AUBURN Auburn Adult Education has announced the classes for August and September. All academic classes as well as GED preparation classes will begin the week of Monday, Aug. 30. Registration is required for all classes as well as enrichment classes.

AAA Safe Driving for Mature Operators: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 4 to 8 p.m. The course is designed for adults 55 years of age or older and can be used to qualify for Maine’s mandatory insurance premium discount.

Adult, Child, Infant CPR and First Aid: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6 to 9 p.m., for three weeks. The course will provide individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for injuries and sudden illnesses including choking, breathing and cardiac emergencies.

Amateur Radio License Preparation Course: Tuesday and Thursday, for 13 weeks, beginning Sept. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Students will gain hands-on knowledge of radio station safety, antenna construction, operating procedures and basic electronic theory to pass the first level technician class license exam.

Ballroom Dancing, beginner: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 6 to 7 p.m., for five weeks. Learn the basics of three popular ballroom dances: foxtrot, waltz and swing.

Cardio Fitness: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., for seven weeks, starting Sept. 14. Each student will have an opportunity to improve his or her overall cardiovascular fitness. Students will participate in a variety of conditioning, cardio, weight training and other cross-training activities.

Cardio Hip-Hop: Monday, Sept. 13, for six weeks, 6 to 7 p.m. Basic hip hop moves and combinations will be fused with fat-melting cardio and aerobic steps to create a fun and effective workout. No dance background needed.

Coastal Navigation: Thursday, Sept. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., for 12 weeks. Classes will involve chart reading, dead reckoning, plotting tides and currents, bearings, GPS instruction and navigating rules.

Conversational French: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7 to 9 p.m., for five weeks. The conversational class will make students at ease to practice French.

Hula Hoop Fitness for Beginners: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 6 to 7 p.m., for six weeks. Students will increase flexibility, stability and build core strength while participating in the full-body toning and cardiovascular workout.

Introduction to GPS: Tuesday, Sept. 21, for three weeks, 6 to 8:30 p.m. The class is for anyone who has a GPS and doesn’t know how to use it or for those thinking of buying a handheld, but aren’t sure what to do with it.

Introduction to Hemi-sync and Expanded State of Awareness: Monday, Sept. 20, 6 to 9 p.m. Hemi-sync is a scientifically based and clinically proven “audio-guidance” technology that uses sound to influence brain wave activity. Utilizing the hemi-sync process, students will be guided into expanded states of awareness, which facilitates profound relaxation, deep contemplation, increased intuition and communication with the higher self and related energies.

Learn to see Auras: Monday, Sept. 27, 6 to 9 p.m. The aura is the emanation of life force surrounding the body of all living creatures. Located along the central line of the body, chakras receive and transmit life-force energy to physical, mental emotional and spiritual bodies.

Middle Eastern Dance (belly dance): Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7 to 8 p.m., for six weeks. Students will learn more about the art form of belly dance and the history behind it and try a new way to get some exercise.

Model Railroading: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for eight weeks. If you have always wanted to satisfy that urge to model historic or fictional railroads, you will have an opportunity to learn the basic techniques of model railroading. You will learn bench work, basic wiring, scenery building, weathering, and layout design.

Nutrient Dense Foods for Optimal Health: Monday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dr. Weston Price traveled the world in the 1930s and 1940s and studied isolated non-industrialized people eating their native diets who were free from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The class will cover the 10 types of food and eating principles Price discovered. It will also cover the 11 types of food to avoid.

Oil Painting for Beginners: Thursday, Sept. 23, for eight weeks, from 6 to 8 p.m. No drawing skills necessary. The class will focus on the basics, including capturing form, light, perspective, depth, proportion, color and mixing color.

Piloting: Thursday, Sept. 23, for 10 weeks, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Piloting is the first and most basic navigation course, covering chart reading, course plotting and basic coastal or inland navigation, including basic GPS usage.

Pottery: Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for seven weeks. This is an adult and child class. Ages 8 and up. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Reiki I: Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Participants will learn the hands-on method for direct healing and receive an attunement that creates the channeling ability.

Self-publishing for Maine Writers: Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Students will learn the most efficient ways for independent writers to print, publish and market books effectively.

The Squadron Boating Course: Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., for five weeks. The newly revised comprehensive course includes lessons on seamanship, boat handling, boat types, rues of the road, navigation aids, regulations, adverse conditions, marine VHF radio, knots, tailoring and introductory piloting.

West Coast Swing Introduction: Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., for six weeks. Students will be introduced to the basics of West Coast Swing. No partners required.

Website Design and Management, Part One: Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., for six weeks. Participants will explore the use of HTML and XHTML, the structure language of the web and how to upload a website to a free hosting provider.

Digital Photo Uses: Tuesday, Sept. 14, for three weeks, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to e-mail photos, create digital photo albums, create slide shows, share online with other family members and learn tips on how to use their digital camera to get the best possible photos.

Tuesday Computer Business Application series: Students may take the full series or select individual courses. The series includes: Computing with Windows, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Intermediate Microsoft Word, Introduction to Excel and Intermediate Excel.

One-night Windows Basics: Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is designed to prepare students with limited experience with Windows for the Computing with Windows course.

Computing with Window XP: Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Windows refresher, students will gain greater proficiency using Windows.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007: Tuesday, Sept. 21, for three weeks, from 6 to 9 p.m. Students will learn to use the most popular word processor for Windows. Share text and data, use automatic formatting and position and size graphics.

Call 333-6661 for more information or go online to for a complete listing, prices and full descriptions. Auburn Adult Education accepts credit cards as well as on site registrations.

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