TURNER – Upcoming classes sponsored by SAD 52 Adult and Community Education include one on advanced winter stamping on Oct. 26. Advanced stampers will be challenged with winter themed projects that include intricate measurements, cuts and folds. Christmas, Valentines and thinking of you cards as well as holiday tea towels will be made.

On Oct. 28 there will be creative gift wrapping. Wrapping techniques, including some Japanese packaging for Christmas, Hanukah, weddings, birthdays and other occasions, will be featured. Bring a roll of plain or simple-patterned paper, some ribbon, five decorative items such as pine cones, stones, buttons, dried flowers or old jewelry, scissors, tapes and two boxes to wrap.

On Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon, attend a word processing class and learn how to create letters, address labels, and record important family historical information. Spend a few hours on Nov. 1 making a happy family of snowmen in the Snow’din Family class. These snowmen will warm a space in your home with their hats, scarves and earmuff.

On Nov. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. individuals from St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center will be offering blood pressure and cholesterol screening. These will be measured via the finger stick method which provides the small blood sample for testing. In addition, individual risk factors will be reviewed and recommendations offered. There is no charge for this but you must pre-register by calling 225-3478.

Anyone planning to retire can visit the Adult Learning Complex on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. and talk with Margo Smith and Paul Ferland of Horace Mann Insurance.

Learn basic healing techniques of therapeutic massage which you can with family members. A one-day class will be held Nov. 6. Come prepared to be a recipient of massage as well as a giver.

Also on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon, there’s a Snakes, Frogs and Lizard Workshop. Learn the different kinds of reptiles and amphibians through slide shows, videos and hands-on experience.

The final driver education class of this semester begins Nov. 8. Students must be 15 years of age on the first day of class. It consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of driving. To register, call Karen’s Driving School at 783-7483.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, there’s a one night program entitled “Giving up Coffee, Caffeine and Sodas and Why You Should.” Learn from a coffee lover about the serious health risks of coffee, caffeine and soda. You’ll learn about the relationship of caffeine usage to endocrine imbalances. Strategies for minimizing withdrawal symptoms and recipes for alternative herbal beverages and handouts will be provided.

Nov. 16 and 18 will feature the last two classes of the Maine Driving Dynamics Course. This offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities.

A six-week introductory class on Microsoft Excel starts Nov. 18. Whether you are new, or need a refresher, this course will provide the necessary skills and confidence to move forward.

Join the LAHS Competition Cheerleaders for a day of stunting, cheering and tumbling on Dec. 4. This cheering clinic is for grades kindergarten through eight and cheering coaches are invited to attend free of charge.

On Dec. 4 there will be a trip to Boston in a 46-passenger bus from Cyr Bus Lines. Spend the day shopping, touring historic sites and eating great food. Bus departs from Turner Elementary School at 7:30 a.m. and returns about 8 p.m. Pickup at Exit 75 in Auburn is also available. You must register for this trip by Nov. 29.

For information on any of these classes, call the SAD 52 Adult Ed office at 225-3478.

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