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Create Your Own Cards - Oct. 5th
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Create Your Own Cards - Oct. 5th


with Darlene Newcombe

Join Darlene in learning the basics to creating your own cards. In class, you will create three beautiful, but different cards to provide you a variety of methods to designing your cards. All materials will be provided and are included in the registration cost. 

The fee is $20 per session. 

Beginner Macramé


with Shannon Fitts

Calendar Oct 10, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Beginner Macramé will provide participants with a take home practice board. First class we will make a wall decorative hanging and building off those skills we will make a plant holder the second week. All supplies provided.

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Digital Photography Crash Course - Messalonskee


with Eli FitzGerald

Calendar Oct 10, 2023 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.

Full Course

Design a Fall Fresh Floral Arrangement


with Robin Samalus-Getchell

Calendar Oct 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Robin at The Robin’s Nest to design a seasonal fresh floral arrangement. All materials are included in the cost of the class and you will design a beautiful fresh cut floral arrangement to keep, or to give as a gift. Come prepared to learn some basics of floral design and to have fun! Limit 15 students. The Robin's Nest, 173 Main St, Waterville

Full Course

The Women's Health Series


with Carole Freeman

Calendar Oct 16, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Monday, Oct 16

Yes, breathing is different for women

The field of science and research has predominantly focused on male subjects. However, gender differences do affect breathing control and vulnerability to illness. Women recover faster from hypoxia, respond differently in sleep apnea and heart rate variability. The time for investigating respiratory health in 2,000 men and only 29 women has passed. Also discussed will be; What is dysfunctional breathing; Sleep disordered breathing; Anxiety Disorders; Women’s Hormones and sports; Asthma

Wednesday, Oct 18

Pain conditions and breathing in women

Pain perception differs depending on the concentration of sex hormones in the body, and dysfunctional breathing can aggravate pain. Also discussed will be: Fibromyalgia; Back Pain; TMJ; Migraines


Monday, Oct 23

Female sex hormones 

Women with PMS have a higher-than-normal sensitivity to CO2, perhaps caused by progesterone, resulting in “pronounced hyperventilation” - and that the hyperventilation is responsible for the PMS symptoms. That same over-breathing contributes to anxiety and can derail our stress management strategies. Also discussed will be: PMS and hyperventilation; How female hormones complicate stress management strategies; How to have deeper sexual orgasms; Anxiety during and after pregnancy; Infertility and breathing

Wednesday, Oct 25

Pelvic floor dysfunctions

The pelvic floor muscles and respiratory diaphragm are structurally and functional connected by fascia and muscles that control urine flow. Also discussed will be: The connection between the breath, pelvic floor function, and sacroiliac joint stability; Why do I pee when I sneeze or cough? How to strengthen pelvic floor muscles with Kegal exercises and stop urinary leakage; How back pain and breathing difficulties relate to pelvic floor dysfunction; How breathing coordinates with the pelvic floor to stabilize posture and improve core strength.

Monday, Oct 30

Managing menopause

Women who smoke enter menopause about a year and a half earlier than those who don’t This already points to an obvious link between menopause and overall wellbeing and, more specifically, respiratory health. Also discussed will be: Impact of hormone replacement therapies on the breath; Onset of asthma; Osteoporosis; Slow deep breathing and menopause symptoms.

Arrange Your Own Succulent Garden - October Class


with Robin Samalus-Getchell

Calendar Oct 18, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Back by popular demand! Don't miss your chance to join the Robin’s Nest Design Team and learn how to arrange a fresh succulent garden. All materials are included in the cost of the class and you will design a beautiful succulent garden to keep, or to give as a gift. 

Come prepared to learn the basics of plant care and to have fun!

Limit 15 students. 

Location: The Robin's Nest, 173 Main St, Waterville

Create a Thanksgiving Deco Mesh Wreath


with Amy Harrington

Calendar Oct 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Amy will supply the materials to make a Festive Thanksgiving deco-mesh wreath and will guide you through the process to create a beautiful 24 inch wreath. Amy has been crafting for over twelve years. She has discovered a passion for wreath-making. She loves to express her creativity and believes work should be fun! You will leave with a beautiful wreath and the knowledge to create more in the future. Amy will also provide some snacks for an intermission.

The total class cost is $60: $30 for registration and a separate $30 materials fee is due to Amy Harrington at the start of class. Class limit 20. Storm date: Oct. 30th, 2023

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Magic Moon Necklace


with Emily Pettengill

Calendar Oct 23, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to make a beautiful reversible magic moon necklace. In this class you will learn how to paint a glass cabochon and glue it into a cabochon setting. Open to any skill level.

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