SOUTH PARIS — Celebration Barn Theater is offering the community learning experiences focused on performance, movement, and equity at 190 Stock Farm Road, just off Route 117.

• Mad Science for the Stage (Saturday, Aug. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.) is a class for children ages 8-12. The class teaches young performers how to experiment with doing extraordinary things with ordinary objects. Taught by Fritz Grobe, one of the “Coke and Mentos” guys whose online videos have been seen more than 150 million times, students can learn from a pro who has traveled around the world performing his experiments. The $25 registration cost includes a Mad Science at Home kit.

• Celebration Barn Community Yoga classes offer a setting to bring more consciousness, movement, and creativity into people’s lives. Chair Yoga is a six-week series (Fridays, 10-11 a.m., Aug. 13 to Sept. 17) for anyone who would like to do yoga without the challenge of getting up and down from the floor. No experience is necessary. The cost is $50 for the series.

Flow Yoga (Thursdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m., Aug. 12 to Sept. 16) is an all-levels class, and the cost is $65 for the six-week series. Both yoga series include meditation, movement, and self-massage techniques to help participants align their bodies, hearts and minds to more fully engage in life off the mat.

• Embody Equity Play Tools: Understanding Racial Emotional Labor through Intentional Play (Saturday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) is a workshop led by performance artist, activist and community organizer René Goddess Johnson. It is designed to help participants understand white racial emotional labor and how it manifests itself in our bodies. Participants will engage in intentional play to delve into conversation and interaction, and can learn 13 tools to continue this work at home. The cost to register is $45. Scholarships are available because of the support from community partners. Those interested in scholarships should email [email protected] for more information.

All classes take place at Celebration Barn. To register, visit

Celebration Barn Theater is Maine’s center for physical theater training, creation, and performance. The barn’s mission is to inspire creativity and community by harnessing the power of live performance.

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