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Achieve Ideal Weight With Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Hypnosis can help you on your journey to healthy eating and living and achieving your ideal weight. You will release the influence of experiences and messages that caused the weight gain and replace it with positive outcomes. The repetition of the new you becomes your reality. Look forward to hypnosis in each class. Bring a cushion or mat.

Expanding Your Social Circle


with Angie Bryan, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Do you find it harder to make friends as you get older? This workshop, taught by someone who relocated every few years for 26 years, will help both extroverts and introverts reframe how you think about connecting with strangers and will provide you with a variety of strategies to widen your group of friends. Particularly useful for people who are going through a transition such as retirement, becoming a caregiver for an elderly parent in a different city, becoming an empty nester, divorce, or significant lifestyle changes.

Geocaching 101


with Amy Farwell, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 23, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week
Geocaching is a fun, easy way to get exercise for your body and your mind. If you have a smart phone, you can geocache. In this class students will learn symbols, acronyms, types of geocaches and how to log them. There's a whole world of geocaching information waiting to be discovered but this class will make it easy for you.

How To Eat Acorns


with Zachary Rouda, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Acorns, or oak nuts, have remained a vital food source for animals, including humans, around the world, for hundreds of thousands of years. Why have we in our modern culture forgotten how to honor this awesome gift? Students will learn to identify, harvest, process, store, and use acorns in the kitchen. Delicious snacks will be available for sampling.

Land Navigation Basics


with Ron Welton, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Learn the basics of land navigation using map, compass, and GPS. Use these three tools together in an integrated approach to finding your way over land. Learn a variety of techniques to plot your precise location on a topographic map, then use your compass to navigate a desired course. The course will close with a field session allowing you to apply the techniques covered in class. The date of the field session will be decided by the class. Necessary materials will be provided but bring your own base plate compass if you wish.

Preparing For Retirement: Not The Financial Stuff


with Angie Bryan, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 4, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Many courses deal with how to prepare financially for retirement, but a successful retirement requires much more than money. This workshop covers elements such as how to reframe your identity, major issues to consider, and concrete steps to take before the big day. Most useful for individuals who expect to retire within the next five years, although recent retirees who have been struggling to adjust are also welcome.

Special Education, An Introduction For Parents


with Erin Chase, Portland Adult Education

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
The special education process can be overwhelming for parents. There are so many procedures, rules and laws that guide decisions that can be made. Parents often are overwhelmed with the lingo, guidelines and other legal processes and would benefit from support in understanding how to best work with schools to support their child's learning. Students will learn the tools needed to feel comfortable with the special education process.
Write Your Own Obituary
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Write Your Own Obituary


with Katie Murphy, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks
Does the title of this workshop make you squirm a little? Consider: it's not about being morbid, it's about being prepared. It's about being remembered in the way you want to be remembered. This course gives students the time and space to compose a good, reflective write up. Be prepared for class dialogue, some deep thought and a little laughter.

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