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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

Pilates/ Yoga Combination - Session I

$95

with Theresa Labrecque

Calendar Jan 25, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR THE IN-PERSON CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASS PLEASE REGISTER UNDER THE VIRTUAL OPTION.

Join Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Theresa Labrecque, for a class that will blend the core conditioning and full body strengthening of Pilates with the flexibility and lengthening of yoga for a balanced workout for all levels. Theresa has been a certified group fitness instructor for over 20 years, teaching Pilates for more than 13 years and Yoga for seven. She is committed to providing functional strengthening to all ages and ability levels.

Session I: 14 classes, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/25-3/17 (no class 2/15 & 2/17), 7:00pm-8:00pm, GMS, $95

NO DROP INS DUE TO COVID-19

 

Virtual - Pilates/ Yoga Combination - Session I

$95

with Theresa Labrecque

Calendar Jan 25, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER FOR THE IN-PERSON CLASS PLEASE REGISTER UNDER PILATES/YOGA COMBINATION.

Join Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Theresa Labrecque, for a virtual class that will blend the core conditioning and full body strengthening of Pilates with the flexibility and lengthening of yoga for a balanced workout for all levels. Theresa has been a certified group fitness instructor for over 20 years, teaching Pilates for more than 13 years and Yoga for seven. She is committed to providing functional strengthening to all ages and ability levels.

Session I: 14 classes, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/25-3/17 (no class 2/15 & 2/17), 7:00pm-8:00pm, Virtual, $95

Note: Virtual class is the same as the Pilates/Yoga class and will run simultaneously with the in-person class.

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

Zumba - Session I

$70

with Barbara Kenney

Calendar Jan 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

NO DROP INS DUE TO COVID-19

Dance to great music, with great people and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Zumba is the perfect combo of fun and fitness. You don’t need any previous dance experience, just bring your dancing feet and join the fun! You’ll love the workout and the results. Barbara Kenney has been a certified Zumba instructor since 2010. Barbara holds a Masters of Business Education, Masters of Business Science and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. She loves to dance, teach and especially enjoys when her students are having a great time. 

Wednesdays - Session I, 7 classes, 1/27-3/17 (no class on 2/17) 5:30pm - 6:30pm, GMS, $70

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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 - Ukulele for Beginners

$75

with Duncan Perry

Calendar Feb 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

 Go crazy with Ukulele! Join our beginner’s course! Want to discover the hottest, happiest musical instrument around? Here’s your chance to learn to play the ukulele. This little instrument is versatile and a blast to play (with regular practice, of course). On it you can knock out folk tunes, rock, samba, blues, pop, jazz, country, reggae, classical music as well as songs grandma knows. The ukulele can go most anywhere with you because it’s small and lightweight. Our beginners’ ukulele course is meant for people with no musical background – including people who think they are musically challenged! And, you don’t even need to know how to read music! You will learn the essentials of playing ukulele in a relaxed setting from a popular and seasoned ukulele instructor who loves to bring the aloha of this wonderful instrument to one and all. Using familiar songs, he introduces you to chords, strumming and fingerpicking…truly a fun way to learn the ukulele. You will need to have a playable ukulele and an electronic tuner. If you need to buy a ukulele, Friendly River Music in Cornish, Midtown Music in Biddeford and Ear Craft Music in Dover, NH are offering discounts on ukuleles to our students. Duncan Perry, a multi-instrumentalist, has been playing ukulele for over 12 years. He is a popular and experienced teacher and performer who offers classes up and down the Southern coast of Maine.

4 classes – Mondays, 2/8-3/1, 6:00pm-7:30pm, virtual, $75 

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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.





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