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Merrymeeting Adult Education

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Balancing Priorities


with Benefits and Beyond LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to Successfully Manage Tasks, Deadlines and Expectations. This course will enable you to properly prioritize your obligations, allowing you to improve performance and productivity. As a result, you’ll also achieve a better work/life balance, minimize the stress related to managing your tasks efficiently, and, ultimately, improve working relationships. Optional Book $50. Workshop taught by Eric Schroeder, who has been in sales, real estate and masonry heat for nearly 20 years. He has partnered with Benefits & Beyond to help other professionals in our community with their personal growth and development. Eric lives with his doting wife and energetic daughter in Bowdoin, Maine. When he's not playing with fire (masonry heaters), Eric likes lifting weights and putting them back down, helping people buy and sell real estate, traveling, taking part in church life, and drinking coffee with old and new friends. Virtual option available.

Training to Become A Registered Maine Guide (Info Session)


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 15, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jan 9, 2024

Want to be a Registered Maine Guide? Don't know the process? Trying to decide how to train to take your tests? Want to know the rules about guiding? Take this one-hour interactive Zoom free class. Get your answers and create your future!

Alice Bean Andrenyak

Holiday Lotion-Making w/ Sharon


with Sharon Gilsleider

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 16, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for this fun holiday lotion-making workshop! Specific holiday scents will be provided to mix & match. Making body & hand lotions is easier than you think. Control what you put on your body by what goes into your skin care products. You will learn the techniques needed to formulate your own special recipe that will help address any skin issues, fragrance and thickness you want. You will learn all about the ingredients like emulsifiers, butters, and hard & soft oils as well as a full discussion about preservatives. The kit will provide the ingredients you may not be familiar with, list of equipment needed, two containers to store your lotion/cream in, full instructions to follow along with, and a base recipe to start you out. *Starter kit included.

Preserving the Harvest: Making Chutney


with Maine Tasting Center

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 16, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Maine Food and Beverage Education Center for a festive chutney-making class and add a burst of flavor to your holiday spread! Chutneys are an unfailing way to liven up your cheese board or roast dinner. From cranberry to apple-cinnamon, learn how to safely preserve your harvest and craft versatile chutneys that will elevate your holiday tables. You’ll take home a few tested-and-true recipes, and a jar of chutney to enliven your next dinner spread! All supplies, ingredients and recipes will be provided. This workshop is taught by Ana-Maria Bell, a Master Food Preserver volunteer, in collaboration with UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County.

Farming with Native Plants


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 16, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

Holiday Gifts from Your Kitchen


with Deb Arter

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 16, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who needs another lottery ticket or turtleneck? In this one night class Debra will guide you through the steps to make Peanut Butter Buckeyes, Homemade granola, Haystack Cookies, Spiced pecans and Ranch Dip mix. All recipes will be made in duplicate so participants can take home little gifts that are packaged with flair. Come with containers for taking home your creations. Ingredient fee of $10 included. No discounts.

Printmaking! Cards for the Holidays


with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 18, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

An afternoon of printmaking. Send out handmade cards to kick off the season! Bring cards, envelopes, and any paper you’d like to try printing on. Print cards, gift tags, even wrapping paper! I’ll provide the inks and instruction. I’ll have templates for a monoprint gingerbread person you can try, a poinsettia collagraph, and an abstract tree to get you started. I will also have some simple shapes and textures which will allow you to pursue your own ideas and creativity.

When Your Office Is Someone's Home


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This three-hour course is for anyone that goes into someone else’s home to do work, repairs, estimates, sales, nursing, or outside the home contractors. How can you be safe? Learn the basics to access the surroundings, stay safe and protect yourself without using a firearm. Part 3 of a 3-part series but can be taken separately.

Alice Bean Andrenyak

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