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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner


with Chad Walker

Calendar Current session started Jul 1, 2022

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs.

Session Start Dates:

Sept 14 | Oct 12 | Nov 16  | Dec 14 | Jan 18  | Feb 15 | Mar 15 | Apr 12  | May 17  | Jun 14

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Maine Authors Publishing: See your book in print with this cooperative publishing company!


with Patsy Baldus

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2022 at 6 pm

You have poured your heart and soul into that novel, poetry book, or even Aunt Ida’s Family Recipes, so now what do you do? Consider the possibility of joining a cooperative publishing company unlike any other in Maine that offers guidance, training, and support for you throughout the publishing process and even after your book is in print. Join author, Patsy Baldus, (“Love, Lutefisk, and Lemon Zest Sneakers”) for an evening of fun, information, and reassurance that you can get your works published through Maine Authors Publishing from Thomaston, Maine. Whether you need just an edit, just the design and cover of your book, or just want to print what you already have, this is the company that can help you achieve that. Need all of those services?? Patsy will outline the steps to completing the entire process from editing to printing. Bring your enthusiasm and your questions and expect some audience participation (tinged with humor) for this event!

Nutty Sugar Pumpkin


with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Pumpkins just aren’t for pie! In this at home cooking experience you will make a nutty tasty dish that you bake it in a small sugar pumpkin. The pumpkin is the baking dish and the serving dish all in one.

Maine Driving Dynamics


with Maine Bureau of Highway Safety

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 7, 2022 at 6 pm

This two-class, five hour course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. The course includes attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. The course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving records. It is important that you arrive at class on time, otherwise, you will not receive credit.

Pecan Pie


with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 14, 2022 at 6 pm

This isn't your Grandmas' Pecan Pie, it's mine! Learn how to make this best pecan pie you’ve ever had. You will make the crust from scratch and a filling that is just the right amount of sweet.

Kourabiedes (Greek Wedding Cookies)


with Dianne Duckworth

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 6, 2022 at 6 pm

These traditional Greek cookies will melt in your mouth. Some call them Christmas Cookies, Other Greek Wedding Cookies, you’ll call them delicious! Dianne uses her Yaya’s recipe that has been passed down for generations. These cookies are traditionally made with walnuts. About 20 years ago the Aunties wanted to switch it up and used pecans. The family has used pecans ever since. These cookies make a great gift. However after tasting them you may not want to give them away.

TedX York Beach Feb 10


with Amanda Woods

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 10, 2023 at 5 pm

Join us for an unbelievable community event where we will unleash new ideas, inspire, and inform.... all while bringing the community together in 2023.  Limited space available.

The TEDx program gives communities, organizations and individuals all over the world the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently under managed guidelines from TED.

For more information about this event such as how to apply to become a speaker or to become a sponsor, go to the TedX York Beach site.

This ticket purchase is for entry to the event.

Voices of Us


with Laura Davis

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 15, 2023 at 6:30 pm
1 additional session

Join our facilitator Laura Davis and enrich your reading experience in this discussion group. The September book is The Guest Book by Sarah Blake. The November book is The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Voices of Us was formally known as Voices of Women - This new discussion group is open to anyone and everyone. Fall Dates: 9/14/22 & 11/16/22 Spring Dates: 2/15/22 & 4/26/22

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