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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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with Kathy DeMatteis

Calendar Current session started Feb 23, 2024 at 4 pm

Pierogi or Pierogies are filled dumplings, made by wrapping unleavened dough around a filling, and occasionally flavored with a savory or sweet garnish and cooking in boiling water. Pierogi or their varieties are associated with the cuisines of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. 

Bring the kids and learn how to cook authentic hand rolled Pierogies from a third generation Ukrainian.  You will make approx. 200 pierogies.

Class will be held Friday night from 4-8 pm and then again on Saturday from 10-2 pm.  This is a 2 part class, you will need to be available both days.



Crayon Sun Catchers


with Melissa Corbin

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 26, 2024 at 3 pm

Students will have so much fun making these colorful sun catchers!  They can choose from 1 color to a rainbow of colors.   We will have several different designs they can choose from stars, hearts, circle and several more.  

This is open to students in 1st grade up. 

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

FAFSA and more


with Melissa Ivey

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 27, 2024 at 9 am
5 additional sessions through May 7, 2024

The MEOC works with adults who are interested in furthering their education. We are able to help individuals explore career options. Depending on the career and path you have chosen, it may be supporting you while you are completing a high school diploma/HiSet, a certificate, or a college degree. We also help you fill out college applications and the FASFA. For others, the focus is on finding the funds available to them through grants and scholarships.

Once you have registered for a session the instructor will contact you.  She will see what your needs are and if you would like to meet in person, over the phone or via zoom.

Mandala Dots for Kids


with Melissa Corbin

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 27, 2024 at 3 pm

Mandala comes from the Sanskrit word 'Mandal' meaning circle. ... It is a circular symmetrical design with repetitions of patterns, that create an illusion of motion.

We will be practicing on paper how to make designs.  Once students are comfortable with the tools and design making we will move on to a canvas.  

All materials for this class will be provided for the students.  They will want to bring a snack.  Class will go from 3:15 to 5pm.

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.


Adult Driver Training
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Adult Driver Training


with Aaron Buzza

Calendar Next session starts Feb 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Must be 18 or older to participate.

This course will prepare you to take the State of Maine written exam and road test in order to obtain your permit and/or license.

The class meets in person to complete the in-class portion. During that time your permit application and required paperwork will be submitted to the state for you to receive your driver's permit. When your permit is received, the instructor will schedule your driving times individually.

Those adults currrently holding a permit in need of road time are also encouraged to enroll.  We can discuss applicable fees and driving times.

The cost covers in-class time (approx 8 hours), driving time with the instructor in his vehicle (up to 6 hours), and application fee for the state. We have added this course to the list of approved state of Maine training providers. If you are a recipient of services from qualifying agencies (Fedcap, ACAP, Career Center, HOPE, etc.), there's a strong likelihood that you will qualify for the course fee to be covered.

If you are unable to pay for this course on your own and aren't sure where to turn, we can help you figure out your next steps. Payment plans are also available.

Before you can start the course you must provide us with a copy of your ID and social security card.  If you are under the age of 23, you must also provide your birth certificate with the embossed seal.  Notarized copies are NOT acceptable.

There will be NO CLASS on March 6th.

Academic credit will be awarded to SAD 1 Adult & Community Education high school diploma students.

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