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“Easiest Chinese Cookbook” Virtual Cooking Class with Chris Toy

$20

with Chris Toy, Western Maine Health Community Resources

Calendar Current session started Sep 10, 2020

Learn to cook in a virtual classroom with instruction from cooking instructor and best-selling cookbook author, Chris Toy as he shows you some of his favorite recipes from his new cookbook. After registration, each participant will receive class materials including: • FOUR exclusive, high-quality, ad-free YouTube links (that you can watch over and over) that will take viewers to videos of Chris demonstrating and explaining exactly how to prepare each recipe: *Wok-Baked Five Seasons Whole Chicken *Homemade Egg Rolls with Duck Sauce *Wonton Soup *Stir-Fried Spicy Hoisin Pork With Steamed Rice • A signed copy of “Easiest Chinese Cookbook: Restaurant Favorites Made Simple”, which includes additional tips, substitution suggestions, troubleshooting, and more; • Three bonus videos: Quick Carving Wok-Baked Whole Chicken; how to choose and care for a wok; and how to choose, use, and care for a cleaver. • “Ask the Instructor” with Chris Toy’s contact information for you to reach out any time via email, text, chat, or phone to answer any questions personally relating to the class. Learn to cook by yourself or with a group of friends from the comfort of your own kitchen. This class makes learning the art of Chinese cooking fun and easy, no matter your culinary experience! FAQs Q: I can watch how-to videos free online. Why would I pay for this class? A: These high quality ad free videos are clear, simple, and step-by-step instructions. Unlike other online videos, they are directly connected to the contents of Chris Toy's cookbook, which includes additional tips, substitution suggestions, troubleshooting, and more. Q: How long and how often can I use the videos? A: After you register and pay for the class, you can watch them repeatedly once you receive the link to the information. There will be enough material in the class for 1-2 weeks taking into account reading through the recipes, watching the videos, and shopping for ingredients. Q: How do I get the cookbook? A: Once you register, you can pick it up at a central location. If you are unable to pick it up, we can arrange to mail it to you prior to the beginning of the class. Q: How will Chris be able to help me? A: After you register for the class, you will have Chris Toy's email address and his mobile phone number. You can email, call, or text him at any time. If you call and he does not answer just leave a text with your question and he will get back to you as soon as possible. Q: Why isn't this class using Zoom or some other way to meet up online? A: Our experience tells us that unless everyone has strong and reliable high-speed internet connections are unreliable, which is very frustrating and stressful. Using videos and the book, along with personalized support has been more effective for most students.

Breastfeeding Support Group
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Breastfeeding Support Group

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Current session started Oct 1, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 14 weeks

This group offers breastfeeding support and guidance tobreastfeeding mothers. Our certified lactation consultants andcertified lactation counselors will lead breastfeeding topics such asthe early weeks, fussy babies, common problems and solutions,going back to work, nutrition and long term breastfeeding success.Registration is required, please call WCGH lactation services at 505-4109. All participants will be contacted by the facilitator of thegroup for a verbal screening and will need to follow social distancingand masking guidelines.

Mother's Milk Support Group
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Mother's Milk Support Group

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Current session started Oct 6, 2020 at 12 pm

A support group for breastfeeding families. The informal groupprovides interaction as well as individual assistance when needed.Women wanting more information about breastfeeding are alsowelcome. Facilitated by a lactation consultant from OB/GYN.Registration is required, please call 301-8337. All participants willbe contacted by the facilitator of the group for a verbal screening andwill need to follow social distancing and masking guidelines. Meeting location will be confirmed during registration.

Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group ONLINE

Free

with Kara Kaikini, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Oct 27, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 20 weeks

This free support group is a great opportunity to meet other new breastfeeding mothers in your community, share experiences, and receive postpartum and newborn care information and support. A lactation consultant is on hand to answer your questions, provide guidance.

This group is currently meeting in an online or call-in format. Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Tuesdays 1-3pm.

