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Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy Messalonskee W19
Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy is a hands-on opportunity for the residents of the community to learn many different aspects of the skills utilized by Delta Paramedics and EMTs. This Academy is designed for people, who are interested in learning more about emergency medical services (EMS). Participants will need to complete a simple application, be 18 years of age, be willing to commit the necessary time and have no record of a felony. After course completion, graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a ride-along observing Delta paramedics and EMTs on actual emergencies. The academy provides hands-on training, one evening per week, 6-8 p.m., for 8 weeks, demonstrating the skills of EMS crews. Using mannequins, participants will learn why starting IV’s, intubations (placing a breathing tube), defibrillations, reading heart rhythms are essential in performing a full “code” (cardiac resuscitation). There is no cost to attend. Call ahead to register and for the next start date—207-861-4246 or by mail Delta Ambulance Citizens Academy, 29 Chase Avenue, Waterville, ME 04901.
Digital Photography Workshop Messalonskee W19
with Eli FitzGerald
During this class we will cover the basics of the DSLR camera and other photography basics. We will look at aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, photocomposition, and how they are used together to create an outstanding photograph. Then during the last class we will learn the basics of Photoshop. A DSLR camera is required. Limit 8 students. No class Apr. 16. Storm date of May 7.
Digital Photography, Small Group Tutorial Messalonskee W19
with Kirsten Guyaz
Dog Training Basics Messalonskee W19
with Donna Whitney
This is a beginner dog training class and is designed for the young and not so young. We work in small groups with several trainers assisting. The first night will be an orientation and information night held on Monday, Apr. 22, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Messalonskee High School for the two-legged family member(s) only. You will get a helpful manual and many issues will be discussed including the commands taught, walking on a loose leash, ‘stay and come’ exercises, and other techniques. We will also discuss your dog’s behavior concerns. The five subsequent evenings will be held off-site at the Fairfield Community Center from 6:00-7:00 p.m. All dogs will need to be on a leash at all times, and NO dogs will be allowed if they are aggressive. Registration deadline of Apr. 11. Once you have registered, you will receive a packet in the mail to read, sign, and bring with you to class. Please bring proof of vaccinations and a $90 material fee payable to the instructor at the start of class, Apr. 22. Limit 12 dogs with their people. No class May 27.
Elder Law The Basics Messalonskee W19
with John Nale
Elder Law The Basics W19
with John Nale
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. Student limit 20.
Empty Bowls Community Pottery Project Messalonskee W19
with Sherrie Damon
In this class you learn to make and glaze slab bowls that will contribute to the supply of bowls for the Empty Bowls Dinner here at Messalonskee High School on Mar. 8. You will make two bowls to take home to use as a gifts or decorations and the other two bowls will contribute to an evening event that will help the food pantries in our RSU 18 communities. Dress in work clothes. A $15 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class and covers the cost of clay, glaze, and firing of your two bowls. Limit 12 students. Pick up is Feb. 7, 3:00-3:30 pm. Storm dates of Feb. 7 and 14.
ESL (English as a Second Language) W19
with Terry Hiltz
Do you know someone in the community who is not a native English speaker? Would they like some help to learn how to talk with their child’s teacher, make an appointment with a doctor, identify some of the things in the grocery store, or gain language skills necessary to find and hold a job? Please welcome them to our community and help them to contact us and we will provide free English language classes. Students can enter the class at any time. Learners at all levels of English proficiency (Beginner through Advanced) are welcome. For more information, call 873-5754. No class Feb. 19 - 21, and Apr. 16 - 18.