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Certified Residential Medication Aide - CRMA

$400
Calendar Mar 3, 2020

This 40 hour certification course uses standardized curriculum designed for unlicensed workers who wish to pass medications in certain assisted housing programs. Course covers State of Maine regulations, residential facility policies and basic anatomy & physiology of the human body. Participants discuss and learn about common medications and their side effects. Participants will learn safe medication administration procedures, vital signs, transcribing physicians’ orders and how to document on  Medication Administration Records.  

$400 including 3 supervised medication passes.

Location: Scarborough High

Days: Tu/Th/Sat

Tu/Th 4-8:30 PM 

Saturdays 9:00am-3:00pm

March, 3, 5,  7, 10, 12, 14,. 17, 19 and 21

Call for applications 730-5045 - We must have 8 students to run this class   

 

Maine Driving Dynamics: March Session

$40

with Bureau of Highway Safety

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm

This is a two-evening course taught by instructors of the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. PowerPoint presentations will facilitate discussion on new traffic laws, rules of the road, collision avoidance, driver habits and attitudes, and the elements that challenge Maine drivers. Drivers who complete the course may be eligible for a 3-point credit on their driving record and possible discount from their insurance carrier.

Tues and Thurs, 3/3 and 3/5/2020

5:30 to 8:00 pm, $40/person

Senior discount for 65+: $25/person, please call 730-5040 to register

Instructor: Assigned by Bureau of Highway Safety

Make a Knotweed Flute

$32

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Creatively repurpose invasives! Japanese knotweed is an abundant and frustrating invasive. If you’re seeking non-chemical responses, explore creative, out-of-the-box ways to put this plant to use: its young shoots are edible, its roots may be used to fight Lyme disease, and its stalks, resembling bamboo, can be fashioned into a functional musical instrument. Cover identification, best gathering practices, materials storage and processing; use knives, wood-burners, rubber bands and string to make 1-2 types of flutes. All materials included. Zack is Director and an instructor for Rewild Maine, an educational nonprofit promoting nature connection by teaching small-scale, place-based living skills; partial proceeds benefit Rewild Maine.

Wed, 3/4/2020, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $32

Instructor: Zack Rouda

Spanish for Beginners and Travelers

$64

with Mariah Peric

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Perhaps your children are learning a language in school, you’re meeting your son’s fiancé from Madrid, or ordering at a Peruvian restaurant. Learn to understand others and express yourself from day one: Role-play intros and greetings, ask directions, request travel assistance, barter at the market and practice typical dialogues and circumstances you might encounter. Gain travel insights about customs, etiquette and culture. Mariah attended Scarborough Schools and Colby College, with time in Costa Rica and Buenos Aires. She’s used her Spanish volunteering at an orphanage, tutoring, substitute teaching, working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and at a medical clinic after becoming a registered nurse. She teaches adult ELL here at Scarborough Adult Learning Center.

Five Tues, 3/10 to 4/7/2020, 6:00 to 7:15 pm, $64

Instructor: Mariah Peric, B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies

Backyard Chickens

$25

with Raychell Libby

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Fresh eggs, tick protection, garden compost, educational interaction for your kids, entertainment, and more! Chickens are relatively low maintenance, require care that even kids can provide, and offer tangible rewards on many levels. Learn what it takes to raise happy hens in suburban spaces, including: benefits and drawbacks, raising baby chicks, best breeds and personalities for your family, hen house and yard set up, moveable “chicken tractors”, nutrition, health, garden and yard interactions, winter care, cycle of life, and additional supports and resources. Meet one of Raychell’s chickens in person! Bring your questions, get straight answers, leave with a sense of what’s actually involved in raising a few hens of your own. Two lucky participants will take home a dozen fresh eggs! Raychell is a horticulturist, landscaper, and primary owner of Fervor Farm in Hollis; they provide locally-bred and processed heritage meats, eggs and other farm products, and also host a variety of homesteading and farming classes for the public.

Wed, 3/11/2020 • 6:00 to 8:00 pm $25 • Instructor: Raychell Libby

SAT Prep: Get Me Ready Math ONLY

$150

with Instructor Hayward

Calendar Mar 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

For students who need a brush up and test taking strategies to attain optimal success on their SAT Math test. Students will review solving and interpreting linear equations, systems and quadratics. We’ll also talk about how to recognize and work with exponential function, function notation and composite functions. Test taking tips and calculator strategies also addressed. Instructor Hayward has taught SAT prep classes since 1998, teaches high school math through AP Calculus currently at Scarborough High. He earned his Mathematics degree from UMe and Master’s degree in Secondary Teaching of Mathematics from UNH.

Four Mon, 3/16 to 4/6/2020, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Room A104

Cost: $150 for this one course alone, or choose BOTH a math and the read/writing course for a discount!

Cost includes all materials and Special Math Bonus Lab: Mon, 4/13, 6-8pm, for students of both math classes. Students can work independently, work together, and/or get extra help from Mr. Hayward.  An extra practice exam will be given as an option. Come for any part or all of the time.

SAT Prep: Accelerated Math ONLY

$150

with Instructor Hayward

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

For advanced math students who are looking to score 600+.  This course will be accelerated, hitting on all topics covered in Get Me Ready Math. Lessons will also include advanced concepts such as the unit circle, trig properties, conditional probability and elementary conics (circles and parabolas). Instructor Hayward has taught SAT prep classes since 1998, teaches high school math through AP Calculus currently at Scarborough High. He earned his Mathematics degree from UMe and Master’s degree in Secondary Teaching of Mathematics from UNH.

Four Tues, 3/17 to 4/7/2020, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Room A104

Cost: $150 for this one course alone, or choose BOTH a math and the read/writing course for a discount!

Cost includes all materials and Special Math Bonus Lab: Mon, 4/13, 6-8pm, for students of both math classes. Students can work independently, work together, and/or get extra help from Mr. Hayward.  An extra practice exam will be given as an option. Come for any part or all of the time.

 

Longer-term Emergency  Preparedness: Are You Ready?
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Longer-term Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?

Free
Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you, your family, and pets prepared for a long-term power outage, the impacts of a severe snow or ice storm, major hurricane, flooding, or other extended emergency?

One or two days without electricity and heat may be manageable, but what about extended periods and/or if you need to evacuate to a shelter? Learn greater self-sufficiency for the days after an extended and/or area-wide emergency. Topics include: assembling an emergency preparedness kit; creating a family emergency and communication plan; overviewing issues related to food, water, lighting, heat, health and hygiene; prevention and mitigation strategies you can do at home to protect household members, valuables and important documents; and info on community resources and shelters. Class located in a designated shelter space to facilitate questions about how to prepare your family and pets for a shelter stay, should that become necessary. Presented as a collaboration of the Scarborough Fire Department, Scarborough Public Library, and Scarborough Adult Learning Center.

Tues, 3/17/2020, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Scarborough High School cafeteria 

FREE, no registration required

Facilitators: Scarborough Fire Chief and EMA Director Michael Thurlow,  

and Nancy Crowell, Director of Scarborough Public Library





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