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Cooking With BoomerTECH Adventures

$29

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Jan 1, 2024

In this course, BoomerTECH Adventures guides Chris, Jill, and Ed share their love of cooking and enjoyment for lots of different types of foods. You will learn how to prepare several tasty stirfries using traditional Chinese flavorings, make fresh pasta, turn leftover sweet potatoes into gnocchi, stir up a great fried rice, and give ramen soup a delicious upgrade. In addition, discover an easy way to make your own pita pockets, flatbreads, and tortillas. Plus, you will see a way to combine the benefits of cooking on cast iron with your love of grilling. We haven’t forgotten dessert! Who can resist a delectable chocolate brownie torte or apple pie?

Begins: Upon Registration

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.

Class access available until June 30, 2024

Registration Fee: $29

BoomerTECH Adventures helps Boomers and Seniors create, connect, and contribute using today’s technology. These courses are fully asynchronous, online courses that students complete on their own time and at your own speed. Each course is a PDF booklet with information about the class, instructions on using the class, and the content of the class (videos and articles). The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email and/or online chat.

BoomerTECH Adventures courses are developed by Jill Spencer, Ed Brazee,  and Chris Toy, all Maine educators.

Will run

Create & Deliver Online Zoom Courses

$29

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Jan 1, 2024

Create & Deliver Online Zoom Courses

This course is a step-by-step guide using the Zoom platform to design an online course. It is packed with easy-to-follow videos that explain and demonstrate how to use Zoom and appropriate instructional tips to build an engaging online course in any subject. You will learn everything you need to know about Zoom—getting set up with Zoom, settings, security, instructional strategies, building community, Zoom tips for instructors and students, and much more. In addition to the step-by-step instructions for the 11 primary videos we provide several other resources— videos and articles—that will help you solve any questions you have about building your online course.

Begins: Upon registration.  

Registration: $29

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

Class access available until June 30, 2024

A Maine based company, BTA has worked with Boomers (and Seniors) since 2014 providing face-to-face and virtual consulting, online courses, workshops, and many FREE resources, both print and video.

BoomerTECH Adventures courses are developed by Jill Spencer, Ed Brazee,  and Chris Toy, all Maine educators.

 

 

 

Introduction to Zoom Basics

$29

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Jan 1, 2024

Introduction to Zoom Basics

Using Zoom more than ever? Here is a great way to learn everything you need to know about the Zoom Video Conferencing platform. The course videos demonstrate examples of using Zoom on different devices—smartphones, tablets, and computers. Course content  includes: Muting audio and video; using chat; screen sharing; recording; trouble shooting; scheduling meetings; break-out rooms; and more. This course is appropriate for Zoom beginners as well as those who have used Zoom and want  to learn more.

Begins: Upon Registration

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

Class access available until June 30, 2024

Registration: $29

BoomerTECH Adventures guides, Jill, Chris,and Ed are available to answer any of your questions at ed@boomertechadventures.com.

 

BoomerTECH Adventures courses are developed by Jill Spencer, Ed Brazee,  and Chris Toy, all Maine educators.

Take Fabulous Photos of the Flora and Fauna in Your World

$29

with Boomer TECH

Calendar Jan 1, 2024

Take Fabulous Photos of the Flora and Fauna in Your World 

This course shows you how to take beautiful photos of flowers, plants, and wildlife. Four easy-to-follow videos demonstrate and give examples of each of the topics which include: Using focus, exposure and HDR features to capture the beauty ofyour surroundings; ways to avoid blurry images; tips for composing your images; and editing options that turn so-so images into stunning images. In addition to the instructional videos, we have several articles with usefull information to build your repertoire of photographic strategies. This course is made for you if you want to learn to use your camera or significantly upgrade your skills and abilities.

Begins: Upon Registration

Location: Online - You view class at your convenience! The instructors provide personalized support for the class via email.

Class access available until June 30, 2024

Registration: $29

BoomerTECH Adventures guides, Jill, Chris,and Ed are available to answer any of your questions at ed@boomertechadventures.com.

BoomerTECH Adventures courses are developed by Jill Spencer, Ed Brazee,  and Chris Toy, all Maine educators.

Unlock Safari’s Secrets on Your iPhone in Just Five Lessons

$29

with BoomerTECH Adventures

Calendar Jan 1, 2024

Unlock Safari’s Secrets on Your iPhone in Just Five Lessons 

You are on the go with your iPhone in hand and want to do a quick search on  the internet. Safari, Apple’s browser, is the place to start because it provides a  variety of cool features. The iPhone app has some differences from the iPad  version. We will explore all of the choices on Safari’s opening page, review  efficient search strategies, look at the hidden possibilities within the share feature, come to see the advantages of Reader View, and more. After  completing the five lessons you will truly know the ins and outs of Safari on your  iPhone.

 

Class access available until June 30, 2024

Registration: $29

BoomerTECH Adventures guides, Jill, Chris,and Ed are available to answer any of your questions at ed@boomertechadventures.com.

