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Brain Fitness

$30

with Donna Davis

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

*****Please note that the location has changed from Gorham House to Gorham Middle School*****

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 – Thursdays, 9/30-12/2 no class on 11/11 or 11/25, 10:30am-11:30am, GMS, $30

*****Please note that the location has changed from Gorham House to Gorham Middle School*****

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Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? (Virtual Course) -Session I
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Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? (Virtual Course) -Session I

Free

with Recovery Anonymous Food Addicts

Calendar Oct 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers a solution for all forms of food addiction. Many people are finding recovery in FA from obesity, under-eating, bulimia, and obsession with food and weight. There are no dues or fees. Come join a one night Zoom informational session. To preserve confidentiality, call coordinator for access information (207) 529-5550, or email FA.Newcastle@gmail.com.

Session I: Instructor: Kate V. Tuesday, 10/5, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Location: Virtual Fee: Free (Please call to register for class)

What’s All the Fuss About Gluten

$25

with Joanne Andersen

Calendar Oct 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We read every day about the risks of gluten and wonder why wheat is so bad. Maybe you’re wondering how to avoid gluten when it seems to be in so many things. Joanne is going to break it down for you. Even for those who may not be gluten sensitive there may be benefits to avoiding it. We will look at the way wheat has evolved and why gluten may be affecting our health.

Joanne is a retired practical nurse and has a master degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Joanne has experienced and understands the issues of gluten sensitivity and would like to share what she has learned over the past twenty years as she traveled the journey to a healthy lifestyle of eating gluten free. Joanne will also provide some gluten free snacks for taste testing.

Wednesday, 10/20, 6:30pm-8:30pm, GMS, $25

Introduction to QuickBooks Online

$74

with Brenda Doloff

Calendar Oct 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

QuickBooks is an accounting software that helps small businesses keep records of their transactions--cash sales, sales on account, bills, expenses, and much more. It is not required that students have a subscription to Quickbooks Online. This four-week class is designed to introduce students to the basics of Quickbooks Online. Students will be introduced to the dashboard, navigation bar, settings menu, and global create button. Additionally, students will be shown how to do the following: Create a company, set up a few accounts and create a list of products and services; Add customers and vendors; Create invoices and sales receipts; Enter bills and expenses; Independent practice will be impossible for students who do not have a subscription. However, a part of each hour-long class involves asking students to volunteer to give instructions as to where to go to complete certain tasks to review what they have learned.

Instructor: Brenda Doloff

Thursdays, 10/21 - 12/9 (No class 11/11, 11/25) 5:30 – 7:00 PM for 6 classes Location: Online/Virtual Fee: $74

Maine Driving Dynamics

$46

with Instructor TBA

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 6 pm

Maine’s Driving Dynamics course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. Students completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches this course.

2 classes – Monday, 10/25 & Wednesday, 10/27, 6:00-8:30pm, GMS, $46 See additional listing for age 65 and older.

Maine Driving Dynamics - 65 and Older

$30

with Instructor TBA

Calendar Oct 25, 2021 at 6 pm

Maine’s Driving Dynamics course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. Students completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches this course.

2 classes – Monday, 10/25 & Wednesday, 10/27, 6:00-8:30pm, GMS, $30 (Fee for those 65 and over)

Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? (Virtual Course) -Session II
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Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? (Virtual Course) -Session II

Free

with Recovery Anonymous Food Addicts

Calendar Nov 6, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers a solution for all forms of food addiction. Many people are finding recovery in FA from obesity, under-eating, bulimia, and obsession with food and weight. There are no dues or fees. Come join a one night Zoom informational session. To preserve confidentiality, call coordinator for access information (207) 529-5550, or email FA.Newcastle@gmail.com.

Session II: Instructor: Kate V. Saturday, 11/6, 8:30-10:30AM Location: Virtual Fee: Free (Please call to register for class)

Essential Oils “DIY” Holiday Gifts (Virtual)

$15

with Elissa Nauman

Calendar Nov 29, 2021

Are you looking to give your friends and family something special this holiday season, made by you? In this "DIY" video tutorial, you will learn to create easy and customizable essential oil items that will impress and amaze whomever receives them! You will be guided to make room/linen, body, or hand sanitizer sprays, a foaming hand soap, scented bath salts, and a roller bottle blend. The video link will be emailed to all who have registered, along with a list of materials needed for the featured items, a document of the instructions to download or print out, and other helpful information.

Elissa Nauman is a health educator/coach and owner of Restoring Through Nature, LLC, where she guides clients to achieve their physical, emotional, and spiritual health goals with the support of essential oils. She has a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychological Services, is a Certified Essential Oils Coach, and is currently enrolled in a Chakra Therapist Certification program.

Monday, 11/29, self-paced virtual class, $19

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