar Oct 17, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Maine has some of the darkest skies East of the Mississippi River. Learn how to “read the night sky” as you identify the seasonal constellations, the phases of the moon and visible planets. At least one session will be spent outdoors studying the night sky. If it is clear the first session, wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes, and bring a flashlight! Mars and Saturn are visible in the evening sky. Makeup class (if needed) 11/28/18.

Linda Penkalski retired after 40 years working as a high school science teacher/guidance counselor. Her hobbies include astronomy and weather observation. Since retiring, she likes to take her therapy dog, Ursa, visiting with senior citizens.

 

Beekeeping for Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 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) 10/23/18. 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.

 

Beginners Hatha Yoga

$52

with Hannah Horecka

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Beginners Hatha Yoga builds body awareness and flexibility through slower-moving progressions of traditional postures and conscious breathing. Props are used to allow every body type to experience the benefits of a yoga asana (posture) practice. Whether you are brand new to yoga or have limitations that have kept you from trying yoga in the past, you can feel safe and supported when you explore your own practice in this class. Hannah Horecka was trained in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga at ShivaShakti School of Yoga in Camden, Maine. She has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and owns Quiet Strength Yoga Studio in Ellsworth. Her teachings are focused on proper alignment and body mechanics to heal and strengthen every body.

 

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Firearms Hunter Safety

$10

with Ernest West

Calendar Oct 9, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course is taught by a trained, certified instructor according to statewide standards. Course covers the following topics: proper firearms handling (rifle and shotgun), personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, and landowner relations. This is a home study course; a workbook will be given out at the Tuesday night class to be completed before the Saturday class. You must attend both classes to receive your certificate.  Please bring a bag lunch for the Saturday class.

Ernie West has been teaching CPR and First Aid courses for 20 years. He is retired from the military and his passion is teaching safety classes. In addition to CPR/First Aid courses, he teaches outdoor recreation courses for the State of Maine in Hancock and Washington counties.

Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult.

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Just A Taste of Hatha Yoga (Session 1)

$13

with Hannah Horecka

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you wanted to try yoga, but didn’t want to commit to a full session? Want to make sure the teacher is right for you before committing? Come in for one class to get just a taste of Hatha yoga and Hannah’s teaching style. This Hatha Yoga class will focus on building strength, awareness and flexibility through postures and proper body alignment. Props are used to allow everyone to experience the benefits of a yoga asana (posture) practice. Class is appropriate for all levels of students. Hannah Horecka was trained in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga at ShivaShakti School of Yoga in Camden, Maine. She has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and owns Quiet Strength Yoga Studio in Ellsworth. Her teachings are focused on proper alignment and body mechanics to heal and strengthen every body.

 

Just A Taste of Hatha Yoga (Session 2)

$13

with Hannah Horecka

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6:15 am, runs for 1 week

Have you wanted to try yoga, but didn’t want to commit to a full session? Want to make sure the teacher is right for you before committing? Come in for one class to get just a taste of Hatha yoga and Hannah’s teaching style. This Hatha Yoga class will focus on building strength, awareness and flexibility through postures and proper body alignment. Props are used to allow everyone to experience the benefits of a yoga asana (posture) practice. Class is appropriate for all levels of students. Hannah Horecka was trained in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga at ShivaShakti School of Yoga in Camden, Maine. She has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and owns Quiet Strength Yoga Studio in Ellsworth. Her teachings are focused on proper alignment and body mechanics to heal and strengthen every body.

 

Just A Taste of Hatha Yoga (Session 3)

$13

with Hannah Horecka

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you wanted to try yoga, but didn’t want to commit to a full session? Want to make sure the teacher is right for you before committing? Come in for one class to get just a taste of Hatha yoga and Hannah’s teaching style. This Hatha Yoga class will focus on building strength, awareness and flexibility through postures and proper body alignment. Props are used to allow everyone to experience the benefits of a yoga asana (posture) practice. Class is appropriate for all levels of students. Hannah Horecka was trained in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga at ShivaShakti School of Yoga in Camden, Maine. She has been practicing yoga for over 13 years and owns Quiet Strength Yoga Studio in Ellsworth. Her teachings are focused on proper alignment and body mechanics to heal and strengthen every body.

 

Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 2)

$65

with Molly Shields

Calendar Oct 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga is for everyone, no one is too old or too stiff. Molly teaches yoga poses with a focus on individual ability and working toward body alignment. Her goal is to help others realize and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice. Molly Shields has been a yoga student, practicing Kripalu and Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. In 2010, she became a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga ever since.

 





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