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Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Life Skills & General Enrichment



with Volunteer Leader

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 12 weeks

One of the longest-running classes at SVACE since 2017 is Tai Chi, hosted by Bob Mason. In this easygoing course, Bob taught us to recondition the mind and body simply through movement, breathing and focusing. He aptly called it “meditation in motion.” This course is now listed under the SENIOR CENTRAL section of our brochure. Bob has retired from our program, so a couple of loyal Tai Chi students are now leading the group in both the Qigong exercises and the Yang Style 24 forms as well as introducing new paragraphs of the 42 Form. Please join us this spring in the newly renovated Pike Hall in Cornish to renew your mind and body. Please pre-register as a minimum of 8 people is required to run the course.



with Sue Moulton

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 12:30 pm, runs for 16 weeks

The “Knotty Knitters” is a group of fiber enthusiasts with skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. The members would like to invite new individuals to join. If you’re a novice, instructional support can be arranged. If you’re a pro, this is an opportunity to pass along your knowledge. This group meets year-round except for major holidays. Ongoing. Join anytime!




with Renee Payeur

Calendar Apr 6, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Join us for dinner, stories, and fun family activities! In addition, each child will be able to take home a book each week! This free Parent and Child Together (PACT) activity meets at the Riverside United Methodist Church on Thursday evenings as designated. If you have questions regarding this FREE program or want to register, please call Renee at 625-3092 or email Bring the family and join us! Pre-registration is required due to space issues and to keep everyone up to date on any changes.

No Class April 20



with Chad Poitras

Calendar Apr 11, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

If it weren’t stressful enough to lose a loved one, the paperwork and details that need attention after a funeral can be overwhelming. This course is designed to inform you of the steps you need to take to ensure that this process goes smoothly. Knowing what to expect helps you plan ahead. Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.


Shoulder Pain Workshop


with Foothills Staff

Calendar Apr 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week


Do you or someone you know have shoulder pain? Due to its anatomy, the shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in the body and allows us to do complex motions to work and play sports and even to perform simple activities such as dressing ourselves. Unfortunately, the highly mobile shoulder joint also makes it susceptible to injury. When our shoulders hurt our quality of life suffers. This workshop will provide details on the causes of shoulder pain and how it can be managed. We will teach you how the healthy shoulder works and what happens when the joint does not, or cannot, function properly. You will learn when surgery may or may not be needed and how it can be treated more conservatively. Recent studies show that in most cases shoulder injuries respond well to non-surgical interventions. Please pre-register as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course and space is limited to 20.

Will run



with Brigit McCallum

Calendar Apr 12, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Tried composting and it didn’t seem to work? Are you afraid of inviting pests if you try? There are some important ingredients to composting that make the difference in developing the “black gold” that can both transform your waste and nourish your gardens. We’ll cover types of composting and containers, components of successful composting in rural and urban settings, and common problems in composting and their solutions. Please pre-register as we need a minimum of 4 people to run this class.

About Brigit: An avid gardener, researcher and teacher, Brigit loves teaching classes where everyone learns new things, and where she goes home having learned more herself, for her own gardens, and for teaching future classes.




with Shannon Briggs

Calendar Apr 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us in April for a night of family fun! Parents and children come together for dinner, story time, and a fun spring activity! We will create outdoor Pinwheel Gardens in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Bring the ENTIRE family! Pre-registration is required in order to keep everyone up to date on any changes.

KIDS FREE TO GROW offers parenting programs in a group setting to promote healthy, nurturing, and non-violent ways of parenting. All meetings are free and led by Kids Free to Grow Staff.



with Megan and Erl Brown

Calendar Apr 15, 2023 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Tired of paying rent? Wondering how you can buy a home and start building equity instead of paying someone else's mortgage? Come learn all about the home-buying process from industry experts! This is a chance to have all your questions answered. Best of all, USA Mortgage is offering a closing cost credit to all class participants! Join us and learn how you can take the next step toward home ownership! Please pre-register so that we may have materials available for everyone.

     Megan and Erl Brown, Realtor Team

     Maine Real Estate Experts

     Joel Gulstrom, Loan Officer,  USA Mortgage

*Closing cost credit is issued by USA Mortgage Company, Inc.  Issuance of closing costs credit does not guarantee commitment to lend. Equal Housing Opportunity Lender.


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