Grab Bag

Residential Real Estate Investing 

This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to get in front of the tidal wave of change and profit by investing in out-of-state real estate. Remote work is rapidly becoming the new-normal, resulting in an historical seismic shift and mass exodus of population into the suburbs and smaller affordable metro areas throughout the U.S. This economic trend will be a game changer. Where are the best locations to buy investment real estate? Hint: It is not in your backyard. Another hint: Follow the top 10 high tech hubs migration trends. Real estate investor and wealth advisor, SeeWing Yee, will discuss the best types of real estate asset class to buy, with very low prices, minimal cash outlay, and high cash flow returns as well as the markets with the best appreciation potential. Foreclosure opportunities also discussed.

Wednesday, September 22nd. 6pm-9pm PT. $49

Offered by Pasadena City College

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An American Love Affair: Cars of the 1950's

What is your favorite classic car? Our instructor’s favorite is the 1957 Chevy Belair! Growing up watching “Happy Days”, and having parents take him and his siblings to car shows started a lifelong love affair with cars and trucks, especially from the 1950’s. World War II was over, manufacturing went back to normal;and the economy was starting to blossom. Highways were becoming a thing that allowed people to travel the country and vehicle production really took an amazing turn in the 1950’s. We’ll take a look at the details that made these cars so special.

Sunday, December 14th. 6:30pm-7:30pm CT. $25

Offered by Anoka-Hennepin College

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90 Minutes with Estate Attorney (Online)

We all have goals. Sometimes our goal is to gift assets to others- while we are alive? After I have passed? What about Estate Tax & Gift Tax Planning? Should I gift my money away in a Will, or a Trust? Would I qualify for Medicaid? What is the 60-month claw back? What if my spouse goes into the nursing home and exhausts our money? What about my current Trust;does it avoid the nursing home? Most people believe that their trust shields the assets from the nursing home and creditors. Many people may be wrong! We will walk through these questions and many more, including how to plan and place your assets to meet your retirement, your nursing home goals, and after you have passed.

Thursday, December 9th. 6:30pm-8:30pm CT. $25

Offered by TriDistrict Community Education

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Counseling Adults at the End of Life

Join us for a theoretical framework for counseling adults at end of life. It includes an understanding of the dying process, interventions, spirituality and meaning. We will examine the impact of race and other socio-cultural factors, and you will be encouraged to examine your thoughts, values, feelings, and beliefs about death and dying and how your own history of illness and loss impacts the work. You will:
• Increase confidence in and decrease fear of working with dying patients
• Deepen the understanding of the dying process
• Understand the impact of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, spirituality and other socio-cultural factors on how people die
• Recognize how your own history of illness and loss impacts your work with dying patients
• Describe two evidence-based interventions utilized at end of life

Thursday, September 30th. 9am-12pm ET. $175

Offered by Tompkins Cortland Community College

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So You Want to be Anti Racist?

This six week virtual course is offered to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of what it means to be anti-racist. Participants will be given tools to engage in uncomfortable conversations, develop their racial literacy and begin to unpack how race operates in their everyday lives often without consent and/or acknowledgement, all the while building the muscles to move into action! 4.0 CEUs

Join us online! This class will be held online. Upon registering, you will receive a link to access the class. Simply click the link on the days and time of class and Kristen and Meghan will lead you through the class from the comfort of your own home! This class is being held in partnership with multiple Community Ed programs.

Wednesdays, November 3rd. 7pm-8:30pm CT. $65

Offered by St. Louis Park Community Education

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Beyond Book Clubs and Podcasts: Change for Healing and Liberation

If you racially identify as white and are ready to confront white supremacy, this is the online course for you.

Using Layla Saad’s book Me & White Supremacy, participants will be guided through creating personal and collective change in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation. Participants will explore race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and how to move into action for social change. Participants will need a copy of Layla Saad’s book Me and White Supremacy.

Layla Saad's work guides readers to understand their whiteness and their participation in white supremacy so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on People of Color and, in turn, help other white people to do better, too.

