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Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball - Session 5
with Gordon Wissinger
This two-week course that will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed other than clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first half of the class will include instruction, with the second half of the class open for games. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 05/16/19.
Downeast Picklers Instructors Anthony Eaton, Gordon Wissinger and Chris Cherry provide many years experience spent developing their skills at playing and teaching competitive and recreational pickleball. Anthony and Gordon have played competitive pickleball at the highest skill levels in both Maine and Arizona.
Dress for Success on a Shoestring (Session 1)
with Rebecca Alley and Annie Sargent
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to dress for success. Join us for a four-session workshop to share tips on looking your best at interviews or on the job. This workshop will include field trips to local establishments. Fee waivers available for Learning Center participants. No class 04/12/19 or 04/19/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/10/19.
Dress for Success on a Shoestring (Session 2)
with Rebecca Alley and Annie Sargent
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to dress for success. Join us for a four-session workshop to share tips on looking your best at interviews or on the job. This workshop will include field trips to local establishments. Fee waivers available for Learning Center participants. No class 04/15/19; makeup class (if needed) 05/06/19.
Fears - Eliminate Fears with Hypnosis
with Hugh Sadlier
Discover the roots of your fears in hypnosis. Release whatever had caused your fears to take hold and free yourself completely from them. By creating new, positive thoughts, feelings and perceptions, you can enjoy being the new, transformed you.
Hugh Sadlier is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people, in individual sessions, on more than 300 different issues. Hugh maintains offices in Portland and Blue Hill.
Fly Fishing - Basic Fly Casting
with Kevin Tracewski
The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a “hands-on” course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done is small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encourage to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course. Makeup class (if needed) Sunday 04/04/19.
This course will be taught in Orono by Registered Maine Guide Kevin Tracewski.
Directions will be sent to registered students.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners
An introduction to the basics of organic gardening, presented by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Heartsaver Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
with Ernest West
A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Makeup class (if needed) 04/12/19.
Hunter Safety - Archery *Mon/Sat
with Ernest West
Please be aware that this class meets on two separate days. If you choose, you may complete an online component in place of the Monday night session. You must complete and pass the online portion, and bring your printed certificate to the Saturday class. Registration is still required through Adult Ed. Please give us a call for more information.
This archery education course will provide students with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. The course covers equipment, personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, ethics and landowner rights. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend both classes to receive your certificate. This class is required to be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit.
First Class: Monday 04/01/19 6:00p-9:00p
Second Class: Saturday 04/13/19 9:00a-4:00p
Please bring a bag lunch & drinks for the Saturday session. There is not enough time during the lunch break to leave the premises.
Ernie West has been teaching CPR and First Aid courses for 20 years. After retiring from the military, he has worked at Jackson Lab and also as a CNA. His passion is teaching safety classes. In addition to CPR/First Aid courses, he teaches outdoor recreation courses for the State of Maine in Hancock and Washington counties.