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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

General Enrichment

Basic Comedy Sketch Writing


with Jon Hamdorf

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the basics to creating five minute comedy sketches, by exploring the fundamentals of sketch development. This class is for those that enjoy writing dialogue, see where we can go with a conversation, and hopefully make a few people laugh, and a few people smile. We will expand your ability to collaborate with other writers by using table reads and rewriting . This course is meant to be fun and entertaining, while learning the basics of comedy sketch writing. Final Draft required for class.

Guided Journaling


with Anne Sirois

Calendar Next available session starts May 1, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jun 5, 2024

Get a bird’s eye view and a worm’s eye view of your career, business, relationships, philanthropy, finances, self- care, etc., to experience more joy, less stress in your daily life, in packed, highly interactive guided journaling courses. No writing experience necessary. Find more joy, less stress through guided journaling! Your intuitive voice matters. What you think, what you feel, what you value matters. And you need to be able to hear your own voice to sift through information and get done the things that matter to you. Guided journaling is one way to achieve this goal, allowing us to listen to our own inner voice apart from the noise of busy everyday lives. *Each themed session is a 4-week online course via Zoom that runs from 6:30–8:30pm each week.

Intro to Astrology: A Weekly Discussion Series


with Laura Kenworthy

Calendar Next available session starts May 2, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this weekly discussion series, professional astrologer Laura Kenworthy will introduce the world of astrology for the curiously-minded. Discussion topics will focus on different themes every week. 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.

Invest for Success


with Sarah Blondin

Calendar Next available session starts May 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How confident are you with your investment strategy? Did you know many people find themselves making common mistakes that can cost them their retirement? Join us to learn the power of compound interest and strategies to protect our assets, avoid common pitfalls investors face, and how to get our money working hard for us!

The Enneagram & Self-Awareness: An Introduction


with Ben Campbell

Calendar Next available session starts May 16, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to use the Enneagram as a tool for self-awareness in this introductory session. Combining traditional mindfulness practice with the practical knowledge of modern psychology, the Enneagram helps us grow in a way that is compassionate, fascinating, and helpful. This session will include a brief meditation, a teaching, journaling prompts, and small group exercises with other participants.

Connecting with Younger Audiences


with Benefits and Beyond LLC

Calendar Next available session starts May 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Bridge the generational gap and unlock the potential of your younger workforce with this insightful 2-part series on understanding and engaging Millennials and Gen Z. Part 1: Understanding Generational Differences, Part 2: Millennial Mindset. Embrace the diversity of thought and empower your team with this essential guide to connecting with the next generations.

So You Want To Run An Airbnb?


with Deb Arter

Calendar Next available session starts May 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that the number of people turning to Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled from just a few years ago?! The revenue earned by Airbnb wonders in Maine was roughly $40 million. If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest house or summer camp for short term rentals, this is a class not to miss! Debra has operated River Escape for two years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb.

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Understanding Medicare


with Aaron Manning

Calendar Next session starts Jun 3, 2024 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. Aaron Manning, 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.

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