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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education

General Enrichment

Legally Changing Your Name and Gender Markers: A Workshop for the Queer Community


with Violet Hart

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 4, 2024

This course is a step-by-step guide to changing your name & gender markers to align with your lived identity in Maine. We will discuss the required legal processes from beginning to end, lay out a roadmap for their completion, and examine emotional and practical realities you’ll experience along the way. Taught by trans author Violet Hart (Legalize Me), this course welcomes people of all identities and centers the LGBTQ+ experience in a safe and affirming environment. This course includes a complimentary copy of “Legalize Me: A Comprehensive Guide to Changing Your Name and Gender Markers in the State of Maine.” *No Class: 4/16.

National Service Through Americorps: Informational Workshop


with Roy Gedat

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jun 11, 2024

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.

Intro to Astrology: A Weekly Discussion Series


with Laura Kenworthy

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 6, 2024

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.

Investigating Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon


with Vance Bessey

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 21, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This 8 week workshop is a comprehensive look into the very real UFO global phenomenon. We will explore many aspects of this situation, starting with recently disclosed revelations by our own Military - that they have been researching these strange objects seriously for decades and are now admitting that they are: real physical objects capable of actions that defy the known laws of physics. We will be looking at the evidence through a new lens - with an open mind - talking openly about just what these strange objects might be. Following where the evidence takes us. Taught by Vance Bessey, a graduate of The Joe Kubert School of Comic Book Illustration and local Illustrator, Cartoonist, Novelist and Art Teacher as well as life-long student of Unexplained Phenomenon. *No Class: 4/18.

The Why, How, and Who of Finding A Mental Health Therapist


with Violet Hart

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Jun 21, 2024

‘Therapy’ is not a dirty word. But even when we want it, figuring out how to get it can feel like an insurmountable challenge. This one-night course will change that. Through both practical and emotional means, we’ll explore: finding accredited therapists, understanding insurance requirements, determining if your therapist is a good match (and what to do if they aren’t), and much more.

The Enneagram & Self-Awareness: An Introduction


with Ben Campbell

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 25, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on May 16, 2024

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.

Book Talk: Regina Strongheart


with Regina Strongheart

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Regina Strongheart's book, “When My Mother was a Mountain” is based on her month-long solo camping trip in the Black Hills of SD in 1996. For this event, Regina will read some of her chapters, entertain questions and discussions, and have books for purchasing. Regina was a chemistry teacher for thirty years. She learned about her healing gifts organically through her many adventures, individual research into the healing arts, and her own personal healing journey. She lives in a magical forest in Topsham, Me. where she operates her business, Forest Circles.

The Leadership Conference


with Benefits and Beyond LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 28, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Elevate your leadership skills with The Leadership Conference, a comprehensive three-part series that equips you with essential leadership skills, mastery in communication, and adaptability to lead with impact. Part 1: Leadership Fundamentals, Part 2: Talk Like a Leader, Part 3: Adapting Your Leadership Style. Embark on this leadership journey and empower yourself to achieve extraordinary results.

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