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Your Medicare 101 Class


with Alan Minthorn

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 17, 2024 at 5:30 pm
2 additional sessions through Mar 13, 2024

This course provides an overview of transitioning into senior health insurance (Medicare). Items covered: Social Security; the “parts” of Medicare; timelines - how and when to apply; avoiding penalties and pitfalls; how to shop for plans.

How to Play Piano by Ear


with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 20, 2024 at 9 am
1 additional session on Mar 16, 2024

Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Fee includes the online book, online follow-up lessons, a recording of the class and an optional monthly question and answer session. Class is held online using zoom.


Instructor: Craig Coffman

Bezel Set Seaglass


with Alice Carroll

Calendar Next session starts Jan 20, 2024 at 10 am
1 additional session on Jan 20, 2024

Learn how to texture, size, solder and set a stone in a three hour class. Each student will learn how to make their own bezel, then texture a pendant and solder them together. After the pendant is created, each student will learn how to set a stone in a bezel setting. All materials are included, but if you have a gemstone, beach stone or seaglass that you are partial to, please feel free to bring it in. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Alice Carroll

Full Course

Are you Retirement Ready?


with Tim Harrigan

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 22, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Apr 22, 2024

Do you have questions about Medicare? This informative, lively educational event will help you understand the basics of Medicare in relatable, easy-to-understand language. In addition, you will receive useful tips about how to choose a plan best suited to you in time for the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) beginning October 15th. Tim Harrigan is a Senior Benefits Specialist with Harrigan Insurance Services, Inc. He has 25 years' experience in the insurance industry and, as an independent agent, represents all the major Medicare plans in Maine and New Hampshire. Instructors: Tim Harrigan & Andy Trowbridge

So You Think You Can Pass the US Citizenship Test?


with Shawn Cola

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 22, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Mar 25, 2024

What is the supreme law of the land? What is one of the two longest rivers in the USA? Come test your knowledge and see if you have what it takes! This one night class will give an overview of the process immigrants take to become US Citizens by immersing you in the experience for yourself. You’ll also hear stories of people in our community who are working on, or have become citizens, and why it is so important to them. By the end of class you will have a better understanding of what it takes! Instructor: Shawn Cola

Basic Accounting and Quickbooks Online


with Val Landry

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 30, 2024 at 8:30 am

During these three sessions you will learn basic accounting principles and how to apply them to setting up QuickBooks online for a small business or organization. For this workshop, you may sign-up for a year of QB online This is a live online class using ZOOM. Instructor: Val Landry

Play the Ukulele, The Journey Begins Here!


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 31, 2024 at 6 pm
3 additional sessions through Apr 3, 2024

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don’t even need to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using familiar songs. There are lots of laughs along the way and learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner or a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have to smile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!


CNA February Nursing Assistant (CNA) Class


with Delcia Allain

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 5, 2024 at 8 am

Sign up here if you would like to register for orientation and assessment for our CNA class. We partner with the quality facility Durgin Pines to help you learn the caring skills you need to earn your certificate and employment. Online Class is: February 5, 2024 Classes will be on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-2pm In-person at Durgin Pines: LAB: TBD CLINICAL: TBD Please note: This is not an actual registration for the class. You must complete an orientation and assessment. The dates for orientation and assessment are: You must have confirmation from Buffy (207-344-3879) at Durgin Pines in order to be officially registered for the class. Continuum employees have preferred seating.

If you work for Durgin Pines, you can earn as you learn they will pay you to take the class, therefore the call is free. If don't want to work for Durgin Pines you can pay for the class yourself it's $1250.

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