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Beginning Ukulele


with Dan Gilbert, Maranacook Adult Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Over the past several years the Ukulele has made a huge comeback. From chart topping singles such as “Riptide” and “Hey Soul Sister”, to classrooms and full blown ukulele orchestras, this instrument has so much to offer. Whether you have always wanted to learn an instrument or are looking for something new, the ukulele with its unique sound and convenient portability may be for you. This course will cover chords, strumming, fingerpicking, and personalized instruction of selected songs. It is recommended that you purchase “Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1” ($6.99 on Amazon) and that you bring your own soprano, concert, or tenor sized ukulele. 

Instructor: Dan Gilbert, Maranacook High School Music Teacher 

6 Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Begins: January 28, 2020

Location: MCHS

Registration: $49

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Dance: Merengue


with Sheri Kean, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Merengue is a style of Dominican music and dance. Google “merengue” online to find a video. Great energetic and fun dance style!

Dance shoes and partner strongly suggested.

No dance experience required.  No class Feb. 18 or March 3.

Watercolor Magic – Beginners Level


with Varvara Harmon, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Do you want to learn how watercolor will paint for you? Then take this class to discover the endless possibilities of how to paint with this magical medium. During each class you will learn new techniques and do new projects! This class will focus on learning single subjects such as painting rocks, trees, clouds, water, etc. Be prepared to have fun while being provided with very detailed instructions. No class 2/19.

Instructor: Varvara Harmon
Wednesdays, 1/29 - 3/11, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Windham Middle School - Art Room
Fee: $69

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Dance: Modern Line Dance


with Sheri Kean, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

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

Line dancing involves people standing in lines learning dance movements together. “Modern Line Dance” is now being used in many line dance clubs, including Pop, Latin, Irish, Big Band, Broadway, and a little Country and Disco. Dance shoes strongly suggested. Dance experience and partner are not necessary. Dance shoes or shoes with suede bottoms are strongly suggested.

DROP-INS Welcome: $10 per class. Please register when you come to class.

Understanding How to Heat Your Home


with Randy Sprague, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

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

Randy’s back!!! Last year’s hugely successful plumbing class continues now with how to best heat your home. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of home heating. We will explore the 3 Major components of a central heating system and Space Heater Options as well as look at Fuel Sources, Distribution System, types of Heat Emitters. We will also look at Heating Domestic Hot Water.

Please bring a calculator.

Randy attended 2 Year Technical College and has worked in the industry 40 Years. He has made connections with some of the top Manufacturers and Individuals Nationally and Internationally. He has travelled to Europe on several occasions as a guest of Heating Equipment Manufacturers.

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Cardio Sculpt for Women


with Lisa Robertson, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Feb 4, 2020 at 3:15 pm
3 additional sessions through May 5, 2020

This judgement-FREE zone is intended to get women of all fitness levels moving and healthy. A fun, balanced and effective workout that includes short cardio bursts and weight lifting to improve muscular fitness and boost cardiovascular efficiency. Using diverse exercises and equipment, everyone will be moving and loving it!

Website & Social Media to Support Your Small Business


with Mark Arnold, Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The digital ecosystem is built up of many parts, a website and social media are all important for a company to build their online presence. Learn how to maintain your website and use social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Yelp, Business My Google) to promote your small business. A website and social media can and should work in tandem, complementing each other to build a stronger online presence for your company. Social media can complement your website – and vice-versa – by linking your social activities back to your business' website. Please bring your charged laptop.

Full Course

The Joy of Uke


with Dana Reed, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

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

Join Dana Reed (aka, Capt’n Uke) for his redesigned, streamlined and condensed 6-week format that allows greater one-on-one instruction. Students will be introduced to basic 2 and 3 chord songs encompassing Rock and Roll, Country, Swing, and the Blues that provide instant playing access to thousands of songs! These songs will also give students easily recognizable chord patterns and two basic strumming essentials used in countless songs. Capt’n Uke will also introduce singing with your uke in a fun and very non-threatening way. What’s “Folsom Prison Blues”, unless you give it your best Johnny Cash? Capt’n Uke he has developed a website ( where all of his video lessons reside and may be accessed by students 24/7. A good quality ukulele costs between $75 and $120. Go to the website and on the main page click on the red ‘My VIMEO Video Channel’ button to view the two “Buy A Uke” videos. Dana may be also contacted regarding a local uke purchase at ( or Aloha! No class 2/18.

Instructor: Dana Reed
Tuesdays, 2/4 - 3/17, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Windham Middle School - Music Room
Fee: $54

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