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Oh, the Pastabilities!

with Madelyn Litz

Mar
29

March 29th, 2023

$18 More Info

A repeat of one of our favorite pasta classes – Portobello mushroom  ravioli is on the menu! Filled with portobello mushrooms, a little prosciutto, and of course some cheese! This family favorite will have a different sauce – a Parmesan cream sauce. Extra yummy. Making good ravioli always starts with the dough.  You’ll learn how to tell when the dough is perfect for making these yummy pillows that will delight the tongue and tummy! Each student will leave with at least ½ dozen perfectly frozen for a quick mid-week meal. Bring a small container to bring some home. 

Lab Fee: $12 to be paid directly to the instructor.

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Knitting 101-Learn to Knit

with Micah Peterson

Mar
29

March 29th to April 12th, 2023

$15 More Info

In this 3 week Knitting 101 class we’ll work from start to finish, talking about yarns, weights and their different uses, which knitting needles to use when and then stitch up a project together. The Knitting 101: Beginner Class is perfect for a total newbie or as a refresher if it has been a while since you had your hands on your needles. We will tailor the class to meet your knitting skill level so that you leave each class excited about what you’ve learned.

Knitting Skills You Will Learn:

  • Different knitting tools and their uses.
  • How to Cast On (or begin knitting).
  • Knit, Purl and Binding Off (or ending a project).
  • Knitting in the round.
  • Increasing and decreasing stitches.
  • Different properties of yarn and the uses for various weights.
  • Problem-solving for common knitting mistakes and challenges.

Lab Fee: $15 due to the instructor the first night of class.

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Writing Workshop for (Newish) Writers

with Betsy Kate Paradis

Apr
4

April 4th to 25th, 2023

$54 More Info

Have you wanted to dedicate more time to writing creatively? Want to give your journal ramblings more structure and possibly work towards publishing them? Or, maybe you just love writing for pleasure and welcome the opportunity to share your work with an audience to get constructive feedback. Even if you feel lost when it comes to writing, but you really want to improve your skills of expression, this no-pressure, interactive course is for you! 

Betsy Kate Paradis has been talented at writing from an early age. In high school, she was invited to have her writing published in a magazine. Her writing abilities continued to serve her well throughout her academic years and she received a BA with honors from Boston University in 1996. Having been both on the student-end and the teacher-end of writing workshops, she is happy to offer this workshop to our repertoire of classes.

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Hatha Yoga

with Joan Grady

Apr
4

April 4th to May 30th, 2023

$56 More Info

Everyone can do some yoga, and, with very little instruction, you can begin to practice your focus on breath and holding postures. Yoga improves your posture, tightens and tones your body, increases circulation, strengthens the back muscles and helps with anxiety. Students should bring a yoga mat and a towel or light blanket. Where loose clothing suitable for exercise. This class is for the beginner to experienced yoga student.

Location:  Crooked River School

8-week session (no class on April 18, 2023)

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Perhaps you have experienced the death of a loved one and been thrust into making funeral arrangements yourself and thought, “I’m going to make my arrangements ahead of time!”  

Ever been to a funeral home or attended a memorial service at a church or cemetery and wondered about the man/woman standing in the back with the dark suit?  Have you ever wondered how “they do it every day?”  During this time together all of these questions and whatever else comes up will be the topic.  From becoming a Funeral Director (school requirements, licensure, work/life balance), to setting up and funding pre-arrangements, veteran benefits & Mainecare planning. Come and have a casual conversation with a professional who can answer some very difficult questions. 

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Beyond the Brush Painting Methods

with Kim Crawford

Apr
13

April 13th, 2023

$18 More Info

Do you like to get creative with your painting? Did you know that you can paint with lots of alternatives to a paint brush? Have you tried q-tips or straws to make shapes? Have you tried sponges or plastic bags to make texture? In this fun class we will help you explore your inner adventurist in painting techniques!

Students should bring their open mind and adventurous spirit!

*Lab fee of $10 payable to instructor at start of class*