Class Registration

Communications for Health Careers

Tuition: $125.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Have you trained as a nurse in another country? Are you curious about a career in health? You’ll learn English language skills while exploring various job and training opportunities and promising career pathways. (This class is free to eligible participants; a placement test may be required to determine eligibility.)

Mondays & Wednesdays @ McConnell Center

Taught by:

Lindsay Raynes, RN & M.Ed.

Lindsay is a bilingual Spanish/English speaker and a dedicated and accomplished Registered Nurse with a wide range of knowledge in community/primary & pediatric/adult/geriatric nursing with vast comprehension and education in clinical operations and medical procedures.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Bridge to Hospitality - Customer Service

Tuition: $125.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
End Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This introduction to management focuses on Customer Service, primarily in the restaurant industry. The class will practice hands on skills while learning how to create a management plan.  If you have worked in the food service industry and want to move up in your career, or would  like to improve  your  English while learning job skills,  this class can be a step towards  higher education, or a career.  The class can be taken as part of a program for management certification. (This class is free to eligible participants; a placement test may be required to determine eligibility.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays @ McConnell Center

 

Taught by:

Sandi Straus

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Entrepreneurship 101

Tuition: $130.00 Dover Residents: $120.00

Start Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
End Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Taught by a local small business owner in an incubator style. Learn from someone currently in operation and discover how to scale an idea from gig work to career change. Students will work through a business plan from start to finish and learn the basics of how to set up and operate their own small business. All are welcome; bring an idea you've been kicking around or work through the steps with a hypothetical situation.

Tuesdays @ McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Amanda Kelly

Amanda is the owner of Garden Makeovers, LLC which is her fifth LLC she has been involved in starting. She brings real-life business experience to the classroom to give her students a deep sense of what they need to be successful. Former students of hers have started multiple LLCs, ranging from side gigs to full-time employment. Any and all are welcome and encouraged!

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 11

Ukulele for Beginners

Tuition: $90.00 Dover Residents: $85.00

Start Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
End Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

You will be playing songs on the first lesson guaranteed!!  You will learn all the basic chord shapes that you will need to have fun with the UKE! You will learn about scales, chord formations, how to make easy chord transitions, progression and why and how they work, how to read tablature, sheet music formations, counting and strum patterns.  Bring to class a ukulele, tuner, music stand and a firm commitment to practice between classes.  Study materials will be provided.

TUESDAYS @ McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Richard Ruel

Richard has played guitar since grade school and the Uke for about five years.  He has taught at Sanford Community Adult Ed for several years with excellent student reviews.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Introduction to Beekeeping

Tuition: $25.00 Dover Residents: $20.00

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In this session you will receive an overview of keeping bees with brief presentation about the time, commitment and financial considerations involved with this hobby.  EAS certified Master Beekeeper, Brian Pride, will review the equipment necessary to establish you own hive and options for placement of hives at various locations.  Seasonal management of hives, pests and diseases and products of the hive will be discussed.  This is an interactive program, with time allotted for demonstrations, questions and answers.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Brian Pride

Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper.  Beekeeper for 6 years co owner of Bee Pride, retail store in Lebanon, Maine selling beekeeping supplies.  Also teaches multiple levels of classes for beekeepers in the store.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Living a Balanced and Productive Life

Tuition: $25.00 Dover Residents: $20.00

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Do you ever feel, “Is this all there is to my life; work, home, maybe carpool, rinse, repeat?” Do you feel like you are living your best life? On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being amazing, how would you rate your life satisfaction right now? How might it feel to be more productive rather than just “crazy busy and overwhelmed?” Thoreau said’ “It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” Learn ways to increase your productivity no matter your circumstances and make peace with your “to do” list.

McConnell Center Room 220

Taught by:

Gina Genest

Gina is a 21 year veteran of working as a school counselor in public schools and a adjunct professor at GBCC.  She has been facilitating workshops for adults since 2012 focused on personal development both in NH and MA.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Excel Formulas

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Excel Intro or equivalent experience

Importance of absolute vs. relative references, Common: SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN, Logical: IF, AND, SUMIF, COUNTIF.

McConnell Center Computer Lab, Room 301

 

Taught by:

Nancy Bernier Little

Nancy has been an instructor for the Dover Adult Learning Center since 2002, delivering both classroom and individual Microsoft Office training.  She is endorsed by her students as professional, patient and knowledgeable. In addition to teaching at our facility, she also conducts on-site Microsoft Office trainings for local businesses. For more information on class content, please visit Nancy’s webpage @ http://www.alittleclass.net.  If you are a current Microsoft Office user and wish to book some time for a consult on your particular needs, please complete the Contact Us form provided on Nancy's website.

