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Digital Photography I.

$50

with Leah Haraden

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Photo by digital photograpy student Robert Mooney.  Whether you’ve just purchased your first digital camera or you are an aspiring pro or semi-pro photographer, this crash course will give you the technical skills and creative inspiration to take your work to a new level. You will become progressively more confident handling your camera and choosing settings that will help you produce the quality of images you have always desired. Included will be a combination of very lively lectures, demos, handouts, slide shows, videos, and hands-on practice. Students are encouraged to study and practice on their own with the optional homework assignments. All students should have a digital camera that has manual exposure mode with a fully-charged battery, at least one lens, a tripod and an extra memory card. 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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Certified Nursing Assistant
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Certified Nursing Assistant

$975

with Margot Kovach, RN

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 19 weeks

Would you like to become a Certified Nursing Assistant? This State-approved 180-hour course consists of classroom time, lab practice and clinical work. Time is spent on the aspects of caring for patients and residents, diseases and disease processes, and anatomy and physiology. Clinical hours allow the student to practice what was learned in the classroom with actual hands-on experience. The Certified Nursing Assistant State Competency Test is administered upon completion of the course. To register for this class, download the application HERE and return it to the adult ed center in Topsham, or Morse High School. Apply early for funding resources. For more information, call Raye Leonard, project administrator, at 729-7323.

Dowsing with a Pendulum

$20

with Mary Maverick

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

How does this work? Where does the answer come from? Is this witchcraft? No, not at all! It is the same as dowsing for water on land. It is just another way to connect with Divine energy. Come and learn how it works and how it can work for you. You do not need to go and buy a pendulum. After you have signed up I will send you an email and give you some ideas of how to make one with things you already have on hand. 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.

Sourdough Bagels

$30

with Harold Roberts

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
We can make almost any kind of bread with sourdough, from pancakes to pumpernickel. Today we will make bagels. It is not as hard as you might and the rewards are fantastic. Follow along at home and we will all bake bagels together. When you sign up you will receive, by mail, a sourdough starter and directions on how to keep it alive. 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.

Farming with Native Plants

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants, trees, and bushes. 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.

Oct. 21 Online Learning with Raye

Free

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Oct 21, 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. 

13 Types of Yeast Rolls!

$30

with Deb Arter

Calendar Oct 22, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? We will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will learn how to create their own yummy breads. 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.

Mask Making Session II
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Mask Making Session II

$30

with Trisha Morey

Merrymeeting is sorry to report that this class is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

We will be learning how to make masks following the CDC safety guides on stitch placement and how to sew stitches in a safer way by making as few holes as possible. The instructor makes and donates masks for the medical community and frontline workers, however these masks can be worn by anyone, it’s a fun and easy skill to learn whether you intend these for yourself, your loved ones, or as a trade skill. This class is for anyone who really enjoys sewing. We can craft and create something that helps others at the same time! Prerequisite: Must have a basic knowledge for how to use a sewing machine. Watch and follow the video before the first class. Available by: September 8th and October 19th. Video and materials list will be made available to students upon registration. 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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