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Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Course SII - Spring 2019


with Diane Frechette

Calendar Next session starts May 4, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

This course is designed for parents, grandparents, laypersons, childcare providers, educators, camp counselors, health/fitness trainers, hospitality workers, security, school personnel and more. Students will receive a Heart saver First Aid CPR AED Course Completion Card upon successful completion.

Our Certified American Heart Instructors will teach:

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Environmental emergencies actions for bites and stings, and temperature related and poison emergencies
  • First Aid Basics including scene safety, finding the problem, calling for help and more
  • Injury emergencies including bleeding, wounds, broken bones, sprains and more
  • Medical emergencies including actions for choking, breathing problems, allergic reaction, shock and more
  • Child CPR and AED
  • Infant CPR
  • Adult, child and infant choking


Learning to Sew Stitch by Stitch Series IV - Spring 2019


with Jena Eaton-Burke

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 4 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)

Live Edge Resin Ocean Painting - Spring 2019


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next session starts Jun 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create a dramatic ocean/beach scene using 2 part epoxy resin and pigments on a piece of live edge wood in this class that is perfect for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artists. No artistic experience is necessary. Resin is messy so wear old clothes and tie back your hair if necessary. If you have a heat gun or a hair dryer, and an extension cord, bring them. For the hair dryer, if you have the attachment that narrows the nozzle, bring that too. All other supplies are provided. If you have your own piece of live edge wood you want to use, it must be sanded smooth prior to class and be no larger than 12” x 12”. Pieces can be left to dry and picked up later, or you can elect to take the item home in a container provided.

Neck Tie Ditty Bag - Spring 2019


with Nancy O'Connell

Calendar Next session starts May 4, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Are you looking for something unique and that can be used every day? How about creating a ditty bag or cosmetic bag out of your dad’s, husband’s, or grandfather’s favorite neck tie. In this class you will make a ditty bag from one or more neckties that you bring to class along with contrasting fabric and two zippers.

What to bring:

  • Your sewing machine or use one of the schools
  • Sewing basket supplies
  • 1 or more neck ties
  • Contrasting fabric for lining and exterior
  • 1-14" or longer zipper
  • 1-7" zipper
  • Matching thread

Reiki II - Spring 2019


with Rachel Pelletier

Calendar Next session starts May 4, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
At this level you will learn the three sacred and ancient Reiki healing symbols, the definitions and practice drawing them. Receive your Reiki II level attunement, learn and practice distance Reiki and work with one another. Discuss building your Reiki practice and preparing sacred space for treatments. The class ends with your certificate and you are considered a practitioner and may practice Reiki on anyone. You must be certified in Reiki I to take this class.
Shed the Pounds with Hypnosis SIII - Spring 2019
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Shed the Pounds with Hypnosis SIII - Spring 2019


with Marina Charron

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

If you know you “should” eat better, move more…etc, but struggle to stick to it, then this workshop is for you. Start learning to control how you eat, move more and feel better in this weight loss workshop. No starving yourself. No boring meal plans. No deprivation, experience real change for real life that is sustainable.

By using hypnosis, we can talk to the part of the mind responsible for creating the habits in the first place. We can create new, more positive habits that support you and your weight loss goals without constant struggle. Hypnosis is safe, effective and enjoyable. Many people report feeling very relaxed and empowered.

A $10 material fee is payable to instructor the first night of class.

Classes will be held on 4/25, 5/9 & 5/23

Spanish - Keep It Simple - Spring 2019


with Patricia Mailman

Calendar Next session starts May 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 16, 2019

Come to this one session class to see that learning Spanish can be easy when taught using a common-sense approach. When you leave, you’ll know how to construct basic sentences, having the ability and confidence to carry on a conversation at the breakfast table. (So bring a friend.)

Two long-time Maine educators felt there was a need for a simpler program for those just starting out, or have already tried but became frustrated. Spanish-Keep It Simple is very user-friendly so makes it perfect for independent learners.

Book/audio CD will be offered at an introductory rate of $20 the night of class.

Strapped Berry Picker - Spring 2019


with Martha Chessie

Calendar Next session starts Apr 29, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Keep your hands free as you pick your berries with this cute basket complete with adjustable fabric strap.

Bring along a mop size bucket, scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

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