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Winthrop/Monmouth Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Intro to Genealogy


with Michelle Andrews

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Beginning  Genealogy  Climb your family tree and see who is hiding there  Shake your family tree and see who falls out  Find the road that lead to who you are  Learn how to start your search, what to look for, where it may be hiding, what to do with it once you find it and  Be prepared for what you find  An exciting journey into the past, present, and future of your family

Intro to Conservation Burial grounds


with Theresa Kerchner

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director of the Kennebec Land Trust, will present an Introduction to Conservation Burial.The Land Trust will soon be opening our region's first conservation burial ground on Baldwin Hill in Fayette. Conservation burial grounds offer ecologically sound burial practices that protect the environment and human health. This model also goes beyond "green cemeteries", or similar designations, by permanently protecting a larger tract of open space. This class is for all who are interested in this growing movement or KLT's project. Bring your curiosity and questions. 

Yoga for Abundant Bodies and Beginner Yogis Session 2


with Carol Branning, RYT-200

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Inclusive yoga – yoga for EVERY body. This class will introduce students to all aspects of yoga, providing information beyond the poses. The goal of this class is to provide an achievable, safe vinyasa flow for students with larger bodies in order to promote strength, flexibility and balance - both physically and mentally. Self-acceptance is promoted. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing.

Crochet Granny Squares


with Samantha Dimmick

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

You won’t believe how many things you can do with a grannysquare! These versatile crochet patterns are the foundation forlots of fun and creative projects. Students will learn how to followa pattern to create a granny square and how to join squares tocreate a larger project such as a blanket, tote bag or pillow. Basicknowledge of crochet stitches is required. Bring two skeins of twocoordinating colors and hook sizes recommended on label.

Essential Oils and CBD 101 (A Make and Take Class)


with Joanna Wilhelm

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maybe you’ve been hearing about essential oils, including CBD oil, and are curious, or maybe you just like finding ways to make gifts for others and to make things for your own use at home.  Whether it’s either, both, or neither but you like to have fun, we’ll have a casual get-together that will be a good time and informative, too! Learn about essential oils, how they’re made (don’t worry, we won’t get too science-y!), and all the ways they can be used, from making our houses smell good to replacing health and beauty products (and for cheaper, too!) to supporting our physical and emotional health (because, as we know, the emotions – stress is a great example – can affect our physical health!).  We’ll even cover the use of essential oils with and around our pets, as they’re part of the family, too!  And, since CBD is an essential oil in its own right, we’ll give you the skinny on that, too. And you’ll get to make a couple goodies, along with the recipes to make more!  These are easy to make and are great to use yourself and to give as gifts for teachers, friends, family…  We’ll be making sugar scrubs (for that winter dry skin) and room/linen sprays.  And there will be an extra surprise bonus, too, plus some additional easy-peasy but good recipes!

Understanding Excel


with NDEC Tom Furrow

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is through the National Digital Equity Center, a programdedicated to providing Maine students with computer skills and digitalliteracy. In this class students will learn about the Microsoft programexcel. They will gain a better understanding of spreadsheets which canbe used to track numbers, form lists, and data entry.

Intro to Disc Golf


with Sarah Pentegill

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Disc Golf is one of the fastest growing sports out there. Ever wonder what it is all about? Come join us for an 8 week introduction. This class will teach you the fundamentals of disc golf. We will work on putting, upshots and driving.

Each participant will need to purchase a starter pack of discs if they don’t already own these discs. These starter parks can be purchased at

Photography: Beyond the Point and Shoot


with Lloyd Cutting

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course will cover the four modes of a digital lens reflex camera (DSLR). These modes are; Programmed Automatic, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual. Students will also learn about white balance, histograms, and continuous shooting. The class will also take an in depth look at composition. Participants will leave having a better understanding of camera settings and photography!

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