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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Introduction to Wood Carving


with Ken Wise

Calendar Next session starts Mar 29, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this introduction to carving wood with Ken Wise, you will learn to safely shape wood with hand tools to create projects such as tool handles, decorative spoons, folk art, and wildlife art. No experience needed, tools and materials provided.

Full Course

Pet Portraits in Acrylic


with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 30, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Paint your pet in acrylic. After signing up for class, Email the teacher at least 5 high quality pictures of your pet, Dog cat rooster whatever you got to: ( your pet photo will be simply sketched onto a canvas, while you will take care of the painting. Use of fun colors and playfulness are a must in this class! Canvas and paints are supplied. Instructor: Shirley Anderson

Cheese-Making: Feta
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Cheese-Making: Feta


with Sharon Gilsleider

Calendar Next session starts Mar 30, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Apr 6, 2023

Have you always wanted to learn how to make cheese? Join Sharon Gilsleider and impress your friends & family when you tell them you made it yourself! Learn to make healthier, better-tasting, fresh Feta Cheese—and it doesn’t take months!! You will be impressed with the creamy, rich flavor and will never go back to “store-bought.” Traditional Feta is made with sheep or goat’s milk, but you will also learn how to make it with cow's milk. We will discuss different flavors to add after, how to brine and store it, as well as some ideas for recipes.

You will bring a gallon of milk, a pan and other basic kitchen tools and take home approximately a pound of cheese. *A Starter Kit is included in the course fee. Please review the list of necessary tools sent to you before the class begins, please give us a call if you have not received it before the start of class. 

Let It Go Fiesta


with Tony Garreton

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 30, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 2, 2023

"Let it Go with Tony" is under TDF (Tony Dance Fiesta LLC) and is not only a dance program that helps you physically by burning calories and keeping you fit, but it also helps you fight depression, it will encourage you to feel empowered and confident. It will be a time dedicated especially to you, where you will laugh, dance, without being judged. This class is for everybody, gender, age and shape… you will go at your own pace, just like you would in a nightclub or in a family party! Course fee is for 6 sessions with Tony Garreton.

MSAD 75 School District Job Fair


with Merrymeeting Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 31, 2023 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for this special job fair featuring all MSAD 75 district job positions!

We are recruiting for the following positions:

Administrative Assistant

Special Education Teachers

Educational Technicians/Paraprofessionals

School Psychologist

Elementary School Counselor

Speech + Language Pathologist

School Bus Drivers (Transportation Specialists)




Substitute Openings: Hiring for Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Custodial, Food Service, Administrative Assistants and Substitute Nurses

Event will include: Review the Benefits Package, Chat with HR + school department heads, Assistance with the on-line application, Meet the Principals and Directors, and Earn While You Learn Opportunities!

Your Life in the Stars: Intro to Astrology


with Laura Kenworthy

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 1, 2023 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-day workshop, professional astrologer Laura Kenworthy will introduce the world of astrology for the curiously-minded. Laura Kenworthy has studied the astrological archetypes and been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years. She writes the weekly Magical Mexicali astrology blog for Mexicali Blues and sees private clients for readings.She retired to Maine from NYC where she ran the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore on West 15th Street.

Certificate in Data Analysis


with John Rutledge

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 3, 2023 at 8 am, runs for 4 weeks

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills. Begin with getting a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Then learn how many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. You will know the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. Finally you will find out how to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this certificate will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Students need to have Microsoft Excel to complete this certificate. This Certificate must be taken in the following order: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced

Open Lab: Digital Projects


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 3, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through May 1, 2023

Join us for this "Open Lab: Digital Projects" class, a space to work on your digital projects large and small. Bring your graphic, video, web, animation, or any computer, tablet, or mobile-based projects to the lab and receive one on one assistance from our arts and computer guru, Andrew, to help you bring ideas to life and overcome any obstacles.

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