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Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 2) Chris Cherry
with Chris Cherry, Ellsworth Adult Education
This three-week course will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use.
No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 04/27/20.
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with Martha Chessie, Noble Adult & Community Education
Be ready for your little Easter peeps with this colorful “D” handled rectangular basket! Supply list for class: Mop size bucket, spring type clothespins, tape measure, sturdy scissors, pencil, Jack knife, spray bottle.
Materials fee: $16 payable to instructor at class.
Guided Relaxation: Yoga Nidra
with Hannah Horecka, Ellsworth Adult Education
Release deeply held tension and stress with a guided deep relaxation called Yoga Nidra. Using blankets and mats, the students find a comfortable place to rest on their back and are led through a guided meditation where they completely relax their body. This deep relaxation practice can help relieve stress and anxiety, transform negative habits, improve focus, and improve sleep. It is also said that a 30-minute Yoga Nidra practice is equivalent to 2-4 hours of sleep! No yoga or meditation experience needed.
Be a Hero - Be a Foster or Adoptive Parent - Section II
with Stephanie Eklund, Windham/Raymond Adult Education
Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about what it means to be a foster/adoptive parent and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents, while also supporting the reunification process. There are also over 100 children waiting to find a forever family. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family.
Instructor: Stephanie Eklund
Section II: Monday, 3/30, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Windham High School - Room 124
Get What You Want: Communication Tips
with Rob Kanzer, York Adult Education
“It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” is only partially true. The words you speak are very important, yet what the receiver hears, understands, and feels about what you say is just as important. Effective communication strategies such as recognizing social and non-verbal cues, listening, and ethical persuasion will prepare you for meetings at work, family gatherings, or just making plans with friends.
Introduction to Homeowner Carpentry
with Charles Beardsley, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education
After an introduction to shop and tool safety, participants will learn several tips for basic homeowner construction and repairs. Topics may include the following: building a sawhorse, building a wall, installing dry wall, installing windows and doors, and building a deck with rails and stairs.
Participants need to bring a tape measure, hammer, safety glasses and work boots. A speed square is optional but encouraged.
Charles Beardsley is new to our program but brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Mr.. Beardsley previously taught at United Technology Center in Bangor, and he has decades of experience in the construction industry.
Maine Driving Dynamics Course
with Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Highway Safety, MSAD #40 Adult Education
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsoredfive hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers theopportunity to improve their defensive driving skills. Courseincludes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safetyissues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elementsthat constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. It istaught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in aformat that engages students with lectures, videos, and classdiscussion/participation.Those completing the course will receive a three-pointcredit on their driving record and students 55 and older canreceive an insurance discount from their insurer. But best ofall, we believe that students taking this course will be saferdrivers. They will leave the class with a new and unique wayof looking at the driving experience.
Maine Driving Dynamics Course
with ME Driving Dynamics, Central Lincoln County Adult Education
Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored five hour defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving skills. Course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. It is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation.
Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer. More importantly, students taking this course will be safer drivers.