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Anatomy and Physiology


with Marti Dayton

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 11 weeks

This course provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the body. Students will be introduced to mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body and the problems that can ensue when the mechanisms do not function properly. This course will involves participating in lectures, lab activities, projects, dissections, making of models and diagrams, journal writing and evaluating clinical studies. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn high school diploma credit. No class 02/21/19 or 04/18/19. Makeup class (if needed) 05/02/19.


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


with Ernest West

Calendar Dec 7, 2018 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. This course 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) 12/14/18.


Hypnosis: Anxiety


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Let hypnosis help you release your inner anxiety. Identify the sources of your anxiety and disconnect their influence on you. Replace them with new, positive ways of being that reflect the new, anxiety-free you. Hugh is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 different issues.


Hypnosis: Procrastination
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Hypnosis: Procrastination


with Hugh Sadlier

Calendar Dec 20, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hypnosis can help you do now what you used to put off until later. Release the potentially paralyzing stress, anxiety and tension associated with procrastination and create a more comfortable, confident, motivated you! Hugh is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist who has been practicing in Maine since 1991. He has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 different issues.


Maine Driving Dynamics


with Donald Saunders

Calendar Dec 4, 2018 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 5-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 3-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) 12/11/18. Note: Fee: Under age 65 - $40.00; age 65 and over - $25.00. Online registration is not available for the senior discount; please call our office at 664.7110 to register.


Mindfulness: Mindful Eating Series


with Jennifer Harry

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Explore the intersection of mindfulness, eating behaviors and our relationship to food. Learn about the physical, emotional, and environmental factors that can influence food decisions and eating patterns by exploring the seven types of hunger with the goal of increasing our awareness and learning how we can use mindfulness to help us establish a new, more balanced relationship with food. In addition, learn the science behind willpower and learn strategies for increasing self-regulation and resisting temptation. Finally, we will focus on how food impacts our body and how to make tiny, yet powerful, tweaks to our diet that can increase our overall well-being. No class 02/20/19. Makeup class (if needed) 03/06/19.

Jen Harry is a mindfulness and meditation teacher committed to helping people manage stress and live mindfully and meaningfully. She has a BA in Psychology and has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years. She is certified in methods Japanese Psychology, Applied Positive Psychology, and has attended trainings for facilitating Mind-Body Skills Groups. Jen is the founder/owner of Infusion Mindfulness.


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Sweet Holiday Baking Workshop


with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What’s better than sweet, decadent treats from the kitchen? You’ll want to make and enjoy these goodies at home or give them as holiday gifts!

*Warm gingerbread with lemon curd

*Eggnog truffles

*Double chocolate pistachio biscotti

*Viennese crescents

*Raspberry thumbprints

*Peppermint hot chocolate

Makeup class (if needed) 12/13/18.

JoAnne is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned a dessert catering company, as well as teaching cooking classes. Her classes are designed to be hands-on but are also perfect for those who may wish to just observe. The class always makes every item listed and everyone gets to sample. JoAnne advises students not to eat dinner before coming to class because there is so much food! Each student will receive a full print-out recipe packet to take home!


Traditional Irish Music Ensemble (Session) Playing


with Chris Gray

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

LATE REGISTRATIONS WELCOME!  The class will give students of all abilities an opportunity to play traditional Irish and other Celtic tunes with others. Both melody and accompaniment strategies will be explored and practiced, allowing students to gain confidence as they expand their musical repertoires. Emphasis will be on playing by ear, without music, emulating how traditional music has been done for centuries. Students are encouraged to bring along their traditional acoustic instruments including, but not limited to: whistle, flute, Irish (Uilleann) pipes, Scottish smallpipes, bodhran, violin, button boxes, accordions, harp, guitar, bazooka, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, ukulele, dulcimer, cello, bones, spoons, melodica. No class 11/22/18. Makeup class (if needed) 12/06/18.

Chris Gray plays the bagpipes and bodhrá with musicians in Maine and Ireland. Chris studied at Gaelic College in Cape Breton and University College Cork in Ireland, where he received his Diploma in Irish Traditional Music and his MA in Ethnomusicology.

Chuck Whitney has been a science educator in Hancock County public schools and adjunct college faculty member for 27 years. He has been playing Celtic music and making musical instruments for the last 17 years.


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