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American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification
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American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification

$35
Calendar Sep 6, 2021

While MDI Adult Ed is unable to offer in person First Aid & CPR courses during the pandemic, we are committed to sharing courses offered by our partners and other organizations.   If you need any help connecting or preparing for this workshop, we are happy to support you!

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of emergencies.  If you're taking this course to meet OSHA requirements, please check with your workplace to determine if this online-only course is acceptable.  The course features award-winning simulation learning, an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting to help prepare you to recognize and respond to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults.

This course requires a PC or tablet with a high speed internet connection, does not work with Internet Explorer, and is not supported on smartphones.  Allow approximately 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the course.

Certification: Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification - an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account.  Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid.  There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

Continuing Education: Nurses, social workers, teachers and daycare providers and other professionals who need continuing education units to maintain licensure or certification can obtain CEUs through American Red Cross Training Services.

To learn more or to register for this workshop, go to the Red Cross Website.

Holiday Cookie Tray

$34

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Dec 11, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Let’s face it, it’s not the holidays without cookies! We’ll be making three different cookies: flourless peanut butter milk chocolate, coconut macaroons, and soft ginger-molasses cookies. All are perfect for gift-giving or enjoying them all to yourself!

This is an ONLINE class via ZOOM. Please invite your non-local friends and family to register as well. You can take the class 'together'!

You must provide us with a valid email when you register so we can send you a link to the class and send you a supply list. (Cooking along with JoAnne at the time of class is optional. We’ll still provide the recipes!)

JoAnne Wood has been teaching cooking classes for over 15 years. She graduated from California Culinary Academy and has worked as a pastry chef and owned her own dessert catering business.

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American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification
Online Registration Unavailable

American Red Cross Adult First Aid & CPR/AED Online Certification

$35
Calendar Jan 1, 2022

While MDI Adult Ed is unable to offer in person First Aid & CPR courses during the pandemic, we are committed to sharing courses offered by our partners and other organizations.   If you need any help connecting or preparing for this workshop, we are happy to support you!

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of emergencies.  If you're taking this course to meet OSHA requirements, please check with your workplace to determine if this online-only course is acceptable.  The course features award-winning simulation learning, an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting to help prepare you to recognize and respond to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults.

This course requires a PC or tablet with a high speed internet connection, does not work with Internet Explorer, and is not supported on smartphones.  Allow approximately 2 hours 10 minutes to complete the course.

Certification: Red Cross courses offer Digital Certification - an online version of a Red Cross certificate, which provides anytime, anywhere access to student training history and course certificates. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account.  Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid.  There is no need to carry your printed certificate around anymore!

Continuing Education: Nurses, social workers, teachers and daycare providers and other professionals who need continuing education units to maintain licensure or certification can obtain CEUs through American Red Cross Training Services.

To learn more or to register for this workshop, go to the Red Cross Website.

Essentrics® Morning Boost and Rebalance Section 1

$30

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Jan 5, 2022 at 6:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

This is a live, online class

A recorded session can be emailed upon request from the Instructor.

These gentle, expansive movement routines activate, rebalance all the muscles and connective tissue in your body while lubricating your joints, waking up your mind while increasing body awareness. It develops efficiency and effectiveness as well as support brain-body and/or prepping your body for harder training or peak performance at your job or in your personal life.

Recommended props: Exercise/yoga mat, strap/band, blocks/risers/telephone book, chair recommended. Bare feet recommended 

Instructor Bio: Wendy is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Level 3 Certified Essentrics instructor, and has held National Board Certifications in Massage and Teaching. She has a lifelong interest in movement, fitness and health. She strongly believes in helping others find the tools needed to transform their fitness, health and resiliency.

Essentrics® Toning Session 1

$50

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Jan 7, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Essentrics® workouts move the body through a chain of specific full body movements, designed to strengthen and release the full musculature and joint systems of our bodies, building a toned, flexible, balanced, pain-free body. Diverse music, breathing, and imagery help motivate the movements while triggering brain-body connections to increase the effectiveness of the workouts. No impact and no weight beyond our own body weight; good for all ages and fitness levels; used by professional and causal athletes to Olympians to improve performance and work out stiffness and soreness. Age backwards, grow stronger and re-shape your body.

Exercise mat, strap/band. Blocks/risers/telephone book, chair recommended as well as bare feet. This is a live, online class. A recording of the class can be emailed upon request from Instructor.

Aging Backwards with Essentrics® Section 1

$40

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Jan 7, 2022 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

This is a live, online class.

A recorded class can be emailed upon request from Instructor.

This age reversing workout is designed to restore movement in your joints, flexibility in your muscles, relieve pain, and stimulate your cells to increase energy, vibrancy and strength in your immune system. It is a slow paced, no impact, full body workout that improves body awareness and helps increase mobility while using our own body weight. We use music, imagery, breathing and techniques meant to stimulate the connection and effectiveness of the brain-body relationship.

Recommended props: Exercise/yoga mat, strap/band, blocks/risers/telephone book, chair recommended. Bare feet recommended 

Instructor Bio: Wendy is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Level 3 Certified Essentrics instructor, and has held National Board Certifications in Massage and Teaching. She has a lifelong interest in movement, fitness and health. She strongly believes in helping others find the tools needed to transform their fitness, health and resiliency.

Mindful Eating in These Times

$40

with Jen Harry

Calendar Jan 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Covid times have thrown us off kilter in all respects, including our eating habits.  In this 4-week class, we will compassionately explore and learn about the physical, emotional and environmental factors that can influence our food choices and eating patterns, with the intention of increasing awareness and creating a healthy balanced relationship with food. 

Learn about what exactly mindful eating is, the different types of hungers that drive our desire to eat, the science behind food cravings and willpower, as well as how nourishing ourselves with food affects our resiliency and can increase our overall well-being. This is a live online class and presented in collaboration with Ellsworth Adult Ed.

Jen Harry, BA is a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher who is committed to sharing tools and practices that fit easily into everyday life and help people navigate stress, uncertainty, anxiety and overwhelm as well as find more ease, peace & joy in life.  She has 15 years' experience working in the mental health field and has been teaching Stress Reduction and Mindfulness in a variety of settings for the past 8 years.

From Nursery to Landscape: Tree & Shrub Selection
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From Nursery to Landscape: Tree & Shrub Selection

Price not
available

with Jeff O'Donal, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens

Calendar Jan 12, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

OFFERED THROUGH COASTAL MAINE BOTONICAL GARDENS (CMGB):

Online class.

Register directly with CMBG: https://shop.mainegardens.org/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=1/12/2022

Longtime nursery grower Jeff O'Donal will discuss those often overlooked or forgotten factors that go into choosing trees and shrubs for a new landscape. While the setting itself dictates size and shape, also important to consider are tree health, the root-ball structure (whether in a pot or B&B), rate of growth, and adaptability to a new site. All this and more goes into choosing the right specimens for the right place, ensuring they thrive long into the future. Whether or not you’re a seasoned landscaper or gardener, this topic is always relevant to our practice. Come with questions and testimonials to share after the one-hour presentation.

Cost $10 member, $15 non-member





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