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Ellsworth Adult and Community Education



Our Classes

Special Effects with Your Digital Camera

$80

with Steve McGrath

Calendar Apr 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Experiment with the special features and effects on your camera that allow you to capture images as diverse as sunsets, landscapes, panoramic photos as well as moving targets and photos from a distance or very close.  You’ll learn and experiment together.   This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Steve McGrath is a professional freelance photographer and photography teacher who has been creating images for 20 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. His love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion. Steve was an active member of the Gateway Camera Club for many years, and has won many ribbons and awards at fairs and competitions through the club and on his own. Many of his images have been published in school text books.

Ellsworth School Department Substitute Workshop (Apr)

Free

with Annie Sargent

Calendar Apr 10, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The Ellsworth School Department is looking for substitutes in all departments - teachers, ed techs, secretaries, bus drivers, and custodians.  Effective substitutes need to know how to access policies and procedures, as well as the facilities.  This workshop addresses these topics, as well as the application process, tools and tips for classroom management and instructional practices for substitute teachers.  It will be followed up by a meeting with school administrators at relevant schools. This is an in-person workshop.

Adulting 102: Money Grows

Free

with Steve Kautz

Calendar Apr 10, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

So, you’re on a budget, managing a bank account, and wondering about the next steps in your financial journey.

In Adulting 102, we will look at the differences between saving and investing and, if you are ready to invest, how to get started. Other topics will include protecting your assets (insurance), advanced budgeting, and understanding the role economics plays in our financial life.  Join Steve Kautz, Financial Education Programs Specialist from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour virtual workshop as you take the next steps into Adulting.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.  

This workshop is offered by FAME in partnership with adult education programs across Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot and Washington Counties. 

Will run

Healthy Homemade Soups on a Budget-Bean Soups

$20

with Annie Sargent

Calendar Apr 11, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Soups made with love can be a nourishing, flavorful and inexpensive way to feed your family. 

In this series, we will share techniques, tools, ingredients and tips learned through years of cooking for family and friends.  You’ll learn techniques about preparing ingredients, bringing them all together and tips on storage and serving.  A focus of the workshops will be the use of affordable and locally available ingredients, and adapting recipes to a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. Handouts, recipes and a small container of soup for your family to try will be provided.

Every culture has a signature bean soup recipe!  Beans are an inexpensive healthy protein that bring a nutritional, flavorful and hearty soup to satisfy big appetites. We’ll be making a Brazilian Black Bean soup and sharing lots of bean recipes from near and far.  This is an in-person class.

 

Note:  Registration waivers offered to families who use the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.  

Writing Federal Resumes (4/13 In-person)

Free

with National Park Service Team

Calendar Apr 13, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Applying for Federal jobs is different than applying for jobs in almost any other business or industry. Join representatives from Acadia National Park for a 2-hour workshop to learn about employment opportunities at Acadia, how to write a Federal Resume, and the application process.

Acadia National Park hires more than 100 seasonal and many permanent employees each year into jobs that have great potential for developing into exciting careers. Careers in maintenance, fee collection, education, interpretation, resource management, law enforcement, and more are available. This is a hybrid course.  If you sign up here, you're signing up for the in-person option. 

If you prefer to take the workshop online, (same date and time), register here.  

Writing Federal Resumes (4/13 Online)

Free

with National Park Service Team

Calendar Apr 13, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Applying for Federal jobs is different than applying for jobs in almost any other business or industry. Join representatives from Acadia National Park for a 2-hour workshop to learn about employment opportunities at Acadia, how to write a Federal Resume, and the application process. Acadia National Park hires more than 100 seasonal and many permanent employees each year into jobs that have great potential for developing into exciting careers. Careers in maintenance, fee collection, education, interpretation, resource management, law enforcement, and more are available. The team of presenters includes:

This is a hybrid course.  If you register here, you're signing up for the online option. 

If you prefer to take the workshop in-person (same date and time), register here.  

Yin & Yang Yoga (Apr/In-person)

$55

with Christina Krapf

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Heal the body, mind and spirit with a balancing flow of both gentle and challenging postures.  Get deep into the connective tissue with a restorative stretch, as well as get your heart pumping with an invigorating Vinyasa flow that links breath to movement. The goal is to create a state of peace and wellbeing. Class is suitable for all levels of experience.  This is an in-person class. 

Makeup class, if needed, 05/20/24. 

After a spiritual awakening in the summer of 2011, Christina was drawn to the yoga studio and meditation. She enjoyed each class so much that she kept going back to experience different types of yoga and different teachers. She has learned that relating to the teacher plays such a huge role in whether the class is fulfilling or not.  In 2014, Christina started working and training at CorePower Yoga in San Diego, California where she learned the benefits of Hot Yoga. This inspired her to get certified to teach through the studio, where she received her 200-hour certification in Hot and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Christina was also introduced to Yinki Yoga, a form of Yin or Restorative Yoga, with the added benefits of Reiki Healing Energy. She was then inspired to study Reiki and received certifications in Levels 1, 2 & 3, as well as Yin Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Over the past 12 years she has transformed her practice of yoga into her daily life on and off the mat.  After 20 years of being an all day standing hairdresser and having pain in her physical body, she experienced a huge relief both physically and mentally from her practices. Her passion for yoga has literally changed her life in every way, and she desires to share that with others looking to change theirs and to feel better within their bodies. She is very passionate about health and well-being and would love to share her knowledge and wisdom with you on the mat!

Holistic Health & Wellness (Apr)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the importance of movement, stress reduction, self-care (including sleep strategies, rest, self-love, self-forgiveness), healthy nutrition and mindfulness, and healthy relationships to improve your overall well-being. This course is in a lecture format with Q & A.  There will be journal prompts and handouts, as well as text, phone call or email check-ins, and a ZOOM meeting to review the course at the end. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.





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