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Scarborough Adult Learning Center



Personal Enrichment

A Grandparent's Journal: Leave Your Legacy

$34

with Jill Braceland

Calendar Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

New! This workshop provides structure for recording precious memories, life experiences and family stories of your own choosing – to share with others, including future generations. Learn to generate a journal that can be duplicated for your family. Jill has been designing and delivering seminars in management, organizing, as well as putting life into words; she holds a BA in organizational communication from Northeastern U. and an MBA from Framingham State U.

Two Mon, 4/1 and 4/8/2019

6:00 to 8:00 pm, $34

Instructor: Jill Braceland

American Mah Jongg Beginners II

$20

with Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW

Calendar Jun 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

If you took Sharon’s beginner Mah Jongg or other beginner MJ classes in the past, then come to up your game a notch! Also perfect for anyone who has basic familiarity with American MJ, but feels they need more instruction or game play strategy. Advance your knowledge of the game, gain an understanding of defensive and offensive strategies, and strengthen your ability to pick hands. Become part of southern Maine’s welcoming MJ community. Bring your 2019 American MJ card which you can purchase from the National Mah Jongg League at nationalmahjonggleague.org.

Sharon Ash Tancredi is a social worker with a private practice in Portland. She’s been enthusiastically playing and teaching Mah Jongg for many years and loves spreading its joy. 

Three Thurs, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

6/6 to 6/20/2019, $20, Limit: 12

Instructor: Sharon Ash Tancredi  

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Beginner Mindfulness Meditation

$43

with Deborah Gilmour

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Mindfulness is intentionally paying attention with non-judging awareness and a centering in the present moment. Mindfulness practices help keep the mind calm and focused, and avoid being stressed, distracted and scattered. Learn various mindfulness meditations through guided breath, body scan, mindful eating, and loving kindness meditations. Easy to learn body scanning increases awareness of body and mind. Loving kindness meditations teach compassion to self and others. Learn to mobilize inner resources for coping, growing, healing, and approaching life. Deborah holds a BA in psychology with courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and a certification in quantum healing hypnosis.

Four Wed, 3/13 to 4/3/2019

6:00 to 7:30 pm, $43

Instructor: Deborah Gilmour

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Beginner Photography

$84

with Dave Cleaveland

Calendar Feb 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

New! Bring a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex), mirrorless or compact camera, as long as the camera has manual settings (“M” on your camera). Spend the first two classes learning basics about the “exposure triangle” and how to use it, then cover dynamic range, exposure compensation, editing, and workflow. Work your way up to some intermediate techniques. Meet off site at Portland Head Light or similar location, for the last class, to get hands-on and practice with what you’ve learned. See some of Dave’s work, including stunning aerial photography taken by helicopter, on his company’s website: maineimaging.com

Six Tues, 2/26 to 3/26, 

plus 6th off-site class tbd, 

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $84

Instructor: Dave Cleaveland

Photo: Instructor Dave Cleaveland on an aerial photo shoot via helicopter

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Cocktails from the Garden

$26

with Kate McCarty

Calendar May 21, 2019 at 6 pm

Hold on, wait before you plan that garden! Join Maine food writer Kate McCarty, as she discusses the history of alcohol in Maine, the craft distilling movement, and home bartending. She’ll share her tips for incorporating homegrown herbs, fruits, and vegetables into drinks you can make at home. Gets hand-on and make a shrub or simple flavored cocktail syrup to take home, along with handouts and other recipes. Kate is author of “Distilled in Maine: A History of Temperance, Libations and Craft Spirits” and “Portland Food: Culinary Capital of Maine” (see her Fermented Foods: Let’s Make Kimchi” class )

Tues, 5/21/2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $26

Instructor: Kate McCarty, UMaine Ext Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver

Cricut Spring/Easter Box Surprise

$25

with Jen Cleary

Calendar Apr 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! The cricut (pronounced like the bug) is celebrated by crafters, scrap bookers and maker-movement enthusiasts alike. It’s an electronic die cutting machine that cuts intricate designs in paper, cardstock, sticker paper, fabric, iron-on fabric, and for some models, fondant and balsa wood. Like a printer, it works with your computer…create or download a design on your computer, but instead, send it to the cricut - which, once loaded with the material of your choice - cuts the design for you. View an array of beautiful completed projects (3D table decorations, holiday pop up cards, gift boxes) and watch a cutting demonstration. Use most of the class to get hands-on, using tools provided to sculpt and stamp, and glue to assemble the pre-cut cricut pieces, to make this project to take home. All materials supplied, colors and patterns may vary slightly from photo. Jen is a passionate crafter; loves everything from wood woodworking, knitting, crochet, etching to 3D paper crafts; and lives in Scarborough with her husband and three boys. 

CRICUT SPRING/EASTER BOX SURPRISE

Wed, 4/10/2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $25, all materials provided, Limit: 8

Instructor: Jen Cleary 

 

Cricut Spring/Mother's Day Flowers

$25
Calendar May 7, 2019 at 6 pm

New! The cricut (pronounced like the bug) is celebrated by crafters, scrap bookers and maker-movement enthusiasts alike. It’s an electronic die cutting machine that cuts intricate designs in paper, cardstock, sticker paper, fabric, iron-on fabric, and for some models, fondant and balsa wood. Like a printer, it works with your computer…create or download a design on your computer, but instead, send it to the cricut - which, once loaded with the material of your choice - cuts the design for you. View an array of beautiful completed projects (3D table decorations, holiday pop up cards, gift boxes) and watch a cutting demonstration. Use most of the class to get hands-on, using tools provided to sculpt and stamp, and glue to assemble the pre-cut cricut pieces, to make this project to take home. All materials supplied, colors and patterns may vary slightly from photo. Jen is a passionate crafter; loves everything from wood woodworking, knitting, crochet, etching to 3D paper crafts; and lives in Scarborough with her husband and three boys.

Tues, 5/7/2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $25, all materials provided. Limit: 8

Instructor: Jen Cleary

 

 

Don't Worry, You've Gut This: Your Road to a Healthy Gut

$15

with Stepanie Walsh, MNT, CEPC, CPT

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Knowledge is power, and now you’ve got the power to optimize your gut health! Learn several lifestyle steps you can take to support your digestive tract, improve your gut health and live a happier, healthier life! 

Thursday, 4/4/2019, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, $15





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