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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

Free program for adults interested in health care careers [Lewiston Adult Education]

With the Maine Department of Labor predicting that the Health Care & Social Assistance industry in Maine will grow by 17.8% by 2016, there has never been a better time for Mainers seeking secure jobs with family-sustaining wages transition to a career in health care.

According to the Maine Center for Economic Policy in 2006, a livable wage for a family of four in the Lewiston-Auburn area was considered $15.66/hour. The average wage in Maine for a radiologic technician is $19/hour, and for a Registered Nurse is $25/hour. There are countless other health care jobs that pay $20+ per hour, and all of these jobs offer employees opportunities to advance. There is no such thing as a "dead end job" in health care.

Right now health Care is an ideal field for an adult looking for a secure job with family-sustaining wages. Since most of these positions require at least some college, and many adults are reluctant to return to school after being away from the classroom, Lewiston Adult Education is offering free support in their "Transitions to College & Careers: Health Care Edition" program.

This program will help adults use their prior experience and knowledge to determine which types of health care jobs they would find most satisfying. Participants will also refresh the academic reading, writing, health science, math and computer skills needed for college-level work.

Representatives from area hospitals and from the local colleges will also be available each week to meet with program participants to help answer any questions they may have about college and health care work.

Time will also be devoted to helping participants actually fill out their college applications and financial aid forms. Participants will also learn about scholarships and financial assistance designed specifically for adults.

The next session of the "Transitions to College & Careers: Health Care Edition" program begins September 3rd. This program is offered at no cost to the participant. For more information, or to learn how to apply, visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call Mina Matthews at 753-6420.

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on August 4, 2009 | Read more in: News

Lewiston Courses Posted! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Registration is now open for all fall courses at Lewiston Adult Education! Courses will be available in academic subjects for high school diploma or college prerequisite credit, training will be offered in trades, business skills and computer technology, and just-for-fun enrichment workshops will be available on various kinds of arts, crafts, culinary delights, and health and wellness topics.

 Also, this fall Lewiston Adult Education is announcing a new intensive training program for those interested in entering a career in hospitality. This program, "Introduction to Hospitality Careers," offers participants up-to-date and hands-on training relevant to entry-level hospitality jobs, such as kitchen support, wait and service staff, and front desk and reservationist positions. Participants in this program will also learn about the in-demand customer service skills sought by employers today.

Job skills training will also be available in trades, including "Automotive Repair," "Culinary Arts," "CNA," "Small Engine and Power Equipment Repair," "Welding," and "Woodworking."

Training and skill-building is also available in numerous computer applications, at a variety of levels- from the introductory-level "Absolute Beginner Computers" and "Computer Literacy," to more advanced computer topics such as "QuickBooks," "MS Excel," "Video Game Programming" and "Web Design."

Courses for High School Diploma completion and college prerequisites will also be available, including "Algebra," "Applied Algebra," "Chemistry," "US History," and "Writing Workshop."

GED prep and testing is also continuously offered at the Adult Learning Center. To inquire about earning your GED, call 784-2928 ext. 2.

The "College Transition Program" and "Transition to College and Careers: Health Care Edition" program will both be available to members of the community at no cost this fall. These programs offer support and skill-refreshing to adults interested in attending college for the first time.

As always, dozens of just-for-fun personal enrichment classes will be offered throughout the fall season, including some new courses and workshops such as "American Military History," "Beginning Drawing," "Bulb Basics," "Dried Harvest Arrangement," "Local & Seasonal Desserts" and "Practical Family Nutrition," to name a few.

For more information, and an opportunity to win a free class, visit www.lewistonadulted.org .

 

 

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Waterville]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 28, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Augusta]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 26, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Aroostook County]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 26, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read LV Maine's Special Summer Newsletter Edition Online Now [Literacy Volunteers of Greater Saco-Biddeford]

Do you want to know what's happening throughout the Maine Literacy Volunteers Network?  Read the Summer 2009 edition of Beyond the Page, LV Maine's quarterly newsletter.

Visit LV Maine's website to read it now.

 

Posted by Kathy Kilrain del Rio  on July 23, 2009 | Read more in: News

Read the Sun Journal article on our 2009 Graduation [Lewiston Adult Education]

Follow this link to read the Sun Journal article on the 2009 Lewiston Adult Education Graduation!

 

Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on July 6, 2009 | Read more in: News