Classes and Workshops

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of our upcoming classes and workshops, and check back in often!

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If there is a course you want to take, or if you have a skill you would like to teach others, be in touch. Many of our most popular courses have started with a request from one community member. We would love to hear from you.

Some classes are drop-in, and others ask for pre-registration -- either way, signing up for classes ahead of time helps us (and the instructors) know how many people to expect. Sometimes we have to cancel a class if not enough people are signed up, while other times classes fill up fast -- so, if you’re interested, let us know!

There are scholarship funds available for classes and workshops. It is a core belief of the center that our programs should be accessible to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

For information about scholarships, contact us at 207-733-2233.

To donate to our scholarship fund, click here

CCLC's News

Yoga for Less Stress & Better Sleep

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23 (6 week session)

A blend of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative Yoga, designed to gently stretch, strengthen, and relax the body. Classes will focus on gentle alignment, and bringing the shoulders, back, and hips back...

February Pottery Intensive with Tim Christensen

Thursday-Sunday, February 23-26, 2017

Treat yourself to time in the pottery studio this winter! Potter and sgraffito artist Tim Christensen will be back to teach another intensive pottery course at the CCLC from Feb 23-26, 2017....

Seed Starting Workshop

Saturday, February 25, 1-4 pm

Part of our 2017 Gardening Series  Want to learn to start seeds for your vegetable gardens? This workshop will cover how to select the right seeds (Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Hybrids? Confused?...

Pottery Classes - 8 week sessions

Starting the week of Feb 27th!

Announcing... NEW POTTERY CLASSES at the CCLC! We have a new pottery teacher who is ready to start teaching classes. Six people is the minimum we need to fill a class, and she's available to teach up to...

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop w/ Paula & Laszlo Kovecses

Sunday, March 5, 1-4 pm

This pruning workshop will start with a slide show presentation of proper pruning, rejuvenating, maintenance, and techniques of fruit trees to produce healthy delicious fruits. We will then venture...

Fruit Tree Grafting & Scionwood Exchange

6th Annual Downeast Scionwood Exchange & Grafting Demonstration

Sunday, March 12, 1-4 pm

This class is for everyone interested in growing fruit trees! Presented in partnership with Healthy Acadia.  This day is all about learning and sharing from your neighbors. Please bring any scionwood...

Soil Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 1-4 pm

Part of our 2017 Gardening Series  This workshop will focus on the importance of fertile soil and also talk about organic composting methods. Each participant will bring a sample...

Woody Plant Identification Workshop

Saturday, May 13, 1-4 pm

Part of our 2017 Gardening Series  Join us for a walk around the CCLC campus and surroundings to learn how to identify native and non-native plants in Down East Maine. See what woody plants...

Hugelkultur Workshop

Saturday, June 10, 1-4 pm

Part of our 2017 Gardening Series  This workshop will be hands-on building of a Hugelkultur – a sustainable, organic, self fertilizing, self-watering raised bed garden system.  ...

Composting Workshop

Saturday, September 30, 1-4 pm

Part of our 2017 Gardening Series  This workshop will be hands-on building of a three bin composting system! We’ll talk about proper composting, what compost does for your gardens, and recipes...

Monday Night Music Circle

Monday Night Music Circle

2nd, 4th & 5th Monday every month at 7:00 pm

Monday Night Music Circle: this is a cornerstone of CCLC events, and it happens on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Monday of every month, starting at 7 pm. Bring an instrument, or your voice, or just come to...

Sacred Harp Singing

First Saturday, Every Month, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Potluck Supper to Follow

Sacred Harp, or shape note singing, is a form of a cappella sacred music that became popular in America during the early nineteenth century. It started in New England, but it was the singings in...