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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Our Classes

Spoon Carving Level 2

$75

with Ken Wise

Calendar Oct 6, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Up your spoon carving skills and build on what was learned in your previous spoon carving class. This time around you'll carve a deeper serving spoon, as well as practice additional refining and finishing. Prerequisites: Previous woodworking experience or Introduction to Spoon Carving. Material fee of $15 included.

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Nordic Walking: Session II

$30

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Oct 7, 2021 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Nordic Walking is like cross country skiing without the skis and is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the world. It burns 20 to 40 percent more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability, while educing the impact on lower body weight-bearing joints. It improves neck and chest mobility, enhances mood, and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year round. Nordic walking is suitable for everyone from the beginning exerciser to the active athlete. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor weather. Equipment rental fee $9 or bring a set of Nordic Walking poles.

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Plaited Birch Bark Baskets

$65

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Oct 9, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Basketry is older than the written record and a truly ancient, global human skill. Around the world, various materials and styles of weaving, sewing, twining, and coiling have allowed for the creation of vessels, trays, plates, hats, shoes, clothing, and more. Weaving is an instinctive act; we all know how to do it - we just need to remember. The bark of the paper or white birch tree may be used to make strong and beautiful baskets, hats, sheaths, buckets, and more. Learn to identify, gather, process and weave with this remarkable, strong, natural material. We'll practice straight and diagonal plaiting to make a small basket for the kitchen or garden. Price includes all required tools and materials. No discounts.

Full Course

Mushroom Walk (Rain Date for 9/25)

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 10, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking in the woods of Merrymeeting Bay to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the season, the weather and location. The majority of mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, and learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones you can eat. 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. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

Full Course

Best Hairstyles, Glasses & Necklines for Your Face Shape

$30

with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Oct 12, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn what looks good for your face shape! In this interactive class, you’ll identify your face shape then learn the most flattering hairstyles, glasses, necklines and jewelry styles for your features. You’ll be draped in different necklines so you can see which ones look best on you! No discounts.

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History of Malaga Island

$25

with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar Oct 12, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about Malaga Island in Casco Bay and the African-American village that existed there. Learn the prehistory of the island's use by indigenous people and the post history of the island after the eviction of the African-Americans in the early 1900s. Students should have reliable internet and an audio- and video-enabled device to participate. No discounts.

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Vegan Test Kitchen: Breakfast Pastry Nirvana

$30

with Jinger Howell

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Lazy weekend mornings gift us with the perfect opportunity put aside that box of cereal, peanut butter toast, or bowl of oatmeal and make something exceptionally yummy for breakfast. And make them without any animal products - no milk, no eggs. We will do this using plant-based milk, aquafaba, vegan butter, and tofu to create some truly scrumptious breakfast goodies, using organic ingredients as available. Join Jinger and learn to make one-hour cinnamon rolls, glazed cranberry orange scones, and blueberry coffee cake with a streusel topping. And to counteract all that sweetness you’ll enjoy a tofu scramble full of vegetable goodness. No discounts.

Boat Handling

$75

with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class like America's Boating Course, and want to gain more knowledge, skill, and confidence to boat safely and have more fun in a variety of situations. Boat Handling covers Rules of the Road: A Practical Approach, Confidence in Docking and Undocking, Slow-Speed Maneuvering, Boating with Confidence: Handling Your Boat Under Way, Anchoring with Assurance, Emergencies on Board, and Knots and Line Handling. Instructors will enrich the course with local knowledge, experience, and discussion that will help you expand your boating horizons. Six sessions with a final examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for your discount. No other discounts.





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