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General Enrichment

Discover Your Unique Writing Voice

$95

with Paulla Estes

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

We often hear the pros urge us to identify our unique writer’s voice and use it well, but what is that voice and how do we locate it? Through specific, targeted writing prompts, this course will help you to detect your own elusive voice, and then learn how to build on it, strengthen it, and use it to your advantage in all your creative writing. We will look at examples of voice in published works and do LOTS of in-class writing. *One week before class begins, email instructor a writing sample (1000 words or less) that will only be shared in class if you feel comfortable. BRING – laptop or plenty of paper and pen. This 4-week class will meet once/week for 2 hours.

Fair Play for Retirees: Creating a Balanced Domestic Partnership in Retirement

$25

with Sandi Konta

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 11, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Discover a fresh approach to sharing household responsibilities with the Fair Play Method, a game-changing system designed for couples. This introductory workshop, tailored specifically for retirees, will guide you through the process of creating a fair and equitable division of domestic labor rooted in your shared values. Fair Play moves beyond blame and scorekeeping, focusing instead on fostering a partnership built on communication and mutual respect. Through engaging discussions and practical exercises, you'll gain a new perspective on how to talk about and share household tasks and responsibilities, empowering you to achieve a more balanced and fulfilling retirement. By the end of the course, you'll have acquired a valuable toolkit for navigating domestic life, including: A new vocabulary for communicating about household tasks; Effective strategies for sharing the mental load; Concrete steps for implementing the Fair Play Method in your home. Participants will also receive a downloadable copy of the Fair Play cards, a quickstart Fair Play guide, and additional resources to support their ongoing Fair Play journey.

Message Circle with Jeannie Sullivan

$40

with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 15, 2024 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Jun 20, 2024

In this setting you will receive psychic intuitive readings where you will hear from either loved ones, Spirit Guides, and those who are of the Spirit Realm wishing to speak to you.

Collette Tours Info Night!

Free

with Andrew Leighton

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 16, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in a travel experience with Collette Tours? Come join Andrew for more specific details about how these inclusive travel packages are backed by a century of experience, Collette (a family-owned and award winning leader in travel) is proud to show you the world. Their passionate tour design team travels the globe, creating new experiences and staying ahead of the latest travel trends. Plus, with a professional Tour Manager at your service and local guides by your side, you'll never miss a thing! Choosing Collette comes with benefits that take your guided travel experience to another level. Our inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special.

Maine Death w/ Dignity Act

Free

with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 17, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is still a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation about Maine’s compassionate end-of-life care option. Many providers and patients in Maine are still unfamiliar with the Maine Death with Dignity Act. In effect since September 2019, the law permits physicians to practice medical aid-in-dying under specific circumstances. Join this class to get current, fact-based information and all the details you need to know about Maine’s law, how to have the conversation with your physician, and how to qualify for the law or support your loved one who may be qualifying. No materials/supplies required.

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR with AED – Adult & Child

$125

with John Coffin

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 20, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED – Adult and Child. All the equipment (manikins and AEDs), videos, Student Workbooks, and consumable supplies are provided. Included in the course are Adult and Child CPR with AED and First Aid skills, where the students demonstrated the skills learned. Upon successful completion, an American Heart Association First/Aid CPR and AED Certification card will be sent to the student, valid for two (2) years. American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor: John E. Coffin

How We Move Forward, Better and Stronger

$230

with Benefits and Beyond LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 25, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Discover resilience in challenging times with 'How We Move Forward, Better and Stronger,' a comprehensive three-part series. Part 1 equips participants with tools to identify workplace stressors, build communicative structures, and handle change. Part 2 focuses on challenging negative attitudes, promoting optimism, and coping with organizational norms. In Part 3, learn to navigate difficult workplace conversations for reduced stress, increased confidence, and improved relationships. Elevate your skills for better career opportunities.

Basic Comedy Sketch Writing

$95

with Jon Hamdorf

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the basics to creating five minute comedy sketches, by exploring the fundamentals of sketch development. This class is for those that enjoy writing dialogue, see where we can go with a conversation, and hopefully make a few people laugh, and a few people smile. We will expand your ability to collaborate with other writers by using table reads and rewriting . This course is meant to be fun and entertaining, while learning the basics of comedy sketch writing. Final Draft required for class.





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