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Guided Meditation for Stress Management


with Bob Beane

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Guided Meditation for Stress Management

In this class, the student will learn the tools and techniques to help themselves overcome the effects of stress. Guided Meditation for stress management is one of the parts of the Shamanic Healing process.  It is a proven method of using gentle breathing and meditation to guide the body in healing itself.  In today’s world, we are subjected to large amounts of stress. This stress negatively affects our minds, our bodies, and our well-being. Bob’s practice is “An Island of Peace in a Sea of Turmoil.” He is a Shamanic Practitioner.  In this class, he will be using drumming vibrations, incense, and voice guidance to show the participants how to reduce the stress within themselves and encourage their bodies to heal. 

Instructor: Bob Beane

Thursday, 11/8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM for 1 session

Location: Windham High School - Room 109

Fee: Free (Please call to pre-register at 892-1819)


Bob Beane is a Shamanic Practioner who has a private practice, "An Island of Peace in a Sea of Turmoil.

Healthcare and Social Security Retirement


with Mark Morrison

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Healthcare and Social Security Retirement

This seminar addresses what steps investors should take to prepare for health care costs (including Medicare and long-term care costs) to help ensure their retirement savings stay healthy.  Social Security likely will be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. We’ll discuss how Social Security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and tax considerations.

Instructor: Mark Morrison

Thursday, 11/1, 6:30 - 8:00 PM for 1 session

Location:  Windham High School – Room 123

Fee: Free (Please pre-register by calling 892-1819)

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Holy Fire Karuna Reiki


with Lashell Moon

Calendar Oct 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Holy Fire Karuna Reiki

Enjoy a transformational experience with a Holy Fire (Spirit) Meditation and hands-on healing.  Reiki is a simple healing modality that reduces stress, provides deep relaxation and promotes healing of mind/body/spirit. It restores and balances your life force energy, thus enhancing your immune system and sense of wellness. It enables the release of old emotional patterns, alleviates or eliminates physical pain, and facilitates personal growth and spiritual transformation. Learn some basic information, treat yourself to a relaxing, healing experience & be blessed by the Holy Fire.

Instructor: Lashell Moon

Tuesday, 10/23, 6:00-8:30 PM for 1 session

Location: Windham High School – Room 125

Fee: $14

Homemade soap, salt scrubs and salt soaks


with Susan Reed

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Homemade Soap, Salt Scrubs and Salt Soaks

Let’s refresh your senses and renew your skin as we make some all natural and elegant bath products together! This is a hands-on class where I will guide you in creating aroma-therapeutic salt scrubs (with a coconut oil base) and salt soaks in week 1 and luxurious bath bars (with a glycerin soap base) in week 2.  I will also give you the resources to continue your designs at home.  We will be working with various essential oils (rosemary, lavender, citrus, peppermint, etc), so for those with sensitives or allergies, please be aware.  I hope you will join me for a few nights of creativity with endless possibilities!

Instructor: Susan Reed

Wednesdays, 11/7 – 11/14, 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 2 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 302

Fee: $19, plus $20 materials fee


Susan Reed has been sharing her knowledge of soaping and scrubbing for 15 years and after some time off pursuing other creative interests, she's ready for round 2, teaching at WRAE.

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Hula Hoop Class
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Hula Hoop Class


with Cherie Nash

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Hula Hoop Class

Are you looking to have fun while getting a good work out? Well, this is the class that can provide you with both at the same time. Come join me for an hour to see for yourself that working out can be a lot of fun! Don’t think you can hula hoop? I have the solution for that by providing a variety of sizes and weighted hula hoops to make it easier to learn the skill of hooping. Hope to see you at class so we can have fun together! Instructor will provide hula hoops for class.  Custom made Hula Hoops are available for $20. 

Instructor: Cherie Nash

Tuesdays, 9/25 – 11/13, 6:30 - 7:30 PM for 8 sessions

Location: Windham Primary School – Cafeteria

Fee: $59


Cherie Nash is a Certified Hula Hoop Instructor, who has been teaching hooping for 8 years.

International Flatbreads


with Chris Toy

Calendar Nov 15, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

International Flatbreads

Just about every culture has a version of quick flatbreads with tasty dips and toppings. Come join Chris and explore some of them. You can even mix and match the breads and the fillings! We will make Greek pita, Indian naan, Mexican corn tortillas, and Native American fry bread. Yum!

Instructor: Chris Toy

Monday, 11/5, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for 1 session

Location: Windham High School – Rm 302

Fee: $34 includes food fee


Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School instructor and has been teaching Asian cooking in Southern and Midcoast Maine for 30 years. A retired teacher and principal, he learned to cook in his parents’ kitchen. Chris’ classes integrate his love of teaching and great food, creating an engaging mix of techniques, aromas and tastes, highlighting the fusion of Far East foods with local Northeast offerings.

Full Course

Just Once Guitar for Busy People


with Don Pride

Calendar Nov 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Just ONCE Guitar for Busy People

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time?  In just a few hours, you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you will not have to take private lessons to do it.  This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.  Bring your acoustic guitar. For more information go to Topics include: How chords work in a song, How to form the three main types of chords, How to tune your guitar, Basic strumming patterns, How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid), How to play along with simple tunes.

Instructor: Don Pride

Wednesday, 11/7, 6:00 – 8:30 PM for 1 session

Location: Windham Middle School - Music Room

Fee: $24, plus a $29 book fee

Instructor Bio: 

Don Pride is a professional musician, teacher, and composer who plays throughout the United States. He is a member of the Portland Jazz Orchestra, and leads The Don Pride Band. He teaches at St. Joseph’s College, the Portland Conservatory of Music, and in his private studio.

Learning the Process of Forgiveness
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Learning the Process of Forgiveness


with Blanca Lytle

Calendar Oct 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learning the Process of Forgiveness

"There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried" -- Oscar A. Romero - Archbishop of El Salvador 1977-1980 – Explore our personal views of forgiveness and perhaps open our hearts and minds to a deeper experience of compassion, kindness and unconditional love. Discover ways that one can begin to open a conversation on forgiveness, tolerance and patience into one’s life.  We will review how others grappled with life’s challenges and how these served as instruments of healing. This course’s intentions is to commence a journey towards personal peace by putting forgiveness into action in our own lives we can expand the possibility of peace in the world. We can embody the words of Gandhi and, “Be the change we wish to see in the world.” No class 11/12.

Instructor: Blanca Lytle

Mondays, 10/22 – 12/3, 6:30 – 8:00 PM for 6 sessions

Location: Windham High School – Room 124

Fee: $49


Blanca Lytle, graduated with a Masters in Arts from George Fox Evangelical Seminary, in Portland, OR, and also received a certificate for Spiritual Direction in 2016.  Blanca walks the path of forgiveness for personal healing since 1989. Blanca continues to be a mentor and spiritual guide for those in recovery. 

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