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Ellsworth Adult Education

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Fly Fishing - Basic Fly Casting


with Kevin Tracewski

Calendar Apr 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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 encouraged 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.

This course will be taught in Orono by Registered Maine Guide Kevin Tracewski (directions will be sent to registered students).

Makeup class (if needed) Saturday 04/25/20.

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Hunter Safety - Crossbow
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Hunter Safety - Crossbow


with Ernest West

This course covers personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, ethics, map and compass, and landowner rights. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend the full class in order to receive your certificate. This class is required to be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit. This class is held immediately following the Saturday portion of the Archery Hunter Safety course.

Am I a Leader or Manager: Small Business Academy-Human Resources & Leadership vs. Management Series


with Terri Swanson

Calendar Apr 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

As a small business owner, these roles are often played by the same person.  How do you know which hat to wear? Join us for this session and learn how navigate between these two critical roles. Make up date, if needed.  The Small Business Academy is sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.   

Quickbooks for Beginners


with Kitty Barbee

Calendar Apr 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This workshop focuses on the desktop version of QuickBooks.  Classes will include both hands-on learning as well as instructor led training.  Laptops will be provided.

QuickBooks is recognized as the #1 accounting solution for small businesses to help with your invoicing, tracking sales and expenses, and handling your bookkeeping requirements for tax preparation.


This five-week workshop will help you better understand how to use and activate the key features found in QuickBooks so you can process payments faster, record sales and expenses transactions, and keep your accounting records up-to-date and accurate.  If you are a first-time user or just need hands-on help with your questions, this is the workshop for you.

Who should attend:

  • Any business owner wanting to implement a sound accounting tool for their business;
  • Anyone seeking to better understand the features and capabilities of QuickBooks.

Makeup class (if needed) 06/03/20.


Full Course

Spanish-Intermediate-Session 2


with Gilda Garcia

Calendar Apr 30, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 9 weeks

This course is intended for people who already know the basics of the Spanish language, and will focus on grammar, practice of casual conversations, traditions and Spanish culture. A great option for people wishing to travel to Spanish speaking countries. The book will be the same used in the basic course. A quick review of the basic course will also be included.  No class 04/21/20 or 05/12/20; makeup class (if needed) 06/16/20.

Maine Driving Dynamics (Session 2)


with Donald Saunders

Calendar May 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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. Makeup class, if needed, 05/12/20.

Fee: Under age 65 - $50.00; age 65 and over - $35.00. To receive the discount, please register directly with Ellsworth Adult Education at 664-7110.

Ellsworth School Department Substitute Teacher Orientation Session 4


with Ann Sargent

Calendar May 6, 2020 at 1 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.

Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 3)


with Molly Shields

Calendar May 7, 2020 at 4:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Yoga is for everyone, no one is too old or too stiff. Molly teaches yoga poses with a focus on individual ability and working toward body alignment. Her goal is to help others realize and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice.  

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