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Merrymeeting Adult Education



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Journaling for Writers

$85

with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Jan 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

A question that is often asked of writers is “where do you get your ideas from?” It is one thing to have an idea; it is another thing entirely to remember it when you sit down at your computer to write. Learn how to harness your writer’s imagination, avoid writer’s block and hone your writing skills by keeping a daily writer’s journal. Your instructor will share tips and techniques for setting up your journal as well as for finding inspiration even when you are not feeling particularly inspired. A blank notebook will be provided, please bring your own writing utensils.

Building Better Caregivers

Free

with Monica Lizotte

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This program helps caregivers who are assisting loved ones through memory loss or dementia, as well as those providing care to individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Participants of the workshop will learn how to identify and deal with their care partners’ triggers around behaviors, how to track this information through the use of a Behavior Diary, and more. Additional topics include managing caregiver stress, making decisions and planning for the future, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, legal issues related to caregiving, hiring help, and more.

MAE Basic Computer Skills- Bath

$50

with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This 20 hr course will cover a variety of topics in basic computer skills to expand your digital literacy. This in-person class is self-paced through lesson modules with guidance from a live instructor. Topics include: Understanding of Hardware/Software components, Windows/Mac OS operating systems, Email Essentials, MS Word/Google Docs, and MS Powerpoint/Google Slides. Finishing all 20 hrs earns you a Merrymeeting Adult Education Certificate of Completion in Basic Computer Skills! Hours can be completed non-consecutively.

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Sketchbooks As Identity

$135

with Lin Snow

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This class is a gateway to learn more about yourself and your art practice. Our first class we will be hand-binding our own personalized sketchbooks that you can take everywhere with you. There will be some experimental art group exercises to get the ball rolling, as well as some optional prompts. Every Week we will have the chance to share our creations/experiences within our sketchbooks. You will leave this class with your very own sketchbook, art problem solving skills, new ways of creating, and art confidence. This is not your average art class, it is quite experimental. Without the feeling of the constricting brackets that creating sometimes has; This class is anything you want it to be, any medium, any style, any purpose.

Popular Latin Dance I

$65

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The Bachata is a playful Latin dance from the Dominican Republic. This style is danced with soft hip motions, turns and side-to-side footwork. The music of Bachata is very recognizable for its predominant use of the electric guitar combined with Caribbean and Latin musical influences. Salsa is a Latin dance, associated with the music genre of the same name, which was first popularized in the United States in the 1960s in New York City. Salsa is an amalgamation of Cuban dances, such as mambo, pachanga and rumba, as well as American dances such as swing and tap. The basic Salsa dance rhythm consists of taking three steps for every four beats of music. Merengue, the national dance of the Dominican Republic and Haiti is a fun, fast and easy dance made up of simple steps. Merengue is characterized by its marching rhythms and Cuban motion – strong side to side motion and ‘dragged leg’ with emphasis on counts 1 and 5.

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Beginning Bridge

$10

with Cyrus Kendrick

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Bridge is a card game played by 4 people in a partnership format. It is a fun game to learn, and an excellent way to keep your brain in shape. In this class we will start from scratch, so if you have never played before, or if you played years ago and need to brush off the cobwebs, this class is for you. If you can come with someone to be your partner, that’s great, but not necessary. Each class will have a lecture portion and some play. We’ll start with basic rules and wind up with some advanced strategies.

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Creating Lifelike Fictional Characters

$110

with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

No matter how exciting your plot is, no matter how developed your fictional world may be, without believable, lifelike characters, your story is going to fall flat. In this course you will learn how to breathe life into your characters as well as what mistakes to avoid by learning about the different types of characterization, how to get to know your character, character arcs, and creating believable conversation that will make them seem real to the reader.

MAE Basic Computer Skills

$50

with Andrew Edwards

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This 20 hr course will cover a variety of topics in basic computer skills to expand your digital literacy. This in-person class is self-paced through lesson modules with guidance from a live instructor. Topics include: Understanding of Hardware/Software components, Windows/Mac OS operating systems, Email Essentials, MS Word/Google Docs, and MS Powerpoint/Google Slides. Finishing all 20 hrs earns you a Merrymeeting Adult Education Certificate of Completion in Basic Computer Skills! Hours can be completed non-consecutively.





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