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ATV SAFETY
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ATV SAFETY

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with Recreational Safety Division Representative

Riding an ATV can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, whether it's in your own back yard, or exploring on the thousands of miles of trails available in Maine. ATVs (including UTVs and off-road motorcycles) can also be useful around the woodlot or farm and let's face it, they're simply fun to ride! It's important to ride safely, responsibly, and to be prepared before you go. Many ATV trails reside on private land. Respecting these generous private landowners by riding responsibly is critical to maintaining trail access. Educating yourself before you go is an important component of being a safe and responsible offroad operator. Youth ages 10 to under 16, must successfully complete an approved ATV Safety Certification course to legally operate on land other than their own. Anyone 16 years of age or older is encouraged t o take the course to be educated and prepared for safe riding. The ATVSafety Course is available in two different formats: online and in-person. Students 12 and older can complete the Official Maine ATV/Snowmobile Safety course online at offroad-ed.com/maine. The cost to register for the online course is $34.95. Upon successful completion of the online course, students will receive their Maine ATV/Snowmobile Safety Certification card. FMI or for a listing of live courses, go to https://www.maine.gov/ifw/programs-resources/educational-programs/safety-courses/atv-safety.html 

 

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL (BHP) TRAINING & CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - LIVE ONLINE

Free

with Jeffrey Carpenter

Looking for meaningful work? Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life. Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great! As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) can make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community with this wonderful ONLINE training and certificate program. This training will prepare you for employment through local social service agencies and equip you to work with children who qualify for services. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. You will complete 12 online modules and then three 4-hour live (in-person or virtual) sessions. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood-borne pathogen training and Child and Adult First Aid and CPR certification. In just 40 hours, our free remote training program can get you certified and on your way to a life-changing profession. Must be a Maine resident and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma, or equivalent, to become certified .Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

     Time Varies: Course is “At Your Own Pace” but must be completed 

       within one year

     Online

     Jeffrey Carpenter

     Free

As the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) through Woodfords Family Services, Jeffrey recruits Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state. He is here to answer your questions and address technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training.

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BREATH-TAKING 101 - ONLINE

$37

with Carole Freeman

Life is easier when you breathe easier. It’s estimated that 85% of us unknowingly use some type of poor breathing pattern that’s connected to feeling sick and tired. This class has helped many people feel healthier and stronger simply by learning to switch their every-day breathing to a more beneficial pattern. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

     Online at your convenience

About Carole: Carole Freeman is a Respiratory Therapist and Breathing Specialist and holds a graduate degree in Health Sciences from Loma Linda University Medical Center. She focuses on the relatively new field of pulmonary medicine in recognizing and treating breathing disorders.

HIGH ALTITUDE VACATIONING - ONLINW

$47

with Carole Freeman

Don’t spoil your trip to a higher altitude - condition your body first. People often feel shortness of breath, light headed and fatigued at higher altitudes because their bodies work harder, while taking in less oxygen. Anxiety increases, your enjoyment decreases. You’ll have more energy, feel better and enjoy your trip when you condition your body first to increase oxygenation and endurance. Do the same preparation that elite athletes do with this 4-week, self-paced course at home, even if you live at sea level. Online at your convenience. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

REAL ESTATE SALES AGENT COURSE INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEMENTS OF REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE -ONLINE

$370

with Bob Joslyn

Topics covered include: industry overview/organization, Maine Real Estate Commission, agency relationships, product knowledge, property valuation, the appraisal process, financing the transaction, contracts, closings, and federal and state laws. Fee includes textbook PDF (hard copy available from Center for Real Estate for an additional fee), one year of access to the course, instructor feedback after the three quizzes and the final exam, and twice monthly Q&A drop-in sessions via Zoom. A certificate of completion is awarded with a grade of 75% or above, required for the state licensing exam ($85 fee), which must be taken within one year of satisfactory course completion. When you affiliate with a real estate agency and apply for your license, there is a $100 fee, along with a $21 criminal records check fee (some companies may offer to pay this fee when you affiliate with them). Required: Attendees must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent to get a license, but a diploma is not required to take this class.

     Time Varies: Course is “At Your Own Pace” but must be completed within one year.

Bob Joslyn has been a licensed real estate broker in ME since 1988 and a solo agent at Keller Williams Realty for the past eight years. He has enjoyed helping many buyers and sellers make informed real estate decisions. Bob has been an instructor at Husson University for more than 20 years, teaching numerous business courses

THE FEMALE BRAIN ON STRESS - ONLINE

$29

with Carole Freeman

This course is designed to help women understand how stress affects them differently than men. It explains how women’s brains are wired to react to physical danger and life-threatening situations, and how this can impact their perception of reality and stress responses. The course also provides insights into how women can use their unique talents to approach stress in a healthy way. Online at your convenience. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.

 

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THE POWER OF KINDNESS

Free

with Jeff Edelstein

Nearly 20 people came out for our first course on The Power of Kindness in the Fall of 2023! Join this growing movement of Sacopee Valley residents who are coming together to support each other and our communities through Acts of Kindness both large and small, and through kindness community activities, both new and time-tested. Meeting dates and locations will be determined. Please pre-register if possible, allowing individuals to be contacted with further information.

 

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SCRABBLE WITH FRIENDS

Free

with BML Staff/Volunteers

“Scrabble Meet” is a group of word game enthusiasts who enjoy the camaraderie of others as much as, if not more than, the challenges of finding “just the right” word match for scoring points in this ever-popular board game. We are always on the lookout for new players/friends.

     Wed. 12-2:30 p.m., Ongoing, join anytime!

 





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