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Fall/Winter Rambles for Seniors and other Free Spirits


with Sam Horine

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Walking is a good exercise; it promotes good conversations with fellow walkers and the opportunity to observe one's surroundings. So, for those with some free time, I'm organizing a couple of “rambles” a month - starting in September and ending in March. Most 'rambles' will be in rural areas with a few in urban settings. All will be within a 40 miles radius of Skowhegan. While most 'rambles' will take place in the afternoon, some will start earlier in the day. At times, we may want to carpool to a starting point. Good walking shoes, warm comfortable clothing, in winter - snowshoes and or ice creepers, and the yen to explore are the only essential elements needed.

First Meeting will be held at SAHS at 4:30pm on October 8, 2019

Every second and fourth of each Month




with Petra Prokopova

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Yoga practice restores and strengthens both our mind and body. This class will be a blend of a few styles of the ancient yoga tradition of yoga—Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin—including a few different meditations and breathing techniques. These are all accessible to the beginner as well as the intermediate level yogis/yoginis.

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, yoga strap and one or two blocks.

Will run

Aerobics ~ Low Impact


with Lois Davis

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Come to a fun and exciting low impact aerobics class where you work out at your own pace. Relieve stress, improve cardio, tone, and make new friends.



with Diane Beaudoin

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

“Qi” means energy and “Gong” means practice. Learn to circulate the energy in specific channels called meridians, using movement and breathing techniques. When the energy flow freely you feel vitality, health, and happiness.

Knitting & Crocheting


with Jayne Hart

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

The art of knitting/crocheting is making a comeback. Participants will master the skills of knitting and/or crocheting. Those who already have experience are welcome. Learn other techniques of knitting, such as cable, enterlac, domino, and lace knitting. Join us and enjoy an evening out with others who share a common interest. Participants will learn how to complete one of the following projects: hats, mittens, scarves or felting.

Please bring a pair of number eight (8) knitting needles and a light weight skein of yarn.




with Petra Prokopova

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Pilates is the Western and modern mind-boby movement exercise method related to the Eastern and ancient tradition of yoga. Pilates emphasizes spinal health and teaches rolling/stacking movement of the spine. It promotes core muscle stability aiding greatly in the prevention of back injuries and each pilates workout provides full-range motion exercises to build full mobility of the joints. In a pilates workout, you get to hold a pose in the setup of an excercise for a few seconds and then you move in a flow for a few repetitions.

Please bring a thick exercise/yoga mat for adequate cushioning of the spine or other tender points.


Some individuals may need other supporting props; I will assess the need during the first class.

Bee Keeping for Beginners


with Mark Reifschneider

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm

This class will educate those interested in getting involved with bees. Lessons will include assembling bee keeping equipment, installing a “nuc” (nucleus colony), controlling swarming, and dealing with varroa mites. Other topics—such as how and when to harvest honey, how to split hives, and how to winterize—will be covered.

On the first night of class, the instructor will collect $50 from each participant to cover the cost of the textbook and for a donation to the local beekeepers’ association.

Will run

Introduction to American Sign Language


with Stephanie Ward

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm

Students will learn basic ASL communication. Course includes sign vocabulary, grammatical structures, fingerspelling, numbers and expressive and receptive signing activities.

Students will learn the history of ASL and become knowledgeable about aspects of Deaf Culture, which is an integral part of meaningful language use.

No textbook required.

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