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Showing posts with label Adult Education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adult Education. Show all posts

Friday, March 4, 2011

Free Volunteering in the Community Class

Free Volunteering in the Community Class

Do you want to know how to get involved in your community helping others
that are less fortunate or have trouble getting around? There are so many
ways a person can help. Whether it is getting groceries, helping at local
food banks or helping clean someone’s home or just sit for a while with
someone just to make them smile for a day. Schools are also a great place
to get involved in your community. Come to this one night workshop to
learn about nonprofit organizations and ways you can get involved. So many
people want to help out in their community, but do not know where to start.
Don’t let lack of information stop you from the most rewarding job you
will ever do. Class is held on March 24, 2011 from 5pm-7pm. Call Lisbon
Adult and Community Education at begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              207-353-3037      end_of_the_skype_highlighting if you have any questions or
would like to register. You can also register online at

Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Offerings From Lisbon Adult Ed & Community Education

Winter can be the best time to start a new hobby or take time for an old. Come see what Lisbon Adult & Community Education is offering starting in January 2011:

Accounting/ Pat Evanisko, Begins: Thurs (1/20) 6-9pm 10 Weeks
Medical Terminology/ Brenda Herling, Begins: Tues (2/1) 5:30-8:30pm 15 Weeks
College Math Refresher/ Dana Dudley Begins: Tuesday (1/19) 5:30-8:30pm 15 Weeks

Enrichment classes
Valentine’s Crafts for Kids/ Joyce Elwell, Begins: Mon (2/7) 5:30-6:30pm 1 week
Four Needle Knitting/ Verla Brooks, Begins: Wed. (2/9) 6-8:30PM 5 Weeks
Computers for beginners / Corinna Miller Begins: Wed (2/9) 4-6pm 8 Weeks
Introduction to MS Word/ Corinna Miller Begins: Wed (2/9) 6-8pm 8 Weeks
Maine Driving Dynamics/ MBHS, Begins: Tuesday (2/1) 6-8:30pm 1 week
American Sign Language/ Gail Carlson Begins: Thur (2/3) 5:30-7:30PM 10 Weeks
Safety Training for Parents and Guardians/ Bridget McAlonan Begins: Wed. (1/26) 6:30-8:30 PM 1 Week
Tracing Your Family Tree/ Corinna Miller, Begins: (2/10) 6-8pm 1 Week
Tarot Card reading/ Carol Sloan Begins: Mon (2/28) 6-8pm 7 Weeks
Zumba/ Dawn Walker-Elders Begins: Mon & Thurs (2/7) & (2/9) 6:25-7:15pm 8 Weeks
Hip Hop for Teens and adult/Winter Sloan Begins: Mon (2/7) 7:30-8:30pm 6 Weeks
Hip Hop for kids 6-12/Winter Sloan, Begins: Wed (2/8) 6-7pm 6 Weeks
Yoga/ Teresa Label, Begins: Tues. (2/8) 5:15-6:45pm 10 Weeks
Yoga: Continuing / Teresa Label Tues. (2/8) 7:00-8:30pm 10 Weeks
Middle Eastern Dance/ Chontel MacMunn Begins: Tues (2/8) 6:30-7:45pm 8 Weeks
Pilates/ Dawn Walker Elders, Begins: Mon & Wed (2/7) & (2/9) 7:15-8:15pm 8 Weeks

GED Testing Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-8:30pm and GED Prep and Study Skills Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm. Please call and schedule an appointment if you are interested in earning your High School Diploma. For more information on class times and cost please visit our website at or call 207-353-3037 to register.

Contact: Sylvia Crafts, Administrative Secretary
Lisbon Adult & Community Education
19 Gartley Street
Lisbon, Maine 04250
(207) 353-3037 Phone
(207) 353-3036 Fax

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The History Class of Lisbon Adult Ed Hosts Supper

The History Class of Lisbon Adult Ed will be hosting a 
"free to veterans" 
Spaghetti Supper in the 
LHS Cafeteria on Monday night,
November 8th from 6-8.

