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10 Legal Do's & Don'ts for People Over 65


with Patrice Putman

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This seminar provides critical information about important legal issues pertaining to people over age 65. Each legal topic will take ten minutes, just long enough to go over the basics that you need to know. Topics include the most important document needed to protect your assets, how to not lose everything to long-term care costs, what is the five-year look back and seven more essential do’s and don’ts. We’ll wrap up with common questions/concerns from the group. This class is appropriate for those 65+ and for others who may be helping older individuals.

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AARP Smart Driver Course


with Joyce Polyniak

Calendar Oct 4, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Brush up on your driving skills, and learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. The class is geared for students 50+ and is taught by an AARP trained volunteer. A break is scheduled for a brown bag lunch. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible for a reduction in automobile insurance premiums. Free online registration, and then pay instructor at the class. Cost is $16.00 for AARP members with cards and $21.00 for non-members Cash/Check ONLY. Please make checks payable to AARP.

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Adult, Infant, Child CPR & First Aid Session II


with Vicki Dill

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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 forindividuals in emergency situations including cardiac arrest. Emphasis will be on providing basic care until advancedmedical care personnel arrive and take charge. American Heart Association CPR certification will be awarded uponsuccessful completion of class requirements. Class may run until 9:00pm. Gardiner Area High School.

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Basic Dog Obedience


with John Palange

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

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. 

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Basic Soap Making


with Laurel Lopez

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make soap in your own kitchen and discover the benefits that handmade soaps have for your skin. You’ll learn the cold process method combining lye solutions with essential oils to create naturally unique soaps for a variety of use. We will discuss scenting, cutting, storing and packaging your products. You’ll have several products to take home. A supply list is available upon registration. Also, a materials fee of $20 is due to the instructor at class. 

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Batik Workshop


with Marge Otis

Calendar Oct 18, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Batik is back! Choose one of several subjects & designs available! We will be using watercolor paints on rice paper and hot wax (180°F) as a resist to preserve & enhance the colors. Students must bring watercolor brushes to class and an Ultra-Fine Black Sharpie! A materials fee of $10 is due to the instructor at first class. If you have an aversion to the slight odor of hot wax, this class may not be for you.

Become Your Own Travel Agent


with Becky Ranks

Calendar Dec 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will provide resources and information for anyone who wants to find the best deals for hotels, cruises, RV travel, AirBNB, escorted tours, and more. We will answer questions about RV driving to Alaska and the western US, how to get the lowest prices for escorted tours to almost anywhere, and getting great deals on hotels while traveling at home and abroad. Information will be presented on river cruises for less, as well as airfare tips. In addition, you will go home with valuable online resources.

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Create a Canvas Wrapped Photo


with Gary Swinton

Calendar Dec 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

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.

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