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MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education ( 207-582-3774

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Farming with Native Plants


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts May 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is about how you can grow and harvest edible native plants. David has been farming his land (and a nearby public plot) in Washington, Maine for many years, and his PowerPoint will show the native plants he farms with - such as wild high bush blueberries, American chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Writing for Fun


with Darcy Duda

Calendar Next available session starts May 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you want to get your book, short stories or articles published? In this one-evening workshop learn all you need to know about publishing your writing. Learn how to approach publishers and editors, prepare manuscripts, do research and write a book proposal or query letter. Handouts include helpful websites, a Maine publications list, query letter sample and manuscript submission basics.

Medicare 101


with Ruth LaChance

Calendar Next available session starts May 31, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join this class to have Medicare explained in plain English. Have questions answered and get knowledge about the complicated service!

Wild Food Foraging Walk


with David Spahr

Calendar Next session starts Jun 4, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

This two-hour course will include walking in the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of plant habitat and structure of the plants. Please contact the Adult Education office at 582-3774 to learn more about the specific location of the walk. Bring: Notebook and pen, basket, mesh or other bags, wax or brown paper bags, knife, bug repellent and hat, water or other refreshment and a snack, gloves, waterproof boots (preferred), tall socks you can tuck your pant legs. Optional: gps, backpack, field guide, magnifying glass

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Create Zoom Online Courses


with BoomerTECH Adventures

This course is designed for those who want to develop an online course using Zoom, a video conferencing platform. This guide will explain how to build an engaging online course in any subject. Topics include; tools, settings, instructional strategies, building community, and tips for students and instructors.

Introduction to iPhone Basics


with BoomerTECH Adventures

— It is safe to say that the vast majority of iPhone users rarely use more than a fraction of the features available to them. In this course, students will learn to use their iPhones to the best possible advantage. Here are some of the critical features we'll cover: Apple ID and password; structure of the iPhone (buttons and how they work); best apps to have and how to get them; how to text, phone, FaceTime, and email; using the Control Center; mastering Settings; updating operating systems; using key apps; understanding the apps that come with your iPhone and more.

*Please provide a current working email address when registering for this course. This class is based on iOS devices and Mac computers and the technology requirements for this class are a strong internet connection and a MAC Computer, iPad, iPhone to access videos and articles. This is a fully asynchronous, online course that students complete on your own time and at your own speed. Each course includes a PDF booklet with information about the class, instructions for using the class, and the content of the class. Instructors are available for personalized support for the class via email and/ or online chat.

Introduction to Mac Basics


with BoomerTECH Adventures

In this course you will learn everything you need to know to make your Mac computer (laptop or desktop) hum! Areas of focus include: Mac Operating System, features of the Mac, choosing the best browser, using Spotlight Search, learning how to use the Finder and App Store, understanding the keyboard, and learning the icons that define a Mac computer.

iPhone & iPad Hidden Gems


with BoomerTECH Adventures

Did you know... your iPhone can track your movements? The keyboard has hidden keys? You can write and draw on your photos? You can calculate in your search window? These time saving features will allow you to be creative, efficient, and learn the fun  "hidden gems" of what your device can do!

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