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Cooking with Essential Oils-NEW!


with Mary Alderman

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Come join us in hands-on class and take home some simple and delicious treats made with essential oils. You will learn how to determine what oils are safe to take internally and how to use them. You will have the opportunity to sample and take home a variety of treats including a vegetable/chip dip, cheese spread, and a sweet treat as well as the recipes so that you can make them at home.

Instructor: Mary Alderman

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $10 (Supply fee $20, payable to instructor. Bring three 4oz. containers to take projects home.)

Decision Making in Times of Injustice and The Message Matters-NEW!


with David Greenham

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine Workshops NEW!

David Greenham, associate director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will present two HHRC programs: Decision Making in Times of Injustice and The Message Matters. Both programs use the story and history of the events leading up to the Nazi Holocaust to examine and consider the role of those who watched. This two evening program will also help participants to recognize and consider their role in the current divisiveness in America.

2 Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm

Dates: March 13 & April 10, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $15 (Proceeds from these workshops help support the Holocaust Center)

Handling Aggession


with Kevin Webb

Calendar Mar 23, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week

Handling Aggression will address the 3 stages of conflict and conflict management. The situations presented are geared for real life engagements. Focus will be placed on strategies that deal with verbal disagreements as well as those situations that can escalate, and get physical. We will begin by focusing on verbal intimidation and how you can respond to someone who is trying to intimidate you or make you feel uncomfortable. We then cover scenarios that go beyond words, where “reasonable force” is needed in order to regain control of the situation. De-escalation strategies, avoidance techniques, & physical restraining exercises and controlling tactics. For adults 18 and over. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Sensei Kevin Web

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 11 am-2:30 pm

Location: Martial Arts Institute, 23 Leighton Rd, Augusta

Registration: $30

Hatha Yoga-NEW!


with Lisa Lessard

Calendar Jan 17, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Beginner to intermediate hatha yoga class, for all levels of fitness. Lisa believes everyone can benefit from doing yoga. We will practice asanas (exercises), breathing and relaxation. Please bring a large towel or yoga mat to class.

Instructor: Lisa Lessard

Session 1: 8 Mondays, 4:30-5:45 pm - Cancelled

Session 2: 8 Thursdays, 6-7:15 pm

Begins: January 17, 2019 (No classes week of Feb. 4 & Feb. 18)

Location: MCHS

Registration: $69 (Drop in: $10 per class)

Will run

Intermediate Water Colors


with Linda Murray

Calendar Feb 18, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Intermediate Water Colors This class is not for beginners! Students should have taken Murray’s beginner’s class. Students will be given handout material or may work on their own photographs. Each class will include a demo of new techniques a gentle critique of work, discussions about color, composition and design elements. Students are responsible for their own materials.

Instructor: Linda Murray

8 Mondays, 9:30 am-Noon

Begins: February 18, 2019 (No class March 25, 2019)

Location: Professional Development Center, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Cost: $79

Introduction to Chair Caning


with Glen Hawes

Calendar Jan 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class is intended to introduce students to materials, tools, and techniques for restoring and re-caning old chairs and broken seats. All participants will come away with the basic knowledge to pursue more skilled caning on your own. Please bring to class: bucket, 10 clothespins, 10 golf tees, an awl, spray bottle, craft scissors, and a sponge. Caning reed may be purchased from instructor (approximately $25.) Note: This is not a weaving class; the chair you want to restore must have holes.

Instructor: Glen Hawes

5 Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm

Begins: January 10, 2019

Location: MCHS

Registration: $49


Will run

Jelly Roll Rug-NEW!


with Betsy Cannan

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The popular Jelly Roll Rug is now available in a class! One jelly roll or scraps from your stash, plus batting makes a 30” X 44” machine washable, soft rug. Sewing machine required that will sew a straight and zigzag stitch. Easy, quick sewing. To see samples, look online or UTUBE for Jelly Roll Rugs. $10 pattern fee included in your registration. Bring to class: sewing machine, fabric, and the usual sewing supplies. Please email instructor at: if you have questions.

2 Tuesdays, 6-8 pm

Begins: April 23, 2019 (Must register by April 9th)

Location: Professional Development Center, 75 North Rd, Readfield

Registration: $39

Know the 10 Signs-NEW!


with Lee Pennington

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. The Alzheimer’s Association® developed the new 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s education program to help people recognize common signs of the disease and know what to watch for in themselves and others.

This program:

- Explores typical age-related changes.                                                  - Describes common signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.                          - Offers tips for how to approach someone about memory concerns.         - Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis.      - Details possible tests and assessments for the diagnostic process.          - Identifies helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Instructor: Lee Pennington, LCSW

Thursday, March 7, 2019 (Snow date Thursday, April 4)

Time: 5:30-7 pm

Location: MCHS

No charge, but please register in advance

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