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Mobility & Stability for 50+: Building Strength & Independence (April)

$65

with Amy Dalrymple Boles and Missy Gaston

Calendar Apr 12, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Overall health and independence are important for everyone of all ages.  In this class, we focus on three main components: 

  1. Increasing your MOBILITY;
  2. Improving your STABILITY; and
  3. Gaining STRENGTH, 

all while learning functional movements that enrich everyday life.  Be challenged and have fun in a peer supported environment with an excellent, seasoned coaching staff.  Everything you need to know for each class is taught, discussed and practiced with the watchful eye of your coaches.  Join your peers at CrossFit Breakwater!  This is an in person class.

Amy Dalrymple Boles has over 8 years of CrossFit experience, and has worked with all ages ranging from 5-92.  She has her CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, along with many specialty certifications.  Her keen eye for movement alignment and adapting workouts to your needs ensure a supportive environment every step of your journey.

Missy Gaston Missy is a retired teacher and now CrossFit coach with her CrossFit Level 1 certification.  She has been participating in CrossFit for over 8 years and encourages everyone to attain a broader scope of functional movement.

 

 

 

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Google Drive: Get It Organized

$46

with Chris Suggs

Calendar Apr 15, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Google Drive is an example of a cloud-based place where you can create and save files of all kinds - word documents, spreadsheets, surveys and more.  You can access the files from most devices and more than one person can work on them at the same time.  If you’re using it for personal use, Drive applications are free.  It’s a practical way to learn programs without investing in software.

This workshop is designed for people who already use Google Drive and want to learn how to make the most of Drive including uploading, organizing, naming and sharing files.  This is a live online class.

No class 04/22/21.

If you'd like an introduction to Google Drive, please send an email to adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org, and we'll be happy to assist you! 

 

 

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Beekeeping - Intermediate

$55

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Apr 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to look in more detail at key aspects of beekeeping, particularly helpful to those who wish to run several hives and get the most out of them. The course is a good follow-on from the beginner’s course.  Building up hive strength, swarm prevention, splitting hives, making nucs, disease prevention, feral colony relocation and honey production are all covered.  This is a live online class.

Makeup class, if needed, 05/17/21.

Peter Cowin, a/k/a the Bee Whisperer, started keeping bees in the 1970s at the age of 11, and now tends to more than 130 colonies.  He is past President of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and mentor to many local beekeepers.  Peter runs a beekeeping supply store in Hampden, Maine.  He sells packaged bees and produces queens and makes hundreds of nucleus colonies for sale each year.  His bees produce thousands of pounds of honey per year sold under the Bee Whisperer name.  Peter has been teaching beekeeping at his honey farm and for Adult Ed for more than eight years.

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The Best of Brazilian Food
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The Best of Brazilian Food

$68

with Silvia Mathewson

We learn so much about culture and lifestyle through food.  Join Silvia Mathewson for four "evenings in Brazil" as she prepares dishes from her native land.  While she's cooking, she'll reflect on her life and culture. The dishes highlight the rich and varied Brazilian cuisine, and are as warm comforting, rich and vibrant as the music, people and culture of Brazil. 

Feijoada is a black bean stew that is cooked with a variety of salted and smoked meats. The rich, smoky stew is served with rice, greens and orange slices, topped with toasted cassava flour (farofa).   

For special occasions, Muqueca, a dish of Angolan origin, typical of the states of Northeastern Brazil. It can be prepared with various types of fish and shellfish and stewed with onions, tomatoes, peppers, coriander, coconut milk and Dende. 

Finally Xinxin, another dish of African origin adopted to the cuisine of the State of Bahia. Composed of chicken, peanuts, cashews and tomatoes.

We’ll send you a handout with ingredients and recipes, as well as a map of Brazil (maybe even some musical suggestions) so you can prepare and get the most out of your experience.  If you want to cook along, just purchase the ingredients and prep them before each class, or you can just watch and enjoy.  This is a live online class.

Silvia Mathewson came to Maine from Brazil in 2016 with her American husband. Here she took up the study of English and, two years later, began to teach cooking classes for continuing education programs, drawing on her knowledge of Brazilian cuisine.  With a background as an archivist and historian, having worked with cultural institutions and political consulting firms, she found it was time to launch a new career. 

 

 

Ballroom Dance for Beginners

$35

with Sheri Kean

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a wedding or special event coming up, or do you just want to learn the basics of the traditional Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing?  Join us for a great time socializing and learning to dance, and it’s also great exercise! Due to COVID-19 CDC Guidelines, at this time we can only accept couples. 

As Ellsworth Adult Education is a public school program, everyone will be required to wear a mask (they will be provided if you don't bring one) and maintain a 6' distance from other couples.  Hand sanitizer will be available as well. 

The Elks Lodge is providing the location at no cost during the time of COVID.  The Elks appreciate donations and pass them on to a local charity.  

Makeup class (if needed) 6/16/2021

Parenting in These Times

Free

with Stacey Wood

Calendar May 6, 2021 at 6 pm

All parents have challenges and during these times parenting can be overwhelming. You are not alone!  Are you  interested in parent education that doesn’t tell you how to parent? Looking for simple and practical strategies you can adapt to suit your own values, beliefs and needs? Then the Triple P Positive Parenting Program  is for you. The benefits can be dramatic and long-lasting.  This particular series supports families with children up to age 12. 

This 3-part series, live on-line, focuses on sharing ideas to: 

• encourage behavior you like 

• deal with problem behavior 

• become confident as a parent 

• be realistic about parenting

• take care of yourself

These seminars will be interactive so you'll have time to ask questions.   You will also receive handouts on topics of interest to you.   We hope it is just the beginning providing support for parents in our community!  We encourage your input!

If you want to learn more about the curriculum here is a link to the Triple-P Positive Parenting Program  website.  

If you have any questions or want to learn more please reach out to Annie Sargent at asargent@ellsworthschools.org or 207.664.7110.   Ellsworth Adult Education provides support for people new to ZOOM.   During the registration process you'll learn more. 

This program is brought to you by the Ellsworth School Department in support of every child's first teachers! 

 

 

Maine Driving Dynamics-Session 2 (May) 65+

$25

with To Be Determined

Calendar May 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This section is for students 65+ years of age; if you are under 65 years of age, please register for the other section of this class. 

A Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways.

The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion and participation.  Upon completion, students will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.  Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course, so check with your company for details. This is an in person class; face masks are required. 

Makeup class, if needed, Tuesday 05/18/21.

 

Maine Driving Dynamics-Session 2 (May) Under 65 years old

$40

with To Be Determined

Calendar May 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This section is for students under 65 years of age; if you are 65+ years of age, please register for the other section of this class to receive the discount (same time and dates). 

A Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways.

The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion and participation.  Upon completion, students will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.  Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course, so check with your company for details. This is an in person class; face masks are required. 

Makeup class, if needed, Tuesday 05/18/21.

 





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