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How To Become An Independent/Self-Published Author
with Thomas Torrington
Join Maine independent and self-published author, Thomas J. Torrington as he takes you step by step through the process of becoming a self-published author. He also offers a unique insight into modern publishing landscape, motivation, and inspiration for anyone looking to pursue a career in writing or authorship. He will have copies of his books (Evergreen, The Bear, Thunder Snow, and Fragments) available for purchase and signing. Feel free to bring your own copy if you already have his books!
Hunter Safety: Skills & Exam Day
with Mike Foster
In these two sessions, students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%. Please visit: www.hunter-ed.com/maine to complete the online portion of this course and obtain your voucher. A voucher number will be required in order to register for this class and students must bring the voucher to the first class.
In The Dough, In The Know
with Debra Arter
Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? In this one-night class we will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings, and caramel pecan rolls and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. You will learn what gluten is really about! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and plastic tubs and/or a plastic bag to fill and take home. Registration fee includes all ingredients and materials fee.
Independent Acoustic Jam
with Robert Dubrow
Jam in a low pressure, non-judgmental environment with a group who enjoys making acoustic music with others. The focus is acoustic guitar-based music. Other acoustic instruments such as mandolins, fiddles, bass & harmonicas are welcome. You must have a solid understanding of your instruments including tuning, basic chords and rhythm patterns. Style of music may vary as participants will alternate providing songs and leading classes. This class will be facilitated by Robert DuBrow, a longtime alum of previous Acoustic Jam classes. This is not an instructor based class.
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. John Palange has trained dogs professionally at K-9 Training Center for over 41 years, with other trainers often referring their most “challenging” dogs to him. He specializes in obedience and problem behavior. Check out his website at www.palangedogtraining.com.
Introduction to Microsoft Office
with Adam Soto
This course is an introduction to the applications of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a Microsoft environment. You will learn the basics of creating a Word document, an introduction to the power of Excel spreadsheets, and the basics of creating presentations with PowerPoint. We will also cover Internet search tips and how to send emails and attachments, and ways to keep your computer virus free. This is a very practical course directed to beginning computer users and what they need to know.
Just Once Piano for Busy People
with Don Pride
You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one-evening. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Students do not need to bring keyboard to this class. A materials fee of $29.00 for workbook and practice CD is due to instructor at the class. Cash/Check only.
Know the 10 Warning Signs
with Peter Baker
This program is for anyone interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the general public with a greater understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and dementia and what to do if they have signs of Alzheimer’s disease. At the workshop, you will learn: how to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical aging; steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know; the process for receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and why early detection is crucial.