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Merrymeeting Adult Education

General Enrichment

Beginning Bridge


with Cyrus Kendrick

Calendar Sep 14, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks


Bridge is a card game played by 4 people in a partnership format. It is a fun game to learn, and an excellent way to keep your brain in shape. In this class we will start from scratch, so if you have never played before, or if you played years ago and need to brush off the cobwebs, this class is for you. If you can come with someone to be your partner, that’s great, but not necessary. Each class will have a lecture portion and some play. We’ll start with basic rules and wind up with some advanced strategies.

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Best Hairstyles, Glasses & Necklines For Your Face Shape


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Sep 28, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

***DATE CHANGE: The original date for this class was Tuesday Sept 27th. However, the instructor needed to change it to a new date. The new date is Wednesday September 28th.

Learn what looks good for your face shape! In this fun class, you’ll learn your face shape and tips for enhancing your appearance by working with your facial features. We’ll teach you hairstyle do’s and don’ts for your face shape, glasses, and necklines that harmonize with your features. Come on your own or grab a friend and learn some great tips to help you look your best! The program is brought to you by Radiant Image consulting services (

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The Art of Writing Horror


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Oct 1, 2022 at 10 am, runs for 5 weeks

Tis the spooky season and time to build a monster of a story for chills and thrills. Learn how to stitch the parts of a plot, setting, and character together into hair-raising tales of things that go bump in the night. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have reliable internet, and an audio and video enable computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

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The Business Plan


with Mary Beth Izard

Calendar Oct 3, 2022 , runs for 4 weeks

Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding.  In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and  build the Business Plan, one step at a time. This practical, hands-on approach encourages you to immerse yourself in the vision and planning aspects of your business.  Focusing on the most critical components of the Business Plan enables you to uncover hidden risks and assess the business from a marketing, management, and financial vantage point. 

Cheese-Making Workshop


with Sharon Gilsleider

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you always wanted to learn how to make cheese? Impress your friends & family when you tell them you made it yourself! Learn to make healthier, better tasting, fresh Feta Cheese—and it doesn’t take months!! You will be impressed with the creamy rich flavor and will never go back to “store bought”. Traditional Feta is made with sheep or goat’s milk but you will also learn how to make it with cow's milk. We will discuss different flavors to add after, how to brine it and store it, as well as some ideas for recipes. You will bring a gallon of milk and take home approximately a pound of cheese. *Starter kit included.

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Knife and Tool Sharpening


with Zack Rouda

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

If there's one tool we use above all others, it's the knife. Knives and axes are generally made of metal, which can be sharpened using a hard stone, or a factory-made sharpening-block.Learn how to sharpen knives, axes, pruners, scissors, and other blade tools. Bring your own dull tools that need to be touched up, or come to practice sharpening some of our tools! We'll cover the basic theory behind sharpening edge tools, and practice using a variety of sharpening stones.

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Astrology 101


with Laura Kenworthy

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this course, professional astrologer Laura Kenworthy will guide you through the basics of the ancient field of casting charts and interpreting their meanings. You will learn the rich symbolic language of Astrology and gain an understanding of the cosmic dynamics involved. Come learn to dance with the stars! Laura Kenworthy has studied the astrological archetypes and been a practicing astrologer for over 40 years. She writes the weekly Magical Mexicali astrology blog for Mexicali Blues and sees private clients for readings.She retired to Maine from NYC where she ran the Rudolf Steiner Bookstore on West 15th Street.

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Legally Speaking


with Madelyn Breerwood

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn about the legal system, with a focus on planning for their own future and the future of loved ones. Topics will include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, estate tax, guardianship/conservatorship, elder care, and more. Bring your own legal questions!

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