Filter by Category
Exercise & Outdoor Fun
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Education: Boating Skills $ Seamanship I
with US Coastguard
Boating Skills and Seamanship, a flagship boater education course, offers something for both the novice and the experienced boater. Not only will participants earn a nationally-recognized certificate that allows them to operate a boat in all states, but many insurance companies will offer certificate holders discounts on boat insurance. For a complete listing of course contents visit: www.cgaux.org/boatinged.
9 Monday sessions
Feb. 10 – April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., *no class 2/17
Course Fee: $65, certificate examination during week 9.
Birding: Winter Birds
with Dave Tucker
We will look for wintering ducks, grebes, and raptors, and keep an eye out for songbirds too. Bring to class: dress warmly and bring binoculars. Class will meet at the entrance gate of Fort Foster.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 8-10 a.m., *rain date 2/23
Course Fee: $14
Woody Invasive Species
with Gary Mitchell
This class will focus on what woody invasive species are and where they come from, why they are bad for our native ecosystem, how to identify our most common species and finally, how to remove these species. For the last ten years Gary Mitchell has been actively removing woody invasive species on various conservation preserves and loves teaching others how to do it themselves.
Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $13
with Jerry Mayfield
Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation developed by H.H.Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011). Through this process, one becomes balanced and integrated mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In this class you will learn chakra clearing techniques using natural elements and affirmations that will deepen the meditation experience. Sahaja Yoga does not require physical exerciese and no previous experience is necessary. Jerry voluntarily shares Sahaja Yoga.
3 Monday Sessions
March 16-30, 6-7:15 p.m.
Course Fee: Free, pre-registration is required
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with MOF GA
Learn the basics of soil science: composting, crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics include how to tell the difference between plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. Participants will receive free seeds.
Monday, April 6, 6-9 p.m.
Course Fee: $12
Material Fee: $5, paid to MOFGA at class
with Tom Brown
This course will cover the basics of yacht racing with an emphasis on local PSA Evening and Weekend racing. The Racing Rules are discussed, as is boat speed, crew assignments, prep, and tactics. Move up in your fleet or simply discover a new way to get out there on your boat! Tom is currently the long standing Race Committee's Principal Race Officer and brings many years of experience racing at all levels from Clubs to World Class events.
Tuesday, April 14- May 12, 6-8 p.m., 4 sessions *no class 4/21
Course Fee: $56
Birding: Migration Songbirds
with Dave Tucker
May is peak time for migrating songbirds, especially warblers. We will focus on identification tips, including field marks, bird song, and behavioral clues that can help identify these sometimes elusive migrants. Bring to class: binoculars. Class will meet at the entrance gate of Fort Foster. Additional fee may be required for entrance to Fort Foster.
Saturday, May 16, 7-10 a.m., *rain date 5/17
Course Fee: $14
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
with Cheryl Mazanec
Bring your yoga practice outside, connect with nature, for an evening of first basic paddle and safety instruction before we anchor the boards down and indulge in an hours all level relaxing Yoga class on a paddleboard. No experience necessary. Cheryl is RYT 200 Yoga Certified, as well as an Occupational Therapist, Nutritionist, Life Coach, and Natural Product Producer. Paddleboard, anchor, PDF, and paddle provided. Bring to class: arrive with clothing that could get wet and that you are comfortable to move in. Class meets at the Public Boat Launch behind Traip Academy.
Thursday, June 11, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $40