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York Adult & Community Education


Indoor Walking Trails and Fitness Stations

Calendar Next session starts Sep 30, 2019 at 4 pm

Come in from the cold and walk around the Middle School. Choose “trails” with stairs or without. Fitness stations around the building will help build muscle tone while you walk the trails.

Intro to Abstraction


with Bess Cutler

Calendar Next session starts Oct 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session on Jan 7, 2020

Learn how to look at anything abstractly and organize it as a composition. Working from unconventional still-lifes, learn to see the whole and not just the parts. Emphasis is on the dynamics of composition to help you go beyond the literal. Mixed media and collage will also be included. Critical analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the work will provide the structure to get you going in the right direction. Weekly homework is given but is optional. Materials list is available on our website.

Intro to Falun Gong


with Marcus Gale

Calendar Next session starts Oct 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Falun Gong is an ancient, traditional Chinese practice of “self cultivation” - a way to improve mental and physical wellness through meditation and five easy-to-learn exercises. This introductory class will provide a brief overview of the system, plus a demonstration of the exercises. All Falun Gong instruction is free of charge; the class fee supports YACE.

Introduction to Room Design and Styling


with Joanne Voltaire

Calendar Next session starts Oct 16, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn the key components of room design and style, and discover low cost ways to achieve a new look. We’ll explore how to develop a sense of cohesiveness, comfort, and practicality in a living space that represents you and your family. Then we will “play” with the components learned to create a vision board for a makeover.

Late Hour Investing In the Bull Market


with Fred Diehl

Calendar Next session starts Oct 9, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This seminar discusses the economy and actions to take today. The program explores the economy, interest rates and our outlook, current market trends, late-cycle risks and opportunities, and importance of portfolio balance.

Maine Driving Dynamics


with Bureau of Highway Safety Instructor

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jan 27, 2020

This two-class, five hour course offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. The course includes attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. The course format engages students with lectures, videos, and class discussion/participation. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving records. It is important that you arrive at class on time, otherwise you will not receive credit.

Making Change
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Making Change


with Lynn Sheehan

Calendar Next session starts Sep 10, 2019 at 5 pm

Tuesday is a great day for making change! A support group for people ages 13 and up committed to or considering making a change with their substance use. It’s free, confidential, and there is no sign up. Just show up at the York Public Library. Free pizza too! Making Change is not treatment or therapy. Making Change is a one hour, weekly support group that encourages honesty, promotes self-awareness, and inspires positive change. This training is sponsored by a partnership between YACE and Choose to be Healthy Coalition of York Hospital. Pizza donated by Anthony’s, York House of Pizza, and Ruby’s. Thank you for your support! Location: York Public Library

Migration & Borders: Book Club


with Kathryn Miles (Maine Humanities Council)

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Read and listen to short books, stories, poems, and essays related to the theme “Migration & Borders” as it relates to Maine. We will meet once a month to share our thoughts on the books and our own experiences within and beyond Maine’s borders. This informal book club is for EVERYONE! Whether you’re a beginning English speaker/reader or a college professor; whether you’re from Maine or another country, this will be a rich experience for all! The books and other materials are free, and yours to keep! This class is made possible by a generous award from the Maine Humanities Council. Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm, Cost: FREE Meeting Dates: Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5

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