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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Fundamentals of Plumbing

$15

with Randy Sprague

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Got plumbing issues? Not sure when to call the plumber or try to fix it yourself? Randy Sprague, local plumber of 40+ years, will help you figure out how and when to fix it yourself or when to call the plumber. There will be some hands-on practice. Class will cover topics such as; Importance of Plumbing Codes and Work Practices Private and Public Water Systems Private and Public Sewage Systems Materials and Methods Fixtures - How to Install & Repair

No class on Feb. 20

Randy has worked in the Plumbing and Heating field for over 40 years. Holds a Master Plumbers License, Oil & Solid Fuel License, Licensed Propane and Natural Gas Technician, EPA Certified for Refrigerant Handling, and Many Factory Certifications.

Full Course

Google Docs and Gmail

Free

with Chris Suggs

Calendar Jan 26, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn to use this cloud-based program to creat and share doucments, spreadsheets, presentations, set up a Gmail account, and more. Computers will be available for this training, you will not need bring a laptop but you can bring a fully charged laptop if you wish. No special software is required/needed.

The Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative (MDII) is a program developed by the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) to deploy teams of AmeriCorps volunteers, throughout the state of Maine, to provide free of charge computer skills training, that is open to the public in community centers, libraries, and adult education facilities. The MDII goal is to confront barriers to digital literacy while connecting communities, employers, workers, neighbors, and decision makers around to make a positive impact impact on the issues of economic development through workforce education as well as technology training for older adults with aging in place concerns.

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Grow Your Own Organic Garden! W19

$15

with Suzanne Morse

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join this highly popular class offered by MOFGA: Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. Topics covered: soil science, enriching soil, fundamentals of composting, crop rotation, use of green manures, plant vs week identification, weed control, dealing with pests, etc. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener in our area. Free seeds will be provided! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. We will even send you home with free seeds!

All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation as well as resource guide.

Heartsaver CPR/AED W19

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Mar 12, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver CPR AED course combines basic CPR skills training with instruction and practice in using an AED. This is an American Heart Association Course and is intended for: · Individuals who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job requirements. · Lay rescuers who may need to respond to an emergency in the workplace · Family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death. This course covers: Adult CPR AED with and without a mask · Adult choking · Child CPR/AED (optional module) · Infant CPR (optional module) · Child and infant choking. Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card. Instructor Information: LisaParkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center. She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME

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Heartsaver First Aid W19

$41

with Lisa Parkin

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

The Heartsaver First Aid Course provides first responders with training in basic first aid procedures- Including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA- in a format that can be delivered in a single day This course is intended for: · Security and airline personnel · Camp counselors · Police and firefighters · Teachers and day-care workers · Aerobics teachers / physical trainers · Anyone who has a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements · Other individuals who want or need first aid training. This course covers: · First aid basics · Medical emergencies · Injury emergencies · Environmental emergencies Students must pass a skills test to qualify for a Heartsaver First Aid Course Completion Card. Lisa Parkin, BSN, RN- is an RN in the Education Department at MDI Hospital and is the AHA Training Center Coordinator for the MDI/Blue Hill Training Center. She has an extensive background in providing emergency care in the hospital setting and basic first aid and CPR/AED care for various organizations.

 

Please note that this class will be held at the Lisa Stewart Women's Health Center, 330 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME.

Internet Safety

Free

with Chris Suggs

Calendar Feb 9, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This is one of the most important computer classes you can take! Learn tips and strategies to keep you and your family safe online. Computers will be available for this training. You will not need to bring a laptop or purchase software to attend. Bringing a fully charged laptop is optional.

The Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative (MDII) is a program developed by the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) to deploy teams of AmeriCorps volunteers, throughout the state of Maine,  to provide free of charge computer skills training, that is open to the public in community centers, libraries, and adult education facilities. The MDII goal is to confront barriers to digital literacy while connecting communities, employers, workers, neighbors, and decision makers around to make a positive impact on the issues of economic development through workforce education as well as technology training for older adults with aging in place concerns.  

Full Course

Introduction to Computers

Free

with Chris Suggs

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

If you are new to computers or want to update your skills, this course is for you. Computers will be available for this training so bringing a laptop is not required, but is optional.

Optional: fully charged laptopThe Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative (MDII) is a program developed by the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) to deploy teams of AmeriCorps volunteers, throughout the state of Maine,  to provide free of charge computer skills training, that is open to the public in community centers, libraries, and adult education facilities. The MDII goal is to confront barriers to digital literacy while connecting communities, employers, workers, neighbors, and decision makers around to make a positive impact on the issues of economic development through workforce education as well as technology training for older adults with aging in place concerns.  

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Introduction to Oil Painting W19

$127

with Nicole DeSimone

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 5:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course is for students who wish to try oil painting for the first time or those who would like guided instruction on the techniques and practices for using the medium. We will break oil painting down to a step-by-step process. Learn about the materials used in oil painting, how to mix colors, and apply and handle paint. We will work on various exercises to help you practice working with the materials and begin to work on complete paintings. NOTES: -This is a 3-hour class as requested by some students last year. Plan accordingly! -This class will be held at ArtWaves Studio in Town Hill. - No class on Feb. 20. For Students who have already taken this class, Nicole plans to differentiate the exercises for multiple skill levels so feel free to join!

Painting supplies will be provided throughout the course. Students are only asked to bring in cotton rags (old t shirts), or paper towels and a few small to medium sized jars with sealing lids if they have them.Nicole DeSimone is a painter working primarily in Oils, painting the figure, landscape and still life. 

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