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Merrymeeting Adult Education

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Learn Tennis 123


with Andrea Georgian

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 4, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 3 weeks
15 additional sessions through Aug 5, 2023

Tennis 123 at Maine Pines is geared toward the beginning player or player returning to tennis. It includes 3 weeks of lessons designed to instruct the player in all aspects of the game. For the 3-week program, it includes a court fee membership at Maine Pines with a free cardio tennis class, a social mixer, free designated weekend court time, and free fitness membership during the month. Tennis 123 starts the first week of the month and runs for 3 weeks. Please complete paperwork at Maine Pines on your first day! Demo rackets are available to use during class if needed! Location: 120 Harpswell Road, Brunswick

Entertaining with Maine Ingredients: Bountiful Boards


with Sara Gross

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 4, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

A beautifully arranged charcuterie and cheese board is a sure way to impress, whether you're entertaining at home or contributing to a potluck. The best way to improve upon this classic appetizer is to fill your board with locally-sourced cheeses, meats and accouterments. In this class with Sara Gross, students will be introduced to a wide variety of Maine producers; sample their products and learn how to incorporate them into your next charcuterie board. Attendees will also explore the fundamentals of arranging a beautiful charcuterie board - from cutting techniques for meats and cheeses to selecting and arranging eye-catching garnishes. This class will offer plenty of opportunity to taste products and practice various cutting and arranging techniques. All materials and product lists/recipes will be provided. 

Intro to Digital Photography


with Dave Cleaveland

Calendar Next session starts Apr 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join instructor Dave Cleaveland and learn the in’s and out’s of digital photography. We will be focusing on DSLR camera functionality and settings, proper lighting, and correct tripod usage. There will be classroom instruction as well as field practice. During later class sessions, we will be learning about night photography and light painting techniques, which will include lessons on long exposures and external light sources. If you already have a DSLR camera, bring it to class! You may also bring any other type of digital camera you have to class. A camera is NOT required to participate in this class. *No class: 4/18

Full Course

So You Want To Run An Airbnb?


with Deb Arter

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 4, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that the number of people turning to Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled from just a few years ago?! The revenue earned by Airbnb wonders in Maine was roughly $40 million. If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest house or summer camp for short term rentals, this is a class not to miss! Instructor Debra Arter has operated River Escape for two years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb.

Ukulele For Beginners!


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 4, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
3 additional sessions through Apr 5, 2023

Ukulele time is now! Learn to play the ukulele! It's never been more popular. Join our no-stress four week beginner's program. No need to read music, Duncan Perry, our popular teacher, will ease you into playing this wonderful instrument using familiar songs. Beginner classes will repeat every month so you can choose the one that suits your schedule best (check our website for more details). Following registration you will receive the link to the Zoom session you have chosen to attend. If you don’t own a ukulele, please contact us for guidance about buying one. Let your musical journey begin! Instructor: Duncan Perry

Maine Death With Dignity Act


with Valerie Lovelace

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 4, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

There is still a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation about Maine's compassionate end-of-life care option. Many providers and patients in Maine are still not familiar with Maine's Death with Dignity Act. In effect since September 2019, the law permits physicians to practice medical aid-in-dying under specific circumstances. Know the facts and, if qualified, the right to access medical aid in dying if they choose. Join this class to get fact-based information and all the details you need to know about Maine's law, how to have the conversation with your physician, and how to qualify for the law or support your loved one who may be qualifying. (No materials/supplies required). Instructor: Valerie Lovelace

Intro to Photoshop


with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Next session starts Apr 5, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this course, Andrew Edwards will teach you how to manipulate and edit digital photographs and scans down to their individual pixels. This is useful for image corrections, combining photographs, polishing portraits, and creating original art. Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Drop Shadows, Layers, and Masks will all be demystified. Transform your plain text with Special Effects. Print and Web image differences will be carefully explained. This is a good introductory course for anyone new to Photoshop.

Full Course

Beginning Spanish


with Jean Twomey

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 5, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

***DATE CHANGE: This class was originally scheduled to run from 5/31-7/5, as stated in the print catalog. However, the instructor needed to change the dates. So instead this class will now run from 4/5-5/17.

Join Jean Twomey, a Morse High School World Languages Teacher, and develop skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and conversation in this beginner's class. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class. The book is "Basic Spanish" (2nd edition), by Dorothy Richmond.

No Class: 4/19

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