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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education



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3 Minutes a Day for 30 Days Can Change Your Life

$20

with Laura Perkins

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 6 pm

Spiritual growth doesn't require you to become a hermit or to change your life completely. But it does require commitment to a simple daily practice. Simple means a minimum of just 3 minutes each day. In our often hectic world of constant demands, are you wondering how you could ever add another commitment to your daily routine? If a daily practice of just 3 minutes a day allowed the other 1437 minutes of your day to flow more easily, would you be willing to try the daily practice for 30 days? Materials fee of $10.00 is payable to the Instructor at class. Laura Lee Perkins, of Maliseet ancestry, is a professional flutist, educator and writer. She has taught at Bowdoin, Bates, Prescott and Rio Salado Colleges. Her husband Ken Green, of Mic-Mac heritage, is known worldwide for his beautifully hand-crafted Native American-style flutes. Visit www.whiteowlproducts.com for more information. She is also the recipient of 13 grants and 5 artist-in-residencies.

Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics

$70

with Dorothy Prescott

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Business owners and managers will find this course valuable for learning basic accounting methods and tips for good business record keeping. Equally vital will be discussion of managing cash flows, keeping tabs on payables and receivables, and establishing controls to safeguard money and assets. Dorothy Prescott is a CPA in Rockland specializing in the accounting needs of small businesses and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor..

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Acrylic Painting for Beginners through Intermediate

$75

with Vincent Carducci

Calendar Feb 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

In the spirit of exploring possibilities, we will work with materials and methods - that is, the nature of acrylic paint, composing on a particular canvas, the nature of color and color harmony, values, line and edges, contour relationships, and building the surface. Nothing is taken for granted, and we will work from classroom set-ups. With focus and craftsmanship, we arrive at surprising and exciting results. Please request a materials list on registration or click here for list. With 21 solo shows, Vincent Carducci's paintings and prints are in corporate and private collections across America. He has taught in a wide variety of venues, including workshops, arts councils and universities.

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Adult Ed Tutor Information Session

Free

with Nancy Nickerson

Calendar Feb 12, 2019 at 10 am

Do you have a desire to give back to your community with the gift of education? We are in need of volunteers to assist with tutoring for students in our various programs.  Even if it is simply one hour per week, you can make a difference in someone's life. Join us to find out what opportunities lie ahead.  Free but please register.  Class is taught by Nancy Nickerson, our tutor for HiSET, College Transitions and ESL.

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Adult Ed Tutor Information Session

Free

with Nancy Nickerson

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm

Do you have a desire to give back to your community with the gift of education? We are in need of volunteers to assist with tutoring for students in our various programs.  Even if it is simply one hour per week, you can make a difference in someone's life. Join us to find out what opportunities lie ahead.  Free but please register.  Class is taught by Nancy Nickerson, our tutor for HiSET, College Transitions and ESL.

American Sign Language 1

$60

with Carrie Pierce

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 8 weeks

American Sign Language is one of the most used languages in the U.S. It is a visual language with its own grammar, gestures, and syntax. American Sign Language can help you communicate better in a new way, using your eyes and hands. In addition, if you need to know ASL in order to communicate better with a friend, family member, client, student or employee, this is a perfect opportunity for you. This class is rigorous, but fun, and you will come away with new knowledge about ASL and the deaf community. This class is not for children. There is NO class 3/21. Pierce enjoys teaching ASL to people of all ages. She provides a dynamic and fun environment where participants take part in a variety of interactive learning experiences. Carrie is certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the State of Maine (for Early Childhood Special Education and Deaf Education), and has both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Gallaudet University. She has taught in schools and universities all over Maine.

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American Sign Language 2/2.5

$60

with Carrie Pierce

Calendar Jan 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
This intermediate to advanced ASL course will build on the foundation of ASL I by adding vocabulary to increase conversation as well as grammar skills. We will look at the use of contrastive structure, how to ask questions, tell time and sign with numbers. Vocabulary topics will be based on class interest. We expect there will be opportunities for interaction with members of the deaf community. This course is taught without use of voice but with use of games and other activities as well as peer interaction. All students are required to have at least 12 hours of prior experience with a certified deaf instructor. No class March 21. Carrie Pierce enjoys teaching ASL to people of all ages. She provides a dynamic and fun environment where participants take part in a variety of interactive learning experiences. Carrie is certified by the American Sign Language Teachers Association, the State of Maine (for Early Childhood Special Education and Deaf Education), and has both Bachelors and Masters degrees from Gallaudet University. She has taught in schools and universities all over Maine.

Android Phone Basics

Free

with Keith Drago Rockport Library

Calendar May 8, 2019 at 6 pm

In this class you will learn the basics of using your Android phone effectively and efficiently. You may bring your Android phone with you to follow along, or, if you prefer, just sit and watch. We will demonstrate how to operate the phone, change settings, navigate the web, and download and open apps. There will be time for questions after the class. This class is for the absolute beginner. We will NOT be covering iPhones. Keith Drago is the Deputy Director of the Rockport Public Library. He has worked in the library field for ten years and has his masters in Library and Information Sciences.

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