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Our Classes

Country Line Dance (Session 2)


with Sue McKay

Calendar Sep 14, 2023 at 6 pm
No partner required - This fun line dance class will offer a variety of line dance steps and routines--done to all your favorite country songs -- that can go from classroom to dance floor in a flash! Clear instruction, step and combination breakdowns, and plenty of time to practice makes this class perfect for dancers who are brand new to line dancing as well as for those just hoping to learn a few more routines.

Restorative Yoga


with Sue McKay

Calendar Sep 14, 2023 at 7 pm

Restorative yoga, also called gentle yoga, is a style of yoga designed to relax, restore, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. In a restorative yoga class, you will find mellow movements, long-held postures often supported with props such as blankets and blocks, and a general atmosphere of ease and calm. Poses may be held anywhere from two to 20 minutes. The intention of a restorative yoga class is to create the conditions for calm so as to allow students to drop into a state of deep relaxation and stillness. This intentionally calming environment is in stark contrast to the busyness of modern life and can provide a safe place of respite and refuge. This class is suitable for all levels and all (adult) ages of Yoga practitioners. Basic items needed for this class include a Yoga mat, a Yoga strap (a belt or tie will work), a Yoga block or bolster (firm pillow). We also recommend bringing a small blanket (not required) and wearing comfortable, layered clothing. Please bring these with you to each class as they will not be provided by the instructor.

Full Course

Reading CASAS for CNA

Calendar Apr 1, 2024

Will run

Medicare 101


with Courtney Cowan

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Medicare is not one size fits all. New to Medicare? This session will review a wide variety of information to help you navigate the waters. We will review how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible and many other important topics including supplemental insurance to complement original Medicare. If you are currently enrolled in Medicare come get a refresher on the basics and better understand the choices available to you and when you can make changes. There are many different products and carriers available as well as various enrollment periods which give you the opportunity to change your policy if appropriate. Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.

Play the Ukulele, Your Journey Begins Here


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

***This class is held via Zoom.

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy! Biography Duncan is an experienced multi-instrumentalist who has been performing and teaching folks how play the ukulele for the last 14 years. Having served as a volunteer music therapist in medical and hospice settings, he quickly came to understand that music is medicine and that learning to play an instrument not only sharpens the brain but helps reduce stress. It also brings joy to those who play the uke and to their audiences. Duncan has taught in a variety of Maine communities and did not let the COVID-19 epidemic stop him. He simply moved from teaching in person to an online format and now reaches students all over Maine, New Hampshire and beyond.

Tai Chi


with Barbara Cookson, LMT, Certified Tai Chi Instructor

Calendar Apr 30, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Tai Chi is a form of gentle exercise and moving meditation, with many benefits to mental and physical health. In this 45 minute weekly class, you will be led through a Tai Chi Flow and learn The 8 Form for Beginners, a practice you can take with you to improve balance, strength, and a sense of calmness and well-being.  Instructor: Barbara Anne Cookson is a Health and Wellness Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, Motivational Speaker, and Certified Begin With BreathTai Chi Instructor

Gardening: Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants


with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar May 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you ever wonder how or what would attract more pollinators to your garden? In this class, learn about which plants are most beneficial to both native and migratory pollinators and methods of gardening where you attract, welcome, encourage and provide long term habitat for the diversity of flora and fauna in your yardscapes. We will delve into rewilding on a grand and small scale. Every little bit helps pollinators! Open to all skill levels.

Full Course
Salsa Dance
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Salsa Dance


with Luis D. Rivera

Calendar May 10, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the basic steps and patterns, as well as the trademark Cuban hip motion that accompanies it. Salsa stems from a family of other like dances like merengue, bachata, cumbia, rumba and cha cha.  It is this same family of dances that the popular Zumba exercise classes originated from. Instructor:  Luis D. Rivera, Dancer, choreographer and personal trainer from Puerto Rico with over 20 years of experience, living in Maine since 2013. Trained in Ballet, Jazz, HipHop, Contemporary and Salsa.  Luis has performed in multiple national and international competitions/exhibitions, latest one being the Miami Salsa Congress 2023. 

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