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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 Mental Health Services
with Nichole Hinton
This course is an excellent first step to developing an understanding of developmental and behavioral disabilities in today's youth. The class will discuss mental health in youth and program services available to support them. The class will also include discussions on career options available to support at risk youth and those with developmental and behavioral disabilities.
Iris Folding For Beginners
with Cheri Weston
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.
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.
Know the 10 Signs
with Lee Pennington
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.
Lasagna Gardening in Raised Beds
with Jean Vose
Gardening in raised beds and containers can provide results you'll be proud of. Using raised beds and lasagna gardening is an age-old technique of using a no-dig, no-till organic gardening method that results in rich, fluffy soil with very little work from the gardener. Raised beds can be anything from containers to the traditional beds with wooden frames including accessible gardens. Jean Vose has been a Master Gardener and certified Horticulturist for 25 years.
Learn to Sail Session I
with Joel Ellis
Have you always wanted to sail? Want to give it a try? This is introductory sailing instruction and will include rules of navigation, safety instruction, rigging the sails, tacking, dealing with weather and more. Instruction takes place on the water in a 23 foot sloop. Successful completion of this course will enable individuals to responsibly skipper or crew a day sailor in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. Bring a life jacket and dress to be on the water. Requires physical ability to get in and out of boat from the dock. Choose your preferred session. Class is held at Androscoggin Yacht Club, 22 Lake Street, Wayne.