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Bee Keeping for Beginners


with Mark Reifschneider, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This beginner bee keeping class will educate those interested in getting involved with BEES. Some of the discussion will be about assembling bee equipment, installing a nuc, controlling swarming, and dealing with varro mites. Other topics will be how and when to harvest honey, split hives and winterize the bees. *$50, the cost of book and donation to the local bee keeper?s association, given to the instructor on the first night of class.

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Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or need help pollinating their crops. Class covers materials needed, where to locate bees? hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey!

Beginner Pilates


with Petra Prokopova, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks
In this class we will work on full beginner repertoire, 18 classic pilates exercises, as originated by Joseph Pilates. Everyone will be working at a level that is right for them. I will keep introducing variations and intermediate exercises to keep us engaged and inspired to keep growing.

Please bring a thick exercise/yoga mat for adequate cushioning of the spine.


Beginner Ukulele


with Duncan Perry, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts May 2, 2019 at 11:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Discover the hottest, happiest musical instrument around! On it you can play folk music, rock, blues, pop, country, classical, reggae, bossa nova, jazz. Our beginners’ ukulele course is meant for people with no musical background – even people who think they are musically challenged! And, you don't even need to know how to read music! You will learn the essentials of playing ukulele in a relaxed setting -- from a popular and seasoned ukulele teacher. Using familiar songs, he introduces you to chords, strumming, and finger picking. You do need to have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or tuner app. Get ready to have blast making music! Duncan, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for 11 years and has so far taught ukulele to over 350 adults.

Beginning Beekeeping


with Bill Turner, Tim Fisher, Nancy Mangion, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Mar 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

You will learn what you need to begin beekeeping. We’ll cover tools, hive, location for an apiary, and how to obtain bees and install them in the hive. A hive opening will be part of the class. You will learn about the life cycle of the bee, what they need to survive and how to care for them year-round. We will offer numerous opportunities to work with live bees in our apiaries so that you get some hand-on experience before your bees arrive. You will be able to purchase bees and equipment through the class, if you choose. One of the class sessions will be outdoors. Bill Turner is a 34 year veteran of beekeeping, and a former MA bee inspector. Tim Fisher, a retired engineer from Portsmouth Shipyard, has assisted in teaching this class for the last five years. (Required textbook: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, 4th edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile. We will purchase the textbook for you for an additional $29 or you may obtain your own copy.)

Beginning to Stay Home Alone


with Judith Emch, MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Students ages 8-11 learn how to determine safe/unsafe activities when staying home alone. Discuss information on how to get help in case of an emergency.

Beyond Beginners Ukulele-Something Old Something New!
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Beyond Beginners Ukulele-Something Old Something New!


with Duncan Perry, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 16, 2019

Get ready to take your ukulele playing to another level with Duncan Perry! Using his song-based approach, you will explore left hand ornamentation techniques including hammering on and slides. The right hand will get a work out as you expand your knowledge of strumming and fingerpicking by learning such skills as triplets and muting. More chords will be added to your tool box and you will learn how to transpose songs from one key to another. Of course, there will be many laughs along the way and you will need to practice. The pace will be geared to the proficiency level of those enrolling. At a minimum, all students are expected to know basic chord formations in the Keys of C and G and be capable of smooth chord transitions. If you love playing the ukulele and you want to enhance your knowledge of this wonderful instrument, this course is a must. Please have a serviceable soprano, concert, or tenor size ukulele, an electronic tuner, and a passion for playing.

BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification


with Daniel Sheehan, York Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next session starts Feb 23, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This NEW blended online and in-person certification course teaches individuals how to provide in-home support to children (4 - 21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, Autism, or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community – this class meets the state requirements for certification as a BHP for job placement.  High school diploma or equivalency is required to attend this BHP training.  CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification.  Click here for CPR dates.  CPR cost is NOT included in the cost of this course.

Online portion and CPR must be completed before the Face-to-Face portion of the class.       

Online class session start date - Feb. 23                                                                                                             

Face-to-face class is Saturday, March 30, 9am-4pm, Cost: $159                          

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