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RSU 24 Adult Education

Our Classes

Adult Fitness - Winter


with Karen Dove

Calendar Jan 3, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 24 weeks

Here's everything to get YOU ready for your next phase of personal growth. Step aerobics using 4 or 6 inch steps or "step mats" (keeps you at ground level)...low impact to set your own intensity. Strength training with weights: meet your own needs for bone density and isolated muscle work to maintain a stronger you. Some weights available at class along with steps, step mats and floor mats.


Beekeeping for Beginners - Spring


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby or to help pollinate their crops. It covers what is needed, where to locate bees hives, where to buy them, what it costs and how to care for bees so they survive the winter. Many join the class because they are aware of the huge importance and decline of honeybees and other pollinators and just want to help. Learn about the fascinating hobby of beekeeping, pollinate your garden and grow your own honey!

Peter Cowin (aka The Bee Whisperer) is President of the Penobscot County Beekeepers Association and is part of the Maine State beekeepers Association Swarm Team with a specialization in the removal and safe relocation of honeybee colonies which have become established in the walls of people’s homes and out buildings. Keeping honeybees on and off since the age of 11, he has grown his hobby into a cottage business known as “Hampden Honey.”


Bread Making at Home


with Roberta Scott

Calendar Oct 27, 2018 at 9:30 am

Learn how to make bread dough, knead, shape and bake traditional loaves of bread and rolls the old fashioned hand and by touch. Roberta Scott has been making her own bread for decades and local potluck attendees recognize and devour her homemade rolls! Students will leave with enough dough for 3 loaves of bread or rolls to bake at home. Please bring loaf pans and/or baking pans.


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Certified Nursing Assistant Medication Course (CNA-M)
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Certified Nursing Assistant Medication Course (CNA-M)


with Brenda Duggan

Calendar Jan 1, 2019 at 8:30 am, runs for 16 weeks

Please note that this class will be scheduled once we receive six students' complete applications. The date of January 1, 2019 is a placeholder and should be treated as such.

This course requires 120 hours of training, labs and clinicals. Prerequisites: active and in good standing on the Maine State CNA Registry with no disqualifying annotations; have completed at least the equivalent of one year (2,080 hours) of full-time employment as a CNA prior to taking the course; and achieve a 10th grade level on a reading comprehension assessment.

Please call 422-4794 or email with your inquiries. Print out the application here.

Students may be eligible for funding assistance through Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC). Please contact Loretta Alley at EMDC for more information at 610-1521 or . Also scholarships through RSU 24 Adult Education are available. Please contact us.

Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)
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Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)


with Elizabeth O'Toole

Calendar Jan 8, 2019 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

This state certification course prepares students to administer medications in state-certified residential facilities in Maine. Learn all about medications and their side effects and how to document procedures performed. Upon successful completion of this course participants will obtain a certificate from the State of Maine and be certified to provide medication administration in the residential setting. Re-certification is required every 2 years. This is an in-demand job and highly recommended for CNAs who work in Assisted Living facilities and/or the PSS. We expect this class to fill up quickly, so please let us know as soon as possible of your interest by calling the office at 422-4794 or e-mailing Jean Girmscheid at

Requirements: completed application and reading assessment.

Students may be eligible for funding assistance through Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC). Please contact Loretta Alley at EMDC for more information at 610-1521 or Also, scholarships through RSU 24 Adult Education are available. Please contact us.

Cooking with Sea Vegetables


with Kara Ibarguen

Calendar Oct 24, 2018 at 5 pm

Discover the savory flavors of the sea and how easy it is to boost the nutrition and deliciousness of your everyday cooking. We will try both traditional and adventurous uses of sea vegetables in classic favorites like Seaweed Salad and Smoked Dulse Chowder. Bring your appetite and favorite to-go containers!


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Drumming & Percussion


with Kevin Campbell

Calendar Oct 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Master drummer/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Campbell will teach traditional West African and South American rhythms on a wide variety of drums and percussion instruments, ie. djembe, dunun, gourd shakers and balafon. In addition, we will combine specific hand drumming techniques with accompanying songs and percussion complements. All instruments provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own. All levels of experience and non-experience are welcome.


Ear Acupressure Point: An Introduction


with Jean Guyette

Calendar Nov 13, 2018 at 6 pm

Locating this area of the ear, the Shen Men acupressure point, can result in a feeling of relief and a lessening of tension and anxiety. It may also help relieve physical symptoms, such as headaches and sleep problems. Ear acupressure is one tool you can keep in your self care tool bag. Ear acupressure (also called "auricular therapy" or simply "ear treatments") is virtually free and can help you stay healthy. Jean volunteers her time for the non-profit organization, The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association,


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