Bill Barr

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Protection in the Home Concealed

Keeping our families safe is essential and making sure our homes are a safe place is of the utmost importance. If you own firearms, whether for protection, recreation or profession, knowing how to securely keep them in your home will ensure that safety. Topics to be covered will be storage cases, locations, locks, and firearm handling and awareness.

Register Online Now!

This course is held in two sessions: Monday 10/18 5:30PM to 9:30PM and Saturday 10/23 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Attendance at both sessions is required for completion.

State of Maine Weapons Permits, Contract Security, Private Investigators & Investigative Assistants Site Information:
In-State Concealed Firearms Permit Application (PDF)

FMI Call Lisbon Adult & Community Education at  (207) 353-3037 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (207) 353-3037      end_of_the_skype_highlighting  (207) 353-3037 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (207) 353-3037      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit our website at

Friday, October 1, 2010

Lisbon Adult & Community Education is Proud to Offer: Maine Guide School

Lisbon Adult & Community Education is Proud to Offer:
Maine Guide School
As the license is not easily obtained, so it must be understood that "the patch" should not be taken lightly. Throughout history, Maine Guides have been revered as some of the most knowledgeable and proficient woodsman in North America. It is a symbol with an honorable history. Wear it proudly! Carroll and Lila Ware work to prepare students in this course to confidently enter the state's testing process for licensing Maine Guides. As Master Maine Guides, they understand the business of guiding and believe it is unlikely anyone can be "taught" to be a guide. That is something that comes from the heart.
In addition to preparing for the guide's exam, students will also become better woods people. They will gain knowledge on a variety of subjects from map reading, navigation, boating, hunting, species identification and countless other topics. Participants will also be given a wealth of information on starting and running a guiding business which we have gained through two decades of experience.
Material Covered
Using written materials from the state, as well as information developed over 23 years of instruction, students are ready for the Hunting, Fishing and/or Recreation license classification test. This course builds top notch map and compass proficiency, and equips students to react quickly and efficiently during stressful situations, such as a lost client.

Course Schedule

Thursday, December 9th, 2010    9A-5P
Friday, December 10th, 2010        9A-5P       
Saturday, December 11th, 2010    9A-5P     
Sunday, December 12th, 2010        9A-12P   
*Attendance is required for all sessions*


$400 per person
$200 deposit due at time of registration
Balance is due on or before the first meeting
Deadline for registration is November 15th, 2010


Visit our office at 19 Gartley Street Lisbon, Maine to register by cash or check in person OR visit our website at and register electronically with a debit card, credit card or PayPal account.

Lisbon Adult & Community Education
19 Gartley Street
Lisbon, Maine 04250
(207) 353-3037 Phone
(207) 353-3036 Fax
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9AM-9PM

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Number of Classes Starting at Lisbon Adult & Community Education

Hello Lisbon Community!
We have a number of classes starting at Lisbon Adult & Community Education in the coming weeks. Be sure to check in and get your name on the list for the following opportunities:
-Painting in Oils 3/31 Wed 8wks $50
-Tole Painting: Flowers 4/6 Tue 2wks $30
-Drawing in Different Media 4/6 Tues 6wks $60
-Red Cross First Aid for Pet Owners 4/28 Wed 1wk $32
-Astrology for Beginners 4/14 Wed 6wks $65
-Becoming an Adult Ed Instructor 4/7 1 wk FREE
-IF&W Boating Safety Education* 4/13-14 Tue & Wed 1wk ONLY $5 (*if you own and insure a boat you can save $$ with a certificate of completion from this course!!)
We hope to see you there!!!
Sara Flowers, Director
Lisbon Adult & Community Education
19 Gartley Street
Lisbon, Maine 04250
(207) 353-3037 Phone
(207) 353-3036 Fax

