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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Our Classes

Reiki Level I F22


with Gail Smith, RN-BC

Calendar Oct 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Reiki is a Japanese based, hands-on healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes natural healing. Learn how to use your hands to bring comfort and healing to yourself and others. Reiki balances and energizes all systems of the body and facilitates the relief of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. It heals from the root cause and is compatible with all healing methods. This class will include what Reiki is, the history, and how it works. There will be ample time for hands-on practice. Students must attend all four sessions in order to receive full Reiki certification. Limit 8 students

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Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People via Zoom F22


with Craig Coffman

Calendar Oct 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play the piano the way professionals do-using chords. Since this class is being held on-line with Zoom you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well. This course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. We will cover topics of how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid “counting”, and how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords. Limit 25 students.

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Paint Your Own Pottery F22


with Yvonne Brown

Calendar Oct 8, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This fun and relaxed class will cover basic glazing and surface techniques on ceramics. Each student will select two glaze ready pieces from an assortment of cups, bowls, mugs and vases. Instructor Yvonne Brown will demonstrate a few methods of glazing that provide delightful results! Note: Works will be kiln fired and ready for pickup the week after the class. Limit 8 students.

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Digital Photography Crash Course Messalonskee F22


with Eli FitzGerald

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In two weeks we will cover the basics of the DSLR digital camera and other photography basics. We will look at aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, photocomposition, and how they are used together to create an outstanding photograph. We will also be taking an in-depth look at natural lighting as well as flash lighting techniques including on and off camera lighting. A DSLR camera is required. A 3-ring binder is helpful for this class. Limit 10 students.

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Dress for Illusion Messalonskee F22


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What do you want people to notice on you? Dressing for Illusion is about learning where to put color and embellishments, or not put them, to intentionally draw the eye toward areas of your body you want to be seen and away from areas you want to minimize. The instructor will guide you on how to do this based on your body shape. Limit 15 students.

Breathing and Stress via Zoom F22


with Carole Freeman

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

How to take your emotional system from depletion to renewal! This class is not about learning a single breathing trick. It’s about correcting a dysfunctional breathing pattern and replacing it with emotional health and wellness. It is estimated that more than 90% of people who suffer with chronic anxiety or stress have breathing pattern disorders, also known as Dysfunctional Breathing. The nervous system’s normal response to stress, anxiety, frustration, fear, all involve stimulating a particular breathing pattern of shallow, upper airway, open mouth breathing, with tightened abdominals, which are designed to help us run from a burning building or fight off an attacker. If we are under chronic mental, emotional, or physical stress, this breathing pattern becomes a habit as our “default” breathing, which is not good because it stimulates the brain to perceive more stress and anxiety. At this point, this “default” breathing pattern is working against us and is known as “dysfunctional”. The Zoom link will be provided to you upon course registration. No student limit.

Buying and Selling on eBay Messalonskee F22


with Eli FitzGerald

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this class we will go from thinking about what to buy or sell to what happens when you do buy or sell. We will cover listing, final value, fees, shipping, and other costs that affect your bottom line. For this class you will need a fully charged laptop, tablet, or smartphone and a few items to list on eBay. We will be researching these items, so please bring them to the first class. (If the item is large, valuable, or breakable bring detailed pictures and information about the item). Limit 10 students.

Guitar an Introduction via Zoom Messalonskee F22


with David Deas

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This introductory guitar course is designed for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. We will review guitar maintenance, string sizes, changing strings, choosing the proper guitar and care of the guitar. We will cover sight-reading, music theory, scales, and note values. When you finish this course you should be able to pick up sheet music and know the key, melody, chords, and changes. You will need to have a guitar and you will need to purchase the book - Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book I available at J&H Music (located at 835 KMD in Oakland. You will also need a 3-ring binder for your homework. The instructor welcomes students ages 10 and up. A parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students under 17. Limit 10 students.

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