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MSAD #11 Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Understanding Medicare


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Oct 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever felt like Medicare regulations are a black box? There’s an alphabet soup of plans, a book of fine print and a calendar full of dates to remember. The whole thing seems like a mystery with too few clues to solve. Robert Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with HealthMarkets, can answer many of the questions you may have about Medicare, from the beginning of the process on. He will discuss: when you are eligible, what is the timeline for enrollment without penalties, what original Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what additional plans work in conjunction with original Medicare, and your financial assistance options.

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Using Windows 10


with Adam Soto

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make Windows 10 work for you! Topics include: navigating the Windows 10 interface, customizing Windows with your preferences, managing folders, files and apps, understanding the new digital assistant Cortana, browsing the web with Microsoft Edge, adding additional browsers, establishing security and privacy settings and troubleshooting problems. We’ll cover launching, quitting, and managing applications, installing new apps, backing up and restoring files, configuring Windows updates, using Windows Defender and other antivirus options. If you are purchasing a new computer or considering an upgrade, this class is perfect for you.

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Watercolors For Beginners


with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This course is for the true beginner. Students will be introduced to the materials and techniques used to create watercolor paintings using the elements of the landscape. Each class will begin with a demo in painting an element from the landscape (sky, trees, rocks and water). After the fifth-class students will put the elements together making a landscape using the techniques learned. Classes will also include a friendly critique of the previous week’s exercises. Student are responsible for their materials and must purchase the “Watercolor for Beginner’s” workbook from the instructor for $25 at the first class. A list of materials and syllabus are available in the Adult Ed Office or via mail/email.

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Wilderness Survival


with Mike Foster

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you looking to learn basic skills, build confidence and become more comfortable in the outdoors? Learn how to properly prepare for an outdoor excursion and how to deal with wilderness emergencies such as getting lost or spending the night in the woods. Basic first aid will be covered as well as map and compass use, the pros and cons of using GPS, fire building, shelter building, water filtration and more! This course is perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, foragers, canoers and kayakers or anyone who spends time in the woods. Please bring along paper and pen to take notes and a compass if you have one

Wire Bound Sea Glass- Necklace & Earrings


with Art Night Out

Calendar Nov 14, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Twist, wrap, and loop your way to a sophisticated design using elements drawn from the sea. Using sterling silver wire, pearls and sea glass, you’ll create a lovely necklace and earring set. No drilling required. Bring your own sea glass or choose from our collection. Workshop fee includes all materials to make a pendant and one pair of earrings in sterling silver. 

Worm Composting for Beginners


with Jock Robie

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

Come and learn how to construct, set up, and maintain a worm bin to compost kitchen vegetable waste in order to recycle it as plant food. Join Jock Robie as he discusses the harvesting of worm castings and vermicompost for gardening and houseplants as well as “worm tea”! Each student will set up their own worm bin with worms to take home. All materials and worms are supplied at no extra charge. Jock Robie has over eight years of practical experience designing, building, and using worm bins to compost kitchen waste. He feeds his 40 worm bins close to 35 pounds per week of kitchen scraps.

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Worm Harvest Night


with Jock Robie

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

This will be a free session for any interested composting alumni. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions. The instructor will bring harvest kits for alumni to use for harvesting their own worm bins.

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Writer's Focus Workshop: Dialogue


with Darcy Duda

Calendar Nov 7, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Attention writers! Crafting dialogue on the page can be a tricky process, and most writers struggle with this at some point. If you’re looking to improve your writing and are especially interested in dialogue, then this is the workshop for you. We will examine and improve not only the dialogue in your work, but the work as a whole. Be prepared to have fun and work hard, but walk away with feedback designed to help you grow as a writer.

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