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Personal Enrichment

Culinary Basics and Knife Skills with Chef James Larvia

$26

with Chef James Larvia

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

Always popular! If a trained chef was given a couple of hours to mentor you, and answer your burning culinary questions, what might you ask, what expertise and insights might you gain? Observe, learn, and have fun practicing knife skills, sharpening, basic prep and cooking techniques. Touch on questions relating to meal preparations, time management, food presentation, and flavor pairing. Learn Chef Larvia’s most recommended kitchen supply essentials. Take your entertaining to the next level! Your knife will be sharpened in this class.

Tues, 2/4/20120, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, $26, Limit: 10 

Chef James Larvia is a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home. 

Other classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: Whole Chicken Processing, German Winter Cuisine, Winter Comfort Soups and Stews, and Vegetarian Soups and Stews. 

Winter Mindfulness Open Studio: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media

$99

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

No experience required, just curiosity and willingness to tap into uncharted territory! Have you enjoyed drawing or painting in the past and want to continue using supplies you’ve purchased? Perhaps you’re self-taught, or enjoyed art as a child, and can again. Learn to overcome inhibitions and perfectionism, free yourself from judgment, and cultivate your unique style. Experiment with your favorite mediums (pencil, acrylic, tempera, pastel, oil, etc.), enjoy the community of others, and receive individual mindfulness and technical support from your instructor, when you need it. Bring optional floor or table easel, your own supplies, and something to transport them. Chris graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He’s a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist’s unique, mindful expression of feelings and interpretation: www.christopherdreed.com

Eight Thurs, 2/06 to 4/09/2020 (no class 2/20 and 03/12), 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $99

Instructor/Artist: Christopher Reed

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

Whole Chicken Processing

$30

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to utilize the whole bird. Have you ever had a whole chicken and not quite known what to do with all of it? Learn from Chef James how to breakdown the bird into more manageable sizes. Whether you roast yourself, or buy pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken, learn to utilize every part of the chicken by applying different cooking techniques.

Wed, 2/26/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $30, Limit: 8 

Chef James Larvia is a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes in the Culinary Arts Series include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, and a container to bring leftovers home.  

Other Culinary Arts Series classes include: Culinary Basics and Knife Skills, German Winter Cuisine, Winter Comfort Soups and Stews, and Vegetarian Soups and Stews.

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





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