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ELL220: English for Life Track-Mornings
with Joanne Voltaire
English language learners who want to improve basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. We will work on vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension, and conversation. Classes will include field trips to practice English in community settings. All students must meet with Soni Reese at 207-363-7922 for assessment and registration.
English language learners who can add this class to English for Life if they want to further improve their vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, fluency, listening, speaking, and reading skills in real world situations. You can choose from the following topics:
Reading, writing, and communication skills for college or the workplace
Computer skills (basic computer skills, internet, email, word, excel)
Resume-writing, job search/applications
Citizenship Test prep
Encore! Encore! Sing Some More!
with Susan Frank
Did you love From Car Singers to Carolers? Then you’ll love this encore class. If you didn’t take the previous class don’t worry - all are welcome!
Eng333: Reading and Writing
with Beth Knight
This class focuses on basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to help you succeed in life and the workplace. If you haven’t had an opportunity to develop these skills at or below high-school level, and if you want to do so, here’s your chance! Whether you want to improve your reading comprehension to increase your understanding of the news, or to improve your communication skills for everyday use in the community, or to prepare for college or the workplace, this class is the one for you!
English Smocking - Ornament
with Linda Monagle
Learn the basic stitches and techniques of hand smocking with creating a beautiful heirloom ornament. A complete kit will be provided in colorful solid or tartan plaid. Linda Monagle is the former shop owner/instructor at The Smock Exchange, Danvers/Hamilton, MA and FLOSSIE in Essex, MA. Linda has been smocking and teaching classes for over 35 years to adults and children. Linda also volunteered for many years in Coolidge Hall at the Topsfield Fair, as chairperson of the Smocking, Heirloom Sewing and Sewing Departments.
Estate Planning: Prepare for Life’s Uncertainties
with Kathryn Bedell, Esq.
Overview of basic and sophisticated estate planning, including Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and a discussion of the probate process and how to avoid it. Kathryn Bedell is a law partner at Ballou&Bedell in York. Her practice focuses on estate planning, asset preservation, and probate matters, including guardianships and conservatorships.
Etsy® Shop 101
with Cherie Herne
Join local web designer Cherie Herne from Shoofly Creative and social media marketing specialist Cheryl Patten from Fresh Blue Marketing for this informative class. Learn the basics of social media and how to improve your business exposure through digital marketing. Getting started with social media can feel overwhelming for small businesses. Social media is one of the best ways to connect with fans and potential customers. Learn which platforms are best for your business model and how to attract and engage followers.
Every Woman’s Heart Purse Gala
Every woman loves a new purse! Join us for this fancy, fun event where we silent auction (with a Buy It Now option) gently-used, high-end handbags which have been donated specifically for this event. Festive treats will be served with tea. Want to come early to see the merchandise? Want to grab it before the auction starts to make sure that fab clutch is yours? Early Bird viewing starts at 4pm for an additional $20. Grab and Go (Buy It Now) options will be available for all items. Register early for this swanky event (online or call with cc, or mail a check). Please Note: Purchases made during event are cash or check only. (Contact Lynn Sheehan to donate purses - 363-7922.)