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RSU 24 Adult Education

Our Classes

Health Coaching: What Is it?


with Kimberly Haley

Calendar Oct 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the emerging field of counseling and learn how having a Certified Health Coach as part of your healthcare team can bring about dramatic change in your daily life. Health Coaches guide you through self-healing by creating a space where you can focus on what YOU are feeling and what YOUR body is telling you. There are no strict diets, no specific foods to eat, and no one is telling you how to live each day. Through careful exploration of your own stressors, sleep, finances, relationship(s), spirituality and everything that impacts your life daily, you can learn how these impact what foods you put on your plate. This 6-week course will be a broad overview of some of the topics that would be covered in a Health Coaching session. Bring your thoughts, ideas, questions and enthusiasm for new recipes as each class will showcase a specific topic and then have time for round-table discussions and recipes for healthier eating!

Homebuyer Education Workshop


with James Macomber

Calendar Oct 19, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This 8-hour course is valuable to anyone considering a home purchase and is required for many down payment assistance and other lending programs for first-time homebuyers. The course will help you make good choices about becoming a homeowner and selecting a home that meets your needs and matches your financial resources. Receive step-by-step instruction from application to closing, as well as determining how much home you can afford; budgeting for homeownership expenses; how credit affects home buying; resources for down payment assistance; mortgage financing options; real estate contracts and home inspections. Maine hoMEworks offers this course through its HUD-approved, housing counselor MaineStream Finance.

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Hooked Holiday Ornaments


with Judith Hotchkiss

Calendar Nov 16, 2019 at 9 am

Hook or punch two holiday or winter themed ornament designs from the instructor's patterns or create your own. Ornaments may be traditionally hooked, or punched with either yarn or wool strips and will be finished with simple embroidery stitches. Class fee includes all supplies for two ornaments, just bring your own scissors.

Indoor/Outdoor Fitness Walking


with Kathy Nyborg

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5 pm, runs for 17 weeks

Want to stay active? Get into a walking routine! Join Kathy Nyborg and Jean Guyette at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center for an hour of indoor/outdoor walking depending on the weather. You can saunter, power walk or speed walk. Whatever your pace you can do it safely. Just drop in.

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Infant Massage


with Karen Dove

Calendar Oct 5, 2019 at 10 am

Parents/caregivers will learn massage techniques to enhance their baby’s development and promote well-being. For babies, research shows measurable improvements in weight gain, decreased fussiness, improved sleep patterns, decreased anxiety and improved motor behavior/muscle tone. The benefits for parents/caregivers include improved relaxation, reduced stress, increased confidence by enhancing baby’s health and development, quality bonding time, and increased awareness of baby’s physical condition. A calmer, happier baby = a calmer, happier family! Instruction is modeled on a life-sized baby doll and parents will practice on their baby. Class is limited to 3 infants and 6 parents/caregivers.

iPad Basics


with Steven Nickerson

Calendar Oct 25, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Please note the original dates published in our catalog have changed.

Geared toward the novice iPad user, in this class you will learn how to operate and navigate around an iPad and use select apps such as Mail and the camera app, which will allow you to take, edit, and share photos and videos. Along the way, you'll learn some key vocabulary and how to find your way around the iPad. Students will need to bring their own iPads.

Let's Get Fit and Stay Fit (Session 2)


with Donna Abbott

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

This low-impact workout allows you to work at your own pace and level. It is 50-60 minutes of simple moving, with options to add some light weights (or not), use stretch tubing for resistance training and incorporate an abdominal workout and flexibility stretches. Anyone can do this. Class meets two times a week and includes holidays and school vacations. All levels welcome. Please bring a floor mat and 1-5 lb. weights. Drop-ins welcome @ $5/class.

Machining 101
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Machining 101


with Daniel Daigle-Ferden

Calendar Oct 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Geared towards the home hobbyist, this 10-week machining workshop will teach safety, baseline knowledge, and skills for a variety of metal working processes. Class will cover the basics through hands-on experience on milling machines, lathes, and sheet metal equipment. Open to those new to machining or for those with experience who wish to pick up some tricks, get answers to questions or guidance on a project. The course will also cover the basics of part layout and simple machining math. *No class on 11/28/19.

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