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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Our Classes

Writing Young Adult Fiction


with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 12, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

DATE CHANGE NOTICE: The original dates for this class were Tuesdays 3/21-5/2. However, the instructor had to change the dates. The new dates are: Wednesdays 7/12-8/16.

Writing successful young adult fiction is like nothing else you will ever do as a writer. To be able to write a story that not only captures a young person's attention, but does not come across as being condescending or "preachy" takes skill, patience, and practice. Come sign up for this course and learn how to write successful young adult fiction. Your instructor will share tips and techniques for creating specifically designed for young people between the ages of 12-17. *No class: 4/18. Instructor: Stephanie Garrity

Cuban Salsa, Level 2


with Anna Golendukhina

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 12, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this class with instructor Anne Golundendukhina, students will continue learning Salsa footwork and more complex, fun moves that will get you out on the dance floor. You will learn how to connect with any partner, and build your confidence dancing to different tempos of music. Students will learn the famous Salsa Rueda. Partner is not required but recommended!

Genealogy I


with Lori-Suzanne Dell

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 13, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn about yourself with historian and author Lori-Suzzane Dell. Genealogy is the study of families, family history, and the tracing of their lineages. You will learn how to perform your own family genealogical research. Learn the tips, tricks, and methodology used by historians and genealogists to trace family lineage and how to uncover even the most obscure and difficult-to-find facts. How to interpret information and discern accurate information even when details seem murky. This is a beginner's level course.

Alice's Young Explorer's Camp


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 17, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

For one week, each morning, your child will be introduced to nature by learning some basic Registered Maine Guide skills. Throughout the week, they will practice using a compass, learning to identify different flora and fauna, starting a fire, cooking on a fire, tying knots, building shelters, and adapting to different weather conditions. They will create a nature notebook, keep daily logs and drawings, practice outdoor mindful experiences, and be guided by Master Maine Guide Alice Bean Andrenyak. Everyone should dress for the day's weather, bring a small backpack with water and nut-free snacks, pencils and markers, a hat, sunscreen, non-aerosol bug repellent, and their curiosity. *Ages: 8-12.

Eureka! Inventors Camp


with Amanda Cahoon

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 17, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Recreate some of the most important & exciting inventions of all time! Overcome a series of inventing challenges, build Rube Goldberg machines, construct catapults, fabricate flying contraptions, design gizmo prototypes, use ingenuity to survive on a deserted island, build a light saber, and more! *For ages 6-12. Camp presented by Mad Science of Maine, and sponsored by Merrymeeting.

Painting Bath, ME


with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 19, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Paint in and around Bath’s historic downtown in this plein-air adventure. We’ll paint outdoors rain, or shine (hopefully shine). If inclement weather, I will text you the morning of class to cancel. One rain date is added to class length, in case we do need to cancel. Instructor: Jennifer Linskey


Visit the Winslow Homer Studio!


with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 21, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

DATE CHANGE NOTICE: Due to unforseen circumstances at the PMA, Saturday group visits to the Winslow Studio are no longer available. The new date for this day trip is FRIDAY JULY 7th, 9am-3pm.

Join us for a special day trip to the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), and experience the New Winslow Homer Studio Tour!

First, we’ll leave together from Merrymeeting to the PMA at 9am. Second, we’ll arrive at the PMA and get ready to board another van that will take us all to the Studio. Once we are back at the PMA (around 130pm), we will have until 3pm to either explore the PMA or grab some lunch in Portalnd. The bus back to Merrymeeting will depart at 3pm sharp from the PMA.

Winslow Homer Studio Tours include transportation to and from the PMA to the Homer Studio and is a 2.5 hour guided experience. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable and tours will run regardless of the weather. Tickets also include complimentary admission to the PMA before and after your trip to the studio.

Tour Leader: Jennifer Linskey

Learn Calligraphy in 4 Weeks!


with Jing Jing Haven

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 25, 2023 at 3:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this unique class with Jing Jing Haven, you will explore a variety of authentic Chinese calligraphy fundamentals and styles through hands-on and weekly practice experience, discussion, and reflection. Class is open to all levels of interest and experience and could be particularly beneficial for Chinese language learners, graphic designers, and artists who want to forge a stronger connection between typography on a screen and handwritten characters on paper. The class also covers the rich contents of Chinese ancient and contemporary cultures.

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