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After Capitalism: The Abyss or a Self-Governing Learning Society?
with Paul Kando
Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues worked long and hard on the society they wanted to live in before writing the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. They also knew that what they envisioned could be improved. Our collective failure to do the kind of homework Jefferson and his colleagues performed – engaging the creative, critical mind and learning from our mistakes – now demands that we develop a renewed social and economic order that matches people’s needs and aspirations. Our current economic system relies on growth without limits and exudes waste at every step of its extract-produce-market-consume-dispose routine. In contrast earth’s millions of living species prosper within each organism’s budget of available energy. There is no hierarchical management structure, no money, no externalities and no waste. Students will be challenged to engage in some collective, Jeffersonian thinking based on the premise that we are not masters but part of nature. We will draw on history, the social sciences, physics, chemistry, and biology to help solve our common economic and ecological problems as we build a healthier and happier 21st century “learning society” capable of governing itself. Registration $30. 4 wks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Mon 1/23 CHRHS Rm 235 Paul Kando is well known in the midcoast area and beyond as the “go to” person on energy issues and policy. He is also well known at Coastal Senior College, where he teaches, as the resident philosopher. It is in this latter capacity that Paul presents our challenging new Adult Ed course “After Capitalism”. Come prepared to think about and discuss the enormous issues our society currently faces on the economic, social, political and personal levels. “Change will come from the people or it won’t come at all.” (Paul Kando quoted in a February 6, 2015 Revision Energy interview in Solar Power) .
American Sign Language 2 - ASL for Intermediate
with Carrie Pierce
This 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. Registration $60. 8 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 4/5 CHRHS Rm 219 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.
American Sign Language I - ASL for Everyone
with Carrie Pierce
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. $60. 8 weeks 5:00-6:30 p.m. Begins Wed 4/5 CHRHS Rm 219 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
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 14. Registration $90. 7 weeks 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Tues 3/28 CHRHS Rm 111 This class is taught by Wawenock Sail and Power Squadron certified instructors.
Archery Hunter Safety
with Vic MacCallum ME Dept. Inland F&W
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 Tues 5/2, Tues 5/9 & Wed 5/10 Beaver Lodge, Hope This class is sponsored by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
with Sarah Ruef-Lindquist
Have you ever wanted to have chickens on your property? In many cities and towns homeowners have added small chicken flocks to their yards and gardens as part of the movement towards local food and sustainable living. Some towns even hold “Coop Tours” of the charming and unusual housing chicken owners have created. This class will teach you the basics of small-scale chicken ownership. Topics will cover local ordinances, buying and raising chicks, coop size and design, health and safety, food and water, flock behavior and equipment. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Tues 4/4 CHRHS Rm 221 Sarah Ruef-Lindquist lives in Camden and has been raising chickens in her backyard since 2007. She and her husband Peter were instrumental in changing Camden's zoning ordinance to allow small flocks of chickens on lots under two and a half acres.
with Bo Smith
This 5-week class explores the ancient art form of Batik and offers students an opportunity to create a multi-layered project using wax and dye baths. The process of waxing and dyeing creates beautiful and colorful designs. Students will work on either flat cloth or an article of clothing to create a unique piece of art. Registration $35, plus $30 materials fee to be paid to the instructor. 5 weeks 6:30-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 4/26 CHRHS Rm 231 Bo Smith is an artist and educator who has enjoyed teaching Batik to adults and children for 25 years. She has a BS in Art Education and has taught through The Maine Arts Commissions touring artists program. Bo has created and sold Batik clothing since 1989.
Beginner and Intermediate Adult Hockey Clinics
with Craig Wilson Midcoast Recreation
Would you like to: learn the game of hockey? perfect fundamental skating and stick skills? broaden your game strategies and concepts? Look no further! The skating professionals at MRC will take your game to the next level, even if that means the first level. This fun clinic is a great way to challenge your body and mind as you learn to skate and play the game of hockey. Full gear required. Gear is available on a first come first served basis.This class does not have a senior rate. Registration $50. 5 weeks 7:50-8:50 p.m. Begins Mon 1/16 Midcoast Recreation Center 535 West St. (Rt. 90) Rockport Class is offered by the staff at Midcoast Recreation Center.