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Bookbuilding for a Novel or Memoir

$95

with Paulla Estes, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

One of the hardest parts of writing a book is knowing where and how to begin. This course will help you identify the deep level WHY that’s spurring you to write this book, as well as the point your book wants to make. With these two components, you will craft a 50-word description, a 250-word jacket copy, categorize your genre, brainstorm titles, and identify your ideal reader. Then we’ll get to know your protagonist or narrator and you’ll begin writing your first and last scenes. At the end of four weeks, you will have a rough narrative arc, list of major scenes, and a unique outline that will serve as a guide as you write. This is a straightforward and fun method I use with book coaching clients. BRING – laptop or plenty of paper and pen, and your book idea. This 4-week class will meet once/week for 2 hours.

Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)
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Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)

$200

with Brenda Duggan, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

CRMAs are in high demand! They work with people who need medications including but not limited to older adults, adults with disabilities, persons with mental illness, and persons with intellectual disabilities. They can work in residential care, assisted living and adult day settings.

The responsibilities of a Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) include administering medications in a safe, proper, and accurate manner, recording and documenting the administration of medications, reporting incidents, sustaining knowledge of Resident Rights, while maintaining patient confidentiality.

This 40-hour course provides the standardized State of Maine training for professionals working in state-certified residential care homes. It covers: State of Maine regulations, standard residential facility policies, basic anatomy and physiology, safe administration procedures, taking vital signs, transcribing physician orders, and documenting procedures on the Medication Administration Record per Maine’s regulations governing residential facilities.

Certification awarded on successful completion of the course, successful medication passes in clinical, and 40 hours of required attendance. Participants must be 18 or older. No high school credential required.

This class meets via Zoom:

Tu/Th evenings 5:30-8:30p on 3/12, 14, 19 & 21 plus

Sa/Su days 8am-4:30p 3/23 & 24

Clinical in person on Sa 3/30 from 6:30a-3pm - location to be announced

Re-certification is required every 2 years. 

An intake appointment and assessments are required prior to the start of this course.  Please call our office for more information: 422-4794.

CRMA Application

 

 

Chocolate Extravaganza

$55

with Debra Arter, Midcoast Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Chocolate is good for you!! It's full of antioxidants not to mention flavor that can't be beat.  Debra will tell you the history of this important  ingredient and guide you through making decadent fudge sauce (perfect gift idea!), white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, and molten lava cakes.  Recipes and generous samples guaranteed.  We will be able to eat these items warm from the oven with ice cream.  Sign up early so you guarantee a spot in this yummy fun class. $55 fee includes $10 materials.  No experience necessary.

Exploring Contemporary Art

$95

with Veronica Perez, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This dynamic and engaging Contemporary Art class will provide students with a comprehensive exploration of the vibrant and diverse world of contemporary artistic expression. Grounded in both theory and practice, this course encourages students to develop a deep understanding of the concepts, techniques, and socio-cultural influences that shape contemporary art. Throughout this course, students will encounter a wide range of artistic mediums, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, installation art, digital art, performance art, and multimedia projects. Emphasis will be placed on fostering critical thinking and visual literacy skills as students analyze and interpret the works of contemporary artists. Please note this course will follow a lecture/discussion style format; no artmaking.

Gentle Moderate Mindful Yoga

$59

with Nancy Kristiansen, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 30, 2024

***NEW LOCATION***
Please join us for the experience of breathing and stretching in this Mindful Yoga class. This practice of yoga can help rewire or reshape our brain and improve the quality of our life experiences. In this gentle-moderate class, we move mindfully through a series of postures designed to increase flexibility and build strength while encouraging a connection between movement and breath. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat!

 

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How to Dress for Your Body Shape

$35

with Candace Sanborn, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn simple techniques to create the illusion of a slimmer body or more curves! Dressing for illusion is about learning how to wear color, clothing styles and embellishments to trick the eye into seeing something different on the body than is really there, such as slimmer hips, a flatter stomach, more curves, or a taller, leaner figure. Learn simple techniques to help you look your best!

Literacy Volunteers Tutor Orientation & Training W24

$6

with Virginia Marriner, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Are you interested in empowering others with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive impact on their literacy development in a supportive and culturally responsive manner?

Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support learners in improving their literacy skills in adult basic education (ABE) or English Language Learning (ELL).

The training covers various topics to ensure that tutors are well-prepared to work with learners of varying abilities and backgrounds. Tutors learn sound adult teaching strategies including lesson planning, effective communication, and motivational strategies all with a learner-centered approach.

