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Merrymeeting Lecture Series: The Sinking of the USS Eagle 56
with Lori-Suzanne Dell
This lecture will cover the Sinking of the USS Eagle 56 in Casco Bay, in World War II. The ship was attached to the Brunswick Naval Air Station and the wreck was discovered just a couple of years ago. The talk will include the Stories From Maine video made by the lecturer, which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2020-2021. And, Maine singers/songwriters Stan Keach and Jeff Trippe wrote and recorded an original song about the sinking, just for the video. A telling of the sinking appeared in Stories From Maine, and then the documentary was made. Program will include lecture, followed by a 40-minute video presentation and a Q&A afterwards.
with Carrie Callahan
Drawing on several classical traditions, this class provides preparation and instruction for a suite of postures and transitions to support an integrated asana (physical) practice. Classes incorporate deep stretching to develop flexibility, range of motion exercises to enhance mobility, posture sequences and holds to build strength, and balancing to improve stability. Sessions begin with centering, end with guided meditation, and integrate pranayama (breathwork) throughout - both in stillness and movement. The class will provide options for students of all ages, levels of experience, and body types. This class provides the opportunity for newcomers to discover what yoga is all about, and for longtime students seeking to revive or deepen their practice. Please bring a yoga mat and wear clothing suitable for movement.
One Minute Play
with Catia Cunha
Where do actors' lines come from? Playwrights! By the end of this one-day workshop, you'll write your own play. Through exercises focused on character building, creating conflict, and constructing dialogue, you will learn some new tools and tips to jumpstart writing projects of all kinds. While the focus of this workshop will be on playwriting, writers of all forms can benefit from this exploration. At the end, you'll leave with a one-minute play that you can easily get on its feet with friends and family.
Foraging: Session I
with David Spahr
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. No discounts.
IMAGINARIUM YOUTH CREATOR CAMP
with Andrew Edwards
Imaginarium Youth Creator Camp is a Storytelling, Art, And Acting Experience where campers work together as a group in the co-creation of a film project combining drawing, painting, performing, writing, and costume design with live-action acting performances on green screen. Campers focus-in on their own specific interests, whether it’s illustrating and animating creatures and sets for the movie, writing and developing the plot, or rehearsing and acting to become living characters within the film! Led by professional artists and actors Elise Voigt and Andrew Elijah Edwards, experience a revolutionary creative intensive for eight days over two weeks that teaches the process of creating a finished project from conception to completion, practices the art of collaboration, dives deep into our imaginal potential. Ages 9-13 welcome. All other ages will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Merrymeeting Art Camp, Session 1
with Jennifer Linskey
Exploring the 2nd dimension: A week of drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage
There are so many ways to go about making a drawing or painting. Get ready to draw with an eraser, dip a stick in ink, and layer marks in charcoal and chalk. We’ll go over color-mixing, draw with paint, look at how artists build a painting, and try different underpainting colors. We’ll learn some fun printmaking techniques, and experiment with collage. At times we’ll work from observation, but we’ll also explore working from invention, and abstraction. Join us as we explore the second dimension!
Sessions 1 and 2 will NOT be a repeat of each other. Though the focus for both sessions will remain on exploring the 2nd dimension.
Monday-Thursday, July 11-14, 930AM-230PM + Friday July 15th, 930AM-1230PM
Dungeons & Dragons Game Nights
with Ian Scanlon
Join Dungeon Master, Ian Scanlon for an afternoon of D & D. Learn the ins and outs of digital character creation using D&D Beyond as you develop and play your character in this one-shot in-person game. Laptops available. Snacks & drinks provided.
Ukulele Refresher Plus: Session I
with Duncan Perry
So, you learned to play the ukulele and you loved it but, well, life got in the way and the uke was neglected. Have you been meaning to brush up your playing because it's fun, relaxing, challenging, a brain booster and a great way to socialize? What to do? Join this refresher course to rediscover the joy of playing your ukulele. In it, you'll review the basics, smooth out any 'bumps in the road' and pick up new skills to add to your player's tool box. Reignite your playing! No time to lose. Get ready to jump back into the wonderful world of ukulele!