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ZOOM 101 - Ongoing

Free
Calendar Jun 29, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Now that we've caught your eye, please follow the links below to feast on the wonderfully easy to use Zoom program.

Get started online with screen shots and videos - so you can Zoom your way to a great learning experience, an online party, chat with friends, take an excercise class or anything one can imagine!

Getting Started with Zoom 

Joining A Meeting

Visit our ONLINE CLASSES page - get ready for a whole new world! Try other FREE classes and get comfy with your Zoom chops!

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Therapeutic Drawing
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Therapeutic Drawing

$35

with Deborah Pouliot

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

What is Tangling?

It is an easy-to-learn, fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called tangles. Create tangles using a combination of dots, lines, simple s-curves and orbs. It is nonrepresentational and unplanned so there is o need to worry about results. Tangling can help increase focus, creativity, self-confidence and aid in problem-solving, self-image and provide an increased sense of well-being. It has been shown to help with phobias, addictions, pain management, conflict resolution, stress relief and reduce blood pressure.

Deborah Pouliot was an art teacher at Noble Middle School for 28 years. She taught Tangling in her classroom as well as to 100+ teachers in her district with the goal of aiding students transitions from one activity to another.

Workshop 102: Navigating the Internet
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Workshop 102: Navigating the Internet

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jul 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to use a computer but didn’t know where to start? Intimidated by the technology or feel like you are missing out? Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. The two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Navigating the Internet: Become a whiz at creating and using bookmarks and searching with a popular browser. A brief introduction to Windows 10 navigation will also be presented.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation - Summer

$45

with Susan Giarolo

Calendar Jul 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Come in, lay down, cover up and allow this guided relaxation to take you inward through the layers (koshas) of your being as you set a personal intention specific to your life. This method aids in healing, stress relief, addictions, feelings of loss and the release of long held behavioral patterns, leading to physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing and minimize the use of perfumes.

Sue Giarolo, a Kripalu-trained 200 hour yoga instructor, is also certified in Let Your Yoga Dance, Restorative Yoga, YSR12, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Reiki I/II. From movement to stillness, sheer bliss to deep inward exploration, her goal is to guide each person to be their own Guru.

An Intro to Basic Blacksmithing

$159

with Sam Smith

Calendar Jul 18, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Jewelry, Hooks & HangersBlacksmith like it’s 1899!

Join “Forged in Fire” contestant, Sam Smith, and gain the fundamental skill of pounding iron in this age old craft. Tend a coal fire and forge iron into nails, hooks and simple bracelets to bring home and amaze your family and friends!

Note: Course fee is nonrefundable. Space is limited so register early.

Required: Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes. No polyester or synthetic material.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guildmaster of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe with 20+ years experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of Blacksmiths back to 1836.

Full Course

Street Photography Workshop

$55

with Eric Holsinger

Calendar Jul 18, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Street photography is often intimidating for photographers. Find the courage and skill to photograph strangers in public!

Before we hit the streets, some basics of approaching this style of photography will be covered; unspoken “rules” of street photography, composing artistic shots on the move, shooting more and worrying less. The key in this fast paced class is to increase your confidence in taking photos of people and situations outside of your comfort zone. Intended for photographers who already maintain an understanding of the craft and are interested in gaining courage and expanding their view into the realm of street photography.

Required: Bring a camera, comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothes.

Optional: iPad.

Eric Holsinger became interested in photographing the public when he began contributing to MaineToday.com's Seen Photoblog in 2013. He shoots formal portraits of strangers on the street and has an ongoing urban landscape project: @SacoLikeTaco.

The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare Section I
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The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare Section I

$5

with Barbara, Hopkins

Calendar Jul 18, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Review the way Medicare covers inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug costs. Discuss enrollment periods and the types of products designed to partner with Medicare including supplement plans, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. This seminar will be informative for current, newcomers and the adult children and loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries.

Barbara Hopkins, Masters in Communications Management & certification in Corporate Training, is a licensed ME agent with 20 years experience in health insurance operations.

The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare Section II
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The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare Section II

$5

with Barbara, Hopkins

Review the way Medicare covers inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug costs. Discuss enrollment periods and the types of products designed to partner with Medicare including supplement plans, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. This seminar will be informative for current, newcomers and the adult children and loved ones of Medicare beneficiaries.

Barbara Hopkins, Masters in Communications Management & certification in Corporate Training, is a licensed ME agent with 20 years experience in health insurance operations.





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