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Archive: September 2009

Teachers May Apply Here! [Bonny Eagle Adult Education]

Do you have a particular skill or expertise that you'd like to share with adults in the community?

Bonny Eagle Adult Education is looking for teachers for cooking classes, arts & crafts, computer and business courses.

Give Linda Winton a call at 929-9185, or send her an email at lwinton@bonnyeagle.org if you have an idea for a course.

Thank you!

 

Posted by Linda Winton  on September 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Super Saturday 1-day workshops still available! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Lewiston Adult Education's semi-annual Super Saturday will be held this October 17th. Nearly a dozen courses are being offered for busy folks who want learn something new in a one-day workshop! The variety of different courses will include:

eBay Giving Works: Fund-Raising on eBay: Learn how to use eBay's fund-raising platform to get the word out about your charity or non-profit and generate a new source of revenue! 9:00-4:00, $37 plus $7 lab fee.

Enhance Your Digital Photos: Using MS Photo Editor, discover how you can make the most of your digital pictures, as well as how to share them with family and friends, and how to keep those pictures safe online. Participants will bring their own digital images on a disk to work with. 9:00-3:00, $27.

Jump Ring Jewelry: Create a matching necklace, bracelet and earring set using the fun and unique Jump-Ring technique! 9:00-12:00 noon, $18 plus $30 lab fee.

MS Excel Workshop: This course will help beginners gain a functional understanding of MS Excel. Learn to enter data, create formulas, and format spreadsheets. 9:00-3:00, $55.

MS Word in a Day: Review the basics of MS Word, and then move on to learn how to utilize the most useful features MS Word offers, including integrating graphics and spreadsheets, creating and controlling tables, bullets, mail merge, wizards and more. 9:00-3:00, $55.

Recycled Sweater & Fleece Mittens: Using one of your old sweaters and some new fleece, create a unique handmade pair of mittens that you will be glad to have this winter! 9:00-3:00, $32.

Seashell & Glass Sun Catcher: Join Jim Nutting of Maine Art Glass to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind stained-glass sun catcher in a day! 9:00-3:00, $27, $10 lab fee.

Lunch will be included with all day-long classes. For the full listing of courses, or to register for any of the above workshops, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on September 25, 2009 | Read more in: News

Faces of Literacy: Voices of Courage Photographic Exhibit to open at the Saco Museum. [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Saco-Biddeford]

 

George Heino, Rockland, 2009

  Photo by Jeff Fujiu

Faces of Literacy: Voices of Courage

Saco Museum
October 2-November 15, 2009
Opening Reception and Artists' Talk
Friday, October 2, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

 

This special exhibition celebrates the hopes and successes of people
who have changed their lives through the Maine Literacy Volunteers
Network. Featured photographers are Melissa DiPaola, Ashley
Earl, Jeff Fujiu, Diane Wren, Jessica Perro and Emma Sampson.

 

Saco Museum                                     LV Maine

371 Main St., Saco, ME                       (207) 773-3191

sacomuseum.org                                  lvmaine.org

 

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on September 21, 2009

Healthcare Literacy comes to Knox County [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

 

Grant Funds to Help Improve Healthcare Literacy in Knox County

ROCKLAND, AUG. 17, 2009 -- Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine has been awarded a $25,000 grant in support of the organization's "Healthy Living Through Literacy" program, designed to increase health literacy in Knox County.

LVMCM's "Healthy Living" program takes a two-fold approach:

1. Classroom curriculum will specifically address the topics of medications, wellness, and access to local care providers. In addition, a community program will include outreach to medical professionals to increase their awareness of the high health risks associated with low or limited literacy.

2. LVMCM will partner with Pen Bay Healthcare to develop programs to educate staff at Penobscot Bay Medical Center about the signs of low literacy, ensure clarity of discharge instructions and provide tools to assist low literacy adults to successfully access the health care system and assist with discharge, prescription, and follow-up care.

Research shows that adults who lack basic literacy skills have more than six times the health care expenses of adults with average levels of literacy; three times as many prescriptions filled (yet were five times more likely to misinterpret prescriptions); use substantially more healthcare services including many more ER visits; have higher rates of and longer hospitalization; require more tests, but demonstrate less frequent use of preventive services. Research also shows that as people gain literacy skills they are better able to understand and manage their health and that of their families. When parents increase their literacy skills, children have fewer health and nutrition problems, drop out of school less, have fewer teen pregnancies and less joblessness.

"LVMCM is looking forward to partnering with our local healthcare organization to help adult learners make healthier choices for nutrition, exercise, medication management, stress management and other health-related life choices,"  said Carole Brand,  president of the Board of Directors for LVMCM,  "Tutors will be trained on how to work specifically with health literacy content.  At PBMC, we'll be learning about real-life patient experiences and  investigating strategies that are already working so we can expand and improve upon them."

"This kind of cooperation can only improve access to care -- a top priority at Pen Bay Healthcare," said Penney Read, PBH vice president for development and communications.

Based at RSU13's McLain School in Rockland, LVMCM has a 30-year history of providing services to improve the reading, writing and related  literacy skills of adults in Knox County and surrounding communities. LVMCM has a unique partnership with RSU13 and runs a full-time Learning Center in a safe and accessible environment. Approximately 25 tutors work with more than 200 individual learners annually to help adults read, increase basic skills or prepare to earn the GED credential.

LVMCM is a volunteer-driven organization, welcoming all inquiries and applications to its literacy tutor training. For more information, please call 594-5154.

