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FREE Falun Gong: Introduction - Live Online

Free

with Marcus Gale

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

Falun Gong is an ancient, traditional Chinese practice of "self cultivation" - a way to improve mental and physical wellness through five easy-to-learn exercises, meditation, and the elevation of one's mind. The practice is based on the universal values of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. This introductory demo class will provide a brief overview of the system, plus a demonstration of the exercises. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/Marcus Gale has been practicing Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa,since 1998. He offers free instruction throughout seacoast ME & NH.

What is EFT? Section I - Live Online

$15

with Leah Wentworth

Calendar Oct 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Emotional Freedom TechniqueTap your way to better health and joy with an introduction to your body’s energy system. Use EFT/Tapping (on the body) to create better health, reduce stress and pain to bring more balance, peace and joy into your life. Experience the power of this simple tool and leave with the information you need to start using it! Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/Leah Wentworth, of Inner Wisdom Health & Wellness, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki and EFT/Tapping Practitioner. She is passionate about creating balance in the body’s energy system and providing guidance to reconnect with inner wisdom.

Deeper Into the Pepperell Mills

$49

with David Bishop

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Continue exploring the important history of the Pepperell Mills in this expanded class with multiple guest speakers and an opportunity to examine museum artifacts. How was our economy and culture affected by the Industrial Revolution? Where did the engineers, builders, stone masons, weavers, and other workers come from? Where did they live and what did they do? What were the national and world events that shaped the textile industry? Find out how a graduate of Biddeford High School led a research and development team that introduced a revolutionary product that became the best selling blanket in the world and saved hundreds of jobs for nearly fifty years.David Bishop is a veteran mill employee and current Board Member of the Biddeford Mills Museum. He is an accomplished and skilled photographer who has been an instrumental and key member of the “mill vets” work group providing important research and photo documentation of the mills in operation and its current evolution.David Adams is a lifelong learner and has been a Biddeford Mills Museum volunteer tour guide and mill vet work group member for the past three years.

Mediumship Level I - Live Online

$39

with Jennifer Laflin

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
Discover the mechanics of mediumship and what it means to be a medium. Learn meditations, how they benefit you and how they work in your daily life. Gain an understanding of the different abilities and touch upon Chakras and building and practicing your mediumship ability. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/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.

Recycling from Bin to Bale - Live Online

$9

with Vanessa Berry

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
What happens to your stuff after you put it out on the curb or take it to the dump? Take a guided virtual tour through ecomaine’s Single Sort Recycling Facility and learn where away really is! See how we sort your soup cans and laundry bottles, and learn why wish-cycling is costing you money. Bring any questions you have about recycling, including examples of items you want answers about. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/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.

Beginner Belly Dance - Live Online

$59

with Jessica L Barker

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Enjoy a judgment-free space focusing on movement, positive body image, encouragement and support! Beginners learn basic movements and combinations while intermediate students refine their knowledge and begin experimenting with layers. The tummy-toning results are a positive side effect for inspiration! Explore movement, vocabulary, musicality and history. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. No class 11/11. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/Jessica Barker has been belly dancing for most of her life. She began studies with the Desert Dancers with Miraya Swanson, continuing with world-renowned instructors Nathifa Shakti, Heather Powers and Rosa Noreen.

Excel Spreadsheet Basics - Live Online

$79

with David A Chandler-Smith

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
A powerful tool for performing calculations, developing budgets, analyzing and managing data. Master the essentials including: text and number formatting, sorting and filtering data, basic formulas and charts. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Prerequisite: Completion of a Computer Basics course, Microsoft Word or equivalent familiarity creating documents, formatting text, navigating menus/toolbars in software programs.Required: Excel on your home computer (2010 version or newer).Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/Dave Chandler-Smith has 20+ years of IT Development on computer systems. Working in IT has allowed him to further his expertise by being exposed to the many software needs of various industries.

Retirement Income Planning - Live Online

$5

with Scott Whytock

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Maximize your retirement income, prepare strategies to protect your savings, learn ways to maximize your social security benefits and more. Discuss why you need a personalized retirement plan that achieves your goals, what risks are impacting your plan and the importance of making sound choices as you move through retirement. Please have a pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/Scott Whytock, Certified Financial Planner, has been an investment advisor for 10+ years helping clients with investments, insurance, tax planning, estate planning and how all these issues impact you and your family.




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