Website: http://www.alittleclass.net

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Beginning Theory and Ear Training

Tuition: $75.00 Dover Residents: $70.00

Start Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
End Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Singers and musicians with a devotion to honing their musical understanding and with little or no prior knowledge of theory are encouraged to take this course. The ability to read and notate music is a plus. Topics include an overview of the piano keyboard, scales, key signatures, the circle of fifths, intervals and simple chords.  Students will also learn to recognize and write basic melodic and rhythmic patterns in music.  The course will help musicians develop skills in singing on pitch, listening, reading and writing musical notation, and analyzing what they hear.  Bring to class a folder or 3-ring binder, staff paper, pencil and anything used to take notes about lectures.

McConnell Center, Room 220

 

Taught by:

Alexandra Krauth

Alex currently teaches private piano, voice, music theory, and ear training lessons to children and adults as the founder and director of the Krauth Music Studio in Eliot, ME. At Keene Stage College she took several education courses, including "issues in Music Education" and "Development, Exceptionality, and Learning." She currently holds the position as Choral Director and Brixham Montessori Friends School in York, ME.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Exploring Coding & IT Careers

Tuition: $125.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
End Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ever wonder how apps and websites are made? You'll explore algorithms, coding structures, and web pages and apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Hear from developers and educators in the industry and learn about career opportunities.

(This class is free to eligible participants; a placement test may be required to determine eligibility.)

Thursdays @ First Congregational Church, Rochester

(no class 4/2, 4/30 & 5/7)

Taught by:

Tiffany Brand

Tiffany has lived in the seacoast of New Hampshire all of her life. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching technology, serving as a technology coordinator, trainer, and a computer teacher for several school districts. She enjoys bringing the fun, excitement, and usefulness of technology to her students and colleagues.

Address:
Dover Adult Learning Center-Rochester Location
First Church Congregational
Rochester, NH
03867 Map and Directions

List Management

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Excel Intro or equivalent experience

Shortcuts for managing large Excel databases, Sorting & filtering data, Easy Subtotals and Outlines, Excel tables to manage & summarize data.

McConnell Center Computer Lab, Room 301

 

Taught by:

Nancy Bernier Little

Nancy has been an instructor for the Dover Adult Learning Center since 2002, delivering both classroom and individual Microsoft Office training.  She is endorsed by her students as professional, patient and knowledgeable. In addition to teaching at our facility, she also conducts on-site Microsoft Office trainings for local businesses. For more information on class content, please visit Nancy’s webpage @ http://www.alittleclass.net.  If you are a current Microsoft Office user and wish to book some time for a consult on your particular needs, please complete the Contact Us form provided on Nancy's website.

Website: http://www.alittleclass.net

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Card Designs for Spring

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Design spring-themed cards in this fun and creative workshop! The instructor will help you paint a visual picture for your cards and allow you to bring what you see to life. You will make a variety of beautifully designed cards including writing a heartfelt message that can be mailed to friends and family. You will walk away with the skills and ability to create designs in the future.

McConnell Center, Room 208B

Taught by:

Courtney Daniel

For the past two years Courtney has taught workshops on the Seacoast.  She has been invited to do a presentation of thank you cards for the Work Ready NH program in Portsmouth.  Her mission is to keep the art of handwritten message alive!

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Calculate and Consolidate Data

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Excel Formulas or equivalent experience

Calculate data across worksheets, shortcuts to modifying data in multiple sheets, formulas to consolidate, separate, or modify text imported from your ERP

McConnell Center Computer Lab, Room 301

 

Taught by:

Nancy Bernier Little

Nancy has been an instructor for the Dover Adult Learning Center since 2002, delivering both classroom and individual Microsoft Office training.  She is endorsed by her students as professional, patient and knowledgeable. In addition to teaching at our facility, she also conducts on-site Microsoft Office trainings for local businesses. For more information on class content, please visit Nancy’s webpage @ http://www.alittleclass.net.  If you are a current Microsoft Office user and wish to book some time for a consult on your particular needs, please complete the Contact Us form provided on Nancy's website.

