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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/September 13, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Lab Fee: $10

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.
TUE/September 13, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Lab Fee: $10

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/October 12, 2016, 5:00-9:00, 1 night, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $40 + $20 Material Fee to be paid to instructor

BEACON HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
HERLIHY, KELLY
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! THU/September 15, 2016, 6:00-9:00, 7 weeks, Cony, Cost: Free 

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!
SAT/September 17, 2016, 9:00-10:00, 5 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77

CIRCUIT TRAINING CLASS
HUTCHINS, DEIDRE
Do you need more energy to make it through the rest of your work day? Would you like to get a quick workout in during your lunch break so you can avoid going to the gym after work? This 30 minute Circuit Training Class is a great way to get your heart pumping, keep it pumping, and never get bored! Let Deidre motivate you through this pre-designed circuit to give you a total body workout and leave you feeling fantastic! Modifications can be shown on all exercises to avoid further issues on backs, knees, and other problem areas. You will need to bring sneakers, workout attire, and water. All ages and all levels are welcome! TUE/September 13, 2016, 12:15-12:45, 5 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/September 14, 2016 or WED/November 9, 2016, 6:00-9:00, 1 night, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $40 + $20 Material Fee to be paid to instructor

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 THU BEFORE THE CLASS STARTS.
TUE/September 13, 2016 or TUE/December 6, 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/September 13, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $10

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.  $140 Materials Fee to be paid to the instructor.
WED/September 14, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $10

SAFETY IN A MODERN WORLD
WEBB, KEVIN
Most modern self-defense focuses on low probability scenarios which most people will not encounter in their lifetime. However, it is not unrealistic to be in a situation where you have to control a scenario involving a family member or friend that has escalated out of hand. There are alternatives for self-defense in a life or death type situation as is taught by traditional martial arts. This course looks to address what happens in a situation when reasonable force is needed. A potentially dangerous situation where injuring one of the parties is not necessary, but some level of physical component is likely to be utilized. Conflict resolution skills will be taught in the form of de-escalation strategies, avoidance, restraining and controlling techniques. Adults 18 and over are welcome to attend. No prior martial arts experience necessary.
WED/October 26, 2016, 6:15-7:15, 3 weeks, Martial Arts Studio, Self-supporting Fee: $25

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.  $140 Materials Fee to be paid to the instructor first night of class.
TUE/September 13, 2016, 6:00-8:00, 6 weeks, Cony, Self-supporting Fee: $10

STRETCH, ROLL, AND BALANCE
HUTCHINS, DEIDRE
Stretch, roll, and balance is the perfect 30 minute lunchtime class. If you are sitting at a desk all day chances are your muscles are getting tighter resulting in neck, shoulder and/or low back pain not to mention poor posture. This class will leave you energized, taller, and much more limber without working up a sweat so you can return to work feeling fantastic! Foam rolling is the best way to improve your range of motion. It also releases tension in the muscles, allowing the body to move more freely. It will improve circulation and help remove toxins from your body as well as releasing trigger points where you are feeling pain. You can wear comfortable work clothes. I will provide the mats and rollers. Please bring sneakers and water.
MON/WED, September 12, 2016, 12:15-12:45, 5 weeks, Sky High Studio, Self-supporting Fee: $77

TENNIS CLINIC FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
NORTON, SHERRY
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/September 13, 2016, 5:00-6:00 p.m., 5 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77

THU/September 15, 2016, 9:00-10:00 a.m., 5 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77

THU/September 15, 2016, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 5 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77

SAT/September 17, 2016, 8:00-9:00, 5 weeks, A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center, Self-supporting Fee: $77

TENNIS TRIPLES!
NORTON, SHERRY
Triples tennis is a unique twist on the traditional game, placing three players on each side of the net. While essentially the same sport as singles and doubles, triples tennis offers a few slight rule changes requiring added strategies and enhanced teamwork.
SAT/September 17, 2016, 10:00-11:00, 5 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/September 13, 2016 or TUE/November 1, 2016, 6:00-7:00, 6 weeks, Technical Center, Self-supporting Fee: $40