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Balsam Fir Kissing Ball Workshop

$14

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Dec 5, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun filled class! Create a gift, bring the fragrance of Christmas into your home and keep Maine green this Christmas. Using materials provided, you will make a beautiful, 16” full arrangement of Maine balsam decorated with red ribbons. Your kissing ball is designed to be hung in an archway or outdoors. It will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the balsam in a fragrant sachet. Please bring gloves and small hand pruners to class. Materials fee: $12 payable to the instructor. Materials for additional kissing balls will be available for purchase. Tom and Lorraine Lindstedt are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators and operate Woodlot Management & Products; a local family owned and operated tree farm. Tuesday, 12/5, 7:00-9:00pm, GMS, $14

 

Balsam Fir Wreath Workshop

$14

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Make a beautiful, fresh, 24” (approx.) balsam fir Christmas wreath. This class is filled with fun and laughter. Create a gift, continue a Maine tradition and keep Maine green this Christmas. Beginners become instant wreath makers with the help of easy clamp rings. Your wreath will remain fresh throughout the holidays and beyond. After the holidays, recycle the ring and use the balsam in a fragrant sachet. Please bring gloves and small hand pruners to class. Materials fee: $10, payable to instructor. Materials for additional wreaths will be available for purchase. Tom and Lorraine Lindstedt are experienced wreath makers, crafters and educators and operate Woodlot Management & Products; a local family owned and operated tree farm. Thursday, 11/30, 7:00-9:00pm, GMS, $14

 

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Basic Bike Maintenance
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Basic Bike Maintenance

$28

with Bruce Wallingford

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join instructor and owner of Ernie’s Cycle Shop, Bruce Wallingford, for a three-part series of classes focused on basic bike maintenance: tire changing, fixing a flat, putting a chain on, quick adjustments, etc. Students are welcome to bring their personal bike. 3 classes – Mondays, 9/11-9/25, 6:00-7:30pm, GMS, $28

For a list of upcoming bike events/races in Maine, visit http://www.bikemaine.org/Events

Basic Computer Lab
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Basic Computer Lab

$5

with Instructor TBA

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 3 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Join us during our Basic Computer Lab starting on Mondays in late September as students from Gorham High School offer their expertise in topics ranging from setting up an email account, simple word processing to navigating the Internet. Space is limited! Students wishing to attend should contact Gorham Adult Education at 222-1095 to reserve their spot! Students will have the opportunity to have their basic computer questions answered: * basic computer terminology * setting up an email account * attaching files/pictures within an email * navigating the Internet * simple word processing: creating/saving documents Mondays, 9/25-12/4 (no class 10/9), 3:00-4:00pm, GMS Computer Lab (A137), $5/per class drop-in fee

 

Beginner Guitar
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Beginner Guitar

$64

with Thomas Brown

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Participants will learn about guitar mechanics and maintenance, chord strumming, scales, music theory and basic music reading that will help you play your favorite popular songs. This class will be set at a gradual pace, with individualized attention and emphasis on understanding and enjoyment. Students are asked to bring a guitar to class (instructor will have 1-2 on hand). Register early; this class will take only 10 students. Instructor: Thomas Brown 6 classes – Tuesdays, 9/19-10/24, 6:00-7:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $64 (Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, ME.)

 

Beyond Beginner Guitar

$64

with Thomas Brown

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

So you have the basics, now let’s keep those fingers strumming. We will further develop your skills, increase your knowledge of the fret board and learn some simple finger picking. Register early; this class will take only 10 students. Instructor: Thomas Brown 6 classes – Tuesdays, 11/7-12/12, 6:00-7:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $64 (Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, ME.)

 

Brain Fitness

$25

with Donna Davis

Calendar Oct 4, 2017 at 10:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Would you like to train your brain to function at a higher level? Do you exercise to improve your physical fitness? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then read on…this class is for you. You may realize the importance of physical exercise, yet rarely do we think of the need to perform fitness training for our brain. Brain fitness is now recognized as a key ingredient in our overall well-being and quality of life. Scientists now believe that the brain is able to grow new dendrites and neurons. These exercises can benefit anyone, regardless of age or cognitive ability. This is achieved by stimulating the brain with challenging, novel-enriched activities. Donna Davis has been the Activity Director at the Gorham House for over twenty years delivering quality programming to the Residents who live there. 8 classes – Wednesdays, 10/4-11/22, 10:30-11:30am, Gorham House, $25

 

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Chalk Painting Furniture/Kitchen Cabinets
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Chalk Painting Furniture/Kitchen Cabinets

$40

with Miki Earle

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Is there furniture in your home that needs a fresh look? Been dreaming of a new kitchen? This class is for YOU! Each student will learn the simple Royal Chalk 4 step system for your furniture in this two evening course. You will learn how to create any look you desire…vintage, cottage, antiqued, modern…. in any painted color you desire at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets or new furniture. Wood, MDF, Laminate can all be painted. No experience required! Miki Earle, creator of The Royal Chalk paint line, has taught hundreds of DIY students to successfully refinish furniture and cabinetry. 1st class: bring a VERY small portable piece of furniture or wooden craft to paint and a 1-cup sample of flat low-primer paint (Home Depot BEHR Premium Plus flat sheen, 8 ounces is a good choice). Please NO chairs with spindles. 2nd night: you will apply enhancement techniques and wax or topcoat to your painted piece. Wear paint clothes and bring a small drop cloth. All materials, paint and tools will be provided. Materials fee: $25, payable to the instructor. 2 classes – Wednesdays, 9/20 & 9/27, 5:30-8:30pm (set-up begins at 5:30pm and instruction at 6pm), GMS, $40

 





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