Fall 2015 Class Schedule

1. Gallbladder Disease: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment with Dr. David Coffman
Thursday Sept. 24, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, NMMC Medical Library
Learn about the gallbladder, common signs that something is wrong, treatment options, and tips to avoid problems.

2. Introduction to First Aid, CPR and AED with John Labrie
Tuesdays Sept 1 and Sept 8, 6 - 8 pm at the Fort Kent Senior Center
The course will introduce the basics of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Students will also learn critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services arrives. 

3. Line Dancing for Beginners with Warren and Joan Harvey
Wednesdays Sept 9 through Oct 28, 6 - 8 pm at the Fort Kent Senior Center
By popular demand, this class will focus on basic line dancing steps for those wishing to attend the monthly Sunday evening dances. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome.

4. Introduction to Beekeeping with Carl Wilms
Monday Sep 14, 9:30 – 11:30 am at the UMFK Armory, Room 119
You will see how to set up a hive, learn about the roles of the Workers, Drones and Queen, and experience a year in the life of a hive. You will also have a chance to taste some different honeys.

5. The History of Banking in Fort Kent with Chad Pelletier
Monday Sep 21 and Sept 28, 6 - 8 pm at the Fort Kent Historical Society, Market Street
Learn about the evolution of banks and banking in Ft. Kent from early store credit accounts to full service banks.

6. Dementia, its impact on Individuals, Family and Community with Sharon Berz
Tuesdays Sept 22 and Sept 29, Noon – 3pm at the Fort Kent Senior Center
This class will look at normal aging process and some of the factors involved in the loss of capabilities. It will identify tools to assist in communicating with those who have memory deterioration and provide information on taking care of the caregiver.

7. Natural Remedies with Natalia Bragg
Tuesday Oct 6, 10am – Noon at the Market Street Co-Op
Natalia Bragg is a 47 year, practicing Traditional Herbalist and the sixth generation to practice in her family.  She will teach you the native plants that make up the natural Aroostook County Apothecary and how they have been used for hundreds of years, time tested and placed here for your comfort. Natalia will show you how Mother Nature holds you all in the palm of her hand!

8. Make your Own Photo Calendar with Don Raymond
Wednesdays Oct 7 and Oct 21, 1 – 3 pm at UMFK Cyr Hall, Room 111
Creating your own personal calendars is fun and makes great Christmas gifts. Using your own photos, you can create your own calendars, including holidays, birthdays, and even lunar cycles. Once created, these can then be printed for as little as $6.00 per calendar. Start now to take and collect your family and special events photos to be used in creating your calendars.

9. Holocaust Remembrance with Kara Beal
Tuesday Oct 13, 4 – 6 pm at Fort Kent Community High School, Room 204
The persecution of Jews and other groups: why it occurred, what was done to these groups, and where were other countries for help.

10. Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation with Erica Nadelhaft
Wednesdays Nov 4 and Nov 18, 1-3 pm, UMFK Cyr Hall, Room 201

11. Experiencing America, A Smithsonian Tour through American History
Thursdays Nov 5, 12 and 19, 1 – 3 pm at UMFK Nadeau Hall, Teleconference Room
In this class we explore American History through a series of video lectures by Dr. Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian Institution.  Each lecture will feature several items from the Smithsonian’s collection and explore their relation to the history of the United States. Some of the topics include: The Star Spangled Banner, Presidents and Generals, Slavery, The Civil War, The American West, Women Making History, Civil Rights and many more.  There are a total of 24 half-hour lectures in this series and we will only be able to view a few of them during the class. However following the class the students may borrow the videos to watch on their own.