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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

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iPad Basics


with NDEC Staff

Calendar Feb 15, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPad. This class starts with the basics of how to log on using multiple methods from passcode to touch id to face recognition technology. Apple’s iCloud service will be discussed as the benefits of this service help secure your data as well as allow your data to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered as a way to find additional applications that may meet your varied interest and needs.


Bring your full charged iPad or iPhone.

The Forest Edge: Design and Ecology
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The Forest Edge: Design and Ecology

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with Andy Brand, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens

Calendar Feb 16, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week


Online class.

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The forest edge plays a significant role in ecological landscapes, both for wildlife habitat and landscape design aesthetics. In this webinar, Andy Brand and Irene Barber will discuss how and what to use to establish attractive forest edges. This “edge” concept can be very useful in urban landscapes, attracting and hosting birds and pollinators year-round. Talking points include selecting species for a variety of landscape conditions, hospitable plants for bird species, woody plants for year-round appeal, and what plants grow well together.

Cost: $10 member, $15 non-member

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with CJ Walke

Calendar Feb 16, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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In this workshop, we will discuss backyard composting as a method to manage kitchen food scraps and debris from your gardens and lawns, as well as how to recycle those nutrients into usable compost that can go back into your soil.  We will cover the biology of the composting process and different techniques for successful backyard composting.  This is a live on-line workshop and is offered by Ellsworth Adult Education: 664-7110.


C. J. Walke has been working for the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association since 2006 and for the past decade, he has focused on providing technical services to farmers and teaching practical skills related to organic tree fruit cultivation.

Death Cafe Section A


with Hospice of Hancock County

Calendar Feb 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Online Class

Death Café provides an opportunity for people, often unknown to others in the group, to gather (virtually) and examine matters surrounding life and death in a relaxed, open, safe atmosphere. There is no agenda, no objectives or themes. Death Café is not a bereavement or support group, but rather a forum for open discussion. For more information on Death Cafes, please visit

Jody Wolford-Tucker has served as the Executive Director of Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County for over 15 years, while Lori Johnson has served as the Patient Care Manager for over four years. Both are comfortable having conversations around Death and Dying and are experienced in facilitating Death Cafés.

Introduction to Google Drive & Google Docs


with NDEC Staff

Calendar Feb 28, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 1 week

Learn how to use Googles free cloud-based apps to create and store files online.

Bring a computer or tablet connected to the internet and an active Gmail account.

Barre Bootcamp Section 2


with Jenna Chase

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks

Barre Bootcamp is a low impact workout that will produce a big burn! Barre combines elements of strength training, Pilates/Yoga and dance. Small movements and many reps will help sculpt and tone muscles you didn’t even know you had!

This class is offered virtually through Zoom. Equipment that will be used include: a chair or countertop or something to hold onto, light hand weights, versa loop, gliding disks for hardwood floors (or use socks or face cloth) for carpet floors (or use paper plate), bender ball (or equivalent). These sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for one-week after each class.

Tai Chi Essentials (seated) Section 2


with Louise Poppema

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Relieve stress, increase flexibility, and improve your balance. Develop awareness of your internal energy. Deepen and strengthen your awareness in each session you take. Class structure will be 30 minutes of seated instruction and 15 minutes of Q&A. Wear comfortable clothing. No previous Tai Chi experience required.

This is a live, online Zoom class.

Driver's Education Spring 2022
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Driver's Education Spring 2022


with Dan King

Calendar Mar 1, 2022 at 3 pm

The next Drivers Ed class to be held at MDIHS will meet March 2,3,4, and April 4. Call 941-9494 to register.

The Driver's Ed class will consist of 4 in-person meetings and an online AAA program:

*an orientation class on Wednesday, 3/1, 3-4:30p

* 2 starter-classes on 3/2 (Th) and 3/3(Fr) from 3-6p, followed by a month of working on the AAA online class, and then

* finished with a review/permit test class onMonday, 4/4, 3-6pm.


Cost: $495 plus AAA course (~$50)

Driver's Edge Driving School was voted the BEST in Eastern Maine for the 8th year in a row!


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