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with Hugo Heriz-Smith
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.
American Sign Language 2.5 - ASL for Intermediate Next Step
with Carrie Pierce
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.
Birding by Ear at Appleton Library: Listening for Returning Migrants
with Gary Roberts
Have you ever wanted to go birding without being encumbered by field guides, binoculars, or spotting scope? or wondered what bird is singing just out of sight? Join Maine Guide and Naturalist Gary Roberts and learn to identify the songs and calls of common warblers and other returning spring migrants. The class includes a Saturday field trip to Beech Hill, on May 12 from 1:00-4:00 pm. No charge but please call the Appleton Library at 785-5656 to register. 4 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 4/4 Appleton Library 2916 Sennebec Road Appleton Registered Maine Guide Gary Roberts is a resident of Appleton and has been a volunteer naturalist, trip leader, and speaker for over 30 years. He specializes in guiding from a natural history perspective and focuses particularly on the native flora and fauna of Maine. Gary has been a long time volunteer for Maine Audubon and has volunteered with the Maine Plant Conservation Volunteers, Mountain Birdwatch, Maine Owl Survey Project, and Seanet.
Bridge for Beginners
with Sally Morrison
Join other like-minded people in a fun card game that will exercise your brain. Learn in a comfortable, no stress environment and in eight weeks you will be able to play bridge with anyone. Registration $65. 8 weeks 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Begins Tues 4/17 Midcoast Recreation Center Sally Morrison has played, taught and loved bridge for many years.
Bridge for Intermediate and On-going Players
with Sally Morrison
Intermediate bridge is for those seeking to improve their knowledge of competitive bidding and current conventions in this greatest of all card games. Registration $65. 8 weeks 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 4/19 Midcoast Recreation Center Sally Morrison has played, taught and loved bridge for many years.
Cloud Computing - What, Really, is the Cloud?
with Bill Batty
What is cloud computing? How does it differ from land computing? Do you need it? Do you have it? Odds are, you're using it--though you may not realize it. This class will teach you what cloud computing is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how and why you should use it. We will touch on such software titles as Office 365, Google Drive, Dropbox, Carbonite, and Quickbooks Online. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Thurs 3/22 CHRHS Rm 225 Bill Batty, Jr. is the Customer Service Manager at Rockbound Computer. For 13 years previous, he was Customer Manager and P/R Director for Midcoast Internet Solutions.. When not working with computers, you can find him deep sea diving, ninja training, splitting atoms, and exaggerating short bios. He plays the drums, too.
with Kate Martino
Originating in England, Cribbage is a fun, easy-to-learn, strategic card game played with 2 or 3 people utilizing a cribbage board. This course will cover the basics – objective of the game, dealing, beginning play, pegging, defense, ‘The Crib’ and scoring. Cribbage is currently “hot” in colleges across the country! Both new players and players who want to refresh their skills are welcome. $35. 5 wks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 4/23 CHRHS Rm 220 Kate Martino has been an avid whist player for over 50 years and has enjoyed playing cribbage since the early 60’s.
Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada
with David Spahr
This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restaurateur you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21. Registration $20. 1 night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Wed 5/2 CHRHS Rm 211 David Spahr is a naturalist, photographer and forest farmer who has collected, photographed, and eaten wild mushrooms for 35 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and maintains a web site devoted to the subject, mushroom-collecting.com. He is currently writing a book on foraging.