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Social Ballroom Dance
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Social Ballroom Dance

$69

with Sheri Kean

Learn different dances each week - Partner Hustle, Salsa, Mambo, Rhumba, East Coast Swing, ChaCha, NightClub Two-Step, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Charleston. Learn the basics or improve on what you already know, and have fun!  No dance experience necessary. Dance shoes strongly suggested.  In these times, this dance class does require partners.  This is an in-person class. Makeup class, if needed, April 3rd. 

The Elks Lodge is providing the location for our dance classes at no cost.  They appreciate any donations for the use of their space and pass them on to a local charity.

Getting Your Affairs in Order-Estate Planning (March/In-person)

$10

with Elizabeth Young

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 3 weeks

You accumulate assets over time and may forget to look at the big picture.  For example, you start a small retirement account at your first job and name a beneficiary at that time; you buy a piece of land while you’re still single; you inherit money and deposit it to your checking account.  When you die, each of those assets will follow different distribution paths. 

“Estate Planning” is about getting documents prepared to plan for your future AND about making sure you’ve got your i’s dotted and your t’s crossed.  You don’t have to be rich or old to go through this process.    

Join Rebecca Sargent and Elizabeth Young, with Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC, to learn about the documents and considerations.  There’s the financial power of attorney (i.e., who's going to pay your bills when you no longer can); medical power of attorney (i.e., who will make medical decisions if you’re incapacitated); and your Will (i.e., what happens to your assets when you die). 

This workshop is for people who want to learn the basics about estate planning.  If you have put off thinking about these issues because you don't know where to start or what questions to ask, this workshop is for you!  This is an in-person class.

Full Course

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Mar)

Free

with Nick St. Louis

Calendar Mar 4, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. AMHC OPTIONS provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Nick St. Louis of AMHC and the OPTIONS Initiative, works with local law enforcement and EMS agencies to support folks who are still using drugs and provide them with appropriate resources and referrals. He supports these folks by developing trusting relationships that open a continued dialogue that will, hopefully, end with the person entering recovery, however that looks for them.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains folks about Narcan and how to use it, and about Maine’s Good Samaritan Law.  Nick is in long-term recovery himself and is a strong advocate for the use of MOUD and harm reduction methods. “We need to keep people alive so that they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Contact Nick by email at nstlouis@amhc.org.

Cooking for Beginners-Make Mouth Watering Tacos for Every Taste
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Cooking for Beginners-Make Mouth Watering Tacos for Every Taste

$39

with George Blumenschein, Jr.

Learn everything taco!  You’ll further your knife skills, work with herbs and spices for flavoring, learn to prepare toppings and sauces, and even fire roast peppers, all while preparing one of the most mouth watering and popular meals to share with family and friends. 

Tacos can be prepared quickly and inexpensively, or you can also prepare a taco feast. It’s actually a remarkably versatile meal that accommodates many eating requirements. Handouts, recipes and links will be provided.  This is an in-person class. 

George Blumenschein, Jr., a culinary enthusiast and chef, shares his love for food by teaching people the art of enjoying cooking. With a passion for creating delectable dishes, George brings his expertise to the kitchen, making the culinary experience accessible and delightful for all. 

Quickbooks: Basic Accounting Principles & Quickbooks Online (Mar)
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Quickbooks: Basic Accounting Principles & Quickbooks Online (Mar)

$69

with Val Landry

During these three sessions, you will learn how to create a new company, set up preferences, explore and customize the dashboard, record transactions, customize lists, create recurring transactions, prepare estimates and reports, and create/edit lists.  This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Desktop version of Quickbooks is being phased out. This was initially a desktop version course, so for those interested, the instructor will provide information about migrating data from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online.  There is also an option to rent it for $30 a month.  

Val is a lifelong business educator and academic advisor focused on helping enrich and enhance students' educational and life purposes. He is experienced in college management and, as an adult educator having taught at the Mid-State College and Kennebec Valley Community College. His teaching experience covers over 45 years in the areas of computer applications, accounting, and Quickbooks training workshops.

Holistic Health & Wellness (Mar)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the importance of movement, stress reduction, self-care (including sleep strategies, rest, self-love, self-forgiveness), healthy nutrition and mindfulness, and healthy relationships to improve your overall well-being. This course is in a lecture format with Q & A.  There will be journal prompts and handouts, as well as text, phone call or email check-ins, and a ZOOM meeting to review the course at the end. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014.

Hatha Yoga (Mar)

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 60-minute Yoga class will provide sequences that calms the nervous  system along with stretching/warming the muscles and preparing the mind to rest. Breathing techniques, short meditation and positive affirmations will end the practice. This is a live online class using ZOOM.

Michelle Spencer is a Certified Stroke and Brain Injury Fitness Instructor, Coach through WellPeer, and a survivor of a Stroke and Ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation in 2014. 

Fermentation 101
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Fermentation 101

$45

with Lauren Landers

Pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, oh my!  Fermented foods are packed with gut healthy probiotics and they're easy to make at home, too.

In this class, we'll sample some fermented foods and cover the basics of getting started with food fermentation. Recipes included!  This is an in-person class.

Lauren Landers is a gardening writer and active master gardener volunteer who enjoys sharing her love of nature with others. Focusing on hands-on learning and functional skills that will improve your gardening practice, Lauren's classes cover topics like pollinator gardening, edible gardening and food preservation.





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