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Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Session II

$29

with William Allen

Calendar Jun 19, 2021 at 10 am

Want to try the fastest-growing paddle sport in the nation? Here is a great opportunity for the novice SUP-er or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler. Come join Bill & Katelyn Perry and learn the essential skills and knowledge you need for Stand-Up Paddling, on boards especially designed for ease of use and learning. In a one-day on-the-water instruction, we will cover the basics of SUP’s, types of boards, getting on and off, basic paddle strokes and essential safety issues. Then there will be plenty of time to practice in a quiet, flat water environment. Paddle boards and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. Co-owners of Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Bill and daughter Katelyn, have over 30 years of paddling experience and instruction between them. All classes will be held at Sebago Trails Paddling Co., 1311 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond.

Session II, Saturday, 6/19, 10:00am-1:00pm, Sebago Trails Paddling Co., $29

*Please check website for Covid-19 protocols: https://sebagotrails.com/important-message-covid-19/

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Session III

$29

with William Allen

Calendar Jun 26, 2021 at 10 am

Want to try the fastest-growing paddle sport in the nation? Here is a great opportunity for the novice SUP-er or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler. Come join Bill & Katelyn Perry and learn the essential skills and knowledge you need for Stand-Up Paddling, on boards especially designed for ease of use and learning. In a one-day on-the-water instruction, we will cover the basics of SUP’s, types of boards, getting on and off, basic paddle strokes and essential safety issues. Then there will be plenty of time to practice in a quiet, flat water environment. Paddle boards and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. Co-owners of Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Bill and daughter Katelyn, have over 30 years of paddling experience and instruction between them. All classes will be held at Sebago Trails Paddling Co., 1311 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond.

Session III, Saturday, 6/26, 10:00am-1:00pm, Sebago Trails Paddling Co., $29

*Please check website for Covid-19 protocols : https://sebagotrails.com/important-message-covid-19/ 

Virtual Book Nook

$54

with Shila Cook

Calendar Jun 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Come join me, Shila Cook, for Gorham Adult Education’s virtual book club! This nine 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 texts on first glance, and going over how the other three 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 book that will be shipped to you! So 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!

Tuesdays 6/29, 7/20, 8/10 and Wednesday 9/1, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, virtual, $54

 

Virtual Book Nook (Summer)

$54

with Shila Cook

Calendar Jun 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Come join me, Shila Cook, for Gorham Adult Education’s virtual book club! This nine 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 texts on first glance, and going over how the other three 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 book that will be shipped to you! So 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! Tuesdays 6/29, 7/20, 8/10 and Wednesday 9/1, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, virtual, $54

Virtual Class - Upcycled Recycled Driftwood Trees

$24

with Chris Toy

Move over, Bonsai Trees! A handcrafted tabletop driftwood tree will add a touch of the Maine coast to your home decor. Join Chris Toy for this fun, hands on craft activity using driftwood, sticks, and recycled wire from political signs. This is one decorative tree that lasts all year long. Chris will supply all the materials, but feel free to use your own supplies from your walks along the shore. All you need is a battery powered drill, garden clippers and a measuring tool. In addition to teaching cooking and leading outdoor adventures Chris creates upcycled crafts by combing the coastline for driftwood, beach stones and recycled wire from political signs. His work can be viewed on Facebook at Acadian Driftwood Arts.

Self-paced class, virtual, $24 

Will run

Virtual Class - Fantastic Photo Finishes- Organize & Edit Images with Your iPhone/iPad Photos App

$39

with Boomer Tech

This is a natural follow-up to the first course (Taking Awesome Pictures with Your iPhone/iPad Camera), but is a stand-alone course as well. The focus here is on editing images as well as knowing how to organize images and video on iPhones or iPads. Other areas of focus include using the “For You” section (ready-made slide shows), creating, using, and sharing albums, and search.

Self Paced class through BoomerTECH, virtual, $39

Virtual Class - Taking Awesome Pictures with Your iPhone/iPad Camera

$39

with Boomer Tech

This is a step-by-step guide to taking beautiful pictures, appropriate for novice photographers and anyone who wants to significantly upgrade their photography skills. Students will learn to take photos, portraits, slo-motion, panos, and more. Also students will learn about camera settings for proper focus and exposure, High Dynamic Range, and picture composition.

Self Paced class through BoomerTECH, virtual, $39

Will run

Virtual Cooking Classes with Chris Toy

$54

with Chris Toy

Join cooking instructor and best selling Chinese cookbook author Chris Toy as he shares some of his favorite recipes from his new cookbook, Easy Chinese Cookbook: Restaurant Favorites Made Simple. The class will include 3 full length step by step videos of Chris demonstrating some of his recipes. There will also be video tips for buying and caring for a wok and for selecting, sharpening, and caring for a Chinese cleaver. You will be provided with Chris Toy's email and cell phone number so you can contact him directly for support before, during, and after the class. You will also receive a signed copy of his cookbook that will be available at the Gorham Adult Education office. After registering for the class please call to set up a time to pick up your book. 

Selp-paced, virtual, $54, includes cookbook

*Class links and any additional materials will be emailed prior to the start of class.





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