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American Mah Jongg


with Beth Saidman

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Challenge yourself by learning to play this mind-stimulating social table game for 3 or 4 players. It is much like gin rummy, using a set of checker-like tiles marked with Chinese symbols. Cost of Mah Jongg book and card is an additional $20 and available through Amazon. The instructor will provide information the first night of class. INSTRUCTOR: Beth Saidman is an avid Mah Jongg player and has been teaching for 18 years. She makes learning easy and fun.


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with Kimberly Crook

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 10 am, runs for 23 weeks
Prepare to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Subjects include U.S. history and government, reading, writing and the vocabulary necessary to pass the exam. Instructor Kimberly Crook has a Masters in Applied Linguistics and taught adults in Boston for 14 years in a variety of settings. She is certified to teach ESL in Maine and had taught K-12 here.

Elder Care Law


with Mary Kathryn Brennan

Calendar Oct 11, 2017 at 6 pm
Learn the importance of having an established estate plan, including general long-term care planning. Review on issues pertaining to Medicare and Social Security that affect legal planning for long-term care. You will also discuss safeguards that can be built into your estate plan to avoid elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. INSTRUCTOR: Mary Kathryn Brennan is an attorney and partner with the law office of Brennan and Rogers, PLLC in York, Maine. Her specialty is elder care law.

Maine Driving Dynamics


with Rick Todd

Calendar Nov 7, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You can improve your defensive driving abilities. We will discuss collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that challenge Maine drivers. If you complete the course you will receive a 3-point credit on your license. Sorry, online registration is not available for this class. Please provide your date of birth and license number when you call to register at 646-4565, or write it on your registration form if mailing. Seniors 65+ $25. Instructor: Rick Todd is a retired safety engineer and has taught defensive driving classes for 35 years. He also currently teaches driver education in the Scarborough area.


RAD Self-Defense System
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RAD Self-Defense System


with Officer John Riegel

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
RAD (Rape Agression Defense) System is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Designed by police officers and safety experts, RAD uses a woman’s natural strengths effectively against an attacker’s vulnerabilities. The training is physically demanding. Nationally certified RAD instructors teach every class. Each participant will get a workbook and reference manual outlining the entire defense program. This manual is the key to a free lifetime return and practice policy for completing the program. You will attend four 3-hour sessions. The fourth class is a simulation that is optional but highly recommended. INSTRUCTORS: Members of the Wells Police Department including Officer John Riegel, Sergeant Adam Shaw and Officer Brett Tishim, who have been nationally trained and certified to teach the RAD System.

Spanish for Beginners


with Pedro Gil

Calendar Oct 18, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Buenos Dias! This is the perfect opportunity to learn basic Spanish grammar, vocabulary and common phrases. Pedro will teach you everyday greetings, days of the week, months of the year, weather, money, numbers, transportation, food, and asking for and giving directions. Knowing basic Spanish is a great skill for communicating in today’s culture. (No class on 11/22) INSTRUCTOR: Pedro Gil is originally from the Dominican Republic, so Spanish is his native language. He was a professor of Philosophy and History in the DR at UASD. Pedro has taught Spanish at other adult education programs in the past and looks forward to teaching you!

Welcome to Medicare


with To Be Determined

Calendar Oct 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Will you be eligible for Medicare within the next few months? If so, we recommend that you attend this 2-hour Welcome to Medicare seminar. This presentation will cover the important basics you will need to know as well as options that may be useful as you make your enrollment decisions. INSTRUCTOR: Steve Murphy is a volunteer with Southern Maine Agency on Aging. He will guide you through this comprehensive seminar to help demystify Medicare.


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Wills and Trusts


with Milda Castner

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Gain a comprehensive overview of estate planning processes. You will receive information about intestacy, guardian/conservatorship, wills, trusts, estate taxation, durable financial Powers of Attorney, advance health care directives and MaineCare (Medicaid/Nursing Home issues). INSTRUCTOR: Milda Castner is a founding partner of Bergen & Parkinson and has been practicing law in Maine since 1983. Her emphasis is in estate planning, probate and trust administration, contested probate matters, elder law and municipal law.

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