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Merrymeeting Adult Education



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Session II: Captain License Information Sessions

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Aug 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license and a Master 100GT license, and what experience the Coast Guard requires for each? These informational sessions will help answer these questions and other questions you may have about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. Both courses will be offered during fall 2021. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have reliable internet, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate.

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Understanding Medicare

Free

with Robert Harvey

Calendar Aug 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever felt like Medicare regulations are a black box? There’s an alphabet soup of plans, a book of fine print and a calendar full of dates to remember. The whole thing seems like a mystery with too few clues to solve. Robert Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with HealthMarkets, can answer many of your questions about Medicare, from the beginning of the process on. He will discuss when you are eligible, what is the timeline for enrollment without penalties, what original Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what additional plans work in conjunction with original Medicare, and your financial assistance options. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have reliable internet, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate.

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Session III: Mindful Sounds, A Field Recording Adventure

$50

with Kate Beever

Calendar Aug 11, 2021 at 11 am, runs for 2 weeks

In this two-part workshop, you will learn to use sound recording as a tool for mindfulness and stress relief, as well as learn about soundscapes and human impact on biodiversity. The first week will be a nature walk in the Brunswick area where we will meet at a predetermined location for a stroll and collection of sounds (using either a field recorder or a cellphone). The second week will be a discussion-based virtual meeting, where you will learn how to download your field recordings and turn them into a piece of music or guided meditation that can be used time and again. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a small notebook/writing utensil and either a phone or another tool for recording sounds. Please email kate@mainemusicandhealth.com if you'd like suggestions for gear/apps, but nothing fancy is needed. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts. Note: These walks are not hiking. We will just be walking a bit and stopping to record. Open to all. Each location will be chosen based on accessibility.

Session III: Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster

$15

with Leyza Toste

Calendar Aug 11, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover five simple actions you can take before surgery to reduce anxiety, decrease pain and shorten post-surgery recovery time. Leyza will guide you in the mind-body techniques shown to enhance the healing process, developed by Peggy Huddleston. These easy to learn, mind-body techniques will help you feel calmer before surgery, use less pain medication, and recover faster. Prior to surgery, you will need to get Ms. Huddleston’s relaxation CD set or MP3 (not required for class). This, as well as the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster book or e-book (recommended reading), can be purchased at www.HealFaster.com. Ms. Huddleston's book and CD set are also available at a few local libraries. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have reliable internet, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. No discounts.

Astrology Intro: Your Rising, Sun, and Moon Signs

$35

with Peggy Schick

Calendar Aug 11, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Your birth chart (zodiac) is a 360-degree “map” of the sky at the time you were born. Each celestial body represents a part of your psyche and tells its own story. This workshop introduces astrology as a framework for understanding core parts of your personality by coming to understand your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs, which tell the story of you in the day-to-day, how you process emotion, and your external persona. At least two days before class, registrants must email peggyschick@gmail.com to provide their city/state of birth, exact time, and date of birth. Registrants will receive a printed copy of their birth chart and a handout at the time of the class. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

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Session II: Foraging Walk

$50

with David Spahr

Calendar Aug 15, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will include walking the woods of Merrymeeting Bay to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions for habitat and structure of the plants. David has been foraging for over 50 years. Please bring a notebook and pen, sensible clothing and footwear, water, snack and bug repellant. A basket or bags are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate in difficulty. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

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Session II: Mushroom Collecting

$50

with David Spahr

Calendar Aug 22, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking in the woods of Merrymeeting Bay to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the season, the weather and location. The majority of mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, and learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones you can eat. Please bring a notebook and pen, sensible clothing and footwear, water, snack and bug repellant. A basket or bags are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate in difficulty. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

Session IV: Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster

$15

with Leyza Toste

Calendar Aug 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover five simple actions you can take before surgery to reduce anxiety, decrease pain and shorten post-surgery recovery time. Leyza will guide you in the mind-body techniques shown to enhance the healing process, developed by Peggy Huddleston. These easy to learn, mind-body techniques will help you feel calmer before surgery, use less pain medication, and recover faster. Prior to surgery, you will need to get Ms. Huddleston’s relaxation CD set or MP3 (not required for class). This, as well as the Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster book or e-book (recommended reading), can be purchased at www.HealFaster.com. Ms. Huddleston's book and CD set are also available at a few local libraries. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have reliable internet, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. No discounts.





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