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Merrymeeting Adult Education



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Stability Ball, Session IV

$30

with Liz Ostergaard

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Merrymeeting will not hold classes at its facility and all sites through April 27, due to COVID 19. This class has been postponed until we can choose a new start date. If you would like to sign up, we will be in touch with you about when the class will meet.

A strong body starts at the core. You’ve heard about it, you've seen it, now try it! This innovative workout uses a stability ball to help you burn calories, strengthen your core muscles, improve your balance, and tone your entire body. Class focuses on proper technique, all you need is a stability ball. Strudents bring their own, inflated ball to class. Make sure you use the proper size ball for your height.: 4’8”-5’3” use 55 cm, 5’4”-6’ use 65 cm, over 6’ use 75 cm. Bring an inflated ball to class.

Smudging and Clearing Your Space

$35

with Mary Maverick

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting will not hold classes at its facility and all sites through April 27, due to COVID 19. This class has been postponed until we can choose a new start date. If you would like to sign up, we will be in touch with you about when the class will meet.

Smudging is just one way to clear out stagnant and residual energies from your personal, living or work space. Have you ever walked into a room right after an argument and you could just feel it “hanging in the air?” Ever feel great until you spend a few minutes listening to someone report their sorrows and when they walk away you feel terrible? You will learn several ways to clear yourself and your space of unwanted energy. In class we will do a few exercises, clear some energy, lift our vibration and have some fun! You will also receive a personal “toolkit” so you can get started clearing immediately. $10 toolkit fee paid to instructor at class. No discounts.

Essential Oils: Magic in a Bottle

$32

with Cheri Murray

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting will not hold classes at its facility and all sites through April 27, due to COVID 19. This class has been postponed until we can choose a new start date. If you would like to sign up, we will be in touch with you about when the class will meet.

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications and used as single essential oils or in a complex essential oil blend. Come and learn all about these magical liquids in a bottle. They do more than just smell good! No discounts.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden
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Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$10

with Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation as well as resource guide; instructors will bring these to the class. No discounts.

Plaited Birch Bark Baskets

$45

with Zack Rouda

Calendar Apr 9, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting will not hold classes at its facility and all sites through April 27, due to COVID 19. This class has been postponed until we can choose a new start date. If you would like to sign up, we will be in touch with you about when the class will meet.

The history of the uses of birch bark is an exciting one dating back to our early ancestors. The bark of the paper or white birch tree was a critical material used to make strong and beautiful baskets, hats, sheaths, buckets, and more. Learn to identify, gather, process and weave with this remarkably strong, natural material. We'll practice straight and diagonal plaiting to make a small basket for the kitchen or garden. No required texts, books, special materials, etc. All tools and materials included. Everyone makes a basket to take home. No discounts.

Portraiture
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Portraiture

$130

with Trisha Morey

Imagine being able to capture the likeness of a person. Though it might seem like an impossibility, there are steps and techniques available to help you attain that goal. Learn the fundamental base skill to draw, illustrate, or paint the person where the face and expression is predominate and display the likeness, personality, and mood of the person as well as what it means to create our interpretation of someone’s essence or likeness. No class April 20 and May 25.

Mac Users: Take Control of Your System Preferences

$32

with Jill Spencer

Calendar Apr 13, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting will not hold classes at its facility and all sites through April 27, due to COVID 19. This class has been postponed until we can choose a new start date. If you would like to sign up, we will be in touch with you about when the class will meet.

Did you know that you can set your track pad/mouse to react to a multitude of finger swipes and taps? Or that you can set up your own keyboard short cuts? Futhermore, you can have your computer read back text you have written, making proofing and corretction more efficent. The amout of control we have over our devices is really amazing once we master our system preferences! Remember, anything you change you can always reverse. No discounts.

Just Once Piano for Busy People
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Just Once Piano for Busy People

$25

with Don Pride

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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