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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

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.

Ukulele for Beginners Section 9


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Jun 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The magical ukulele is capturing hearts and minds in Maine and around the world. Why not yours? Come join our adult beginners’ series and share in the fun of learning to play.

The ukulele is versatile and a blast to play (with a bit of regular practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes grandma knows -- even classical music.

Our popular instructor, Duncan Perry, who has taught students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and strumming techniques using familiar songs - truly a fun way to learn ukulele.  Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. You do not need to know how to read music.  However, you must have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app on your cell phone or tablet.  Ukes are affordable and compact, and you can take them most anywhere.  When folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile. If you don’t own a ukulele, let is know.  Duncan will be glad to provide helpful information on buying a ukulele.  So grab a uke and get ready for a low-stress, fun-filled musical adventure, then spread the joy.

Duncan Perry, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for 14 years and has so far taught ukulele to over 700 adults up and down the coast of Maine and inland, too.  He regularly performs at benefits, elder care venues, senior programs, and in schools and libraries.  In addition to offering instruction through various adult education programs, he has worked with children in several communities.  His mission is to spread the joy of the ukulele across Maine!

This is a live online class. The Zoom link will be provided by the instructor.

A Ukulele Buying Guide 

Multiple sections are being offered. They are all the same class. Pick ONE section that fits your schedule.


Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
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Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous


Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat?

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers a solution for all forms of food addiction.

Many people in FA are finding recovery from obesity, under-eating, bulimia and obsession with food, weight and dieting.

There are no dues or fees. Attend an informational session by phone or computer via zoom.

Upcoming informational sessions:

Monday January 10 9-10:30am

Tuesday May 17  6:30-8:00pm

For more information and meeting ID and Passcode call the

coordinator at 207-529-5550 or


My Money Works
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My Money Works


with New Ventures Maine

This online interactive class can help you gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. At the end of the class, you will have a plan to achieve greater financial stability. A follow-up session is offered to provide additional networking and support. Successful completion of this class meets one of the requirements for the Family Development Account (FDA) and Rainy Day Savings (RDS) matched savings programs. Click Here To Register

Graduates of My Money Works are eligible to apply for the GEN Scholarship to be used at any University of Maine System university, any Maine Community College, or the University of New England.

Questions? Contact Kelley Glidden at or 207-621-3436. OR Click Here To Register

My Next Career Move Self-paced
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My Next Career Move Self-paced


with New Ventures Maine

New Ventures Maine interactive classes and workshops are available online.

sTake charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success.

Click here to Register

Using our career development model, you will review your skills, interests, and experiences and relate them to career options. Identify high-growth job fields. Explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search.

Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the GEN Scholarship to be used at any University of Maine System University, any Maine Community College, or the University of New England.

Contact Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau for more information at or 207-768-9635.

This class allows you to work at your own pace through self-guided weekly sections. Class material will be available from 1/5/22 - 5/31/22. Enroll by May 2 to finish by May 31.Click Here To Register

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