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Maine Driving Dynamics

Calendar Oct 23, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.

A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. It may take up to 2 weeks for processing.

Questions regarding your license should be addressed to Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000.


Make and Take Gifts w/Essential Oils


with Jenny Spencer

Calendar Nov 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you curious about essential oils – or maybe just like finding ways to make gifts for others that are chem free, safe and non-toxic? Come have fun, make a couple of goodies and get the recipes to make more! These are easy to make and are great gifts. Students will need $20.00 to cover the Materials (take home items and hand outs) and is payable to the instructor first class night.

Students will need $20.00 to cover the Materials and is payable to the instructor first class night.


Making a difference - Supporting People with Disabilities


with Jodi Eldridge

Calendar Oct 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Have you considered a career in supporting people with disabilities? In this course, you will discover the multiple opportunities available in the Human Service, Direct Support field. We will discuss qualifications and training opportunities in an overview of this rewarding field of employment.



Medicare 101


with Courtney Cowan

Calendar Oct 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Whether you are newly eligible for Medicare or have been enrolled for years, this class has something for everyone. This class will help you gain information on how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible, and many other important topics. We will also discuss supplemental insurance that can be purchased to compliment original Medicare. There are many different products and carriers available therefore it is so important to become educated about the various options.

Medicare has an annual open enrollment period each and every year from October 15 to December 7, which gives you the options to change your policy if appropriate.

Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.


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My Next Career Move offered Online by New Ventures Maine
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My Next Career Move offered Online by New Ventures Maine

Calendar Sep 19, 2018 , runs for 6 weeks

Join this multi-session career exploration and planning class to:

• connect your strongest skills to future careers

• identify high-growth job fields

• explore education and training options

• take steps to start or return to college • review and strengthen your resume for targeted job search

This class is for anyone ready for a class with flexible hours, without the need to attend a live class. Work at your own pace within the scheduled weeks of the class. Students connect with the instructor and classmates in online discussion boards, conference calls, and more. My Next Career Move helps you take charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. Open to adults of all backgrounds.

Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used at UMA and University College locations.

Registration Deadline: September 14

Cost: Free.

To register or FMI: Register online at or contact Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau at 207-768-9635 or

Photographic Lighting


with Arend Thibodeau

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Natural light, on camera flash, studio lighting, fill flash; what is the difference in all this and why should I worry about lighting with photography? In this workshop, you can learn how to assess the lighting you have available in whatever situation you find yourself in; additionally you will learn how to make your available light work the best for you. We will also explore introduced light such as flash and studio lighting in order to understand when they should be considered verses when they should be ignored.


Photoshop - Independent Study & Projects

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Photoshop students from the SAAE 54 Photoshop II class will continue this fall in a ten-week, “Photoshop Independent Study and Projects” format. Students who have studied together for several semesters will meet to continue their projects: photo enhancement for lighting, color and size; adding artistic elements with filters, text and framing. Other who have been using Photoshop Elements or Photoshop are welcome to join the group for project support. The goal of this independent study is to create a place for group sharing, support and experimentation, but not for traditional instruction. There is no teacher. The class will not meet on October 8th (Columbus Day), November 12th (Veteran’s Day) and November 19th (Thanksgiving Break).


  • Cost of Class: 
    • Material Fee - $33.00
    • Registration Fee - $5.00



with Arend Thibodeau

Calendar Nov 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You will need to bring a DSLR with a flash (on camera is fine) to class for this exciting workshop in portraiture.

We will explore studio lighting, and the various methods of setting up lighting scenarios. There will be strobes and flash units available and the class will fully participate in making their own portraits. Enter the exciting world of portraiture and learn to take your own family portraits, senior pictures or even capture images of your beloved family pet.


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