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ACTION PLAN FOR PARENTS: PREVENTING COLLEGE SEXUAL ASSAULT
PARADIS, KATHLEEN PROVOST, NANCY TINKHAM, KINI
An estimated one in five women will be the victim of sexual assault during her college years. This discussion outlines ways parents can help protect their children from sexual assault on campus - from asking the right questions when looking at colleges to tactfully talking to your child about the important issue of sexual violence. Parent resources will be previewed.
WED/April 13, 2016, 7:00-8:30, 1 night, Cony, Cost: Free

AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE 3 - FOR WOMEN ONLY
GLINES, BERT
Are you relegated to watching the kids, handing out sandwiches and beverages on the boat? We'll teach you to handle the boat on your own! Offered by the United States Sail and Power Squadrons, this course covers Boat Handling, Trailering, Aids to Navigation, Marine Radio Usage, Navigation Rules, Personal Watercraft Operation, and Dealing with Adverse Conditions and Emergencies. Also included are Knots and Lines, the Use of Marine Charts, Piloting and Determining Position. A certificate fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor. TUE/January 26, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $6 + $35 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor first night of class

AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE 3
GLINES, BERT
Offered by the United States Sail and Power Squadrons, this 8 week course covers Boat Handling, Trailering, Aids to Navigation, Marine Radio Usage, Navigation Rules, Personal Watercraft Operation, and Dealing with Adverse Conditions and Emergencies. Also included are Knots and Lines, the Use of Marine Charts, Piloting and Determining Position. A certificate fee of $10 to be paid to the instructor.
TUE/January 26, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $6 + $35 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor first night of class

ATV/SNOWMOBILE SAFETY
GERRY, CRAIG
Participation in this ATV and snowmobile education course will teach students how to properly operate and maintain an ATV and a snowmobile. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. The course involves lectures and demonstrations by the instructor, homework, and a final written exam. Class dates are January 26, 27, and 28, 2016,. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.  Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring pen/pencil and note paper to class.
TUE/WED/THU, January 26, 2016, 6:00-9:00, 3 nights, Technical Center, Registration Fee: $5 to be paid to instructor at class

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
MARTIN, KENNETH
The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers classroom course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This course is for healthcare professionals, direct care workers, day care providers, and those who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. The course is also for community members that are ready, willing and able to offer a hand during a crisis.
WED/February 3, 2016, or WED/March 30, 2016, 5:00-9:00, 1 night, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $35 + $20 Material Fee to be paid to instructor

CARDIO BOOT CAMP
HUTCHINS, DEIDRE
A cardio workout, plus a little circuit training for different muscle groups used in tennis. This is available to all level players. Great workout - great fun!
TUE/THU, January 26, 2016, 5:15-6:00, 4 weeks, Sky High Studio, Self-supporting Fee: $77

CARDIO TENNIS
NORTON, SHERRY
A cardio workout using and learning basic tennis skills. Students are allowed to go at their own pace. Great workout - great fun!
Saturday/January 30, 2016, 9:00-10:00, 4 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77

FITNESS FOR EVERYBODY
HUTCHINS, DEIDRE
Need to improve your strength, balance, and flexibility? This 45 minute class offers toning, core strengthening, and stretching for all levels of ability. Fit ball, dumbbells, medicine balls, resistance bands, and mats are all provided for you! Deidre promises to make fitness FUN! Class will run on Mondays,  Wednesdays, and Fridays. Students are allowed to attend two sessions a week.
MON/WED/FRI, January 25, 2016, 9:00-9:45, 4 weeks, Sky High Studio, Self-supporting Fee: $77

HEARTSAVER CPR AND AED FOR ADULT/CHILD/INFANT
MARTIN, KENNETH
This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. A 2 year certification card will be issued after successful completion of the course. If you have contact with patients at your workplace, you need BLS for the Healthcare Provider, not this class.
WED/March 2, 2016, or WED/April 27, 2016, 6:00-9:00, 1 night, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $40 + $20 Material Fee to be paid to instructor

HUNTER SAFETY
GERRY, CRAIG
The Department of Inland and Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a "gun safety" class.  The basic mandatory course consists of classroom instruction and home study.  Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards.  The course covers proper handling, rifle and shotgun, survivial/first aid, hunter responsiblity, map and compass, and landowner relations.  Students are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, and additional handouts.  The course involves lectures and demonstrations by the instructor, homework, field experiences and a final written exam.  Class dates are April 26, 27, and May 5, 2016. You must attend every day of the class and complete homework assignments in order to receive your certificate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring pen/pencil and note paper to class.
TUE/WED/THU, April 26, 2016, 5:30-9:00, 3 nights, Technical Center, Registration Fee: $5 (to be paid to instructor at class)

