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with Reggie Read
Participation in an ATV education course will teach how to properly operate and maintain an ATV. Laws, responsibilities and personal safety will also be covered. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.
Total Course = 6 hours
Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Beginning to Stay Home Alone
with Judy Emch
Using games, puzzles, and discussion , students ages 8-11 learn the knowledge and skills needed to begin to stay home alone. Students learn about safe snacks and activities as well how to deal with potential problems, such as a fire or medical emergency. Includes a take-home booklet to be shared with parents. No discounts. Instructor: Judy Emch Tuesday & Wednesday, August 8 & 9,10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Adult Ed Center $30/$35 NR
Edible Mushroom Collecting Walk
with Long Branch School
This course will include walking the woods to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of mushrooms. Please contact the school to learn more about the specific location of the walk. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 39 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Society and the North American Mycological Assoc. He is on the Maine Mushroom Task Force developing rules for the foraging and sale of wild mushrooms. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the weather as much as location. The majority of the mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, but learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones to eat. David’s depth of experience really shows in that he is a walking mycological encyclopedia. Required Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes on your finds is very useful. A GPS may be an even better solution; basket, mesh or other bags, wax or brown paper, knife, bug repellant, hat, water or other refreshment and a snack, glove, waterproof boots (preferred), tall socks you can tuck your pant legs, optional: vest with pockets or backpack, field guide, magnifying glass. Minimum age with adult: 12.
Firearms Hunter Safety Exam & Skills Portion
with Reggie Read
Our Hunter Safety options now include an online choice. The Online course requires that students complete the knowledge portion of the course online and attend a 7-hour skills and exam day. Students complete quizzes and exam online and are provided with a certificate to attend the 7-hour live class upon completion of the online exam. In the skills and exam day, students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents, and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%. Students must complete the online course and send their certificate of completion to Reginald.J.Read@maine.gov prior to signing up for the skills and exam day. To register for the online class: go to https://www.hunter-ed.com/maine/ to take the online portion, then register with Merrymeeting Adult Education for the skills portion.
Maine Driving Dynamics
with Bureau of Highway Safety
Maine Driving Dynamics offers all drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. Our course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings Aug 15 & 17. Those 15-64 years of age pay $45 and those 65+ pay $30.
Making Tinctures with Wild Medicinal Herbs
with Katie Munn
Did you know you have medicinal herbs in your backyard?! This class will teach you about the wild herbs growing in your backyard then we will make a tincture out of them!
Meditation & Stress Management
with Ann Kimmage
Have you wondered what meditation is all about? This beginning class will explain meditation and its benefits and teach you how to establish your own practice. In addition to meditation and breathing techniques, you will be introduced to practical skills for managing and reducing stress. Please bring a cushion for the meditation. Ann Kimmage is a certified, experienced yoga and stress management instructor.
Tapping Into Your Higher Self
with Katie Munn
Is there a path to follow to help us become the best we can be? Our internal guidance system tries to connect us with our higher self but if ignored it can lead to frustration, feeling overwhelmed or just tired. This series will explore how to create the structure to enhance our well being by looking at topics such as our emotional vibration, our relationships, finances, mindfulness, our relationships to food and using herbal support to enhance well-being. This hands-on class will involve interacting with others and sharing our journeys. Clinical Herbalist and Nutritionist Katie Munn has been seeking modalities to create vibrant vital life. If you are looking for a space to grow and challenge yourself, this class will be a lovely support system for your journey.