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CPR/AED & First Aid for Adult & Pediatric (child and infant) 4.8.15


with Andrew Eckman

Apr 8, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
This class instructs participants in the techniques of CPR (chest compressions and rescue breaths), how to recognize signs of and how to care for breathing emergencies and choking. It also explains defibrillation, how it works and identifies precautions to take when using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for all age groups (adult, children and infants). The first aid component includes identifying the signals of sudden, common illnesses and how to care for them, how to care for seizures, heat and cold related injuries, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries, and how to control external bleeding and care for head, neck and spinal injuries. Students who complete this class receive a two-year Emergency Care & Safety Institute certification (equivalent to American Red Cross) which is accepted by daycare providers and the U.S. Coast Guard. This is NOT a class for those in the healthcare field. Registration $75. 2 weeks 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Begins Wed 4/8 CHRHS Rm 219 Andrew W. Eckman, the owner of Community Life Safety, has been involved in emergency services for more than 35 years. He has served as a police officer, firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, security manager, and emergency manager. His experience includes public, private and not-for-profit entities. For more information visit

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Jul 1, 2014 at 12:05 pm, runs for 52 weeks
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Novel Writing 2.23.15


with Cynthia Barlow

Feb 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
In this ongoing course you will learn about the mechanics of writing, character and plot development, storyboarding techniques and much more in a positive and supportive environment that offers individual and group mentoring. You will be invited to join a Novel Writing Support Group after the class ends. Serious writers are welcomed, new writers encouraged. If you have a novel waiting to unfold, a manuscript that needs tweaking, or need a weekly structured class to keep you writing, this is the class for you. Weekly writing assignments will be shared in class. Sign up early as class size is limited. Registration $70. 8 weeks 6:00-8:30 p.m. Begins Mon 2/23 CHRHS Library Cynthia Barlow facilitates the Camden Writers Round Table, the Camden Writers Project, a monthly Novel Writing Support Group and teaches both Creative Writing and Novel Writing. She has published work in newspapers, magazines and other media.

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Writer's Grammar - Refresh Your Skills! 4.29.15


with Janis Gilley

Apr 29, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Do you struggle when you have to write a formal letter or a report? Have you ever put off writing because you are not sure about your knowledge of English grammar? Would you like to be more confident when you write and speak? If you are working on writing for publication, to improve employment skills or just for yourself, this is the class for you. Many of the mysteries of correct English usage will be revealed, and you will become confident in writing and speaking English. Registration $35. 5 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins CHRHS Rm Jan Gilley is a retired English teacher and high school administrator. She has taught English grammar, AP Language and Composition, electives in history and English as a second language. She holds a BA in English (Westfield State College, MA) and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in writing (Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT).

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Writing for Children - The Intermediate Workshop 3.5.15


with Fran Hodgkins

Mar 5, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Ready to start working on your children's book in earnest? Whether you want to write a picture book, nonfiction, or a novel, this workshop-format class is just what you need. Led by experienced writer and workshop leader Fran Hodgkins, students will produce first drafts of a manuscript, share it with other workshop participants, revise, and prepare their work for submission to a publishing house. Registration $40. 5 weeks 6:00-7:30 p.m. Begins Thurs 3/5 CHRHS Rm 221 Fran Hodgkins is the author of more than 20 books for children, including The Secret Galaxy (a Junior Library Guild Selection) and Little Loon, due out this spring from Down East Books. Since 2013 she has been the director of editorial, design, and production at Tilbury House Publishers in Thomaston

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