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Introduction To Mindfulness Meditation - Session II
with Walter Briggs
Living intentionally and seeing clearly by watching and learning how the mind works allows us to break unwholesome patterns of behavior, develop equanimity, and cultivate self-compassion and loving kindness. Benefits may include reduced anxiety, improved focus and sleep, and enhanced resilience, among others. You will learn how to establish and maintain a practice, how to work with common difficulties, some history and science, and, of course, how to meditate. Walter is a long-time meditator and is currently finishing a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.
Introduction to Relief Printing
with David Morgan
Experience a fun and fascinating creative process in this one-day introduction to making wood or linoleum cut prints with printmaker and Green Lion Gallery owner David Morgan. No previous experience necessary. Class will be taught at the Merrymeeeting Press Studio because of the carving and printing equipment needed. $10 material fee included in the cost of the course. No discounts.
Just Once Piano for Busy People
with Don Pride
You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and practice CD is collected in class by the instructor. No discounts.
Maine Driving Dynamics
with Bureau of Highway Safety
Maine Driving Dynamics offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. Our course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings, March 12 and 14. Those ages 15 to 64 pay $40 and those 65-plus pay $25. For discount, please call to register.
Make Your Own Hypertufa Plant Container
with Beth Hawkes
Hyper---what? Hypertufa is a method of mixing ingredients to create a beautiful planter that looks like stone, but weighs less, and can take on virtually whatever shape you like. The finished product can eventually take on a beautiful patina of mosses and lichens. Beth Hawkes, professional gardener/greenhouse operator, will walk you through the process as you create your own hypertufa plant container. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to reproduce other containers as your needs arise. During the first class, you will create your planter from the mixture and a mold, learning all the tips and tricks Beth has learned over the years; your unique creation will cure and the second week, you will return to finish it by filling it with beautiful succulents. You may bring your own 12-inch or less diameter plastic bowl or other vessel to use as a mold, or you can use one that Beth will supply. Beth will supply all other materials including molding mixture, soil and succulents. A materials fee of $25 is included in the cost of the course. Register early; this class will fill fast!
Medical Billing & Coding
with CCI Staff
This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register.
Money Management 201- Not your kid’s financial literacy class
with Cindy Smith
You have been busy working, raising your family, paying bills, and dealing with life’s curveballs. But you secretly know your financial house is not in order. It seems complicated, you don’t know where to start, and you definitely don’t want to admit it to anyone else. Join this workshop to get you on track.
Multi-color relief printing
with David Morgan
This class is an introduction to different techniques for making multiple-color wood and linoleum block prints. We will explore making prints using multiple blocks (one for each color), reduction printing using the same block for multiple colors, and white-line printing using a single block and watercolor paint. Some previous printmaking experience would be helpful, but not necessary. $20 materials fee included in cost of the course.