Filter by Category
Planning a Successful Event
with Mary Alderman
Make your special event one to remember. All kinds of parties and events come into our lives. Between engagements, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, bridal showers, retirements, holiday parties and much more. Let’s talk about ways to make your day special while reducing the stress and chaos that often surrounds these events. We will discuss Budgets, Venues, Invitations, Food, Flowers, Music and Decorations. Come join Mary a local Wedding/Event planner from Enchanted Events, as she gives you ways to look at making your event truly magical!
Which Camera Should I Buy?
with Gary Swinton
You only have to go into a retail store or online to get an idea of the sheer number of digital cameras on the market. There are so many brands, types and technologies, each one claiming to be the best, that it’s hard to make sense of it all. Join this round-table discussion to learn what you need to know before purchasing a digital camera. The discussion will range from point and shoot cameras to high-end digital single lens reflex cameras, with the instructor bringing a wide variety of examples to view. Interchangeable lens options (with examples provided by instructor) and purchase resources, both online and locally, will be discussed.
Intermediate Dog Obedience
with John Palange
Intermediate dog obedience classes focus on strengthening basic obedience skills and introducing more complex exercises. Refining of previously learned commands, such as increasing the duration of the“stay” or moving out of sight during a “down” exercise are also included. Trick training is another facet of intermediate obedience, and tricks, such as rolling over or choosing the right toy from a pile, are easier to teach once your dog has a handle on basic obedience skills. Proof of rabies vaccination must be submitted to Adult Ed office prior to first class. You will need a six-foot leash and an appropriate training collar.
Basic Web Design
with Meleena Erikson
Do you need a website for your small business or organization? Not sure how to start? Wordpress is a free, open-source platform that allows you to start small and grow the site as needed, without needing to know any code. In this course, Meleena will walk you through purchasing a domain name, setting up hosting and starting a basic WordPress site. We will cover the basics of set-up, choosing a theme, customizing your templates and how to use plugins. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops and work in real time to get their site launched.
Plan Garden Cook Eat
with Sharon Turner
Planning and preparation are essential to the creation of productive, efficient and beautiful vegetable and perennial gardens. The instructor will address the topics of garden design, plant varieties, seed starting, mulching, composting and fertilizing. Organic and "low till" practices and the inclusion of plants attractive to birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials will be emphasized. This class will include a visit to the instructor's nursery in Washington, ME.
with NDEC Tom Furrow
This class is through the National Digital Equity Center, a program dedicated to providing Maine students with computer skills and digital literacy. In this class students will learn about the Microsoft program Excel. They will gain a better understanding of spreadsheets which can be used to track numbers, form lists, and data entry.
Adult, Infant, Child CPR & First Aid Session I
with Vicki Dill
This class includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for adult, child, and infant, as well as AED (automated external defibrillator) and first aid. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and care for individuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advanced medical care personnel arrive and take charge. American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded upon successful completion of class requirements. Class may run until 9:00pm.
Just Once Guitar for Busy People
with Don Pride
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar, but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you’ll learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment and you won’t have to take private lessons! This crash course teaches some basic chords and will get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Topics include: how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a good guitar, and how to play along with simple tunes. Bring your acoustic guitar to class. A materials fee of $29.00 for workbook and practice DVD is due to instructor at the class.