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Start Writing: An Intro to Creative Writing


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Start writing that great American novel that rests within you! Learn about a writer’s notebook, the pre-writing process, poetry, and publication pitfalls. Enjoy two nights of exploring creative writing in a friendly environment.

Voice-Overs..NOW is YOUR Time!


with Dan Levine

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In what could be the most enlightening 2 hours you’ve ever spent, find out how you can actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, flms, videos, and more. Learn a unique way to break into this creative, fulfilling, and potentially lucrative industry. Voice-overs can be managed on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with minimal overhead! Dan Levine is a 1992 Tony Award nominee for the score of the Broadway musical ‘Anna Karenina.’ He has won many awards for his commercial productions, as well, including a national Clio Award and several local advertising ADDY Awards.

Sterling Silver Bezel Ring


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Design and form your own sterling silver ring with a bezel set stone. Learn the basic techniques of soldering, fusing, light forging and forming, and bezel setting to complete your beautiful piece of jewelry. Bring a stone, sea glass or beach stone of your choice for the ring or use a small black onyx that is provided. 

Alice Carroll, who has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Rochester Technology of Art, School for American Crafts, was an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in NC for two years. She came back to Maine in 1994 and has been teaching at Heartwood College of Art, Sanctuary Arts, and River Tree Arts.


Get What You Want: Communication Tips


with Rob Kanzer

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 30, 2020 at 6 pm

“It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” is only partially true. The words you speak are very important, yet what the receiver hears, understands, and feels about what you say is just as important. Effective communication strategies such as recognizing social and non-verbal cues, listening, and ethical persuasion will prepare you for meetings at work, family gatherings, or just making plans with friends.

Beginning Beekeeping


with Bill Turner, Tim Fisher, Amy Forester

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 31, 2020 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, and 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. 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 before 3/21 or you may obtain your own copy.)

Maine Driftwood Heart Wall Hanging


with Cherie Herne

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Make a gorgeous drifwood heart wall hanging for someone you love! Join drifwood artist, Cherie Herne, and her assistant Salty Gals for this special evening of creativity and fun. We’ll supply instruction and everything you need to create this truly beautiful driftwood heart including hand-drilled drifwood nuggets and chunks dredged from the Saco River after being tumbled in the river bed for 100+ years. Registration includes all supplies.


Crochet for Beginners


with Pam Jones

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Want to learn to crochet? Join Pam and learn basic crochet instruction and stitches. Skeins of yarn will be provided (or bring your own) and various crochet hooks for you to try. By the end of class you will have a scarf. Pam will also help with other crochet projects if you want to bring them with you for guidance.


First Aid CPR AED for Adult/Child/Infant


with Elle Zuckerman

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on May 12, 2020

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed in order to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive.

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