BoomerTECH Adventures courses are developed by Jill Spencer, Ed Brazee, and Chris Toy, all Maine educators. 

Sheet Pan Dinners
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Sheet Pan Dinners

$20
Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

 Maranacook Adult and Community Education is excited to announce the first in a series of classes, in association with MaineGeneral Health and the Peter Alfond Prevention and Healthy Living Center. RSU 38 is committed to providing fitness and wellness classes and activities to our local community members, as well as all others who want to walk a pathway thway to better health. Join us in taking the first steps leading to a better you!

Here is the link to the Sheet Pan Dinners cooking class at Maranacook High School: 

Sheet Pan Dinners

Registration Information

To register for a class:  

Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center Policies 

1. Go to www.mainegeneral.org/classes-events. 

2. Choose the class you want. You can  search for a class name or choose a  category of classes to explore. 

3. Complete all registration information. 

4. We accept credit and debit cards.  

Payment is required upon registration. 

5. We will confirm your registration by email. 

If you need help registering, are seeking  financial assistance or would like to request a  special accommodation, please call  

872-4102.  

The Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center will make reasonable modifications  and accommodations to make sure people  with disabilities have equal opportunity to  participate in all classes and events. 

If you are a person with a disability who  requires an accommodation to participate fully  in a Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  class or event, please let us know at least  48 hours before the start of the class or event. 

Questions or concerns? Call 872-4102 or  4 email PHL@mainegeneral.org.

Senior, Veteran, MaineGeneral  and Second Household  Member Discounts 

We offer a 20 percent discount per  class to: 

• Seniors (age 65 and older) 

• Veterans (those who served in  the armed forces of the United  States) 

• Current MaineGeneral  

employees 

• Second member of a household  who registers for the same class 

Payment Assistance 

Additional help paying for classes is  available on an as-needed basis: 

• 50 percent off the cost of class  (limited to two classes per  

quarter)  to better health. Join us in taking the first steps leading to a better you!

Here is the link to the Sheet Pan Dinners cooking class at Maranacook High School: 

Sheet Pan Dinners

Registration Information

To register for a class:  

Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center Policies 

1. Go to www.mainegeneral.org/classes-events. 

2. Choose the class you want. You can  search for a class name or choose a  category of classes to explore. 

3. Complete all registration information. 

4. We accept credit and debit cards.  

Payment is required upon registration. 

5. We will confirm your registration by email. 

If you need help registering, are seeking  financial assistance or would like to request a  special accommodation, please call  

872-4102.  

The Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  Center will make reasonable modifications  and accommodations to make sure people  with disabilities have equal opportunity to  participate in all classes and events. 

If you are a person with a disability who  requires an accommodation to participate fully  in a Peter Alfond Prevention & Healthy Living  class or event, please let us know at least  48 hours before the start of the class or event. 

Questions or concerns? Call 872-4102 or  4 email PHL@mainegeneral.org.

Senior, Veteran, MaineGeneral  and Second Household  Member Discounts 

We offer a 20 percent discount per  class to: 

• Seniors (age 65 and older) 

• Veterans (those who served in  the armed forces of the United  States) 

• Current MaineGeneral  

employees 

• Second member of a household  who registers for the same class 

Payment Assistance 

Additional help paying for classes is  available on an as-needed basis: 

• 50 percent off the cost of class  (limited to two classes per  

quarter) 

• 100 percent off the cost of class  (limited to one class per quarter) 

Delays and Cancellations 

We reserve the right to cancel a  class due to low enrollment or  unexpected events such as weather.  If that occurs, we will notify you by  email and/or a phone call and your  class fees will be refunded. 

Weather Cancellations 

If we need to cancel a class session  because of weather, we will put  a message on our voicemail at  861-5257 at least two hours before  the class start time. We also list  weather cancellations on our  Facebook page:  

www.facebook.com/mainegeneralphl. 

Refunds 

If class is cancelled, your registration fee will be refunded. If  you drop a class 24 hours prior to its  start, you will also receive a refund.  We cannot offer refunds within  24 hours of a class start time or after a class has started. 

 

Administrating an Estate

$15

with Daniel Eccher, Esq.

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Administrating an Estate

Are you nominated to serve as the “Personal Representative” (f.k.a., “Executor”) of an estate? Are you a trustee of a trust? If so, perhaps you want a basic introduction to what administering an estate and/or trust entails. Come find out more in this interactive class with a local expert in the field.

Presenter: Daniel Eccher, Esq.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Maranacook Community High School

Registration: $15

 

 

Will run

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

$59

with Craig Coffman

Calendar Mar 25, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. Since this class is being held online with Zoom, you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. And since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own.

An optional periodic online question and answer session is also included. A recording of the class is included as well.

The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly han instruction.

Topics include:

  • How chords work in a song
  • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it
  • How to form the three main types of chords
  • How to handle different keys and time signatures
  • How to avoid “counting”
  • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords

Instructor: Craig Coffman

Monday, March 25, 2024

Time: 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Online Live via Zoom

Registration: $59

 





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