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Astronomy

$44

with Linda Penkalski

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 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! Jupiter and Saturn are visible in the evening sky. No class 11/13/19. Makeup class, if needed, 12/04/19.

Beekeeping for Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6 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 want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Makeup class (if needed) 11/06/19.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 1)

$30

with Marty Lambert

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course 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 when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Please visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. Makeup class, if needed, 10/21/19.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 2)

$30

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course 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 when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Please visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. No class 11/11/19; makeup class, if needed, 11/25/19.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 3)

$30

with Anthony Eaton

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course 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 when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Please visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. No class 11/11/19; makeup class, if needed, 11/25/19.

Firearms Hunter Safety

$10

with Ernest West

Calendar Sep 30, 2019 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 Monday night class to be completed before the Saturday class. You must attend both classes to receive your certificate. If you choose, you may complete an online component in place of the Monday night session. You must complete and pass the online portion, and bring your printed certificate to the Saturday class. Registration is still required through Adult Ed - give us a call for more information. Please bring a bag lunch to the Saturday class. Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult. Mon 6:00p-9:00p 09/30/19 First Class Sat 9:00a-4:00p 10/05/19 Second Class

Guided Relaxation: Yoga Nidra

$52

with Hannah Horecka

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Release deeply held tension and stress with a guided deep relaxation called Yoga Nidra. Using blankets and mats, the students find a comfortable place to rest on their back and are led through a guided meditation where they completely relax their body. This deep relaxation practice can help relieve stress and anxiety, transform negative habits, improve focus, and improve sleep. It is also said that a 30-minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to 2-4 hours of sleep! No yoga or meditation experience needed.

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Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 1)

$65

with Molly Shields

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 4:15 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.





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