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Personal Enrichment

Absolute Beginner Yoga


with Wendy McLoon-Waterman

Sep 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Think you’re not flexible enough to try yoga? Flexibility is a result of yoga, not a prerequisite! Come to learn, play and reap all of the health benefits that yoga has to offer. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes - you just have to be willing to try. No yoga experience is necessary or expected. Designed for yoga novices, this seven week class series will introduce basic yoga postures and healthy alignment. Props will be available but you may want to purchase your own. Gradually the postures will be linked together with the breath into a gentle flow sequence that will stretch your muscles and calm your mind. Each session will end with a period of relaxation. Bring a yoga mat (if you have one) and wear loose fitting clothing that allows you to move freely.
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An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds


with John Byrne

Sep 28, 2016 at 6 pm

This educational program provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with mutual funds as well as a map to mutual fund selection. Course fee may be paid the night of the course.

Bangor History Put to the Test


with Richard Shaw

Oct 26, 2016 at 7 pm

Move over, Alex Trebek. Historian Dick Shaw presents a different kind of seminar, filled with fascinating trivia about the Queen City of the East. Where did Hannibal Hamlin really die? Is there a time capsule hidden inside Paul Bunyan? Was Ulysses S. Grant snubbed in Bangor? Test your knowledge of the city's unique past. Take home informative handouts. Enjoy a slide show in the seminar's first hour, and relax in the second hour with an educational video, proving that local history doesn't have to be dull. Richard Shaw is a free-lance writer, photographer, and photo archivist. He co-wrote the best-selling book, "Legendary Locals of Bangor," and writes the monthly Bangor Metro magazine feature, "Then and Now."

Richard Shaw is a free-lance writer, photographer, and photo archivist. He co-wrote the best-selling book, "Legendary Locals of Bangor," and writes the monthly Bangor Metro magazine feature, "Then and Now."

Bangoreans Embrace its Soldier Community


with David Bergquist

Nov 14, 2016 at 7 pm

Over the course of the war, the soldiers stationed at Dow Field would represent nearly one fifth of the city's population. How were all these servicemen and women "from away" melded into the life of the city on the Penobscot? Citizens and soldiers united and worked toward victory in both big and small ways.

Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin

Sep 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they make honey and survive the winter.

Beekeeping, Intermediate


with Peter Cowin

Sep 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three week intermediate level beekeeping course is designed to improve the skills of beekeepers with some experience or who want to go into more detail following on from the Beginners class. The course will emphasize practical honey bee colony management skills, splitting hives, swarm catching and more.


Connecting Bangor to the World


with David Bergquist

Oct 24, 2016 at 7 pm

This presentation will focus on the early development of an airport and later an air base in Bangor. Included is the influence of the city's strategic geographic location and the work of its pioneer advocates for commercial air travel and then for national defense.

Conversational French, Part I


with Dennis Michaud

Sep 8, 2016 at 6 pm

Have fun as you begin your advanced level of French study, and wish to strengthen your formerly acquired basic/intermediate skills in French. The emphasis of the program is to build your confidence in speaking, while also to guide you in expanding your listening, reading and writing skills. Conversational French Part I treats four general topical units: 1. Shopping, 2. Work and School, 3. Sports and Leisure and 4. Doctors and Health. Each one of these four units are developed systematically and progressively through their four relevant separate lessons from single words, to phrases, to sentences and finally to sustained conversations. Students will incorporate into their progressive conversational styles: the present, past and future verbal forms, as well as giving commands and expressing themselves through “conditional” statements. New and more advanced verbal tenses and fine-tuning grammatical structures will be introduced. Three follow-up 7 week courses will be offered in the fall and spring. These courses all use the same textbook.

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