FREE, registration required

Mothering Circle- ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Nov 1, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 20 weeks

Come together to share the story of your parenting journey and receive support, guidance, and inspiration. Discussion topics include: sleep, feeding, nurturing yourself, relationship changes, and even infant massage and baby-wearing. This group is flexible to address your own needs and concerns. This group is facilitated by a childbirth educator who is also a trained doula and breastfeeding counselor.

This group is currently meeting in an online or call-in format. Please register here to receive log-in or call-in information for this weekly group which meets on Thursdays 10-12pm.

FREE, registration required

Childbirth Education 3-week Series 12/03-12/17 6p-8:30p (Thursday) ONLINE
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Childbirth Education 3-week Series 12/03-12/17 6p-8:30p (Thursday) ONLINE

Free

with Ellen Kunkle, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Dec 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Registration is per person.

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily offering this class online. After you are registered, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in the class. Thank you for understanding.

These comprehensive classes are designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.

  • Class#1: Introduction to Labor & Delivery
    • Recommended for all first-time pregnant women and their birth partners, this class covers the stages and phases of labor, what to expect physically and emotionally, the importance of labor support, and more. You will also see birth videos. This class also includes a teaching tour of the Family Birth Center.
  • Class#2:Practical Skills and Comfort Measures
    • This class will cover comfort measures such as relaxation, breathing, and positions that you can use both at home and while at the hospital. Even mothers planning to use medication for pain relief will utilize skills to manage labor prior to and in conjunction with the use of medication.
  • Class#3: Medications and Interventions
    • Be an active participant in the decisions that affect you and your baby. Learn about induction of labor, unplanned cesareans, vacuum, fetal monitoring and more. Whether you are planning on using pain medications, or just want to understand the available options, this class will provide you the information you need to make informed decisions regarding pain relief.
  • Class#4: Putting It Together
    • To wrap it up, this class puts into practice all of the skills and knowledge from the first three classes in a labor rehearsal and birth plan exercise. This class also includes an opportunity for Q&A.

We recommend attending this class between the 28th and 32nd week of pregnancy.

 

 

Full Course

Childbirth Education One-Day Express 12/05 9a-4p (Saturday) ONLINE

Free

with Janet Oliver, MMC Childbirth Education

Calendar Dec 5, 2020 at 9 am

Registration is per person.

Due to the changes in Maine Medical's visitor guidelines, we are temporarily offering this class online. After you are registered, shortly before the class starts you will receive an email with information as to how to participate in the class. Thank you for understanding.

The One-Day Express Course covers all of the same information as the Childbirth Education 4-evening series in one full day.

Recommended for all first-time pregnant women and their birth partners, this class is designed to provide you and your labor partner with the information, skills, and resources to prepare you for the birth of your baby.

  • Introduction to Labor & Delivery You can expect to learn the stages and phases of labor, what to expect physically and emotionally, the importance of labor support, and more. You will also see birth videos and go on a teaching tour of the Family Birth Center.
  • Practical Skills and Comfort Measures You will learn comfort measures such as relaxation, breathing, and positions that you can use both at home and while at the hospital. Even mothers planning to use medication for pain relief will utilize skills to manage labor prior to and in conjunction with the use of medication.
  • Medications and Interventions Be an active participant in the decisions that affect you and your baby. Learn about induction of labor, unplanned cesareans, vacuum, fetal monitoring and more. Whether you are planning on using pain medications, or just want to understand the available options, you will take home the information you need to make informed decisions about pain relief.
  • Putting It Together The class will wrap up with a labor rehearsal and birth plan exercise as a way to practice all of the skills and knowledge learned in the class.

We recommend attending this class between the 28th and 32nd week of pregnancy.

 

Childbirth Preparation Class
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Childbirth Preparation Class

Free

with Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital Events

Calendar Next session starts Dec 5, 2020 at 10 am

Topics covered include stages of labor, pain relief options including relaxation, breathing, medications, epidural, complications, Caesarean birth and other questions you may have. Registration required, please call 505-4140.

Please note, per hospital policy, classes will adhere to masking and social distance guidelines. Please talk with your instructor for more information. 





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