Learn the latest in the basics of designing or retrofitting a home to meet the Passive House Standard. Topics to be covered include the thermal performance of materials and assemblies, creating an air tightness control layer, the impacts of thermal bridging commonly seen in to-code construction, high efficiency heating and cooling appliances and the benefits of passive solar gain. Join us to review the best ways we can secure our energy future and create resilient buildings for the next generations. Great for homeowners, builders, designers, real estate agents, and lenders. Limit 25 students.
Do you want to know what that old vase is worth? Did your kids leave comic books in your basement? Do you have boxes of old postcards, photos, papers? Or do you have items that no longer spark that joy and want to know if they may hold some value. Bring in your items - old or new, antique or collectable for an evening of discussion and appraisals. Items that may be too large to bring in please bring detailed photographs. Limit 25 students.
Reiki is a Japanese based, hands-on healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes natural healing. Learn how to use your hands to bring comfort and healing to yourself and others. Reiki balances and energizes all systems of the body and facilitates the relief of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. It heals from the root cause and is compatible with all healing methods. This class will include what Reiki is, the history, and how it works. There will be ample time for hands-on practice. Students must attend all four sessions in order to receive full Reiki certification. Limit 10 students. Storm date of June 4.
The Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical will razzle-dazzle you. Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve… The bus will depart from the Waterville Senior High School back parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and will make another pick-up at the West Gardiner Service Plaza at 8:00 a.m. After a “stretch-your-legs” break in Kennebunk we should arrive at Quincy Market at around 11:30 a.m. for some shopping and lunch on your own. We will then attend the 2:00 p.m. matinee at the Emerson Colonial Theater with our seats located in the dress circle section! We will head back to Maine after the show with a “pit-stop” in Kennebunk and drop off in Gardiner, we should return to Waterville by approximately 9:00 p.m. Fee includes transportation and theater ticket. You are expected to pay for your own meals. Please register by March 6. No refunds will be issued after March 6.
This class is designed for people who want to learn the tools and skills of personal safety and to be confident in their everyday life and in a variety of situations. We will cover outward appearance, confidence level, and using the body in self-defense. You will learn to recognize possible dangerous encounters, how to handle them, and prevention strategies. Parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students 14 to 17. Limit 25 students.
This five hour program covers accident prevention for drivers of all ages and is cosponsored by the Maine Department of Public Safety. Those completing the course will receive a three point credit on their driving record. Pre-registration is required. Self-Supporting Fee: $41; age 65 and over, $26