KARATE WITH MY KID
WEBB, KEVIN
Have fun, learn something & grow together from the experience.  That is what family karate at the Martial Arts Institute is all about.  In fact, every child we teach trains with a parent in the SAME class. Families will learn traditional Goju Ryu karate in an environment that allows parents and kids to connect on a different level.  Together families will be introduced to the physical skills of karate kihon (basics) and kumite (partner training). Families will be exposed to different aspects of character and emotional development, as well as how to translate these concepts into practical child-rearing techniques. This program is a means to articulate how martial arts training and traditional Okinawan philosophies can enhance and improve not only the life of the martial arts student, but that of their family as well.
MON/March 7, 2016, 5:30-6:15, 3 weeks, Martial Arts Studio, Self-supporting Fee: $31 PER FAMILY

MAINE DRIVING DYNAMICS
BUREAU OF HIGHWAY SAFETY
Maine's "Driving Dynamics Course" offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities.  This five-hour course will include discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. A certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor teaches the course. The course format engages active participation of students.  Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record.  When registering, please include your date of birth and drivers license number.  REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS.
TUE/February 2, 2016, or TUE/April 26, 2016, 6:00-8:30, 2 weeks, Technical Center,  Self-supporting Fee: $40

PILOTING A BOAT
TBA
This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. Topics covered include: *Charts and their interpretation *Navigation aids and how they point to safe water *Plotting courses and determining direction and distance *The mariner's compass and converting between True and Magnetic *Use of GPS -typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route. *Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS * Monitoring progress and determining positions by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning *The "Seaman's Eye" - simple skills for checking that one is on course. TUE/January 26, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Self-Supporting Fee: $6 + $140 Material Fee to be paid to instructor the first night of class

PILOTING A BOAT - ADVANCED
TBA
Further your knowledge of coastal piloting with the Advanced Piloting Course.  The objective of this course is to provide a well-rounded background for safe piloting in open coastal waters as well as lakes and rivers.  The course begins with a detailed study of plotting and labeling, and examines the various techniques for taking bearings and other methods of determining a line of position.  The course continues with compass compensation procedures and describes various methods for determining a position fix.  A major segment of the course explains tides and currents, the associated tables, and how to apply the information in preparation for ocean sailing.  Also covered in the course are various types of electronic navigation including radar, LORAN C and GPS.  The final section of the course introduces mercator charts and the construction of a small area-plotting sheet.  A cruise through Martha's Vineyard provides an opportunity to practice your new skills.
WED/January 27, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Self-Supporting Fee: $6 + $140 Material Fee to be paid to instructor the first night of class

SEAMANSHIP
GLINES, BERT
This course covers navigation rules, skipper's responsibilities, hull forms including stability and trim, maintenance procedures, anchoring including rafting and mooring, boating customs and boat handling.  Other topics discussed include marlinspike seamanship, rules of the road, man overboard procedures, radiotelephone operations, fire prevention, and basic first aid. 
WED/January 27, 2016, 6:00-8:00,  6 weeks, Cony, Self-Supporting Fee: $6 + $140 Material Fee to be paid to instructor the first night of class

TENNIS CLINIC FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
VEILLEUX, DANIEL
This program is geared towards beginners and players who may have been away from the game for too long. We will cover the basics, teaching you how to keep score, proper footwork, strategy and most important of all correct mechanics. Our program is a great way to familiarize yourself with the sport of tennis. Tennis is great exercise, appropriate for all ages, and a wonderful way to meet friends and get into shape.
TUE/January 26, 2016, 5:00-6:00, 4 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77 THU/January 28, 2016, 9:30-10:30, 4 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77 SAT/January 30, 2016, 8:00-9:00, 4 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77

ZUMBA  FITNESS
FORTIN, JENNIFER
Zumba features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and International beats.  Before you know it, you're getting fit and your energy levels are soaring!  There's no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party.  It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating!  This "exercise in disguise" program is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system.  No dance experience required!
TUE/January 26, 2016, or TUE/March 29, 2016, 6:00-7:00, 7 weeks, Technical Center, Self-supporting Fee: $40