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Creative Writing Workshop - Session 2

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page. As participants build a portfolio of rough drafts, they will begin the process of editing and revision, in addition to clarifying individual goals for works in progress. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity when ready (this may take 1-3 four week sessions) to fine tune work in progress through intensive group critique and editing, resting on the old adage, “Many eyes are better than one.” During a critique session, the instructor and classmates offer honest, constructive feedback, both on what is strong and effective in a piece of writing, as well as what might be hindering its full expression. In addition, possible publishing leads and resources will be presented.

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years.

 

Full Course

Creative Writing Workshop - Session 3

$94

with Elizabeth Potter

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page. As participants build a portfolio of rough drafts, they will begin the process of editing and revision, in addition to clarifying individual goals for works in progress. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity when ready (this may take 1-3 four week sessions) to fine tune work in progress through intensive group critique and editing, resting on the old adage, “Many eyes are better than one.” During a critique session, the instructor and classmates offer honest, constructive feedback, both on what is strong and effective in a piece of writing, as well as what might be hindering its full expression. In addition, possible publishing leads and resources will be presented.

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in midcoast Maine. Her new collection of poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years.

 

Happy, Healthy Holidays are on the Way!

$10

with Julia Adams

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Come and make gifts that you can feel good about giving. Start with a pumpkin facial, and then create a moisturizer. There will not be much sun at this time of year, but learn how to make your moisturizer a sunscreen. If none of the herbal remedies suit your fancy, I will show you how to order from the Motives Skin Care line of gifts or Motives Mineral make up. Materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor.

Julia Adams has been a make-up/skin-care consultant for over 10 years, specializing in MOTIVES make-up. She is a teacher by profession and enjoys teaching, creating healthy gifts, and taking adult education classes.

 

Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED

$49

with LCH Education Instructor

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 5 am, runs for 1 week

Each year an estimated 166,000 lives are claimed by sudden cardiac arrest. That’s about 455 people each day. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. Almost 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home and are witnessed by a family member. This course will cover basic adult, child and infant CPR skills as well AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training for the lay person and non-healthcare worker who needs CPR certification. It includes American Heart Association CPR certification. Learn CPR today – the life you save could be that of your own loved one!

 

Full Course

Maine Driving Dynamics Course

$40

with Instructor ME Driving Dynamics

Calendar Dec 5, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics is a Maine sponsored five hour 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 be a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor in a format that engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students 55 and older can receive an insurance discount from their insurer. But best of all, we believe that students taking this course will be safer drivers. They will leave the class with a new and unique way of looking at the driving experience.

Those age 65 and older pay only $25. This course is presented by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.

 

Natural Beekeeping Using Top Bar Hives - A Weekend Intensive

$125

with Christy Hemenway

Calendar Oct 28, 2017 at 8:45 am, runs for 1 week

This weekend class will send you home with the confidence that YOU can be a natural beekeeper - by learning to support the bees’ natural systems. A Gold Star Weekend Intensive is two full days of learning - spent with like-minded folks concerned about the health and preservation of the honeybee, the safety of our environment, and the integrity of our food system. The class will delve into the details of the four most important aspects of natural beekeeping: History, Hive Health, Bee Biology, and Hands-on Hive Management. The class textbook is The Thinking Beekeeper - A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives, written by your instructor. Copies of the book can be purchased in advance at www.goldstarhoneybees.com or at class for $25. The advanced book - Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping - Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper is also available for purchase through the website and at the class for $29. Buy them both together and save a few dollars.

Christy Hemenway is the founder of GOLD STAR HONEYBEES.

 

Social Security Benefits Workshop

Free

with Lee Ann Mahar

Calendar Nov 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This is an informal session to answer questions about retirement, survivors, disability and Medicare benefits. We will cover Internet services available, the application process and general program rules. You can bring your Social Security Statement to use as a planning tool (also available online by creating a My Social Security account) if you have specific questions about your benefits. This has proven to be a very informative session! No charge but please call to register.

Lee Ann Mahar is the Technical Expert in the Rockland, Maine Social Security office. She has been employed there for over 19 years..

 

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Standard First Aid, CPR, AED – Adult & Pediatric

$74

with Andrew Eckman

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique to keep oxygenated blood flowing to vital organs of the body – especially the brain and heart – after cardiac arrest. Coupled with appropriate use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), many victims of sudden cardiac arrest may recover with minimal or no after effects. This course will teach participants the skills necessary to save a life: CPR/AED for adults, children and infants, and how to deal with heart attack/cardiac arrest, stroke and choking. The First Aid component teaches participants to recognize and care for sudden illnesses like anaphylactic shock (severe, life-threatening allergic reactions), head and spinal injuries, chest and abdominal injuries, diabetic emergencies, poisoning, bites and stings, musculoskeletal injuries, bleeding control, burns, heat and cold emergencies, and seizures. This is a “lay responder” or “community” level course, suitable for the general public, as well as occupations such as Adult or Child Care Providers, Driver Education/Motorcycle Rider Instructors, Maine Guides, massage therapists, etc. Participants successfully completing the program will receive a two-year certification in these skills. This program has been approved for Child Care and Adult Care Providers (ME DHHS), Driver Education/Motorcycle Instructors (ME BMV), Maine Guides (ME IFW), and maritime licensing (USCG). The program meets or exceeds all applicable medical and/or OSHA guidlines.

Andrew Eckman has been involved in Emergency Services since 1975, and has served as a police officer, firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, emergency manager, and disaster manager. He has been a medical instructor for more than 25 years.

 





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