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Driver Education - F16


with Greg Bragdon

Oct 11, 2016 at 3 pm, runs for 2 weeks

A driver’s education course teaches prospective drivers about road rules, regulations, and road awareness. If you’re a new teen driver, the Maine Department of the Secretary of State (SOS) Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) requires you successfully complete a Driver’s Ed course as part of the graduated driver license (GDL) program.

Your Driver’s Ed course will cover topics including:

• Maine road signs and traffic laws.

• How to be a safe and responsible driver, including safety for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

• The effects of alcohol and drugs on your driving ability and the consequences of drug/alcohol violations.

• Safe driving techniques.

• Positive driving attitudes and behaviors.

NOTES: Birth Certificate, Social Security Number, and parent signature on application must be provided. Parent should plan to attend part of first session.

Maximum Enrollment: 14 students Students must be at least 15 years old by the first class meeting.

Deadline to Register: October 5, 2016 Discounts Available:


$25 off for student of active military member.

$25 off per student if more than one student per household enrolled.


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Introduction to Computers - F16


with C. Doug Giles

Sep 15, 2016 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

You'll discover the basics of computer hardware and software in this introductory computer class. Learn how to navigate the computer using the mouse and keyboard, create (Microsoft Word and Notepad) and locate files, and use the Internet (including safety, browser choices, and email).


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Introduction to iPads - F16


with Nadene Mathes

Nov 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Come learn how to use your iPad in this comfortably paced class for beginners. Learn how to get set up, find and download apps, use Photos, iBooks, and more. Bring your own iPad in good working condition. If you don’t have one, there are a few available for use in class.


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Introduction to Numerology - F16


with Linda Hargesheimer

Sep 28, 2016 at 6 pm

Numerology is an ancient theory about the use of numbers to reveal the recurring patterns in your life. Explore a deeper understanding of yourself and others by using your birth date and full given name. Calculate your Life Lesson number, when your Major Life Change will occur, how other people see you, who you are, what you are supposed to do in this life, and which issues to focus on. Discover how numerology influences your personality, potential career options, life influences, and your compatibility with others and possible life partners. An informational CD is included in the fee. The book 'Numerology and the Divine Triangle' by Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker is recommended.



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Maine Driving Dynamics - F16


with Anita Altmaier

Nov 1, 2016 at 6 pm

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes. A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.

Seniors 65+ = $10 

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Managing Your Final Affair: Funeral Choices - F16


with Chuck Lakin

Oct 4, 2016 at 6 pm

Do you know about “alkaline hydrolysis”? What are the rules about scattering ashes? Can you be buried on your own land? Which is greener, burial or cremation? Sign up for this class and we’ll answer ALL your questions and introduce you to options you didn’t know you had. Do your survivors a favor and sign up for this class. Take a look at to see what you’ll learn.


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Weathering Shame - F16


with Kevin Mannix

Sep 19, 2016 at 6 pm

Please join Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota, husband and wife, as they share their inspirational story of personal healing. Each had experienced childhood trauma, specifically growing up with difficult family issues and illnesses. As adults, they had both came to recognize that those individual experiences from their childhood and adult lives brought them to living with shame and stigma and had influenced their own behaviors and choices. The type of shame that is deeply internalized, that can cause long-term unhappiness, discomfort, confusion, and even emotional paralysis. In recognizing and coming to terms with past traumas, they had gained a greater understanding of their lives and developed a deeper sense of self. In 2013, an opportunity came up at Kevin's work and he mentioned developing a piece on the subject of shame and stigma. After much collaboration, "Kevin's Story" was born and aired on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 in September of 2013. The series was well-produced by WCSH and the public response was overwhelming and positive. People in the community kept asking for more on the subject. As a result, Kevin and Linda collaborated in sharing their stories in the book "Weathering Shame". Their goal is two-fold: to encourage others to embark on their own journey of self-discovery and to encourage society to become more compassionate and less stigmatizing. The book, Weathering Shame, is included in your fee and after the presentation, Kevin and Linda will be available for book signing.

About the authors…

Kevin Mannix is best known as one of Maine's most popular television weathermen. Serving the broadcasting world for over forty years, Mannix was part of the WCSH 6 Portland and WLBZ 2 Bangor weather teams from 1989 to 2014, where he forecast the weather for Maine and New Hampshire on the NEWS CENTER Morning Report. Prior to joining WCSH, Mr. Mannix was a weather forecaster in Presque Isle, Maine and Phoenix, Arizona. He was also a radio personality and television news anchor in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Northeast Broadcasting School in Boston with a certificate in Broadcasting. Kevin and WCSH received the 2014 Maine Association of Broadcasters for the Commitment to Community Award for "Kevin's Story" - the series that led to he and Linda co-authoring Weathering Shame.

Linda Rota, LSW, has been a social worker for more than 30 years. She is a 1982 magna cum laude graduate from the University of Southern Maine where she earned a B.A. in both social welfare and criminal justice. After college she served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Ms. Rota's social work has been concentrated in the areas of child protection and community support services. She helped develop and implement three community integration programs and worked on several grants dealing with child abuse prevention, substance abuse and mental health issues. Her work currently is focused on contract level child protection casework. Linda was the Children's Advocacy Council's Child Prevention Award Honoree in 2008 and was a contributing author in several national publications.

Registration is free and the first 10 registrants will receive a free copy of Kevin's and Linda's book, Weathering Shame.

Copies of Weathering Shame will be available for purchase for $21.

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