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Holiday Bowl - Fall 2018
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Holiday Bowl - Fall 2018

$31

with Martha Chessie

Calendar Next session starts Dec 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Come make a large holding bowl, add as much color as you want. We will weave a continuous twill weave.

Supply list: a mop size bucket, sturdy scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Just ONCE Guitar for Busy People - Fall 2018

$25

with Don Pride

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+. For more information go to justonceclasses.com $29 Textbook and Practice DVD (payable to instructor)

Just ONCE Piano for Busy People - Fall 2018

$25

with Don Pride

Calendar Next session starts Nov 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. $29 Textbook and Practice DVD (payable to instructor)

Learning to Sew Stitch by Stitch - Fall 2018

$59

with Jena Eaton-Burke

Calendar Next session starts Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Have you been too afraid to learn how to sew? Starting to sew is simple if you go stitch by stitch. Learning how to sew is a “hands on” and “learning by doing” experience. It does take practice to build up skill in order to do all the stitches correctly, but that’s the great part about learning with your new best friend the seam ripper. After you do a few of the projects, you will feel that you can do anything with sewing!

We will cover:

  • Sewing machine basics, care and use
  • Stitch basics and types
  • Fabric and fiber types
  • Marking and cutting fabric
  • Understanding sewing pattern markings
  • Sizing and fitting
  • Beginners’ Project: PJ pants
  • Finishing stitches and pressing
  • Picking out your next project

Supply list: Sewing Machine (If unable to bring own machine please let us know, one can be supplied)

Looking at Your Woodlot Like a Garden - Fall 2018

$19

with Casey Elmer

Calendar Next session starts Oct 27, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Do you have a woodlot and want to know how to make the most of it? Is your woodlot just the trees in your back yard that haven’t done very much? Then Looking at Your Woodlot Like a Garden is for you! This class will be an open discussion of what makes your woodlot grow and thrive. We will be discussing the benefits of what your woodlot can do for you, animals and community. We will also touch upon management strategies of what you can do to improve your woodlot for birds, mammals, reptiles and for people. Wear appropriate clothing and bring crampons for better footing.

Memory Story Quilt - Fall 0218

$36

with Nancy O'Connell

Calendar Next session starts Oct 27, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

Let your deceased loved one’s clothing and t-shirts tell a story. By using items of clothing and t-shirts, a story will begin to emerge as you learn the basics of making a memory quilt. You will learn how to cut and stabilize the clothing, how to design your memory quilt, how to sew the pieces together, and options for quilting.

Supply list:

  • Clothing
  • Your sewing machine or use one of the schools
  • Sewing basket supplies
  • Fusible interfacing (May be purchased from the instructor for $5.00)

Skill level: confident beginner

Powerful Presentations - Fall 2018

$39

with Margie Genereux

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Students will create sleek and effective presentations using both Google Drive Presentations and PowerPoint (MS Office). Bring an idea, or Margie will help you choose a topic.

Pumpkin Flower Fall Center Piece - Fall 2018

$27

with Gail Roller

Calendar Next session starts Nov 14, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us to make a sunny autumn center piece. Beautiful fall flowers in a hollowed out pumpkin will brighten any table.





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