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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Intro to Independent Publishing


with Jenn Dean

Calendar Apr 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you ready to independently publish your book? Given today's technology and the opportunities newly opened to self-publishing authors, now is the best time to finish your manuscript and publish your work. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publsh responsibly, effectively, and learn to avoid the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. No discounts.

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Introduction to Hypnotherapy


with Cheri Murray

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. Discover how it can be used to work changes in your life. Experience it for yourself. We know how to physically relax, but do we know how to mentally relax? Learn all the benefits of hypnotherapy in two evenings. Bring a pillow and blanket.

Introduction to Self-Employment
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Introduction to Self-Employment


with New Ventures

This one-session workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. Pre-registration required, no cost. Please contact Jenn Dobransky at 207-386-1664 or

Introduction to the Enneagram for Personal Growth


with Miki Earle

Calendar Apr 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

There are many tools to help unlock personal growth and self-awareness, but none quite as powerful as the Enneagram. When understood, it reaches far beyond the scope of a personality or strengths tests. Miki Earle, Certified Enneagram Life Coach and Corporate trainer says, "I have never found anything quite as effective as the Enneagram for giving you the self-understanding and motivation to move forward with freedom - to own a new direction for your life and to better love and understand the people in your life." This class is a 2-hour overview where Miki will equip you with the right resources and direction to go deeper and to use this tool for a fresh outlook on your life. The required workbook is $8 and included in price. No discounts.

Introduction to Wood Carving


with Ken Wise

Calendar May 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Introduction to tools and techniques of carving wood.  Learn to safely shape wood with hand tools to create projects such as tool handles, folk art, wildlife carvings, and decorative spoons.  No experience needed, all tools and materials provided. $15 material fee included in cost.

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Just Once Guitar for Busy People


with Don Pride

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you’ll learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment and you won’t have to take private lessons! This crash course teaches some basic chords and will get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Topics include how chords work in a song, how to form the three main types of chords, how to tune your guitar, basic strumming patterns, how to buy a good guitar and things to avoid, and how to play along with simple tunes. Bring your acoustic guitar to class. Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and practice DVD will be collected in class by instructor. Limited to 15 students. For more information go to No discounts.

Just Once Piano for Busy People


with Don Pride

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and practice CD is collected in class by the instructor. No discounts.

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Kindness Rock Painting


with Naomi Tuck

Calendar Apr 13, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Have you heard of the Kindness Rocks Project? You start by painting rocks in bright colors, then writing nice messages on them. Leave them in easy-to-find places in your garden, walkway or neighborhood for other people to find. These rocks can brighten another person's day. Join us for this one-session class! Please bring newspaper, flat rocks no larger than your hand, some beautiful inspirational words and a hair dryer. The teacher will bring paints of different colors, permanent markers for detail writing, and finishing products. Material fee of $5 is included. Ages 8-15 accompanied by a guardian are welcome. No discounts.

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