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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Our Classes

Introduction to Computers and Internet Safety

$65

with Patty Kelly

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

If you are new to computers or want to update your skills, this is the course for you! Please plan to bring your fully charged laptop.

Lifeguard Training

$235

with Mark Schoon

Calendar Oct 12, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

The American Red Cross Lifeguard course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing, cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion of the course will result in a nationally recognized certification valid for two-years and could lead to employment opportunities. This is physically challenging, and you do need to be a strong swimmer (a swim test is required and will be conducted on the first day). There is also an online component that must be completed before certification and preferably before the first day.

This blended learning class consists of 7 hours online and 24 hrs. in person at the MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor.

Must be 16 years old or older. Bring a swimsuit.

Maine Driving Dynamics (65+ years old)

$25

with Dale Gilbert

Calendar Oct 19, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored, 5-hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine highways. The class is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer.

Maine Driving Dynamics (under 65 years old)

$40

with Dale Gilbert

Calendar Oct 19, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored, 5-hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine highways. The class is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer.

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Pottery for Beginners

$135

with Elizabeth Keenan

Calendar Sep 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you ever wanted to 'throw a pot' - that is, use a potter's wheel? This extremely popular beginner's class will cover hand building techniques, forming on the potter’s wheel, surface decoration and treatments. Make functional handcrafted products to use and enjoy or give as holiday gifts! Material costs ($50) are included in the fee.

Note: People who have never taken a pottery class will have preference until September 20th. Experienced potter's names will be entered into a lottery for any spaces left after 9/20. Please note that the materials fee for experienced potters will be $100, not $50. Experienced potters should call or email us to be on the 'lottery list'. Only beginners should sign up via the website.

Full Course

Sewing for Beginners

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Brand new to sewing? Join Ruth Davis for this 4-week class designed just for beginners! You’ll make a project each week starting with a pillow case or table runner. You’ll also learn to sew pillow covers for throw pillow, holiday ornaments, and pot holders. Classes will be held at Quilt 'n Fabric on Seal Cove Rd. in Southwest Harbor. Class size is limited to 5. Please expect to spend $20-30 on materials.

Full Course

Sewing for Beginners section 2

$10

with Ruth Davis

Calendar Nov 2, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Brand new to sewing? Join Ruth Davis for this 4-week class designed just for beginners! You’ll make a project each week starting with a pillow case or table runner. You’ll also learn to sew pillow covers for throw pillow, holiday ornaments, and pot holders. Classes will be held at Quilt 'n Fabric on Seal Cove Rd. in Southwest Harbor. Class size is limited to 4. Please expect to spend $20-30 on materials.

Full Course

What Career is Best for Me?

$17

with Anne Patterson

If you are 18 or 80, you could still be asking this question. Take the World of Work Inventory (WOWI). It is an intensive online assessment split into three components. Address your likes and dislikes, your abilities, your work styles, plus your potential to learn new skills as well as adapt. Take the assessment at home or in our office. A report will be generated that aligns job sectors and careers to your current statues, as well as suggestion for further education that would lead to other career opportunities. Meet with the adult ed director to review the report and assist you with your next steps.

This program is free for current adult education diploma and college transition students.





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