LISBON FALLS – Lisbon Adult Education will begin registration for the spring 2006 semester of classes on Monday, Jan. 9.

Computer training will be offered at all levels of abilities. Several courses are available for beginners, including Computer Basics, which will start Feb. 7 and meet for four weeks. The class is for students who have no experience with a computer. It will teach basic keyboarding techniques and how to use a mouse.

A Computers for Complete Beginners course will start March 14 and run for six weeks. It is suggested that students take the Computer Basics class first. Keyboarding I is offered for students who would like to build skill in accuracy and speed. The class will meet for eight weeks starting Feb. 6.

A full series of Microsoft Office classes are appropriate for all versions of Microsoft Office. Introduction to Office will start Tuesday, Jan. 31, and meet for eight weeks. Microsoft Word Part I will start on Monday, Jan. 30; Microsoft Excel Part I, Tuesday, April 4; Microsoft Access Part I, Thursday, March 9; and Quickbooks, Wednesday, Feb. 1. A Web page design class will meet for 10 weeks starting March 29.

An accounting class, for anyone who would like to learn the basics, will start Thursday, Feb. 2, for eight weeks.

A substitute teaching class for individuals who are interested in subbing in area schools will meet for five weeks beginning March 14. The class will include tours of Union 30 schools.

An electrician training program started in fall. The spring course will be Electricity II – AC Circuits. Individuals who have taken Electricity I may enroll in the class, which will meet for 15 weeks on Tuesdays starting Jan. 24.

Health and fitness courses will include yoga for 10 weeks beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7. The course is for students at all levels. A pilates course will start Monday, Jan. 23, for 10 weeks.

An afternoon cross country skiing event will be held at Beaver Park on Sunday, Jan. 22. Meet at the park entrance off of Cotton Road at 1 p.m. The class is open to all ages and abilities. Bring skis.

A Red Cross certified babysitting class will start March 1. It is open to students ages 11 to 14 and will meet for seven weeks.

An American Sign Language class will begin on Monday, Jan. 30, for seven weeks, followed by an Intermediate Sign Language class starting March 27. Both are free for children ages 10 and up who are taking the class with an adult.

A family caregiving class will be offered starting Thursday, March 2, for five weeks. The free class is designed to provide skills for friends and family members who are caring for someone who is elderly or ill. Registration is required.

A workshop on identity theft is scheduled for several sessions on March 1 or April 24. A first aid/CPR course will be held Wednesday, March 22. A writing fiction workshop will take place for eight weeks starting Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The Smart Meals, Busy Families class, offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will start on Tuesday, March 14. The class will run for eight weeks and include the preparation of a meal each week. Child care will be provided for children ages 4 and up. The children will join their parents for the meal. The class is limited to 12.

A series of gardening classes will be offered in the spring. The first, Growing Herbs in the Garden, will be held on Monday, March 6.

Several parenting classes will be offered. Active Parenting of Children 2 to 12 will start on Wednesday Feb. 8, and run for six weeks. 1, 2, 3, 4, Parents, a class for parents of young children, will start on Tuesday, Feb. 28 and run for three weeks. Bully Proofing Your Child will meet on Tuesday, April 11.

Family crafts workshops are scheduled for Valentines Day and late spring. The family valentine workshop will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1. Family craft workshops are appropriate for children ages 4 through 12.

Academic courses are held for adults who wish to earn a high school diploma or who need to take courses as prerequisite requirements for college. Courses offered include Algebra I starting Jan. 23; Maine Literature, Tuesday, Jan. 24; consumer math, Wednesday, Jan. 25; physics, Monday, Jan. 23; biology with lab, Thursday, Jan. 26; and U.S. History Through Film, Thursday, Jan. 26.

GED testing is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays. All new students are required to attend a GED orientation session. Sessions are scheduled on Thursdays starting Jan. 5 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Adult Basic Education tutoring is available for residents of Lisbon and Durham. The program is provided for adults who have difficulty with reading, writing or math. A course, English for Speakers of Other Languages, will be offered starting Monday, Jan. 23, for 10 weeks.

For more information, contact Lisbon Adult Education at 353-3037, visit the office in Lisbon High School or the Web site, www.lisbonadulted.org.


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