Website: http://www.alittleclass.net

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Humanities: The Constitution, Critical Thinking and Current Events

Tuition: $250.00 Dover Residents: $225.00

Start Date: Monday, March 23, 2020
End Date: Monday, June 1, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This Humanities class will use the U.S. Constitution as its anchor text and launching-off point to investigate and discuss current events. We will focus both on current political events and on the role that citizens play in the democratic process, all while focusing on the myriad ways that people have their voices heard (or not) in the political system. Some of the many guiding questions we will ask in the class are what responsibility we have to engage with the political system, what kinds of participation are effective, and what is the best way to discuss politics with people who disagree with us.

This course will also examine structural issues that may encourage or inhibit political participation, including gerrymandering, social media, and efforts to legislate voter participation, all with an eye to encouraging students to be informed and participatory citizens.  Students will be expected to read independently from a variety of sources (up to 15 pages per assignment) and to write across multiple genres, including blog posts, response, and researched analysis.

1 adult diploma high school  U.S. History, Social Studies elective credit or English credit

Mondays & Wednesdays @ McConnell Center Room 206B

Taught by:

Sherry Frost

Sherry Frost has been an educator on the Seacoast since graduating with her Master’s degree from UNH in 2006.  Her teaching practice is rooted in the Harkness method of democratic discourse and focuses on providing a framework for students to practice strong communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.  She lives in Dover with her husband, her two adult daughters, and their five cats.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 13

Tips for Selling your Home

Tuition: $10.00 Dover Residents: $10.00

Date: Monday, March 23, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ready to downsize? Do you want to sell your house? Let us show you what works! Amy Parker of Parker House Designs will reveal the importance of staging when selling, Will Dinsmore of NH Home Inspector will be talking about the value of pre-inspections, and Carolyn Dupont, realtor with Seacoast Luxe Propertiies at Keller Williams Coastal Realty, will explain the process step-by-step. With shared resources, making the important decision is easier than you think.

McConnell Center Rm 208A

Taught by:

Carolyn Dupont

Carolyn has many years experience and is a realtor with Seacoast Luxe Properties at Keller Williams Coastal Realty.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Essential Math for Building Trades

Tuition: $125.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn or review basic math skills related to the construction and technical trades and how they apply to the trades.  Covers multiple systems of measurement, decimals, fractions, and basic geometry. To register for this class call 603-742-1030 for an appointment with our counselor.  TABE Assessement is required prior to admission into the class.

(This class is free to eligible participants; a placement test may be required to determine eligibility.)

Wednesdays @ McConnell Center Rm 206A

Taught by:

Kim Hanson

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Enneagram for the Young at Heart

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Enneagram is a tool that dates back to the 15th century. It is a tool used to study nine different personality types. It attempts to explain why we behave the way we do. It also provides suggestions for individual growth. It is a useful tool for learning about one’s self and improving relationships with parents, friends, spouse, teachers and co-workers.

ENNA: (greek) means nine. GRAM: means drawing = Enneagram: a drawing with nine points. There are nine ways of experiencing the world.

McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Mary Schwoerer

Mary is a retired N.H. Educator and Counselor.  She has her certification in Reiki, Yoga and Eden Energy Medicine Practioner.  Most recently all of her classes that she is offering here for Dover Adult were taught at Portsmouth Hospital.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Visualize and Present

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Excel Intro or equivalent experience

Review of Excel tables, intro to pivot tables, intro to charts & slicers, intro to conditional formatting

McConnell Center Computer Lab, Room 301

 

Taught by:

Nancy Bernier Little

Nancy has been an instructor for the Dover Adult Learning Center since 2002, delivering both classroom and individual Microsoft Office training.  She is endorsed by her students as professional, patient and knowledgeable. In addition to teaching at our facility, she also conducts on-site Microsoft Office trainings for local businesses. For more information on class content, please visit Nancy’s webpage @ http://www.alittleclass.net.  If you are a current Microsoft Office user and wish to book some time for a consult on your particular needs, please complete the Contact Us form provided on Nancy's website.

Website: http://www.alittleclass.net

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

Eden Energy Method for Breast Health & Wellness

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Did you know there are simple exercises that take only minutes a day that improve Breast Health & Wellness? Eden Energy Method provides a basic foundation for understanding our bodies Energy Systems. We are constantly assaulted with negative & imbalanced energies and are left depleted and vulnerable to illness. If we truly want robust health, we much get consciously involved in our Self-Care plan. Chinese medicine tells us that “dis-ease” happens when there are energetic imbalances in the body. Come and learn how releasing stagnant and congested energy can help restore flow & ease to overall breast care.

