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Merrymeeting Adult Education

General Enrichment

History of Malaga Island


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 12, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about the eviction of a complete community living on Malaga Island in Casco Bay in 1912. Learn the prehistory of the island's use by our indigenous people and post history of the island after the eviction. Learn a bit about the mainland African American village in coastal Maine that no longer exists but predated the Malaga Island Colony. Visit the island remotely through a slide show created by Master Maine Guide, Alice Bean Andrenyak.

Understanding Medicare


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 13, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever felt like Medicare regulations are a black box? There’s an alphabet soup of plans, a book of fine print and a calendar full of dates to remember. The whole thing seems like a mystery with too few clues to solve. Robert Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with HealthMarkets, can answer many of the questions you may have about Medicare, from the beginning of the process on. He will discuss: when you are eligible, what is the timeline for enrollment without penalties, what original Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what additional plans work in conjunction with original Medicare, and your financial assistance options. Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Spotlight on Ukraine


with Merrymeeting Staff

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 19, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Spotlight on Ukraine is a two-part series, the online panel discussion + the in-person lecture. See below for details.

Online Panel Discussion

Join us for this special event exploring the Russia-Ukraine crisis with a panel of three professionals in the field. Reed Johnson is a senior lecturer in the Russian Studies Department at Bowdoin College, Sam Patten is a political writer and strategist with US State Department experience, and Duncan Perry is a retired professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Scranton. Zoom link will be provided before the event via email. DATE: Wednesday, April 19, 7-9pm, Zoom

In-person Talk

This is a stand-alone lecture on the Ukraine crisis and its response to Russia’s 2022 invasion and is delivered by an individual who pleaded guilty to being an unregistered foreign agent for Ukraine in 2018. Before Russian tanks rolled across Ukraine’s border, the agriculturally-rich nation once called the “breadbasket of Europe” experienced two revolutions driven by popular protest movements. Sam Patten has worked for a range of Ukrainian political parties from 2007-18 and will share his insights into what is motivating the different sides of the conflict as well as dynamics of Ukrainian social and political life. Its goal is to deepen understanding of what has become a political and ideological battlefield with consequences far beyond its borders. Lecturer: Sam Patten. DATE: Tuesday, May 23, 6-8pm, Topsham Adult Ed Center

100% of registration fees will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, who have teams operating in 6 countries bordering Ukraine to aid Ukrainians fleeing the conflict. *Registration fee is for both events.

AFCU Presents: Retirement & Savings Workshop


with Robert Schmidt

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 20, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Atlantic Federal Credit Union Presents: Retirement & Savings Workshop with Robert Schmidt. Topics will include: Planning for a long(er) life, creating the plan you need for the retirement you want, making an informed decision about social security, understanding healthcare costs, minimizing taxes to maximize your retirement, aligning your investment objective with your desired outcome, and understanding loss aversion.

Women's-Only NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks
1 additional session on May 10, 2023

The NRA Basics of Pistol Handling with Alice Bean Andrenyak for women only will cover safety at home and the range, principal parts and types of actions, how to handle a pistol in a safe manner, fundamentals of pistol shooting, pistol shooting positions, common malfunctions and cleaning, selecting a pistol, and qualifying on a range. The course meets the state of Maine minimum for a Concealed Carry Permit if you pass the 50 question written exam, and qualify by putting 5 rounds in 4 target circles (20 rounds total) at 10 feet. Students will receive the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting textbook. You do not need to own a pistol for this class, but if you do, you are encouraged to bring it to class with no ammunition. Range time will be scheduled separately from the classroom sessions. If you wish to shoot at the range to qualify and do not own a pistol, one will be provided with 50 rounds of ammunition for $25. If bringing your own pistol to the range, bring 50 rounds of ammunition. Optional Two hour range instruction costs remain: $50/person + optional $25 handgun rental if needed. No discounts.

Best Hairstyles, Glasses & Necklines For Your Face Shape


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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. Candace Sanborn will 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 (

National Service Through Americorps: Informational Workshop


with Roy Gedat

Calendar Next available session starts May 3, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This informative workshop will provide attendees with all the information they need to enter National Service through the AmeriCorps program. The AmeriCorps is the program whereby citizens can Make A Difference in their community by enrolling to lend their energy and ability to advance a well thought out project and program. AmeriCorps members receive a stipend, fully paid health insurance (full time) and an education award that can be applied to any post-secondary school tuition/fees. Member terms are full or part time and there are many opportunities available, including the Augusta area. Instructor: Roy Gedat

Message Circle with Jeannie Sullivan


with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Next session starts May 4, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week
3 additional sessions through Jun 15, 2023

In this setting you will receive psychic intuitive readings where you will hear from either loved ones, Spirit Guides, and those who are of the Spirit Realm wishing to speak to you. Instructor: Jeannie Sullivan

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