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Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education



Personal Enrichment

Self-Employment: an Introduction W19

Free

with Sarah Joy Chaples

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

This one-session workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed.

Therapy Dog Prep

$169

with Whitney Thurston

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Does your dog have an excellent temperament? Do they seem to gravitate toward people who love dogs or who need a pick-me-up? Do they love attention and affection? Then they might be a perfect candidate for therapy dog work! In this class we'll build the skills necessary for you and your dog to become certified as a therapy dog team and visit facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, colleges, etc. In class, you will learn dog handling skills while exposing your dog to a variety of scenarios such as odd objects, medical equipment and unexpected loud noises. We will create scenarios where the therapy dog team discovers how to handle unexpected surprises. Dogs must be at least one year old to join this class and already have attend a group training class (or by instructor permission) with basic manners including sit, down, come, stay, and loose leash walking. Dogs must be comfortable working around other dogs and a variety of people. This class is not appropriate for dogs with fear, anxiety or reactivity issues.

Classes will be taught by Whitney Thurston, CPDT-KA of Salty Dog Obedience.

Full Course

USCG Auxilliary About Boating Safely (ABS) W19

$50
Calendar Jan 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This team taught, 8 hours U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course provides recreational boaters with the knowledge and skills to boat safely on either inland or coastal waters. General topics include in this ABS course are: boating operations, boat handling, boating laws and regulations, water traffic patterns, equipment requirements, and introductory navigation. Students will complete a multiple choice exam at the conclusion of the course. Participants who pass the written exam are awarded a USCGA certificate that may be used to satisfy state boat operator certification as well as possibly earning a discount on insurance premiums from many marine insurers. This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Also, as part of this ABS course there will be two additional sessions for more detailed navigation. These sessions will be optional for ABS course attendees.

Pre-registration is required. No class Feb. 21.

Will run

Watercoloring for beginners and intermediates

$76

with Mike Duffy

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

This class will be a gently guide you into watercolor painting. We'll cover the basic stuff like how to do a wash, what kind of brush, what kind of paper and what kind of paints to use. We'll also cover more advanced and stylized skills in this class. Drawing skills are not needed. Learn how to mix colors and how to understand the color wheel. Each week or two we'll create a masterpiece suitable for framing. There is a material fee of $8.00 to cover the paint, paper and brushes included in the fee already.

Full Course




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