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Crown of Maine Nerd Championship

$15

with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 7, 2023 at 6 pm
3 additional sessions through May 2, 2023

Are you secretly a nerd?  Does your family know?  Do your friends know?  Well we think it is about time that you let you inner nerd out and join us for an evening of fun!!!!!

We will be hosting an evening of learning how to cook a special something (recipe will be given out before you leave) and then breaking up into teams and being quizzed on how much you know!

The winning team will get a little prize!  Dress up as our theme for the evening and get even more points for your team!!!!  Want to bring a snack to share that goes along with the theme?  Go for it....Bring the recipe so that you can share it with everyone else!

Here is our months/themes:

Jan - Harry Potter

Feb - Jurassic Park

Mar - Avengers

Apr - Stranger Things

May - Star Wars

Cost is $15 per person, per night.  We will be holding this event at our kitchen in the Alternative Education building across the street from Skyway Middle School.

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED (New Certs.)

$75

with Shawn Newell

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 11, 2023 at 9 am

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.  The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.  The program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the needs of various training needs of diverse audiences.

No previous training is required, and certification is good for 2-years.

Stained Glass Beginner's Workshop

$65

with Lisa Wark

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 18, 2023 at 10 am

Glass with Class has teamed up with Adult Education to offer beginner classes.

If you are wanting to learn stained glass from start to finish then this is the class for you!  You will be learning the art of Tiffany-stained glass and making your own bird suncatcher.  You will learn the process from cutting the glass, to grinding, soldering, and finishing your pieces.  You must be registered at least one week before the class starts. Lisa will have one pattern that you will all be working on. 

We will be using lead and chemicals during this process as well as sharp glass.  Safety equipment will be provided, and you will be asked to wear them during your class as well as signing a waiver.

Please do not wear nice clothes as you will be getting dirty during the class.

Space is limited to 8.  This will be at the new location in Caribou, 53 Herschel St.

Northern Viewpoint Book Club - March - 1984

$10

with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2023 at 6 pm

Winston Smith toes the Party line, rewriting history to satisfy the demands of the Ministry of Truth. With each lie he writes, Winston grows to hate the Party that seeks power for its own sake and persecutes those who dare to commit thoughtcrimes. But as he starts to think for himself, Winston can’t escape the fact that Big Brother is always watching...

 

A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel’s hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions—a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

 

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all.  And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.    A recording of the class is included as well.   The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. 

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”     
  • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm

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, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it.  This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure at all.   And since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.   A recording of the class is included as well.  Class limited to 15 students.  For ages 13+. 

 

Topics include:

  •       How chords work in a song
  •       How to form the three main types of chords
  •       How to tune your guitar
  •       Basic strumming patterns
  •       How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid)
  •       How to play along with simple tunes

Northern Viewpoint Book Club - April - All American Boys

$10

with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 6, 2023 at 6 pm

A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?

There were witnesses: Quinn Collins—a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan—and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team—half of whom are Rashad’s best friends—start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.

Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this four-starred reviewed tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken directly from today’s headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.

Intro to Bee Keeping

$95

with Patty Drake

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2023 at 9 am

Ever thought about getting into bees, but are unsure as to what it takes?Here is your chance to get the low down on all things Honey Bee!!

During this session we will cover such topics as:

Basic Bee information (and some not so basic)

Start up

Hive Management

Pest Control

Over Wintering

Feeding

Honey Harvesting

And more

If weather permits we will do a open hive inspection (bring a long sleeve shirt and a bug veil if you have one).





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