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Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics


with Dorothy Prescott

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 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. Registration $70. 5 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 4/23 CHRHS Rm 223 Dorothy Prescott is a CPA in Rockland specializing in the accounting needs of small businesses and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®.


Adobe Lightroom


with Hugo Heriz-Smith

Calendar Mar 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this class the instructor will demonstrate how to use Adobe's Lightroom to organize, edit and adjust your images. The class will be aimed at people who have only just started using Lightroom or those who have never used it but are curious about it. Registration $35. 4 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Wed 3/21 CHRHS Rm 327 Hugo Heriz-Smith moved to Maine in 2004 and lives in Camden. He has worked with Mac and Windows/DOS computers since the late 80's. He has been self-employed helping small business and residential customers with a wide range of technology needs since 2001, focusing on those using Apple products.


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Age Management Skin Care


with Kate Martino

Calendar May 22, 2018 at 6 pm

Feel you are too young for a face-lift, don't have deep wrinkles yet, but want to do something to make your skin healthier and look fresher? Learn how your skin ages, what affects the aging process (internally and externally) and the treatments and product ingredients that can actually slow down the damage and improve your skin. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Tues 5/22 CHRHS Rm 235 Kate Martino is a licensed aesthetician, electrologist and reflexologist. She owned a day spa for over 20 years specializing in age management skin care. Prior to this, she spent 20 years in corporate marketing and sales. She holds an MA From New York University, and is a graduate of Catherine Hinds School of Aesthetics and the Boston Electrolysis School of Technology where she became Director of Business Education.


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American Sign Language 2.5 - ASL for Intermediate Next Step


with Carrie Pierce

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students taking ASL 2.5 should have already experienced ASL 1 and 2 with a certified deaf ASL teacher at either the adult ed or college level. They need to have mastered the vocabulary and skills taught within those classes. This class will focus on the ASL grammar features learned in ASL 2, but within a broader context and a greater emphasis on conversational skills. ASL 2.5 will focus on role shifting, contrastive structure, appropriate response to questions, signs for work related environments and any specific skills needed by individual students in the class. Students will also work on including ASL grammar features for a children’s story of their choice. No class May 3. Registration $50. 6 weeks 5:30-7:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 4/26 CHRHS Rm 216 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.


America’s Boating Course


with John McMullen Wawenock Sail &Power

Calendar Mar 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basics of boating: trailering, rules of the road, navigational lights and buoys, and the use of compass for bearings. This course meets the requirements of most states for a recreational boating license. This class does not have a senior discount. Registration $70, couples sharing materials are $95 per couple. 5 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Tues 3/20 CHRHS Rm 216 This class is taught by Wawenock Sail and Power Squadron certified instructors.


An Introduction to Growth Mindset


with Lindsey Pinchbeck

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This class is for teachers, parents, coaches and the curious. Sharing ideas around the work of Carol Dweck on Growth Mindset, participants will learn to identify growth mindset and fixed mindset statements and actions through personal experiences and a variety of examples. Examples of Growth Mindset thinking: "If I practice and work hard enough I can improve and change." Examples of Fixed Mindset thinking: " I have innate talents or flaws, it's just the way I am." By focusing on awareness, setting intentions, reflection and practice students will build an understanding of the importance of supporting learners with Growth Mindset ideas. A willingness to journal and experiment using the arts will encourage and deepen the learning and practice of a mindset that is not fixed but geared toward growth. Registration $30. 3 weeks 6:30-7:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 3/1 CHRHS Rm 235 Lindsay Pinchbeck is the director of Sweet Tree Arts and founder of Sweetland School in Hope, ME. She has been teaching in the arts and alternative education settings for the past 17 years. Lindsay earned her Masters in Education through Lesley University's Creative Arts and Learning program. She believes we create as active participants, engage as observers and share experiences together enriching our lives and building empathy when we explore the world through the Arts. Lindsay is a member of the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative and works locally and on the state level to share ideas around creativity, Growth Mindset and listening and responding through the arts.


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Investment Opportunities?


with Lowrie Sargent

Calendar Feb 28, 2018 at 6 pm

The use of computers that think and act the way humans do is accelerating and impacting many facets of our daily lives. This class will explain what Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are and what investment opportunities may be available in these fast growing industries. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-7:30 p.m. Class Wed 2/28 CHRHS Rm 235 Lowrie Sargent is Vice President and Investor Advisor representative for Maine Asset Management and Director of Education and member of the State Board of Directors for Better Investing. He has been investing since 1978 and has a Masters of Business Administration, Loyola College, and Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University. He also is a recipient of the Vedder Prize in Economics.

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Astronomy 101


with Ron Thompson

Calendar Mar 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Ron Thompson of Southern Maine Astronomers will teach participants how to enjoy the night sky, starting in the classroom with background information followed by exploration outdoors. In class you will get a brief overview of what astronomy is all about; learn how to use your eyes and charts to navigate the night sky; and find out how to identify and highlight the current constellations. Outside, you will discover how to find North using the Big Dipper and charts; explore finding Polaris with Ursa Major "pointer stars"; and, as the sky darkens, outline and identify the constellations using your red filtered flashlight and charts. Weather permitting, you will have an opportunity to look through a telescope and see a planet or a deep sky “fuzzy”. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor portion of class, bring a flashlight and small pencil, telescope and binoculars if you have them. Red filters for flashlights and Sky Maps will be provided. Class may run past 8:30 if students are interested. Registration $30. 1 night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Mon 3/12 CHRHS Rm 112 Ron Thompson lives in Yarmouth and and has been interested in astronomy since Sputnik went into orbit. Ron enjoys the night sky using just his eyes or binoculars and telescope. He studies the Sun, our very own star, and tries to keep up with the many aspects of astronomy including technology advancements, spacecraft and continuing discoveries. Ron has been working with “Cornerstones of Science” in Brunswick modifying telescopes for libraries and offering workshops for librarians and patrons. For the past 12 years he has helped Cape Elizabeth High School science teachers with their astronomy programs.


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