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Legally Changing Your Name and Gender Markers: A Workshop for the Queer Community

$125

with Violet Hart, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This course is a step-by-step guide to changing your name & gender markers to align with your lived identity in Maine. We will discuss the required legal processes from beginning to end, lay out a roadmap for their completion, and examine emotional and practical realities you’ll experience along the way. Taught by trans author Violet Hart (Legalize Me), this course welcomes people of all identities and centers the LGBTQ+ experience in a safe and affirming environment. This course includes a complimentary copy of “Legalize Me: A Comprehensive Guide to Changing Your Name and Gender Markers in the State of Maine.” *No Class: 4/16.

The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare

$9

with Barbara Hopkins, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn more about how Medicare handles inpatient, outpatient and prescription drug expenses. Examine the enrollment windows and the different Medicare-compatible products such as prescription medication plans, Medicare Advantage and supplement plans. Current users, newcomers, adult children and loved ones of Medicare recipients will all benefit from this presentation!

Barbara Hopkins is a qualified ME agent with 20 years of experience in health insurance operations. She has a Master's in Communications Management and a certification in corporate training.

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Understanding Social Security

$9

with Sarah Blondin, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you wish you had a better understanding regarding your social security benefits? Do you want to make sure you're getting the most out of your benefits? Join us to learn how!

*Date change: Was 5/14.

Sarah Blondin discovered her love of assisting others through training in the financial services sector. Her main priorities are developing relationships with individuals and helping them understand how money works and how to make it work best for them.

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Beginner Botanical Illustration Workshop

$58

with Donna Kantor, Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Do you love gardening? Do you want to enjoy the flowers you grow year-round? Learn how to combine watercolor and colored pencils to capture your colorful garden! Donna Kantor will introduce you to new techniques and help you gain the skills to enjoy your flower garden year-round.

COMPOSTING & FOOD WASTE - LIVE ONLINE

$3

with ecomaine Environmental Educator, Sacopee Valley Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm

Each year, 40% of food in the United States is wasted. Where does this

waste end up? Most likely the landfill. Examine the waste stream and find

out how much of it can be redirected to other methods of disposal such as

anaerobic digestion, composting, and recycling. Find out why it is so

important to keep food waste out of landfills and look into options of food

waste disposal. Discuss vermiculture, anaerobic digestion, eliminating

sources of pollution, and possibilities for feeding the hungry. Find out how

ecomaine handles waste and how you can contribute to managing your

food waste effectively! Registration is required to access online link. 

 

Composting & Food Waste - Live Online

$9

with Bea Johnson, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jun 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Each year, 40% of food in the United States is wasted. Where does this waste end up? Most likely the landfill. Examine the waste stream and find out how much of it can be redirected to other methods of disposal such as anaerobic digestion, composting and recycling. Find out why it is so important to keep food waste out of landfills and look into options of food waste disposal. Discuss vermiculture, anaerobic digestion, eliminating sources of pollution and possibilities for feeding the hungry. Find out how ecomaine handles waste, and how you can contribute to managing your food waste effectively!

Beatrice Johnson has a BS in Ecology & Environmental Sciences from UME Orono with a concentration in sustainability, environmental policy and natural resource management. She has been working in environmental sustainability since she graduated and has a passion for both teaching and the environment. Bea has found her place in educating communities on sustainable waste management and loves to spread the word and see people begin to make simple steps to reduce their carbon footprint and better the future of the world.

Orientation Session: WEDS 2:00pm

Free

with Caroline Mitchell, Region 9 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 5, 2024 at 2 pm

To enroll in our academic classes, we ask that you attend our one-on-one 3-hour Orientation session. This Orientation provides you with information about all of our academic programs, helps you decide what program best fits your needs, and provides us with information to help you make those decisions.

UMA Rumford

Free

with Roz Hodge, Region 9 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jun 5, 2024 at 3:30 pm

Getting started in college is easier than you may think! UMA Rumford Center and Region 9 Adult Education are partners in your success. Don't navigate the waters of college alone! At Region 9 we offer free academic support and preparation to get you moving in the right direction.

Roz Hodge, the Student Services Coordinator for UMA's Rumfors Center will be at Region 9 Adult Education on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30pm-5:30pm to meet with prospective students. You can take a class or earn a degree right in Rumford, with multiple ways to complete classes: 100% online, live online in real time, or in person. In addition to classes, the center is available for studying, tutoring and advising. 

Think you have to go into debt to go to college? Think again. Roz will share with you the many scholarships and programs that are available for students to take a class or complete a degree program with little or no expense! 

What's the catch? Pre-registration.

Reserve your time slot by registering through any of the following methods: 

-Register right here online

-Email: adulted@region9school.org

-Call: (207)364-2012 OPT 4

We would love to see you there! 





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