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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Lifelong Learning

Digital Photography 1


with Steve McGrath

Calendar Feb 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is a 5-week online series covering multiple subjects with assignments and sharing the student’s work.

Are you still getting to know your digital camera and its features? Here’s an opportunity to learn from an expert in this seminar for beginners! Have your camera ready and learn when and how to use its special features - such as program mode, manual mode, aperture priority and shutter priority. Also covered will be basic composition and best use of light for different situations, such as plant, people, macro, and landscape photography.

No class on Feb 24

Steve McGrath is professional freelance Photographer and Photography Teacher who has been creating images for 30 years. Steve first began by shooting sports photography for local high schools, then weddings, and stock agencies. Then his love of the outdoors led him to focusing more on his true passion "nature photography." Many of his images have been published in school text books. His favorite places to shoot are Acadia National Park in Maine, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Understanding the Maine Death with Dignity Act


with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Feb 7, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

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Medicare 101 2/9/22


with EAAA Staff

Calendar Feb 9, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Eastern Area Agency on Aging's Medicare 101 class is specifically designed for those who are preparing to sign up for Medicare. Whether someone is turning 65, still working, getting ready to retire, or under 65 and receiving disability benefits. Our presentation provides an overview and introduction to the different parts of Medicare and what each part covers; along with Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement insurance/Medigap, Medicare Savings Program, and Medicare Fraud. Eastern Area Agency on Aging does not contract with any insurance company and therefore provides unbiased educational information on options that will best suit an individual's needs.

This is a live, Zoom class. A Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the class date. If you have difficulty or need assistance with Zoom, please contact MDI Adult Ed.  

Using Facebook Securely


with NDEC Staff

Calendar Feb 10, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 1 week

This class is designed to teach current Facebook account holders how to use Facebook more securely, how to understand all privacy options, and how to change privacy options so the information you share on Facebook is only available to those you wish to see it.

Bring a fully charged computer or tablet connected to the internet and a Facebook account if you want.

The Diversity of the East African Cuisine


with William Tarimo

Calendar Feb 12, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this short series course on the East African Cuisine, we will explore the diverse nature of the food and surrounding cultures offered in the several countries in the East African region, especially in the coastal regions such as Tanzania - which is where I'm originally from. Most of the East African foods and traditions around food are largely influenced by location, ethnicity, past migrations and trade, and religion. The major players are therefore the Bantu ethnic groups, Indians, Arabs, Christianity, and Islam. The course will explore these aspects in detail, plus the preparation of some Tanzanian dishes.

William Tarimo is a Tanzanian, and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Connecticut College. With passion in research and causes in Education, EdTech, and Robotics. I enjoy cooking, painting, carpentry, 3D printing, and photography.

iPad Basics


with NDEC Staff

Calendar Feb 15, 2022 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

This course covers the basics of how to use Apple’s popular iPad. This class starts with the basics of how to log on using multiple methods from passcode to touch id to face recognition technology. Apple’s iCloud service will be discussed as the benefits of this service help secure your data as well as allow your data to be used across multiple Apple devices. The App Store will be covered as a way to find additional applications that may meet your varied interest and needs.


Bring your full charged iPad or iPhone.

The Forest Edge: Design and Ecology
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The Forest Edge: Design and Ecology

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with Andy Brand, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens

Calendar Feb 16, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week


Online class.

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The forest edge plays a significant role in ecological landscapes, both for wildlife habitat and landscape design aesthetics. In this webinar, Andy Brand and Irene Barber will discuss how and what to use to establish attractive forest edges. This “edge” concept can be very useful in urban landscapes, attracting and hosting birds and pollinators year-round. Talking points include selecting species for a variety of landscape conditions, hospitable plants for bird species, woody plants for year-round appeal, and what plants grow well together.

Cost: $10 member, $15 non-member

Introduction to Google Drive & Google Docs


with NDEC Staff

Calendar Feb 28, 2022 at 11:30 am, runs for 1 week

Learn how to use Googles free cloud-based apps to create and store files online.

Bring a computer or tablet connected to the internet and an active Gmail account.

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