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Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Personal Enrichment

AHA CPR, First Aid, AED: Adults, Children, Infant


with Kathy Meserve

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 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.

Thursday, 11/02/2017, 5:00 to 9:00 pm

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

Instructor: Kathy Meserve

Course will run

Basics of Selling on Ebay


with Leisa DuPuy

Calendar Dec 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Get rid of that stuff! You have lots of stuff, you don’t want the hassles of a yard sale, plus you know you can get more for it online with a much broader customer audience. Where to begin? Join this class if you have a basement or attic full of treasures to sell, you want to start a new hobby, or want to learn to become a serious seller. Cover setting up eBay accounts, payments, listings, feedback, all you need to get started. 

Two Mondays, 12/04 and 12/11/2017, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Scarborough High School's library lab

Beginner Rug Hooking: Maine Balsam Pine Cone Pillow
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Beginner Rug Hooking: Maine Balsam Pine Cone Pillow


with Beth Miller

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 , runs for 2 weeks

New! Beginners new to the craft will learn basic techniques, while completing a scented 6” x 8” balsam-design pillow with fresh balsam pine insert. Patterns will be hand drawn, ready to hook on high quality primitive linen with serged edges. Learn: a short history of hooking; how to select materials; and prepare wool strips on the cutter; finishing techniques for your piece, including serging, steaming, and binding; and if time, how to draw a pattern on the grain. Student will purchase materials at class, and be allowed to borrow a rug hooking frame for the duration of the class. Bring small embroidery scissors and small container or bag to hold “snips” trimmed while hooking. Beth owns Parris House Wool Works in Paris, ME. She teaches workshops there, at Sabbath Day Lake Shaker Village, Portfiber in Portland, Squam Art Workshops in NH, the Stitchery in RI, and more. Her company was chosen as a wildcard finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards and she makes an exclusive line of hooked pillows for Beekman 1802 in NY.  

Two Wednesdays, 10/25 and 11/08/2017, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

$60, plus required $50 material fee payable to instructor at first class

Instructor: Beth Miller

Beyond Beginner Guitar


with Ian Weidner

Calendar Nov 8, 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 six years; excellent student evals here at the Scarborough Adult Learning Center keep students coming back for more!

Five Wednesdays, 11/08 to 12/13/2017, 

no class 11/22, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, $64

Instructor: Ian Weidner

Exploring Frontiers of Energy Healing: What is Sound Healing?
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Exploring Frontiers of Energy Healing: What is Sound Healing?


with Deborah Knighton Tallarico, MA, LCPC

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Do this for you! Sound has been used in cultures for thousands of years as a tool to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Whether using tuning forks, rhythmic drumming, crystal bowls, mediation bells, chanting, or one’s own voice mantras – sounds can relax and restore. Learn about the history of sound healing and its wide range of therapeutic benefits. Receive a brief introduction to the chakra system and simple ways you can use sound to restore balance and create relaxation in your everyday life. Then settle in, relax and be taken away with the soothing and healing sounds of crystal singing bowls. Bring: a pillow and reclining beach or camp chair for added comfort. Deborah is a spiritual psychotherapist, past-life regression therapist, a crystal and sound healer with a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology; she is co-director at the Spiritual Renaissance Center.

Tuesdays, 10/24/2017, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, $35

Instructor Deborah Knighton Tallarico

Maine Driving Dynamics: Session II


with Lance Lemieux

Calendar Dec 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

($25 for 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. Choose one of two sessions.

Make Your Own Herbal Lotions


with Katie Munn

Calendar Nov 30, 2017 , runs for 1 week

Maine’s dry winter months can really take a toll on the health of your skin. Make a healing lotion to soothe dry skin, to give as a holiday present, or just pamper yourself! We’ll discuss the healing power of common herbs for the skin - such as lavender, rose and calendula. Make a lotion for the face and body, that you can take home. 

Katie Munn is a clinical herbalist who owns Anchor & Rose Apothecary, offering herbal products, a csh shared (like a csa but for herbs), as well as consultations for herbal health.

Monday, 11/30/2017, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

$30, plus required $15 material fee payable to instructor at class

Instructor:  Katie Munn

Mindful Abstract Painting: Beginners & Up


with Christopher Reed

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This workshop will expose you to variety of mediums, including tempera, graphite, and charcoal. Exercises will emphasize various mark making and painting effects in an abstract way while providing an understanding of the basic principles of line, form, value and composition. Open to beginners as well as those seeking to build on previous skills. Supply list provided once class determined to run.

Instructor Christopher Reed graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist’s unique, mindful expression of feelings and interpretation.

Six Thursdays, 11/02 to 12/14/2017

no class 11/23, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

$99, plus approx. $60 - 80 in supplies

provided by student


Course will run

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