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Aging for Wellness W17

$5

with Peter Sullivan

Mar 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Aging for wellness teaches tips and techniques for the effective serf-management of health concerns in normal aging as well as chronic conditions. Sessions focus on different aspects of senior health such as routine care and screening, nutrition and lifestyle, and problem solving and decision making to promote your highest level of wellness. Family members are welcome, too. Peter Sullivan, RN-BC, is Director of Health and Resident Services at Birch Bay Retirement Village, part of the Mount Desert Island Hospital System, and is a board certified Gerontological Nurse. Peter is teaching an interactive educational series for adults interested in better understanding and managing their own health. Sample topics: - Routine health care and screenings - Common complaints and chronic illness in aging -Nutrition and how lifestyle changes to promote better health -Explore healthy ways to live with a physical or mental condition -Identifying your real choices and making decisions - Realistic goal setting and problem solving that makes sense to you so you can manage your health more effectively -Practical coping strategies to reduce health related concerns and promote quality of life and functional abilities - Advanced health care planning and resources available to you

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American Sign Language - ASL 1 W17

$69

with Carrie Pierce

Jan 26, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Students will learn Deaf culture tendencies; focus on asking questions with appropriate ASL grammar structure. Topics will include family, calendar, school building, animals, feelings and actions. This beginner's class is very engaging and interactive.

Carrie Pierce enjoys teaching ASL and provides a dynamic and fun environment where participants take part in a variety of interactive learning experiences. Carrie is certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the State of Maine (for Early Childhood Special Education and Deaf Education), and has both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Gallaudet University. She has taught in schools and universities all over Maine.

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American Sign Language II W17

$69

with Curt Barsness

Jan 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Let's have fun learning more sign language! Curt will teach you how to use sign language with expression! This class will take you beyond the basics. Come prepared to have fun!

ASL 1 or equivalent introduction to sign language Curt will teach the first 2-3 weeks of this class. Carrie Pierce will teach the remaining classes.

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Basics of Jewelry/Metalsmithing Session A W17

$99

with Mary Swift

Jan 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Learn to make your own jewelry using metal! You'll saw, solder, file, form, and design your own pieces using copper and sterling silver as well as some brass and bronze. Different techniques will be demonstrated that you can then try yourself. Mary Swift has a BFA from Maine College of Art. She has over 40 years experience making and selling 14k gold, sterling silver jewelry and ceramics, wholesale and retail.

A $35.00 materials fee is included in the tuition. Bring: small drawing pad and pencil Tools: hand tools will be provided, although these tools will need to be shared. OR You may purchase tools at cost from the instructor (pliers, files, jewelers saw).

Full Course
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Basics of Jewelry/Metalsmithing Session B W17

$99

with Mary Swift

Mar 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
Learn to make your own jewelry using metal! You'll saw, solder, file, form, and design your own pieces using copper and sterling silver as well as some brass and bronze. Different techniques will be demonstrated that you can then try yourself. Mary Swift has a BFA from Maine College of Art. She has over 40 years experience making and selling 14k gold, sterling silver jewelry and ceramics, wholesale and retail.

A $35.00 materials fee is included in the tuition. Bring: small drawing pad and pencil Tools: hand tools will be provided, although these tools will need to be shared. OR You may purchase tools at cost from the instructor (pliers, files, jewelers saw).

Full Course
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Becoming a Writer W17

$57

with Andrea Lepcio

Jan 19, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks
We will explore the art and craft of writing in the form of your choice. Novels, memoirs, screenplays, poems, plays, nonfiction, etc. are all welcome. Students will develop a writing practice and explore their personal voice. Class time will include exercises and time to listen and give feedback on each others work. Please bring and laptop or notebook to class.

Andrea Lepcio is best known for Looking for the Pony, a finalist for the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, and for the NEA OUtstanding New American Play Award. It was presented in a "Tolling World Premiere" Off-Broadway at Vital Theatre Company in New York and Synchronicity Performance Group in Atlanta and subsequent productions. Recent productions includ Tunnel Vision at Off the Wall in Pittsburgh, Dinner at Home between Deaths at Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles and The Gold at New York Musi

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Boating Skills and Seamanship W17

$55

with Fran McDevitt

Jan 19, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 13 weeks
BS&S students will learn a variety of topics: types of boats ; their uses, aids to navigation, weather and forecasting, nautical rules of the road, electronic and lifesaving equipment, theory, and nautical knot tying. Upon successful completion, graduates will possess the knowledge required to safely take to the lakes or open water (Some insurance companies may even discount your boat insurance). Spend some time with us and learn more about the USCG Auxiliary.

No class 1/23 or 4/20

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Budgeting Basics W17

Free

with Sarah Chaples

Mar 20, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week
Anyone and everyone can benefit from a class like this one. New Ventures Maine offers this workshop to explore tools and tips for better money management and to create a written budget that works for you and your family. Take advantage of this free class while learning how you can save even more $$!





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