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Ellsworth Adult Education



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Career Pathways & Technology for Your Future (Tuesday)

Free

with Vanessa Richards

Calendar Jan 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 20 weeks

This course is designed to build a tool kit for success. You will learn skills to become a confident learner and improve computer skills. If you're planning on continuing your education, you'll research options and complete financial aid forms. If you're seeking work, you'll do a job search, write a resume, fill out job applications, and prepare for interviews. Several technology workshops may be facilitated on the topics of Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Drive and Applications, managing files and folders, cloud storage, web-based learning, and more. Whether you are continuing your education or want to get organized to find and keep rewarding work, this course is for you. Ongoing Enrollment.

Please contact Ellsworth Adult Education at 664-7110 or adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to make an appointment.

Overpaying or Under Insured-Guide to Finding the Right Mix of Commercial Insurance: Small Business Academy-Managing Business Operations & Keeping it Running Series

$50

with Kevin Foster

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

So many business people know insurance is important, but don’t know how to shop around.  Learn about why it’s important to have insurance, no matter how small your business and how to compare different types of coverages, companies, options and explore Liability, versus Commercial Property and Automotive, Workers Comp and more. There will be some hands-on work comparing options, so you can learn how to read, interpret and choose just the right policies at the right price for your business. 

We encourage you to take all the workshops in our Small Business Academy.  Search for Small Business Academy and all nine courses will appear.  If you sign up for all nine and come to 7 you will receive a refund of $200.  The Small Business Academy is sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.   

Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
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Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

$15

with Maine Organic Farmers & 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.  Makeup class (if needed) 04/15/20.

The Latin Dances - An Appetizer
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The Latin Dances - An Appetizer

$25

with David Koenka

Join us for this beginner class for a taste of the Tango, Rumba and Cha-Cha.  You will be taught the basics of Latin dancing.  Class will move at the speed of the students’ comfort level. Makeup class (if needed) 05/17/20.

Google Slides

$45

with Ann Sargent

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Google slides is a user friendly on-line presentation program that makes it easy to organize ideas, graphics, photos and videos for work, school and/or community or work presentations similar to Microsoft Excel. It’s free and accessible from all devices and easy to share. Basic computer skills, including hardware and software basics, surfing the internet, a Gmail account and exposure to Google drive are required for this workshop.  No class 04/20/20; makeup class (if needed) 05/11/20.

Hunter Safety - Archery
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Hunter Safety - Archery

$10

with Ernest West

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.  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 class is required to be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit.

Please come prepared with a bagged lunch, snacks and drinks for the Saturday session.  There is not enough time during the lunch break to leave the premises. 

Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Does Your Legal Structure Still Fit Financially?: Small Business Academy-Managing Business Operations & Keeping it Running Series

$50

with Rudman & Winchell

Calendar Apr 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Regardless of your initial legal structure, now is the time to determine if it still fits the needs of your business.  Tax laws are constantly changing and the need for capital is always present, so it's crucial to evaluate which business structure offers you the advantages that will save money and help your business grow. Your goal is to maximize the flexibility of the ownership structure by considering your unique business and personal needs. Make up date, if needed. Is April 21, 2020.

We encourage you to take all the workshops in our Small Business Academy.  Search for Small Business Academy and all nine courses will appear.  If you sign up for all nine and come to 7 you will receive a refund of $200.  The Small Business Academy is sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.   

What About the Photos?
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What About the Photos?

$45

with Ann Sargent

Now that photos are digital no one prints them out anymore.  Learn the very basics about how to transfer photos from your camera or phone to your computer, how to access them on your computer and send them to friends and family and/or  to be printed.  All computers and devices are different, so this workshop will share the general processes.  Basic computer skills, including hardware and software basics as well as email are required for this workshop. At the first session you’ll learn what hardware, if any, you should bring to the second session if you want to do some hands on work (computer, camera or other photo device, connecting cords, and thumb drive are all helpful).  No class 04/24/20; makeup class (if needed) 05/08/20.





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