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Etsy 101

$59

with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Selling your crafts online.

Set up a FREE Etsy store and PayPal account, learn basic terminology and branding strategies, list items, decode the mystery of quality packing and shipping. Cover the basics of branding, picture taking, description writing and pricing. Prerequisite: Basic computer, Internet and email skills.

Meleena Erikson, in the marketing field nearly 20 years, has worked with small businesses and nonprofits utilizing social media to help grow their business. She is a college professor in Marketing at SNHU and owns a marketing firm.

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Becoming a Notary Public

$39

with Michael Thomas Foley

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A notary’s primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Prepare to be commissioned as a notary public, learn the history of the office, its powers and duties, eligibility, procedures and record-keeping. Applicants must be residents of ME or NH residents who are regularly employed or carry on a trade/business in ME. Leave with the testing and paperwork ready to submit to the State. License is approximately $50 and is valid for seven years.

Michael Foley, an appointed ME Notary & Dedimus Justice for 10+ years, has notarized countless documents and performed many marriage ceremonies. He has been serving his community for over 15 years in various elected & appointed positions.

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Spanish for Beginners

$149

with Susan Elizabeth Mallon

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

No experience needed! This course will emphasize the basics of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and help you develop fundamental conversation skills. No class 2/19.

Required: Easy Spanish Step-by-Step by Barbara Bregstein, ISBN 978-0071463386 (approx. $12, Amazon).

Susan Mallon, BS in Spanish from USM, also studied at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She was heavily involved with the Hispanic population at Sacred Heart Church in Portland, ME translating for several families and the Spanish Mass. She previously taught at Carrabassett Valley Academy, Mount Blue Middle School and Lewiston High.

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Heartsaver® CPR & First Aid for Adults & Children

$59

with Karl Finley, EMT-P

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This instructor-led course teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest until emergency medical services arrive. Learn to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies as well as adult/child/infant CPR and automated external defibrillator use. First Aid and CPR cards are good for two years and meets the requirements for child care providers.

Karl Finley, volunteer firefighter for 20+ years with Scarborough Fire Department, is an EMT/Paramedic and worked at the Saco Fire Department for 15 years. He has been the Public Education Coordinator for six years and teaching CPR for eight.

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New Computer User Workshop 101

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

BLURB 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 following two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Mouse & Keyboard: Focus will be on getting comfortable with the use of the laptop keyboard and mouse and/or touch pad to control the cursor. An introduction on how to navigation between websites, applications and programs will 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.

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New Computer User Workshop 102

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Feb 6, 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 following 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.

Free Info Session for CRMA Program

Free

with Jennifer Courtois, RN

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Jennifer Courtois, RN, will inform you about our certificate program and answer all your questions about the industry. If you are thinking about a new career, this is a great way to get started - and it’s FREE to explore in this info session! Registration is required.

Note: Participants must be 18 or older to enter this certificate program. A High school credential is not needed and background checks are not required.

Jennifer Courtois, RN, has 40 years of nursing experience in hospital, home health, diabetes & community education and 10+ years teaching CNA, PSS & CRMA in both the classroom & clinical areas. She currently works at an assisted living facility in Saco.

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New Computer User Workshop 103

$19

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Feb 11, 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 following two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Email: Create your own email address, compose, send & reply to messages. Become comfortable with basic Gmail set-up and functions so you can communicate using email with ease.

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.





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