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Maine Driving Dynamics (Dec) Under 65 years old
with Donald Saunders
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. Please bring your driver's license to class. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday.
This is an in-person class. Makeup class, if needed, Tuesday 12/12/23.
BLS (Basic Life Support) Healthcare Provider (Dec)
with Sonia Groesbeck
NOTE: This class has been rescheduled to 12/06/23 from 5:00-9:00p.
This professional certification course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and choking protocols for all age groups, as well as other advanced skills including ventilation with an advanced airway or bag mask device. This is an in-person class.
with Steve McGrath
Learn about the camera settings for landscapes. Topics will include shutter and aperture settings for the best exposure; understanding the use of natural light; finding the best composition; understanding the use of focal length lenses; using depth of field; and filters. This class is for digital cameras and smartphones alike. It’s helpful to have a tripod but not necessary. This is a live online class.
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.
Successful Scholarship Searches & Applications
with Nikki Vachon
Scholarships can go a long way in helping students cover college costs, but being successful in the scholarship application process can take some work. Learn about:
- how to build and work on your own scholarship application plan,
- different scholarship websites,
- how to best use a scholarship information tracker, and
- how to avoid some of the challenges of the scholarship process.
Students and parents interested in learning about the scholarship process can join Nikki Vachon, College Access Counselor with the Finance Authority of Maine for this one-hour workshop. 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.
Writing Federal Resumes (12/09 In-person)
with National Park Service Team
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 (12/09 Online)
with National Park Service Team
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.
Holiday Cookie Baking!
with JoAnne Wood
Join passionate baker JoAnne Wood for an evening of holiday baking! Get into the holiday spirit while learning how to make ginger sandwich cookies with orange buttercreaam filling, coconut meringue macaroons, neapolitan thumbprint cookes, and peppermint crunch double-chocolate chip cookes.
- This is an in-person class.
- The registration fee includes a $10 supplies fee
- The make up date, if needed is December 18th
JoAnne was born in England, grew up in San Francisco, and comes from a long line of fine British bakers. After graduation from the California Culinary Academy, she worked as a pastry chef at fine dining establishments in the San Francisco Bay area. Since moving to Maine in 2000, she has worked as a professional pastry chef, owned a dessert catering company, and taught cooking classes. She has a passion for cooking and baking, and for teaching people of all ages.
Google Tasks: Get it Done!
with Annie Sargent
This is a new date Google Tasks is a little known feature of the Google Suites. The tasks can be linked with calendar events, emails and other google features that can really assist with efficiently working through your to-do list without losing track of what you need to get done. This is an in-person class.
You’ll need a Gmail account for this workshop, and will need to know your account username and password. It’s ideal if you access your Gmail on the web vs. a computer-based program. If you’re not sure what this means, please contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you! Google applications are free and are a practical way to learn programs without investing in software.