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Make Your Golden Years Glow, Naturally - Live Online
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Make Your Golden Years Glow, Naturally - Live Online


with Dr Aline R Potvin, ND

As we age challenges such as joint pain and stiffness, decreased mobility and heart issues and more often arise. Discuss chronic inflammation, the underlying culprit for many of these progressive signs of aging. Learn where inflammation comes from, how it can be reduced and prevented by employing nutrition, lifestyle changes and movement. This rich discussion will provide you with simple changes you can make to feel strong, vital and energized for years to come! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

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Dr. Aline Potvin is a Naturopathic Doctor, teacher, medical muse and healthcare advocate. Her love of working with patients is only surpassed by her deep desire to educate and support families to become independently healthy and bringing that forward into building community.

Mediumship Level II - Live Online


with Jennifer Laflin

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Continue to develop the mechanics of meditation in broadening your mediumship. Learn to use personal objects to pick up messages from loved ones, understand the importance of having ethics when reading people, being aware of spirits communication and how to pass on messages as we read other class participants. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

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Jennifer Laflin is a psychic medium/empathic who enjoys working with individuals to assist them on their journey. She provides gallery and personal readings locally and at public venues and fairs.

Elderberry Syrup


with Debra E Mercier

Calendar Oct 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to make Elderberry Syrup to improve winter health. Elderberries are exceedingly high in vitamins A & C, possess antiviral properties and are a classic remedy for sore throat, colds and flu. They also contain powerful anti-inflammatory substances that help ease joint swelling and stiffness. Explore how to use herbs to make an easy syrup. Tuition includes materials. (Day/date changed from original schedule.)

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

Debbie Mercier, owner of Greenwood Herbals in Limerick, is an Herbalist, Master Gardener, and a Reiki Practitioner.

An Intro to Basic Blacksmithing


with Sam Smith

Calendar Oct 24, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Jewelry, Hooks & Hangers

Blacksmith like it’s 1899!

Join “Forged in Fire” contestant, Sam Smith, and gain the fundamental skill of pounding iron in this age-old craft. Tend a coal fire and forge iron into nails, hooks and simple bracelets to bring home and amaze your family and friends!

Required: Masks and physical distancing, long pants, closed-toe shoes. No polyester or synthetic material. Please bring a drink and a snack.

Note: Course fee is nonrefundable. Space is limited to 5 students so register early.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guildmaster of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe with 20+ years experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of Blacksmiths back to 1836.

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Makeup Techniques for Your Features - Live Online


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Nov 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn easy makeup tips that give you an enhanced, natural appearance. Email a close-up photo of your face to before class. Discover your face, eye and lip shapes so you can learn the best makeup application techniques for your features. Have your makeup available and be ready to apply what you learn as we go! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

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Candace Sanborn, owner of Radiant Image, has 30 years of branding and marketing experience. Her mission is to apply her wealth of knowledge to people, particularly women, to increase their self-confidence by helping them feel great about their appearance and ability to connect effectively with others.

Managing IBS - Live Online


with Stephanie Walsh

Calendar Nov 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Understanding the link between Stress, Microbiota Dysbiosis & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Stress has been shown to imbalance the gut microbiota (community of bugs living in your digestive tract) and even exacerbate IBS symptoms. Shed light on this complicated condition and walk away with a better understanding of how the body responds to stress, the six contributing factors of IBS, the role stress plays with IBS and the gut microbiota and, best of all, nutrition and lifestyle changes that may help reduce or eliminate IBS. Now that’s good news! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

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Stephanie Walsh is a Master Nutrition Therapist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Personal Trainer. She uses a holistic approach, treating each person as unique.

Chi Kung Level II


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Nov 5, 2020 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

As a follow-up to Chi Kung I, explore other aspects and forms and the how tos of the healing experience of this art. Experience in Chi Kung is helpful but not required. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. No class 11/26.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

Mark Gerardi, studying and teaching martial arts for 25 years and a member of the National Qigong Association. He is a powerful energy healer with formal education in Shiatsu, Herbalism, EFT, KCR and Reiki.

Wish-cycling & How it Harms - Live Online


with Vanessa Berry

Calendar Nov 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Wishful recycling, or wish-cycling, happens when you put it in your recycling bin hoping the facility will sort it out and recycle the material. Despite good intentions, those items do more harm than you might think. Learn about ecomaine’s recycling process and how wish-cycling has created a global problem for the recycling industry. Bring any questions you have about recycling including items you want answers about. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

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Vanessa Berry holds a BS in Elementary Education from UMaine Farmington where she was part of their Sustainable Campus Coalition. She joined the ecomaine team in August 2018, as an Environmental Educator.

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