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Advanced German: Session III


with Valeska Hornschild-Bear

Calendar Nov 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Perhaps you took German in college years ago and would now like to refresh your knowledge? Or maybe you are planning a trip to Germany and would like to know the most important phrases to get around? Let’s get together and exchange our knowledge of the German language and learn about the rich culture, various traditions, and the German lifestyle in general. The class is held in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, open to everyone. For more information about beginner classes, please email Kelli at 

American Sign Language: I


with Martin Samelson

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn sign language communication with Martin Samelson, energetic college ASL professor and job coach for deaf individuals. Enhance your communication with deaf and hard of hearing family, friends, coworkers, and customers. Late-deafened adults are welcome. No previous sign language experience is necessary.   

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American Sign Language: II


with Martin Samelson

Calendar Oct 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

ASL II is designed to raise your skill level and provide a "user-friendly" place to practice the manual alphabet, finger-spelling, numbers, vocabulary (hand shape, location, movement), grammar, and familiar phrases. Our goal is to build confidence for communication with Deaf and Hard of Hearing family, friends, co-workers and customers. Your growing awareness of Deaf culture will build understanding with a goal of bridging the communication gap between Deaf and hearing cultures. College students, serious high school students, "baby sign" users, and Late-Deafened adults are welcome to join the class. Some previous sign language experience is helpful.

Chardonnays from Around the World


with Bow Street Market

Calendar Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

From Around the World...Burgundy, Piedmonte, South Africa, and California. . . What do they have in common? Chardonnay! Join Bow Street Market's wine expert, Paula Truman, as we taste our way through the best Chardonnays from across the globe. One grape, different production, different soil. Taste and learn about some of the various flavors with one of the world's favorite wines! Refreshments included. For questions on the night of class, please call Paula: (207) 831-1922. 

Coastal Charm: Sebasco & Beyond


with Kelli Park

Calendar Sep 20, 2019 at 8:30 am

Let’s venture out to Phippsburg and explore the nooks and crannies of the coast by boat! First stop: a local bakery and cafe for homemade pastries and coffee. We’ll make our way to Sebasco Harbor Resort, home of the Ruth - a classic 38-foot wooden boat AND the oldest continuously operating passenger boat in Maine! Let’s enjoy the crisp fall air aboard the Ruth with a guided tour as we weave our way in and out of rugged islands and hidden harbors. Enjoy lunch on the seaside patio at The Ledges Pub and relax with a million-dollar view of the coastline after we return from our cruise! After we leave Sebasco, we’ll make a quick stop at Fort Popham State Historic Site to learn about the history of Phippsburg and see Popham Beach from a different angle. Remind yourself why you live on the coast of Maine! Included in cost: light breakfast from a local cafe (pastry and coffee), guided 1.5 hour cruise on the Ruth, and transportation. Lunch at The Ledges Pub not included in cost. Space is limited to 14 participants, so sign up early! Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. This trip is family-friendly. Bring your sense of adventure!

Couch to 5k


with Rachel Mills

Calendar Sep 4, 2019 at 6:30 am

Always wanted to run a road race?  Designed for the beginner runner, this 8 week program will get you up and moving, just in time for fall race season.  Each session will include some strength training as well as building up your running time.  All you need are running shoes and the desire to run a 5k.  Classes will be 30-45 minutes long.  

Participants should bring a water bottle to class.

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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