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ABCs of Medicare Messalonskee F19


with Anita Wiley

Calendar Sep 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This one-session workshop will help you understand Medicare, how and when to apply, and private plan options available to eligible beneficiaries. Please pre-register by Thursday, Sept. 12. Limit 20 students.

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Basic American Sign Language F19


with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Oct 1, 2019 at 5 pm

This class is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. A study of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will also be emphasized, through the study of culturally appropriate behaviors and the historical aspects of the development and acceptance of ASL as a recognized language. The use of ASL in the classroom will be practiced by students and demonstrated by the instructor throughout the semester. In this way, students will develop beginning conversational skills. Students will be exposed to the following aspects of ASL: grammar, basic vocabulary, fingerspelling techniques, numbers, syntax, visual-gestural skills, and grammatical non- manual skills, in order to provide competence in communication. Students will practice appropriate receptive and expressive activities, as a component of successful communication. A textbook will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Materials and costs will be discussed at the first class session. Limit 10 students

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Becoming a Resource Family in Maine Messalonskee F19


with Erin Hamlin

Calendar Nov 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about the licensing process and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents, while also supporting the reunification process. There are also over 100 children waiting to find a Forever Family. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a Resource Family. Must be at least 21 years old. Limit 18 students.

Buying and Selling on eBay Messalonskee F19


with Eli FitzGerald

Calendar Sep 11, 2019 at 6 pm
In this class we will go from thinking about what to sell or buy to what happens when you do buy or sell. We will cover setting up your ebay and PayPal accounts. We will also cover listing, final value, fees, shipping, and other costs that affect your bottom line. For this class you will need a laptop, tablet, or smart phone, and a few items to list on ebay. We will be researching these items, so please bring them to the first class. (If it is large, valuable, or breakable bring detailed pictures and information about the item.) Limit 8 students.

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Messalonskee F19


with Emily Buckhalter

Calendar Sep 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

This eight-week program gives divorcing and or separating parents the power to make positive changes that protect their children from parental disagreement and guides them into establishing a long-term relationship with the child's other parent. Using video, PowerPoint, discussion, and text to address all learning styles, this evidence-based course offers comprehensive information on communication strategies, cooperation techniques, child brain development, and so much more. (This is a class about communication, not just communication surrounding a divorce so all are welcome.) No class on Oct. 14, and Nov. 11. Limit 15 students.

Don't Worry, Retire Happy Messalonskee F19


with Mike Lee

Calendar Sep 25, 2019 at 6 pm

Join us and learn the simple methods to secure a happy retirement - with the goal of not outliving your money. We will view a motivational DVD with Tom Hegna, a well-known speaker and author whose main focus is in uncomplicated and self-enabling retirement solutions. Limit 20 students.

Dos for Dads, or Any Hair Novice F19


with Tanya Lennon

Calendar Sep 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of hairstyling among other dads (or caretakers!) and your “littles” that need a quick but stylish “do”. We will learn the basics, like ponytails and buns, as well as braiding and curling. Learn how to give that child the beautiful, yet easy styles for everyday or special events. The first week we’ll focus on ponytails and buns and the second week will be curling and braiding. A fun night together! Supplies needed for class would be a comb, brush, curling and/or straightening iron. Instructor will provide elastics, bun makers, and hairspray. Limit 10 students with child.

Elder Law - The Basics F19


with John Nale

Calendar Oct 2, 2019 at 6 pm

This two-hour class will include discussion regarding retirement planning, advanced directives, guardianships and conservatorships, second marriage family planning, long-term care and estate planning. Good for all ages! Attorney Nale will be available after class to answer any questions as well. No student limit.

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