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Intro to Microsoft Office Suite on a PC Computer

Instructor: Erika Berg

This course is designed for students who have little to no experience with Microsoft Office on a PC. Learn how to use Microsoft Office, version 2013, including, Powerpoint, Word and Excel. Also handy as a refresher for those who would like to expand their current understanding.

5 Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Fee: $139

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ServSafe Food Handling Certification

Instructor: Alice Robinson

Get certified to serve food! This one day workshop is convenient for those with busy schedules. Successful completion of this course and exam meets state and local requirements for a Person in Charge (PIC) of a food service establishment. Textbook, exam, anti-choking training, integrated FDA and State Food Codes and employee training materials are included. For more information on taking the exam online and where to pick up materials, please call the office (508) 693-9222. Please pick books up by May 6th.

1 Saturday, 8:30am-5pm
May 20th
Exam: Saturday, May 20th, 4pm
Tisbury School Home Economics

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Food Safety Sanitation Mini-Course

Instructor: Alice Robinson

This course is designed for anyone serving non-hazardous food in places such as bed and breakfasts, street fairs and farmer’s markets.

1 Wednesday 4-7pm
May 24
MVRHS Library
$60 (includes materials)

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Fertilizer Applicator Certification Workshop

Instructor: Umass, Amherst Turf Program, Island Boards of Health

Local fertilizer regulations are in effect as of January 15, 2015. Get certified! This course will allow you to become certified to handle and use fertilizer in each town per new local regulations. Learn about the new regulations for professional development or personal enrichment. Ideal for island farmers, landscapers, gardeners, turf management businesses and interested homeowners.

1 Saturday, 9am-3pm

April 15
MVRHS Library/ Fee: $35 for Personal Enrichment, $85 for Certification
Exam: Saturday, April 15 or at a later scheduled date

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Pesticide Licensure And CEU Workshop

Instructor: Gabrielle Sakolsky, Entomologist

For non-licensed seeking licensure:

This 4-hour workshop will prepare you to sit for the Pesticide Applicator (CORE) and Dealer Licensure Test. Class includes a free bus trip from Woods Hole to Bourne to sit for the exam on the morning of April 18th. Participants who are interested in sitting for the exam must register before April 11th, 2017 with the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The exam will be held at 9:00am on Tuesday, April 18th at Upper Cape Tech Regional School in Bourne. A shuttle will be provided at Woods Hole to take students to the exam. Students will need to purchase the book “New Core Manual (3rd Ed.) w/MA Core Supplement(2014)”.

 1 Saturday 8am-12pm
April 8
Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room


Continued Education for Licensed Pesticide Applicators (2 CEUs)

Licensed pesticide applicators earn 2 CEUs for this workshop. Topics include integrated pest management (IPM) and how to read a pesticide label and data safety sheet.

 1 Saturday 10am-12pm
April 8
Tisbury Emergency Services Training Room

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CEU Workshop for Licensed Contractors

Instructor: Michael A. Giampietro, C.B.O.

A local CEU opportunity for local builders. This two day, 12 hour CEU workshop will cover:

Day One:

  1. The 2015 international residential code with upcoming MA amendments
  2. The 2015 International energy code with current MA amendments
  3. Business (Home Improvement Contractor Program) and Workman’s Comp
Day Two:
  1. International Building Code and the International Existing Building Code 
  2. Massachusetts Zoning Act and What is OSHA
1 Saturday
June 10 8am-5pm
1 Sunday
June 11 9am- 2pm


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Understanding Medicare

Instructor: Mary Leddy

This class is an overview for anyone new to Medicare, those turning 65 or adults taking care of elderly parents. It covers the essentials: how it works, what it covers, what is not covered, how to choose a prescription plan, what other supplemental options include and cost. Helpful handouts and available resources are presented.

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-8:30pm
MVRHS 419/ Fee: $35

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Drugs and Diseases: Understanding your Prescription 

Instructor: Dr. Lena Prisco

Learn more about your treatment. This course provides a brief overview of each disease, their causes and the drugs used to treat them and how and why they work. Each class covers the following topics:

Module 1: Cardiovascular and Other Heart Diseases
Module 2: Drugs for Psychiatry and Brain Disorders
Module 3: Infections and Gastrointestinal Diseases Agents
Module 4: Pain and Cancer Treatments

Module 5: Respiratory Disorder and Other Disease Treatments

5 Mondays: 3:00-4:30pm
April 3, 10,17,24/ May 1
Howes House/ Fee: $45

Free for Seniors

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Diabetes and Sugars

Marcia Denine, WHNP

Chances are you know someone who is living with diabetes, or you yourself have diabetes. This Diabetes and Sugars class is an overview of natural and artificial sugars and their glycemic index and impact on blood sugar levels. Participants will gain important knowledge in a number of topics which will help them become more confident about managing their daily sugar intake and in turn feel better about themselves. Subjects covered include: 1) Importance of monitoring your daily sugar intake, 2) Natural sugars, 3) Artificial sugars, 4) Glycemic index, 5) Blood sugar levels. In partnership with MV Partnership for Health.

