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American Sign Language - Level I
with Alma Simmons
The ability to sign is a rewarding skill using the hands, face, and body to communicate with others. You will build a vocabulary, learn to sign easy sentences and gain insight into the Deaf/Hard of Hearing culture. This class is designed for beginners who want to learn a new language. Students are responsible for purchasing text book from their preferred book seller, Signing, How to speak with your hands, ISBN 055337539-3.
American Sign Language-Level II
with Alma Simmons
This class is designed for those who want to expand their basic skills. Continue to build your vocabulary and signing techniques as you progress to a higher level. We will take a class trip to a local restaurant to practice our sign language skills. Come join us; it will be fun and exciting! Students will be able to use the same text book they purchased for ASL I, Signing, How to Speak with Your Hands, ISBN 055337539-3.
Basic Dog Obedience
with John Palange
Do you sometimes feel like your dog is the master? A well-trained pet will make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. In this six-week basic obedience class we will work on teaching your dog to walk without pulling on a leash, heel, sit, down, stay, and come, in a friendly and relaxed way. Dogs should be six months old or older. 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 42 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.
Basic R.A.D. Self-Defense for Women--Session II
with Amanda Roggio
Empower yourself by attending the Basic R.A.D. Self-Defense class for women. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women of all fitness levels and abilities. Each session is taught by certified R.A.D. instructor(s) and consists of five classes. Registration includes a student manual and free lifetime return and practice policy world-wide. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, sneakers, or flat shoes. Class is held twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Thusday, Oct. 18
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Thursday Oct. 25
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Bird Feeding Basics
with Derek Lovitch
Join Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply for this fun and informative program covering all of the topics that you need to create a perfect avian haven in your backyard! Food, water, and shelter are the basic components of survival, and we'll learn how to supplement the natural environment to draw more birds to your yard and keep them happy and healthy. By selecting the best bird seed and offering it in different feeder styles and incorporating native plants that offer food and shelter, we'll learn how to have more birds, and get more enjoyment from our backyards. We'll cover the basics of the successful bird feeding station, including what to feed and what not to feed, types of feeders, problem-solving, and yes, of course, squirrel-proofing (and yes, It CAN be done!). The final section of the program will focus on the identification of our most common backyard feeder birds. All participants are invited to join a Saturday morning bird walk originating from the Freeport store (dates to be announced.)
Consumer Matters: Scams and More
with Martha Currier
Learn how to be a smart consumer and how to identify and avoid scams. In this class taught by Martha Currier, a Complaint Examiner from the Consumer Protection Division of the Maine Attorney General's office, get the answers to these questions: Why are there so many scams and do people really fall for them? How do I know whether that pop-up ad is legit? When I purchase something, what protections does Maine law provide? What tactics should automatically make me question whether an ad is authentic? What should I do if I fall for a scam? How can I avoid being a victim of identity theft? The Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division fields approximately 12,000 calls per year and can answer all of these questions.
Create a Canvas Wrapped Photo
with Gary Swinton
Imagine one of your favorite photos prominently displayed as a canvas wrap. In this class you will learn canvas wrap techniques and how to present your photograph for the greatest impact. The preparation of photos for distribution and display on the web and via e-mail will be also be discussed. Each student may make one canvas wrap print in class. An additional fee, paid to the instructor, will cover the cost of supplies and printing. Bring a pen drive with some favorite photos
Drones, Planes, and National Airspace
with Greg Jolda
What goes up must come down - safely. Experience the adventure flight can give, from modeling to full-scale aircraft. The instructor will bring several drones for hands-on demonstration. We will investigate new laws covering drones, what it takes to make money with drones, and advance your fascination with flight.