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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Our Classes

Dog Grooming: Bath Time!

$50

with Alphonso Govan

It's all about a spa day for your dog! Shampooing your dog, cleaning their ears and eyes, clipping their nails, brushing their coats, and if necessary, how to perform anal gland expression. What are the recommended shampoos? Are there certain types of wipes to use around their eyes and ears or will a face cloth with some shampoo work? Answers to these questions and more! No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Dog Grooming: Bonding and Calming

$50

with Alphonso Govan

Do you want to get comfortable with your furry friend and they with you through the art of touch? Some dogs do not react well when first experiencing the feel of touching but do adjust rather quickly as they realize it is very calming. This class will show you how to massage your dog and why this benefits you both. We will also take time to go over what tools are needed for grooming, including why you need a stuffed animal to practice on. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Dog Grooming: Clipping and Scissoring

$50

with Alphonso Govan

Would you like to be able to clip your dog yourself? We will direct you on how to clip and use scissors on your stuffed animal with your dog in the room. Do you have a long-haired or short-haired dog or one in between? Is there a certain direction you need to clip in? What size clipper attachments should you use? How can I feel comfortable using scissors on my dog? Questions like these will be answered to help you feel more comfortable grooming your dog. Please try to find a stuffed dog with similar fur length to your pet. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Dog Grooming: Time for a Hair (fur) Cut!

$50

with Alphonso Govan

The focus will be on working with your dog to give them the clipping and scissoring they need to boost their confidence! A dog that feels like they are styling is a happy dog! Do you have a long-haired or short-haired dog or one in between? Is there a certain direction you need to clip in? What size clipper attachments should you use? How can I feel comfortable using scissors on my dog? Get the answers here to help you feel more comfortable grooming your dog. The class takes place on Zoom. No Discounts.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Living Well for Better Health

Free

with Jen Paquet

Do you want to feel better, increase your quality of life, or improve your experience with healthcare providers? You can now take Living Well for Better Health at home and for free! This program is run by peer leaders who understand just how challenging it can be to make our own health and wellness a priority. Throughout this six-session series that has been proven to promote health and prevent disease, you’ll learn how to boost your energy, improve mood, and decrease fatigue. Required materials provided at no cost by Spectrum Generations include, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and the audio CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body." The instructor will contact you to set up days and times to meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Will run

Living Well With Chronic Pain

Free

with Jen Paquet

Do you want to feel better, increase your quality of life, or improve your experience with healthcare providers? Living Well with Chronic Pain is ideal for people who are experiencing one or more pain conditions, such as Lyme disease, arthritis, or fibromyalgia. Participants in this class learn practical tools to help develop self-management skills and positive behavior change. Required materials provided by Spectrum Generations at no cost include "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain" and the audio CD, "Relaxation for the Mind and Body. The instructor will contact you to set up days and times to meet on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Will run

Topsham: Northstar Digital Literacy
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Topsham: Northstar Digital Literacy

$50

with Sarah Juenemann

Want to earn certificates in a variety of basic computer skills to enhance your resume? Join this open lab to work through modules of your choice from the following list: Basic Computer, World Wide Web, Windows, Mac OS X, Using Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. You’ll work with a computer instructor in an individualized self-paced format through the modules that match your personal career and educational goals. Free to academic students. For more information, call Academic Counselor, Paul Elisha, at 729-7323, Ext.3, or Pauline Hanson-443-8255.





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