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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Writer's Notebook & Studio


with Raye Leonard

Calendar Jan 26, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Tap into new, surprising, inspiring words in this improvisational, studio-style, monthly afternoon writer's workshop. The focus is on creative flow, writing in the moment, and generating material for your own writer's notebook. You will produce writing in multiple forms, including fiction, poetry, memoir, even graphic narratives. Prompts to encourage and support your writing process will be given at the end of each class. Class dates are Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 29, and April 26.
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Circuit Training, Session I


with Liz Ostergaard

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join us for this 45-minute workout. This class will help you burn calories, lose weight and strengthen your muscles. Interval training involves alternating segments of high-intensity exercise with periods of rest. This class is for all levels. The workout program is very flexible & easily adapted to match your individual fitness level. Please bring a mat, water and hand weights. Let's get a great workout!

Meditation & Stress Management Session I


with Ann Kimmage

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you wondered what meditation is all about? This beginning class will explain meditation and its benefits and teach you how to establish your own practice. In addition to meditation and breathing techniques, you will be introduced to practical skills for managing and reducing stress. Please bring a cushion for the meditation. Ann Kimmage is a certified, experienced yoga and stress management instructor.

Yoga with Dennis, Session I


with Dennis Kimmage

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Yoga helps make you more flexible, stronger, and relaxed. Dennis’ classes are for women and men who enjoy simple, safe, and doable yoga postures for a healthier body and positive outlook on life. Give yoga a chance, and discover how good it makes body and soul feel. Bring a mat and dress in loose clothing.

French, Intermediate


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Learn lingo and cultural tidbits for travel, eating out, shopping, and holidays in French-speaking countries. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: “Vite et Bien 1”.

Narrative Arts


with Vance Bessey

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Delve deep into the skills of narrative art and storytelling, and be prepared to create your own stories in comic book or graphic narrative form. Emphasis is on illustration, writing the script and presentation of ideas for potential publication. Students should bring a pad of drawing paper and pencils.

Ukulele Extravaganza


with Margie Landis

Calendar Jan 27, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks
For many years the happy instrument so closely associated with Hawaii has been experiencing a huge revival around the world. Here is your chance to take part in the ukulele revolution. Folks of all adult ages will enjoy playing this very cool but accessible instrument. In this class students will learn to read music and play songs by picking and strumming. No prior musical experience is necessary. The instructor taught instrumental music at Mt. Ararat Middle School and after taking a leave of absence to study music therapy at Arizona State University, she fell in love with playing the ukulele. Students need to have their own standard (soprano), concert, or tenor ukulele in good working condition for use in this class. Students will need to purchase "Ukulele in the Classroom Book 1, C6 Tuning" by James Hill & Chalmers Doane, available online from Empire Music, West Music and Groth Music. No class Feb. 17, March 2 and 9.

French Intensive


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Explore current events and travel via news articles and videos with the goal of improving comprehension and conversation skills, as well as grammatical usage. This is a high-intermediate course. No textbook required.

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