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Getting Paid to Talk [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Getting Paid to Talk

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of voice-over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. We will cover the basics, including how to prepare the all-important demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our producer! This class is informative, lots of fun and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally. Space is limited and registration closes one week prior to class so register early.

February 11, 2015

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $25.00

Visit or call 657-9612 to register!


Posted by Theresa Boynton  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, and Upcoming Classes

Guided Meditation [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Guided Meditation

Meditation allows us to focus on our 'within' and brings us to a relaxed state. We can shut out external noise for short periods of time allowing the body to rest and refocus. Join Bob Beane, holistic care practitioner as he guides you through this meditation session.

Monday, February 2, 2015

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $20

Loacation:  GNGHS, Rm #172

Visit or call 657-9612 to register!



Posted by Theresa Boynton  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: Events, News, and Upcoming Classes

RSU24 Adult Educaiton Classes Canceled Tuesday, 1/27/15 [RSU 24 Adult Education]

RSU 24 Adult Education classes (daytime and evening) are cancelled for Tuesday, Jan. 27th, due to the impending blizzard heading our way. Our office will be closed, also. Stay safe!


Posted by Jean Girmscheid  on January 26, 2015

Tuesday, January 27th - UTC Adult Education Classes postponed [United Technologies Center]

All evening UTC Adult Education Classes

for Tuesday, January 27th

are cancelled due to the snow storm. 


Classes that were scheduled to begin will start the next regularly scheduled class. 


Posted by Jody White  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: Events and News

NO CLASSES JANUARY 27th, TUESDAY [Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education]

Please watch for possible cancellations for Wednesday January 28th if the storm impacts school on Wednesday.

Stay warm and safe!


Posted by Anne Patterson  on January 26, 2015

Are you Interested in a Carrer Opportunity? [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]


Beginning on February 19, 2015

At The Caribou Learning Center from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Certified Maine Assessor/Certified Assessment Technician

          Basic Course 1 – Introduction to Property Tax Assessment. This course explores the basic concepts of property taxation and the assessment process including: the use ofvarious recommended forms, applications and property assessment records; a discussion of important publications, reference materials and information sources; a brief overview of legal provisions; the elements of the mass appraisal process; a hands-on introduction tointerpretation of deed descriptions and tax mapping; and a primer on public relations.

ANYONE ATTENDING THE SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME IS ENCOURAGED TOENROLL IN THIS COURSE. (A calculator, an engineer's scale, and a 360-degree protractor are required.)

            Basic Course 2 – Maine Property Tax Law.  A thorough review of the legal basis for property taxation in Maine, this course identifies and explains: the laws relating to assessors; Maine Revenue Services; real estate and personal property taxation; exemptions; theappeals process; current use laws; recent law changes; and more. Instructors: Ben Birch, CMA, Assessor for the City of Bangor and long-time instructor; Tony Pinette, CMA with the Property Tax Division.

            Basic Course 3 – Real Estate Appraisal.  This course covers the three approaches to value, offering students a working knowledge of: building specifications and cost schedules used in the appraisal of residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as special use structures; theory and application of depreciation and obsolescence; the market comparison approach to value; land valuation; sales ratio studies; equalization; and more.  The course also provides a brief overview of the income approach to value. The cost approach to value as taught in this course uses the 2001 State of Maine Assessment Manual. (A calculator is required.) Instructor: Tony Pinette CMA with the Property Tax Division.


 There are two different Certification Exams:

         1.  CERTIFIED MAINE ASSESSOR (CMA).  Part 1 of this examination is passed out first and must be completed before receiving Parts 2 - 5.  As a general rule, Part 1 of the examination requires a correct answer of one or two short sentences for twenty-five mostly multiple part questions which test the candidate's practical knowledge and ability to find answers to questions relating to property tax law. The test packet will include a law book and any other required reference material and this part of the exam has a four hour time limit. Parts 2 - 5 each contain 50 multiple choice questions which deal with general information and problem solving.  A minimum score of 70% on each part is required in order to pass the CMA exam.

         2.  CERTIFIED ASSESSMENT TECHNICIAN (CAT).  This exam is not as comprehensive nor as technical as the CMA exam. This exam has five parts; each part contains 50 multiple choice questions dealing with general information and problem solving. An overall average score of 70% or better is required in order to pass the CAT exam.

For more detailed information about the certification exams, see Property Tax Bulletin No. 22 and MRS Rule 205 – Certification of Assessors or visit:




Posted by Karen Rockwell  on January 26, 2015

Ellsworth Adult Ed Closed on Tuesday [Ellsworth Adult Education]

Due to the severity of the predicted blizzard on Tuesday Ellsworth Adult Education is cancelling all daytime and evening classes on Tuesday, January, 27th.   Activities will resume on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, weather permitting.  Cancellations will be posted on the Ellsworth School Department website.   


Posted by Annie Sargent  on January 26, 2015 | Read more in: News

STORM CANCELLATION [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

All afternoon and evening classes and appointments have been cancelled for Tuesday, January 27 due to expected heavy snow fall. 


Posted by Donna Marshall  on January 26, 2015

Lewiston Adult Education's W/S '15 courses are posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's Winter/Spring 2015 courses will be starting in the coming weeks. Over 100 courses in a variety of subjects will be available to help you achieve your goals in 2015!


Diploma, HiSET (formerly GED), and College Transition courses are being offered starting in late January.

Workforce Training:

Ten computer courses will be available, in addition to our trades programming (including welding and small engine repair). As always, courses for our Clerical, Accounting Assistant, and Medical Office Certificate programs will be offered.

Personal Enrichment:

A large variety of enrichment classes, ranging from one-night seminars to more in-depth weekly courses, are scheduled to start throughout the winter and spring.

Arts, [Link]Crafts, Dance, and Music classes are available to bring out your creative side.

Over a dozen Cooking classes will be offered- both for those looking for some healthy cooking inspiration, and for those looking to treat themselves to something a little more indulgent!

Many more courses in Personal Finance and Future planning, Wellness & Self-Improvement, Home & Garden, and Languages will be offered.

Finally, we will be holding over a dozen one-day workshops on our semi-annual Super Saturday, to be held March 21st.

To browse a full listing of LAE's Winter/Spring courses, click here. You can register online, by calling us at 795-4141, or by visiting our office at 156 East Ave. We hope to see you soon!





Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on January 21, 2015 | Read more in: News

Spring Daytime Classes @ Marshwood Adult Ed. [Marshwood Adult & Community Education]

Below is a list of daytime classes being offering this semester.  Click on courses for more information. 

Daytime Knit & Crochet, 2/3, 8:30-11:00

Winter Camping, 2/7, 10-12:00 noon

TV Slippers, 2/28, 10-1pm

Shamrock Hand Towel, 3/7, 10-1pm

Long Term Care Planning, 3/9, 10-11:30am

Boston Flower Show, 3/17, 8am-6pm

Medicare Part A & B, 3/17, 10-12:00 noon

Stitch Out Cancer, 3/21, 10-3pm

Know the 10 Signs, 3/31, 1-2pm

Chair Seating, 4/11, 9-3pm

Maine Driving Dynamics, 4/11, 8:30-2pm

Fraud Protection, 4/27, 10-11:30am

The Basics - Memory Loss, 4/28, 1-2pm

Medicare Part A & B, 4/30, 1-3pm

Adult Tennis, 5/2, 8-9am

Fraud Protection, 5/7, 1-2:30pm


Posted by J Wade  on January 21, 2015