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American Heart Association CPR, First Aid and AED: For Adults, Children and Infants


with Kathy Meserve

Apr 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Plus $15 required textbook fee payable to instructor at class

This Heartsaver two evening course covers CPR and AED training for adults, infants and children as well as basic first aid including medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies. Ideal for personal trainers, gym employees, baby sitters, day care workers, scout leaders, restaurant employees or anyone who needs certification. Minimum age 14 years. Students pay for and take home instructional textbook. Certification valid for 2 years. Kathy is the American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator for Maine Medical Center and is a certified AHA instructor.

Tuesday, 04/04, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (changed to one-night format)

$50, plus $15 required textbook fee payable to instructor at first class

Instructor: Kathy Meserve

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American Mah Jongg Beginners: Ready for More!


with Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW

Jun 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

If you’re a beginner with some basic experience playing Mah Jongg, or you’ve taken Sharon’s introductory Mah Jongg class listed above, then you’re ready to take this class. Continue to receive hand-on guidance and learn game play which focuses on strategy. This class will advance your knowledge of the game, help you understand defensive and offensive strategies, and strengthen your ability to pick hands, as we continue to build our local Mah Jongg community. Bring your own official 2017 American Mah Jongg card; tiles provided. See instructor bio above.

Four Thursdays, 06/01 to 06/22/2017

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $26

Instructor: Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW 

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Basic Computers for Seniors and Beginners


with Becky Test

Mar 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

You can do this! Take the fear out of learning new technologies. If you have very basic or no experience with computers and want to learn more, then take this class. Discover how to create and edit Microsoft Word documents, manage folders, use and save pictures from email. In a relaxed atmosphere we take you step by step until you have the skills to navigate the internet, use Favorites, save a file and create a folder. Explore fun topics in health, pets, recipes, travel, shopping, and sports schedules, and enjoy keeping better connected to family and friends. Each student will have hands on instruction and opportunities during class time to practice the skills learned during demonstrations. Laptops provided or bring your own. 


Four Thursdays, 03/23 to 04/13/2017

4:30 to 6:30 pm, $69

Instructor: Becky Test

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Beginner Guitar


with Ian Weidner

Feb 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

A popular class! Absolute beginners and those with a little experience will learn the chords, skills, and techniques that are a strong foundation for starting your guitar playing journey. Learn to strum simple tunes and how to make the most of your practice time. Open to adults and high school students 16 years or older. Acoustic guitar and picks required. Electronic tuner and capo highly recommended. 

Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over five years.

Five Wednesdays, 2/8 to 3/15/2017

no class 2/22, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, $64

Instructor: Ian Weidner

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Beginner Healthy Lawn Care Made Simple


with Kat Munson

Mar 30, 2017 at 6 pm

What defines the “perfect Maine lawn”? One that’s safe for Maine kids, pets, wildlife and environment. Join the healthy lawn care movement. Learn ways to minimize or eliminate synthetic fertilizers, weed and bug killers; save money, time and effort; yet have a lush, beautiful lawn that’s “bare-foot safe” for kids and pets. Overview strategies to address fertilization, weed and thatch control, renovation of poor lawns, transitions to organic care and more. Whether you maintain your lawn or contract with professionals, round up neighbors and join. Teachings compatible with Town of Scarborough’s organic pest management (OPM) policy for school and town properties, as well as South Portland’s new ordinance. Kat implements community education and outreach programs for Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District, holds a degree in environmental education and communications from Green Mountain College, and offers this as a free community service.

Thursday, 03/30/2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

$5 adult ed processing fee

Instructor: Kat Munson

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Beyond Beginner Guitar


with Ian Weidner

Mar 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Further develop your guitar playing skills and improve your understanding of the guitar fret board. We’ll also play blues progressions and rhythms, touch on simple music theory, and begin to improvise and express your unique creativity. Acoustic guitar, capo, and pick required. An electronic tuner is highly recommended. Open to adults and high school students 16 years or older. Ian has played guitar for over 25 years and has taught group and private lessons for over five years.

Five Wednesdays, 3/22 to 4/26/2017

no class 4/19, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, $64

Instructor: Ian Weidner

Bin to Bale: The surprising journey of your trash and recycling

Apr 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

New! Where do your trash and recyclables go, once you’ve set them out to curb? Watch this fascinating virtual tour of ecomaine’s recycling, and trash-to-energy plants. You’ll be surprised at the journey your soup can, yogurt container and paper products take: Tide containers shipped to China, that become your polar fleece jacket; recyclables sorted on a conveyor belt using laser beam technology; non-recyclable waste incinerated and turned into electricity; plus how all this helps take a bite out of climate change. Learn convenient ways to sort waste, make a positive impact on the environment, and lower trash outputs and costs. Bring your questions: Do I rinse out cans and bottles first? What about pizza boxes and liners covered in cheese? What if a bag’s marked recyclable, but there’s no triangle? Can I recycle Styrofoam? ecomaine is your community-owned nonprofit waste management company, providing comprehensive long-term solid waste solutions in a safe, environmentally-responsible, economically-sound manner; they’re leaders in raising public awareness of sustainable waste management strategies and offer this as a free community service.

 Wednesday, 04/12/2017, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

$5 adult ed administrative fee

Instructor: Katrina Venhuizen, ecomaine Environmental Educator

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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Medical Office Specialist


with Academy of Medical Professions

This course will teach you the practical real world skills essential for success in the healthcare field. This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant. You will learn MedTrak electronic records system used in many medical offices. In addition, upon completion of all our courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Electronic Health Record exam through the National Healthcare Association. $3000

Get NATIONALLY CERTIFIED in portable, high-demand jobs in as little as 16-20 weeks through the Academy of Medical Professions.

Contact them directly for more information and to register for classes:, 866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714. 

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