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Maine Adult Education

Portland Adult Education

Portland, ME


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Acrylic Paint Pouring: Beginners


with Tara Finlay, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 1 week
With this exciting process, students never know what beautiful patterns will be created until the paint is poured. We’ll cover what types of paint and additives work best to create beautiful abstract art. This class is appropriate for any artistic skill level, from beginner to pro, that wants to learn this technique. You will be transporting your wet paintings home in a container provided by the instructor, but you may want to have some plastic and a clean trunk or floor to rest the container on for the trip home. $30 materials fee payable to the instructor the day of class.
Full Course

After The Paycheck Stops: Retirement Income Primer


with Seth Cheikin, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is designed for people who are thinking about retiring or have retired recently. Students will learn ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement, utilizing the framework of Plan for the Expected, Prepare for the Unexpected and Position the Portfolio for Both.

Ballroom Dancing For Couples


with Patty Medina, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for -47 weeks
This class introduces couples to basic ballroom dance skills that will help them enjoy a night out, or prepare them for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, or social gatherings. The class also helps boost a student’s confidence by teaching them to look great while dancing to styles such as waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, and merengue. Requirement: A dancing partner. Class payment is per person.

Banish Your Sugar Demons With Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Hypnosis can help you get to the root cause of your sugar cravings. Discover the underlying mental and emotional connections that are not available to your conscious mind. Release the old connections and replace them with new, comfortable, confident, in-control ones.

Brave Transitions


with Matthew Francis, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 2, 2019 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week
Do you have a valued LGBTQ+ person in your life experiencing a transition? This class will provide a safe place for participants to explore your new role as well. We will implement the five stages of grief as a template. This class is split into two parts. The first part will address the basic fundamentals of transitioning for your loved one. What it is and what to expect. The second part will address the spectrum of feelings you may have. We will discuss denial, anger, bargaining, depression and, hopefully, acceptance as you support the valued one in your life while validating your experience as well.

Buying A Fixer Upper And Bus Tour


with Sue Durst, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
Are you looking for a home to fix up and live in, or for an investment property? This class will help the novice investor navigate the numerous issues that come with buying a distressed property. Industry experts will be on hand to provide information on: foreclosures/short sales/distressed properties, financing- including rehab loans, inspections, and more. Build equity and avoid the pitfalls with the knowledge you will obtain in this class. Following a short class we will board a bus to view and walk through a variety of fixer uppers. This bus tour is unique, fun and educational. You will be joined by a real estate specialist, a mortgage specialist, an inspector and a contractor. The focus is to educate participants on the realities of purchasing Foreclosures, Short Sales and Distressed Properties. This class is collaborating with Windham/Raymond Adult Education due to more properties in that area.

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar


with Sue Durst, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Is it time to stop paying rent and buy your first home? Let us help you put a plan in place. Interest rates are still historically low and there are great lender programs available. Learn the steps to home ownership: including information about interest rates and prices, low and no down payment lending programs, how much money you'll need and much more. Even if you believe that you are currently in no position to buy a home, this class will provide you with the steps to homeownership.

Fit For The Future


with Emma Holder, Portland Adult Education

Calendar Jan 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 14 weeks
Participants will enjoy an effective whole body interval workout targeting muscular strength, cardiovascular stamina, core stability, flexibility, balance and coordination. Regain, maintain and improve fitness levels to be free to enjoy life and travel experiences, prevent injuries and maximize health span. Accessible and challenging for all levels and ages, beginner through athlete. Bring sneakers, mat and a water bottle. $6 drop in or $50 for 10 class card can be used for all Emma's M/T/W classes.

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