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Fantastic Photo Finishes: Organize & Edit Images With Your iPhone/iPad Photos App


with Boomer Tech

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 25, 2021

Most of us take hundreds of photos that languish on our iPhone or iPad, or in the Cloud. Learn how to edit and organize your photos! The Photos app, ready-made slideshows, and use of albums will also be covered. 

Hidden Gems Lurking on Your iPhone & iPad


with Boomer Tech

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 25, 2021
2 additional sessions through Dec 20, 2021

Did you know that your iPhone tracks your movements? The keyboard has hidden keys? You can write and draw on your photographs? Our iPhones & iPads have many timesaving features that allow you to be creative and efficient. These "hidden gems" will show you the advanced features of your iPhone and iPad. 

Yoga Discovery


with Andrea Gleason

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you ever wondered where Yoga came from, or how and why it works? Learn about the ancient origins and history of Yoga, along with a physical exploration of different styles of yoga. Much of the conversation will center around Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, which remaine the foundation for classical yoga as we know it today. Students will receive handouts to take home. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, as we will practice yoga for about half the class. Suitable for all experience levels. Instructor: Andrea Gleason, RYT 500, E-RYT200 & YACEP, and Reiki Master practitioner at Scarborough Yoga

Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind!


with Stepanie Walsh, MNT, CEPC, CPT

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn about what is going on in your gut, and how your food and mood are affecting your gut health. Weight gain, joint pain, allergies, thyroid problems and more can relate directly to the health of your gut. This 4 part series builds your knowledge of the digestive tract and helps you to optimize your gut health. 

Week 1: The Whats of the Guts: anatomy of the digestive tract and the microbiome.

Week 2: Eat Your Greens and Gasoline: discover the hidden toxins in our food supply, and why gut health can protect you from these. 

Week 3: Fatigue, Fogginess, Fear, and Food: gut health is key to brain health! Learn about the gut-brain connection and what food and supplements can support health. 

Week 4: Don't worry, I've Gut This! Learn key lifestyle steps to support your digestive tract, improve your gut health, and live a happier, healthier life!


Back to the Graveyard


with Ron Romano

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

As a follow-up to the "Early Gravestone Symbols & Meanings" course, Cemetery Historian and Author Ron Romano returns with another highly illustrated presentation. We'll discuss the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery as we explore the history of burial spaces, meet some of Maine's gravestone makers from the 1800s (with their preferred designs), discuss the evolution and types of materials used for marking graves. We will also look at some of the interesting epitaphs found on local stones that help tell the story of those memorialized. 

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Personal Support Specialist


with Margaret Gambell

Calendar Next session starts Oct 30, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This 50 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential settings. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting and documentation, how to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are among the topics taught. State certification is awarded upon successful completion of skill components and written exam. This course will be held at Comfort Keepers in Scarborough with an onsite clinical at a local facility. This is a grant funded course provided by Maine Department of Education to Cumberland County Adult Education programs. English Language Learners enrolling should have a CASAS Reading score of at least 5. Please contact our office at 730-5040 for an application. 

Instructor: Margaret Gambell, RN

Dates:  10/30-11/18

Days and Times: Tues/Thurs 4-8 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 3 pm



Barre Bootcamp-Session II


with Jenna Chase

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2021 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks

Zoom This low impact workout produces a big burn! Barre combines elements of strength training, Pilates/Yoga, and dance. Small movements and many repetitions tone muscles that you didn't even know you had! Join instructor Jenna Chase to look and feel your best.Equipment needed for class: a chair or countertop to hold onto, light handweights, versa loop, gliding disks for hardwood/smooth floors (or use socks or facecloths), and bender ball (or equivalent). No class Nov. 23rd.

Pastel Painting


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 2, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

ZOOM Students will learn the basic skills of pastel painting, including the layering and blending of colors along with developing composition and value. Still life and landscape photos will be used as references. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally without judgment or fear. Suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience. A supply list will be provided when the class is determined to run. Instructor: Christopher Reed, BA in Visual Arts, Bowdoin College. 

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