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Barre with Amanda - April (Spring 2018)


with Amanda Gunter

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 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.

Barre with Amanda - March (Spring 2018)


with Amanda Gunter

Calendar Mar 5, 2018 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.

Be Heard! – Through the Glass Ceiling: Leadership Speaking Skills for Women


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Dec 13, 2017

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the North America, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government, industry, and in professional firms including Law and Accounting. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In her recent bestseller --Lean In,-- - Sheryl Sandberg , chief operating officer of Facebook  identified one of the major problems holding women back, is the faulty way women communicate to upper management, colleagues, and clients  in business situations. Please join Bonnie Gross, in “the ladies room,” to learn and change speaking  skills to make people recognize the true value of your ideas and help you reach your full potential.

Use  your voice, your tone, and your choice of words as powerful business tools. Communicate  your message so others will listen.

Get rid of negative speech habits such as “um” and poor pronunciation.  

Effectively  use your posture and  facial expression to make people listen to your ideas.

Discover your inner feelings and attitudes about being strong in business.

WOW your audience in presentations

Beginner Hoop Dance (Spring 2018)


with Jennifer Daly

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Hoop dance is an exciting and evolving form of artistic movement and dance that will elevate your mood and help keep you fit! Not only does it burn calories while toning your entire body, but it is also a great way to release stress, quiet your mind and get your creative juices flowing! This class will teach students how to hoop on and off the body, transitions between movements, flow, and tricks. It is geared toward students brand new to hooping or for those ready to move beyond the waist. Specially made adult-sized hoops make it possible for everyone to hoop! Jeni is a certified Levels 1,2 Instructor. She has been teaching classes in Hoop Dance since 2010 at various dance, yoga and wellness centers in ME, NH, and MA. She discovered Hoop Dance while working with a top international dance company in Los Angeles. (Hoops will be available to borrow or purchase for $45) Please note the price is $70.00.

Beginning Beekeeping (Spring 2018)


with William Turner

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

You will learn what you need to begin beekeeping. We’ll cover tools, hive, location for an apiary, how to obtain bees and install them in the hive. A hive opening will be part of the class. You will learn about the life cycle of the bee, what they need to survive and how to care for them year-round. We will offer numerous opportunities to work with live bees in our apiaries so that you get some hand-on experience before your bees arrive. You will be able to purchase bees and equipment through the class, if you choose. One of the class sessions will be outdoors. “Bee” a part of this exciting hobby! If there is enough interest, a cooking with honey class may be added, but there will be an extra charge. Bill Turner is a 34 year veteran of beekeeping, and a former MA bee inspector. Tim Fisher, a retired engineer from Portsmouth Shipyard, has assisted in teaching this class for the last five years. (Required textbook: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, 4th edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile. We will purchase the textbook for you for an additional $29 or you may obtain your own copy) No class on 4/17/2018

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Belly Dance - All Levels (Spring 2018)


with Jennifer Daly

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Lose yourself in the captivating music and movement of Middle Eastern dance in this empowering and energizing class. From sharp & percussive to soft & fluid, you will learn some of the basic movements that make up the foundation of this dance form. Geared toward brand new students and those with some experience, this class will include a comprehensive breakdown of technique, traveling steps and turns, drills, and putting it all together in combinations. Belly Dance is studied and performed by women of all backgrounds and ages. Not only is it a beautiful art form and means of self-expression, it also increases flexibility, tones your abs and helps you to achieve grace, poise, balance and coordination. Please note the price is $65.00.

Birth Order (Spring 2018)


with Cindy Simon

Calendar May 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about how birth order can influence relationship choices, career paths, interactions with children/grandchildren and how your birth order can make you more susceptible e to specific illnesses. Understand yourself and those in your life better, by discovering birth order patterns.

Boating Skills & Seamanship (Spring 2018)


with USCG, Henry Marchi

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Boating Skills and Seamanship is the premier Coast Guard Auxiliary boater education course. It is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. This course qualifies you for a boater education cer­tificate recognized in every state which requires such a cer­tificate, including New Hampshire. Course includes: Which boat is for you; Equipment; Handling; Rules you must follow; Safety. Many insurance companies offer a discount for completing this class.

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