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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Dance: A Taste of Ballroom


with Sheri Kean

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the Basics – just enough to get you on the dance floor. We’ll a little of everything: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Salsa, Charleston……all steps are very learnable!

Dance shoes and a partner are strongly suggested.

No dance experience required. No class on Feb. 18 or March 3.

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Dance: Merengue


with Sheri Kean

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance. Google “merengue” online to find a video. Great energetic and fun dance style!

Dance shoes and partner strongly suggested.

No dance experience required.  No class Feb. 18 or March 3.

Dance: Modern Line Dance


with Sheri Kean

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Line dancing involves people standing in lines learning dance movements together. “Modern Line Dance” is now being used in many line dance clubs, including Pop, Latin, Irish, Big Band, Broadway, and a little Country and Disco. Dance shoes strongly suggested. Dance experience and partner are not necessary. Dance shoes or shoes with suede bottoms are strongly suggested.

DROP-INS Welcome: $10 per class. Please register when you come to class.

Understanding How to Heat Your Home


with Randy Sprague

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Randy’s back!!! Last year’s hugely successful plumbing class continues now with how to best heat your home. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of home heating. We will explore the 3 Major components of a central heating system and Space Heater Options as well as look at Fuel Sources, Distribution System, types of Heat Emitters. We will also look at Heating Domestic Hot Water.

Please bring a calculator.

Randy attended 2 Year Technical College and has worked in the industry 40 Years. He has made connections with some of the top Manufacturers and Individuals Nationally and Internationally. He has travelled to Europe on several occasions as a guest of Heating Equipment Manufacturers.

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Website & Social Media to Support Your Small Business


with Mark Arnold

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The digital ecosystem is built up of many parts, a website and social media are all important for a company to build their online presence. Learn how to maintain your website and use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Yelp, Business My Google) to promote your small business. A website and social media can and should work in tandem, complementing each other to build a stronger online presence for your company. Social media can complement your website – and vice-versa – by linking your social activities back to your business' website. Please bring your charged laptop.

Full Course

Guitar for Beginners and Beyond


with Derf McKeeton

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learning to play the guitar is easy and with practice you can become good! Each individual will be able maximize their own abilities whether they are brand new to the instrument or already have some experience. Reading and writing notes, basic harmony, chord progressions, and how play a song from start to finish will be introduced. Please bring a guitar and any material or songs you might have to class.

A $12.00 for materials fee is already included in the cost of the class.

Full Course

Cooking: Vegan Cooking Around the World!


with Tony Dalisio

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Over a four week period we will discuss, learn and cook a plant based meal each week that is representative of a culinary tradition from different region of the world. How do you make pasta without an egg?..or how do you have BBQ from Korea without meat? We will cook up answers to these questions, and many more! So come learn how to introduce some healthy and diverse plant based options into your meal repertoire. Please plan to pay a materials fee of $35 at the first class for food.

Estate Planning Basics: What You Should Know to Put Your Affairs In Order


with Tim Stanley

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Estate planning is the process by which we consider the transfer of wealth or other assets in order to meet a specific goal. Some common estate planning goals include protection of a spouse or disabled child, tax savings, disability planning and business succession planning, among others. Part of the planning process is assembling the appropriate documents that can help you to achieve your goals. This class will explore some of the issues and goals that commonly lead people to think about estate planning, as well as the probate process, trusts, wills, and other strategies that can be used to achieve estate planning goals. 

Full Course

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