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Annual Christmas Craft Fair in Boston - Fall 2018

$49

with Anne Beaulieu

Calendar Next session starts Nov 3, 2018 at 8:15 am, runs for 1 week

Jumpstart your Holiday shopping at the 32nd Annual Boston Christmas Festival. There will be over 325 Pop-up Boutiques by American Artisans where you will find gifts for everyone, as well as Farmers Market Specialty Food sampling and a Spectacular Gingerbread House Display.

Biddeford Bus:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 32 at 8:15am
  • leaves Boston at 4:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 32 at approximately 6:00pm

South Portland Bus:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 45 at 7:45am
  • leaves Boston at 4:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 43 at approximately 6:30pm

Groups of 4 or more, use PromoCode "Craft"

Apple Fruit Tree Pruning - Fall 2018

$19

with Casey Elmer

Calendar Next session starts Oct 20, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Fruit tree enthusiasts all know it has always been a tradition to prune your fruit trees on the warm spring day, we will show you that you can also prune in the fall. If you have a tree that has been neglected and want to reinvigorate it but are not sure how to properly prune your tree, then this class is for you. This class will cover how to prune a fruit tree, what to look for and then we will have a demonstration.

Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? - Fall 2018

$9

with Lisa Norburg

Calendar Next session starts Oct 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

If so, please come to a one night information session about Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, (FA). You will learn, from a panel of folks just like you, how they were able to overcome such problems as overeating/under eating, bulimia, and obsession over food. There will also be a question and answer session. FA is a 12 step program that has helped people all over the world and all over the state of Maine lose the obsession, and maintain a right-sized body. If weight, over/under eating and food obsession issues have been making you miserable, don’t miss this one night session! There is a solution, and FA is it!

Balsam Fir Christmas Wreath - Fall 2018

$12

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Next session starts Nov 7, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun filled class! Create a gift, continue a Maine tradition and keep Maine Green this Christmas. Make a beautiful fresh 24” balsam fir Christmas wreath. Beginners become instant wreath makers with easy clamp rings. Your wreath will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the ring and use the balsam in a fragrant sachet.

Materials provided: Freshly picked Maine Balsam Fir, Red Ribbon, Easy Clamp Ring.

Additional supplies available.

Material fee $11 payable to instructor CASH only.

Balsam Fir Kissing Ball Workshop - Fall 2018

$12

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a gift, bring the fragrance of Christmas into your home and keep Maine green this Christmas. Using materials provided, you will make a beautiful, 16” full  arrangement of Maine balsam decorated with red ribbons. Your kissing ball is designed to be hung in an archway or outdoors. It will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the balsam in a fragrant sachet.

Materials provided: Freshly picked Maine Balsam Fir from our local woodlot, red ribbon, kissing ball form.

Supply list: gloves and small hand pruners.

Additional supplies available.

Material fee $13 payable to instructor CASH only.

Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting - Fall 2018
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Beginner Acrylic Pour Painting - Fall 2018

$39

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

With this exciting process, you never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, who wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic or cardboard in your car for the trip home.

Beginner Crochet Skills - Fall 2018

$39

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Nov 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn basic crochet skills such as chaining, the basic stitches, and then we’ll use those stitches to create a dishcloth. We’ll learn crocheting in the round, increases and decreases by making a scrubby, and how to crochet to a dishtowel. For the first class you will need:

  • Basic set of crochet hooks size E-J or F-K or one size J hook (The instructor will have crochet hooks to share if you want to try before you buy.)
  • Ball of medium-weight 100% COTTON yarn like “Sugar N’ Cream”.

There is no materials fee. Additional materials for the second and third week of class will be discussed and the cost of those materials will be minimal.

Beginner Punch Needle - Fall 2018

$49

with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Nov 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Punch needle embroidery has deep roots in New England as women made hooked rugs out of old clothing or yarn. We’ll learn this craft using a smaller embroidery punch needle and regular embroidery floss to make this cute snowman ornament. Materials fee includes everything you need to make the project including the punch needle kit which you then keep. In the second class we will finish the ornament using fabric - you are welcome to bring your own or the instructor will have some you can use.

Included is a $20 kit fee that includes floss, and finishing materials, you keep the kit.





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