TURNER – More winter-spring classes are beginning in the next few weeks through SAD 52 Adult and Community Education of Greene, Leeds and Turner.

“Small Engine Repair”: Learn safety, the right tools to use, the proper fuel and oil and the correct way to service and operate machinery. Students need to supply tools. The 10-week class will begin Feb. 28.

“Medical Transcription”: The 16-week program is designed to teach all aspects of the field. Basic computer knowledge is a must, as are basic typing skills and knowledge of word processing programs. It will start Feb. 28.

“Medical Billing and Coding”: The 12-week class will begin Feb. 28 and will prepare students to work in a physician’s office, hospital, medical billing company, ambulance service or nursing home. It requires basic computer knowledge.

“Tumbling”: Students age 5 and up will be taught by a USA gymnastics safety certified instructor. They can enhance their coordination, strength, balance and flexibility while improving and refining skills. Classes in Greene will begin Feb. 28 and in Turner, March 5.

“Advanced Scrapbooking”: Learn “do’s and don’ts” and which accessories are worth the investment. The six-week class will start March 1.

“Hip-Hop Dance”: The high-energy class for age 13 and up is a good workout. “Beginner Hip-Hop” encompasses elements of moves such as popping, locking, sliding, stepping and freestyle to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. “Intermediate Hip-Hop” offers the same elements but with a slightly faster pace and bit more advanced choreography. Both are six-week classes starting March 6.

“Beginner Scrapbooking”: Attend the six-week class and learn the basics from someone who has “been there, done that” with all aspects of scrapbooking. It will begin March 6.

“Basic Welding”: The class has been rescheduled to start March 6. It is an eight-week class that will feature the basic fundaments of arc welding in all positions. Safety procedures will be taught, along with proper welding supplies and equipment. Safety glasses must be worn and supplied by each student. The class may be taken for diploma credit.

Babysitter training: Designed for ages 11 to 15, the class provides information about children’s safety and accident prevention, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to suddenly ill or injured children. Students receive hands-on practice in holding, feeding and changing infants, as well as decision-making activities. The seven-week class will begin March 7.

“Basket Sachets”: Participants will make a basket sachet in the one-night class on March 13. Suitable for hanging on a doorknob.

“Bow Hunter/Hunter and Gun Safety”: State law requires that anyone who has not held a previous hunting license must take the class. Children age 10 to 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Prepare for a certificate in bow hunter or hunter and gun safety beginning March 15 and running March 20, 27 and 29.

“Basket Weaving”: Learn to weave new baskets, as well as some familiar baskets with a new twist. The four-week class will start March 21.

“ATV Safety”: The one-day class on March 24 will cover ATV safety features, land use regulations and Maine law pertaining to ATV use. It is open to age 10 and over. Anyone under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information about SAD 52 adult education classes or programs, call 225-3478.


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