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Basic Conversational Spanish
with Israel Robles
Hola, mis amigos! Learn basic Spanish vocabulary and sentence structure for conversations like ordering at a restaurant, moving around an international airport, asking for directions, describing tourist destinations, finding hotels, using money, and talking to a doctor, etc. Register to get the link for the livestream session.
Become an Advocate for a Child: CASA Info Night
with Kaela Jalbert, Darren Defoe, Erin Swanson
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
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.
Our Ideal Italian Meal!
with Sarah Hignett
Simple, yet flavorful Italian dishes of chicken piccata, homemade pasta, and lemon sorbet will become a family favorite! Whether you are gluten-free, know someone who is, or need to learn how to use all those alternative flours that were left on the cleared out shelves, join Sarah as she shares many delicious ways to make gluten-free easy and fun! Cost of class does not include food, materials list provided upon registration. Register to get the link for the livestream session. Sarah Hignetts kitchen is gluten-free, but very much flavor-FULL!
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.
Graphic Design with Canva!
with Lisa Robertson
Canva is a powerful, online, free design tool where you create stunning images, posters, documents, and visual presentations with royalty-free stock photos. The online platform is simple to learn and the results are amazing, ready for free download or pay to print through canva! Impress your friends and coworkers with your design skills (shhhh, you don't need to tell them you use canva)! Register to get the link for the livestream session.
Homemade Paper from Recycled Materials
with Jaime Wing
It's easy and fun to make beautiful handmade paper at home! Printmaker and paper artist Jaime Wing will teach you how to turn your trash into treasure. Each piece of paper you make is a unique art piece you can use to write letters, scrapbook, make prints, and so much more! Register to get the link for the livestream session. Jamie is a Portland artist with a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with over ten years of printmaking experience. A member of the Maine Crafts Association and Pickwick Independent Press, Jamie has been teaching printmaking workshops for several years.