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Six Feet Under or Not: End of Life Choices
with Chuck Lakin
Home funeral educator Chuck Lakin offers this informational presentation on funeral alternatives. He will talk about home funerals, green cemeteries, natural burial, alkaline hydrolysis, family burying grounds, scattering ashes, advanced directives, pre-planning and prepaying, the "Funeral Rule" (a federal law), some different coffins (including plans for building your own), the dreaded paperwork, and anything else that comes up in the conversation.
Sewing 101: Get to Know Your Machine
with Sharon Hill
Do you have a sewing machine that you aren't on good terms with? Maybe you've inherited one and don't know the first thing about it. Bring your machine to class and become familiar with its operation and some of its attachments. Bring your machine with its manual (check online), any attachments and an extension cord. We'll get you up and running on it. If there is time, we'll stitch some simple seams on fabric which will be provided.
Basic Dog Training (Session 2)
with Julie Rodick
Geared towards dogs with minimal training, you will learn how to teach your dog the following commands: sit, down, come, stay, leave it, heel and loose leash walking. Dogs with aggression issues should not be brought to class. Instructor may ask a dog to leave the class if aggression problems occur. Class size limited to 6 dogs. More than one human may accompany a dog. No class 4/23.
Rabies vaccination record must be submitted prior to class start (fax 207-422-3612). Students should bring a six foot web or leather leash, a flat collar on the dog, and small training treats.
Julie Rodick is a Master Trainer and has been teaching dog training and behavioral classes for 30 years
Welding (Session 2)
with Daniel Ferden
This welding class covers the basics and is for the do-it-yourself welder. Students learn about the different welding processes (oxy-acetylene, stick, M.I.G. and T.I.G.) and get hands-on experience with those techniques. See how the characteristics of metal change as we weld them, i.e. heat treating. Safety is a priority and students are instructed in safety procedures. This course does not offer a certification in welding; however, it may be valuable in deciding a welding operation you like best or in purchasing a welder that works for you. All welding equipment and supplies are provided. Class size is limited to 5. No class 4/23/20.
Archery Hunter Safety
with Ernie West
This archery education course will provide students with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities and general safety.
If you are doing the online version (https://www.bowhunter-ed.com/maine/), you need only to attend the skills and exam day, Saturday, 4/11, 9a-4p.
If you are not doing the online version, you must attend both classes (Friday, 4/3, 6-9p and Saturday, 4/11, 9a-4p). Passage of a final exam is required. You may bring something to eat and drink on Friday and Saturday and please be sure to bring a bag lunch and something to drink on Saturday.
with Karen Dove
Parents/caregivers will learn massage techniques to enhance their baby’s development and promote well-being. For babies, research shows measurable improvements in weight gain, decreased fussiness, improved sleep patterns, decreased anxiety and improved motor behavior/muscle tone. The benefits for parents/caregivers include improved relaxation, reduced stress, increased confidence by enhancing baby’s health and development, quality bonding time, and increased awareness of baby’s physical condition. A calmer, happier baby = a calmer, happier family! Instruction is modeled on a life-sized baby doll and parents will practice on their baby. Class is limited to 3 infants and 6 parents/caregivers.
Infants brought to class must be 2 weeks to 6 months of age.
Two caregivers can attend with one baby for one $10 fee.
Sunday Yoga (Session 4)
with Karen Dove
Need an extra boost for your Yoga practice? Is Sunday afternoon just your best time? This can be just the thing! Warm-up, open joints and lengthen muscles to prepare for some of your favorite or challenging advanced beginner-intermediate postures. Honor yourself and enjoy! Drop ins welcome @ $10/class. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes.
Restorative Yoga (Session 4)
with Karen Dove
Ready for deep relaxation? Restorative Yoga works to heal your body emotionally and physically. In Restorative Yoga "support = release" of muscle tension & mental stress, giving your body the opportunity to restore and refresh. Slowly breathe into reclining yoga postures supported by bolsters, blocks, blankets and pillows (most provided) while your instructor guides you into setting up for each posture, assisting as needed to get that "ahhhhhhhh" comfort & relaxation. Participants should wear comfortable clothing; bring 2 throw pillows & a throw/blanket; eye pillows are available and may be purchased for $5.