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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



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Driver's Education
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Driver's Education

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with Dan King

Calendar Jan 4, 2021

Due to COVID 19 we cannot hold in-person classes. Please contact Dan and Julie King at Driver's Edge Driving School, 941-9494. When we can resume in-person classes we'll announce the schedule in Chalk Talk.

Gentle Yoga for Fun

$20

with Dianna Sproul

Calendar Jan 12, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Are you looking to continue your yoga practice, or start up a fresh new healthy habit with the new year? This class if for you! Join us for an hour-long class filled with gentle stretches, easy yoga sequences, relaxing restorative poses, breathing exercises, and an awareness/meditation practice. We welcome all ages and ability levels. You will need a yoga block, belt, pillow, and a willingness to try new things. Your health is in yours hands ~*~

Please note that this is an online class. The instructor will send out a Zoom link closer to the start date so you can access the class. If you are new to Zoom and need assistance, please contact Martie Crone at martie.crone@mdirss.org or call 288-4703 at least a day or so before the class begins.

BIO: For 17 years, through her personal yoga journey, Dianna has enjoyed enhanced physical health, pain management, and greater awareness. Earning teaching certification at Nepal Yoga Home, Kathmandu, she teaches steadily in-person (when possible) and online classes. Let her share the tools of health with you!Dianna's email is lightongranite@gmail.com.

Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 1)
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Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 1)

$32

with Wendy Lessard

Online class: Essentrics is a full body, dynamic, and fluid workout that combines lengthening and strengthening. Developing strong, lean muscles will improve your posture. Perfect for men and women of most fitness levels. Each workout rebalances the muscles and joints of your body and can rehab injuries. Each class will leave you feeling energized, stronger, joyous, and healthy. Supplies needed: exercise mat, chair, strap/thera-band/towel, yoga blocks or similar object.

Instructor Bio: Wendy's been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006, and has held National Board Certification 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.

NOTE: you must provide us with a valid email when you register so we can send you a link to the class.

There will be further opportunities to continue working with Wendy once this class is over.

Spanish (Block 1)

$45

with Esther Alicia Kempthorne

Calendar Jan 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is a beginner’s Spanish class. During the first 4 weeks we will introduce learners to basic vocabulary, grammar, and beginner conversation. Effort will be made to tailor the class to learner’s interests and needs. Students will need to purchase "Spanish Made Simple: Revised and Updated" by Judith Nemethy.  Limited copies are available for sale through MDI Adult Ed (288-4703).

Please note that this is an online class. The instructor will send out a Zoom link closer to the start date so you can access the class. If you are new to Zoom and need assistance, please contact Martie Crone at martie.crone@mdirss.org or call 288-4703 at least a day or so before the class begins.

Instructor Bio: I am creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated native-Spanish speaking from Mexico and a Maine Certified Spanish Teacher K-12. I have been teaching Spanish at a High school for 5 years.

Full Course

Probate and Estate Planning: An Introduction

$15

with Tim Stanley

Calendar Jan 20, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course seeks to provide the learner with an introduction to the concepts, vocabulary and challenges that are associated with the probate process and estate planning. The class will cover a review of probate in Maine and how the process works as well as a review of various estate planning concepts including tax and MaineCare planning.

Instructor: Tim is an associate attorney practicing with the law firm of Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC. Tim primarily practices in the fields of estate planning, probate and trust administration. 

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Marine Intertidal Ecology

$45

with Alana Luzzio

Calendar Jan 21, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course will explore global intertidal ecology, from coral reefs to mangroves to salt marshes! We will explore the various ecosystems, the critters that call them home and climate change.

Please note that this is an online class. We will send out a Zoom link closer to the start date so you can access the class. Check your spam folder! If you are new to Zoom and need assistance, please contact Martie Crone at martie.crone@mdirss.org or call 288-4703 at least a day or so before the class begins. A child may join a parent for this class under the same registration.

NO CLASS ON FEB 18.

As one enthusiastic participant said, "[Alana] created a low tide monster of me!"

BIO: Alana is a marine biologist and have done research in the Gulf of Maine, Gulf of California, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. She is passionate about marine biology and science communication.

Tex Mex Dinner

$22

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Jan 21, 2021 at 5 pm

Join JoAnne for this live, online class from her home kitchen and cook along with her as she makes delicious chicken and pepper fajitas, homemade tortillas, and lime crema. We’ll also make easy Mexican “fried ice cream” sundaes.

Upon registration you will be sent a list of ingredients if you'd like to cook along with JoAnne. 

A day or so before the class you will be emailed a link to join the class using ZOOM. If you need help with Zoom, please contact us well before the day of class as someone may not be available to help on the day of class. You can also CLICK HERE and watch a video about Zoom.

JoAnne Wood was born in England, grew up in San Francisco, and comes from a long line of fine British bakers. After graduation from the California Culinary Academy, she worked as a pastry chef in the San Francisco Bay area.  Since moving to Maine in 2000, she has worked as a professional pastry chef, owned a dessert catering company and, for more than 15 years, taught cooking classes.  She has a passion for cooking and baking, and for teaching people of all ages.

Spanish (Block 3)

$75

with Esther Alicia Kempthorne

Calendar Jan 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Do you wish to acquire enough knowledge of Spanish to meet your needs as a tourist or business traveler in a Spanish Speaking country? Do you wish to read simple Spanish texts? Do you wish to build a foundation in the Spanish language for further study in secondary school or college? This course meets the needs of the self-learner, whether the aim is the practical conversation and comprehension ability needed by a tourist or businessperson, or the wish to read in Spanish.

This 8-week class is a continuation of Spanish blocks 1 and 2.

Please note that this is an online class. The instructor will send out a Zoom link closer to the start date so you can access the class. If you are new to Zoom and need assistance, please contact Martie Crone at martie.crone@mdirss.org or call 288-4703 at least a day or so before the class begins.

Instructor Bio: I am creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated native-Spanish speaking from Mexico and a Maine Certified Spanish Teacher K-12. I have been teaching Spanish at a High school for 5 years.

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