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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Spanish Conversation 1

$75

with Esther Alicia Kempthorne

Calendar Jan 28, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Conversation 1 is a fun, interactive class designed to reinforce what you have learned in our Spanish Block 1 & 2 classes. Students should have a good grasp of basic grammar of the Spanish language such as; articles, basic nouns, and important verb conjugation.

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.

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.

 

 

English Tea Time

$22

with JoAnne Wood

Calendar Jan 30, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Born in England, JoAnne loves sharing her beloved recipes and suggestions on how to host and enjoy classic afternoon tea. We will make the most tender fruit and cream scones, homemade lemon curd, and the perfect pot of tea in this live, online class.

A list of ingredients will be sent to you via email once you register so that you can prepare tea along with JoAnne if you wish.

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.

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.

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Coastal Wildlife Workshop

$20

with Ruth Hill

Calendar Feb 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Guillemots, porpoises and molas, oh my! Eagles, barnacles and whales, too!  Bring your questions, sightings, experiences and curiosity to this informal class focusing on wildlife that lives in or along coastal waters.  We'll talk about everything from birds to marine mammals, fish to crustaceans, learning about their lives, including where, when and why you can see them, as well as changes over time and today.  This is a live online class. 

Hospice Myths Debunked: Hospice Offers More Than You Think!

Free

with Hospice of Hancock County

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Online class: Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County (HVHC) invite you to a free informational session surrounding the common myths about hospice care, while also sharing information about how hospice services go far beyond what many people realize. Advance Care Directive and grief support for families before and after their loved one passes are also offered by Hospice. Hospice Volunteer service available to individuals and families will be explained with the goal of serving patients and their families earlier in their journeys. Offered in collaboration with Adult Education programs of Hancock County.

MAKE UP DATE (due to power/internet outage, etc.) is Feb. 25 at the same time.

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Stress Reduction in COVID Times

$40

with Jen Harry

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Drawing from the fields of Mindfulness, Brain Science and the latest wellness research, in this 4-week series you will learn a variety of tools and techniques to help you deal with the uncertainty, anxiety, and the stress of these challenging times.  Each week will include guided relaxation and several new tools and practices that are designed to fit easily into your everyday life and help you find some calm amid the chaos.  This is a live online class. 

No class 02/16/21.

Jen Harry, BA is a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher who is committed to sharing tools and practices that fit easily into everyday life and help people navigate stress, uncertainty, anxiety and overwhelm as well as find more ease, peace and joy in life.  She has 15 years experience working in the mental health field and has been teaching Stress Reduction and Mindfulness in a variety of settings for the past 8 years.

French for Beginners

$59

with Sarah Domareki

Calendar Feb 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This live online course is designed as a hands-on French enrichment class with an emphasis on conversation and learning basic and common phrases used in travel situations such as registering at a hotel, asking directions, and ordering food at restaurants. The course will cover French pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as elements of French and North American French culture. A great option for beginners or those who would like to brush up on their French, prepare for a trip to a French-speaking country, or connect with French-speaking neighbors or customers. We will use the workbook French Made Simple by Pamela Rose Haze (new or used copies may be purchased on Amazon). This is a live online class. 

No class 02/18/21; makeup class, if needed, 04/15/21.

Essentrics with Wendy (winter session 2)

$32

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Feb 24, 2021 at 7 am, runs for 4 weeks

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 2)

$45

with Esther Alicia Kempthorne

Calendar Feb 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is a continuation of the beginner’s Spanish class. In this second 4 weeks we will continue to expose 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.





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