1 Wednesday
April 5/ 3:00-4:00pm

 Sleep 101

Instructor: Rebekah Thomson, Gentle Sleep Coach 

 A look at common sleep challenges for young children and practical advice on how to address them in a gentle, age appropriate way. We will discuss how much sleep children really need, transitioning to a crib and bed, naps, night-weaning, coordinating with daycare providers, and more. Recommended for parents of children ages 6 months to five years. Dads and caregivers welcome too!

1 Wednesday, 6:30-8pm
March 29


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Fitchburg State University Graduate Credit

Topics: Teaching Writing through Student Feedback and Assessment
Instructor: Margaret Regan

Student writing is a critical thinking tool for higher-order thinking. With the advent of technology and media, student writing must be assigned during school hours as well as outside of class. Coaching student writers requires debunking the myth that good writers simply sit down and write. Through a thorough examination of the writing process, the development of student writing portfolios, and the rehearsal of best practices in writing assessment, teachers will learn to incorporate writing and feedback strategies for writers. Evidence-based writing, research-based writing, trusted search engines for student use, and proper attribution and annotation of sources grades will be emphasized.

11 weeks: March 7- May 23
Tuesdays, 4:00-7:15pm
Location: MVRHS Library Conference Room
Fee: $699 / Includes Class Materials

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Using Apple iWork and iCloud Drive for Mac and PC

Instructor: Teresa Kruszewski

Apple’s iWork software which includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote gives users more ways to do stunning work. Apple computer owners using PC’s for school or business will learn how iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint). Get an introduction to iCloud drive and be able to gain access to files from anywhere and have “real-time” collaboration on your projects. Learn tips for using Finder, keyboard shortcuts and preferences for each application. Course most suitable for Mac users.

5 Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
March 14, 21, 28, / April 4, 11

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Manage Your Privacy on IPhone

Instructor: Teresa Kruszewski

Apple’s IPhone gives its users multiply ways to customize each device and manage the privacy and security settings of each. This workshop will review the tools Apple provides to manage your privacy including pass codes, touch ID, “Find your Phone” with ICloud, Apple ID passwords & settings with two-step verification and how to manage & restrict family devices. We will review the importance of the Apple ID and how it plays an integral part in everything you do with Apple.

1 Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm
March 29
MVRHS room 401 (Writing Lab)

Island Geology and Coastal Science
Doug Cooper, Dan Doyle, and Cheryl Doble

For those who wish to understand how our geology and coast work in tandem on Martha’s Vineyard as they have for thousands of year, this course will provide an excellent introduction to understanding the unique relationship between the island’s geological formation and its ever-changing coastline, past, present and future.
*This class includes two Saturday field trips to geological sites on the island. Class size limited to 15.

2 Tuesdays: 6:30-8 p.m.
2 Saturdays: 9am- 12pm
March  14, 25, 28 / April 1
Location: MVRHS  501 (Tuesdays) and various (Saturdays)
Fee: $109.00

Adult Basic Education and HiSET Examglobe-967304__180 Prep

Instructors: Akia Miranda, Sharon Engler

Adviser: Sidney Morris

10 Mondays : 6:30-8:30pm January 9- April 3

Fee: $200

This class is made available by a generous grant from The Vineyard Golf Club Foundation.

Hoisting 2A /1C License Prep 

Instructor: Dan Eaton, All Phase Training

Saturday, April 1, 9am-4pm
Fee: $275, plus $75 per exam
Location: Tisbury Emergency Services Facility
Co-Sponsored by All Phase Training, Duxbury, MA

Editing Your Own Writing: How to polish and perfect your writing
Instructor: C.K. Wolfson
The workshop offers practical step-by-step techniques to help writers self-edit their work while maintaining their individual voices. Participants will learn specific tips for developing the clarity and critical judgment that takes a piece from ordinary to special. Members will be asked to bring works-in-progress along with their computers or other writing tools.
3 Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm
March 21, 28/April 4

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