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Welding Tig (Tues) 3/24


with David Pearsall, Sanford Community Adult Education

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Instruction in electric, heliarc and oxygen acetylene welding. Proper techniques and safety are stressed.  Select Mig (4 spots available), Tig (3 spots available) or Stick (3 spots available).  Welding helmets and gloves are provided.  However, if you have your own equipment, please bring to class.

 No class 4/21.




Full Course

Medicare 101


with Courtney Cowan, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 26, 2020 at 6 pm

Medicare is not one size fits all.

New to Medicare? This session will review a wide variety of information to help you navigate the waters.  We will review how to obtain Medicare, when you are eligible and many other important topics including supplemental insurance to compliment original Medicare.

If you are currently enrolled in Medicare - come get a refresher on the basics and better understand the choices available to you and when you can make the changes.  There are many different products and carriers availabe when you can make changes. 

There are many different products and carriers available as well as various enrollment perods which give you the opportunity to change your policy if appropriate. 

Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.

Courtney Cowan (license #PRR252278) ovvers insurance products through Northesat Planning Associates, Inc., a licensed insurance agency.

Tree Care & Pruning


with Kevin Bailey, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Mar 28, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Why pruning?  When to prune?  Is this winter damage?  Learn proper techniques on local plants; see appropriate tools for the job with up-close handling.  What’s the best timing for tree and shrub pruning, what growth conditions should be encouraged and which to correct?  Prune for optimal vistas and yard aesthetics.  Q&A is encouraged.

Aerial Lift Training - March


with Brad Costigan, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Be in compliance with the changing standards by taking Veterans Safety and Health Consulting LLC’s OSHA Compliant Personal Lift certification class.  Learn how to safely and correctly operate aerial lifts and scissor lifts. There are an average of 26 construction worker fatalities each year from lift accidents, often due to operator error or negligence, amounting to as much as 3% of all construction related deaths each year. Reduce YOUR risk of injuries and fatalities with proper OSHA-compliant lift certification.  Three separate sessions offered; choose the one you want.  Minimum of 10 participants to make this class run.

Technical Photography


with Arend Thibodeau, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, we will explore aperture, shutter speed and ISO and understand why they are so crucial in creating stunning images. Manual settings on a camera can unleash a new and exciting world of creativity and can help you in creating memorable art and unique photographic statements. Learn how to take photography to a new level and leave behind the program or auto mode on your camera.


The Deep-Energy Retrofit


with Andrew Frederick, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Apr 2, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Be energy-informed as you plan to update your home to 21st Century performance.  Architectural designer, builder, and building science consultant Andrew Frederick will lead a workshop series on the best-practice approaches to high performance renovation (and the risks of doing them incorrectly!).  Topics covered will be retrofit method (insulating to the inside or outside), the importance of proper air-sealing and ventilation, material selection, and the economic and environmental considerations of each approach.  Attendees will be encouraged to do “homework” that involves their unique situations and bring it back to class for discussion.

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Bus Drivers Information Class
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Bus Drivers Information Class


with Larry Dancer, RSU#12 Adult Education

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This information class will tell you about being a bus driver for rsu#12, whether it be full time or part time. This class will explain the paper work need to apply and other requirements. We will also explain how we can help to obtain the license needed to apply and can set up a study group with Adult Ed to help with the written portion of the test. Booklets for the test and applications will be available. Your instructor is Larry Dancer, Operations Manager for RSU#12.



with Arend Thibodeau, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You will need to bring a DSLR with a flash (on camera is fine) to class for this exciting workshop in portraiture.

We will explore studio lighting, and the various methods of setting up lighting scenarios. There will be strobes and flash units available and the class will fully participate in making their own portraits. Enter the exciting world of portraiture and learn to take your own family portraits, senior pictures or even capture images of your beloved family pet.


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