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America's Boating Course

$10

with Scott Miller

Calendar Mar 24, 2018 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

This day-long workshop is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of safe boating. The course covers safety equipment, trip planning navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines. The course also introduces navigation and the use of charts - important information on determining where you are and how to safely go where you wish. The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating. The course includes an examination for certification for states that require operator licenses. This course is sponsored by the United States Power Squadrons. Students who take the course and pass the exam will be offered a free 6-month membership in United States Power Squadrons. Scott Miller is an avid offshore sailor and racer, who has pursued rigorous practical and safety training in the UK and US. He holds a Yachtmaster Offshore certification. Student manuals are required and will be available at the Ellsworth Adult Ed Office after 03/16/18; as this is a one-day course, there is required reading to be done before the day of class. The manuals are $30.00 (may be shared) and there is an additional $10.00 per person fee payable to PBSPS, both to be paid when picking up the manual. These costs are in addition to the Adult Education registration fee. Please bring a bag lunch!

 

Archery Hunter Safety - Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

$10

with Ernest West

Calendar Mar 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This archery education course will provide a student with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Course covers equipment, personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, ethics and landowner rights. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend both classes to receive your certificate. This class is required to be eligible to purchase a crossbow license. Please bring a bag lunch for the Saturday class. Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult.

ATV and Snowmobile Safety - Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

$10

with Ernest West

Calendar Mar 17, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

This course will teach students how to properly operate and maintain an ATV or snowmobile. Personal safety, emergencies and survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, landowner rights, laws, responsibilities and ethics will be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend the full class in order to receive your certificate. Thank you to Friend & Friend of Ellsworth for supporting this course by generously providing an ATV and snowmobile for examination during the class. Please bring a bag lunch! Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Makeup class (if needed) 03/18/18.

Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult.

Beekeeping - Beginners

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate interest and questions about beekeeping as a hobby or to help with pollination. It covers what is needed, where to locate bee hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey! Peter Cowin is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers' Association and writes a monthly column "The Bee Whisper's Diary" in the Bangor Daily News. Makeup class (if needed) 04/24/2018.

 

Beekeeping - Intermediate

$45

with Peter Cowin

Calendar May 15, 2018 at 6:30 am, runs for 3 weeks

This class is designed to look in more detail at key aspects of beekeeping, particularly helpful to those who wish to run several hives and get the most out of them. The course is a good follow-on from the beginner’s course. Building up hive strength, swarm prevention, splitting hives, making nucs, disease prevention, feral colony relocation and honey production are all covered. Peter Cowin is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers' Association and writes a monthly column "The Bee Whisper's Diary" in the Bangor Daily News. Makeup class (if needed) 06/05/18.

 

Crossbow Hunter Safety - Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

$10

with Ernest West

Calendar Mar 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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. Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Prerequisite: Archer Hunter Safety. This class meets immediately after the Archer Hunter Safety class on 03/24/18. Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife courses are available to students 10 years of age and older; school age students must be accompanied by an adult.

Dance: Ballroom Dance for Beginners

$25

with Elizabeth Pouwels

Calendar Mar 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you have a wedding or special event coming up, or do you just want to learn the basics of the traditional Waltz, Foxtrot and East Coast Swing? Join us for a great time socializing and learning to dance, and it’s also great exercise! Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome!  Elizabeth teaches for various organizations including the Maine Swing Dance Council and the Ballroom Dance Society of Central Maine, and is a two-time winner of Dancing with the Ellsworth Stars. David Koenka grew up in a family of dancers and takes great pleasure in learning and sharing all he can about dance. Makeup class (if needed) 04/26/18.

 

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Dance: Salsa for Beginners

$25

with Elizabeth Pouwels

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

There is nothing like Salsa dance for its energy and musicality. Extracting the best elements of music and dance from Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican traditions and mixing in the innovation of the New York Jazz world, Salsa has grown into one of the most popular social dances worldwide. This class will help you build a solid foundation in L.A. style Salsa: learn how to listen to the music and step to Salsa timing; develop basic styling; turn with smooth form and connect with your partner. The classes are structured and progressive: we build our way step-by-step towards confidence on the dance floor. Come alone or with a partner - singles are welcome! You will meet people, have fun and experience Salsa con Sabor. Elizabeth teaches for various organizations including the Maine Swing Dance Council and the Ballroom Dance Society of Central Maine, and is a two-time winner of Dancing with the Ellsworth Stars. David Koenka grew up in a family of dancers and his particular love is salsa - driven by a music and history he is passionate about sharing. Makeup class (if needed) 04/26/18.

 





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