Our office will be closed Monday, April 15, in honor of Patriots' Day. April 15-19, is our April Break and there will be no classes.
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Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Volunteer Training W24

with Kelli Gilzow Stowell

May
23

May 23rd, 2024

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This is a five-week course that will provide participants, 16 years and older, with the tools and understanding needed to lead small groups of participants through a day of open-water fishing adventure. We will explore the principles of the Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs campaign and use our knowledge to offer a day of open-water fishing. This course is geared to pair mentors with youth to promote spring and summer, outdoor education and develop a love for life-long learning.

INFORMATIONAL DATE: April 4 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

4 weeks of class held Thursdays, from 6:30-8P 

April 25, May 2, May 9, NO May 16, May 23

Practical Assessment on Friday, May 24 from 1-430P at BiCentennial Nature Park, Rte 3, Augusta.

This course will be taught by Kelli M Gilzow Stowell, our certified Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Instructor, Certified Educational Trip Leader for Augusta Adult and Community Education AACE Program Coordinator, Augusta Parks and Recreation Outdoor Educator, and Certified American Red Cross Instructor.

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Introduction to Qigong W24

with Shalimar Chasse

Apr
19

April 19th, 2024

$16 More Info

An ancient wellness practice, with foundational moves associated with the martial arts, that builds energy, balances, and unifies body, mind, and spirit.

This workshop is ideal for those who live with chronic illnesses, are recovering from a health event, and have limited mobility. Some standing is ideal, however seated modifications are possible. The closest practice to qigong is Thai Chi. The difference is that qigong offers a series of exercises that can be more easily remembered. Thai Chi is often centered around multi-step forms that take time to memorize.

Community-accessible video links to follow for continued home practice.

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Don’t spoil your trip to a higher altitude - condition your body first. People often feel shortness of breath, lightheaded, and fatigued at higher altitudes because their bodies work harder while taking in less oxygen. Anxiety increases, and your enjoyment decreases. You’ll have more energy, feel better, and enjoy your trip when you condition your body first to increase oxygenation and endurance. Do the same preparation that elite athletes do with this 4-week, self-paced course at home, even if you live at sea level.

Your class link and code will be sent with your registration receipt.

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Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs Open-Water Fishing May W24

with Kelli Gilzow Stowell

May
25

May 25th, 2024

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Join us for a day of open-water fishing! Your participation does not require a fishing license and gear is available for those that may not have their own, FCFS. This is ideal for a whole family experience. Learn how to move about safely on the fishing hole, how to cast, bait your own hook, and lots more about how to enjoy the great outdoors. This event is held at BiCentennial Nature Park. No alcohol permitted.

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AACE Community Gardening W24

with Kelli Gilzow Stowell

$25 More Info

AACE Community Gardening includes participants, 16 years and older, with the tools and understanding needed to embrace the joys of gardening. Small plots with a variety of annuals, perennials, and pollinators. Community Partner, UMaine 4H Cooperative Extension will come share with us a series of soil and seedling workshops in preparation for a fruitful season of Gardening. Our Community Garden’s goal is to promote spring wellness, and outdoor education and develop a love for lifelong learning.  There is no class Apr. 16 or Apr. 23.

+ Fridays 3:00-4:30 pm beginning, May 17-June 28, 2024

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Paddle & Poetry W24

with Kelli Gilzow Stowell

May
16

May 16th to June 27th, 2024

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Explore Three Cornered Pond at Bicentennial Nature Park as we set out on kayak or canoe for an afternoon 7-week series of Paddle & Poetry. This class is structured as a fitness class that serves the mind, body, and soul as we embrace the spring with paddling in Maine.

Kelli M Gilzow Stowell is a Certified Educational Trip Leader for Augusta Adult and Community Education AACE Program Coordinator, Augusta Parks and Recreation Outdoor Educator.