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Civil Discourse and Dialogue
with Jacob Garner
Calm and effective discussion around difficult, yet important, topics is not always easy or productive. However, these conversations are needed now more than ever! Learn communication skills and that allow for meaningful and authentic conversation. Practice talking with each other while promoting different opinions and urging gracious contestation. Genuine and transformative dialogue which leads ultimately towards a more civil society is possible when we each learn to listen well. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Jacob Garner is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire as of May, 2020. Jacob graduated from the College of Liberal Arts where he earned his B.A. in Communication with a minor in English. His Junior year, Jacob joined the Civil Discourse Lab, which is affiliated with the Department of Communication's faculty and students. The lab's mission is to integrate pedagogy, scholarship, and praxis ‰ŰĎto strengthen the ability of students and community members to conduct meaningful conversations, collaborate, and make decisions about sometimes difficult but important topics to a civil society.‰Űť His senior year Jacob served as a student fellow and facilitator for the Civil Discourse Lab. Upon graduating, Jacob was awarded the "Distinguished Service Award" for "his outstanding service to the communication department and/or university." Throughout his junior and senior years, Jacob "committed 42+ hours towards fostering civil discourse in the community," by "meeting with the leadership team, recruiting for and participating in dialogue and deliberation events, assisting the leadership team with developing marketing ideas, as well as designing and recruiting for multiple dialogue and deliberation events."
Dancing with Myself
with Robin L Shaw
Have you always wanted to learn ballroom dancing? Now you can bring out your inner Billy Idol and do some "Dancing with Myself". We'll dance the Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing! In five weeks we can do it all, you'll be ready for your next social event or fun at home! The best part is you can learn and practice with a partner or with out! Register to get the link for the livestream session. Robin is a Fred Astaire Certified Instructor, teaching since 2002.
Reading and Writing
with Beth Knight
Want to increase your understanding of the news, improve your communication skills for everyday use in the community, or prepare for college or the workplace? This class focuses on basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to help you succeed in life and the workplace. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
with Kathy Carter
Discover the exciting characteristics of this fluid medium! Watercolor moves freely, lending itself to surprising results, yet is easily controlled. Kathryn will guide you, step-by-step, clear instruction and demonstrations as you practice techniques to successfully create your own beautiful paintings. All levels are welcome! Students recommended materials list is available through YACE or purchase kit. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Kathryn Carter is an award-winning professional artists with over 30 years of experience working with watercolors, oils, acrylics and pen-and-ink. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad, and have been published in magazines, books and newspapers. As the founder of Seacoast School of Art, the discipline of teaching fine art compels Ms. Carter to continually pursue higher levels of skill and knowledge, and to find new ways to convey, inspire and encourage students of all ages and experience levels. Whether facilitating corporate art events, leading workshops or plein air painting holidays, Kathryns passion continues to be teaching.
A’s, B’s, C’s, and D’s of Medicare
with Alan Minthorn
This course provides an overview of how to transition into senior health insurance (Medicare). Items covered: SSA forms; the parts of Medicare; timelines - how and when to apply; avoiding penalties and pitfalls; how to shop for plans. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Alan Minthorn, owner of Maine Senior Insurance, LLC, is a licensed and certified senior health insurance products broker. Licensed since 1991, currently in ME, NH, and FL. He consults with carriers on product designs as well as advocates for seniors in Augusta.
with Joshua Bartlett
An in-depth look at many of the potential methods for funding college including loans, scholarships, and savings. "Every parent of a high-school student needs to take this class!" - Past participant Register to receive the link to the livestream event.
Telling Your Story with Confidence
with Jennie Bryant
Everyone has a story to tell; set your story free with a writing class that focuses on fun, interactive activities. Let the words flow, review editing strategies, peer-review (if desired), and finalize your piece. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Jennie Robertson Bryant has a BA in TESOL. She has been published in several print and online publications.
Please note: New class day is Wed (there has been a change since the publication which stated class was on Tues.)
Will the State Take My Home? MaineCare Long Term Care Questions Answered
with Britton Ryan Garon, Esq., LL.M.
The basics of MaineCare eligibility and application process for assisted living and long term care benefits. Learn what to do now that can help protect your assets if you need facility assistance down the road. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Britton received her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and an LL.M. in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law. She is a member of the York County Bar Association, the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.