The Pen Bay Healthcare family of services includes Penobscot Bay Medical Center, the leading regional referral hospital in Midcoast Maine, and Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, Quarry Hill Retirement Community, the Knox Center for Long Term Care and the Mid-Coast Mental Health Center. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,800 healthcare professionals, we are able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty care from birth throughout their lives. For more information, please visit  penbayhealthcare.org.

 

Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: News

Scrabble Maine-e-ah Fundraiser [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

Scabble game night supports literacy volunteers (And round-trip plane tickets to Boston will be raffled)

Join the fun at Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine's first annual Scrabble Maine-e-ah fund-raiser, a game night planned for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Rockland District High School on Broadway.

Individuals or teams are encouraged to pre-register at $10 per person, but tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for individual and team winners, as well as a Scrabble Maine-e-ah Corporate Cup for the winning business team. Players at all skill levels are welcome, from novice to expert. Players will be matched with others of similar skills.

To add to the fun of playing this world-famous game there will be some special rules, as players will be able to purchase additional Scrabble tiles or a dictionary peek as needed during their games. And there will be a drawing after the intermission for two round-trip airplane tickets from Owls Head to Boston, donated by Cape Air. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25, and can be purchased when you register or at the event. And refreshments will be available for purchase, to feed the mind!

Several local businesses have already signed on to support Scrabble Maine-e-ah. We are grateful to sponsors Broadreach, Camden National Bank, and Cape Air; and to supporters Allen Financial Group, Caravans, Eastern Tire, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Leisure Maine, Owls Head General Store, The Country Inn and RAYR-The Wine Shop. Your business is welcome to join this community-minded group. Call Beth Gifford at 594-5154 for details.

Registration for the game night is easy. Just call 594-5154. Be sure to buy some raffle tickets for the airline tickets when you register!

Please join us for this upbeat and exciting Scrabble Maine-e-ah tournament and support the work of Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine. We are a non-profit organization that works to improve reading, writing, and related literacy skills for adults in Knox County and surrounding areas. If you or anyone you know needs help with literacy, or if you would like to help your friends and neighbors improve their skills, please call 594-5154 to inquire about our next volunteer tutor training.

 

Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: News and Events

LV Mid-Coast Celebrates 35 years of Service [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine is celebrating 35 years of service to the Mid-Coast community!

Come and join us on Thursday, June 11 from 5:00 - 7:00 for our best annual celebration ever!  We are holding this wonderful party at the Mid-Coast Adult Learning Center in Rockland. The center is located at 28 Lincoln Street in McLain School (Second Floor).

Our featured entertainer is none other than "The Great Blindini" the world's only blind magician!! You have not really seen magic until you have seen it from a blind magician!  It is a magical as learning to read!

Call us at 594-5154 to reserve your spot at our fabulous celebration!

 

Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: Events

Scabble Game Night Supports Literacy Volunteers [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

Scabble game night supports literacy volunteers (And round-trip plane tickets to Boston will be raffled)

Join the fun at Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine's first annual Scrabble Maine-e-ah fund-raiser, a game night planned for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at Rockland District High School on Broadway.

Individuals or teams are encouraged to pre-register at $10 per person, but tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes for individual and team winners, as well as a Scrabble Maine-e-ah Corporate Cup for the winning business team. Players at all skill levels are welcome, from novice to expert. Players will be matched with others of similar skills.

To add to the fun of playing this world-famous game there will be some special rules, as players will be able to purchase additional Scrabble tiles or a dictionary peek as needed during their games. And there will be a drawing after the intermission for two round-trip airplane tickets from Owls Head to Boston, donated by Cape Air. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25, and can be purchased when you register or at the event. And refreshments will be available for purchase, to feed the mind!

Several local businesses have already signed on to support Scrabble Maine-e-ah. We are grateful to sponsors Broadreach, Camden National Bank, and Cape Air; and to supporters Allen Financial Group, Caravans, Eastern Tire, Jonathan Frost Gallery, Leisure Maine, Owls Head General Store, The Country Inn and RAYR-The Wine Shop. Your business is welcome to join this community-minded group. Call Beth Gifford at 594-5154 for details.

Registration for the game night is easy. Just call 594-5154. Be sure to buy some raffle tickets for the airline tickets when you register!

Please join us for this upbeat and exciting Scrabble Maine-e-ah tournament and support the work of Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine. We are a non-profit organization that works to improve reading, writing, and related literacy skills for adults in Knox County and surrounding areas. If you or anyone you know needs help with literacy, or if you would like to help your friends and neighbors improve their skills, please call 594-5154 to inquire about our next volunteer tutor training.

 

Posted by Beth Gifford  on September 10, 2009 | Read more in: News and Events

Portland Adult Ed serves new refugees

New refugees enroll at Portland Adult Education

 

Posted by Cathy Newell  on September 8, 2009 | Read more in: Press clippings

Register Any Time! [Noble Adult & Community Education]

Noble Adult & Community Education has made it easier than ever to register for classes.  Students can register as soon as they decide which classes they would like to take!  Payment is easy, too, with several methods available.

Register and pay on the noble.maineadulted.org site; call to register by phone (207-676-3223) - we accept credit/debit information by phone, mail us a check, or drop by the office!  We are anxious to make your adult education experience as pleasant and easy as possible!

 

Posted by Dolly Bolduc  on September 2, 2009 | Read more in: News