McConnell Center

Taught by:

Mary Schwoerer

Mary is a retired N.H. Educator and Counselor.  She has her certification in Reiki, Yoga and Eden Energy Medicine Practioner.  Most recently all of her classes that she is offering here for Dover Adult were taught at Portsmouth Hospital.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

Home Buyers Seminar

Tuition: $10.00 Dover Residents: $0.00

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn and understand the process of buying a home including: renting vs. buying, how much can you afford, what kind of home is right for you, navigating the lending process, home inspections, title (contract to closing), and home insurance.

Carolyn Dupont, Realtor, Seacoast Luxe Properties/Keller Williams Coastal Realty

Jaime Lynch, Atlas-Heritage Title

Sarah Haberkorn, Envoy Mortgage

David Whitney, Prudential Home Ins.

Will Dinsmore, NH Home Inspector

Bring pen, paper or iPad for notes.

McConnell Center Rm 208A

Taught by:

Carolyn Dupont

Carolyn has many years experience and is a realtor with Seacoast Luxe Properties at Keller Williams Coastal Realty.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Setting up an Etsy® Shop Class

Tuition: $60.00 Dover Residents: $55.00

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

You will walk away from this class having the skills to set up, and successfully run an Etsy® shop. You will be taken step by step through the setup of all facets of Etsy, including info and appearance, options, shipping settings, payment account setup, how to take great photos, and create listings that sell. Current stats show brick-and-mortar stores struggle as eCommerce continues to grow at double-digit rates every year. Join successful Etsy® Shop owner Cherie Herne and her assistant Cheryl Patten of Salty Girl and the Long Dog to get started on your new journey with online sales. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops for hands-on work on their own Etsy® Shop.

McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Art Night Out

Taught by Certified Art Night Out Instructors who are experience artists who provide a relaxed atmosphere, lots of support, and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience.  Leave class with new skills and an amazing piece you created yourself.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Advanced Pivot Tables

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Visualize & Present

Various ways to summarize data, review of slicers, calculating within a pivot table, custom grouping, intro to dashboards

McConnell Center Computer Lab, Room 301

 

Taught by:

Nancy Bernier Little

Nancy has been an instructor for the Dover Adult Learning Center since 2002, delivering both classroom and individual Microsoft Office training.  She is endorsed by her students as professional, patient and knowledgeable. In addition to teaching at our facility, she also conducts on-site Microsoft Office trainings for local businesses. For more information on class content, please visit Nancy’s webpage @ http://www.alittleclass.net.  If you are a current Microsoft Office user and wish to book some time for a consult on your particular needs, please complete the Contact Us form provided on Nancy's website.

Website: http://www.alittleclass.net

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

American Sign Language

Tuition: $150.00 Dover Residents: $140.00

Start Date: Monday, April 6, 2020
End Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this class students will learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn signs for some basic words; woman, man, colors, numbers etc. They will also learn a brief history of the language and about Deaf culture. Students will be taught the basics of ASL grammar. By the conclusion of the class, students will be able to converse back and forth using American Sign Language.

Helpful to know the ASL alphabet, but not required. Recommended book “Learn American Sign Language" by James Guido, available on Amazon. Folder and materials will be included.

Mondays, McConnell Center

Taught by:

Catherine Dobroski

Catherine Dobroski is an area Educational Sign Language Interpreter. She has provided equal language access for both Deaf and hearing participants in a variety of classes and settings.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Aromatherapy Sugar & Salt Scrubs & a Spray

Tuition: $45.00 Dover Residents: $40.00

Date: Monday, April 6, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Make a sugar and a salt scrub for exfoliating skin and for softening/moisturizing and make an aromatherapy spray for your linens, person, home or for baths! Learn about the healing properties of essential oils and herbs, Choose from a variety of herbs and oils. Recipes included.

McConnell Center

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Beaded Jewelry Making

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Monday, April 6, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Create professional looking beaded bracelets and necklaces in your choice of gems and colors. Learn to knot, crimp and clasp. Once you learn the techniques, you will love creating jewelry to match your outfits or to give as a gift! All materials included. If you have beads you would like to use, bring them along!

McConnell Center, Room 206A

Taught by:

Loni Seligman

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Downsizing?

Tuition: $25.00 Dover Residents: $20.00

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This seminar is designed to offer organizing strategies to start your downsizing efforts. Establish your project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time constraints. Leave with an action plan!

