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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Personal Enrichment

Strength Training for Seniors Messalonskee W23


with Angie Reckendorf

Calendar Mar 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn how to implement regular strength training into your week to improve your quality of life. We will progress through a 8 week program where you will be introduced to the basics of movements that will compliment the demands of day to day life. You will leave this class knowing what to do to stay strong at home, in addition to understanding what equipment at the gym is best for you. For this class all you will need is a comfortable exercise mat or small blanket. No class on Apr. 17. Makeup date May 22. Limit 10 students.

Microsoft Excel 2013 W23


with Linda Davis

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Do you manage large sets of numbers, names, dates, or other pieces of information? If so, then you need to create worksheets to manage, store, organize, and even analyze this information. Excel, Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet software, is the most widely-used program to handle this task. This course focuses on the mastering the fundamentals of Excel. You will learn how to quickly and efficiently create fully formatted worksheets, learn common formulas and functions, sorting and analyzing data, and custom charts and graphs. You will also learn the compatibility with other MS Office Suite Products. Students will need to bring a thumb drive to class. Students who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Limit nine students.

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Foundations of Investing Messalonskee W23


with Rob Smith

Calendar Mar 21, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is for those who are new to investing or would like a strategy refresher. We will discuss basic rules of investing--how to develop a plan, how to choose quality investments, how to diversify your portfolio, and most importantly how to invest for the long term, and focus on the things that you can control. All fees are to help cover MMRACE’s expenses. Makeup date Mar. 28. Limit 20 students.

Hairstyles for Your Child Made Simple Messalonskee W23


with Kaitlyn FitzGerald

Calendar Mar 22, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
Is your child ready for a new STYLE? In this class you will learn how to style your child’s hair beyond the ponytail? Bring your child for this one-night class on basic hairstyles and braiding techniques. Learn three easy ways to style your child’s hair with some fast track tips and tricks from a professional hairdresser. This class will make styling quick, easy, and fun for you both. All welcome (that means Dads too.) A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at start of class. This fee will cover some styling tools and step-by-step handouts. Limit 10 parent/s & child teams.

Digital Photography Crash Course Messalonskee W23


with Eli FitzGerald

Calendar Mar 22, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In two weeks we will cover the basics of the DSLR digital 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. We will also be taking an in-depth look at natural lighting as well as flash lighting techniques including on and off camera lighting. A DSLR camera is required. Inclement weather makeup will be Apr. 5. A 3-ring binder is helpful for this class. Limit 10 students.

Guitar an Introduction Online via Zoom Messalonskee W23


with David Deas

Calendar Mar 22, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This introductory guitar course is designed for beginners interested in learning how to play the guitar. We will cover choosing a guitar, guitar maintenance, string sizes, changing strings, and care of the guitar. We will cover sight-reading, music theory, chord progressions, scales, and note values. When you finish this course you should be able to pick up sheet music and know key, melody, chords, and changes. You will need to pick up the Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, and the class handouts from the Adult Ed. office at Messalonskee High School before the start of the first class. The book will be about $9. You will also need to provide a 3-ring binder for your homework and notebook or notepad to take notes. The instructor welcomes students ages 10 and up. A parent or guardian must register and participate in the class with students under 17. No class Apr. 19. Limit 10 students.

Songwriting with Heather Pierson Online W23


with Heather Pierson

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this six-week program, we will discuss and explore all things songwriting, plus best practices for stimulating creativity and staying organized while doing so. There will also be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to connect and collaborate with fellow songwriters. Heather Pierson is a nationally touring pianist, singer/songwriter, and performer from Conway, NH. She has released fourteen albums and several singles of her original music, ranging in style from folk to jazz to vocal chants. Her life’s work, she says, is to share her love of music and her gratitude for life with others–one song, one heart, and one mind at a time.

Introduction to Self-Employment Online via Zoom W23


with Jean Dempster

Calendar Mar 23, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. Limit 20 students.

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