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American Sign Language

$67

with Cheryl Ashton

Calendar Sep 14, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Ever wished you knew how to sign? Here is your chance to learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) skills. Students will learn the manual alphabet (finger spelling), numbers, vocabulary, questions, facial expression and how to communicate using basic conversational signs through expressing and receiving signs.  Class will include demonstration, games, use of online resources, videos and scenarios using basic sign. Other topics include Deaf Culture and issues faced by the Deaf community. No book needed - handouts and websites will be provided. Please come prepared to sign (participation is necessary!) and with a willingness to have fun!

Chair Yoga

$50

with Cheryl Ashton

Calendar Sep 12, 2017 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Yoga is now accessible to everyone! Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that incorporates many classic yoga poses or asanas as well as gentle stretches. The classic yoga poses are adapted so students don't have to get up and down off the floor or be able to balance on one foot. Poses are done sitting on a chair or standing behind the chair for support. Class begins with a few moments of breath awareness and ends with a period of relaxation. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a small towel or blanket to sit on and a belt or scarf for stretches. No yoga mat required. No experience required. No flexibility required!

 

Dungeons and Dragons

$50

with Cameron Arcidi

Calendar Sep 15, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 14 weeks

If you want to play 5th Edition D&D without the commitment attached, then this is the campaign for you! Come and go throughout the semester as you see fit; there is no mandatory attendance! Whether completely new to the game or just tired of the obligation to drive to the city in fear of losing your gaming group, you will enjoy the lax atmosphere of this flexible D&D campaign! Please bring your own set of polyhedral dice. Please call ahead if you plan on attending each week.

 

Want to try before you buy? Come once for $5!

Identity Theft
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Identity Theft

$195

with Online

Calendar Oct 2, 2017

Identity theft continues to grow. Now more than 50 percent of identity theft occurs in the workplace. Learn to addresses both private and workplace concerns. You will receive information about the basic, common sense steps necessary to protect your identity and assets. Then develop comprehensive expertise in how to deter data theft, detect fraud, and minimize the impact of any damage inflicted.

One month, George Vroustouris, instructor.

Agenda

Unit 1: Personal Identity SecuritySection 1. a: Awareness•    The truth about identity theft•    Various types of identity theft & fraud•    The real impact of identity fraud•    How & where identity theft happensSection 1.b: Behaviors•    Improve your identity theft & fraud IQ•    Protect personal identifiable info (PII)•    Use different complex passwords•    Monitor accounts for irregularitiesSection 1.c: Controls•    Recognize, access, & organize your PII•    Safeguarding your personal digital data•    Take your privacy and security seriously                         …your lifestyle is at stake.

Unit 2: Workplace Culture of Security

Section 2.a: Awareness•    Any organization with data is at risk•    The cybersecurity threat landscape•    What is sensitive company data•    Workplace privacy & securitySection 2.b: Behaviors•    Practice email, internet, & BYOD safety•    Check and observe social media policy•    Detect & deter data & identity theft•    Report suspicious behaviors & issuesSection 2.c: Controls•    Adhere to workplace security policies•    Learn access control responsibilities•    Take company data security seriously                 …your livelihood is at stake

Unit 3: Personal Identity Action Plan

Template and Discussion

Unit 4: Workplace Identitiy Action Plan

Template and Discussion

 About online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What you will do

For each Unit, you will:

Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)

Have the option of accessing the online readings

Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides

Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned

Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Introduction to Fiction Writing
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Introduction to Fiction Writing

$195

with Online

Calendar Oct 2, 2017

Designed specifically for those with little fiction writing experience who want to learn how to begin a fiction writing project. Find your pathway toward your fiction writing goals. You will learn the basic building blocks of story: character, plot and setting, as well as the different forms of fiction writing and some of the genres you might like to explore. Find out about researching avenues for marketing your work: online versus print magazines, self-publishing versus publishing with a traditional press. Come away with the skills you need to get started on a new work of fiction. One month course, Jacqui Lipton, instructor. Agenda Unit 1Introduction to the Building Blocks of Story and Fiction-Character-Conflict-Setting-Plot and story structure-Short story versus novel-Who are we writing for?Unit 2Character and Conflict-Protagonists and antagonists -Secondary characters-Character archetypes-Character desires, conflicts and stakes-DialogueUnit 3Setting and Plot-Contemporary versus fantastical and historical settings-Setting as character-Three act plot structure and the hero’s journey-Time jumps and flashbacks-Prologues and epiloguesUnit 4Putting Your Story Together -Strategies for outlining (flowcharts, beat sheets and post-its)-Character-driven versus plot-driven outlines-Overcoming writer’s block-Researching markets-Creating a marketing plan

Is There a Book in You? Publish It!

$15

with Walter Boomsma

Calendar Oct 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Publishing technology and the industry has changed dramatically in recent years.  It’s no longer impossible or expensive for new authors to get published thanks to “Indie Publishing” and POD (print on demand) technology.  Join local author, Mr. Boomsma, to learn how he published and distributed his recent book, Small People – Big Brains, using readily available resources.

Law for Non Lawyers
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Law for Non Lawyers

$195

with Online

Calendar Sep 5, 2017

 

About online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

Participate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

What you will do

For each Unit, you will:

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Maine Driving Dynamics

$40

with To be announced

Calendar Nov 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

Price reduced to $25 for 65 years and older. If you are over 65, please call 368-3290 to avoid paying full price.

 

Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine-sponsored 5 hours defensive driving course that offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities.  The course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways.  It is taught by a certified instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation.  Those completing the course will receive a 3 point credit on their driving record, and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their issuer.  Best of all, we believe students will be safer drivers and leave the class with a new and unique way of looking at the driving experience.

Price reduced to $25 for 65 years and older





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