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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.
with Shannon Fitts
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.
Digital Photography Crash Course - Messalonskee
with Eli FitzGerald
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.
Design a Fall Fresh Floral Arrangement
with Robin Samalus-Getchell
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
The Women's Health Series
with Carole Freeman
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
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
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
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
Magic Moon Necklace
with Emily Pettengill
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.