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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Our Classes

Tai Chi Fall Prevention Part 1


with Lisa St. Hilaire

Calendar Sep 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This easy-to-learn, safe, and effective program uses fluid, gentle movements based on Sun style Tai Chi and is characterized by an upright posture and a ‘follow step.’ Studies have shown this Tai Chi form improves balance, mobility, flexibility, strength, decreases arthritis pain, and reduces falls, especially in older adults. In this four week program, students will learn the six basic core movements. Great for beginners of all ages, levels of mobility, and skill levels. Students should dress comfortably. Please note there will be no class on 9/24.

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Tai Chi Fall Prevention Part II


with Lisa St. Hilaire

Calendar Oct 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this six week program, students will continue to gain skill in the core movements and will learn expanded movements including brush knee, play the lute, and push the mountain (amongst others). If you’ve taken Tai Chi for Fall Prevention (or Tai Chi for Arthritis) before, this is a great opportunity to refresh yourself with this form. Students should dress comfortably.

Tech Tutor


with Adam Soto

Our Tech Tutor program is designed for three types of individuals, 1) those who need assistance in operating new (or new to them) computers, 2) those who have specific needs with Windows operations or any of the MS Office Suite applications and 3) those needing to troubleshoot common hardware or connectivity issues. Students will have one-to-one instructional time and be assured of a patient, knowledgeable instructor. Topics will be based on your individual level and training needs. Sessions are one-to-one and can be scheduled in the evening at your convenience. Cost is based on one two-hour session plus a follow up phone call. Students are required to have a phone or email communication with the tutor prior to the session in order to determine needs and clarify expectations. Please call the adult education office at 582-3774 to schedule.

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Technology Skills for College


with Adam Soto

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 am, runs for 8 weeks

Proficient technology skills are necessary for college success. In this class you will learn and practice essential skills that will improve your confidence and ability to complete course work. Document writing and editing (MS Word and Google), preparing presentations (Powerpoint), basic hardware/software maintenance, internet research, digital communication and online learning skills will be taught and practiced.

This class is a free for college transition students.

Tunisian Crochet Dishcloth


with Samantha Dimmick

Calendar Dec 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn how to do the TSS- Tunisian Simple Stitch! Tunisian crochet is like a mix between crochet and knitting, requiring only a special hook. Tunisian hook and cotton yarn will be provided. Must have taken previous crochet classes or have knowledge of crochet stitches. A materials fee of $6 is due to the instructor at the first class.

Understanding Medicare


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever felt like Medicare regulations are a black box? There’s an alphabet soup of plans, a book of fine print and a calendar full of dates to remember. The whole thing seems like a mystery with too few clues to solve. Robert Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with HealthMarkets, can answer many of the questions you may have about Medicare, from the beginning of the process on. He will discuss: when you are eligible, what is the timeline for enrollment without penalties, what original Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what additional plans work in conjunction with original Medicare, and your financial assistance options.

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Using Windows 10


with Adam Soto

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make Windows 10 work for you! Topics include: navigating the Windows 10 interface, customizing Windows with your preferences, managing folders, files and apps, understanding the new digital assistant Cortana, browsing the web with Microsoft Edge, adding additional browsers, establishing security and privacy settings and troubleshooting problems. We’ll cover launching, quitting, and managing applications, installing new apps, backing up and restoring files, configuring Windows updates, using Windows Defender and other antivirus options. If you are purchasing a new computer or considering an upgrade, this class is perfect for you.

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Watercolors For Beginners


with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This course is for the true beginner. Students will be introduced to the materials and techniques used to create watercolor paintings using the elements of the landscape. Each class will begin with a demo in painting an element from the landscape (sky, trees, rocks and water). After the fifth-class students will put the elements together making a landscape using the techniques learned. Classes will also include a friendly critique of the previous week’s exercises. Student are responsible for their materials and must purchase the “Watercolor for Beginner’s” workbook from the instructor for $25 at the first class. A list of materials and syllabus are available in the Adult Ed Office or via mail/email.

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