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Adult Education Classes‏

Hi There!
I just wanted to let you know that adult education will be starting it's academic classes the week of MLK Jr. day. There will be Algebra on Tue 1/19, English on Wed 1/20, Environmental Science on Thu 1/21 and U.S. History on Mon 1/25. GED preparation and testing will also resume on Tuesday 1/19 at 6:00PM. Additionally, we have a host of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife classes offered here this Spring. There will be a Snowmobile Safety Education course at 19 Gartley Street on Sat January 23rd from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. This will be facilitated by Lisbon School Department's own Darrell Orr in conjunction with IF&W staff. If people would like more information about any of our courses they may visit our website at If there are further questions we can be reached at 353-3037 and either Sara Flowers or Sylvia Crafts can provide more information. Thanks so much! (c:
Sara Flowers, Director
Lisbon Adult & Community Education
Two Sugg Drive
Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252
(207) 353-3037 Phone

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hey what do you think of this idea?

Problem posed:  Find a way to have people use the stairs instead of the escalator.  It's healthier.  Be as creative as you want.
This entry was from the Swedes:

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Friday! Enjoy The Great Weather!

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.........if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor". But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot...........they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it , think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . .. . brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip an and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.
(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer...

And that's the truth...Now, whoever said History was boring ! ! !

So .. . . get out there and educate someone! ~~~ Share these facts with a friend like I just did! ! !

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Senior Takes Aim at the Big Dog Himself

Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 18:40:47 -0400
Subject: Mr Obama

AARP is the one organization that has the E-mail addresses of most, if not all it's members. You have the opportunity to poll your members and assuming AARP is more honest then Nancy Pelosi, get a realistic idea of the feelings of AARP members on all of this BS we're getting from Obama and his Czarina Pelosi. Before going to bed with them and claim your members are behind him, you have the means to ask us all. In the last isue of AARP magazine, it was obvious there were Democratic sympathy's, although you claim to be Non=Partisan. Today, we're hearing your group is looking seriously at Programs that will not help AARP members. You had better look again. We're not going to be railroaded. Anthony Riordan ID#00classifide

Monday, June 8, 2009

Lisbon School Committee Agenda for June 08, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009
Town Office Meeting Room
7:00 P.M.

1. Meeting called to order: at ___ p.m. by Chairperson Prudence Grant.

2. Pledge of Allegiance:

3. Roll Call: ___Prudence Grant ___Janice Comber ___Traci Austin ___Deborah Danuski

4. Consideration of Action on the Minutes of April 28, 2009 (2), May 5, 2009, May 11, 2009, and May 19, 2009.
A. Recommend the Minutes of April 28, 2009 (2), May 5, 2009, May 11, 2009, and May 19, 2009, be accepted as presented barring any errors or omissions.
Motion: ________________ 2nd: ________________ Vote: ______________

5. Adjustments to the Agenda:

6. Good News & Recognition:
A. Retirees: Recognition of Service
B. Sara Flowers: Program Development
C. Jeff Ramich: Spring Sports

7. Reports from Administrators/Educational Presentation:
A. Kenneth Healey – End of School Year Update
B. Richard Green – End of School Year Update
C. Carlene Iverson – End of School Year Update
D. Gil Peterson – Science Curriculum Presentation

8. Report from Superintendent:
A. Facility Project Update
B. Budget FY10 Update

9. Public Comments:

10. Unfinished Business:
A. Consideration of Action to approve the Notice of Amounts Adopted at Town Council Meeting for Voters at School Budget Validation Referendum.
Motion: ________________ 2nd: ________________ Vote: ______________

11. New Business:
A. Interview/Select New Lisbon School Committee member.
Motion: ________________ 2nd: ________________ Vote: ______________
B. Consideration of action to increase the price of breakfast.
Motion: ________________ 2nd: ________________ Vote: ______________
C. Consideration of action to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to apply for and expend Local, State and Federal Grants including but not limited to No Child Left
Motion:________________ 2nd:________________ Vote:______________
D. Consideration of action to authorize an audit of the Lisbon School Department by Runyon, Kersteen and Ouellette.
Motion: ________________ 2nd: ________________ Vote: ______________
E. Consideration of action to approve the Lisbon Comprehensive Education Plan.
Motion: ________________ 2nd: ________________ Vote: ______________