Join us online! This class will be held online using Zoom. Upon registering, you will receive a link to access the class. Simply click the link on the days and time of class to participate from the comfort of your own home!

Thursdays, September 23rd-November 11th. 7pm-8:30pm CT. $65

Offered by St. Louis Park Community Education

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Why You Can't Always Trust Your Trust (Online)

The trust is a very popular component and tool to be used in our Estate Planning. However, there is a variety of vastly different Trust options to be used and the question arises: “Am I using the right Trust for my needs and goals?” Often used Trusts include: Living Trusts, Testamentary Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts, each serves a different purpose, each has a different result. One common problem that often needs addressing is the over-utilization of the Living Trust for goals or problems that it does not resolve. For example, “Does my Living Trust protect my assets against Medicaid and the nursing home?” The answer is probably not. The Irrevocable Trust and the Testamentary Trust each have their strengths and weaknesses as well. We will clearly define the strengths and weaknesses of these different types of Trusts and when to use them. Explore your goals and wishes to see where they fall in the realm of Trusts. Class encourages questions and we hope to provide answers that will set your mind at ease or assist you in the decision making in this area.

Wednesday, September 29th. 6:30pm-8:30pm CT. $12

Offered by TriDistrict Community Education

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A Look Back: Stories From The Attic (Online)

Did you know that people used to use stacks of newspaper as insulation in the house walls?! Several years ago a friend of our instructor knew of some remodeling that was being done at a family member's house. During that project, they found a bunch of newspapers from 1941 tucked in the walls of the attic! This class will feature a virtual walk back in time. We will look at the headlines of the day;what was being advertised in those days;and what the ever popular “comics” section looked like! Amateur historian, Jay Grammond will weave these pieces together to take you on a virtual walk back in time.

Thursday, October 7th. 6:30pm-7:30pm CT. $20

Offered by TriDistrict Community Education

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Chicagoland Archaeology: An Analysis of Prehistoric and Historic Sites

Learn what the Chicagolands area was like before its current settlement while being introduced to important concepts in archaeology (and don’t worry if you don’t know any of the terminology used in archaeology). Great Lakes Archaeologist, Dan Melone, will discuss the people of the pre-settlement and contact periods, early pioneer Chicago, and what was left behind. He will emphasize Indigenous cultures and early farm settlements with discussions about how archaeological field methods preserve local archaeological sites. Dan will also discuss his current archaeological investigations of sites throughout the Chicagoland area, adding to the growing knowledge of our great city's past.

Wednesday, October 6th-October 27th. 7pm-9pm CT. $89

Offered by Harper College

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Night in Ancient Egypt


Ancient Egypt was a land of dualities. Although ancient Egypt is known for its sun and heat, there is also a rich tradition relating to the night, moon, stars, darkness and the perilous journey a person took during sleep. This course includes mythological, scientific, artistic, and linguistic information as well as explores the role nighttime played in the culture and traditions of ancient Egypt.

Wednesdays, September 29th-October 20th. 7pm-9pm CT. $89

Offered by JCCC Continuing Education

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Genealogy Research

Tracing family history is a fascinating journey. Learn about the genealogy research process and the way to interpret information through hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family’s past. Make your family history come alive!

Mondays, September 13th-October 18th. 6pm-8pm CT. $59

Offered by Online Services and Educational Outreach

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Recycling 101

Where does it go!
Take a virtual tour through ecomaine’s Single Sort Recycling Facility to discover how we sort your soup cans and laundry bottles and why wish-cycling is costing you money. Bring any questions you have about recycling, including examples of items you want answers about. Registration closes at noon the day of class.

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Vanessa Berry joined the ecomaine team in 2018 as an Environmental Educator. She holds a Master's Degree from Unity College in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor's in Education from UMaine Farmington.

