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Line Dancing 101
with Melissa Adams
NO DROP INS DUE TO COVID-19
Do you like to dance and have a good time? Come on out and give line dancing a try! This class is tons of fun and a great way to get some exercise without knowing it. We will learn choreographed dances to the newest music, some country and much more. Our class will start super simple and we will kick it up a small notch at the end for those who really like a challenge or have already done this before. No experience or partner necessary. Students are asked to wear shoes without grips on the bottom. Melissa Adams has been dancing for more than 25 years and began to teach five years ago to share her passion with others.
8 classes – Tuesdays, 2/23-4/13, 5:45-6:45pm, GMS, $70
Zumba - Session II
with Barbara Kenney
NO DROP INS DUE TO COVID-19
Dance to great music, with great people and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Zumba is the perfect combo of fun and fitness. You don’t need any previous dance experience, just bring your dancing feet and join the fun! You’ll love the workout and the results. Barbara Kenney has been a certified Zumba instructor since 2010. Barbara holds a Masters of Business Education, Masters of Business Science and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. She loves to dance, teach and especially enjoys when her students are having a great time.
Wednesdays - Session II, 6 classes, 4/7-5/19 (no class on 4/21) 5:30pm - 6:30pm, GMS, $65
Chords are Key to Piano
with Don Pride
In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give yourself years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. You can learn all the chords you will need to play any song in one session. Any song! Any style! Any key! Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it, how to form the three main types of chords, how to handle different keys and time signatures, how to avoid “counting” and how to simplify over 12,000 complex chords. Beginners can print out a free pamphlet on reading music by going online to http://www.pianofun.com/downloads/notes.html.
Don Pride is a professional musician, teacher and composer who plays throughout the United States. He is a member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra and leads The Don Pride Band. Don teaches at the University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, the Portland Conservatory of Music and in his private studio.
Tuesday, 4/13, 6:00pm-8:30pm, GMS Band Room, $59 (includes $29 book fee)
Virtual Book Nook - Session II
with Shila Cook
Come join me, Shila Cook, for Gorham Adult Education’s virtual book club! This ten week book club will read three texts and meet four times. The first time we ‘meet’ we will be getting to know each other, discussing our opinions of the chosen books at first glance, and going over how the other meetings will go. What better way to enjoy the kind of easy connection that only books can create, then from the virtual comfort of our own homes? The cost of the course includes the first read that will be shipped to you the first week of the club. Now to answer the big question: what are we going to be reading? That is up to the club! Once you register you will receive an email from me asking you to pick your top 5 choices, and we will be reading the three that get the most votes! Good books discussed with friends; what could be better?
Session II: 4 classes - Tuesdays, 4/13, 5/4, 5/25 and 6/15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, virtual, $54 (includes 1st book)
Just Once Guitar for Busy People
with Don Pride
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Class limited to 9 students. Students age 13+ are welcome. Don Pride is a professional musician, teacher and composer who plays throughout the United States. He is a member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra and leads The Don Pride Band. Don teaches at the University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, the Portland Conservatory of Music and in his private studio.
Wednesday, 4/14, 6:00pm-8:30pm, GMS, $59 (includes $29 book fee)
Native Plants for Winged Companions
with Amy Witt
Gardens bring delight to gardeners, visitors, and people passing by. They can also provide important habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and other winged insects that bring your landscape to life with activity. Native plants provide the best enticement for seasonal and year-round residents. Whether you have a small urban space or several acres, discover and learn about 15 native plants that attract and best serve our winged companions by providing adequate sources of food, water, nesting sites and shelter. Amy Witt is the founder and director of Earth Walkers, based in Cape Elizabeth, which provides nature-based educational programs, event planning and garden consulting services. She is also a Maine Master Naturalist and horticulturist with many years of experience developing, coordinating and providing educational programs and events in Southern Maine.
Monday, 4/26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, GMS, $48
Introduction to Medicine Wheel Gardens
with Amy Witt
A medicine wheel is a way of creating sacred space and calling forth the healing energies of nature. Whether a colorful outdoor circle, miniature dish or windowsill creation, you will learn the steps and resources needed to design and plant a medicine wheel garden that meets your needs for creating and using a sacred space. Amy Witt is the founder and director of Earth Walkers, based in Cape Elizabeth, which provides nature-based educational programs, event planning and garden consulting services. She is also a Maine Master Naturalist and horticulturist with many years of experience developing, coordinating and providing educational programs and events in Southern Maine.
Wednesday, 5/5, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, GMS, $48
Virtual Class - Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? - Session II
with Recovery Anonymous Food Addicts
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 the one night Zoom informational sessions. Call coordinator Kate V. for access information 207-529-5550.
Session II, Tuesday, 5/11, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, virtual, free
Please call: Kate V at 207-529-5550 to register