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with Crystal Mills
Have you ever thought of being a hospice volunteer? Hospice volunteers visit with patients who have a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Hospice volunteers offer companionship, support and friendship; and help patients make the most of every day.
This one night course will teach participants what to expect as a hospice volunteer. Potential volunteers will be able to start the application process via their smartphone, laptop or tablet at the training. After that, all of the training and onboarding is online.
Standard First Aid, CPR, AED Adult / Child / Infant (ECSI)
with Andrew Eckman
Note: This is a three-night course. Students must attend all three nights for certification.
Emphasis on life-threatening conditions and focus on critical life-saving skills Updated information on CPR, AED, injuries, and illnesses that is consistent with the CPR and ECC Guidelines as established by the American Heart Association. New and updated content on hemorrhage control, opioid overdose response, compression-only CPR, and COVID-19. Accepted by most regulatory and licensing agencies including ME DHHS and USCG.
Andrew Eckman recently retired after 44 years in emergency services (police, fire, EMS, and emergency management). He has been a medical instructor for more than 30 years and has trained several thousand participants in various life-saving skills.
Stocking Your Pantry for Hard Times
with Laurel Dodge
Please note: The location of this class has changed from what was printed in our brochure. The new location for this class is Great Salt Bay School in Damariscotta.
With inflation driving grocery prices up, what can we do to keep to a budget? The pantry principle can help ease the strain. This beginners’ class will cover multiple ways to save money when stocking up on grocery store food. Included will be information on stocking ingredients needed for home cooking, buying in bulk, stocking up on sale items, using store brands, growing greens and herbs indoors, rotating your pantry stock, and proper storage of pantry items.
Laurel Dodge has been stocking her pantry for 23 years. She likes to share her knowledge with others so they can have practical skills to help them face life circumstances such as job losses, medical crises, or supply chain issues.
It's Cooler in the Shade
with Martha Brooks
Prerequisite: Any Zentangle introductory class and/or a solid familiarity with the basic concepts of the Zentangle Method.
Shading could be said to be the most exciting component of the Zentangle Method! During this 5-week class, you will explore shading basics, and how to apply these skills to the original white, black, Renaissance and grey Zentangle tiles. After your tangles have been placed on your tile, these shading techniques will make your overall design “pop”! Material kits will include a variety of colored paper tiles, Micron and GellyRoll pens, shading pencils and tools. Materials Kits can be picked up at the CLC AE Office in Damariscotta prior to class start date.
Cost of class includes all materials.
As a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), Martha Brooks finds great joy in sharing this fun, relaxing, and easy-to-do art method! She is a retired Speech Pathologist and adjunct professor. Martha loves being a mom, an out-of-the-box thinker, the midcoast of Maine, and creating art using a variety of media!
Migraine & Headache Relief Workshop
with Jade Nelson
Build your self-care approach and add new tools to your toolbox for dealing with migraines and headaches. During our time together. We will cover prevention tips, and learn a few home remedies, and trigger points to help with relief. Discuss the benefits of heat/ice, and practice a combination of stretches and massage techniques to release tension and increase blood flow to the head and neck.
Setting Up a Woodworking Shop (October)
with Rick Gallion
This class will offer information and advice for what are the most important tools to begin with; How to arrange a shop for maximum efficiency; What are options for dust control; What shop-made jigs and fixtures are most needed.
The class will be geared to individual shop owners, so each participant is encouraged to bring a sketch of their shop layout with dimensions so we can discuss options.
Instructor Rick Gallion has been a professional woodworker for over thirty years and has taught many students the craft of woodworking. His shop is designed as a teaching facility. All classes will be held at the Clary Lake Woodworking School at 777 Gardiner Road (Hwy 126), Jefferson. Class size is limited.
Discoveries in Watercolor
with Margaret Dwyer
This workshop will focus on the many different watercolor techniques that are available, both conventional and unconventional, and how they can be applied to nature studies. Students will learn techniques and shortcuts to capture texture and form inspired by the natural world. The results look more natural and less forced. Color choices will be reviewed throughout the class and during demonstrations.
Lots of references and natural specimens (rocks, shells, leaves, pinecones, etc) will be on hand to work from. Knowing more about color and techniques will allow you to make more informed choices during your painting process. Students will go home with a sampling of watercolor studies that can inform future work.
An $18 materials fee is payable to the instructor the night of class or students can purchase and bring items from a materials list provided by the instructor.
Margaret Dwyer holds a BFA and MFA in Visual Arts. Her watercolors have been published in fine art books and magazines and have been included in numerous juried national and international exhibitions. For the last several years she has been the artist in residence at Billings Farm & Museum and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT. Her work is now in Damariscotta at “River Arts” and “Gifts at 136”.
American Red Cross Babysitter Training
with Andrew Eckman
The primary purpose of the Babysitter’s Training course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to give care safely and responsibly for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills and become better babysitters. They will learn how to build a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. This training is designed for youths ages 11 to 15. Space is limited so register early.
Andrew Eckman has been involved in emergency services since 1975, and has served as a police officer, firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, emergency manager, and disaster manager. He has been a medical instructor for more than 30 years.