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Prepare to Take Your Driving Test - In Spanish

Free

with Anna Thomas

Calendar Feb 27, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 10 weeks

In this Spanish-language course, we will study for the written test to obtain your driving permit in the state of Maine.

All are welcome.

En este curso estudiaremos para el examen escrito para obtener un permiso de conducir en el estado de Maine. Todos son bienvenidos.

Home Buyers and Home Sellers Seminar

Free

with Pamela Cairnie

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Thinking of buying or selling a home, but you're not sure how to get started? Receive information to help with purchasing and selling homes, including some inspection, mortgage lending, title work, home insurance, appraisal, and more. Bring your questions and walk away with invaluable tips, plus a free guide to buying and selling a home.

Pamela Cairnie is an Associate Broker at Allied Realty, Skowhegan.

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Substitute Teaching 101 - February

Free

with Marisellia Greenlaw

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in exploring the world of substitute teaching? Do you want to make a positive impact on students’ lives while fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment? Designed for aspiring substitute teachers, this course will equip you with the knowledge needed to be a substitute teacher for any school in MSAD 49.

Learn about school policies, the roles you will play as a substitute teacher, classroom management tips, how you get paid, and have the chance to fill out an application at the end of class if you wish.

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Maine's Death with Dignity Act

Free

with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine's compassionate end-of-life care option is the subject of a great deal of confusion and false information. Although Maine's Death with Dignity Act has been in place since September 2019, many patients and medical personnel are still unaware of it. Learn how to talk about it with your doctor, how to comply with the law or how to help a family member who might qualify.

Val Lovelace founded the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization Maine Death with Dignity and serves as its executive director. She spearheaded a grassroots campaign from 2014 to 2019 to pass Maine's aid-in-dying statute, the Maine Death with Dignity Act. She is committed to providing factual information regarding medical aid in dying to patients, their families, healthcare providers, and policy makers.

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Substitute Teaching 101 - March

Free

with Marisellia Greenlaw

Calendar Mar 13, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in exploring the world of substitute teaching? Do you want to make a positive impact on students’ lives while fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment? Designed for aspiring substitute teachers, this course will equip you with the knowledge needed to be a substitute teacher for any school in MSAD 49.

Learn about school policies, the roles you will play as a substitute teacher, classroom management tips, how you get paid, and have the chance to fill out an application at the end of class if you wish.

Medicare 101

Free

with Courtney Cowan

Calendar Apr 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Whether you are newly eligible for Medicare or have been enrolled for years, this class has something for everyone. You'll gain information on how to obtain Medicare when you are eligible, and many other important topics. We will also discuss supplemental insurance that can be purchased to compliment original Medicare. There are many different products and carriers available, therefore it is so important to become educated about the options you can choose. Medicare has various enrollment periods which gives you the opportunity to change your policy if appropriate. Anyone with questions about Medicare will find this class helpful.

Courtney Cowan (license #PRR252278) offers insurance products through Maine Medicare Solutions, a licensed insurance agency.

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Boston Bound - Museum of Fine Arts

