Health & Safety
AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE 3 - FOR WOMEN ONLY
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. Material fee is $75, which includes the Textbook, student CD, nautical chart and plotting instruments, payable to the instructor on the first class. TUE/September 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony, Self-Supporting Fee: $5 + $75 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor first night of class
AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE 3
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. Material fee is $75, which includes the Textbook, student CD, nautical chart, and plotting instruments, payable to the instructor on the first night of class.
TUE/September 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony, Self-Supporting Fee: $5 + $75 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor first night of class
BEACON HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Be the person who makes a difference! This free training will prepare you to support patients and their families. Led by the volunteer coordinator, our team of registered nurse case managers, licensed clinical social workers, clergy and bereavement specialists will provide the informational tools you will need to provide compassionate support for our patients and their families. You will learn the history and philosophy of hospice, medical issues at the end of life including pain and symptom management, communication, family dynamics, grief, loss and spiritual care. Once you complete the course, you decide how best to serve the hospice community. Hospice volunteering is not about a patient's demise, it is about the LIVING!
TUE/September 9, 2014, 6:00-9:00, 7 weeks, Cony, Cost: Free
CPR/AED FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
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/September 17, 2014, 5:00-9:00, 1 night, Cony, Self-Supporting Fee: $40 + $20 Material Fee to be paid to instructor
TUE/November 18, 2014, 5:00-9:00, 1 night, Cony, Self-Supporting Fee: $40 + $20 Material Fee to be paid to instructor
FITNESS FOR EVERY BODY
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!
MON/WED, September 15, 2014, 9:00-9:45 a.m., 5 weeks, Sky High Studio, Self-supporting Fee: $70
HEARTSAVER CPR AND AED FOR ADULT/CHILD/INFANT
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.
TUE/September 23, 2014 OR TUE/October 14, 2014, 6:00-9:00, 1 week, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $40 + $20 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor
HOLISTIC HEALING ENERGY
Are you stressed and looking to relax? Busy with start of school and the beginning of fall? Come to this fun and interactive workshop and learn how holistic energy modalities such as Reiki and Primus Sctiviation Healing Techniques can relax and balance you. We will talk about your chakra system, what they are, and how they work, as well as participate in a guided meditation that will leave you feeling like you have had a massage for your soul.
WED/October 8, 2014, 6:00-8:30, 3 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $35
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. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. TUE/THU, September 18, 2014, 6:00-9:00, 3 weeks, Technical Center, Registration Fee: $5 (to be paid to instructor at class)
PILOTING A BOAT
This all-new 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. WED/September 10, 2014, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $5 + $140 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor
PILOTING A BOAT - ADVANCED
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. $140 Materials Fee to be paid to the instructor.
WED/September 10, 2014, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony,Self-supporting Fee: $5 + $140 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor
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. $140 Materials Fee to be paid to the instructor first night of class.
TUE/September 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $5 + $140 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor
Hatha yoga with elements of vinyasa flow. The class will focus on breath linked movement as well as using breath to create strength, balance, and flexibilty. This class will delve into the history of ancient exercises as well as explore the current trends within the practice. Come with an open mind and heart and dress comfortably. This practice requires a yoga mat and bare feet(or yoga socks). All levels welcome. MON/September 8, 2014, 4:30-5:45, 12 weeks, Technical Center, Self-supporting Fee: $60
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/September 2, 2014 OR TUE/October 21, 2014, 5:15-6:15, 7 weeks, Technical Center, Self-supporting Fee: $35