12. Financial Reports:
A. Lisbon High School – M/E May 31, 2009
B. Philip W. Sugg Middle School – M/E May 31, 2009
C. Lisbon Community School – M/E May 31, 2009
D. Lisbon School Department – As of June 3, 2009

13. Communications (Consent Agenda):
A. NEASC Response letter dated May 15, 2009 addressing NEASC’s April 14, 2009 notification letter.
B. MSBA Board of Directors 2009 Nominations
C. Lisbon School Committee Meeting Schedule for 2009-2010

14. Committee Comments (Report out on Sub Committee Meetings):

15. Personnel:
A. New Hires:
1. Consideration of action to employ a Principal at the P. W. Sugg Middle School for the 2009-2010 school year.
Motion:________________ 2nd:________________ Vote:______________
2. Consideration of action to employ an Art Teacher at the Lisbon High School for the 2009-2010 school year.
Motion:________________ 2nd:________________ Vote:______________
3. Consideration of action to employ a Mathematics Teacher at the Lisbon High School for the 2009-2010 school year.
Motion:________________ 2nd:________________ Vote:______________
4. Kendra O’Connell as Certification Chair with the Lisbon School Department effective July 01, 2009.
5. Stanley Craig as Maintenance/Bus Driver/Groundskeeper with the Lisbon School Department effective July 01, 2009.
6. Richard Combs as 1st Shift Bus Driver/Custodian with the Lisbon School Department effective July 01, 2009.
B. Resignations:
1. Cindy Keil as School Union #30 Secretary effective Friday, June 12, 2009.
2. Emily Morris as Art Teacher with the P.W. Sugg Middle School effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year.
3. Stacy-Lynn Rouleau as Teacher at P.W. Sugg Middle School effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year.
C. Retirees:
1. Elaine Cyr as Art Teacher with the Lisbon High School effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year.
2. Brenda Thompson as School Counselor with the P.W. Sugg Middle School effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year.
3. Kenneth Chase as School Bus Driver for the Lisbon School Department effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year.

16. Policy Review:
A. 1st Read on the Following Policy:
1. CB-R Superintendent’s Job Description
B. 2nd Read/Adoption on the Following Policies: 09 Packet #7 EEAEC Student Conduct on School Buses
1. EEAEF Video Cameras on Transportation Vehicles
2. EEBB Use of Private Vehicles on School Business
3. EFBA Menu Development/Options-Offers vs. Serve Lunch Concept
4. EFC Free and Reduced Price Food Services
5. EFE Competitive Food Sales – Sales of Foods in Competition with the School Food Service Program
6. EGAD Copyright Compliance
7. FF Naming Facilities
9. BEDA Notification of School Committee Meetings
Motion:________________ 2nd:________________ Vote:______________
C. 09 Packet #6 will be distributed for policy book update.

17. Executive Session:
A. To enter into executive session for the purpose of administrative contract negotiations pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(D).

18. General Session:
A. Consideration of action to authorize the School Committee Chair to issue the Administrative contract as discussed in Executive Session.
Motion: ______________ 2nd:______________ Vote:_____________

19. Adjournment:
Motion: _______________ 2nd: _______________ Vote: _________Time: _________

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Now Here's Something To Quack About

A True Duck Story from San Antonio , Texas

Something really cute happened in downtown San Antonio. Michael R. is an accounting clerk at Frost Bank and works there in a second story office. Several weeks ago, he watched a mother duck choose the concrete awning outside his window as the unlikely place to build a nest above the sidewalk. The mallard laid ten eggs in a nest in the corner of the planter that is perched over 10 feet in the air. She dutifully kept the eggs warm for weeks, and Monday afternoon all of her ten ducklings hatched.

