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with Joan Grady
Everyone can do some yoga, and, with very little instruction, you can begin to practice your focus on breath and holding postures. Yoga improves your posture, tightens and tones your body, increases circulation, strengthens the back muscles and helps with anxiety. Students should bring a yoga mat and a towel or light blanket. Where loose clothing suitable for exercise. This class is for the beginner to experienced yoga student.
Hospice Volunteer Training
with Crystal Mills
If you have a passion for caring for others and are looking for a way to make a difference in people’s lives consider becoming a Beacon Hospice Volunteer. Our volunteers are an important part of our team approach to caregiving. You can expect to provide companionship, play cards etc. helping patients live all the days of their lives to the fullest. Special programs for veterans by veterans.
Reupholster a Chair
with Dick Albert
Haven’t you always wondered how this was done?? In this class you will learn to properly tear down a chair, align fabric, cut out patterns to match, stitch on a commercial machine, make repairs to the frame, tie springs, add padding and apply the new material in the proper sequence.
Students will need to bring an upholstery tack puller, scissors for cutting fabric, upholstered chair to work on, 5-7.5 yards of upholstery fabric (do not need for first class) electric stapler (if you have one and don’t forget the extension cord or air hose for your particular stapler), plyers, rubber mallet. Learn some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ from an expert!
*Students will need to bring the chair back and forth to class each week.*
Lab fee of $22 payable directly to instructor on first day of class
Drawing for Adult Beginners
with Donna Kantor
It’s never too late to learn! No experience is necessary or expected. A class that introduces a nuts and bolts approach to a structured drawing process. A variety of mediums will be used, graphite in different forms and charcoal in block, powder and vine. Materials provided for in-class use.
with Trish Benoit
Professional photographer, Trish Benoit, will be teaching this digital photography class. Photography can be created in so many different ways, as we all have different visions, and creativity. There are basics though, that can improve the way you do things behind the lens. She would love to share her knowledge and expertise with you. Trish will talk a bit about exposure, f stops, lighting, composition, and using your eye to capture the shot. We will also do some local on-location practice. She learns by doing, and believes everybody learns by experience. She is looking forward to teaching this class and hopes you will join her!
Watercolors for Beginners to Intermediate
with Donna Kantor
If you’ve always wanted to learn watercolor painting in a relaxed, no critique environment, this is the perfect class! A place to learn some foundational skills and a variety of techniques, painting a simple landscape, birds and a floral.
Suggested materials list will be available at first class. But please bring whatever materials you have.
Crystal Healing for Beginners
with Donna Shaw
Crystals are gifts from Mother Earth that can help us heal ourselves and others. In this class you will learn the basics of how to clear, cleanse, program and use these gifts from nature in your daily life for concentration, meditation and healing. Students will also learn the basics of the bodies energy system (Aura/Chakras) and how to use crystals to balance, clear and charge it. Students will receive a class study guide and be guided on a crystal chakra healing meditation by Certified Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master Donna Shaw. Students should bring pen, water.
Lab fee: $55.00 or two for $99.00 to be paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class.
Planning for the Inevitable: A Conversation With a Funeral Director
with Eric Nelson
Perhaps you have experienced the death of a loved one and been thrust into making funeral arrangements yourself and thought, “I’m going to make my arrangements ahead of time!”
Ever been to a funeral home or attended a memorial service at a church or cemetery and wondered about the man/woman standing in the back with the dark suit? Have you ever wondered how “they do it every day?” During this time together all of these questions and whatever else comes up will be the topic. From becoming a Funeral Director (school requirements, licensure, work/life balance), to setting up and funding pre-arrangements, veteran benefits & Mainecare planning. Come and have a casual conversation with a professional who can answer some very difficult questions.