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Espresso and Lattes, Oh My!


with Mark Peterson

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 18, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make great tasting espressos and lattes! Identify the best beans for these specialty drinks, learn about the preferred machines, and create latte art like a pro. It's a great idea to attend, "How to Make Great Tasting Coffee," and to have an espresso machine to practice with at home, but these are not required to take this class. 

The Healing Power of Anti-Inflammatory Foods


with Bethany Mitchell-Legro

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 18, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury and infection. However, when inflammation becomes chronic, it can contribute to a variety of health conditions like arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disease. This class will give participants an understanding of the impact of dietary choices on inflammation, and how to bring anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. We will use evidence-based knowledge and practical tips to empower students to make informed food choices that nourish their bodies, reduce inflammation, and promote overall wellbeing. 

Fermenting Vegetables


with Kate McCarty

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 23, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Come learn the process of making your own sauerkraut and other vegetables through the wonders of fermentation. This hands on food preservation workshop taught by UMaine Extension staff and volunteers will teach you the steps for fermenting. Learn the basics, such as preserving equipment, recommended recipes and ingredients, and the ease of fermentation. You will start a batch of sauerkraut or kimchi, learn the steps towards fermentation, and take you first batch home to finish!

Beginner Guitar


with Mike Shannon

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Absolute beginners and those with a little experience will learn the chords, skills, and techniques for starting their guitar-playing journey. Learn how to strum simple tunes and make the most of your practice time. Acoustic guitar and picks required, and an electronic tuner and capo are highly recommended. Instructor Mike Shannon has been strumming guitar since 9th grade and is pleased to share his guitar skills with others.

Scallop Shell Decoupage


with Lisa Young

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 24, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop you will create 3 beautiful decoupage scallop shells that can be used as trinket dishes or hung as art or ornaments. Choose from a wide variety of themes and prints to make your own design. This 4 step process is easy and fun to do! Each student will make 3 finished pieces-great for yourself, or to give as gifts. Class fee includes all materials. 

Pastel Painting


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 25, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

ZOOM Students will learn the basic skills of pastel painting, including the layering and blending of colors along with developing composition and value. Still life and landscape photos will be used as references. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment or fear. Suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience. A supply list will be provided. No class November 22.

Ukulele for Beginners
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Ukulele for Beginners


with Jim Doyle

Calendar Next session starts Oct 25, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Whether you are 8 or 80, anytime is a great time to learn to play ukulele, one fo the easiest stringed instruments to learn. After each class, students will know how to tune their ukulele, play basic chords, and play simple songs. Students should purchase the book, "The Daily Ukulele: 365 songs for Better Living." Instructor Jim Doyle has been playing guitar since 9th grade and is pleased to share his ukulele skills with others. 

Driftwood Mobiles and Stabiles


with Chris Toy

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 30, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Ever wondered how mobiles are balanced to dance with the slightest breeze? Join Chris Toy to learn the secret! We'll share an evening of crafting with driftwood, shells, wire, and other found objects. You can even use your own jewelry and keepsakes! Chris will have supplies, but if you have wire hangers, needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, and a drill with small bits, please bring them to class. 

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