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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Holiday Card-Making F17


with Bethany Roberge

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Want to put your special touch on the holidays this year? Using various card-making techniques, participants will create holiday cards to give family and friends. While the cards we create will focus on holiday and winter themes, the techniques you learn can be applied to any holiday or event. The instructor will provide card stock and other materials used to make the cards. A $10 materials fee has already been included in the class fee.

All participants need to bring scissors and adhesive (double-sided tape or glue dots).

Holiday Sewing Projects F17


with Ruth Davis

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 3 weeks
Ruth Davis will teach you how to make a Christmas Tree Skirt and/or a Table Runner just in time to brighten up your own home or to give as a gift. The Table Runner is best for beginners while either project would be for intermediate students. 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 material.

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Introduction to Quickbooks 2016 (online) F17
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Introduction to Quickbooks 2016 (online) F17


with ed2go Online

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Learn to manage the financial aspects of your small business quickly and efficiently with this powerful accounting software program. QuickBooks is designed especially for the small- to midsized- business owner who needs a fully functional accounting system that's also easy to use. In 12 lessons, you'll gain hands-on experience as you master the tools you need set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your checking account; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track your payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports. Whether you're new to QuickBooks or have already used earlier versions of this accounting software program, this course will empower you to take control of the financial accounting for your business. Go to to get the link for registration.

Computer or Tablet with Internet Sessions begin 9/13 as well as 10/18 and 11/8.

Low Cost Solar Solutions F17


with Lee Zwicker

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Are you interested in learning how to use an abundant resource, sunlight, to benefit financially and fight climate change at the same time? In this class you will learn about the Hi-Tech solar water heaters, photo voltaic panels and solar hot air heating systems. Lee will tell you how and where to purchase solar equipment at wholesale prices. For DIY-ers, you will find out where to get plans on how to build solar heated water troughs or bird baths that do not freeze in winter. This unique course is listed as a Solar Energy course, but the course also covers a Handyman's Guide to Lowering Your Energy Footprint and, as a result, saving you money on both your heating and electrical bills. This course is intended for the middle and low-income homeowner who wants to save some money and help the planet at the same time. The course covers both Hi Tech equipment and the construction of homemade solar panels, battery banks, solar hot water heaters, solar hot air systems, solar ovens and solar distillation units. If you are interested in saving several hundreds of dollars a year by learning how to build a thirty gallon solar batch hot water heater out of recycled parts for under $100.00 or where you can buy a state of the art evacuated tube water heating system then this is the course for you.

Maine Driving Dynamics F17


with Donald Saunders

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 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.

Student 65+ will only be charged $25.00 for the course but you must register by phone, NOT online.

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach  (online) F17
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Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach (online) F17


with ed2go Online

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks
This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

Computer or Tablet with Internet Please go to the following website for details and registration: Sessions repeat every 6 weeks. They begin 9/13, 10/18, and 11/3.

Modern Line Dance FY17


with Sharen Kean

Calendar Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Learn jazz, Broadway, show tunes, Celtic, Charleston, and Rock n' Roll Line Dancing! This class is very popular and FUN! Dance experience and partner are NOT necessary.

Dance shoes strongly suggested. About the instructor: An accomplished, prize-winning competitive ballroom dancer, producer and choreographer, Sheri has a special gift in teaching dancers with her relaxed and positive attitude bringing out their natural abilities and joy of movement. It is her honest desire to share this "joyful art" with all who love it. Along teaching ballroom and line dance, Sheri was the first to introduce Celtic Line Dance at MDI Adult Education.

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Pottery for Beginners F17


with Elizabeth Keenan

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 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 potters 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. Class will be held in the high school’s ceramic studio.

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 space left after 9/20. Please note that the materials fee for experienced potters will be $100, not $50. Experienced potters should call 288-4703 and ask to be on the 'lottery list'. Only beginner's should sign up through the website.

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