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Introduction to QuickBooks Online

$69

with Brenda Doloff

Calendar Jan 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

QuickBooks is an accounting software that helps small businesses keep records of their transactions--cash sales, sales on account, bills, expenses, and much more. You do not need to be an accountant to use or learn Quickbooks Online; however, a trained accountant is recommended to provide financial advice, help a business maintain well-kept and accurate records, and keep a business current with tax laws. It is not required that students have a subscription to Quickbooks Online. Some students may be considering switching from the desktop version, and others may be just interested in learning about this accounting software because it has been praised as “one of the best full-featured accounting software options around”, according to Intuit. This four-week class is designed to introduce students to the basics of Quickbooks Online. Students will be introduced to the dashboard, navigation bar, settings menu, and global create button. Additionally, students will be shown how to do the following: Create a company, set up a few accounts and create a list of products and services; Add customers and vendors; Create invoices and sales receipts; Enter bills and expenses; Independent practice will be impossible for students who do not have a subscription. However, a part of each hour-long class involves asking students to volunteer to give instructions as to where to go to complete certain tasks to review what they have learned.

6 classes, Thursdays, 1/21 - 3/4, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, virtual, $69

Virtual Creative Writing Workshop

$49

with Lorraine Lindstedt

Calendar Jan 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Join Lorraine Lindstedt and beat that cooped up winter blues! Sit down and write that story you've always wanted to tell. This online Zoom workshop will get your creative juices flowing with the use of writing prompts and breakout sessions, plus the opportunity to share your work with others for valuable feedback. Lorraine Lindstedt has attended various writing workshops and is a well-travelled storyteller, highlighting the humorous side of life. She uses her writing skills as editor of her church newsletter. The class will also have two guest speakers. Elizabeth Peavy will join the class on Feb 10th. Elizabeth Peavey is the author of three books and countless print columns and features, including Down East magazine, where she is a contributing editor. Her one-woman show, My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother, received the Maine Literary Award for Best Drama. She has taught memoir writing to groups ranging from MFA candidates to middle schoolers, and she served as lecturer of public speaking at the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years. She is a frequent keynote and guest lecturer at conferences and schools, and she provides communications training – with an emphasis on story. Paul St. Cyr will join the class on Feb 24th. Paul St. Cyr is a retired history teacher from Westbrook. His specific interest is the American Civil War in which he has written two historical fiction books focusing on the impact the war had on the south. He has also written two biographies, one about his local family and another about a Westbrook High School graduate who played major league baseball. Outside of writing his favorite pastime is researching.

4 classes, Wednesday, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24 & 3/10, 6:30pm-8:30pm, virtual, $49

*Class links and any additional materials will be emailed prior to the start of class. 

Virtual Class - Candle Folklore and Meditation

$30

with Martin Gagnon

Calendar Feb 11, 2021 at 7 pm

Candles have been a part of ceremonies and folklore for centuries. They have symbolized milestones such as birth and death while embodying emotions such as hope. Join the Mellow Mainer to learn the history of candles in world folklore and take part in a special candle meditation. Martin Gagnon, a certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor and founder of Mellow Mainer Meditation, recognizes the tremendous stress relief of regular meditation and outdoor activity. He believes that Nature is our greatest teacher. Emphasizing a more holistic approach to wellness, he completed a certificate of studies in Integrative Health through the University of Minnesota. This included studies in Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, Herbal Medicine and additional training in Mindfulness. He is currently studying to become a certified Shaman.

Thursday, 2/11, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, virtual class, $30

*Class links and any additional materials will be emailed prior to the start of class.

