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Applique Class-"Bright Star"-Hampden


with Toni Philbrook

Calendar Feb 1, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

“Bright Star” - This is the third in the series of wool appliqué seasonal wall hangings. The blue seed background features the crow looking up at a tall snowman, with the north star in the sky. Several embellishments are included in the kit. Sharp shears are needed. Bring any Pearl Cotton threads or floss that you have, or purchase some from the instructor. Bring you lunch or order out. Class limit is 8.

Cost: $20 (plus a $28 materials fee paid directly to the instructor)  

Creating A Resume That Gets You Hired-Orono


with Chelsea Castonguay

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

There's a lot of confusion when it comes to creating a resume that gets you hired. This 3-week course will show you the basics of creating a resume that can be easily updated and adapted to fit any job or career requirements. Participants will get one on one support from the instructor, education regarding what types of resumes make it to the hiring manager's desk, and will workshop their resumes with their classmates. Participants will finish the course with a firm understanding of how to create a resume from scratch, or update an outdated one. 

Cost: $15 (plus a $5 Materials fee paid directly to the instructor)



with Danielle Johnson

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

 Combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. In a one-hour class, for 8 nights you will burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. You will need to bring water and a mat and wear comfortable clothes/shoes.

Square Dancing Basics-Hampden Citizens of Maine Building


with Bob Brown

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Come learn the very basics of a great recreational pastime in just 10 lessons. You will learn dance names, positions, formations, arrangements and many of the “calls” used in the world of Square Dancing. It’s fun, easy, and great exercise. No partner is necessary.

Winter Walking Club-Hampden

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

 Too cold, dark and slippery outside to get a walk in? Join our indoor walking club. Start out at our drop-in center where you can sit down and change out of your boots, into a good pair of walking shoes. Stay on the ground level or challenge yourself by walking between the first and second floors. This is an independent program with no instruction provided.

Location: Hampden Academy Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays,

Feb. 4 - April 1 (No class Feb. 18, 19, 20). 5:30-7:00 pm

Cost: $5 for the season 

Heart Rhythm Meditation-Orono


with Stephen Hodgdon & Paige Mitchell

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this 6-week introductory course to Heart Rhythm Meditation, we’ll learn to recognize and regulate our internal rhythms and feelings, and hone our abilities to redesign our attitudes and actions. We’ll apply this practice to our health, relationships, and goals, allowing us to take on larger challenges with less stress. 

Seasonal Affective Disorder-Orono


with Karen Ryla LCPC,NCC

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Is it really a thing? Did you know that within the U.S. up to 3 million individuals suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) per year? And that 4-6% of adults admit to suffering from "winter depression"? Stop by for this interactive discussion on this topic; it's sure to help you feel better!

Snowman Paint Night-Orono


with Obrianna Cornelius

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 am, runs for 1 week

This one night paint and sip style class is intended for people who want a fun and creative evening out. The instructor is fun and easy to follow as she teaches you through creating your own painting. Come alone or invite friends, this is a perfect environment to flex your artistic muscles and have fun! This will be an acrylic painting of a friendly snowman. Feel free to improvise and choose your own colors while the teacher explains the method!

Cost: $10 (plus materials fee of $15 paid directly to the instructor)

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