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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Our Classes

Tai Chi Easy ™ for Overall Balance and Stress Relief

$120

with Diane Doiron

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks
Tai Chi Easy ™ is an arrangement of up to nine movements from the traditional tai chi 108-movement long form. The movements are simplified and are performed repetitively, keeping the practice light-hearted with the focus on awakening the body's healing resources. Our bodies hold our stress, resulting in blocked energy which disrupts the flow of our chi - our life force energy. Through gentle flowing movement, we get the chi flowing, resulting in a connection between our mind and body. Our thoughts become clear, and our inner knowing ignites the body's self-healing ability that's often masked in today's stressful world. A calm, meditative state of mind and improved balance is achieved through these gentle, flowing movements. All of these moves can be performed standing or sitting, allowing anyone to participate. Beginners will find the class easy to follow. Returning participants will have the opportunity to deepen their practice. We will also use a walking pattern that will be easy to do while using Zoom. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Intro to Reiki

Free

with Mary Maverick

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

We will explore the origins and value of Reiki. We will also do a mini online healing session. This is your opportunity to give Reiki a try and ask any questions you have. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Jam Time Class
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Jam Time Class

$80

with Randy Lindsey, MMA

This class is for musicians who are past the beginner stage. Our Jam Time Class will have discussions and hands-on practice with how each musician can be an integral part of the overall sound of making music with others. If you can tune your instrument and you can play through basic chord changes and/or melodies, and you are looking for something more to complete the joy of making music, this class is for you. We're talking guitar (even electric), voice, bass, keyboard, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, sax, whatever. Come ready to build your skills by playing with other musicians. Materials supplied by the instructor. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Captains Course – Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV)

$900

with John Coffin

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

An OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels) or USCG Six-Pack Captain’s License is required for those who want to operate vessels for hire with no more than 6 paying passengers aboard. Activities such as fishing charters, sailing charters, dive boat, eco–tourism charters, and any other watercraft for hire require this license. The Captain School of Key West offers this license course. You choose your start date. After completing the online course, you will be offered an online review and then you are ready to take our USCG approved exams with John Coffin in Maine. These exams are based on course materials that you studied in the online classroom. Class fee includes chart, navigation tools, and approved testing in Maine. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Farming with Native Plants

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants, trees, and bushes. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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Sept. 23 Online Learning with Raye

Free

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is one-session only. Please make sure you register for the date you would like to attend.

Undecided about whether or not online learning is right for you? Test drive the tools of online learning in a one-hour informational session with Raye Leonard, Merrymeeting's project administrator and distance learning coordinator. Take a virtual tour of the digital platforms you are most likely to encounter in an online course at Merrymeeting, ask questions, and share your concerns. 

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date. 

Pies & Tarts
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Pies & Tarts

$30

with Deb Arter

Have you suffered through pastry mishaps or despaired over runny pie filling? Let Deb help you with that. In one evening, we will make a standard two-crust Strawberry Rhubarb pie that will get rave reviews every time you make it, as well as a fresh fruit tart that is sure to please. Hands-on time with instruction, recipes, and tips assure that this is a class you won’t want to miss. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

Watercolor Combo

$100

with Linda Murray

Calendar Sep 24, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 8 weeks

Are you a true beginner or have you painted in watercolor, but need help improving your skills? As a beginner, you will be introduced to painting individual elements of the landscape and then put those elements together. You will learn watercolor techniques, such as dry brushing, scraping, and wet-into-wet applications. More advanced students will be challenged with a new exercise each week that includes a step-by-step handout. Classes begin with a helpful critique and demonstration of a new technique. Materials list can be found at www.merrymeeting.org. Class workbooks required for all beginners are available for purchase at MAE office, or on the first day of class, for approximately $25. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. Merrymeeting will send you information about accessing the class prior to its start date.

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