Thursday, September 23rd. 6:30pm-8pm ET. $9

Offered by Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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Buying Your First Home Section I - Live Online

This ME hoMEworks class, offered as a three-part Zoom webinar, covers the process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and others. Earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs, including USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please have pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon on 10/15.
Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link.
*Note: Register the person you are buying your home with at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

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Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, October 19th-October 21st. 6pm-9pm ET. $30

Offered by Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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Beginner American Sign Language - Live Online

Learn basic vocabulary, facial expressions, the deaf culture and issues affecting the deaf. Interactive games and communication practices will enhance learning. Use everyday conversational skills effectively as you become more confident in the use of sign language. No class 10/12. Required: Signing Illustrated Expanded by Mickey Flodin ISBN-13: 978-0399530418 or ISBN-10: 039953041X (approx. $15, Amazon).

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Samantha Greenwood, born hard of hearing, received a Cochlear implant at age 7. She attended RIT/NTID and graduated from CMCC in 2017 with a Human Services degree. She is currently a student at Gallaudet University for an Elementary Teacher bachelor degree.

Tuesdays, September 28th-November 23rd. 6pm-8pm ET. $149

Offered by Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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For the Love of Gems & Jewelry with JTV

Do you want to explore your passion for gems?

This virtual class held in partnership with Jewelry Television (JTV) is designed to help you build a solid understanding of precious stones and metals, and is taught by JTV's instructional specialist Hillary Spector.

Each week, you'll explore the history and process of mining, identifying and grading a variety of stones, including diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls. Gain an understanding of each stone's unique properties and how those properties can impact a stone's use in jewelry making.

You'll also learn about precious metals, including the answers to:

• What is the real difference in 10K, 14K and 24K gold?
• What economic factors can influence the price of precious metals?
• What are the proper ways to care for golds, sterling silver and other metals?

By the end of the class, impress your friends with your new knowledge of gemstone terminology, understanding of the difference between natural and synthetic stones, and your ability to identify different stones and metals.

For those interested in a potential career move, learn about various job opportunities and paths toward a career in gemology.

Tuesdays, October 5th-November 2nd. 6:30pm-8pm ET. $99

Offered by Pellissippi State Community College

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Home Buying 101

Get the latest information on purchasing a home. Understand the local market conditions, the home buying process, title insurance, inspections, time lines, financing, how much can you afford, closing costs, what it takes to get prequalified, and more.

Friday, November 13th. 9am-1pm CT. $49

Offered by JCCC Continuing Education

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Rebates and Couponing Live Online

Ever wondered how to get cash back from your online shopping trips? This workshop will review the basic strategies of rebating with various sites including Ratuken, Dosh, and Honey. This workshop will also cover several tips & tricks to couponing to save money on your shopping trips. Some internet skills recommended.

Wednesday, October 13th. 6:30pm-8pm CT. $15

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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Pet Nutrition Live Online

Learn the basics of how to read your pets food label. And discover what is the healthiest and most Biologically Appropriate Diet for your dog and cat to help them thrive!

Thursday, September 23th. 6pm-8pm CT. $19

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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Weather for Outdoor Enthusiasts

We're spending more time outside and that is good. Learn how to better use weather forecasts to plan ahead and to read weather signs to best manage your outdoor activities - walking, biking, hiking, camping, paddling, boating, playing, and exercising. Learn from a Master Maine Guide and Total Weather Spotter.

Tuesday, October 12th. 7pm-8pm ET. $25.

Offered by Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education

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Travel Apps Live Online

Booking a family vacation? This presentation will review various helpful travel apps to help book your next vacation. This class will look at airline, hotel, camping, road-trip, and cruise apps that help organize, book, and keep you entertained while traveling. Some internet experience is recommended.

Wednesday, October 20th. 6:30pm-8pm CT. $15.

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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Wills and Trusts Live Online

We’ll review similarities and differences between wills and trusts. We’ll also discuss probate proceedings and guidance, comparisons of different trusts and their functions. In addition to, taxation and a brief explanation of intestacy or we’ll discuss what happens if you die without a will or trust.

Tuesday, September 14th. 6pm-7pm CT. $15.

Offered by District 128 Community Education

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