Five Town CSD adult education winter classes begin Jan. 27

Jan 20, 2014

Rockport — The Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education Winter brochure is available and classes are filling up. With more than 160 classes offered from January to April, adult ed gives the public lots of reasons to get out this winter.

New classes this time include American Sign Language, Animation, Basketweaving, Bats, Carving the Dragon-headed Scoop, Democratizing the Economy, Digital Darkroom, Genealogy, Homebuyers Education, Needle Felting, Science for Homeowners, Solar Energy for Your Home and classes on both running and triathalons. New cooking classes feature Armenian, Caribbean, Lebanese and Tofu and Tempeh.

Popular returning classes include Backyard Chickens, Collage, Middle Eastern Dance, East Coast Swing, Waltz, Entrepreneurship, Ergonomics for Gardeners, Fly Tying, Furniture Refinishing, Jewelry Technique, Magic, Piano, Printmaking and Stretch and Tone.

Adult Ed also offers a warm, safe place to do indoor walking — open anytime the school is open for adult ed classes.

Several classes are available for those who would like to improve their job skills during the upcoming winter semester, which runs Jan. 27 to April 17.

Essential office applications are covered in classes for Word, Excel and QuickBooks. Those who need to learn graphics skills can sign up for InDesign, while those more interested in data can take FileMaker Pro. There also will be an Entrepreneur Workshop taught by the expert members of West Bay Rotary. A business owner with an established business has several options for one — or two- night workshops that can easily fit in their schedule, including PR Boot Camp, Think Like a Customer and Make Every Word Mean Business. An eight-week course on medical terminology is also being offered.

Starting Monday, Jan. 27, CPR and First Aid certification will be offered for three weeks.

This class runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and covers CPR for all ages: adult, child and infant. Rescue breathing, choking relief, and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) use will also be addressed. Learn how to recognize and respond appropriately to an emergency. This class is taught by instructors from Northeast Mobile Health Services and is held at Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport.

For more information visit fivetowns.maineadulted.org, or call 236-7800, option 5.

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