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Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program - Live Online

$25

with Jeffrey Carpenter, Your Host

Calendar Apr 1, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 13 weeks

Looking for meaningful work? Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.

Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. 

We are excited to connect our community with this wonderful ONLINE training and certificate program. This training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies and equip you to work with children who qualify for services. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.

You will complete 12 online modules then three 4-hour live (in-person or virtual) sessions. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen training and Child and Adult First Aid & CPR certification. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession. 

Must be a Maine resident, and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma (or equivalent) to become certified. This is a free course, the $25 fee covers administrative costs.

Jeffrey Carpenter is the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s OCFS through Woodfords Family Services. He is responsible for recruiting Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state by networking with high schools, vocational schools, state colleges, universities and adult education programs. He is here to help you through this opportunity by providing answers to questions and technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training.

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Workshop 203: Advanced Excel Spreadsheet
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Workshop 203: Advanced Excel Spreadsheet

$65

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar May 31, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The following two-session courses are for those who have mastered the basics taught in Series 100. Each class is stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In-class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided for consistency. No personal computers, please. Enjoy this small class environment for a supportive learning experience.

Excel is not just a data-keeping tool. Expanding on the tools learned in the Excel Spreadsheet Basics course, discover how and why formulas make Excel smart. Cover formulas and their functions as well as VLOOKUP, Pivot and Data Tables, Nested IF, Index & Match, Choose and so much more. Take your skills to the next level!

Note: Date changes from original schedule (was 5/24-5/31).

As of 3/9/2022: 3-foot distancing required, masks optional.

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.

How to Write a Book in 3 Months!

$39

with Maryssa Gordon

Calendar May 31, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Want to write a book, but don't know where to start? Explore characters, plot, and the little details that really bring your story alive. Once you write the book, what do you want to do with it? Why publish it, of course! Focus on how to get your book out into the world, whether that's through traditional or self-publishing means. Bring a writing utensil and paper.

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing required, masking optional.

Maryssa Gordon, MFA in Creative Writing, is the founder and sole operator of Pocket Editing, a freelance writing and editing business. She recently published her first book Lies Left Behind.

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Mermaid Swim Section I

$149

with Michelle Robinson

Calendar Jun 1, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 5 weeks

Explore your Inner Mermaid! This full-body exercise, in a heated indoor pool, will work your core, strengthen your muscles, and have you gliding through the water in a mermaid tail and fin in no time. A feel-good class for women of all ages (18+) with a musical warmup, aquatic exercises, and synchronized fin swimming for beginners. These are structured classes that are progressive workouts from week to week to increase strength, confidence, endurance, and swimming techniques for mermaiding. A certified and enthusiastic instructor (mermaid) will swim right beside you. In class mermaid tail and fin provided. Limited to 6 participants.

Registration closes at noon on 5/31. Free on-street parking available until 10 AM.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

Required: Chart for your Mermaids size/color (see link below) must be sent to the instructor as soon as possible. Bring proof of registration, wear swimming attire, bring a towel and goggles, if needed.

Mermaids Sizing & Color Charts

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing when not in pool required, masking optional.

Michelle Robinson, or Mermaid Shell, has multiple years as a competitive swimmer, aqua aerobics instructor, and with various swim programs. She is a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, trained and certified with Maine Mermaid, LLC, and participates in open water races.

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Fun Fold Greeting Cards!

$35

with Faith Garnett

Calendar Jun 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

When a card that opens normally from right to left doesn't seem like enough...create cards that open different ways to give the recipient a fun little puzzle to solve before getting to the sentiment held within.

Make three fun fold greeting cards: a bendi card, a card that threads different images across the front, and a card held closed with an interlocking message flap. Various greetings and cute gnomes will be supplied.

All materials included. Registration closes at noon on 5/27.

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing required, masking optional.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs, through private sales, and online.

Siren Swim Section I

$149

with Michelle Robinson

Calendar Jun 2, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 5 weeks

Be a mermaid at any age!

This class is designed for the 60+ woman who wishes to balance their workout routine with an aquatics class or just reconnect to the water while having a great time in a mermaid tail. Use swim noodles and mermaid fins and tails. Classes are set to music and include a safety segment, warmup, in-pool exercises, and lots of mermaid swimming to strengthen the core, glutes, and legs. Learn new water exercises, mermaid skills, better breathing, and a routine. Class is progressive to increase strength, flexibility, and endurance. A qualified mermaid swims right along beside you to build confidence and technique. In class mermaid tail and fin provided. Limited to 6 participants.

Registration closes at noon on 6/1. Free on-street parking is available until 10 AM.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

Required: Chart for your Mermaids size/color (see link below) must be sent to the instructor as soon as possible. Bring proof of registration, wear swimming attire, bring a towel and goggles, if needed.

Mermaids Sizing & Color Charts

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing when not in pool required, masking optional.

Michelle Robinson, or Mermaid Shell, has multiple years as a competitive swimmer, aqua aerobics instructor, and with various swim programs. She is a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, trained and certified with Maine Mermaid, LLC, and participates in open water races.

Mermaid Swim Section II

$149

with Angelina Dapolito

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 5 weeks

Explore your Inner Mermaid!

This full-body exercise, in a heated indoor pool, will work your core, strengthen your muscles, and have you gliding through the water in a mermaid tail and fin in no time. A feel-good class for women of all ages (18+) with a musical warmup, aquatic exercises, and synchronized fin swimming for beginners. These are structured classes that are progressive workouts from week to week to increase strength, confidence, endurance, and swimming techniques for mermaiding. For the repeat mermaid or advanced swimmer. Limited to 6 participants.

Registration closes at noon on 6/3. Free on-street parking is available until 10 AM.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

Required: Chart for your Mermaids size/color (see link below) must be sent to the instructor as soon as possible. Bring proof of registration, wear swimming attire, bring a towel and goggles, if needed.

Mermaids Sizing & Color Charts

As of 3/9/22: 3-foot distancing when not in pool required, masking optional.

Angel Dapolito, or Merkara, is a PADI Certified Scuba Diver, Red Cross Certified Lifeguard, and is trained and certified with Maine Mermaid, LLC. She has multiple years of experience as a dancer and group fitness instructor in ME & HI.

Buying Your First Home - Live Online

$30

with Lelah Sullivan

Calendar Jun 4, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This ME hoMEworks class, offered as a two-part Zoom webinar, covers the process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and others. Earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs, including USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon on 6/2.

Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link.Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

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