McConnell Center, Room 208B

Taught by:

Jill Braceland

Jill Braceland has been designing and delivering seminars in a variety of management and writing topics for more than 30 years. She has a reputation for offering seminars that are well organized and practical, and presenting them in an easy, friendly manner.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Discover your "Why" and Share your Brand Story

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Start Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
End Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lisa Leslie, owner and founder of Magnolia Method Consulting is conducting a 2-day, interactive seminar on discovering your why and sharing your brand story. Students will work with each other and the instructor to discover the “why” behind their business endeavors, and to learn how to share it through website content, blogging, and social media. In the first session, students will begin the brand message development process and create a rough draft of a brand message document for their business. In the second session, students will work together to create a basic content strategy, as well as learn about several free and low-cost tools for generating blog topics, mastering grammar, managing social media, and more. At the end of the second class, students will take home print and digital brand messaging and content strategy templates for future use.

Wednesdays (2 weeks) @ McConnell Center, Room 208B

Taught by:

Lisa Leslie

Lisa is a professional writer and social media marketing consultant, with additional experience in traditional and digital marketing.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Driftwood & Seaglass Wreath

Tuition: $75.00 Dover Residents: $70.00

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join local driftwood artist Cherie Herne from Salty Girl and the Long Dog in making a 16" one-of-a-kind driftwood and sea glass wreath. You will be supplied with a sturdy wooden ring with hanger, driftwood sticks and accent pieces, wood glue, epoxy cement, sea glass, a paper template and take-home instructions. Cherie and her Salty assistants will guide you step-by-step in completing our beautiful, Maine driftwood wreath. Registration includes all supplies, and lite refreshments.

McConnell Center, Rm 220

Taught by:

Cherie Herne

Cherie is owner of Salty Girl-a creative beach themed workshop.  She is a crafty mermaid with great crafty assistants! View all of her gorgeous pieces  at her website  www.saltygirlandthelongdog.com

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

Eden Energy Method for Breast Health & Wellness

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Did you know there are simple exercises that take only minutes a day that improve Breast Health & Wellness? Eden Energy Method provides a basic foundation for understanding our bodies Energy Systems. We are constantly assaulted with negative & imbalanced energies and are left depleted and vulnerable to illness. If we truly want robust health, we much get consciously involved in our Self-Care plan. Chinese medicine tells us that “dis-ease” happens when there are energetic imbalances in the body. Come and learn how releasing stagnant and congested energy can help restore flow & ease to overall breast care.

McConnell Center

Taught by:

Mary Schwoerer

Mary is a retired N.H. Educator and Counselor.  She has her certification in Reiki, Yoga and Eden Energy Medicine Practioner.  Most recently all of her classes that she is offering here for Dover Adult were taught at Portsmouth Hospital.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 12

Ukulele 2

Tuition: $90.00 Dover Residents: $85.00

Start Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
End Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a 6-week Beginner/Intermediate course encompassing tablature and finger picking. Requirements are that you are able to play basic tablature and chords easily. Songs will include Here Comes the Sun, House of the Rising Sun, Hallelujah and more. You will need to bring your ukulele, tuner, music stand and a firm commitment to practice between classes. Study materials will be provided.

THURSDAYS @ McConnell Center, Room 220 (no class 4/30)

Taught by:

Richard Ruel

Richard has played guitar since grade school and the Uke for about five years.  He has taught at Sanford Community Adult Ed for several years with excellent student reviews.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Advanced Charts

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Date: Friday, April 10, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Visualize & Present

Compare targets to actuals using a thermometer, floating column, a good visual of min & max values, performance, benchmark.

McConnell Center Computer Lab, Room 301

 

Taught by:

Nancy Bernier Little

Nancy has been an instructor for the Dover Adult Learning Center since 2002, delivering both classroom and individual Microsoft Office training.  She is endorsed by her students as professional, patient and knowledgeable. In addition to teaching at our facility, she also conducts on-site Microsoft Office trainings for local businesses. For more information on class content, please visit Nancy’s webpage @ http://www.alittleclass.net.  If you are a current Microsoft Office user and wish to book some time for a consult on your particular needs, please complete the Contact Us form provided on Nancy's website.

