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Fix-A-Bike Workshop Messalonskee F22
with Dan Bassett
Join us for a bike maintenance workshop for Teens and Adults. Are you curious about bicycle mechanics? Would you like to maintain your bike better, or do those overdue repairs yourself? Would you like to be better prepared to fix those “on-the-road” breakdowns? Bring your bike and tool kit, if you have one. A parent or guardian must accompany students 13-16. Limit 18 students.
Dog Training Basics Messalonskee Oct. F22
with Donna Whitney
This is a beginner dog training class and is designed for the young and not so young. We work in small groups with several trainers assisting. The first night will be an Orientation and Information night held either on Monday, Oct. 3 or Monday, Nov. 14 at the Fairfield Community Center for the two-legged family member/s only. (Please only one human registration per dog, although 2 humans may attend with one dog.) You will get a helpful manual and many issues will be discussed including the commands taught such as walking on a loose leash, stay and come exercises as well as other techniques. We will also discuss your behavior concerns. The four subsequent evenings with dogs will also be held at the Fairfield Community Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. All dogs will need to be on a leash at all times, and NO dogs will be allowed if they are aggressive. When you register online, you will receive a packet attached to your receipt. Please print, read, sign, and bring it to class with you. Please bring proof of vaccinations, $100 material fee payable to the instructor (NO CREDIT CARDS), and your completed packet to orientation night. Limit 10 dogs and up to two people may attend with one dog. Limit 10 students/dogs. Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Oct. 3, Orientation & Information Night (session 1, no dogs) Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St. Fairfield Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Oct. 10 - Oct. 31 (sessions 2-5 with dogs) Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St., Fairfield Self Supporting Fee: $10, Donna Whitney, Tailwaggers Dog Training
Maine Driving Dynamics (Defensive Driving) via Zoom Oct. F22
with Chantel Plummer
This five hour program covers accident prevention for drivers of all ages and is cosponsored by the Maine Department of Public Safety. Those completing the course will receive a three point credit on their driving record. Pre-registration is required. Minimum of 6 students needed to run class. Self-Supporting Fee: $41; age 65 and over, $26
Putting Your Garden to Bed Messalonskee F22
with Amy Leblanc
Do you want to do everything right for your garden this fall and be able to walk right out and plant your peas with very little muss and fuss next spring? Well, then this class is for you. We will discuss cleaning up the garden, cover crops, soil protection, and planting garlic and fall bulbs. We will also discuss saving the surplus vegetables by canning, freezing, drying, or using a root cellar. There will be an extensive bibliography of both print and Internet resources to help make the whole job easier-and makes for GREAT reading. Limit 20 students.
Reiki Level I F22
with Gail Smith, RN-BC
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
Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People via Zoom F22
with Craig Coffman
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.
Paint Your Own Pottery F22
with Yvonne Brown
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.
Digital Photography Crash Course Messalonskee F22
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.