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Houseplant First Aid & Propagation

$15

with Raychell Libby

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Take home a new baby plant. Houseplants purify the air, regulate humidity, even reduce stress levels, and enhance mood. They add natural beauty, wonder and joy to our lives. Cover basic needs: light, soil, water, nutrients and protection from pests. Overview typical problems and solutions, with attendees encouraged to bring a photo of, or their actual challenged plant, for advice on care. Explore best bet varieties for various light levels, easiest care, air purification, and gift-giving. Learn basic propagation techniques, then get hands on, try it yourself, and take home your very own propagated baby plant. On behalf of Broadway Gardens, one lucky student will also take home their very own houseplant! Bring transport box with cold protection/wrap for any plants you bring in or take home. Raychell is a horticulturist, landscaper and owner of Fervor Farm in Hollis. She’s been dubbed, “the house plant lady” at Broadway Gardens where she’s been sharing her passion for plants and gardening for 10 years. 

Tues, 2/11/2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $15 

Instructor: Raychell Libby

Intro to the Healing Power of Sound

$15

with Andrea Wenger, MAHA

Calendar Feb 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nourish your whole self! Sound and music can provide a healing bridge to greater wellbeing, to shedding what no longer serves you, and revealing the deeper, more powerful aspects of who you really are. Explore ways sound has been used for healing since ancient times, and how modern sciences are rediscovering its benefits. History, principles, and current science will be discussed. You’ll then experience first-hand, the effects of drumming, rattle, bells, singing bowls, vocal toning and more on your body, mind and emotions. Use lessons learned, to apply soothing sound practices to your everyday life. Andrea is a Sound Healer and Reiki Master with a graduate degree in Applied Healing Arts. She works with the alchemy of sound, voice, Reiki, and consciousness to create a sacred space for deep healing and integration of mind, body and soul. See: andreawenger.com

Wed, 2/12/2020, 6:00 to 8:00pm, $15

Instructor: Andrea Wenger, MAHA

Indoor Seed Starting and Garden Planning

$15

with Raychell Libby

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Start your own veges, flowers, and herbs indoors. Jumpstart your spring garden. Learn about basic supplies: best varieties, containers, seed starting mediums, and fertilizers. Planning ahead for your spring garden, when to start indoor seeds, planting depths, lighting and warmth, watering and fertilizer, transplanting and hardening off, and common mistakes to avoid. Take home a seed packet and Broadway Gardens coupon. 

Raychell is a horticulturist, landscaper and owner of Fervor Farm in Hollis. She’s been dubbed, “the house plant lady” at Broadway Gardens where she’s been sharing her passion for plants and gardening for 10 years. 

Tues, 2/25/2020, 6:00 to 8:00pm, $15

Instructor: Raychell Libby

Healing Sound Immersion

$15

with Andrea Wenger, MAHA

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Take a deeper journey! Melt into a soothing and healing experience with sounds that calm your mind, release anxiety, and restore harmony to your whole being. Learn how to clear and balance your energy centers (chakras) with your own voice. Then get comfy for an extended immersion experience of soothing crystal singing bowls, chimes, bell tones, Andrea’s angelic voice and more. Many find this meditation relaxing, rejuvenating, and even transporting to a deeper place of peace and awareness that can be hard to access otherwise. Bring: water bottle, thick yoga/camping mat or reclining lawn chair, blankets, pillow, etc., as desired to keep you warm, supported, and comfy while sitting, then lying down for about an hour (or fully sitting in a chair is an option). 

Andrea is a Sound Healer and Reiki Master with a graduate degree in Applied Healing Arts. She works with the alchemy of sound, voice, Reiki, and consciousness to create a sacred space for deep healing and integration of mind, body and soul. See: andreawenger.com

Wed, 2/26/2020, 6:00 to 8:00pm, $15

Instructor: Andrea Wenger, MAHA

You may also be interested in taking this class first (optional):

See: Intro to the Healing Power of Sound, Wed 2/12/2020, 6-8pm, $15

Beginner Guitar

$60

with Ian Weidner

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Always popular! Absolute beginners plus those with a little experience will learn chords, skills, and techniques to build a strong foundation to jumpstart your guitar playing journey. Learn to strum simple tunes and make the most of practice time. Open to adults and students 16 yrs+. Acoustic guitar and picks required; electronic tuner and capo highly recommended. Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over six years; excellent student evals here at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center keep students coming back for more!

Four Wed, 2/26 to 3/18/2020, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, $60

Instructor: Ian Weidner

Beginner Hand and Machine Sewing: Open Studio

$30

with Jeanette Guglielmetti

Calendar Feb 27, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Finish that project and get the support you need! Designed for beginner-level hand and machine sewers in need of some guidance as they work on simple projects of their own choosing. Sewers can work to complete existing projects or begin new ones. No need to have taken Jeanette’s previous class - open to all beginners who have knowledge of the very basics. Bring all your own materials, including a machine if needed. 

Jeanette teaches adult sewing classes at CE and Scarborough adult education. She’s a former Scarborough Middle School teacher of Applied Humanities and coordinated their students’ sewing club.

Three Thurs, 2/27 to 3/19/2020 (no class 3/12), 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $30 plus student provides supplies, Limit: 6 

Instructor: Jeanette Guglielmetti

Make a Knotweed Flute

$32

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Creatively repurpose invasives! Japanese knotweed is an abundant and frustrating invasive. If you’re seeking non-chemical responses, explore creative, out-of-the-box ways to put this plant to use: its young shoots are edible, its roots may be used to fight Lyme disease, and its stalks, resembling bamboo, can be fashioned into a functional musical instrument. Cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing; use knives, wood-burners, rubber bands and string to make 1-2 types of flutes. All materials included. Zack is Director and an instructor for Rewild Maine, an educational nonprofit promoting nature connection by teaching small-scale, place-based living skills; partial proceeds benefit Rewild Maine.

Wed, 3/4/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $32

Instructor: Zack Rouda

Spanish for Beginners and Travelers

$64

with Mariah Peric

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Perhaps your children are learning a language in school, you’re meeting your son’s fiancé from Madrid, or ordering at a Peruvian restaurant. Learn to understand others and express yourself from day one: Role-play intros and greetings, ask directions, request travel assistance, barter at the market and practice typical dialogues and circumstances you might encounter. Gain travel insights about customs, etiquette and culture. Mariah attended Scarborough Schools and Colby College, with time in Costa Rica and Buenos Aires. She’s used her Spanish volunteering at an orphanage, tutoring, substitute teaching, working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and at a medical clinic after becoming a registered nurse. She teaches adult ELL here at Scarborough Adult Learning Center.

Five Tues, 3/10 to 4/7/2020, 6:00 to 7:15 pm, $64

Instructor: Mariah Peric, B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies





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