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English Essentials

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 13 weeks

If you want to practice strategies for reading and writing in a safe, friendly environment, this is the course for you. Reading and writing are complex and the teacher will share the skills necessary to understand what you read, and to build your vocabulary and your confidence with writing. Using articles, books, vocabulary exercises and online computer applications, increase your ability to read, write, remember, and feel confident in the world. Ongoing enrollment.

English for College and Careers (Mon/Wed)

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

This is a self-paced course which can be taken for diploma credit, designed to help adults improve their writing and reading while preparing for college entrance exams, college classes, and the world of work. We will cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support. We will practice pre-writing, planning, research, and organizing our writing. Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content and support will be emphasized. An aspect of the practice will be reading diverse materials and analyzing them for main ideas, supporting evidence, and the proper use of the mechanics of English, all while increasing digital literacy. Ongoing enrollment.

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English for College and Careers (Tue/Thu)

Free

with Emily Nash

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 13 weeks

This is a self-paced course which can be taken for diploma credit, designed to help adults improve their writing and reading while preparing for college entrance exams, college classes, and the world of work. We will cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support. We will practice pre-writing, planning, research, and organizing our writing. Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content and support will be emphasized. An aspect of the practice will be reading diverse materials and analyzing them for main ideas, supporting evidence, and the proper use of the mechanics of English, all while increasing digital literacy. Ongoing enrollment.

Full Course

Fall Soups and Breads

$34

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The perfect way to warm up on chilly fall evenings is with homemade soup and bread!  In this class we will make:

  • Lasagna Soup with Garlic Parmesan Bread Sticks;
  • Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup (Tom Kha Thale) with Spicy Thai Corn Fritters; and
  • German Sausage and Cabbage Hot Pot with Soft Pretzels and Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce.

Makeup class, if needed, 11/18/19.

Firearms Hunter Safety

$10

with Ernest West

Calendar Sep 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This course is taught by a trained, certified instructor according to statewide standards. Course covers the following topics: proper firearms handling (rifle and shotgun), personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, and landowner relations. This is a home study course; a workbook will be given out at the Monday night class to be completed before the Saturday class. 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 - give us a call for more information. Please bring a bag lunch to the Saturday class. Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult. Mon 6:00p-9:00p 09/30/19 First Class Sat 9:00a-4:00p 10/05/19 Second Class

Guided Relaxation: Yoga Nidra

$52

with Hannah Horecka

Calendar Sep 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Release deeply held tension and stress with a guided deep relaxation called Yoga Nidra. Using blankets and mats, the students find a comfortable place to rest on their back and are led through a guided meditation where they completely relax their body. This deep relaxation practice can help relieve stress and anxiety, transform negative habits, improve focus, and improve sleep. It is also said that a 30-minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to 2-4 hours of sleep! No yoga or meditation experience needed.

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Heartsaver Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR AED (Session 1)

$70

with Ernest West

Calendar Oct 25, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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, and 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, 11/01/19.

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Heartsaver Adult and Pediatric First Aid CPR AED (Session 2)

$70

with Ernest West

Calendar Dec 6, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

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, and 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, 12/13/19.





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