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Nature Yoga for Kids  NEW!
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Nature Yoga for Kids NEW!


with Nicole Danielson

While focusing on a different winter nature theme each week, we will incorporate children’s yoga poses, fun songs, and centering breath work, to bring a sense of peace, serenity, and calmness to our winter bodies. We will supplement our yoga practice with a short nature lesson and activity, story, and/or craft . Yoga mats are provided.

For kids ages 3 - 5, with a participating adult.

Instructor: Nicole Danielson

6 Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

Begins: January 23, 2020

Location: Maple Tree School, 12 Church Rd, Readfield

Registration: $60

Yoga for Every Body


with Susan Coady

Calendar Mar 2, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga for Every Body

Are you feeling “old”?  Are you stiff, stressed, tired and cranky?  For thousands of years, the yogis of India studied and learned how to help the body resist the aging process. They developed simple ways to help the body retain its flexibility and natural pain free condition.

Experience how a gentle, slow practice of yoga postures can nurture and strengthen you as your body and mind become one naturally.

Give the gift of this class to your body so you can experience wellbeing.

Everyone welcome - all ages, fitness conditions and abilities.

Instructor: Susan Coady

6 Mondays, 4:30-5:45 pm 

Begins: March 2, 2020

Registration: $66

Drop in, per class: $13

(Please register in advance, even if you will be coming on a “drop in” basis.) 

Instructor Susan Coady has taught yoga and Ayurveda for 37 years and is certified through Kripalu Center in Stockbridge MA.  She is currently an avid student of Raja Choudhury.


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Upholstery Basics


with Kelsie French

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you have a favorite old chair or ottoman, don’t discard it. Reupholster it! Under the direction of a skilled instructor, you will learn basic upholstery techniques and complete a small project during this 8 week class. Students purchase fabric on their own. If the piece you select to upholster includes a separate seat cushion and/or skirt, intermediate to advanced sewing skills are required.

Supply fee $15-$25, depending on your project, payable to instructor.

Instructor: Kelsie French, E. W. French Upholstery

8 Thursdays, 6-9 pm

Begins: March 5, 2020

Location: MCMS

Registration: $95


Full Course

Planning a Successful Event - March Session


with Mary Alderman

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

All kinds of parties and events come into our lives: engagements, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, bridal showers, retirements, holiday parties and much more. Let’s talk about ways to make your day special while reducing the stress and chaos that often surrounds these events. We will discuss budgets, venues, invitations, food, flowers, music, and decorations. Come join Mary, a local Wedding/Event planner from Enchanted Events, as she gives you ways to look at making your event truly magical!

Instructor: Mary Alderman

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 6-9 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $25

Cleaning with Essential Oils


with Mary Alderman

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Cleaning with Essential Oils 

Come join us and learn how chemicals in your cleaning supplies are making your home toxic and what you can do about it.  We will discuss how you can detox your home with natural cleaning supplies you can easily make at home. We will discuss why you should clean with essential oils, the science behind using essential oils for cleaning, safety guidelines and tips for cleaning with essential oils and We will discuss how to use essential oils for cleaning, which oils to use and you will receive recipes for making products for your laundry, bathroom, kitchen, carpets, glass, wood and even the air!  We will make a general cleaning product for you to take home. $10 supply fee, payable to Instructor. 

Instructor: Mary Alderman 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

 Location: MCHS 

Registration: $10


Beginner Beekeeping


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Apr 4, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Join the “Bee Whisperer”, Peter Cowin, as he covers the basics of beekeeping. Learn about bees, equipment and the gear needed to get started, how to establish new hives, pests and diseases of honeybees, seasonal management of beehives in Maine, and of course, honey production. Peter has kept honeybees since the age of 11, and now runs 100 hives in Hampden. He is president of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, and is on the MSBA swarm team.

Instructor: Peter Cowin

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Time: 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $44

Needle Felting Heads - NEW!


with Lori Twiss

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

First time felters welcome! Learn some tips and tricks to create a head with face features. (If time allows make 2 heads.) All materials supplied, or you may bring your own. Supplies available at class for $8, includes felting pad, needles, rolling stick, fleece (you keep all supplies). If you bring your own needles, pad etc. supply fee $5, includes fleece.

Everyone gets enough fleece to take home to continue felting. Supply fees payable to Instructor at class.

Instructor: Lori Twiss

Monday, April 6, 2020

Time: 6-8:30 pm

Location: MCHS

Registration: $15

Cooking with Essential Oils


with Mary Alderman

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Cooking With Essential Oils

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 a variety of treats including a dip, main dish, and a sweet treat as well as the recipes so that you can make them at home.

 There will be a lab fee for this class of $20 to cover food and oil costs. 

Instructor: Mary Alderman

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm 

Location: MCHS

Registration:  $10

Supply fee (see above) payable to instructor.

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