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Aviation Ground School
with Jeremy Harmon
Learn to fly…for a possible career or simply recreation! Certified flight instructor Jeremy Harmon from Higher Ground Aviation will provide classroom instruction to assist students in passing the FAA written exam, one major step toward certification as a private pilot. In addition to learning FAA regulatory expectations, you’ll learn aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight controls, weather, navigation, aeromedical factors, airspace, control tower operations, as well as other essential aspects. There is NO requirement for previous aviation knowledge in order to take this class. Actual flight training may begin at any time with your instructor for an additional cost. A short supply list is provided upon enrollment.
Computer Essentials - Basics - Sept.
with Teresa Johnson
Efficient use of technology in a home or work setting requires basic knowledge in several areas: the PC operating system, software applications (Microsoft Office), file management, and storage options for photos and documents. In this class, you will learn about the Windows operating system and its tools, and how to manage software, files, and folders. We will explore basic word processing using MS Word 2016 and learn about spreadsheets with Excel 2016.
with Patricia LaVallee
Based on Jon Underwood’s original concept, Death Café is an open, comfortable forum to share expectations, goals, fears, insights, etc. about our final life event. Although talking about death does not cause the condition, not talking about death does not prevent the event. Nicola Appleton, an advocate and blogger, believes the objective of the death café is to “help people make the most of their finite lives and regain the control over arguably the most significant aspect of being alive”. Come, join us in a lively conversation about one thing we all have in common. In memory and appreciation of Jon Underwood, there will be cake.
Exploring Self Through Fiction Writing
with Mariah Klapatch
This course will use short fiction writing as a means of self-exploration. Participants are invited to bring something they are working on (but it isn’t necessary) but there will also be prompts and exercises with the opportunity to share and receive feedback. Each week will have an opening exercise to create in a safe environment and to explore the opportunities to know oneself more deeply through fiction writing. While ‘writers’ are welcome, this course is open to everyone!
Food Preservation - Canning
with Vina Lindley
This class focuses on basic water bath canning. Each participant will learn the most up-to-date info on this classic method for handling garden surplus, and will take home a folder of materials and a jar of whatever we can. Fruits/vegetables will be supplied by the instructor. This is a presentation from the Maine Cooperative Extension Service.
Food Preservation - Freezing
with Vina Lindley
This class focuses on handling foods for the freezer. Each participant will learn the most up-to-date info on the safe methods for preparing garden surplus for the freezer, and will take home a folder of materials and prepared product. Fruits/vegetables will be supplied by the instructor. This is a presentation from the Maine Cooperative Extension Service.
with Anna Mason
A current hospice nurse shares the layers of care and expectation surrounding hospice. Q&A is welcome, and you’ll discover the philosophy of hospice care, and what exactly it is? Why do we want it? When is it appropriate to start the hospice discussion, what services are provided, how do you choose home vs in-patient care? Are you ready to have the hospice conversation? What do you want at the end of life?
How to Talk to Your Dragons
with Patricia LaVallee
Do you want to know what pulls you to act or react? This is an introduction to understanding those inner voices that you listen to but never knew why. Appreciate the power in the “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” of everyday life…and how to recognize when they are helpful and when they are not.