Website: http://www.alittleclass.net

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

Advanced ESL: Non-Fiction Readings for Discussion & Vocabulary

Tuition: $10.00 Dover Residents: $10.00

Start Date: Monday, April 13, 2020
End Date: Monday, June 1, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Read challenging non-fiction on a variety of topics.  Work on pronunciation, comprehension and vocabulary development.  Share your thoughts as we discuss major themes and questions from the text. Possible cultural topics include superstitions, materialism and status, and the social importance of physical appearance or beauty. (6 weeks)

Mondays, McConnell Center Rm 209

Taught by:

Bill Badgley

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Taming Your 'To-Do' List

Tuition: $25.00 Dover Residents: $20.00

Date: Monday, April 13, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Identify techniques that will help you organize your personal time. Suggestions offered include prioritizing, creating the “To Do” list, and how we underestimate time. Tips on how to stop procrastinating and being overwhelmed will also be discussed.

McConnell Center, Room 208B

Taught by:

Jill Braceland

Jill Braceland has been designing and delivering seminars in a variety of management and writing topics for more than 30 years. She has a reputation for offering seminars that are well organized and practical, and presenting them in an easy, friendly manner.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Advanced ESL: Fiction & Plays

Tuition: $10.00 Dover Residents: $10.00

Start Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
End Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Read challenging short stories and plays.  Work on pronunciation, comprehension and vocabulary development.  Share your thoughts as we discuss major themes and questions from the text. (7 Weeks) Childcare available for afternoon classes only; fee required.

Tuesdays @ McConnell Center Rm 209

Taught by:

Bill Badgley

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 15

Water Bath and Pressure Canning

Tuition: $45.00 Dover Residents: $40.00

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Roll up your sleeves and join the fun! Learn about food preservation by canning. Class includes basic instructions for both canning methods in one evening, one class. Learn about canning tools/utensils, it’s safety, it’s history & the difference between high/low acid foods. Take home a jar of carrots and a jar of bread & butter pickles. Please secure long hair. Bring a towel to class to take hot jars home. All materials included.

Somersworth High School, Room 207

Taught by:

Pam Sawyer

Pam has been canning for family and friends for over 20 years.  She has been teaching both waterbath and pressure canning here at Dover Adult Learning Center for the past 3 years.  She is an avid vegetable gardener and a honey bee keeper.

Address:
Somersworth High School, Room 207
11 Memorial Drive
Somersworth, NH
03878 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Seaglass Hanging Mobile

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring some beach vibes inside with a seaglass hanging sculpture. Learn the secrets to drilling glass and then arrange and secure your pieces on cotton cord with a driftwood top. Use our collection of sea glass, beach stones and shells, or bring your own favorites. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one hanging sculpture.

McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Art Night Out

Taught by Certified Art Night Out Instructors who are experience artists who provide a relaxed atmosphere, lots of support, and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience.  Leave class with new skills and an amazing piece you created yourself.

Available Spaces: 2

Ready, Set, Write

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Start Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
End Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop-style creative writing program is designed to help you start and commit to your writing journey. Each session will be spent exploring various elements of the craft, discussing individual concerns and questions, and critiquing weekly submissions of each student’s work. All genres and levels are embraced. Writers will need a work in progress or a figment of a story idea. Be prepared to share your work in our first session.

Thursdays @ McConnell Center, Room 208A  (no class 4/30)

Taught by:

Kate Johnston

Kate Johnston is a published author, writing coach, and book editor. You can learn more about her at her website: www.katejohnstonauthor.com. Feel free to contact her with any questions at kate@katejohnstonauthor.com

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 1

Advanced Formulas

Tuition: $65.00 Dover Residents: $60.00

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Excel Formulas

Data validation, Nested IF & IFS (IFS avail in Office 365 subscription or 2019 only), VLOOKUP with data validation, INDEX & MATCH functions, more as time allows!

McConnell Center Computer Lab, Room 301

 

Taught by:

Nancy Bernier Little

Nancy has been an instructor for the Dover Adult Learning Center since 2002, delivering both classroom and individual Microsoft Office training.  She is endorsed by her students as professional, patient and knowledgeable. In addition to teaching at our facility, she also conducts on-site Microsoft Office trainings for local businesses. For more information on class content, please visit Nancy’s webpage @ http://www.alittleclass.net.  If you are a current Microsoft Office user and wish to book some time for a consult on your particular needs, please complete the Contact Us form provided on Nancy's website.

Website: http://www.alittleclass.net

Address:
Computer Lab McConnell Center Rm 301
61 Locust Street
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Introduction to Falun Gong

Tuition: $10.00 Dover Residents: $10.00

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Falun Gong is an ancient, traditional Chinese practice of "self cultivation"- a way to improve mental and physical wellness through meditation and five easy-to-learn exercises. The practice is based on the universal values of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance. This introductory class will provide a brief overview of the system, plus a demonstration of the exercises. All Falun Gong instruction is free of charge; the class fee supports DALC.

