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Acrylic Painting Review 4.16.15


with Debra Arter

Apr 16, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

If you have painted with watercolors, oils or acrylics and want to improve your mixing ability and compositional prowess using acrylic paint, this is the class for you. Students will undertake a number of exercises using acrylic paint, new mediums, various supports and selected subject matter. Landscape, still life, and mixed media approaches will be covered. Individual projects are encouraged so that everyone, beginning students as well as experienced painters, will see improvement in a matter of weeks. A supply list will be emailed to participants prior to the first class session. Registration $65, plus $4 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 6 weeks 6:00-9:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 4/16 CHRHS 2D Art Rm Deb Arter is a collage artist working in printmaking and mixed media. She has taught art to adults for over twenty years. Her work is in numerous collections including the Farnsworth Museum. Debra is a member of the National Collage Society and the National Association of Women Artists. Her work has appeared in Somerset Studio magazine.


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Affordable Care Act: Enrolling for individual health insurance coverage in 2015 2.5.15


with Tom Chester

Feb 5, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Open enrollment for 2015 under the Affordable Care Act ends on February 15. Health insurance specialists from Allen Insurance and Financial in Camden will help participants through the enrollment process and answer questions about plan choices. There are some very important prerequisites for this session. All participants must have an active email address and a user name and password at, obtained either as part of enrolling in 2014 or as part of a preregistration activity for 2015. Without these, you cannot participate in this session. It is important to note that while preregistration can sometimes be done quite quickly at, problems can occur, so attendees should plan ahead and not leave preregistration to the last moment. If you need help with this process, call Anna Moorman at Allen Insurance and Financial at 236-4311. Depending on schedules and availability, this class will be led by either Dan Wyman or Tom Chester with assistance from other staff at Allen Insurance and Financial. No charge but please call the Adult Ed office to register. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Thurs 2/5 CHRHS Rm 220 Dan Wyman manages the insured benefits division at Allen Insurance and Financial and works with businesses all over Maine on their health insurance and ancillary benefits. A graduate of Williams College and the University of Maine School of Law, he keeps the staff current on the intricacies of the Affordable Care Act. Tom Chester is a Certified Financial Planner® who works with Maine businesses and individuals across Maine on their financial and health insurance planning.


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American Sign Language I - ASL for Everyone 2.26.15


with Carrie Pierce

Feb 26, 2015 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. Registration $50. 8 weeks 5:00-6:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 2/26 CHRHS Rm 222 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.


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America’s Boating Course 3.24.15


with John McMullen Wawenock Sail &Power

Mar 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Learn the basics of boating: rules of the road, navigational lights and buoys, use of compass for bearings, marine charts and introduction to piloting. This course meets the requirements of most states for a recreational boating license. Book and piloting tools are included. Registration deadline is March 10. Registration $90. 7 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Tues 3/24 CHRHS Rm 111 This class is taught by Wawenock Sail and Power Squadron certified instructors.


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Archery Hunter Safety 4.20.15


with Vic MacCallum ME Dept. Inland F&W

Apr 20, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

An archery education course will provide a student with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Most classes will have some outdoor exercises. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Topics covered will include laws, safety, equipment,first aid & survival, map & compass, ethics, and landowner relations. Registration $10. 3 nights 6:00-9:00 p.m. Class meets Mon 4/20, Mon 5/4 & Tues 5/5 Beaver Lodge This class is sponsored by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Beaver Lodge is off Rt. 235 in Hope.


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ATV and Snowmobile Safety 5.18.15


with Vic MacCallum ME Dept. Inland F&W

May 18, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Many accidents are reported each year due to improper operation of a snowmobile or ATV. Participation in this course will teach you how to operate and maintain both an ATV and a snowmobile properly  Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered.  Passage of a final exam is required. The ATV part of this course will teach ATV riders to stay safe and observe the regulations of off-road riding. Anyone under 16 years of age must complete this course prior to operating an ATV on land other than that owned or leased by their parent or guardian. All participants must attend all days of this class in order to receive their certificate. Those 16 and under must be accompanied to the class by a parent. Registration $10. 2 nights 6:00-9:00 p.m. Mon 5/18 and Tues 5/19 Beaver Lodge This class is sponsored by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Beaver Lodge is off Rt. 235 in Hope.


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Basket Weaving 101 3.19.15


with Shirley McAfee

Mar 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the joy of weaving your own basket! We will weave a berry basket and then decide on a second basket to make with a different weaving pattern. A basic supply list will be sent to each student prior to class, basket supplies will be provided by the teacher. Registration $40, plus $25 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 6 weeks 5:30-7:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 3/19 CHRHS Rm 211 Shirley McAfee formed the company "Weaving the Joy!" after weaving baskets for fun for several years. She is a member of Maine Made Products and sells her baskets at fairs and markets all over New England. Weaving brings her peace, contentment and joy.


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Bats 4.8.15


with Annie Kassler

Apr 8, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
Local bat enthusiast Annie Kassler will go beyond the myths with a presentation on bats. Bats are likely the most misunderstood and under-appreciated creature on the planet. Many people are surprised to learn that bats play an essential role in our planet’s ecology and global economy. Annie will highlight myths v. facts, amazing bat skills, and display successful bat houses. She will also discuss White Nose Syndrome which is devastating bat populations in Maine and all of eastern North America. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Wed 4/8 CHRHS Rm 220 Annie Kassler is a speaker with Bat Conservation International and her presentation, with more than 125 slides, has been very popular at various venues throughout Maine.


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