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AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE 3
GLINES, BERT
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 $80.00, which includes the textbook, student CD, and plotting instruments.
TUE/September 3, 2013, 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 - FOR WOMEN ONLY
TBA
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. Cost of the course is $80.00, which includes the textbook, student CD, and plotting instruments.
TUE/September 3, 2013, 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
HERLIHY, KELLY
Be the person who makes a difference to a neighbor and their family as they face end of life issues: become a Beacon Hospice volunteer. This free 21 hour training will prepare you to support patients and their families in very meaningful ways. 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. During this 7 week course, you will learn the history and philosophy of hospice, medical issues at 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 use your new skills: whether by visiting patients, assisting in the office or helping with special projects. Your contributions will make a big difference to Beacon Hospice patients and their families. Please join us for this fascinating exploration into hospice and our unique and comforting approach to care of the mind, body and spirit at the end of life. NOTE: The first class will begin at 5:30 p.m.
THU/September 12, 2013, 6:00-9:00, 7 weeks, Cony, Cost: Free

COMMUNITY ANSWERS: HELPING OLDER AND DISABLED ADULTS STAY AT HOME
THOMAS, WANDA
Do you know what needs to be done to help an older or disabled adult family member remain at home? Join us as we discuss community resources, health and wellness programs, and long-term support services that will help you to determine what can be done to assist your loved one reach their goal of remaining in their home. Staff members from Spectrum Generations, the Ombudsman program, and Alpha One will be our guest speakers for this informative evening.
THU/September 5, 2013, 6:00-8:00, 1 week, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $5

FOOT & HAND REFLEXOLOGY: YOUR KEY TO BETTER HEALTH
ACHORN, MYRA
Reflexology is a non-invasive, holistic, healthcare technique that works primarily with the nervous system. It also stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph fluid. The theory of reflexology is that pain in the hands and feet is often a reflection of an imbalance in organs, glands and other systems of the body. Reflexology's aim is to alleviate pain and lessen negative factors involved in disease progression, such as congestion, inflammation and tension. Application of pressure to specific reflex areas reduces nervous tension, stimulates the supply of oxygen and nutrients to all cells and tissues, and encourages the discharge of stored toxins. As a result, the body's own healing potential is stimulated, overall health is thus improved, and foot and/or hand pain is diminished. This class introduces students to the history, theory and benefits of reflexology. It also includes interactive practice of hand and foot reflexology techniques. Handouts are provided. When your feet feel good, you feel good! For additional information about reflexology, visit Myra's website at www.treatyourfeet.com
TUE/October 15, 2013, 6:30-8:30, 3 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $45

HUNTER SAFETY    FULL WITH WAITING LIST
Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Staff
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a "gun safety" class. The basic mandatory course consists of classroom instruction. Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards. The course covers proper handling, rifle and shotgun, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, 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. Class will be held on October 28, 29, 30, 31, and November 1, 2013.
MON-FRI/October 28, 2013, 6:00-9:00, 5 nights, Technical Center, Registration Fee: $5 (to be paid to instructor at class)

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S FOR CAREGIVERS, EARLY STAGES
KIRKPATRICK, WILLIAM
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Join us for this series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle and late stages of the disease. hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way.
TUE/September 10, 2013, 6:00-8:00, 3 weeks, Cony, Self Supporting Fee: $10

PILOTING A BOAT
TBA
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 position 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 4, 2013, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony, Self Supporting Fee: $5 + $140 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor

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/September 4, 2013, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony, Self Supporting Fee: $5 + $140 Materials Fee to be paid to instructor

SEA VEGETABLES FOR TASTE AND NUTRITION
REDMOND, CYNDI
Maine is home to some of the world’s most delicious sea vegetables. How do we use them to benefit our bodies and taste great? Join me in the kitchen to learn how to prepare and enjoy delicious dishes with plenty of sea vegetables in them. Learn to incorporate these healthy and delicious vegetables into everyday dishes from salads to deserts.
TUE/September 10, 2013, 6:00-8:30, 1 week, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $15 + $15 material fee payable to instructor

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 marlinespike seamanship, rules of the road, man overboard procedures, radiotelephone operations, fire prevention, and basic first aid.
TUE/September 3, 2013, 6:00-8:00, 12 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $5 + $140 Materials fee to be paid to instructor first night of class

YOGA
PUCCIARELLI, ISIDORA
Hatha yoga with elements of vinyasa flow. The class will focus on breath linked with movement as well as using breath to create strength, balance, and flexibility. The class will delve into the history of this ancient exercise 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.
TUE/September 3, 2013, 4:30-5:45, 12 weeks, Technical Center, Self-supporting Fee: $60

ZUMBA!®
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!
THU/September 5, 2013, 5:00-6:00, 7 weeks, Technical Center, Self-supporting Fee: $35
THU/October 24, 2013, 5:00-6:00, 7 weeks, Technical Center, Self-supporting Fee: $35