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Scarborough Adult Learning Center



Personal Enrichment

Absolute Beginner American Mah Johngg

$39

with Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW

Calendar Sep 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

A popular class! American Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game similar to Gin Rummy. It’s a very social game that’s suitable for people of all ages, popular across the United States, and is attracting a fast-growing community here in southern Maine. In a supportive atmosphere, learn to recognize the tiles, understand how the Mah Jongg card is organized, exchange tiles - better known as the Charleston - and learn how to set up your hand. Use the tiles along with the National Mah Jongg League’s annual card to put together winning hands. Pre-purchase official 2018 American Mah Jongg card from 

www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Must bring your card to the first class. Be willing to learn, have lots of fun, and meet new people. 

Sharon is a social worker who has a private practice in Portland. She’s been enthusiastically playing and teaching Mah Jongg for many years and enjoys spreading its joys!

Six Weds, 09/26 to 10/31/2018

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $39

Instructor: Sharon Ash Tancredi

Aging Gracefully, Naturally: Making those Golden Years Glow!

$15

with Dr. Aline Potvin, ND

Calendar Sep 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Many individuals encounter challenges as they age: joint pain and stiffness, decreased mobility, heart issues, to name a few. Join Dr. Aline Potvin, a naturopathic doctor as she discusses the underlying culprit for many of these progressive signs of aging: chronic inflammation. Together you’ll learn where chronic inflammation comes from, and how it can be reduced and prevented by employing nutrition, lifestyle changes, and movement. Come for the rich discussion, and leave with simple changes you can make to help you feel strong, vital, and energized for years to come!

Dr. Potvin is a naturopathic doctor, teacher, outdoor educator, and herbalism mentor who runs a family practice in Biddeford, working primarily with women who suffer from autoimmune disease, thyroid disease, chronic inflammation and digestive issues.

Thurs, 09/20/2018, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, $15

Instructor: Dr. Aline Potvin, ND

AHA CPR, First Aid and AED: Adults, Children and Infants

$50

with Kathy Meserve

Calendar Oct 15, 2018 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

This Heartsaver one-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.

Mon, 10/15/2018, 5:00 to 9:00 pm

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

Instructor: Kathy Meserve

Basic Culinary Skills 101

$19

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Oct 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

If a trained chef was given a couple of hours to mentor you, and answer your burning culinary questions, what might you ask, what expertise and insights might you gain? Observe, learn, and have fun practicing knife use skills, sharpening, basic prep and cooking techniques. Touch on questions relating to meal preparations, time management, food presentation, and flavor pairing. Learn Chef Larvia’s most recommended kitchen supply essentials. Be prepared to take your entertaining to the next level. Your chef knife will be sharpened in this class. 

We’re pleased to host Chef James Larvia, a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout. Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, container to bring leftovers home.

Wed, 10/10/2018, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

$19, Limit: 10

Basic Sauces 101

$22

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Dec 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Have you heard of the “mother sauces” but never tried to make them? Even if you haven’t, in this class you’ll learn what they are and how to make a few of the trickier ones: Hollandaise, Veloute and Tomato.

 

We’re pleased to host Chef James Larvia, a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout. Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, container to bring leftovers home.

Mon, 12/03/2018, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

$22, Limit: 8

 

Change Your Home, Change Your Life

$20

with Kathy Baillargeon

Calendar Oct 17, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Home should be your ultimate place of refuge, your oasis – the place you count on to recharge, feel creative, healthy, inspired and alive. However, if home leaves you tired, stuck, depressed and stressed, come explore what your home and the items in it, are telling you about where you are, where you’ve been, and where you may be headed. Learn basic decluttering strategies and discover how simple physical changes can be a catalyst for change. Then learn to sense, clear and redirect energies in your home, by exploring sacred practices, and setting an intention for the life you truly want to live. Class will be relaxed, interactive, a time for exploration. Kathy’s been working in home care and hospice for over ten years, ran her own home organizer business, taught adult classes, and is finalizing certification in “space clearing”.

Wed, 10/17/2018, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, $20

Instructor: Kathy Baillargeon

Colorful Autumn Salads

$29

with Chef James Larvia

Calendar Sep 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Fall is one of the most colorful times of year. Celebrate this day after the autumnal equinox by learning to make some fresh new salads that utilize ingredients you might not typically see. Try out sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower dressed up in unique ways. Likely to be allergens such as nuts and dairy in this class.

 

We’re pleased to host Chef James Larvia, a graduate of Johnson & Wales School of Culinary Arts with concentrations in sustainability and wellness. He shares his experiences from cooking at Jedediah Hawkins Inn, NY; The Barn, Block Island, RI; Havana in Bar Harbor; and Emilitsa in Portland. Prices for all classes include: food sampling, any leftovers to take home, handout. Bring to all classes: apron, cutting board, knife, container to bring leftovers home.

Mon, 09/24/2018, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

$29, Limit: 10

Comedy Writing

$62

with Ian Stuart

Calendar Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

New! Does everybody tell you you’re funny? In this course, students will focus on the techniques and science of comedic writing. Taught by a professional comedian, you’ll learn how to write one-liner jokes, how to write comedic stories and how to write monologues. This course is for people interested in stand-up comedy, late-night writing and anyone interested in including comedy in their writing. Ian is a local comedian/promoter, founder of the Portland Maine Comedy Festival, and has taught comedy for four years at venues including One Longfellow Square, Empire and Portland Adult Education.

Six Tues, 09/25 to 10/30/2018

6:00 to 8:00 pm, $62

Instructor: Ian Stuart





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