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American Sign Language - Fall 2017

$189

with Carl David Pielick

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This is a beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL). The course will include extensive learning in Expressive and Receptive use of ASL through the use of instructor lead activities. Class participation and video observation will allow students to gain a basic ability to use and understand ASL. Additionally, this course will discuss Deaf Culture and the history of Deaf culture for a brief glimpse into this diverse minority culture.

NO CLASS NOV 23

 

Basic Computer Class - Fall 2017

$65

with Ann Marie McDonough

Calendar Sep 6, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

Do you feel intimated by your computer and the world of technology? This might just be the course for you. This computer class will introduce you to the skills needed to feel confident and comfortable with your computer. This is a true beginners course.

The course will begin with the basics of software, hardware and use of a PC computer. This course will place emphasis on Microsoft programs Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students will become familiar with:

  • the Internet and be able to search for websites
  • access email social media use, and
  • safety on the Internet

 

Birds of Autumn A Photographic Exploration - Fall 2017

$20

with Josh Fecteau

Calendar Oct 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

In this two-hour class, naturalist and birder Josh Fecteau will introduce you to some of his feathered friends of fall through photos, audio clips, and stories. Venturing beyond the birds of backyard feeders, you may discover wild winged ones you never knew existed. No experience with birds needed; curiosity required!

 

Driving Dynamics SI - Fall 2017

$40

with Richard Todd

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics Course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches the course, and the course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Course can be taken for credit only once every 365 days. (If not on time, you will not get credit for class.) PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING DRIVER’S LICENSE TO CLASS. CLASS HAS A MINIMUM OF 12 PEOPLE AND IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE. 65 years and older $10 per person (use PromoCode Driving)

 

Driving Dynamics SII - Fall 2017

$40

with Richard Todd

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
The Maine Driving Dynamics Course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches the course, and the course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Course can be taken for credit only once every 365 days. (If not on time, you will not get credit for class.) PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING DRIVER’S LICENSE TO CLASS. CLASS HAS A MINIMUM OF 12 PEOPLE AND IS LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE. 65 years and older $10 per person (use PromoCode Driving)

Identity Theft ONLINE - Fall 2017

$195

with George Vroustouris

Calendar Oct 2, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Identity theft continues to grow. Now more than 50 percent of identity theft occurs in the workplace. Learn to addresses both private and workplace concerns. You will receive information about the basic, common sense steps necessary to protect your identity and assets. Then develop comprehensive expertise in how to deter data theft, detect fraud, and minimize the impact of any damage inflicted.

 

Pepperell Mills the Melting Pot - Fall 2017

$19

with Dana Peck

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Why Biddeford Saco?...All the way to Francis T. Spencer and his blanket. This series will cover the History of the Industrial Revolution in America and how it pertained to Biddeford.

Topics:

  • Labor for the new mills
  • Mill girls
  • Working in a weave room
  • Child labor in the mills
  • Immigrants - the expanding work force

 

Plastic Bag Wall Basket - Fall 2017

$30

with Martha Chessie

Calendar Dec 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Tis’ the season for too many bags! Hide them in this tall solid based basket with a hole in the bottom and supported with a leather handle. Add color is you choose!

Bring along a bag lunch with a mop size bucket, scissors, 12 spring type clothespins, pencil, jackknife, tape measure, and a spray bottle.

Fee includes material fee





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