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Fly Fishing - Introduction

$70

with Kevin Tracewski

Calendar Feb 29, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This course is designed to get you solidly grounded in the fundamentals needed to enjoy fly fishing.  Topics covered include tackle selection and assembly, knots, fly casting, fish foods, artificial flies, fly fishing strategies, entomology, and wading safety. After completing this course, you should have all the understanding and skills necessary to catch fish with a fly rod on your own. 

This course will be taught in Orono by Registered Maine Guide Kevin Tracewski (directions will be sent to registered students).

Makeup day (if needed) Sunday 03/01/20.  

Will run

Ballroom Dance for Beginners

$45

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Mar 1, 2020 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) 04/12/20. 

Will run

Mobility & Stability for 50+: Building Strength and Independence (Session 2)

$65

with CrossFit Breakwater

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 10:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

Overall health and independence are important for everyone of all ages. In this class, we focus on three main components:

  • Increasing your MOBILITY;
  • Improving your STABILITY; and
  • Gaining STRENGTH

all while learning functional movements that enrich everyday life. Be challenged and have fun in a peer supported environment with an excellent, seasoned coaching staff. Everything you need to know for each class is taught, discussed and practiced with the watchful eye of your coaches. Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater and make 2020 a health-changing year! Instructors:  Amy Dalrymple Boles & Missy Gaston

Will run

Beekeeping for Beginners

$55

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 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 just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Makeup class, if needed, 03/23/20.

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.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 1) Donna Dabb

$30

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Mar 12, 2020 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! Makeup class (if needed) 04/02/20. 

Visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. 

Fruit Tree Cultivation-Session 1

$25

with C.J. Walke

Calendar Mar 18, 2020 at 6 pm

In this two-session series on growing fruit trees, we will focus on organic methods to help gardeners and homesteaders establish and maintain healthy fruit trees for home fruit production.  Session 1 and Session 2 are stand alone classes, you may take either or both.

In Session 1, we will discuss variety selection and soil preparations for planting young fruit trees, as well as how to grow a young tree in its early years before flowering and fruit production.

Makeup class (if needed) 03/25/20.

 

Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 2)

$65

with Molly Shields

Calendar Mar 19, 2020 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.  No class 04/23/20.

Fruit Tree Cultivation-Session 2

$25

with Ann Sargent

Calendar Mar 25, 2020 at 6 pm

In this two-session series on growing fruit trees, we will focus on organic methods to help gardeners and homesteaders establish and maintain healthy fruit trees for home fruit production. Session 1 and Session 2 are stand alone classes, you may take either or both.

In Session 2, we will discuss organic methods of insect and disease management in order to produce quality fruit, as well as how to best manage fruit trees as they get older and larger.

Makeup class (if needed) 04/01/20.





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