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Life Skills

Free

with Jean Philpot

Calendar Jan 13, 2020 at 5 pm

In this class, especially designed for adults with learning challenges, students will enhance everyday life skills by improving their basic reading, writing, and problem-solving proficiencies. Learners set their own individualized goals and work toward them in a safe, nurturing, and creative environment. Contact the Adult Education office for additional information.

Will run

Woodworking

$90

with Brian Lewia

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Focusing on the safe use of tools and machines, each student will build a project of his/her choosing or bring in a project(s) that needs to be completed or repaired. Students will be responsible for the purchase of materials needed for individual projects. The first class will focus on choosing a project, selecting materials, and developing a construction plan. Instruction on machine use will begin during the second class. Work in the shop will begin during the third session.

Attendance is required for the first two sessions for continued participation in this class.

Firearms & Hunter Safety

$5

with Russell Corson

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course is being taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards

This Classroom Course consists of 12 hours of instruction. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50-question test with a grade of at least 70%.

For students age ten years old and up.

Participants will not be allowed to bring either guns or ammunition into the building

Text book used: Today's Hunter

 

Full Course

New Books, New Readers by Maine Humanities Council

Free
Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 5 pm

The Maine Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit organization, uses the humanities— literature, history, philosophy, and culture — as a tool for positive change in Maine communities. Our programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.

This New Books, New Readers series will feature the Wabanaki people.  The Wabanaki communities have lived on the land now called Maine for over 10,000 years. How have Wabanaki people asked and answered the questions who are we? where are we? how did we get here? And where might we be going? – before ‘Maine’, as ‘Maine’ became a state? How are Wabanaki people and communities asking and answering these and other questions now, after 200 years of living in ‘Maine’?

This series will meet 4 times this semester on the following Tuesdays:

  • February 11
  • March 17
  • April 14
  • May 5

Painting Club

$5

with Marilyn Rogers-Bull

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is not a beginner’s class. It is for those who have painted in the past or present and would like to join others who love to share their love of painting. Painters are encouraged to use any medium they might choose. Marilyn uses oils and watercolors mostly, but if you prefer another kind, that is fine also. We would love to have you join us!

A few words from Marilyn – I am not a teacher; have only had a few lessons myself. But…Many years ago while walking on a beach in Florida, I dreamed up the idea of having a class at Skowhegan Adult Ed for those who might love to paint as much as I do. I went to the Skowhegan Adult Ed office and made a deal with them; that if they would let me have a room once a week for such an idea (and since I’m not a teacher) I shouldn’t be paid. It is such a blessing and I have found some wonderful friends, many of whom can paint much better than I can.

 

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Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks

$5

with Vivian Champagne

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Make your life more efficient by communicating through email, using internet search, and creating documents.

We will be using Google Suite, so participants will need to have a Google email.

Aerobics ~ Low Impact

$45

with Lois Davis

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Come to a fun and exciting low impact aerobics class where you work out at your own pace. Relieve stress, improve cardio, tone, and make new friends.

Introduction to Homeowner Carpentry

$90

with Charles Beardsley

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

After an introduction to shop and tool safety, participants will learn several tips for basic homeowner construction and repairs. Topics may include the following: building a sawhorse, building a wall, installing dry wall, installing windows and doors, and building a deck with rails and stairs.

Participants need to bring a tape measure, hammer, safety glasses and work boots. A speed square is optional but encouraged.

Charles Beardsley is new to our program but brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Mr.. Beardsley previously taught at United Technology Center in Bangor, and he has decades of experience in the construction industry.





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