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Wine 101: An Intro to the World of Wine

$25

with G. Frank Strickland

Calendar Feb 2, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you enjoy an occasional glass of wine? Ever wonder how wine is made? Want to know a little more about what is out there in the wine world? Ever gone into a wine shop and been petrified by what to choose? Is "room temperature" the right way to serve red wine? The world of wine is intimidating, huge, and so much fun! No discounts. Visit Merrymeeting.org for a list of materials. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Drawing: Learning to See

$130

with Kathie Boldt

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

Using material from Betty Edwards, Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain Workbook, the definitive 2nd Edition, students will learn five basic perceiving skills. The process is demanding, engaging and deeply satisfying as you integrate these skills and expand your awareness. Materials approximately $40-$45, will be discussed at the first class. There will be a series of videos/demos to deepen your understanding of the lessons. These are password-protected, available to registrants. The class will meet on Webex for lessons and critiques of your work.

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.

Full Course

Session I - Intermediate Painting with Acrylics

$100

with Pat Casey, MA, MFA

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Acrylics are a great medium for both beginners and experienced artists. Pat will provide videos which focus on various aspects of painting including color-mixing, composition, and a variety of mediums, tools, and techniques. Access several videos each week at your convenience to review topics like color-mixing, using contrast, and creating interesting still life and landscape compositions. We’ll also expand your understanding of using texture, painting big, and mixed media art. Then join our online group workshops so we can discuss the video topics, answer questions, and share your work for critique. (Sharing work is optional, of course.) Class meets on Zoom.

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.

Session I Yoga for Men

$62

with Dennis Kimmage

Calendar Feb 3, 2021 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

The benefits of yoga for men and women are similar: more flexibility, strength, and stress relief. But men are built differently and lose flexibility faster. The practice in this class recognizes men’s upper-body strength and promotes elasticity in tight areas for men like the shoulders, hips, and back. Bring a mat and dress in loose clothing. No class on Feb. 17 or March 24. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Spring Forest Five Element Qigong

$60

with Diane Doiron

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

With these five movements, you will learn how to connect your emotions to your organ systems in a powerful way. We will work with positive emotions to rebalance our energy. Each emotion has its own special signature and frequency, which matches an organ system. Each movement works with an element (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) that will assist you in bringing positive energy to promote healing. No prior experience is necessary for these gentle movements. You can choose to do them either standing up or sitting down. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and have drinking water nearby. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session I Yoga with Ann

$62

with Ann Kimmage

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 5:15 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Stretch, flex, breathe, and relax for optimum well-being. Yoga is a wonderful way to re-balance and feel grounded. Join this class with an experienced instructor who brings out the joy of yoga and tailors yoga to your individual needs. No class on Feb. 18 or March 25. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

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Be a Hero, Be a Foster Parent

Free

with Stephanie Eklund

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about the licensing process and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents while also supporting the reunification process. There are also over 100 children waiting to find a forever family. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session II Coast Guard Captain License Information Night

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Feb 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Captain School Key West, through a local instructor, is offering the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV), commonly called 6-Pack course. The information sessions will answer questions you may have about obtaining the license and will provide the various methods available to complete the course requirements. To attend the free Information Session, please select a date and time, pre-register and a meeting invitation will then be emailed to you prior to the start of the session. Class meets on Zoom.

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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