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Gorham Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Water Based Media


with Zach Adams

Calendar Sep 29, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Come explore the basics of watercolors and other water based media (gouache, india ink watercolor pencils). We will explore different techniques and materials for creating unique works of art. All levels are welcome. This class will be more focused on guided painting sessions, learning techniques such as image transferring, but more advanced students are welcome to use this as an open studio time to explore unique techniques and styles. Materials will be provided.

5 classes, Wednesdays, 9/29 - 11/3 ( no class on 10/20), 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Community Arts Center, $59

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Brain Fitness


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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Beginner Guitar


with Jessica Zdanys

Calendar Sep 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 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. The class will be set at a gradual pace, with individualized attention and emphasis on understanding and enjoyment.

4 Classes, Thursdays, 9/30 - 10/21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Community Arts Center, $59

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Nature Walk – Horton Woods
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Nature Walk – Horton Woods


with Amy Witt

Did you know that for many cultures the spirit of the forest is usually found dwelling in the very oldest, most gnarled white pine tree, known as the Grandmother tree? Come meet the Grandmother of Horton Woods and learn about the secrets of the other trees that inhabit this beautiful 100 acre preserve. This parcel is comprised of a diverse variety of ecological habitats including mature upland forest, fields, marsh, stream vernal pools and wetland and is part of Saco Bay Trails. The hike is approximately 3.5 miles and we will meet at the trailhead located at 464 Buxton Road in Saco.

Amy Witt is a Naturalist, Horticulturist, Educator, and Director of Earth Walkers ( She offers a variety of nature-based programs, garden consultations, and leads people on journeys to invigorate their heart and fully experience Nature in more spiritual ways.

Saturday, 10/2 (rain date 10/3), 9:00am - 11:00am, Horton Woods, $29

Needle Felt Fairy Houses
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Needle Felt Fairy Houses


with Jessica Zdanys

Beginners and advanced needle felters welcome! Attendees will receive standard felting materials (2 needles, foam square, various colors of felt) as well as basic needle felt instructions to build 3D creations. The instructor will support students as they design their own unique fairy house inspired by different images and samples of fairy houses. Materials will be provided.

2 classes, Saturdays, 10/2 & 10/9, 9:00am - 11:00am, Community Arts Center, $50

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


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

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

Wild Botanical Jewelry and Candles


with Sophie Roblin

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn to identify wildflowers, ferns, trees in short hikes through the woods of Tannery Brook Park and selectively harvest specimens to create jewelry and candles from different materials, including resin, polymer clay and wax. Materials will be provided.

5 classes, Wednesdays, 10/6 - 11/10 (no class on 10/20), 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Community Arts Center, $40

Beginner’s Introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi (Virtual)


with Frederick Mesloh

Calendar Oct 9, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Qigong and Tai Chi are Chinese exercises that have been used by humans for centuries to build strength, stability and balance as well as other general health benefits. The course is designed to introduce or re-introduce the participant to this ancient exercise form. Studies have demonstrated that qigong and tai chi practices can improve sleep, balance, strength and mental focus while reducing stress. Some of the goals of the program are to develop mental vitality and increased tranquility, nurture and strengthen the body and develop spiritual vitality and happiness. Frederick Mesloh has been practicing Tai Chi for years and in 2020 graduated from Dr. Yang’s Evidence-Based Qigong and Tai Chi program as a certified instructor.

4 classes, Saturdays, 10/9-10/30, 11:00am-12:00pm, virtual, $15

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