$104

with Kathy Widdecomb

Calendar Apr 6, 2024 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

We’re off again to Boston. This time we’ll have two options to choose from. Since the trip to the Aquarium didn’t run last semester, we’ll be offering that as well as the Museum of Fine Arts. Museum of Fine Arts: The MFA is open. Open to new ideas that broaden our perspectives. Open to every visitor, from the curious to the lifelong learner. Open to new possibilities discovered through art. Showcasing ancient artistry and modern masterpieces, local legends and global visionaries, our renowned collection of nearly 500,000 works tells the story of the human experience—a story that holds unique meaning for everyone. We welcome diverse perspectives, both within the artwork and among our visitors. Where many worldviews meet, new ways of seeing, thinking, and understanding emerge. The conversations we inspire bring people together—revealing connections, exploring differences, and creating a community where all belong. For more information visit: https://www.mfa.org/ Dining: The Museum offers a diverse selection of dining experiences, with artfully prepared dishes for all tastes and budgets. From à la carte dining to a family-friendly cafeteria, visitors can find the right venue to suit the moment. Shopping: Linde Family Wing Bookstore and Shop: Located in the Druker Family Pavilion, the Linde Family Wing Bookstore and Shop features New England’s premiere collection of thousands of books on art, photography, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, and children’s books, as well as classic MFA gifts, including home décor, jewelry, stationery, prints, Custom Prints, fashion accessories, and toys. Signature Shop: The Signature Shop is located across from the ticketing desks in the Huntington Avenue Entrance. Begin or end your visit by browsing our exciting gift assortment highlighting the masterpieces of the MFA collections. The boutique atmosphere showcases handcrafted decorative arts, jewelry and apparel, and MFA and art-related gifts in an inviting, easily accessible location. The Signature Shop is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir of your visit or buy a distinctive gift featuring one of the many beautiful, iconic works in the MFA's collection. Gund Gallery Shop: In the Art of the Americas Wing, Level LG, discover a shop filled with treasures relating to Gund Gallery exhibitions. This fresh space is the perfect way to enhance an exhibition visit or serve as a jumping-off point for your exploration.

Depart: 7:00 a.m. at Lawrence Jr. High School parking lot (7 School Street, Fairfield)

Depart: 7:30 p.m. at the West Gardiner Park and Ride, across from the West Gardiner Service Plaza (Located between Routes 126 & 9 and the Turnpike Entrance)

Quick Rest Stop at the Kennebunk Service Plaza

Arrive: 11:00 a.m. Approximate arrival in Boston

Depart Boston: Approximately 4:00 p.m. at the Museum

Boston Bound - New England Aquarium & More

$131

with Kathy Widdecomb

Calendar Apr 6, 2024 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

Join us for a fun day in Boston starting with a visit to the New England Aquarium! There you can experience exhibits such as the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef, the Atlantic Harbor Seals, the Giant Ocean Tank, Olympic Coast, and more! Don’t forget to visit the gift shop!

When planning your visit, check out the website: www.neaq.org to see additional things to do, such as the Simons Theatre.

The theater is newly renovated, so you’ll enjoy comfortable, high-backed seats while watching films on a giant projection screen that is more than six stories high! Daily films include - Secrets of the Sea 3D, Incredible Predators 3D, Superpower Dogs 3D, and Cephalopods: Aliens of the Deep. The movies are between 45 and 49 minutes long. You must purchase tickets on your own for these films. This can be done ahead of time on their website and is strongly encouraged.

You can also book your own Animal Encounters online, such as Meet and Greet: Atlantic Harbor Seals, Make Art with Atlantic Harbor Seals and you can also have Virtual Animal Encounters. Check out the website for more information.

There are a number of food choices on site and nearby. The Harbor View Cafe’ is located on Level 2 at the Aquarium. There may be a few outdoor cafes as well. If you’d like to explore options for dining and shopping around the Aquarium, there are many only a short walk away: Quincy Market, North End, The Financial District, The Waterfront, The Theatre District & Chinatown.

If you trek out on an adventure, you must make your way back to the Aquarium to catch the bus back home! Wear comfortable walking shoes, layered outer wear, and bring totes or backpacks for purchases or the like. You may leave anything on the bus that you will not need while exploring.

The deadline to register for this trip is: MARCH 1, 2024 – so don’t miss out and book today! No refunds can be issued after this date.

Depart: 7:00 a.m. at Lawrence Jr. High School parking lot (7 School Street, Fairfield)

Depart: 7:30 p.m. at the West Gardiner Park and Ride, across from the West Gardiner Service Plaza (Located between Routes 126 & 9 and the Turnpike Entrance)

Quick Rest Stop at the Kennebunk Service Plaza

Arrive: 11:00 a.m. Approximate arrival in Boston

Depart Boston approximately 4:00 p.m.





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