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BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME, Spring Session
with Lee Sullivan
This ME hoMEworks class covers the process of buying a home: deciding, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency, and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about the down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans, and others. Earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs, including USDA, ME State Housing Authority, and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have a pen and notepad available. Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate. Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive online link.
About Lee: Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.
HEARTSAVER® CPR FOR ADULT, CHILD, AND INFANT
with Ben McKenney
This course trains participants to give CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner and is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Learn how, why, and when to administer CPR: the differences in use on adults, children, and infants; how to react to a choking adult or child; how and when to use an AED; and what the Chain of Survival is and why it is so critical. Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.
Note: CPR certification cards are good for two years and meet the requirements for childcare providers.
HEARTSAVER® FIRST AID
with Ben McKenney
This course is designed for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements. Learn the basics for the most common first aid emergencies, including recognizing them, calling for help, and performing lifesaving skills as well as preventing injury and illness. Please pre-register as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course.
Note: First Aid certification cards are good for two years and meet the requirements for childcare providers.
INSTANT PIANO FOR HOPELESSLY BUSY PEOPLE -LIVE ONLINE
with Craig Coffman
In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Play the piano like a professional by using chords in the comfort of your own home. This course includes an online book, online follow-up video lessons, optional periodic online amp; Q&A sessions, and a recording of the class - enough materials to continue your practice and study on your own! Cover how chords work, getting more out of sheet music by reading less of it, forming the three main types of chords, handling different keys and time signatures, avoiding counting, and simplifying over 12,000 complex chords. The course is part lecture/demonstration and part hands-on instruction. Please have a stable internet connection, a computer, tablet or cellphone, and a piano or keyboard available during class. Pre-registration is required to receive online link.
Craig Coffman, an experienced piano and guitar instructor, professional pianist, and music director, has over 30 years of experience teaching piano privately. His piano and guitar seminars, offered through Community Colleges and Community Education Programs, have been attended by more than 30,000 students throughout the US over the last 27 years. He has a degree in Sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Illinois (where he also studied piano) and a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
HOW TO USE A SMART PHONE: NO YOU’RE NOT A DUMMY
with Megan Brown
Afraid to ask someone how to use your phone? Don’t be! The truth is most of us find out as we go. Different phones often have the same things in different places. Let’s join forces and figure this out together! Please preregister as space is limited.
VOTING DOWN THE ROSE: FLORENCE BROOKS WHITEHOUSE AND MAINE’S FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
with Ann Gass
This talk is based on the above-named book, published in 2014, in which Ann wrote about her great-grandmother, Florence Brooks Whitehouse. Florence was a novelist, painter, vocalist, and mother of three sons when she first joined the suffrage movement in 1914. We explore Florence’s life up to 1914 and her leadership in moving suffrage forward in Maine, joining forces with national leader Alice Paul in a desperate, last-ditch effort to ensure that the Maine legislature ratified the 19th Amendment through which most women won voting rights. Slides of historic photos accompany this lively talk. Please pre-register as a minimum of 4 people is required to run the course.
PHOTOGRAPHY: AFTER DARK -LIVE ONLINE
with Mike Leonard
In this one-night class, we will explore all the things you need to know to take successful images after the sun sets and before the sun rises. This session reviews exposure, how to shoot images in the dark - including the Milky Way and Aurora - and how to capture your best photo under just moonlight. We will review equipment helpful for nighttime photography, including using a cell phone. Preregistration is required to receive online link.
About Mike: Mike Leonard has been taking pictures for more than 40 years and among his favorite subjects to shoot are nighttime scenes including lightning and Aurora, and in the daytime, he likes shooting landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses and more. His work is frequently on covers of The Notes publication in Yarmouth, Maine, In the Maine Activities Guide, on the local CBS affiliate in weathercasts and his work has also been featured in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks and nationally on the Weather Channel.
with Marianne Wyer
Gain the benefits of yoga exercise without being on the floor! The chair is used as your foundation and support. This program is beneficial to all regardless of age or flexibility. Simple stretching, guided breathing, and individual adjustments aid in gaining strength, balance, and vitality. Optional: Bring water for hydration. You may also bring a mat to place under your chair if you would like. Please pre-register as we need a minimum of 4 people to run the course.