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Cuban Salsa


with Anna Golendukhina

Calendar Nov 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join us for an introduction to Cuban Salsa! Learn the basics of the Salsa footwork and some simple, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor! Learn how to connect with any partner and build your confidence dancing to different styles and tempos of music. This is one workout you won't want to miss! Partner is not required, but recommended. 

Dim Sum and Then Some


with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get ready to explore the flavors of Dim Sum, a traditional Chinese meal with small plates and big flavors! Join Chris Toy as he makes hands-on potstickers, wantons, veggie egg rolls and spare ribs! Experience all the flavors of Chinatown (and China!) close to home! This meal can be made vegetarian. Bring containers for leftovers. Food fee included.

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Dress Your Best: Natural Coloring & Face Shape


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Nov 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Dress your best! Master the art of flattery - when it comes to colors, shapes, necklines, and hairstyles! Learn to make the most of your physical features with tips from Candace Sanborn, a marketing expert with 30 years of experience teaching companies, organizations, and individuals how to market themselves. Find out how to make the most of your face shape and coloring, while learning tips and tricks for choosing glasses, hairstyles, necklines, and more! Be the best version of yourself and feel the difference! 

Fermenting Sauerkraut and Kimchi


with Kate McCarty

Calendar Oct 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Come learn the process of making your own sauerkraut or kimchi through the wonders of fermentation. This hands-on food preservation workshop taught by UMaine Extension volunteers and staff will teach you the basic steps for fermenting. Learn the basics, such as preserving equipment, recommended recipes and ingredients, and enjoy the ease of fermentation. You will start a batch of sauerkraut or kimchi, learn the steps towards fermentation, and take your first batch home to finish. $20 materials fee paid directly to instructor. 

Gardening for Mindfulness


with Amy Witt

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Find out how to make the most of your garden! Gardening and mindfulness connect us to the natural world around us, which can help us find peace and balance in our everyday lives. Discover the joys of incorporating mindfulness into your gardening practices and reap the benefits - in more ways than one! Design a mindful garden using strategies that are meant to enhance the possibilities of mindful gardening. Find out how to make the most of your garden this spring! 

Holiday Tiki Party


with Bow Street Market

Calendar Nov 13, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get ready for the holidays with the best of RUMS from Sebago Lake Distillery! With Maine passion, and Maine ingredients, our friends from Sebago Lake Distillery have come up with some awesome cocktails to start the holiday festivities. Join us to taste these craftsman quality spirits. Make mine from Maine! Refreshments included. For questions on the night of class, please call Paula: (207) 831-1922. 

Intermediate Acrylic Painting


with Pat Casey

Calendar Sep 26, 2019 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

If you've taken a beginner's course or have some previous painting experience, this course will help you continue to explore acrylics. Begin at your own skill level and work at your own pace. Review mixing colors, choosing and preparing supports, adding texture; then on to using acrylic gels and other mediums (including mixed media art), composing a still life, and painting landscapes/seascapes from photos. We encourage experimentation and expanding your painting horizons. Optional project: painting BIG (using a 20" x 30" or similar size canvas). Provide your own materials (listed on our website). Students can email Pat at with questions, including where to buy materials, etc. 

Intermediate Quickbooks


with Carolyn Jensen

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Many small businesses and individuals with multiple revenue streams use QuickBooks Online to manage their finances. This course is designed for those who are already familiar with Intuit’s product offerings and are looking to optimize their money management practices and grow their businesses. While we’ll focus on highlighting the overlooked and underutilized features QuickBooks has to offer, we will also address (and hopefully solve!) your questions, concerns and issues regarding your personal situation.

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