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Online Aug. 15: CBD - Healing Without The High
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Online Aug. 15: CBD - Healing Without The High

$55

with Stacy Moore

The hemp plant is full of naturally-occurring cannabinoids that can help the body bring itself back into balance again. In this class you will explore how CBD interacts with the body, discover different extraction and delivery methods, and find out how to select the right product for you.

This class is offered through video conferencing and/or pre-recorded video, or a combination of the two. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Online Aug. 17: ABCs of ASL

Free

with Martin Samelson

Calendar Aug 17, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn the American Sign Language handshapes for the manual alphabet (ABCs) in a FREE 30-minute mini-lesson. Join college professor Martin Samelson in a quick and fun ZOOM session to learn these 26 handshapes. They are one of the basic elements of fingerspelling and signing. He will provide a free manual alphabet chart, practice material, and practice websites. 

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Limited enrollment.

 

 

Online Aug 18: Farming with Native Plants

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Aug 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants' trees, and bushes.

This class is offered through Zoom. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Online Aug. 25: Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of New England & Eastern Canada

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Aug 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of edible and medicinal mushrooms, identification, tools and equipment for harvesting, as well as books, materials, and other resources. David has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. 

This class is offered through Zoom. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Online Aug 31: Make Your Own Face Masks
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Online Aug 31: Make Your Own Face Masks

$30

with Trisha Morey

Prerequisite: Must know how to use a sewing machine.

Description (Level: Intermediate): We will be learning how to make masks that are suitable for the medical community and front line workers, using both suggestions from the information published by the CDC, the World Health Organization and from private interviews that I have conducted with medical staff on their needs regarding mask design.

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date.   

 

Tai Chi with Robin Session I

$62

with Robin Brooks

Calendar Sep 7, 2020 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn the Vitality Method and the fundamentals of tai chi to cultivate your energy, or Qi, and generate more well-being. We will explore the Three Treasures of posture, mind focus, and breath awareness throughout our practice. Robin's classes are fun and inclusive. All are welcome, from experienced to beginners. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Bookkeeping Certificate

$495

with Sharon Defonteny

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting. No one will care more about the financial health of your business than you! It’s imperative that you understand how the process works and are able to complete the accounting cycle accurately and in a timely fashion. Even if you plan to outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still understand how the process works. No one should be clueless when it comes to the finances of their business. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Understanding Debits and Credits Sep 8 – Oct 2, General Ledger and Month End Procedures Oct 5 – 30, Closing Procedures and Financial Statements Nov 2 – 27

Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-financial Managers

$495

with Sharon Defonteny & Jodi Trana

Calendar Sep 8, 2020 , runs for 12 weeks

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. First, get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Then find out what you need to know about cash. Cash is the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities. Discover how to maximize cash flow, learn the importance of cash and find out your role in cash flow success. Finally, acquire advanced knowledge on the financial information that drives your organization. See how business reports are assessed and analyzed. An understanding of this information will help you make smart decisions when it comes to budgeting, setting goals, and assessing performance within your own area of influence. CEUs/ILUs: 4.8 Length (in hours): 48 COURSE SCHEDULE: Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers Sep 8 – Oct 2, Cash is King Oct 5 – 30, Financial Analysis and Planning for Non Financial Managers Nov 2 – 27





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