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Gold LEAF Institute Course Catalogue


Out and About in Maine


with Barb Toner

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 10 am

In-Person Class

As most of us know, Western Maine has a lot to offer outdoor enthusiasts in all four seasons. This new Gold Leaf opportunity joins the paddling trips, light hikes, walks and snowshoes of past offerings into one package geared to take advantage of local resources. There will be an activity or two for each month of each term based on seasonal conditions. For this term we will work to fit in another paddle during October foliage time, and then gentle hikes, snowshoes or Nordic skiing as snow accumulates, in November, December, and January. We will be keeping a close eye on the weather before each event and keep participants posted. Our goal is to be safe, have fun and get outside!

Tuesday, October 18 - (snow/rain date Wednesday the October 26)

Tuesday November 15 - (snow/rain date Thursday November 22)

Thursday, December 15 - (snow date Tuesday December 20)

Thursday, January 12 - (snow date Tuesday January 17)

Barbara Toner, from New Vineyard, loves getting out and enjoying hiking, skiing, paddling or a good long walk, especially with old and new friends.

Sarah Carlson, the co-host for this class, is retired after many happy years teaching in RSU 9. She currently teaches at UMF. Sarah is an avid outdoor enthusiast who finds much enjoyment in nature-whether skiing, on a bike, on foot or in the water!

Will run

Dining Out


with Patricia Overall

Calendar Nov 3, 2022 at 11:30 am

In-Person Class

Participants will meet about once a month for lunch or dinner at various restaurants in the Farmington area. Reservations will need to be firm one week prior to the date. Participants will order from the standard menu and receive separate checks.

First Thursday of the month at 11:30

November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2

Patricia has been a member of Gold LEAF for three years.  She is a retired high school mathematics teacher, who later worked in hotel management and other occupations, including NACA, now NASA,  and working as a bartender. She has lived in 18 states and obviously enjoys eating out.

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