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College Success

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Oct 18, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

A blended learning class, designed for you to invest in your college readiness. The first and last classes (Fridays 10/18/19 & 12/13/19) will be “live” (in person) at Ellsworth Adult Ed from 1:00p-3:00p, and the intervening classes will be completed online. You will increase your readiness by understanding yourself as a learner, and the student and community resources important to success; practice reading, writing, and digital skills necessary to succeed in your early college courses; develop study strategies to effectively navigate your college classes; and, better understand the expectations of college instructors and how to meet those expectations. The requirements will include readings, assessments, videos, online discussions, and essays. Makeup class, if needed, 12/20/19.

Comic Books: Telling Stories in Words and Images

$85

with Carmine Leighton

Calendar Sep 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore storytelling through comic book creation. Comic books, in recent years, have become widely regarded in the adult world media. You will learn a short history of comic books and explore the mechanics of construction. We will also experiment with creative elements of storytelling through words and pictures. There is no right or certain way to create a comic, and this is your story to tell, how you choose, by creating a 3-4 page story utilizing several techniques of traditional comic formatting. We will practice several styles of drawing techniques, as well as experiment with comic and cartooning tools used in the industry. This class is technology-free but if you choose to work on your personal computers with application and stylus, the instructor is open to exploring that as well. No experience necessary, we’re here to learn and have fun! Please bring to each class an idea, even an inkling of an idea, for a comic book story that you would like to create. Consider one or two characters, real or imagined, that you want to feature in the comic. If you have supplies that you would like to work with, please feel free to bring them. The materials are provided as part of the registration fee. Makeup class, if needed, 10/24/19.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 1)

$30

with Marty Lambert

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course 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 when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Please visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. Makeup class, if needed, 10/21/19.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 2)

$30

with Chris Cherry

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course 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 when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Please visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. No class 11/11/19; makeup class, if needed, 11/25/19.

Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 3)

$30

with Anthony Eaton

Calendar Oct 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This three-week course 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 when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use. No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Please visit us on Facebook or at our website: www.downeastpickleball.com. No class 11/11/19; makeup class, if needed, 11/25/19.

East Coast Swing for Beginners

$32

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Oct 20, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks

East Coast Swing is a social rhythm partner dance done in 6 and 8 beat patterns in closed position with a 4/4 rhythm, set on a circular rotation left or right. It has also been referred to as "jitterbug”, Lindy and Triple Swing or at its most basic "swing dance" and takes its roots from Lindy Hop. This dance is done to big band type music, jazz, rock n' roll, disco, and pop, and has a fast and fun tempo that is very versatile to dance to. East Coast Swing incorporates lots of turns, spins and fun hair loops. It can be danced to slow or fast music with triple steps and rock steps. Songs like: "Great Balls of Fire" or "At the Hop" are popular for this energetic dance style. Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! Makeup class, if needed, 11/24/19.

Easy India Cuisine

$34

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Dec 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore the exotic and delightful flavors of Indian cuisine! Dishes will include:

  • Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Spinach Masala;
  • Butter Chicken;
  • Whole Wheat Naan bread with Onion Chutney & Raita;
  • Pistachio Kulfi (ice cream); and
  • Nankhatai (eggless Indian cookies)

Makeup class, if needed, 12/09/19.

Ellsworth School Department Substitute Teacher Orientation

Free

with Ann Sargent

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Effective substitute teachers need to know how to access policies and procedures, facilities and lesson plans. They also need to understand the school culture and have a toolkit of instructional, classroom and behavior management strategies. This workshop addresses these topics for the Ellsworth Schools and will be followed up by a tour at each building. Makeup class, if needed, 10/09/19.

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