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Mindfulness:Find your calm in uncertain times

$39

with Venera M. Gattonini

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2020 at 7 pm
1 additional session on Nov 2, 2020

Increase your toolbox of techniques to help decrease stress, sleep better, help you to pause and respond versus react , and find deep relaxation and calm within. Register to get the link for the livestream session.

Social Justice Dialogue for Newcomers

$39

with Michaela Flanders

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 5, 2020 at 7 pm
1 additional session on Nov 2, 2020

Knowing the tenets of social justice dialogue is fundamental to having conversations in the workplace and with friends and family. It can be hard to know what to say when themes on race, gender, sexuality, and religion take front and center. This series utilizes intergroup dialogue and a welcoming atmosphere to get you started. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Michaela Flanders is a junior at Mount Holyoke College, where she majors in Bioethics and Psychology. She is also a Marshwood High School graduate. Michaela is the author of "Sitting in A Circle: Gen Z Feminism and The Spirit", due for release in June 2021 from The Pilgrim Press, as well as a student birth doula with DONA International. As a queer, Asian, religiously mixed woman with health issues, she is committed to use her experiences from listening to her peers, and her own social justice training, to meet the pressing need for education-- especially in small towns-- that has led the U.S. to this moment in history.

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Math Basics

Free

with Marie Enright

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 6, 2020 at 5 pm

From basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and percentages) all the way to real world algebra. This class will provide individualized instruction to help you learn/improve your math skills to succeed in everyday life, the workplace, and/or prepare you for college! Register to get the link for the livestream session.

Become an Advocate for a Child: CASA Info Night

Free

with Kaela Jalbert, Darren Defoe, Erin Swanson

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm

Interested in speaking up for a Maine foster child? Learn more about being a Maine Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASAs are community volunteers appointed to serve as guardians ad litem for children whose parents are involved in a child protection case. The foundation of a CASAs work is to investigate the case and then advise the judge on the childs best interest. These volunteers come from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds and are guided throughout the process by staff attorneys. Right now, there are more foster children than CASAs. If you have a big heart and are willing to speak up for a Maine child, please attend this informational session to learn more. CASAs must be 21 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and attend our comprehensive training. Kaela Jalbert, Darren Defoe, and Erin Swanson oversee the Maine CASA Program from the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta. They work closely with CASA volunteers to provide guidance and feedback throughout all stages of a child protection case. Register to receive the link for the livestream session.

Civil Discourse and Dialogue

$39

with Jacob Garner

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm

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."

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Dancing with Myself

$49

with Robin L Shaw

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm

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

Free

with Beth Knight

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm

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.

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Wonderful Watercolor

$139

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.





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