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Advanced American Mah Jongg

$26

with Sharon Ash Tancredi, LCSW

Calendar May 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

New! Advance your MJ skills and strategies. This class is for everyone who knows how to play Mah Jongg and wants to play faster and better. Join the company of Mah Jongg enthusiasts and practice playing with other players who want to hone their skills. The instructors will deconstruct the NEW 2018 Mah Jongg card. Bring the new 2018 card to the first class. Card may be purchased from the National Mah Jongg League: www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. 

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!

Four Mondays, 05/07 to 06/04/2018

no class 05/28 holiday

6:30 to 8:00 pm, $26

Instructor: Sharon Ash Tancredi   

Advanced Beginner: Troubleshooting Your Organic Lawn

$10

with Dave Melevski, MBA, AOLCP

Calendar Apr 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

You know the basics, started your organic lawn transition awhile back, maybe attended an intro workshop, and made good headway. But you need help with trouble spots. Weaning your lawn off of synthetic applications, while restoring soil biology and microbial activity, is a process. It requires supporting living soil and ecosystems, shifting to an ecological approach, new strategies, reasonable aesthetic and cultural expectations, and patience. The reward is a beautiful lawn that’s bare foot safe for family, pets and environment, with less cost and work over time. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges of your emerging organic lawn, learn resources and solutions used by NOFA-accredited organic lawn care professionals (AOLCPs), and jumpstart your spring lawn care strategy. 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. Dave owns Go Green Landscaping, a Maine leader in environmentally-responsible property care, offering organic solutions for mosquito and tick control, landscape design and installation, and property maintenance; he offers this as a free community service.

Thursday, 04/26/2018, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

$10 adult ed admin fee

Instructor: Dave Melevski, MBA, AOLCP

Maine Driving Dynamics: Session II

$40

with Lance Lemieux

Calendar May 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

$25 Seniors 65+. 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 on a daily basis. Drivers who complete the course may be eligible for a 3-point credit on their driving record and possible discount from their insurance carrier. 

Session II: Tuesday and Thursday

05/15 and 05/17/2018

 

5:30 to 8:00 pm, $40, $25 seniors 65+  

Instructor: Lance Lemieux or as

assigned by Bureau

Quickbooks

$79

with Shelli Pride

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class covers the fundamental features of QuickBooks software. Students will be shown how to get the program up and running and how to perform basic bookkeeping tasks for a small business operation. Once the fundamental skills are learned, students will learn how to use QuickBooks to its fullest potential. The principles of basic accounting, reporting and other features will be covered. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of computers required.

6 Weeks, $79

Six Wednesdays starting 04/25, 6:30-8:30 pm

Reviving Civility: Building Bridges with Civil Dialogue

$5

with Portland Area League of Women Voters

Calendar May 2, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

78% of Americans think incivility and political dysfunction prevent our nation from moving forward. We know that dialogue based in civility can uplift and energize, build collaboration, trust and understanding, and transform outcomes – in politics, in facilitating meetings, with co-workers, communicating with your teen, or chatting with neighbors. Learn to avoid tendencies to vilify or demonize others with differing viewpoints by adopting skills of active listening, mutual respect and compassion, as well as effective consideration of all sides of an argument. Learn strategies to disagree and critique, while respecting and affirming all persons. Led by trained facilitators from Portland Area League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit public policy educational organization empowering citizens to engage in the democratic process, by seeking positive solutions to issues through education and conflict resolution; LWV offers this as a free community service.

 

Wednesday, 05/02/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 

$5 adult ed admin fee

Plus $10 for handouts payable at class

Instructors: Anne and Barabara from Portland LWV

Social Media for Seniors: Pinterest

$20

with Jen Adams

Calendar May 8, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

New! Is your refrigerator covered with newspaper or magazine clippings? Is your cookbook overflowing with recipe cards? Wondering what your grandchildren want for their birthday? Pinterest allows you to maintain an online bulletin board of ideas that can be shared with others. Come join us to learn more! 

Students will use provided classroom laptops.

 

Jen has worked at Scarborough Public Schools since 2008 and currently serves as technology instructional coach at the high school. She has worked with young children, adolescents and adults and has a Master of Education in Instructional Technology.

Two Tuesdays, 05/08 and 05/15/2018

4:00 to 5:30 pm, $20

Instructor: Jen Adams

Social Media for Seniors: Twitter

$20

with Jen Adams

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

New! You’ve likely read or heard about Twitter through the news, but now you’d like to learn what exactly a “tweet” is and why the symbol you know as a “pound sign” is called a hashtag. Come join us to find out! 

Students will use provided classroom laptops.

Jen has worked at Scarborough Public Schools since 2008 and currently serves as technology instructional coach at the high school. She has worked with young children, adolescents and adults and has a Master of Education in Instructional Technology.

Two Tuesdays, 04/24 and 05/01/2018

4:00 to 5:30 pm, $20

Instructor: Jen Adams





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