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Monmouth/Winthrop Adult & Community Education

Our Classes

Acoustic Guitar I


with Ted Elliott

Calendar Apr 5, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The guitar in all its versatility has become the world’s most popular instrument. In this course for the total to slightly advanced beginner, we’ll look at the range, octave, and 16 chords you’ll need to play a jillion songs. We’ll listen to, play, or discuss early Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Rory Block, Iris DeMent, LeadBelly, early Stones, Beatles, Hank Williams, and more. Notes, capo, by 3rd class. Some practice required between classes.  Limit 5 students.

Aerobics Class

Calendar Jan 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is for people ages 16 and older. Enjoy the action packed physical strength training to help you lose weight and tone your body. Go beyond what you think you can do.

Algebra Skills for College


with Sue Brennan

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks

In this course students will begin with negative numbers and progress through the elements of Algebra I. 

This class counts as credit toward the AE High School Diploma, College Transitions Program (CT), and is useful for Accuplacer® and HiSET® prep.

Diploma students are free. Call 377-2265 to register.

Beyond the Point and Shoot Camera


with Lloyd Cutting

Calendar Apr 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This course will cover the basic and advanced controls of a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera with interchangeable lenses, their function, and how to use them. The camera modes will include: P, Automatic, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual mode and the use of the histogram. Setting the white balance, continuous shooting mode and some of the auto focus modes. We’ll also take a look at the Zone System (Adams) and how it can be used with the DSLR camera, look at some difficult lighting situations and explore B & W photography. 

Bring your DSLR 35mm camera with interchangeable lenses to class. 

Dog Obedience


with Donna Cassista

Calendar May 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This is a beginner dog obedience class appropriate for dogs 4 months and up. Positive teaching method will be used to teach sit, down, come, walk safely on a leash as well as behavioral problems and leadership for the owners. Well-fitting flat collar and 6 foot non-chain/flexible leash needed.

Free College Readiness Course


with Sue Brennan

Calendar Jan 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

College can be expensive! 

Save your financial aid – Take advantage of your local AE program!!!

A unique opportunity to earn free college credits, offered through Monmouth/Winthrop Adult Education.   Depending on the college, the credits earned through this Adult Education class count toward electives or the required college freshman seminar course for that particular college. This free 15-week course will provide adult students with the tools andstrategies needed to gain confidence and succeed in college.

Students will take part in career exploration, note-taking and test-taking skills, financial literacy and time management. Technology will be used in the classroom for onlinediscussions and research presentations.

FMI call 377-2265

Functional Fitness for Older Adults


with Certified Instructor

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This six-week program was designed specifically with older adults in mind. This 45 minute class will help you build strength, maintain bone density and improve your balance (reduce risk of falling and maintain the independence of performing activities in daily life). This is a highly effective exercise program based on safe and simple strength training.

Funeral Choices ~ One Night!


with Chuck Lakin

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We’ll start by talking about the legal documents everyone should have in place, then cover planning ahead, writing things down, and having a conversation with the family about those plans.  That will lead to a Q & A guided by your questions. We can talk about funeral options, home funerals, green cemeteries, alkaline hydrolysis, family burying grounds, scattering ashes, and paperwork-whatever you want to know. We’ll share stories. I’ll bet that you’ll even laugh sometimes!  

Chuck is a woodworker and home funeral educator, whose interest in this topic came from his experience at his father's death.  He wanted to be part of what happened after the death, but didn't know what to do, and missed out.  Once he learned about home funerals, he began talking to groups.  Each presentation taught him more, and now his goal is to give everyone the information they need to make good decisions about how they want to be treated after their death, no matter what that choice may be, and to show families a more meaningful way to be involved in the funeral process if that is their choice.

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