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Detoxify Your Environment and Diet

$15

with Stepanie Walsh, MNT, CEPC, CPT

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Toxins hide in our food, water, clothes, and surroundings. Learn where toxins are hiding and how your body detoxifies itself. We will identify which foods and herbs support detoxification. Explore specific steps you can take to reduce your toxin exposure and why you should protect yourself from them. There will be an optional 21 day Detox Group sign up for anyone interested in taking steps now!

Preserving the Harvest: Rhubarb Orange Chutney

$25

with Kate McCarty

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Rhubarb is one of the first edible signs of spring in Maine, and its versatility is underappreciated. Come learn the many uses of rhubarb in preserving, and make chutney, a unique and flavor-filled condiment from University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and Master Food Preserver. We will learn how to safely preserve rhubarb using the boiling water bath method. Participants will receive recipes and a jar of chutney! Please bring a potholder with you to class. 

Getting to Know Marsh Birds

$19

with Linda Woodard

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 13, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Scarborough has Maine's largest saltwater marsh, covering over 3100 acres! This special habitat is vital to a wide variety of birds which use it for a migratory stopover, food source, and nursery. Learn about the variety of birds, including endangered and threatened species, that make the marsh their home, and how to identify them. 

Make Your Yard a Pollinator Paradise

$19

with Amy Witt, Horticulturist

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Pollinators, our bees and butterflies among them, have suffered greatly from habitat loss, pesticides, and invasive plant species. Planting a pollinator garden is more important now than ever to help our pollinator friends! Even a small garden can make a huge difference. Learn how to create a landscape that supports pollinators including butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds with plants that will provide nectar and pollen throughout the growing season. 

Meditation is a Mindset

$20

with Martin Gagnon

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 14, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 5, 2022

Ever stayed awake half the night thinking about something that may or may not happen hours later? Listen and learn from certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor Martin Gagnon as he shares his journey of overcoming severe anxiety fueled by a racing mind. Learn to cultivate a meditation mindset, keeping your mind focused on the present moment, leading to a reduction in stress and anxiety. 

Leave a Legacy: A Memoirs Journal

$19

with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This creative seminar is for anyone who wants to record their precious memories and family stories to pass on to future generations. The evening will include giving structure to writing our histories/herstories! Give the greatest gift of all: family memories. 

Downsizing?

$19

with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts May 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Clearning out for the spring or downsizing your household? This seminar is designed to offer organizing strategies to kickstart your downsizing efforts. Establish your project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time goals. Leave with an action plan!

Mindfulness Leadership

$40

with Martin Gagnon

Calendar Next available session starts May 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Faced with overwhelmed employees, high burnout rates, and a tough labor market, supervisors need to create a work culture that supports employees' emotional wellness. Based on the digital book, "Mastering the Yo-Yo," Meditation and Mindfulness teacher and author Martin Gagnon shares how leaders can create a mindful work culture that fully supports and retains valuable employees.  Two Thursday evenings, May 12 & 19





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