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Certificate in Computer Skills for the Office
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Certificate in Computer Skills for the Office


with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Feb 6, 2024

Bring your Office skills to a whole new level by diving into a suite set of powerful instructional courses. Excel with Excel, and move from the basics to an advanced level. Employ all of your newly-learned tips and tricks to unlock new dimensions from your data. Plus, expand your presentation prowess, with courses that deliver on the functional basics of the PowerPoint application while boosting your visual design skillset. Watch well-crafted video tutorials while reinforcing your learning with built-in knowledge checks, interactive exercises, and interactive games. Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion And with this special pricing, you'll get the Excel Basics course free and a cumulative discount of 38%, versus buying each course separately.

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Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People


with Craig Coffman

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2024 at 6:30 pm

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords.  Since this class is being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all.  And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.  An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included.    A recording of the class is included as well.   The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hands on instruction. 

Topics include:

  • How chords work in a song     
  • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it     
  • How to form the three main types of chords     
  • How to handle different keys and time signatures     
  • How to avoid “counting”     
  • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

Ukulele for Beginners


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm
2 additional sessions through Apr 23, 2024

Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular and you don't even have to know how to read music! On the uke you can knock out folk music, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, tunes old and new -- even classical music. Duncan Perry, who has taught more than 700 students of all ages, will introduce you to essential chords and playing techniques using commonly known songs. Oh, and there are lots of laughs along the way. And, learning to play an instrument is good for your brain! You will need a playable ukulele and an electronic tuneror a tuner app. And when folks hear you play this happy instrument, well, they just have tosmile! If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for information. What are you waiting for? Grab a uke and get ready for a musical adventure, then spread the joy!

Please feel free to reach out to Duncan if you have questions. His email is or cell phone is 207-219-8055.


Maine's Death with Dignity Act


with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 5, 2024 at 6:30 pm

There is still a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation about Maine's compassionate end-of-life care option. Many providers and patients in Maine are still not familiar with Maine's Death with Dignity Act. In effect since September 2019, the law permits physicians to practice medical aid-in-dying under specific circumstances. Know the facts and, if qualified, the right to access medical aid in dying if they choose. Join this class to get fact-based information and all the details you need to know about Maine's law, how to have the conversation with your physician, and how to qualify for the law or support your loved one who may be qualifying.

A recent attendee said, "This was a very informative class and I am glad I attended.  It is good for patients, caregivers and healthcare workers."

The day before the Zoom meeting an email will be sent out to all who register with the Zoom meeting ID and passcode.

Northern Viewpoint Book Club - March - "The Last Carolina Girl"


with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 7, 2024 at 6 pm

A searing book club novel for fans of Where the Crawdad's Sing and The Girls in the Stilt House following one girl fighting for her family, her body, and her right to create a future all her own

Some folks will do anything to control the wild spirit of a Carolina girl...

For fourteen-year-old Leah Payne, life in her beloved coastal Carolina town is as simple as it is free. Devoted to her lumberjack father and running through the wilds where the forest meets the shore, Leah's country life is as natural as the Loblolly pines that rise to greet the Southern sky.

When an accident takes her father's life, Leah is wrenched from her small community and cast into a family of strangers with a terrible secret. Separated from her only home, Leah is kept apart from the family and forced to act as a helpmate for the well-to-do household. When a moment of violence and prejudice thrusts Leah into the center of the state's shameful darkness, she must fight for her own future against a world that doesn't always value the wild spirit of a Carolina girl.

Set in 1935 against the very real backdrop of a recently formed state eugenics board, The Last Carolina Girl is a powerful and heart-wrenching story of fierce strength, forgotten history, autonomy, and the places and people we ultimately call home.


American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED (New Certs.)


with Eddie Plourde

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 23, 2024 at 8:30 am

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program provides participants with the knowledge and skills they need to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.  The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.  The program offers a choice of first aid, CPR and AED courses to meet the needs of various training needs of diverse audiences.

No previous training is required, and certification is good for 2-years.

Auto Buying 101


with Abbey Ramsay

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 10, 2024 at 6 pm

Looking to buy a new vehicle?  Let Abbey help you cover all your bases when searching for that perfect vehicle!

Explore your credit score and the factors that contribute to this number.

Creating a budget and finding an affordable monthly payment.

Shopping for and purchasing the right vehicle at a dealership or private sale and negotiating a fair price.

Coverage and maintenance for your new vehicle.

Maine Driving Dynamics

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 15, 2024 at 8:30 am

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is designed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.

A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and may be eligible for insurance discount.

Questions regarding your license should be addressed to Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000.

Beginning February 24th, 2020, fees for canceled registrations will no longer be refunded.  No show, no refund.

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