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AHA BLS Provider
with Sonia Groesbeck
This is a classroom based, video based, instructor led course that is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use of an AED and to relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. 1 Session.
Birch Bark Ornaments or Trees
with Sandi Cirillo
You will have the opportunity to create up to four ornaments using birch bark provided by the instructor. Students are encouraged to bring in any dried flowers or other materials to embellish their creations. Materials fee: $7, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. 1 Session.
with Jada Wensman
Learn how to cook healthy food on a budget! This free, 6-session cooking class is offered in partnership with Healthy Acadia and Maine SNAP-Ed. The series offers participants an opportunity to learn easy ways to prepare healthy, family-friendly, delicious meals and stretch food dollars. Participants work together to create a meal each week and sample their recipe. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for all participants. This series is designed to engage community members who are experiencing low income, and who want to gain knowledge and skills to eat healthy food on a limited budget. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in this series. 6 Sessions.
with Tonya Sprague
Learn the basic crochet stitches and how to put them together in pleasing patterns while working on a scarf. We will talk about how to read patterns and some of the tools to use. For this class, you will need one size H crochet hook and one skein worsted weight yarn. 1 Session.
with Sandi Cirillo
If you've ever caught yourself doodling, you are indeed drawing. Drawing is the oldest form of written communication and is easily a favorite leisure activity. In this class you will explore your creative side as you learn how to set up a good composition using drawing techniques such as shading, contrast, perspective, texture, etc. We'll also be experimenting with different drawing materials so you can see which ones you like the best (or the least). Drawing still lifes and landscapes are only a small part of this class. All supplies will be provided. All you need to bring is your eagerness to learn. Come prepared to enhance your creativity and stimulate your imagination through drawing. This is a beginners class. 1 Session.
Google Tools: Gmail, Drive, Docs
with Deb Parker
Learn to use this cloud-based program to create and share documents, set up a Gmail account, and more. Computers will be available. You do not need to bring a laptop or purchase software to attend. 2 Sessions.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with Paul Volckhausen
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetable in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We'll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeks, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Materials fee: $5, payable to the instructor at the first class. 3 Sessions.
It Takes a Village - the Next Level of Foster Care
with Laura Hagelin
Are you a licensed foster parent with the Department of Health and Human Services? Have you been providing foster care for at least a year, or have 6+ months of paid experience with children who have developmental disabilities or struggle with their metal health? Do you know that you may qualify to come on board with a Therapeutic Foster care (FTC) agency? TFC agencies provide additional resources and training to foster parents and also offer a number of additional supports to children for whom you are caring. This class session will offer additional information on the difference between family foster care and specialized (or therapeutic) foster care, the nuts and bolts about how you qualify, the simple steps involved in the process of coming on board with an agency, scenarios for when this transition would and would not necessarily make sense and will answer any questions you may have. 1 Session. Preregistration is required.