Virtual Class - Beautiful You Color and Clothing

$45

with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Feb 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Do you know what colors look best on you? Learn to select clothing colors that flatter your eyes, hair and skin coloring. Prior to class, you’ll send selfies of your face to the instructor so she can determine if you're warmer or cooler in coloring. You’ll watch your appearance change as the instructor virtually “drapes” different shades of colors over your photo. In addition to learning about your most flattering colors, you’ll receive general recommendations for eye shadows, blush and lipsticks based on your coloring. Soon you’ll be rethinking the colors you wear – from clothes, to jewelry, to makeup! Candace is owner of Radiant Image and has 30 years of branding and marketing experience working with a variety of organizations throughout northern New England. Her mission is to apply her wealth of experience to people, particularly women, to increase their self-confidence by helping them feel great about their appearance and their ability to connect effectively with others.

Monday, 2/22, 5:30pm-7:30pm, virtual, $45

*Class links and any additional materials will be emailed prior to the start of class.

Virtual Class - Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? - Session I
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Virtual Class - Are You Having Trouble Controlling the Way You Eat? - Session I

Free

with Recovery Anonymous Food Addicts

Calendar Feb 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) offers a solution for all forms of food addiction. Many people are finding recovery in FA from obesity, under-eating, bulimia, and obsession with food and weight. There are no dues or fees. Come join the one night Zoom informational sessions. Call coordinator Kate V. for access information 207-529-5550.

Session I, Tuesday, 2/23, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, virtual, free

Please call: Kate V at 207-529-5550 to register

Virtual Class - Meditating on Nature’s Wisdom

$39

with Martin Gagnon

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 3 weeks

The natural world has so much to teach us about daily living when we practice mindfulness and stillness. From the plant and animal life to the natural landscape, nature offers many lessons that can enhance our emotional and physical wellbeing. Join Martin Gagnon, a certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor, for three powerful evenings as he leads nature-based meditations. No meditation experience is necessary. Martin Gagnon, a certified Meditation and Mindfulness instructor and founder of Mellow Mainer Meditation, recognizes the tremendous stress relief of regular meditation and outdoor activity. He believes that Nature is our greatest teacher. Emphasizing a more holistic approach to wellness, he completed a certificate of studies in Integrative Health through the University of Minnesota. This included studies in Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, Herbal Medicine and additional training in Mindfulness. He is currently studying to become a certified Shaman.

3 classes, Mondays, 3/1-3/15, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, virtual class, $39

Class links and any additional materials will be emailed prior to the start of class. 

Growing Your Own Fruit Trees

$30

with Joel Leak

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Do you want to grow fruit trees, but don’t know where to begin? Join Master Gardener, Joel Leak, as he provides basic information on how to grow apples, pears and stone fruits (including peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries). He will discuss varieties, planting, pollination, insect pests, diseases and pruning. Joel has been gardening for 40 years and started with a small vegetable garden when he was young. He graduated from the Cumberland County Master Gardener program in 2001. He has over 40 fruit trees, 10 grape vines, many berry bushes, and a large vegetable garden.

2 classes – Tuesdays, 3/2 & 3/9, 6:30pm-8:30pm, GMS, $30

Keeping Germs Away with Essential Oils: DIY Online Workshop

$20

with Elissa Nauman

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Go “green” with your Spring cleaning this year using essential oils! You will learn to make cleaning and health-support products that contain just a few simple ingredients that are safe and non-toxic. In addition, you will learn about other products that you can make to support you and your family during winter illnesses. You will be given instructions to create your own concoctions at home, which we will make live on Zoom. You will also learn tips and tricks for keeping your home clean, healthy and smelling good. We will make a stone-safe kitchen cleaner, dusting cloths, an air freshener and a hand sanitizer. Participants may choose how many items they would like to make, and materials will be available if needed, for a fee that is at-cost to the instructor. Information and details will be emailed to each registrant about 2 weeks prior to the class. Elissa Nauman is a certified essential oils coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and is also the owner of Restoring Through Nature, an essential oils consultation and education business. This is her third year teaching through Gorham Adult Education, and she has also taught essential oils classes in Windham/Raymond and in Westbrook.

Tuesday, 3/2, 6:30pm-8:00pm, virtual, $20





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