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with MCST Staff

Calendar Jan 4, 2021 at 9:30 am

What helps expand other people’s horizons, boosts their well-being, or helps them maintain an active mind? What allows YOU to give back to your community and is an enjoyable and enriching experience for both you and them? The answer is...becoming an Adult Education instructor and sharing your knowledge, talent, and enthusiasm. If you are curious and want to learn more, please register for a one-on-one session (in person, or can be via Zoom) with Heidi, our Adult Education Director. There is no obligation to join our team, but we hope to tempt you with the opportunity!

Zoom Basics One-on-One Tutoring


with MCST Staff

Calendar Jan 20, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Join the 21st Century with confidence. Schedule with Shenley Neely, our Adult Education Site Assistant, for an hour-long one-on-one live practice session to learn how to use the Zoom platform. Zoom is the cloud-based video conferencing platform which lets you attend classes virtually and meet with others either by video or audio-only or both. She will help you download the app and explore basic features so you can participate on Zoom with greater confidence. Bring along your laptop (you must know your username/password to access your account, please!), or she can show you the process on one of ours, if preferred. Call the school (596-7752 ext.3) to schedule an appointment.

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Marlinspike Seamanship-Nautical Arts - March


with Gene Reil

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

With tips and guidance from the instructor and two texts for reference (Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garret Smith or Des Pawson's more recent Knot Craft), learn to manipulate various types of rope to create key fobs, bracelets, pouches, floor mats and more. This book was originally written and illustrated 60 years ago, but remains the go-to guide for clear instruction and inspiration in rope craft. The book and a few simple tools and cording will get you deep into the handwork. This class is presented live. See the suggested supply list below.

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What to Cook: Tonight is "A Meal for Changing Season" - online 3.18
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What to Cook: Tonight is "A Meal for Changing Season" - online 3.18


with Shlomit Auciello

Expand your taste buds and cooking skills with this quick curry stew. It warms us up, along with stuffed chapati flatbread, vegetables and dessrt inspired by the what's available. This menu can easily serve 2, with ingredients fitting into a $17 budget. The recipes and shopping list are supplied after you enroll; watch the cooking demo from the comforts of your kitchen!

Tree Care & Pruning - March


with Kevin Bailey

Calendar Mar 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Why pruning? When to prune? Is this winter damage? Learn proper techniques on local plants; see and handle appropriate tools for the job. What's the best time for tree and shrub pruning, what growth conditions should be encouraged and which to correct?  Prune for optimal vistas, yard aesthetics, fruit tree perfomance, and repairing storm damage. Q&A is encouraged in this live class.

The Power of Line - online


with Susan Reidy

Calendar Mar 23, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class, offered via Zoom, is for those who want to draw, and/or improve their drawing skill. Increase your drawing observation, confidence and control. In this class, a study of various drawing and shading techniques will be explored. The techniques then will be applied to basic shapes and forms, followed by a completed still life drawing utilizing techniques covered during class. A short supply list is available when you register.

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Fundamentals of Investing - online - March


with Mike Curtis

Calendar Mar 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about various investing terms such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and how they work as investment options. Understand the basics of risk and return, portfolio diversification, and retirement plans. This is a Thursday evening class available via Zoom only.


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Excel 2019 - Advanced Applications - March


with Teresa Johnson

Calendar Mar 30, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

For the experienced Excel user, this course will cover multiple worksheets, web sharing, pivot tables, advanced formatting, charting, documenting, auditing and spreadsheet challenges. This is a live M.O.S. course, but will present via Zoom, if the school district deems necessary. Call the Adult Ed office at 596-7752 x3 to get details about acquiring Labyrinth's Excel instructional eBook and eLab for this course. If you're enrolling, be sure to complete the following form:

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