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Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Walking (Tu/Th)

Free

with Kathy Nyborg

Calendar Current session started Jan 2, 2024 at 1 pm

THIS CLASS CURRENTLY RUNS YEAR ROUND, SO JOIN AT ANY TIME.

Want to stay active? Get into a walking routine! Join Kathy at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center for an hour of indoor/outdoor walking depending on the weather. You can saunter, power walk or speed walk. Whatever your pace you can do it safely. Meets regularly, and you can start and stop any time. Check out the new Age Friendly Sullivan walking path by the playground!

Cribbage Ceilidh

Free

with Dan Rayner

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2024 at 11:30 am

A "ceilidh" is Gaelic for kitchen-party.  Please join us, in our kitchen, for lunch-time, pick-up cribbage games on Fridays. This is a great way to get out for some fun!

We will provide boards and cards. You do not need a partner to come and play. This is intended as a fun, community event – all are welcome. Don’t know how to play? We can teach you. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

*Does not meet on 2/21 and 4/17.

Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Walking (Mon.)

Free

with Kathy Nyborg

Calendar Current session started Jan 8, 2024 at 3:30 pm

THIS CLASS RUNS YEAR ROUND, SO JOIN AT ANY TIME.

Want to stay active? Get into a walking routine! Join Kathy at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center for an hour of indoor/outdoor walking depending on the weather. You can saunter, power walk or speed walk. Whatever your pace you can do it safely. Meets regularly, and you can start and stop any time. Check out the new Age Friendly Sullivan walking path by the playground!

America's Boating Course

$15

with Craig Shipp

Calendar Current session started Mar 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the fundamentals of safe boating and earn the Maine state recognized certification that requires completion of a boating education course before operating most watercraft. This state requirement goes into effect in 2024 for anyone born after 1999. Class covers safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, knots and lines, and more! The information is useful for operators of all types of watercrafts (power, sail, paddle) and is applicable for both ocean and freshwater boating. The course includes an examination for certification.

A materials/administration fee for the course is $10. Manuals are $28 if you want to buy one, payable at first class by cash or check ("Penobscot Bay Sail and Power Squadron") to the instructor.

This course is sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Chapter of the US Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club. 

Outdoor Recreation / Hiking

$25

with Dan Rayner

Calendar Next session starts Apr 22, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

This outdoor course is for those interested in being part of an outdoor hiking group that encourages a positive, healthy lifestyle while connecting with all of our surroundings. In addition to getting exercise, participants have the opportunity to meet other people, discover new trails and learn history of our local preserves.  We'll also explore phone apps to identify birds and plants. 

Research has proven that getting outdoors is among the healthiest thingts we can do for ourselves. So, what do you say? Are you up for a little HOME (Healthy, Outdoor, Moving, Exercise) away from home? This group will meet once a week for five weeks.

In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, we will contact you via phone and email. 

 

 

Full Course

FAME: Getting a Jump-Start on Planning for Your Child's Higher Education

Free

with Finance Authority of Maine

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm

Is higher education in your family’s future?  Join a college savings specialist from the Finance Authority of Maine to talk about planning and saving for higher education. Come learn about the aspirational and financial impacts of savings for students of all ages, as well as the program highlights of Maine’s Section 529 plan, a tool many families use to prepare for higher education expenses. Also, take home some tips and tricks for getting a jump-start on the scholarship search while your child is in middle school/ early high school.  Join Marie Pelletier, College Savings Counselor from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1 hour virtual session and get started with saving for your child or grandchild’s higher education. 

We are happy to partner with the Finance Authority of Maine to present a series of free, virtual workshops on scholarships, planning to pay for college, loans, and financial wellness.

A zoom link will be sent with your registration confirmation email, as well as with a reminder email which will be sent out 2 days prior to the sart of the workshop.  Workshops will be recorded ans shared with you.

QiGong: The Eight Pieces of Brocade

$48

with Gianna Settin

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 12, 2024

QiGong is an Asian “medicinal martial art” developed in ancient times to provide ongoing health and fitness. This simple, gentle, easy to learn set of daily exercises is designed to regulate, strengthen and harmonize the organ systems and general energy flow of Chi in the body. The practice is very grounding and strengthens not only body but also mind. In these four classes, you learn the complete set of Standing “Eight Brocades”, along with breathing meditation, imagery and sound healing. The movements can be adapted for those needing to be seated. Class handouts for home practice are included. Please bring a yoga mat, if you have one and wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move. Chairs will be in the room.

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Gianna Settin is a retired PhD Psychologist and Gerontologist and has been an alternative health provider and workshop presenter for over 25 years. Formerly through Avanti Healing Arts, and now in her coaching practice, she offers QiGong, Reiki and Meditation to support mental and emotional wellness. A long-time Reiki MasterTeacher, she specializes in Reiki with Animals and Plants and is a published author of the books Reiki: The Mystery Teachings, and Spirit of Trees, and the Healing Dance. Gianna lives in Sorrento with her dog Barnaby where she is happiest outdoors in Nature, gardening, hiking or reading a good book.

Gnocchi/Kopytka (Potato Dumplings)

$35

with Sue Ligawiec Croteau

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2024 at 9 am

Learn how to make one of Poland's traditional dumplings from scratch. Similar to Italian gnocchi, we start with leftover mashed potatoes, incorporate our other ingredients, cook them and then learn how to finish the dish off to perfection. Sue will share her tips and tricks as we roll, form, cook, serve, and eat these tasty morsels of comfort food. Careful! These are addictively delicious.

Please bring containers to take home what we create.

Sue learned to cook authentic recipes by taking notes while her mother and aunts cooked. Sue loves to cook and share recipes, techniques, and best practices.





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