Spring Super Saturday Keeps Students Busy, From Baskets To Butterflies
Instructor Shanelle Coolidge of United Ambulance, left, lets Krupskaia Nunes practice putting on a bandage during the CPR/First Aid class held on April 7 as part of Lewiston Adult Education's Super Saturday.
Super Saturday students learned how to raise plants that will attract butterflies and the basics of organic gardening during Super Saturday classes on April 7.
The classes at Lewiston High School included one on electric vehicles held in a basement garage to one on yoga and meditation in a carpeted classroom. Bill Hensley, a Lewiston School Department technology support specialist, shared his knowledge of electric cars. Stasia Minkowsky, who teaches meditation at Lewiston Adult Education, showed how to combine meditation and yoga poses.
Bill Hensley, right, talks to students about some of the basics of a Chevrolet Bolt. Hensley is also a technology support specialist for the Lewiston School Department.
Laura Personette, program coordinator of 4H Community Central taught about the kinds of butterflies in the area and what kind of plants will draw them to a person's yard. Students planted seeds of zinnias or butterfly weed in plant pots to help begin a potential butterfly garden at their homes.
Soil played a part in another classroom on Saturday. BrennaMae Thomas-Googins, a member of the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association who runs Patch Farm in Denmark, told about organic gardening.
Shanelle Coolidge of United Ambulance taught the day-long CPR/First Aid class to students. In addition to CPR, students learned how to apply bandages and how to use an EpiPen if a person is suffering an allergic reaction. Nancy Callahan held an all-day Henna class about that began with a description of designs before students got to work on designs on their hands.
Martha Chessie taught the other day-long class, Oval Twill Basket, in the Lewiston High School cafeteria. She will return to Lewiston Adult Education on April 25 to show how to make a Berry Picking Basket.
The next Super Saturday classes will be held in October 2018. A class schedule will be listed in the fall brochure for Lewiston Adult Education, which is scheduled to be released in August.
Laura Personette of 4H shows off a package of Butterfly Weed before helping students plant them in pots during her class on Super Saturday.
by Michael Reagan
on April 9, 2018
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