Michael worried all night how the momma duck was going to get those babies safely off their perch in a busy, downtown, urban environment to take to water, which typically happens in the first 48 hours of a duck hatching. Tuesday morning, Michael watched the mother duck encourage her babies to the edge of the perch with the intent to show them how to jump off. Office work came to a standstill as everyone gathered to watch.

The mother flew down below and started quacking to her babies above. In disbelief Michael watched as the first fuzzy newborn trustingly toddled to the edge and astonishingly leapt into thin air, crashing onto the cement below. Michael couldn't stand to watch this risky effort nine more times! He dashed out of his office and ran down the stairs to the sidewalk where the first obedient duckling, near its mother, was resting in a stupor after the near-fatal fall. Michael stood out of sight under the awning-planter, ready to help.

As the second one took the plunge, Michael jumped forward and caught it with his bare hands before it hit the concrete. Safe and sound, he set it down by its momma and the other stunned sibling, still recovering from that painful leap. (The momma must have sensed that Michael was trying to help her babies.)

One by one the babies continued to jump. Each time Michael hid under the awning just to reach out in the nick of time as the duckling made its free fall. At the scene the busy downtown sidewalk traffic came to a standstill. Time after time, Michael was able to catch the remaining eight and set them by their approving mother.

At this point Michael realized the duck family had only made part of its dangerous journey. They had two full blocks to walk across traffic, crosswalks, curbs and past pedestrians to get to the closest open water, the San Antonio River , site of the famed "River Walk." The onlooking office secretaries and several San Antonio police officers joined in. An empty copy-paper box was brought to collect the babies. They carefully corralled them, with the mother's approval, and loaded them in the container. Michael held the box low enough for the mom to see her brood. He then slowly navigated through the downtown streets toward the San Antonio River. The mother waddled behind and kept her babies in sight, all the way.

As they reached the river, the mother took over and passed him, jumping in the river and quacking loudly. At the water's edge, Michael tipped the box and helped shepherd the babies toward the water and to the waiting mother after their adventurous ride.

All ten darling ducklings safely made it into the water and paddled up snugly to momma. Michael said the mom swam in circles, looking back toward the beaming bank bookkeeper, and proudly quacking.

At last, all present and accounted for: "We're all together again. We're here! We're here!"

And here's a family portrait before they head outward to further adventures...

Like all of us in the big times of our life, they never could have made it alone without lots of helping hands. I think it gives the name of San Antonio 's famous "River Walk" a whole new meaning! Maybe you will want to share this story with others.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lisbon Adult & Community Education‏

Hello LR,
As I attended the Town Council Public Hearing last Tuesday I heard a number of remarks from people feeling frustrated by their inability to access certain information regarding budget and changes due to people's lack of Internet access and even computer skills to access the Internet. This is a very valid reason for frustration in an age when computers are starting to take over the tasks of information sharing, communication, and research.

I wanted to take this opportunity to let the community know about the computer labs that the Adult Education in Lisbon provides to its citizens. We have two locations from which we operate; one is the high school after the day students have been dismissed and the other is the old LES building at 19 Gartley Street. At both of these locations we have labs with 15+ computers with full Internet access.

In the event that a person is not confident in their computer skills they are welcome to enroll in any of our Computer Applications courses that we offer regularly. We offer a Computer Basics course for people with limited knowledge and even hold sessions for people that are 50+ who feel that being in a class with younger, more technology-savvy students is daunting.
Frequently we offer courses in more specific computer disciplines such as Microsoft Office or the programs within the suite in particular such as Word or Excel. The Internet is a growing world of information and learning, and it is becoming more and more important for people to have access to these opportunities.

I encourage Lisbon and Lisbon Falls citizens to visit our website at to have a look at our course offerings to see if there is something that piques your interest! Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to meeting more Lisbon community members and seeing what Lisbon Adult & Community Education can do to bring all community endeavors full circle.

Sara M. Flowers
Director Lisbon Adult & Community Education
2 Sugg Drive
Lisbon Falls, ME 04252
353-3037 Phone and 353-3036 Fax

"The diligent farmer plants trees of which he himself will never see the fruit." -Cicero