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Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Life (Spring 2018)


with Lisa Robertson

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

We live in a society that mass-produces information. Not all of it is true or well grounded in fact. The key challenge in an information age is to know how to judge the quality of the information, opinions, and arguments that we are exposed to on a daily basis. This includes the ideas, arguments and assertions that we see, hear or read in the news, in coursework, on the job and in all human relations. (Class runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March 6 to April 25, no class on 3/27 and 3/28.)

Drum Lessons for Beginners (Spring 2018)


with Timothy Sheehan

Calendar Apr 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Have you always wanted to play the drums? This beginner drum class will have you doing paradiddles in not time!

Estate Planning – Prepare for the Uncertainties of Life (Spring 2018)


with Kathryn Bedell

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Overview of basic 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 Wills, Trusts, Estates and Asset Preservation.

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Falun Gong: Introduction (Spring 2018)


with Marcus Gale

Calendar Apr 9, 2018 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 York Adult Education.

Fearless Public Speaking: Speak, Act And Look Like a Leader


with Bonnie Gross

Calendar Dec 13, 2017

When there are 2 people with the same skills entering a room, delivering a speech, or participating in a meeting– it’s the person who looks, act and sounds like a leader who is memorable in every way. Make sure next time—it’s YOU. This class teaches you the skills not usually taught in traditional “ presentation skills” courses –you will learn secrets of how to speak, look and act like a leader. Don’t be the one who is passed over! Don’t Panic! -Being a calm, confident, impactful presenter starts before you write the first line- it starts with what and how you think. Learn the Skills of the Pros  - the speaking skills of great public speakers, such as John F. Kennedy and Steve Jobs, who have used their voices and speaking style to exude power and influence.

Overcome anxiety

Deliver a powerful message

Sound natural and conversational

Get rid of annoying speech habits such as “um” and “up” tone

Capture and hold the attention of your audience

Improve your voice projection

Learn to be a great  “virtual” speaker on conference calls and webinars

Fine Art Colored Pencil Drawing (Spring 2018)


with Pamela Sawin

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Looking for a career in the Arts? A serious hands on study of drawing with colored pencils of flowers, trees, and nature, pencil quality and paper texture, color blending. Bring your own pencils for this experience with a true artist. All levels welcome.

Gift Certificate

Calendar Dec 1, 2017

Our quality classes make for excellent gifts!  Don't know which class to give?  Just give a York Adult Education Gift Certificate and let them choose!  To purchase a gift certificate, click the register button on the left and then choose the amount you'd like the gift certificate to be.  Happy giving!

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