There is a $10.00 material fee payable to the instructor at the start of class. 

Virginia Marriner is the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec (LVK) and has held that position for the past 10 years where she works to ensure access to literacy services throughout the community. Virginia retired from 30 years in Maine public child welfare as DHHS Director of Child Welfare Policy and Practice, where she oversaw child protection, foster care, adoption, and kinship care and administered several federal programs associated with child welfare. Virginia is a graduate of the University of Maine, a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Maine, and a Notary Public. She is an independent consultant/grant reviewer for the federal Health and Human Services. Virginia sits on the Board of the Literacy For ME Team through the Augusta Schools.

Sheet Pan Dinners
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Sheet Pan Dinners

$20

with Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

 Maranacook Adult and Community Education is excited to announce the first in a series of classes, in association with MaineGeneral Health and the Peter Alfond Prevention and Healthy Living Center. RSU 38 is committed to providing fitness and wellness classes and activities to our local community members, as well as all others who want to walk a pathway thway to better health. Join us in taking the first steps leading to a better you!

Here is the link to the Sheet Pan Dinners cooking class at Maranacook High School: 

Sheet Pan Dinners

Registration Information

To register for a class:  

Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center Policies 

1. Go to www.mainegeneral.org/classes-events. 

2. Choose the class you want. You can  search for a class name or choose a  category of classes to explore. 

3. Complete all registration information. 

4. We accept credit and debit cards.  

Payment is required upon registration. 

5. We will confirm your registration by email. 

If you need help registering, are seeking  financial assistance or would like to request a  special accommodation, please call  

872-4102.  

The Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center will make reasonable modifications  and accommodations to make sure people  with disabilities have equal opportunity to  participate in all classes and events. 

If you are a person with a disability who  requires an accommodation to participate fully  in a Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  class or event, please let us know at least  48 hours before the start of the class or event. 

Questions or concerns? Call 872-4102 or  4 email PHL@mainegeneral.org.

Senior, Veteran, MaineGeneral  and Second Household  Member Discounts 

We offer a 20 percent discount per  class to: 

• Seniors (age 65 and older) 

• Veterans (those who served in  the armed forces of the United  States) 

• Current MaineGeneral  

employees 

• Second member of a household  who registers for the same class 

Payment Assistance 

Additional help paying for classes is  available on an as-needed basis: 

• 50 percent off the cost of class  (limited to two classes per  

quarter)  to better health. Join us in taking the first steps leading to a better you!

Here is the link to the Sheet Pan Dinners cooking class at Maranacook High School: 

Sheet Pan Dinners

Registration Information

To register for a class:  

Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center Policies 

1. Go to www.mainegeneral.org/classes-events. 

2. Choose the class you want. You can  search for a class name or choose a  category of classes to explore. 

3. Complete all registration information. 

4. We accept credit and debit cards.  

Payment is required upon registration. 

5. We will confirm your registration by email. 

If you need help registering, are seeking  financial assistance or would like to request a  special accommodation, please call  

872-4102.  

The Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center will make reasonable modifications  and accommodations to make sure people  with disabilities have equal opportunity to  participate in all classes and events. 

If you are a person with a disability who  requires an accommodation to participate fully  in a Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  class or event, please let us know at least  48 hours before the start of the class or event. 

Questions or concerns? Call 872-4102 or  4 email PHL@mainegeneral.org.

Senior, Veteran, MaineGeneral  and Second Household  Member Discounts 

We offer a 20 percent discount per  class to: 

• Seniors (age 65 and older) 

• Veterans (those who served in  the armed forces of the United  States) 

• Current MaineGeneral  

employees 

• Second member of a household  who registers for the same class 

Payment Assistance 

Additional help paying for classes is  available on an as-needed basis: 

• 50 percent off the cost of class  (limited to two classes per  

quarter) 

• 100 percent off the cost of class  (limited to one class per quarter) 

Delays and Cancellations 

We reserve the right to cancel a  class due to low enrollment or  unexpected events such as weather.  If that occurs, we will notify you by  email and/or a phone call and your  class fees will be refunded. 

Weather Cancellations 

If we need to cancel a class session  because of weather, we will put  a message on our voicemail at  861-5257 at least two hours before  the class start time. We also list  weather cancellations on our  Facebook page:  

www.facebook.com/mainegeneralphl. 

Refunds 

If class is cancelled, your registration fee will be refunded. If  you drop a class 24 hours prior to its  start, you will also receive a refund.  We cannot offer refunds within  24 hours of a class start time or after a class has started. 

 





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