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with Linda Penkalski
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.
Ballroom Dance for Beginners
with Elizabeth Pouwels
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, 11/10/19.
Beekeeping for Beginners
with Peter Cowin
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.
with Margret Baldwin
This bookbinding class will offer two fundamental methods for creating lovely, personal handmade books. We will begin with the simple Accordion Book in week one and proceed to the Japanese Stab method sewn book for the next two sessions. Please bring a $10.00 materials fee, payable to the instructor, to the first class. Makeup class, if needed, 10/21/19.
Brewing: Basics for the Aspiring Home-Brewer
with Jon Stein
Discover the centuries-old art of brewing beer with a hands-on, interactive sensory approach. We’ll cover the basics: sourcing ingredients and equipment, recipe building, brewing technique and methodology, beer styles and approaches, troubleshooting and off-flavors, and the craft, science, and magic behind it all! We’ll brew an example beer as a class, taking it through all the necessary steps from brew-day to bottling-day during the course of our syllabus, and will encourage students to brew their own batches at home using the techniques learned. *Note: This class meets two weeks apart for time to complete the fermentation cycle; there is no class 11/05/19. You will bring home two bottles of beer. You must be at least 21 years old to register for this class. Makeup class, if needed, 11/19/19.
Comic Books: Telling Stories in Words and Images
with Carmine Leighton
Explore storytelling through comic book creation. Comic books, in recent years, have become widely regarded in the adult world media. You will learn a short history of comic books and explore the mechanics of construction. We will also experiment with creative elements of storytelling through words and pictures. There is no right or certain way to create a comic, and this is your story to tell, how you choose, by creating a 3-4 page story utilizing several techniques of traditional comic formatting. We will practice several styles of drawing techniques, as well as experiment with comic and cartooning tools used in the industry. This class is technology-free but if you choose to work on your personal computers with application and stylus, the instructor is open to exploring that as well. No experience necessary, we’re here to learn and have fun! Please bring to each class an idea, even an inkling of an idea, for a comic book story that you would like to create. Consider one or two characters, real or imagined, that you want to feature in the comic. If you have supplies that you would like to work with, please feel free to bring them. The materials are provided as part of the registration fee. Makeup class, if needed, 10/24/19.
Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 1)
with Marty Lambert
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)
with Chris Cherry
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.