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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

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Social Square Dancing W23
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Social Square Dancing W23


with Bob Brown

Come join us to learn the basics of square dancing. It's an evening of socializing and learning a new recreation at the same time. We'll teach you all you need to know to make you a square dancer. It's easy and fun and done in a casual setting. Wear comfortable clothing and especially comfortable shoes. Get out of the house and away from the screens for a couple hours a week and do something FUN and relaxing. Come with your spouse or best friend and singles are welcome. Your teacher is Bob Brown of Newport who's been dancing for over 25 years. No class Feb. 21 and Apr. 18.

Brain Under Construction Online via Zoom Messalonskee W23


with Emily Buckhalter

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Everyone faces stress in their lives! Teaching our kids healthy ways to cope with stress is one of the best early skills we can offer them, and understanding stress can be one of the best ways for us to help ourselves. Join us for this free, one-time session as we discuss tools and techniques for coping with stress at all ages. Limit 20 students.

Empty Bowls Community Pottery Project Messalonskee W23


with Sherrie Corbett Mather

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Be a part of the Messalonskee Empty Bowls tradition! In this class you will learn to make and glaze slab bowls that will contribute to the supply of bowls for the Empty Bowls Dinner here at Messalonskee High School on Friday, Mar. 24 2023. You will make two bowls to take home to use, as gifts or decorations and the other two bowls will contribute to an evening event that will help the food pantries in our RSU 18 communities. Dress in work clothes. A $15 materials fee, which covers the cost of clay, glaze, and firing of your two bowls and is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Must be 17 to register. Makeup date Mar. 2. Pottery pickup will be Mar. 9. Limit 12 students.

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Yoga and Meditation for Wellbeing Messalonskee W23


with Kim Nashed

Calendar Feb 11, 2023 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

Join Kim Nashed for a relaxed and enjoyable introduction to yoga and mediation. She will offer a simple step-by-step class that includes yoga postures, focused breathing, and meditation. Check out the School Street Yoga webpage at Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own if you wish. Your registration in this class will be good for 6 sessions with Kim on the 6 Saturday mornings between Feb. 11 and Apr. 29 of your choice. Limit 20 students.

Foster Care and/or Adoption Q & A Online Evening Messalonskee W23


with Kasey McDonough

Calendar Feb 13, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join the A Family for ME program for a live and virtual conversation about becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent in Maine. Recruitment Specialists will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about the different ways to provide care for infants, teens, and siblings. If you have ever considered foster care or adoption, this is a great opportunity to learn more and have your questions answered! You will learn about the Licensing process, various ways to provide care and support, respite care, and other ways to assist Foster Families. Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., second Monday of the month (1 session) A Family for ME, via Zoom Self Supporting Fee: Free, Kasey McDonough, Recruitment Specialist Register at

Beekeeping for Beginners Messalonskee W23


with Mark Reifschneider

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This Beekeeping for Beginner course will educate people interested in getting started in BEES and BEEKEEPING. Topics of discussion will be Langstrom Bee Hives, assembling bee equipment, installing a nuc, feeding the bees, controlling swarming, and dealing with varroa mites. Other topics will be how and when to harvest HONEY, split hives, winterize the bees, and most importantly how to minimize lifting. A $55 material fee is payable to the instructor at start of class (cash or check only). This will cover the cost of the book, use of the Turner Poulin Union Hall, and membership for one year in the Somerset Beekeepers Club. Assignment of a mentor will be available. Limit 25 students.

Cooperative Parenting & Divorce via Zoom Messalonskee W23


with Emily Buckhalter

Calendar Feb 27, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

This video and discussion-based program gives parents the power to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict, and guides them into establishing a long-term relationship of healthy communication with the child’s other parent or caregivers. Limit 20 students.

Tax-Free Investing Messalonskee W23


with Rob Smith

Calendar Feb 28, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

It’s not what you make; it’s what you keep. This class is will be an overview of tax-advantaged investments such as municipal bonds. We will consider IRAs and how they work with Traditional and Roth IRAs as well as 401K and 403b. Just in time for tax season! All fees are to help cover MMRACE’s expenses. Makeup date Mar. 7. Limit 20 students.

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