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Mastering Computer Skills for the Workplace

$195

with UGotClass LERN

Calendar Current session started Sep 6, 2022

Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in MS PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success.

Instructor: LERN Online Instructor
Mon - Fri, 9/6 - 9/30, At Your Own Pace
Location: Online
Fee: $195

Addiction: Society's Epidemics

$9

with Pam Edge

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 3, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
4 additional sessions through Nov 14, 2022

Understanding addictions and setting boundaries forone’s own safety and mental health is a learned skilland often results in making uncomfortable choices. Inthis series of classes, you will explore techniques to help deal with and understand the brain’s impact on human behaviors and how to cope with various addictions.

  • Section 1: Tobacco
    Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable disease,disability and death in the U.S. 40 million adults usetobacco products. 2.5 million middle school and highschool students use tobacco products. Learn about vaping, smoking trends and Juul pods.
  • Section 2: Gambling
    Gambling addiction affects a significant number of people in the U.S.  If ignored, gambling can negatively impact every aspect of life.

  • Section 3 & Section 4: Internet & Social Media
    Do you struggle with putting your phone down or turning off the computer to tend to necessary tasks? Havework, school or home responsibilities suffered because more time is devoted to gaming? Is gaming always bad? Can you set limits on media time? Join us in exploring this phenomenon.

  • Section 5: Alcohol & Illicit Drugs
    Learn the truth and consequences of the changes in brain chemistry and pleasure-seeking behaviors including overeating and how support groups,medication management and mental health/substance use counseling are all helpful in getting back on the road to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Section 6: Overeaters & OCD
    Overeating is an addiction when the person loses control of the food intake and eats for reasons other than hunger.

Instructor: Pam Edge
Location: Virtual/Zoom
Fee: $9 per section
Section 1: Monday, 9/26, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Section 2: Monday, 10/3, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Section 3: Monday, 10/17, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Section 4: Monday, 10/24, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Section 5: Monday, 11/7, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Section 6: Monday, 11/14, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Discovering the Night Sky - Part 1
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Discovering the Night Sky - Part 1

$49

with Wayne Rathbun

Have you ever stared up to the night sky to find the Big Dipper or the North Star? You may have asked yourself why these stars are in different places throughout the year. This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of star and planetary viewing and how Earth’s placement can affect how other celestial bodies are seen. One class night will be an outing to view the sky with telescopes. Your own telescope isn’t required, but you are welcome to bring one.

Instructor: Wayne Rathbun
Tuesdays, 9/27 – 10/18, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Windham High School Room 214
Fee: $49

The Keys to Play Piano
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The Keys to Play Piano

$39

with Jeanette Villanueva

We will be going over the basics of keyboard.  This class will teach you all the basic chords you will need to play your favorite songs.  Please bring your keyboard to class or let us know if you need one.  

Instructor: Jeanette Villanueva
Tuesday, 9/27, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: WMS - Music Room
Fee: $39

Recycling 101

Free

with Katrina Venhuizen

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 28, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Oct 26, 2022

Have you wondered where your recycling is actually going and how it’s made into something new? Join Katrina Venhuizen, Senior Environmental Educator, to learn more about what’s in your recycling bin, where these items end up, and how to reduce your household waste and carbon footprint while creating a stronger community.

Instructor: Katrina Venhuizen
Section 1: Wednesday, 9/28, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Section 2: Wednesday, 10/26,  6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Virtual/Zoom
Fee: Free

Your Medicare and Social Security Benefits

Free

with Mark Morrison

Calendar Next session starts Sep 28, 2022 at 6 pm

This seminar discusses the important things you need to know about Medicare and maximizing your Social Security benefits; enrollment details and deadlines, considerations for managing health care options and costs in retirement, and how to make the most of your Social Security benefits.

Presenter: Mark Morrison
Wednesday, 9/28, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: WHS Room 130
Fee: Free

Full Course

Forest Therapy

$35

with Maureen LaSalle

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 1, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Oct 15, 2022

We invite you to join Maureen LaSalle, of Leaf it Behind, for a 2+ hour therapeutic forest bathing walk. Maureen is a trained guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapists. Through a series of invitations, this leisurely walk will immerse participants in the natural beauty of the woods in springtime. Forest bathing has been shown to lower blood pressure, prevent stress and anxiety, increase cognitive functions and boost immunity - things we can all benefit from during these challenging times. Maureen uses techniques that encourage participants to tune into their senses and be present in the beauty of what is around them.

This guided session will bring participants no further than a ½ mile walking distance. Attendees must be 16 years or older. Pets are not allowed. The “extreme weather” reschedule date will be emailed to students if required. A list of items each student must bring with them will be included in your email receipt. We are limiting each group to 6 participants. Masks are required and proper social distancing will be maintained.

Instructor: Maureen LaSalle
Section 1: Saturday, 10/1, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM - Rain Date - TBD
Section 2: Saturday, 10/15, 10:00 AM - 12:00  PM - Rain Date - TBD
Location: Leaf it Behind, 483 Gray Rd. Windham, ME 04062
Fee: $35 per section

Painting with Becky - Beginner/Intermediate

$29

with Rebecca Catroppa

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Dec 6, 2022

Join Becky Catroppa online for fun-filled evenings learning to create your own masterpieces. Using easy to work with acrylic paints, Becky will guide you through the process of laying out your canvas, applying your paint, choosing colors, and many other techniques she has developed throughout her professional career. The goal of these classes is to have fun and learn a bit about painting along the way! Becky’s series includes some fun and enchanting impressionistic pieces you can hang in your home throughout the season.

*A supply list and Zoom login information will be included with all email receipts for registrations.

Instructor: Rebecca Catroppa
Location: Virtual/Zoom
Fee: $29 per section (supplies not included in price)

Section 1: Lighthouse 
Tuesday, 9/13, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Section 2: Long Lake Sunset
Monday, 10/3, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Section 3: Swing 'n Sunset
Monday, 11/14, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

Section 4: Sailboat
Tuesday, 12/6, 7:30 - 9:00 PM





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