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Forest Therapy

$35

with Maureen LaSalle

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 10, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

We invite you to join Maureen LaSalle, of Leaf it Behind, for a 2 to 3 hour therapeutic forest bathing walk.

Maureen is a trained guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapists. Through a series of invitations, this leisurely walk will immerse participants in the natural beauty of the woods in winter. Forest bathing has been shown to lower blood pressure, prevent stress and anxiety, increase cognitive functions and boost immunity - things we can all benefit from during these challenging times.  Maureen uses techniques that encourages participants to tune into their senses and be present in the beauty of what is around you.

This guided session will bring participants no further than a ½ mile walking distance.  Attendees must be 16 years or older.  Pets are not allowed.  The "extreme weather" reschedule date will be Sunday, April 11th at the same time.  A list of items each student must bring with them will be included in your email receipt. We are limiting each group to 6 participants.

Masks are required and proper social distancing will be maintained.

Instructor: Maureen LaSalle
Saturday, 4-10, 10am – 1pm, rain date Sunday 4-11
Location: Leaf it Behind, 483 Gray Rd. Windham, ME 04062
Fee: $35

Beginner Drone Flying

$159

with Col. Daniel LeClair

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 17, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

This 15-hour blended course is designed for anyone using or looking to use drones. We cover the operation of various models, hands-on flight practice, uses and applications across industries, FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations, operational risks, insurance, career opportunities and much more. If you are currently working, or considering a career in, real estate, construction, transportation, agriculture, insurance, public safety, photography, media, inspection, etc. or want to start a business, you’ll learn how your industry can be transformed in new, cost-effective ways. We will discuss how the citizens of Maine are using these unmanned aircraft in their businesses and how best you can employ drones in your business or start a new one. Prerequisites: Must have a minimum of 8th grade English reading and writing level, and comfortable using a computer and internet browser.

Note: This will be a combined class with two (2) virtual on-line classes via Zoom then one (1) face-to-face flying day.

Instructor: Col. Daniel Leclair
Saturdays, 4/17 & 4/24, 9:00 - 1:00 PM, online classes
Saturday, 5/1, 9:00 - 1:00 PM, In-Person (5/8 rain date)
Location: Online/Open Space TBD
Fee: $159

Note: This class has been revised due to COVID-19. Each person will be required to wear a mask at all times. There will be disposable masks available if people don’t bring their own. Each person will also be required to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. Gloves will be provided for practical scenarios involving shared equipment or supplies. Please remind your students to wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival and prior to departure.

How to Plan a Disney World Vacation

$9

with David Murch

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Looking for someone to break down your options, guide you through this daunting process, and help you get the most out of your vacation and budget? If so, join us and get personal insight on all things Disney World!! This includes theme parks, water parks, ticket options, resort options, dining options, dining plans, seasonal events, tours, dinner shows, unique experiences, and even MagicBands. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of using a travel agency vs. booking the vacation yourself, staying on Disney property vs. off-site, and relying on Disney transportation vs. renting a vehicle. See how to factor in seasonal park crowd levels, average monthly temperatures, and rainy days into your plans. Gain some insight on how to think through your budget as we look at potential expenses and consider ways to save money in various areas of your vacation.

Instructor: David Murch
Tuesday, 4/27, 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Fee: $9

Introduction to Recreational Kayaking

$29

with Bill & Katelyn Allen

Calendar Next available session starts May 22, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 29, 2021

Come learn the essential skills and knowledge the novice kayaker or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler needs for recreational kayaking. One day of on-the-water instruction covers a variety of kayaking fundamentals from safety equipment, rescue techniques, smooth entering and exiting, to weather and water conditions, and more. Learn the basic types of kayaks and how to select the one that is best for you. Kayaks, paddles, and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. *PLEASE READ UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION BELOW*

Instructors: Bill and Katelyn Allen
Section I: Saturday, 5/22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Section II: Saturday, 5/29, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rain Date: Saturday, 6/5, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Meet at Sebago Trails Paddling Co., Raymond 
Fee: $29 per section

*Sebago Trails Paddling Co. is a business allowed to be open under the State of Maine guidelines.  Below we have listed how they are operating in a safe way. It is also listed on their website:  https://sebagotrails.com/important-message-covid-19/  to easily share with any concerned individuals. Paddle sports are a great way to get out and still keep a safe distance from others. 

  • We ask all guests to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands frequently.
  • Wear a face-covering when indoors or when unable to maintain social distancing.
  • We have taken additional measures to increase our usual cleaning protocols.  All life jackets, paddles, and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized before each use. All public spaces including bathrooms, rental desk, retail space, and doorknobs will be sanitized hourly.
  • We are mandating employees take precautionary health measures and continually monitor their health to ensure compliance.  Measures include frequent hand washing, social distancing, and staying home when sick.

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding

$29

with Bill & Katelyn Allen

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 12, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jun 19, 2021

Want to try the fastest-growing paddle sport in the nation? Here is a great opportunity for the novice SUP-er or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler. Come join Bill & Katelyn Allen and learn the essential skills and knowledge you need for Stand-Up Paddling, on boards especially designed for ease of use and learning. One day on-the-water instruction covers the basics of SUP’s, types of boards, getting on and off, basic paddle strokes and essential safety issues. Then there will be plenty of time to practice in a quiet, flat water environment. Paddleboard and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. *SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION*

Instructors: Bill and Katelyn Allen
Section I: Saturday, 6/12, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Section II: Saturday, 6/19, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rain Date: Saturday, 6/26, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Location: Meet at Sebago Trails Paddling Co., Raymond
Fee: $29 per section

*Sebago Trails Paddling Co. is a business allowed to be open under the State of Maine guidelines.  Below we have listed how they are operating in a safe way. It is also listed on their website:  https://sebagotrails.com/important-message-covid-19/  to easily share with any concerned individuals. Paddle sports are a great way to get out and still keep a safe distance from others. 

  • We ask all guests to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands frequently.
  • Wear a face-covering when indoors or when unable to maintain social distancing.
  • We have taken additional measures to increase our usual cleaning protocols.  All life jackets, paddles, and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized before each use. All public spaces including bathrooms, rental desk, retail space, and doorknobs will be sanitized hourly.
  • We are mandating employees take precautionary health measures and continually monitor their health to ensure compliance.  Measures include frequent hand washing, social distancing, and staying home when sick.




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