Practical Knowledge ’19

Sponsored by
Gary & Pat Ross

#112     Introduction to Google Drive– Part 1 (Google Docs & Slides)                                                    

3 Wednesdays, March 20, 27, April 3    Time:  6:00- 7:30 PM
Lisa Imbriaco will teach you to use Google Drive for document sharing, making folders, & overall organization of files. This course will focus on the fundamentals of the Google Drive environment & creating Docs (Word) & Slides (PowerPoint). Students will need a compatible laptop (No tablets/iPad) with the Google interface available. A “Gmail” account is necessary & will be submitted via your class registration to the instructor before the first class.  She can help with document setup for exercises & activities in class.

Cost:  $25.00     Register by March 13Registration Button

#113      Making Change-Practical Money Skills for Adults with Special Needs

5 Mondays,  March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22      Time:  6:00 – 7:00 PM  

Kate McLane, certified special education teacher, will help adult students with varying abilities to build & implement money management skills with emphasis on hands-on experience.

Cost:  Underwritten by PODS of NEPA       Register by March 18

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#114    Pruning

Thursday, March 28     Time: 6:00 PM
Penn State Master Gardeners will present information on pruning and tree care. Robin Ostermayer, a certified arborist, will discuss the do’s, don’ts and how-to of caring for your trees both young and old.
Cost: $5.00

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#115   Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8   Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adults on a variety of topics. It is open to anyone 60 or older.

The educational program offers six lessons that cover a wide range of topics. Participants will have an opportunity to meet new people and:

  • Learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it
  • Discuss risk factors and behaviors older adults should avoid to stay healthy
  • Examine how alcohol, prescription medications and over-the-counter  medications affect seniors differently and how they can avoid problems
  • Learn how to use simple tools to help you feel more empowered about your health and the healthcare you receive

Free refreshments will be served at each lesson, and all program participants will be eligible to receive gift certificates and other free giveaways.  You must register to attend. Click the email icon and let us know you are coming.

#116     Soil – How to Make it Better

Tuesday, April 9    Time: 6:30 PM
If you have a garden in northwest Lackawanna County, your soil probably needs help. The Penn State Master Gardeners will provide easy practical steps that YOU can use to make your soil better. Use this information to make your plants more flower-fun and more fruitful.
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#117    Introducing…You: Writing a Good Resume

Tuesdays, May 7, 14      Time: 7 PM
Job searching? Thinking about a new career? Entering the workforce for the first time or returning after an absence? Wherever you are in the process, there’s a good chance you will need a resume-your introduction to potential employers. There’s even a better chance you’v put off writing one or undated an older version – if you can find it. Get started in this resume writing class taught by Sharon McCrone, an experienced job-search advisor with Instead, Inc.
Cost: $25.00

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Many Thanks to Our Patrons
Abington Heights Civic League
Rotary Club of the Abingtons
Hal & Paula Baillie      Susan S. Belin
     Grace & Bill Farrell     Pat & Kristie McMahon
Lee & Emily Rancier    Joe & Dori Waters