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* Healing workshop. Michael Harner's "The Way of the Shaman" two-day workshop will be held Saturday and Oct. 6 in Haiku. Participants will explore "core shamanism," a method of providing soul healing that assists the body and mind from past trauma and current illness. Sponsored by The Foundation for Shamanic Studies and led by Nancy Friedrich. Cost is $245. For preregistration, call 269-5137, or firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting SoulMattersMaui.com
* EdVenture classes. The University of Hawaii Maui College is offering the following classes. For information or to register, call 984-3231.
** "Introduction to French" with Olivia Techoueyres will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 4. In this introductory course, you will learn basic French so that you can communicate while traveling in any French-speaking country. Requirements: Students should purchase French Now from Barron's Level 1 as a textbook for this class. Cost is $169.
** "Golf for Beginners: Playing in Paradise" with Dodd Hessey will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 23 at Maui Lani Golf Course. This class, designed for the novice or golfers with very modest experience, will introduce you to the fundamentals of golf: stance, grip, posture, and swing mechanics. Note: Instructor will notify students by phone prior to class of equipment needs. Cost is $279.
* Art classes. The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., is offering the following art classes. For details or to register, call 572-6560 or visit huinoeau.com.
** "Beginning Abstract Painting in Oil/Acrylic" with Terry Lopez will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, through Nov. 4 (no class on Oct. 7). Students will explore contemporary abstract techniques and incorporate them into their own paintings. Prerequisite: Students should have some previous experience working in either oil or acrylic. Cost is: $350 ($438 nonmember). A supply list is posted online at huinoeau.com under the class description.
** "Macro Photography: Digital Photography Level 2" with Aubrey Hord will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. This class combines the skills learned in Level 1 and 2 and applies it to shooting with a macro lens. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography, Beginner's Guide class series, or equivalent experience. Cost is: $80 ($100 nonmember) plus lab fee: $5.
** "Plein Air Pastel I" with Michael Clements will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This workshop will focus on soft pastel as a medium for plein air painting. Students will discover the different types of soft pastel available as well as their various attributes and applications. Prerequisite: An understanding of drawing and painting principles. Cost is: $130 ($163 nonmember). A supply list is posted online at huinoeau.com under the class description.
** "Advanced Independent Fine Jewelry Studies - Level 3" with David Welty will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 16 (No class on Oct. 26). This course is designed for advanced jewelry students who are self-directed, focused, goal-oriented, seeking "one-on-one" instruction for their specific questions and individual goals, and want to advance their correct production technique. Cost is: $350 ($438 nonmember) plus supply and lab fee: $150.
* Patch Classes. Patch is a nonprofit organization offering basic classes to assist in becoming a licensed day care provider. For information or to register, call 242-9232 or 249-0101 or visit www.patchhawaii.org.
** "Behavior Goes Off Track" will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, PATCH Office 1063 Lower Main St., Suite C-214, Wailuku. Free child care. Class will cover how to respond to challenging behaviors in infants and toddlers.
** "Basic Series 7 Introduction to Family Child Care" will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Class will cover introduction to family child care as a service, business and profession.
** "Basic Series 318 The Business of FCC, Part I: The Basics" will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Class will cover an overview of how to start a self-owned business.