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Transcendentalism

$20

with William Andrews, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Most of us over the age of 50 read some works by American Transcendentalists in high school or college. Probably few of us have read many such works since. It's time for a second look.

Transcendentalism flourished, mostly in New England and especailly in eastern Massachusettes, from around 1835 to the Civil War. We'll explore the historical context of Transcendental ideas, their sources in American and European thought, and thier relevance - if any- to life today. Readings in some of the "minor" Transcendental writers will set the stage for analysis of the two major writers: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. This will be a reading-intensive course, as we look at essays, poetry, and one big wonderful book: Thoreau's Walden

When: Mondays starting April 1st. This class is five weeks.

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. 

Where: Bethel Historical Society, Robinson House

 

 

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Family Literacy April: Helping Hands: Recycling W24
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Family Literacy April: Helping Hands: Recycling W24

$6

with Kelli Gilzow Stowell, Augusta Adult and Community Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Monthly Storytime Adventures are curated to include a copy of the storybook for each child registered. A comprehensive craft to accompany the book, along with a take-home and follow-up for parents/guardians to continue the discussions from our Adventure together. The outdoors, movement, and opportunity for creative outlet are encouraged.

These sessions are ideal for parents/guardians of children birth to 4 years. Parent/Guardian discussions will be monthly to discuss topics of how to integrate literacy into our lives with the assistance of Community Partners.

Getting to Know your iPhone 4.1.24

$55

with Michael Wilson, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 2 pm
Author and instructor Mike Wilson will demonstrate how to use your smartphone. This class is designed for mature and recent iPhone users! Mike will cover cell phone topics, such as: the photo app, texting, navigating, apps, contacts, email, camera, App store, settings, and the internet. NOT for Android users. Taught over Zoom.

Driver's Education: Morse High School w/Bryan

$535

with Bryan Fortier, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 2:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Jul 8, 2024

Parents are required to attend the last 30 minutes of the first class AND participate in a ride-along with your child for the last hour of their 10 hour driving lessons requirement.  Please Note:  There is a make-up fee for missed classes.

Please visit our website to review the Rules and Expectations for this class: https://merrymeeting.maineadulted.org/home/driver-education/

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Only employee discounts are allowed, but you must call to register. If the student has a medical condition, please contact the office or click on the link below as an additional medical form is required. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Full payment of $535 is required at the time of registration. If a student withdraws from the course, $75 is withheld from the refund to cover program costs. Only employee discounts for this class. Please bring your birth certificate or passport to the first class and a pen to every class.

Driver Medical Evaluation CR24 Bath Campus

Session 3:

  • 2:30-5:30 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
  • September 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29
  • October 2 (Final Exam) 
  • In case of inclement weather - make up days will be 10/4 and 10/6

Session 4:

  • 2:30-5:30 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
  • November 1, 3, 6, 8, 13, 15, 17, 27, 29
  • Dec 1 (Final Exam)
  • In case of inclement weather - make up days will be 12/4 and 12/6

Session 5: 

  • 2:30-5:30 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
  • April 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 22, 24, 26, 29 (Final Exam)
  • In case of inclement weather - make up days will be 5/1 and 5/3

Session 6:

  • 2:30-5:30 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 
  • July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 (Final Exam) 
  • In case of inclement weather - make up days will be 7/31 and 8/2

 

Interview with a Wildland Firefighter

$10

with Melissa Corbin, MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 3 pm

Controlled wildland fires are often used in managing parks and forests. A National Park Service firefighter-ranger will give students a tour of the specialized clothing, equipment, and tools which allows firefighters to do their job safely. Students should prepare questions in advance for interviewing the ranger.

The students will get to ask Michael Marion, our Wildland Firefighter, any questions they may have.

We will have a snack and drink for the children plus they will get to take home some coloring pages associated with what they learned.

The A.R.T. of Letting Go

$75

with Sienna Dode, Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 3:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Discover "unconditional consciousness" when your body becomes a vessel, a doorway into a deeper sense of being. A.R.T is my acronym for: Awakening Reverence for Tranquility. Through meditation, art, movement and group interaction, I am determined to convince you in 5-weeks, that you, just like me, are a creative being in a human world. Tranquility is where creativity and solutions to problems are found. I have been making art all my life and maintaining a meditation practice for 30 years.I have worked in the Social Services field for 4 decades as an in-home care service provider, with individuals throughout the lifespan. Come join me for 90-minutes of fun and enlightenment.

Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Apr)

Free

with Nick St. Louis, Ellsworth Adult and Community Education

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. AMHC OPTIONS provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing number of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Nick St. Louis of AMHC and the OPTIONS Initiative, works with local law enforcement and EMS agencies to support folks who are still using drugs and provide them with appropriate resources and referrals. He supports these folks by developing trusting relationships that open a continued dialogue that will, hopefully, end with the person entering recovery, however that looks for them.  He also educates the public on harm reduction, trains folks about Narcan and how to use it, and about Maine’s Good Samaritan Law.  Nick is in long-term recovery himself and is a strong advocate for the use of MOUD and harm reduction methods. “We need to keep people alive so that they can enter recovery when they’re ready. Dead people cannot recover.”  Contact Nick by email at nstlouis@amhc.org.

CookBook Rescue Spring 2024

$40

with Sharon Nichols, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative

Calendar Apr 1, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Creating a Recipe Junk Journal from an old cookbook or overflowing recipe box is a creative way to preserve and organize cherished recipes. We will include space for photos, notes, and other meaningful items for an extra personal touch. Please bring your own old cookbook or recipe box in need of rescuing, extra heavy duty glue stick (Scotch Create), clear glue (Beacon 3 in 1), scissors, and paper cutter.





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