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Merrymeeting Adult Education

General Enrichment

Renting for Success: Winter Session


with John Hodge

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 4, 2023 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Renting for Success will provide you with a better understanding of how to find, maintain, and succeed in today’s challenging rental market. It will also assist you in understanding your rights as a renter and provide you with an understanding of what a landlord expects from their tenant. This will help you to keep and maintain that apartment that you’ve worked so hard to find. The program cannot guarantee success but it will assist you in your efforts to find your next home. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to the participant upon conclusion of the course. Course is co-sponsored by the Brunswick Housing Authority.

Merrymeeting PREMIERE Membership Club


with Merrymeeting Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 6, 2023 at 8:30 am, runs for 30 weeks

BECOME A PREMIERE MEMBER TODAY! Join the Merrymeeting PREMIERE Membership Club for only $25! *membership fee is annual.

Membership benefits include:

Early Access: Premiere members receive our catalogs digitally prior to public distribution, for exclusive early access to class schedules and offerings (actual registration still limited to public release).

Loyalty Program: Premiere members receive 25% off every 6th class they take with Merrymeeting.

Catalog Opportunity: Premiere members may submit announcements in our future catalogs, as we are dedicating a page for announcements by our Merrymeeting Premiere members. (restrictions apply, contact us directly for details).

Discount Offer: Premiere members receive a 10% discount on any Merrymeeting Youth & Family program (excluding DE and any program over $400; can only be used once annually).

Exclusive Media: Enjoy convenient video workshops, on topics ranging from cooking to meditation, with access to our growing library of media (media library will officially launch May 2023).

Subscription Service: Premiere memberships include a free subscription to our latest Merrymeeting Premiere Magazine (exclusive annual online publication emailed directly to club members).

Special Invitations: Premiere members will enjoy access to special workshops and events developed especially for them.

Co-Ed Concealed Carry + Defensive Pistol


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Co-Ed Concealed Carry + Defensive Pistol with Alice Bean Andrenyak over two weeks will prepare you to create an updated personal and home defensive plan to protect yourself and those that you care deeply about. After learning the basics of self defense using firearms when appropriate, you will practice necessary defensive shooting fundamentals. Discussions about violent encounters and what to do afterwards will be held. All shooting skills practice will be using SIRT pistols (laser pistols) and no firearms are to be brought to class. A $35 textbook is included. 

Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 11, 2023 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Developing a personal and home protection plan is a key component of avoiding or escaping potential threats. You cannot plan when, or where, violence and crime might occur to your family or loved ones. We should mitigate risk to your family and learn the best way of protection. This class with Alice Bean Andrenyak is an introduction to conflict avoidance and why it’s so important, situational awareness, color codes of awareness, observing our environments, concealed carry permits, home security and home defense, mental exercises.

USCCA Legal Use of Force & Making Sense of Constitutional Carry Workshop


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 11, 2023 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Understanding Legal Use of Force and Constitutional Carry is critical in a constitutional carry state, which Maine is. Knowing how to avoid use of legal force when possible and the possible outcomes of your decision to use any weapon that caused loss of life is very important. Don't be wishful! This 3 hour course with Alice Bean Andrenyak teaches you to be more self aware, what happens to your body during an altercation, and how to best prepare for what will happen if you do use deadly force. A textbook will be on sale at the class for a discounted price of $30. No firearms are to be present.

Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of New England, Session II


with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 16, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of edible and medicinal mushrooms, identification, tools and equipment for harvesting, as well as books, materials, and other resources. David has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. No discounts.

When Your Office is Someone Else's Home


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 21, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

When Your Office is Someone Else's Home is a three hour intense workshop with Alice Bean Andrenyak for real estate agents, contractors, anyone doing estimates, traveling health care workers and others to train to be safer when on the job. Maine is remote, the world is changing, how do you protect yourself? Training includes: situational awareness, mindset, defensive strategies and options. 

Fiction in a Flash


with Laurie Notch

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 4, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

All stories have a beginning, an end, and a twist! But can you tell them in less than 1,000 words? Learn to write flash fiction in this writing workshop. Develop characters, plot, and the proverbial twist in short order in all genres. So, come on, all you creative writers… take up the challenge and the fun!

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