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Our Classes

Felting for Beginners and Beyond

$35

with Tracy Haskell

Calendar Mar 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Explore both wet and needle felting as we create a vessel or luminary. The first will class be spent constructing our vessel and learning how to use wet felting techniques to transform wool fibers into beautiful three-dimensional, free standing objects. The second class will be spent learning the basic technique of needle felting as we add design elements to the vessels we have created. 

 

Students will need to bring an old towel to be used to cover our work surface. Optional: Students may also want to bring something to stuff inside the finished vessel to hold its shape as it dries... this can be small pieces of cloth, recycled plastic grocery bags or wash cloths.

NOTE: Class 1 runs 5:30p-8:00p    Class 2 runs 5:30p-7:00p

Full Course

Traditional Indonesian Batik

$75

with Elizabeth Keenan

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Batik is the traditional fabric of Indonesia. In this class you’ll learn this skill plus adventure into a new realm of creativity!

Using hot wax as a resist to the dye penetrating the fabric, beautiful, multicolor designs and affects can be created. Natural fibers (muslin, canvas duck, silk, etc.) will be used to practice applying the hot wax using a tjanting tool. When the wax is cooled the fabric is submerged in a dye bath, and the waxed areas will resist the dye. The fabric is then dried before the process is repeated with more wax adhered followed by submersion. Applying the dye with brushes will also be explored. Some possibilities for completed project to consider include dinner napkins, tablecloths, wall-hangings, or just yardage for throw pillows or clothing. Students may be asked to bring some materials yet to be determined. No Class on 4/21. There is a $40 materials fee to be paid directly to the instructor on the first night.

Maine Driving Dynamics (under 65 years old)

$40

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 5:30 pm, 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.

If you are 65+ years old, please register HERE for the discount.

Maine Driving Dynamics (65+ years old)

$25

with Donald Saunders

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm, 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.

PS The instructor is very entertaining, and the information is very informative!

Building Credit: Let's Talk About It.

Free

with Tom Grogan

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us to explore wise use of credit. Learn more about your credit score and why it matters.

Gardening: Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$15

with Suzanne Morse

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join this highly popular class offered by MOFGA!

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. Topics covered: soil science, enriching soil, fundamentals of composting, crop rotation, use of green manures, plant vs week identification, weed control, dealing with pests, etc. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener in our area. Free seeds will be provided! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. We will even send you home with free seeds!

Will run

Driver's Ed Spring
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Driver's Ed Spring

$495

with Dan King

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 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.

APRIL 13, 14, 15 (Wed.),  27, 28, MAY 4, 5, 11,12, 18  (No classes April 20, 21)  

 

Heartsaver CPR/AED

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Apr 28, 2020 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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