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Scarborough Adult Learning Center



Personal Enrichment

MS Office: Computer Knowledge for College or Business

$99

with To Be Announced

Calendar Mar 12, 2018 at 6 pm

In today’s business world you must have the skills to successfully run OFFICE programs. 

If you are a college student you must also have these skills in order to complete your degree requirements. Please join us in a non-threatening environment to master these essential computer skills

3/12/18 to 4/30/18 • 6-8 p.m. • $99.00

Organize Those Photos

$35

with Kathy Baillargeon

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Photos capture our life history, they’re our link to past generations, fun times and major life events. They bring joy as we reminisce about special times we shared with loved ones, trips we took, adventures we had. Too often, photos we treasure are piled in boxes in a closet, attic or basement. They’re disorganized and the thought of going through them leaves us feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Learn strategies to sort, organize and store photos for easy access; display what is most special; and protect your photos for generations to come. Promising not to view or pre-sort photos, randomly grab 100 photos from your pile; bring them the first night along with something to write on. Enjoy this interactive class, practice strategies you’ll need, and get a wonderful jumpstart on getting the job done! 

Kathy is a Professional Home Organizer, owner of Room by Room Organizing. She has a degree in community health education and worked in wellness and prevention. She worked in hospice where she gained a greater appreciation for just how precious life is, and enjoys helping people organize and declutter to make way for what matters most.

                     

Two Wednesdays, 03/07 and 03/14/2018

6:00 to 8:00 pm, $35

Instructor: Kathy Baillargeon

Organize Your Move!
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Organize Your Move!

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with Kathy Baillargeon

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

New! Moving can be stressful especially when you’ve accumulated years of stuff. It can be tempting to just pack it all up and take it with you. You may even have boxes in the basement, attic or garage from you last move. Begin by learning tips to clear away the clutter fast, so your home can look great for showings and you can save on moving costs. From there, learn all the steps involved in creating the most organized move whether you’re using a mover, moving yourself, or a little of both. We’ll cover it all from packing the first box to unpacking the last. Don’t let another year of feeling overwhelmed keep you from getting your fresh new start.

Kathy is a Professional Home Organizer, owner of Room by Room Organizing, and has moved many times in her life. She has a degree in community health education and worked in wellness and prevention. She worked in hospice where she gained a greater appreciation for just how precious life is, and enjoys helping people declutter to make way for what matters most.

Thursday, 04/05/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $20

Instructor: Kathy Baillargeon

Personal Safety for Regular Folks: Just for Women

$25

with Sergeants Paul Fenton and Ben Macisso

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

A popular class! You don’t have to work out at a gym, or have much physical strength, to protect yourself. But everyone should have an overall personal safety strategy in place, before they need it. Learn personal safety tips and techniques to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. Topics include personal, home, college, parking lot, auto, travel, and workplace safety. Learn tips on listening to your sixth sense, how to make yourself an unappealing target for suspects, and simple moves to help you get away if attacked. Perfect for senior citizens, moms, high schoolers, and those about to attend college. Half classroom, and half demonstration, physical participation is fully optional. Sergeant Fenton serves with the Cape Elizabeth police department, is a certified self-defense instructor with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, was a detective for 15 years, and serves on the SWAT team. Sergeant Macisso also serves on the SWAT team and is a defensive tactics instructor at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Offered as a community service.

 

Thursday, 04/05/2018, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

$25, partial proceeds toward purchase of equipment for community safety classes

Instructors: Sergeants Paul Fenton and

Ben Macisso

Quickbooks

$79

with To Be Announced

Calendar Mar 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

New to QuickBooks? This accounting software can be used in your home business or other office enviirnment. Participants will learn to set up an accounting system, accounts receivables and payables, entry adjustments and how to generate a financial statement. Prerequisite: Basic computer and accounting knowledge.

6 Weeks, $79

Six Mondays, 3/19 to 4/30,  no class 04/16 school vaction, 6:30-8:30 pm

Reviving Civility: Building Bridges with Civil Dialogue

$5

with Portland Area League of Women Voters

Calendar Mar 14, 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, 03/14/2018, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 

$5 adult ed admin fee

Plus $10 for handouts payable at class

Instructor: tbd by Portland LWV

Social Media for Seniors: Facebook

$20

with Jen Adams

Calendar Apr 3, 2018 at 4 pm, runs for 2 weeks

New! A great way to stay connected with friends and family, Facebook is the largest social media site with almost 2 billion active users. Come learn how to make an account, post to your wall and follow your friends and family. 

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, 04/03 and 04/10/2018

4:00 to 5:30 pm, $20

Instructor: Jen Adams

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





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