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Biddeford Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

The Basics of Bookkeeping


with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Current session started Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on May 3, 2021

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers. The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business. What are debits and credits? What do the numbers mean? How do I label accounts? Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understand of what happens with the money earned and the money spent. The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why!

Driving Dynamics

Calendar Current session started Mar 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through May 3, 2021

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 4 PEOPLE AND IS LIMITED TO 6 PEOPLE.

Nice Girls Finish Rich! A Financial Literacy Seminar for Women


with Donna Accettullo, M.Ed.

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 9, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you think money management is too complex, too boring or takes too much time, this course will change your mind! In this seminar designed especially for women, I will share the lessons learned on my own journey from cash-strapped single mom to worry-free early retirement. Anyone can follow this plan! In this entertaining course, I will demystify everything from budgeting to investing, 401k’s and Social Security, and everything in between. We will also look at apps and websites that can help. At the end of this course you will have the tools and information you need to create a more secure today and more abundant tomorrow.

How to Plan a Disney World Vacation


with David Murch

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 13, 2021

Are you planning a Walt Disney World vacation? Looking for someone to break down your options, guide you through this daunting process, and help you get the most out of your vacation and budget? If so, join us and get personal insight on all things Disney World!! This includes theme parks, water parks, ticket options, resort options, dining options, dining plans, seasonal events, tours, dinner shows, unique experiences, and even MagicBands. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of using a travel agency vs. booking the vacation yourself, staying on Disney property vs. off-site, and relying on Disney transportation vs. renting a vehicle. See how to factor in seasonal park crowd levels, average monthly temperatures, and rainy days into your plans. Gain some insight on how to think through your budget as we look at potential expenses and consider ways to save money in various areas of your vacation.

Dry Needle Felting for Beginners


with Nancy Josey

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 13, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Come create with Nancy, using felting needles and colorful wool roving you will be able to make a cookie cutter item to get familiar with the process of stabbing. Then it is off to making a pumpkin, learning 3D. The final project of the day is creating a gnome, working with multiple types of wool roving and expanding on shaping. Start off as a beginner leave feeling like a pro.

Taming the "To Do" List


with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Identify techniques that will help you organize your personal time. Suggestions offered include prioritizing, creating the “To Do” list, and how we underestimate time. Tips on how to stop procrastinating and being overwhelmed will also be discussed. Students need to be 18 or older.

Beginner Watercolor Botanicals


with Tara Finlay

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Modern botanical watercolors are part art and part illustration. Learn to use round brushes to create botanical plant illustrations without the need for drawing skills. In fact, you don’t need any art experience at all. The instructor will provide a list of materials upon registration. Learn about color, value, and brush strokes to paint expressionist plant paintings in watercolor.

What is EFT?


with Leah Wentworth

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 11, 2021

Tap your way to better health and more joy with an introduction to the Emotional Freedom Technique. Learn to use EFT to create better health, reduce stress & pain, and to bring more balance, peace, and joy into your life. Experience the power of this simple tool in class and leave with the info you need to start using it! Students need to be 18 or older.

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