McConnell Center Rm 220

 

Taught by:

Marcus Gale

Marcus is a musician and puppeteer specializing in children and family audience. He has been practicing Falun Gong for 16 + years, and provides free instruction in the Seacoast area.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 9

A Community Conversation: Building an Inclusive Toolbox

Free Event

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Call 742-1030 to register.

A workshop to improve dialogue, build bridges, and promote courageous conversations about the hard questions of our time. In this workshop, you will:

  • Increase your capacity to improve relationships
  • Insure a fairer and inclusive community
  • Get better at sticking with a tough conversation
  • Build understanding and belonging across differences

Taught by:

Michelle Holt-Shannon

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 20

Water Bath and Pressure Canning 1, Salsa and Soup

Tuition: $45.00 Dover Residents: $40.00

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Let's get canning salsa & soup! Learn both processes of canning in one session. We will pressure can a soup and water bath can some spicy salsa. You will learn about basic canning history, procedures, and supplies needed for safe canning. You will take home a jar of salsa and a jar of soup. Long hair will need to be secured. Please bring a potholder or hand towel to carry your hot jars home.

Somersworth High School, Room 207

Taught by:

Kate Nickerson

Kate is a retired classroom teacher with over 26 years experience.  She has 40 plus year canning experience with water bath and pressure canning.  Kate was the canning department superintendent for the Rochester Fair for over 10 years.  Kate and her husband, Dan, have entered their canning in many local fairs.  Her triple berry jam won first place in a local taste testing contest.

Address:
Somersworth High School, Room 207
11 Memorial Drive
Somersworth, NH
03878 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Fly Fishing From A-Z

Tuition: $120.00 Dover Residents: $115.00

Start Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
End Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This introductory course offers instruction on fly-fishing fundamentals such as rod set-up, gear and equipment options, casting theory and drills, knot tying, fish ecology and aquatic insects, fish identification, safety, ethical fishing practices and lots more.  From A to Z, you’ll soon be on the water catching fish! All equipment provided; however, if you own your own feel free to bring it. This course includes classroom and 2-field trips.

Thursdays, Dover Middle School Room 111L

Taught by:

John McKernan

Address:
Dover Middle School

Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 5

Glycerin Herbal Soap Making

Tuition: $45.00 Dover Residents: $40.00

Date: Monday, May 4, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Make a soap with essential oils and herbs for SPRING! Learn about the healing properties of essential oils and herbs and make a soap to take home. Choose from a variety of herbs and oils, add moisturizers such as shea butter or coconut oil too! Recipes included.

McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Cynthia Simon

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Nutrition Basics

Tuition: $45.00 Dover Residents: $40.00

Start Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
End Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This three-week Nutrition Basics class begins with an introduction to macronutrients - what they are, what they do/how the body utilizes them. We will also cover balancing and finding consistency in your diet and education on various popular diet fads. Learn how to read nutrition labels and overcome your challenges when it comes to nutrition.

Taught by:

Mariah MacDowell

Mariah is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach that works around the NH Seacoast. She has a passion for educating her clients on the benefits of living an active life and fueling the body for sustainability.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Mosaic Stepping Stone

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Create your unique path with the help of a stepping-stone. Learn how to use mosaic tools while working with our extensive tile collection. Pour your cement and take the form home to be removed the next day. Workshop fee includes all materials to make one 9-inch stepping-stone.

McConnell Center, Room 220

Taught by:

Art Night Out

Taught by Certified Art Night Out Instructors who are experience artists who provide a relaxed atmosphere, lots of support, and quality materials/tools to ensure a positive experience.  Leave class with new skills and an amazing piece you created yourself.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 3

CPR/AED Certification

Tuition: $50.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LEARN A LIFESAVING SKILL! You will learn adult, child and infant CPR, how to use an AED and what to do if someone is choking in this American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course that has been updated for the latest guidelines. Participants who successfully complete the course will earn their Heartsaver CPR/AED certification card which is valid for 2 years. This course involves hands-on skills practice.  Participants will be sitting, standing and kneeling to learn the lifesaving skills of CPR.

