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with Donna Davis
Would you like to train your brain to function at a higher level? Do you exercise to improve your physical fitness? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then read on…this class is for you. You may realize the importance of physical exercise, yet rarely do we think of the need to perform fitness training for our brain. Brain fitness is now recognized as a key ingredient in our overall well-being and quality of life. Scientists now believe that the brain is able to grow new dendrites and neurons. These exercises can benefit anyone, regardless of age or cognitive ability. This is achieved by stimulating the brain with challenging, novel-enriched activities. Donna Davis has been the Activity Director at the Gorham House for over twenty years delivering quality programming to the Residents who live there. Daytime class will resume in the fall. 8 classes – Wednesdays, 3/7-5/2 (no class 4/18), 5:30-6:30pm, Gorham House, $25
Designing an Appealing Front Yard
with Celeste Dolbec
This introductory course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to design their own residential landscape for their front yard. The basics of the landscape design process, woody and perennial plants, hardscape materials and landscape orthographic drawings will be addressed. The course will culminate with students designing a landscape plan for their front yard. Instructor Celeste Dolbec has a Masters in Landscape Architecture and extensive experience as a landscape designer working with many nurseries throughout Southern Maine. 6 classes – Tuesdays, 5/1-6/5, 6:00-8:00pm, GMS, $89
with Joyce Donald
Hoping to return to the workforce? In an okay job, but you know there’s something more? Distributed your resume, without much response? Time to update that old resume, or create a fabulous new one from scratch? Gain insights into the “hiring manager’s brain”; learn how to artfully-describe your skills so they fit a prospective employer’s needs; and carefully target your resume to land the job you desire? Then launch your resume with helpful job search strategies and interview tips. Plenty of time for Q & A. Bring a resume if you have one and an interesting, relevant job posting. Leave with a workbook, sample resumes, and a format you can use to complete your resume at home. Instructor Joyce Donald’s background includes executive agency resume creation; extensive corporate recruiting, placement and hiring; and technical school career advising. Wednesday, 2/28, 6:00-8:30pm, GMS, $22
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with Stowell Watters
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Instructor, Stowell Watters, is an experienced farmer/gardener with Old Wells Farm. Wednesday, 4/4, 6:00-9:00pm, GMS, $10
Growing Great Berries
with Joel Leak
Berries are delicious, nutritious and easy to grow. Join Master Gardener, Joel Leak, as he provides basic information on how to grow berries (including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and blueberries). He will discuss site selection, 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, 3/13 & 3/20, 6:30-8:30pm, GMS, $24
Growing Your Own Fruit Trees
with Joel Leak
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, 4/3 & 4/10, 6:30-8:30pm, GMS, $24
with Sam Boothby
This course is mandatory for all new hunting licenses, moose permits and doe permits. It will cover proper handling of firearms (rifles and shotguns), map and compass, survival, etc. This class is offered in cooperation with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Participants must attend all classes to become certified and must be 12 years of age or older. Sam Boothby is a master instructor for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and has taught this course for more than 28 years. Wednesday, 3/14, 6:30-8:30pm & Saturday, 3/24, 8:00-4:00pm, GMS, $10 Includes home study as well as class time. You must attend both classes.
LinkedIn for Business (ONLINE COURSE)
with Instructor TBA
LinkedIn is the most popular business social network and the webs' site for professionals to network, build business relationships, and provide or receive referrals. Most people rarely get beyond setting up a profile and therefore miss out on all the advanced features that have come to make LinkedIn so popular. Learn how to set-up your personal profile so that it gets noticed by others. Discover how LinkedIn can be used to generate leads, recruit new employees, and find new jobs. This class will cover all the intricacies of LinkedIn to help you create, customize, and optimize your presence on LinkedIn. Online course offered through LERN, the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning, as part of their UGotClass online program.
April 2-27, 2018
Course fee: $195
Registered students will receive a link directly from UGotClass/LERN to access their online course.
FMI: Follow this link which takes you directly to UGotClass/LERN to register: http://www.yougotclass.org/courses.cfm/Gorham
or Contact Gorham Adult Education at 222-1095.