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Art Adventure -The Traveling Sketchbook


with Mary Byrom

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This traveling sketchbook class is for everyone! With just a pen, pencil and sketchbook you can start this creative adventure. This class begins with an overview of different types of sketchbooks, how you can use them and the various supplies you will need. We will look at various techniques you can apply to your sketchbook. Beginner-to-experienced artists will love this process. Sketching develops your observing and drawing skills, increases your visual vocabulary, expands your creativity and is very relaxing. Individual expression and creativity is encouraged. Every week we will meet at a different location. For all levels. This class is perfect for beginners who would like to try a new experience with a minimum expense for supplies. Beginners are very welcome!

Ballroom Dance


with Robin Shaw

Calendar Next session starts Apr 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some fun! You will learn Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, and Swing. Next time you attend a Wedding, anniversary or other social event, you will be ready to dance the night away with confidence. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate this class is for you! Robin Shaw is certified Fred Astaire Dance Instructor. She has been teaching dance since 2002 at the Portsmouth Ballroom and other adult education programs.

Barre with Amanda


with Amanda Gunter

Calendar Next session starts Apr 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.

(Exercise, workout, gym, yoga)

Cardio Sculpt for Women


with Lisa Robertson

Calendar Next session starts Apr 2, 2019 at 3:15 pm
1 additional session on May 2, 2019

This judgement-free zone is intended to get women of all fitness levels moving and healthy. A fun, balanced and effective workout that includes short cardio bursts and weight lifting to improve muscular fitness and boost cardiovascular efficiency. Using a variety of exercises and equipment, this class will keep participants moving and loving it from March through May.

(Exercise, workout, gym)

Home Composting


with Regina Donnell

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 9, 2019

Start your home composting this spring with the simple information in this class. Learn the different types of composting containers, the various types of vegetation that can be composted, the science behind the process, and the value to you and the environment. Regina is a Master Gardener and Master Composter from York County Extension. She has been a lifelong gardener, worked professionally in landscape maintenance, and in her retirement is focusing on her 1.5 acre property. Session Start Dates: 1) April 25 -Rain Date May 2 2) May 9-Rain Date May 16

Indoor Walking Trails and Fitness Stations

Calendar Next session starts Mar 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

Come in from the cold and walk around the Middle School. Choose “trails” with stairs or without. Fitness stations around the building will help build muscle tone while you walk the trails.

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense)


with York Police Department

Calendar Next session starts May 7, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This self-defense course is for women only. The course is taught by Officers Jamie Rooney and Nick Piskopanis. The program is designed to reinforce self-awareness skills as well as teach basic self-defense moves. The class is a total of 12 hours. The York Police Department sponsors the class and so it is FREE for all participants. The only cost to the participant is their time. We ask that if you sign up, you show up. The class is appropriate for students 16 years and older. For more information about the RAD program check out their website at:

Walking with Poles for Exercise or Balance


with Lauren DeLong

Let’s get outside and enjoy! Burn 40% more calories, gain balance, and reduce joint strain by walking with poles. Nordic Walking is a smart physical outdoor activity with maximum health benefits for old and young. Poles provided. This personalized 1 1/2 hour training session will get you started. Lauren will work with you one-on-one or in a group with Friends.You decide! Lauren DeLong is the owner of and a certified Nordic Walking instructor. She teaches Nordic Walking throughout New England, South Carolina, and Florida.

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