McConnell Center Cafeteria - Door #2

 

 

Taught by:

Gail Klanchesser

Gail has been an American Heart Association BLS Instructor for over 15 years.  She is a Training Center Faculty Member and the Community CPR Coordinator for Portsmouth Regional Hospital.  She is certified through the American Heart Association, American Safety & Health Institute, American Red Cross and Emergency University.  Gail owns and instructs through her local business Coastal CPR & First Aid, where she offer BLS, CPR/AED, First Aid, babysitting and safety courses.

Company: Coastal CPR & First Aid, LLC

Address:
McConnell Center-Door 2-Cafeteria
61 Locust St
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

Tuition: $35.00 Dover Residents: $30.00

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ready for some fun making a healthy alternative to cleaning chemicals? In this class you will learn about the oils that are in the recipes that you will make & take home. Recipes to choose from are; All purpose Cleaning Spray, Glass & Window Cleaning Spray, Mattress Freshener Spray, Tub & Shower Cleaning Spray, Wood Furniture Cleaning Spray, and Counter Cleaning Spray.

McConnell Center

Taught by:

Colleen Fahy

Colleen lives locally and enjoys helping people.  She has assisted with our former instructor, Kim Cole in make and take classes as well as holding her own.  She has taught at Kennebunk Free Library and participates as a vendor at local craft events.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Water Bath and Pressure Canning 2, Jam and Veggies

Tuition: $45.00 Dover Residents: $40.00

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Let's get canning jam & veggies! Learn both processes of canning in one evening. We will pressure can a vegetable and water bath can some tasty blueberry jam. You will learn about basic canning history, procedures, and supplies needed for safe canning. You will take home a jar of yummy jam and a jar of vegetables. Long hair will need to be secured. Please bring a potholder or hand towel to carry your hot jars home.

Somersworth High School, Room 207

Taught by:

Kate Nickerson

Kate is a retired classroom teacher with over 26 years experience.  She has 40 plus year canning experience with water bath and pressure canning.  Kate was the canning department superintendent for the Rochester Fair for over 10 years.  Kate and her husband, Dan, have entered their canning in many local fairs.  Her triple berry jam won first place in a local taste testing contest.

Address:
Somersworth High School, Room 207
11 Memorial Drive
Somersworth, NH
03878 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Soap Making at Greenleaf Farms

Tuition: $60.00 Dover Residents: $55.00

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Discover the fine art of making fragrant, all natural, vegetable-based soaps in this hands- on workshop.  Learn tips, techniques, and recipes for making soothing soaps for healthy skin.

Taught by:

Deborah Sousane

Deborah owns and operates Greenleaf Farms in Dover. Greenleaf Farms offers annuals, perennials, flowers for all occasions, farm fresh produce and herbalist.

Company: Greenleaf Farms

Address:
Greenleaf Farms
24 Littleworth Rd
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Water Bath and Pressure Canning

Tuition: $45.00 Dover Residents: $40.00

Date: Monday, May 18, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Roll up your sleeves and join the fun! Learn about food preservation by canning. Class includes basic instructions for both canning methods in one evening, one class. Learn about canning tools/utensils, it’s safety, it’s history & the difference between high/low acid foods. Take home a jar of carrots and a jar of bread & butter pickles. Please secure long hair. Bring a towel to class to take hot jars home. All materials included.

Somersworth High School, Room 207

Taught by:

Pam Sawyer

Pam has been canning for family and friends for over 20 years.  She has been teaching both waterbath and pressure canning here at Dover Adult Learning Center for the past 3 years.  She is an avid vegetable gardener and a honey bee keeper.

Address:
Somersworth High School, Room 207
11 Memorial Drive
Somersworth, NH
03878 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Harmonica Workshop - Class date changed to Wednesday, May 20

Tuition: $30.00 Dover Residents: $25.00

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note that Harmonica Workshop changed from original date of May 12, as published in catalog to Wednesday, May 20.

Learn to play a song and master some basic techniques. Harmonica included.

McConnell Center-Room 220

Taught by:

Mike & Bev Rogers

Mike has been playing harmonica since the age of fifteen. Years ago he left the seacoast area of Maine, moving to the deep south.  This move influenced his love of rural blues.  Accompanied by his wife Bev, Mike performs in public schools, retirement centers and public concerts bringing his love of the harmonica to special need students and the general population in for the form of concerts and harmonica workshops.  During the International Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta, GA Mike and Bev were part of the Very Special Arts performances.  They also participated in the 1999 International Very Special Arts Conference in Los Angeles, CA representing Maine and Georgia.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 10

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