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American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and AED
with Mary Anne MacDormand
Save the life of an adult, child or infant by renewing or earning your Heartsaver Basic Life Support CPR course completion card. We'll cover the latest AHA guidelines and skills for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, relief from choking, and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). This does not qualify for a healthcare provider course. Note: A $17 fee for completion card payable to instructor the night of class.
Bin to Bale
with Katrina Venhuizen
Have you ever wondered where your trash and recycled items go? Watch a virtual tour of ecomaine’s recycling and trash-to-energy plants to learn about the process. We’ll cover the “Do’s and Don’ts” of recycling and bring in examples. We’ll answer all of your questions about rinsing or not and about those recycling triangles and what they mean. Bring your entire family and learn how to save the environment one bottle at a time. No discounts.
with Mary Lou Tracy
Join adult education’s long-running book club as we discuss a variety of books: contemporary and classic, fiction and non-fiction. Our first meeting is Monday, January 22, 2018. Read "Beneath the Depths" by Bruce Coffin and bring three books (or printed reviews) to suggest for discussion in the coming weeks. Class meets every other Monday. Must register with the adult ed office or on-line.
Dementia Family Dynamics
with Lea Rust
We all want the best for our relatives with dementia. This means we all need the support and help of our families in being the best caregivers we can; however, family dynamics can be upsetting, frustrating or stressful and there is no one solution that works for everyone. For our relatives with dementia, having all their loved ones involved in making life as comfortable for them as we can, can enhance their feelings of well-being and of being loved and cared for. It’s worth the effort to brave the family dynamics if we can. Join us to learn about steps on how to work with your family in the best way possible for all, in taking care of your loved ones with dementia. No discounts.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with Julee Applegarth
Grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. We’ll cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. We’ll show you how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds. Learn basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Materials Fee: $5 payable to MOFGA instructor night of class.
Just ONCE Guitar for Busy People
with Don Pride
In just a few hours, you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Ages 18 and up. For more info go to www.justonceclasses.com.
Materials fee: Required $29 (includes workbook & practice DVD) payable to instructor night of class.
Just ONCE Piano for Busy People
with Don Pride
You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. Learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. You can request a free pamphlet by sending a SASE to Innovative Keyboard Instruction, 2841 S. Southwind Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85296. Ages 18 and up. For more info go to www.justonceclasses.com
Materials fee: Required $29 (includes a workbook & CD) payable to instructor night of class.
Maine Driving Dynamics
with Dale Gilbert
Take this course if you need to save your license or improve your driving awareness and abilities. We will cover driving techniques, collision avoidance, driver habits and attitudes, challenges, safety tips and traffic laws. You will receive a three-point credit on your driver's license record after completing the program. Fee: $40 and Seniors (over 65) Fee: $25. No other discounts.