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ABCs of Medicare Messalonskee W18

Free

with Jim Baumer

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 4 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 call 465-9134 or email janderson@rsu18.org to pre-register by Thursday, Apr. 12.  Limit 20 students.

 

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Accounting I Messalonskee W18

$35

with Vickie Veilleux

Calendar Jan 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 15 weeks

This class will introduce you to the basics of Accounting - debits and credits.  You will learn to use ledgers, journals, balance sheets, income statements, and spreadsheets.  You will need to have a calculator, pen/pencil, and three-ring binder for this class.  Limit 10 students.  No class Feb. 20, and Apr. 17. 

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Acoustic Guitar I W18

$53

with Ted Elliott

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class for the total, near beginner, I’ll start you off easy. The guitar is the world’s most popular instrument! You’ll learn the chromatic scale, how a capo works, tuning, and the 16 chords you’ll need to play a jillion songs. We’ll listen to, play, and discuss early Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Iris DeMent, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, and Rory Block, and more! Some DVD’s will be seen when your fingers get tired. You’ll need to bring a guitar, capo, picks, tuner, and notebook. Some practice will be required between classes. Limit 6 students.

Full Course

Active Parenting Now Messalonskee W18

$5

with Emily Buckhalter

Calendar Feb 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Do you ever wonder if there is a better way to handle some of those daily parenting challenges? Learn how with this six-session video and discussion program for parents and care providers of children ages 5-12. This program is designed to help raise responsible children by using effective discipline and encouragement techniques. Storm make-ups will be held on Tuesdays immediately following a Monday storm cancellation. For further information you may call Deb or Emily at 859-1580. Limit 15 students.

Adoption 101 Messalonskee W18

Free

with Lindsay Bragdon

Calendar Mar 28, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you thinking of adding to your family through adoption?  This Maine Children’s Home class is an introduction to the adoption process; you will learn about procedures, rules, regulations, in-state, inter-state, and international adoption processes.  Please call 465-9134 or email janderson@rsu18.org to register.   Limit 15 students.

 

 

American Sign Language: Part III W18

$59

with Carol Sturtevant

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is a continuation of the ASL class offered in the fall of 2017. All material covered in the fall semester will be reviewed and practiced, as new material is added, beginning with the first class of the spring semester. New students are invited to join the class, which is still designed for students who have had little to minimal exposure to ASL and wish to improve and increase their skill level. The course will emphasize the basics of American Sign Language (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, gestural skills, and grammatical non-manual signals, in order to provide competence in communication, through receptive and expressive readiness activities, as a component of guided communication. A textbook, a workbook, and various DVDs will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language. Limit: 10 students. No class Feb. 21, and Apr. 18.

Aromatherapy Diffuser Jewelry W18

$10

with Rachael Gilley

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Diffuser jewelry is a creative and fun way to use essential oils on the go. Local art teacher, Rachael Gilley, will guide you in designing your own diffuser bracelet and necklace made with lava beads, as well as other stones. All supplies/tools are provided. Participants take home a free sample of essential oil to use with your new bracelet! A $15 material fee is payable to the instructor first night of class. Limit 10 students.

Art in an Evening: Vincent Van Gogh: “Almond Blossoms”, Messalonskee W18

$6

with Doreen Morgan

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In three hours you can paint a masterpiece and take it home.  No art experience is needed!  Doreen provides the paint, brushes, canvas, aprons, easels, and instructions to create your art project.  You will leave with a smile and perhaps find your artistic side.  Wonderful for gift giving or that room you have just redecorated.  We will paint “Almond Blossoms” originally by Vincent Van Gogh.  A $45 material fee is payable to the instructor at start of class.  Limit 18 students. 





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