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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Education: Boating Skills $ Seamanship I


with US Coastguard

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

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:

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

Calendar Feb 22, 2020 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

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

Will run

Woody Invasive Species


with Gary Mitchell

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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

Sahaja Yoga


with Jerry Mayfield

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

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

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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

SailBoat Racing


with Tom Brown

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Sailboat Racing

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

Calendar May 16, 2020 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

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

Calendar Jun 11, 2020 at 5:15 pm, runs for 1 week

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

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