What helps expand other people’s horizons, boosts their well-being, or helps them maintain an active mind? What allows YOU to give back to your community and is an enjoyable and enriching experience for both you and them? The answer is...becoming an Adult Education instructor and sharing your knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm. If you are curious and want to learn more, please register for a one-on-one session (in person, or can be via Zoom) with Heidi, our Adult Education Director. There is no obligation to join our team, but we hope to tempt you with the opportunity!
Join the 21st Century with confidence. Schedule with Shenley Neely, our Adult Education Site Assistant, for an hour-long one-on-one live practice session to learn how to use the Zoom platform. Zoom is the cloud-based video conferencing platform which lets you attend classes virtually and meet with others either by video or audio-only or both. She will help you download the app and explore basic features so you can participate on Zoom with greater confidence. Bring along your laptop (you must know your username/password to access your account, please!), or she can show you the process on one of ours, if preferred. Call the school (596-7752 ext.3) to schedule an appointment.
In this one-day training, participants will learn to recognize and provide care for persons of all ages who have experienced a sudden illness or injury until Emergency Medical Services arrive and take over. Following current Emergency Cardiac Care guidelines, students will learn to recognize a heart attack and what to do in this situation, including providing CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students will also learn to recognize stroke, breathing emergencies, and how to treat burns. Additional skills include caring for choking adults, children and infants, and controlling bleeding, as well as checking responsive persons. Certificate and reference card included. Presented by Maine Safety Education. This is a Saturday class.
This two night class will be an exploration of how to utilize eBay, the on-line auction, as a buyer or seller. We will walk you through how to create an account, the eBay fee structure, and the anatomy of a sale. Describing and photographing items, tips, tricks, and pitfalls will be discussed. A short discussion about tax liability and eBay No-No’s will be included. Laptop computers will be available for your use. This course is for the eBay novice or dabbler, so bring your questions to class for discussion.
Un-Finished-Objects...when your crochet projects have become 'alien' to you. Did you pick up crocheting a few years ago, but just couldn't get it off the ground? Do you know how to do the basic stitches, but aren't really sure how to read a pattern? Did your grandmother show you how to crochet when you were a child, and now you have an unfinished project and don't know how to start it again? In this live class Danica can assess where you are and where you're going, demonstrate the technique as a refresher, and watch you shine. This is not for beginners, but those with enough experience to get a crocheting item under way again.
With tips and guidance from the instructor and two texts for reference (Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garret Smith or Des Pawson's more recent Knot Craft), learn to manipulate various types of rope to create key fobs, bracelets, pouches, floor mats and more. This book was originally written and illustrated 60 years ago, but remains the go-to guide for clear instruction and inspiration in rope craft. The book and a few simple tools and cording will get you deep into the handwork. This class is presented live. See the suggested supply list below.