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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

 

Course will run

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.)

 

Easy Weekday Breakfasts

$28

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Oct 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Breakfast truly is the most important meal, but who has the time? Now you do, with these easy, make-ahead nourishing breakfasts! We’ll be making loaded breakfast burritos, strawberry shortcake overnight oats, freezer friendly sausage and potato frittata breakfast sandwiches, omelets to go and Mason jar blender fruit smoothies. JoAnne Wood was born in England and comes from a long line of fine British bakers. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, she worked as a pastry chef at fine dining establishments in the San Francisco Bay area. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned Dessert, a baking company in Gorham. Thursday, 10/19, 6:30pm-9:00pm, GMS, $28 Please note our policy: Cooking classes require a 5-day cancellation notice as they require the advance purchase of perishable products. No shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.

 

Full Course

Festive Dessert Bars

$28

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This holiday season, come and get festive and learn all of these delightfully decadent bars: cherry oat streusel bars, spiced pumpkin bars, dark chocolate brownies with four variations to mix things up, lemon cheesecake crumb bars, salted caramel shortbread bars and copycat Starbucks cranberry bliss bars. JoAnne Wood was born in England and comes from a long line of fine British bakers. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, she worked as a pastry chef at fine dining establishments in the San Francisco Bay area. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned Dessert, a baking company in Gorham. Thursday, 11/30, 6:30pm-9:00pm, GMS, $28 Please note our policy: Cooking classes require a 5-day cancellation notice as they require the advance purchase of perishable products. No shows and late cancellations will not be refunded.

 

Full Course

Microsoft PowerPoint (New Users)

$36

with Troy Levesque

Calendar Nov 6, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This 3 day class (2 hours per day) is for individuals who are new to Microsoft PowerPoint. This course covers the basic concepts of how to create a slide show. Students will learn how to create and edit slides, move between and utilize the various views, add photos and clip art, create and manage slide transitions and basic animation. On the last day of class, students will learn how to run and present their presentations effectively. Students are asked to bring a blank thumb drive (1GB max capacity) and a few digital pictures (vacation/family, etc.) to use in their PowerPoint slide show to class. Photos can be stored on the flash drive students bring to class. Troy Levesque has over 27 years of banking experience and spent the last 21 years in some sort of training capacity. 3 classes – Mondays, 11/6-11/20, 6:00-8:00pm, GMS, $36

 

Needle Felting

$59

with Deb Harmon

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn the art of wet felting and needle felting. This is an old-time craft that involves fusing the wool fibers together with hot water and soap (wet felting) and interlocking fibers with a special barbed needle. It is easy to learn but hard to put down! Participants will make either vessels or small landscapes. No experience needed. Register early; this class will take only 10 students. Instructor: Deb Harmon Saturday, 11/4, 9:00am-1:00pm, Gorham Arts Alliance, $59 (materials included) (Gorham Arts Alliance is located at 34 School St., Gorham, ME.)

 

Pilates/ Yoga Combination- Session II

$90

with Theresa Labrecque

Calendar Nov 1, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Join Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Theresa Labrecque, for a class that will blend the core conditioning and full body strengthening of Pilates with the flexibility and lengthening of yoga for a balanced workout for all levels. Theresa Labrecque has been a certified group fitness instructor for over 20 years, teaching Pilates for more than 10 years and Yoga for five. She is committed to providing functional strengthening to all ages and ability levels. Session II: 14 classes, Mondays & Wednesdays, 11/1-12/20 (no class 11/22), 7:00-8:00pm, GMS, $90 Drop-in fee: $8

 





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