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Beginning French

$48

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class is for anyone who wants to learn just enough French to get by in a French-speaking country (or province), as well as those who want a refresher. We’ll cover pronunciation, basic phrases and essential vocabulary. Along the way get tips on travel and culture from your teacher, who has lived and traveled in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Students are responsible for ordering their own book prior to the start of class: "Barron’s E-Z French." This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. 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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Writers Notebook & Studio

$45

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Oct 4, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Tap into new, surprising, inspiring words in this improvisational, studio-style, monthly afternoon writer's workshop. The focus is on creative flow, writing in the moment, and generating material for your own writer's notebook. You will produce writing in multiple forms, including fiction, poetry, memoir, even graphic narratives. Prompts to encourage and support your writing process will be given at the end of each class. Class dates are Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. 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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Introduction to Independent Publishing

$25

with Jenn Dean

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you ready to independently publish your book? Now is the best time to finish your manuscript and learn about the publishing options available. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly, effectively and learn to avoid the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. Independent writers now have a whole new way of producing and marketing their books. Recent innovations in the rapidly changing technology in printing have created a boom in self-publishing. Good books that don’t meet traditional publisher’s criteria can now be affordably printed and marketed by self publishing authors. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. 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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Northstar Digital Literacy
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Northstar Digital Literacy

$50

with Sarah Juenemann

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Want to earn certificates in a variety of basic computer skills to enhance your resume? Join this open lab to work through modules of your choice from the following list: Basic Computer, World Wide Web, Windows, Mac OS X, Using Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy. You’ll work with a computer instructor in an individualized self-paced format through the modules that match your personal career and educational goals. For more information, call Academic Counselor, Paul Elisha, at 729-7323, Ext.3. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. 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.

So, You Want to Open an Airbnb...

$30

with Deb Arter

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that the number of people turning to choose Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled from two years ago? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine was roughly $40 million. If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest bedroom or summer camp for short term rental this a class not to miss. Debra has operated River Escape for two years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb. She has also interviewed many other Airbnb or VRBO owners and put together a packet with good information, tips and actual stories of unusual events in the life of a short term landlord. Included will be issues dealing with ordinance, insurance, expectations, fees, hosting, communication, neighbors and more. One night only. Class size limited to 25 people. Handouts provided. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. 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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Oct. 7 Online Learning with Raye

Free

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is one-session only. Please make sure you register for the date you would like to attend.

Undecided about whether or not online learning is right for you? Test drive the tools of online learning in a one-hour informational session with Raye Leonard, Merrymeeting's project administrator and distance learning coordinator. Take a virtual tour of the digital platforms you are most likely to encounter in an online course at Merrymeeting, ask questions, and share your concerns. 

This class is offered in part through video conferencing platforms, like Zoom or Webex. Students must have access to the internet, an active email account, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate. 

Merrymeeting will email information about accessing the class prior to its start date. 

The Hospice Volunteer: The Heart of Hospice

$5

with Donna Teague

Calendar Oct 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This brief overview will describe the vital function of the volunteer on the hospice team. Did you know that hospices cannot operate without volunteers? They provide support, presence, companionship, silence, laughter, and diversion to people who are facing a vulnerable time of life and are often isolated. What motivates volunteers and what skills are helpful? How do volunteers function in a variety of settings? Find out what is involved in the fuller training program that leads to a nationally recognized certificate. Volunteering, in general, has been proven to help the volunteer live longer and better—hospice volunteering helps everyone involved live longer and better! No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. 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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Hidden Gems Lurking in Your iPhone

$32

with Jill Spencer

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

Our iPhones have hidden depths we often totally miss because there are so many layers of feature options. Did you know your iPhone will read an article to you? Or that you can simply glide over the keyboard instead of tapping out each letter. Are you clear to the degree your phone is tracking you and whether you have any control over that function? Join our class, with phone in hand, to discover some buried features of your iPhone. No discounts. This class will be offered through Zoom or Webex. 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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