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RSU 1 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

FREE Introduction to Reiki


with Mary Maverick

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. It is a gentle method of hands-on healing that taps into the energy referred to as ki in Japan, chi in China, and prana in India. The practice of Reiki is based on the teachings of Mikao Usui, who practiced and taught healing techniques in early 20th-century Japan. Reiki is a technique that addresses both chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the body’s systems and the regenerative processes of body and mind. Treatment may be given by either touching or with hands held a few inches away from the body. In this workshop you will have a chance to ask your questions and sample Reiki energy for yourself.

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Grow Your Own Organic Garden


with Ben Dearnley

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join MOFGA for an evening workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

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Introduction To Mindfulness Meditation - Session II


with Walter Briggs

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Living intentionally and seeing clearly by watching and learning how the mind works allows us to break unwholesome patterns of behavior, develop equanimity, and cultivate self-compassion and loving kindness. Benefits may include reduced anxiety, improved focus and sleep, and enhanced resilience, among others. You will learn how to establish and maintain a practice, how to work with common difficulties, some history and science, and, of course, how to meditate. Walter is a long-time meditator and is currently finishing a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

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Make Your Own Hypertufa Plant Container


with Beth Hawkes

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hyper---what? Hypertufa is a method of mixing ingredients to create a beautiful planter that looks like stone, but weighs less, and can take on virtually whatever shape you like. The finished product can eventually take on a beautiful patina of mosses and lichens. Beth Hawkes, professional gardener/greenhouse operator, will walk you through the process as you create your own hypertufa plant container. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to reproduce other containers as your needs arise. During the first class, you will create your planter from the mixture and a mold, learning all the tips and tricks Beth has learned over the years; your unique creation will cure and the second week, you will return to finish it by filling it with beautiful succulents. You may bring your own 12-inch or less diameter plastic bowl or other vessel to use as a mold, or you can use one that Beth will supply. Beth will supply all other materials including molding mixture, soil and succulents. A materials fee of $25 is included in the cost of the course. Register early; this class will fill fast!

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Multi-color relief printing


with David Morgan

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This class is an introduction to different techniques for making multiple-color wood and linoleum block prints. We will explore making prints using multiple blocks (one for each color), reduction printing using the same block for multiple colors, and white-line printing using a single block and watercolor paint. Some previous printmaking experience would be helpful, but not necessary. $20 materials fee included in cost of the course.

POUND Fitness - Session III


with Tony's Dance Studio

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

POUND is one of the hottest fitness classes on the scene right now, created by two female drummers. It fuses cardio and interval training, to provide a full body heart-pumping workout for Every-Body. Inspired by the energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums, come and channel your inner rockstar!

Quantum Spoonbending


with Mary Maverick

Calendar Apr 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What is the value of this spoon bending class? If, with very little training, you can easily bend a spoon that you could not easily bend before (if at all), then you can begin to see how powerful you actually are! Learn to access the subtle energy field that surrounds us all. The metal softening mechanisms you will learn in this class are actually quantum mechanics techniques you can transfer to enhance your daily life. This is the same energy field ancient and new age healers are accessing to perform healings and miracles. You will learn and practice several different techniques that will not only allow you to bend spoons, but allow you to experience inducing other changes in material reality. Learn how healers have been able to mend broken bones instantaneously and see how it might be possible for you to perform miracles in your own life. There is a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the start of class. No discounts.

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Spring Cleaning with Mrs. O


with Elizabeth Ostergaard

Calendar Apr 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Most people do not enjoy house cleaning, but what if you could learn new strategies that saved you time and money? This class offers useful, time-saving cleaning tips, tricks, and recommendations. We will teach you how to develop a daily or weekly cleaning routine to keep your home sanitized, organized, and beautiful. Topics include safe cleaning choices, safe cleaning and sanitizing products, making your own economical cleansers, and the best time saving tools. We will also bring a sample of the tools and products we use daily. No discounts.

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