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Ukulele for Beginners Section 5

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Apr 5, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The magical ukulele is capturing hearts and minds in Maine and around the world. Why not yours? Come join our adult beginners’ series and share in the fun of learning to play.

The ukulele is versatile and a blast to play (with a bit of regular practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes grandma knows -- even classical music.

Our popular instructor, Duncan Perry, who has taught students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and strumming techniques using familiar songs - truly a fun way to learn ukulele.  Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. You do not need to know how to read music.  However, you must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app on your cell phone or tablet.  Ukes are affordable and compact, and you can take them most anywhere.  When folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile. If you don’t own a ukulele, let is know.  Duncan will be glad to provide helpful information on buying a ukulele.  So grab a uke and get ready for a low-stress, fun-filled musical adventure, then spread the joy.

Duncan Perry, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for 14 years and has so far taught ukulele to over 700 adults up and down the coast of Maine and inland, too.  He regularly performs at benefits, elder care venues, senior programs, and in schools and libraries.  In addition to offering instruction through various adult education programs, he has worked with children in several communities.  His mission is to spread the joy of the ukulele across Maine!

This is a live online class. The Zoom link will be provided by the instructor.

A Ukulele Buying Guide 

Multiple sections are being offered. They are all the same class. Pick ONE section that fits your schedule.

 

Gardening: Grow Your Own Organic Garden (In-Person class)

$10
Calendar Apr 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Register here for the In-Person class. For Zoom, please go back to the class list and look for the ZOOM Session of this class.

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. Topics covered: soil science, enriching soil, fundamentals of composting, crop rotation, use of green manures, plant vs week identification, weed control, dealing with pests, etc. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener in our area. Free seeds will be provided! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

Gardening: Grow Your Own Organic Garden (on ZOOM class)

$10
Calendar Apr 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We anticipate being able to offer this highly popular class offered by MOFGA! We hope to offer an in-person class as well as ZOOM. Register here for the ZOOM class. For In-Person, please go back to the class list and look for the In-Person Session of this class.

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. Topics covered: soil science, enriching soil, fundamentals of composting, crop rotation, use of green manures, plant vs week identification, weed control, dealing with pests, etc. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener in our area. Free seeds will be provided! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

Ukulele for Beginners Section 6

$79

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Apr 6, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The magical ukulele is capturing hearts and minds in Maine and around the world. Why not yours? Come join our adult beginners’ series and share in the fun of learning to play.

The ukulele is versatile and a blast to play (with a bit of regular practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes grandma knows -- even classical music.

Our popular instructor, Duncan Perry, who has taught students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and strumming techniques using familiar songs - truly a fun way to learn ukulele.  Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. You do not need to know how to read music.  However, you must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app on your cell phone or tablet.  Ukes are affordable and compact, and you can take them most anywhere.  When folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile. If you don’t own a ukulele, let is know.  Duncan will be glad to provide helpful information on buying a ukulele.  So grab a uke and get ready for a low-stress, fun-filled musical adventure, then spread the joy.

Duncan Perry, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for 14 years and has so far taught ukulele to over 700 adults up and down the coast of Maine and inland, too.  He regularly performs at benefits, elder care venues, senior programs, and in schools and libraries.  In addition to offering instruction through various adult education programs, he has worked with children in several communities.  His mission is to spread the joy of the ukulele across Maine!

This is a live online class. The Zoom link will be provided by the instructor.

A Ukulele Buying Guide 

Multiple sections are being offered. They are all the same class. Pick ONE section that fits your schedule.

 

Getting News and Information Online

Free

with NDEC Staff

Calendar Apr 11, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Learn how to identify fake news, subscribe to, and read online newspapers and magazines from a computer or tablet.

Barre Bootcamp Section 3

$49

with Jenna Chase

Calendar Apr 12, 2022 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks

Barre Bootcamp is a low impact workout that will produce a big burn! Barre combines elements of strength training, Pilates/Yoga and dance. Small movements and many reps will help sculpt and tone muscles you didn’t even know you had!

This class is offered virtually through Zoom. Equipment that will be used include: a chair or countertop or something to hold onto, light hand weights, versa loop, gliding disks for hardwood floors (or use socks or face cloth) for carpet floors (or use paper plate), bender ball (or equivalent). These sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for one-week after each class.

Maine Driving Dynamics (for 65+ years old)

$35

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Apr 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

*For students under 65 years old: please look for the other section for this class.

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is designed to improve a student’s defensive driving awareness. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways and roads. The goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes. This class is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer.

Maine Driving Dynamics (for under 65 years old)

$50

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Apr 12, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

*For students 65+ yrs: please look for the other section for this class in order to get the senior discount.

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is designed to improve a student’s defensive driving awareness. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways and roads. The goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes. This class is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer.





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