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Scarborough Adult Learning Center



Personal Enrichment

Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind!

$59

with Stephanie Walsh

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 31, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn about what is going on in your gut, and how your food and mood are affecting your gut health. Weight gain, joint pain, allergies, thyroid problems, and more can relate directly to the health of your gut. This 4 part series builds your knowledge of the digestive tract and helps you to optimize your gut health. 

Week 1: The Whats of the Guts: anatomy of the digestive tract and the microbiome. 

Week 2: Eat your Greens and Gasoline: discover the hidden toxins in our food supply, and why gut health can protect you from these. 

Week 3: Fatigue, Fogginess, Fear, & Food. Gut health is the key to brain health! Learn about the gut-brain connection and what foods and supplements can support health. 

Week 4: Don't worry, I've gut this! Learn key lifestyle steps to support your digestive tract, improve your gut health, and live a happier and healthier life. 

Musicians Circle

$15
Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn and enjoy with a circle of musicians! Bring your favorite music and acoustic instrument to share. Sheri and Ron are your hosts at the Learning Center for this this opportunity to play together and learn from one another. Suitable for all levels of musicianship. Let's learn from each other in a musical community! Minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 participants required. 

Home Buying Essentials

$19

with Casey Hamlin

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Where do you start when you want to buy a house, especially in these challenging times? Join us to learn the necessary steps and components along the way to becoming a homeowner! Learn about the 3 C's: credit, capacity, and collateral. The home loan process is covered, as well as the Maine State Housing First Time Homebuyer Program. Bring your questions for this informative evening! Casey Hamlin, licensed loan officer, is your instructor. 

Beyond Beginner Guitar

$60

with Ian Weidner

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Further develop your guitar playing skills and improve your understanding of the guitar fret board, including the CAGED system. We'll also play blues progressions and rhythms, touch on simple music theory, and begin to improvise and express your unique creativity. Acoustic guitar, capo, and pick required.  An electronic tuner is highly recommended. 

Landscape Watercolor Painting

$79

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 3, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

ZOOM Students will learn the basics of landscape watercolor painting, including color mixing, wash effects, dry brush painting, and glazing techniques. A variety of landscape images will be used for exploring composition in different ways. Each class will begin with a short meditation to minimize inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supplies list will be provided. 

Houseplants 101

$30

with Raychell Libby

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Houseplants purify air, regulate humidity, and even reduce stress levels! This two week session teaches you the basics that you need to make your houseplants thrive. Basic needs will be covered in the first class: light, soil, water, nutrients, and pest control. The second class will include propagation and troubleshooting any issues are facing with your plants-bring in a photo of your plant, or bring a small plant in as needed to the second class. 

Landscape Drawing

$79

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

ZOOM Students will learn how to capture the beauty of Maine's coastline through the practice of graphite and charcoal drawing from photos. The principles of composition and value will be emphasized while experimentation is strongly encouraged in representational and abstract styles of working. Meditative exercises will be used to minimize inhibitions and fears associated with the creative process. A supplies list will be provided. 

Holiday Stress Rescue

$39

with Carol Charland-Cliche

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 9, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM The holiday season is coming right up, and can be one of the most stressful times of the year for most people. In this class, you'll learn revolutionary mind-body techniques in Neural Retraining (NRT) to activate your natural relaxation response. You may not be able to eliminate holiday stressors, but you can counter their effects. You'll use these stress busting techniques all throughout the year to to manage everyday stress, too! Carol Charland-Cliche, Author and Wellness Coach, is your instructor. Class fee includes e-book and coaching support.





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