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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Nordic Walking


with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar May 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nordic Walking burns 20-40 percent more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability, while reducing the impact on lower body weight-bearing joints. It improves mobility, enhances mood, and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year round. Nordic Walking is suitable for everyone from beginner to the active athlete. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor weather. You may bring your own set of poles or rent a pair for 3 weeks for $9 from the instructor.

East Coast Swing, Session III


with Barbara Charles

Calendar May 6, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you ready to be cool? If so, the Swing is a “must learn” dance. The dance was created by dance studios including the Arthur Murray dance studios in the 1940s, based on the Lindy Hop. For those who want to learn only Swing, we will be reviewing the foundation and adding more moves, including the triple step. It will be more technical than the foundation class. Classes are held at Cellar Fitness, 9 Cumberland St., Brunswick. No discounts.

Ballroom Dance, Beginning Session III


with Barbara Charles

Calendar May 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Students get a unique opportunity to learn both Latin and American Ballroom in one class! Latin Ballroom is one of the hottest dance crazes to hit the U.S.; it's fun, romantic and a great form of exercise. Cruises, nightclubs, weddings, reunions and parties are always more fun when you are dancing, and American Ballroom Dance is a perfect ice breaker. At any social event, the sight of a great dancer moving to a captivating beat is simply irresistible and now you can step into the light with confidence. No partner or prior dance experience necessary. Students learn all the basics of Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa and Merengue. Classes are held at Cellar Fitness, 9 Cumberland St., Brunswick. No discounts.

Ballroom Dance, Intermediate, Session III


with Barbara Charles

Calendar May 6, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students continue to learn American and Latin Ballroom in this intermediate dance class. Students who have some ballroom and Latin dance experience are welcome - so get ready to perfect your existing dance steps and build confidence with each class. Students continue to learn all the moves in Foxtrot, Swing, Mambo, Merengue, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha and Tango. No partner necessary. Classes are held at Cellar Fitness, 9 Cumberland St., Brunswick. No discounts.

Photo App for Mac Users


with Jill Spencer

Calendar May 11, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Turn your "OK" pictures into stunning images. The Photos app on your Mac provides amazing editing tools to improve your photos. We will also explore Apple's automatic organizing actions and the processes to create and share your own albums and special projects. Please bring your iPhone and/or iPad. No discounts.

Driver Education: Brunswick May


with Chriscinda Park

Calendar May 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Are you 15 years of age or older and want your State of Maine permit to prepare for your driving exam? We offer driver education courses to help build strong, safe, and confident drivers. Students are awarded an instructional permit upon successful completion of the course with a grade of 80 percent or better. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving. Only employee discounts allowed. Dates: May 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, June 2, 4, 9 and 11. Parent or guardian must attend last half hour of first class.  Please bring students birth certificate to first class.

IF the student requires medication and/or has a medical condition please contact the office for an additional form.

Total hours of instruction is 40; 30 classroom and 10 driving.

Only employee discounts allowed, must call to register.

See agreement form below, student and parent (if under 18) must sign at first class:

An unexcused absence (no show) from the individually scheduled driving time requires an additional payment of $50 if that time is to be made up, to be paid to Merrymeeting Adult Education.

24-hour notice is required to change times.

1. All students must be at least 15 years of age by the time they start class.

2. All students must attend at least 30 hours of classroom instruction as prescribed by the Secretary of State.

3. If a student misses a class due to illness a fee of $75 per session will be assessed to make-up class.

4. If a student needs to withdraw to attend the next session of driver ed. a $75 re-enrollment fee will be assessed.

5. All students must drive behind the wheel for ten hours. Students who do not show up for their scheduled driving times will be charged $50 to make up this time with the instructor.

6. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student during behind-the-wheel driving for one of his/her driving hours to be arranged by the instructor and parent.

7. Successful completion of the Driver’s Education Course will result when the student has passed each of the following requirements by at least 80%. A. Class participation involving projects, homework, presentations and other in class work covering the chapters of the textbook. B. Final exam covering the Maine State Law Book and driver education texts. C. A road test covering safe behind-the-wheel driving skills.

8. All grades will be kept and filed with the Student Record Sheets.

9. If you cannot start a course, notify us five business days prior to the first class and we will refund your fees less a $2.50 withdrawal fee.

10. A $50 an hour fee will be charged if extra driving time is requested. Payment must be made prior to the scheduled driving time.

11. It is requested that the child’s parent or guardian attend the last half hour of the first day of class.

Merrymeeting Adult Education believes that every student is entitled to respect, as an individual, from all other members of the school community. In support of this believe, Merrymeeting Adult Education recognizes the right of each student to learn and to participate in an environment free of intimidation, ridicule, and hostility, as provided under State and federal law and District policy. In support of this right, Merrymeeting Adult Education prohibits harassment or ridicule of students based upon race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, or handicap. All students should be advised that they may contact any employee of Merrymeeting Adult Education to report instances of harassment or ridicule. Students should also be advised of the importance of informing the harasser that his/her behavior is unacceptable. A staff member who is informed of an instance of possible harassment shall contact the Director of the school as quickly as possible. The Director shall notify the Superintendent and immediately undertake an investigation of the matter and take (interim) action as may be required.

Digital Photography I


with Leah Haraden

Calendar May 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Featured photo was taken by Digital Photography student Robert Mooney.  Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or you are an aspiring pro or semi-pro photographer, this crash course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to take your work to a new level. You will become progressively more confident handling your camera and choosing settings that will help you produce the quality of images you have always desired. Included will be a combination of very lively lectures, demos, handouts, slide shows, videos, and hands-on practice. Students are encouraged to study and practice on their own with the optional homework assignments. All students should bring a digital camera that has manual exposure mode with a fully-charged battery, at least one lens, a tripod and an extra memory card.

Legally Speaking Session II


with Madelyn Breerwood

Calendar May 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn about the legal system, with a focus on planning for their own future and the future of loved ones. Topics will include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, death tax, guardianship/conservatorship, elder care, and more. Bring your own legal questions!

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