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Merrymeeting Adult Education

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Merrymeeting PREMIERE Membership Club


with Merrymeeting Staff

Calendar Current session started Jan 1, 2023 at 8:30 am, runs for 52 weeks

BECOME A PREMIERE MEMBER TODAY! Join the Merrymeeting PREMIERE Membership Club for only $25! *membership fee is annual.

Membership benefits include:

Early Access: Premiere members receive our catalogs digitally prior to public distribution, for exclusive early access to class schedules and offerings (actual registration still limited to public release).

Loyalty Program: Premiere members receive 25% off every 6th class they take with Merrymeeting.

Catalog Opportunity: Premiere members may submit announcements in our future catalogs, as we are dedicating a page for announcements by our Merrymeeting Premiere members. (restrictions apply, contact us directly for details).

Discount Offer: Premiere members receive a 10% discount on any Merrymeeting Youth & Family program (excluding DE and any program over $400; can only be used once annually).

Exclusive Media: Enjoy convenient video workshops, on topics ranging from cooking to meditation, with access to our growing library of media (media library will officially launch May 2023).

Subscription Service: Premiere memberships include a free subscription to our latest Merrymeeting Premiere Magazine (exclusive annual online publication emailed directly to club members).

Special Invitations: Premiere members will enjoy access to special workshops and events developed especially for them.

Heartsaver First Aid/CPR with AED


with John Coffin

Calendar Current session started Mar 25, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 13, 2023

Become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED with John Coffin! All the equipment (manikins and AEDs), videos, Student Workbooks, and consumable supplies are provided. Included in the course are: Adult CPR and AED skills, Skills Testing (CPR/AED), where the students demonstrated the skills learned, First Aid skills, Skills Testing (First Aid), where the students demonstrated the skills learned. Upon successful completion, an American Heart Association First/CPR and AED Certification card will be sent to the student, valid for two (2) years.

Home Alone


with Margot Kovach

Calendar Current session started Mar 25, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Jul 8, 2023

This is a 3 hour class for children 10 -13 who may spend some time “ home alone “ until parents arrive home. Topics include: 1.Home Safety 2.Basic First Aid 3.Fire escape knowledge  4.Severe weather plans 5.Online Safety 6.Kitchen Safety 7.Healthy eating 8. When to call 911. Children should bring a snack. Registration fee is per child. Siblings discount available; call to register.

Urban Sketching Group


with Ruth Betz

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 24 weeks

Urban sketching is the act of drawing or painting on-location, in your community where the focus is on the location and not the supplies you are using. The intention is to capture a moment in time, documenting your community and sharing your experience with like minded artists in your area. Join the Brunswick Area Sketchers in Brunswick/Topsham every other Tuesday to sketch and paint. No experience needed, no instruction will be offered. Rain or Shine. Registrants will receive an email with each week's time and location. *Group meets every other Tuesday. Guide: Ruth Betz

Collette Tours Info Night!


with Andrew Leighton

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Interested in a travel experience with Collette Tours? Come join Andrew Leighton for more specific details about how these inclusive travel packages are backed by a century of experience, Collette (a family-owned and award winning leader in travel) is proud to show you the world. Their passionate tour design team travels the globe, creating new experiences and staying ahead of the latest travel trends. Plus, with a professional Tour Manager at your service and local guides by your side, you'll never miss a thing! Choosing Collette comes with benefits that take your guided travel experience to another level. Our inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special.

Maine Driving Dynamics: Spring
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Maine Driving Dynamics: Spring


with To Be Determined

Maine Driving Dynamics offers drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This 5-hour course includes collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a 3-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings. Those ages 15 to 64 pay $40 and those 65-plus pay $25. *For senior discount, please call 729-7323 to register.

Scones: Savory, Sweet & Easy


with Deb Arter

Calendar Next session starts Mar 28, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you have had flat or tough dry scones this might be just the class you have been waiting for. Debra Arter will show you step by step how to make light and tender Chocolate Cherry Scones, Apricot Ginger Scones, Cranberry Orange, Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Scones as well as classic Basic Scones. This class will be participatory and samples of all items will be tasted and the rest divided among the class. Soooo ...get a friend to sign up with you and enjoy the evening! Remember to bring a container to store all that you will take home. No experience necessary! $10 material fee included.

Full Course
America's Boating Course (3rd Edition)
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America's Boating Course (3rd Edition)


with Rob Whitehouse

Calendar Next session starts Mar 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

U.S. Power Squadron offers the most comprehensive in-person boating course available. America’s Boating Course gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence. Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English. Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states. Our in-person boating course includes a comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection, and more. You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety. Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers, and water sports enthusiasts, and so much more. This course satisfies the Maine law requiring boaters under age 25 to pass an education and safety course before January 2024 to operate on Maine's lakes and rivers. $75 per individual. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for couple pricing. No other discounts. ***Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays.

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