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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Our Classes

Dance: Learn Line Dancing!

$43

with Sheri Kean

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

As the name describes, dancers stand in a line(s), side by side, for this style of dance. Types of music will include: Pop, Swing, Rock n’ Roll, Disco, Latin, Blues, Jazz, and a little Country. It’s fun and is sure to make you smile! Dance experience and partner are not necessary. Dance shoes or shoes with suede bottoms are strongly suggested.

DROP-INS Welcome: $10 per class. Please register when you come to class.

Diploma Completion: HiSET

Free

with Timothy McKim

If you didn't finish high school, you know that your job choices can be limited. Even with talent and drive, the lack of a high school diploma can limit your opportunities. Increase your lifelong earnings by earning your high school credential.

The HiSET® exam has replaced the GED as Maine’s High School equivalency assessment. If you are an adult without a high school diploma, the HiSET® could be your route to improved career prospects, a college education, and increased earnings potential. To earn a HiSET® credential, you are required to successfully pass five exams in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science. HiSET®exam preparation and testing are free to Maine residents.

Please call our office for your first informational appointment. 288-4703. Rolling admissions, year round.

Driver's Ed Fall 2
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Driver's Ed Fall 2

$495

with Dan King

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Driver’s Edge Driving School offers Driver Education at MDIHS. Students must be at least 15 years old by the date of the first class. Registrations forms can be found at the MDIHS main office or contact the Adult Ed office or email mdiae@mdirss.org for a downloadable copy. A deposit of $100 must be returned with the registration form to hold the space. Checks should be made to “Driver’s Edge Driving School” and then returned to MDIHS Main Office. An email will be sent to out 7-10 days before the first class with more details.

NOTE: This class will meet 11/13 (Wednesday) since 11/11 is a Holiday.

Estate Planning Basics: What You Should Know to Put Your Affairs In Order

Free

with Tim Stanley

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Estate planning is the process by which we consider the transfer of wealth or other assets in order to meet a specific goal. Some common estate planning goals include protection of a spouse or disabled child, tax savings, disability planning and business succession planning, among others. Part of the planning process is assembling the appropriate documents that can help you to achieve your goals. This class will explore some of the issues and goals that commonly lead people to think about estate planning, as well as the probate process, trusts, wills, and other strategies that can be used to achieve estate planning goals. 

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Healthy at Home Info Session

Free

with Heather Lewis

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm

Taking care of an elderly parent or spouse? Recovering at home from surgery or illness? Need to borrow medical equipment? Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) invites you to attend a free informational session. Come learn about what their services are and how you can use or share them with your loved ones, friends or neighbors.  Through their direct services, MDNA’s goal is to help residents achieve and or maintain the best possible health, stay in their homes for as long as possible and support the best quality of life possible for each person. As MDI’s only local home health agency, they have information to share!

This session is repeated on 11/12.

Healthy at Home Info Session

Free

with Heather Lewis

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Taking care of an elderly parent or spouse? Recovering at home from surgery or illness? Need to borrow medical equipment? Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) invites you to attend a free informational session. Come learn about what their services are and how you can use or share them with your loved ones, friends or neighbors.  Through their direct services, MDNA’s goal is to help residents achieve and or maintain the best possible health, stay in their homes for as long as possible and support the best quality of life possible for each person. As MDI’s only local home health agency, they have information to share!

This session contains the same material as the October 1 session.

Heartsaver CPR/AED

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Oct 21, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver CPR AED course combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED.This is an American Heart Association Course and is intended for:·  Individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job requirements.·  Lay rescuers who may need to respond to an emergency in the workplace·  Family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. This course covers: Adult CPR AED with and without a mask·   Adult choking·   Child CPR/AED (optional module)·   Infant CPR (optional module)·   Child and infant choking.Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card.Instructor Information:LisaParkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center.She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME

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Heartsaver First Aid

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures-Including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA- in a format that can be delivered in a single day This course is intended for:·         Security and airline personnel·         Camp counselors·         Police and firefighters·         Teachers and day-care workers·         Aerobics teachers / physical trainers·         Anyone who has a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements·         Other individuals who want or need first aid training. This course covers:·         First aid basics·         Medical emergencies·         Injury emergencies·         Environmental emergencies Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card. Lisa Parkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center.She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME.

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