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Merrymeeting Adult Education

General Enrichment

After The Bell Rings


with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Combat a society where we have been lulled into a sense of complacent movement. Learn from Alice Bean Andrenyak how to apply situational awareness and create personal safety. as a family and in different real world scenarios that children/teens have happened to them. Learn about the Color Codes of Awareness, Rings of Trust for personal interactions, and what to do if...... The short class will fly by but afterwards parents will work with their family to implement what they have learned and review what to do as the children grow older. One book will be given to each family attending. Course fee is per family (up to 3 members).

Understanding Astrology 101


with Laura Kenworthy

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 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. This class is being co-taught with Rebecca Quigg.

Meeting Your Spirit Guides


with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 2 weeks

In this course students will be introduced to the concept of heaven and what it might look like. We will discuss the various levels and aspects of heaven and what being is expected to be at each level. We will also discuss what role you the student plays once you have crossed over. At the end of each class students will participate in a meditation where they have the opportunity to meet and interact with a loved one, spirit guide, angel, archangel, or animal. Instructor: Jeannie Sullivan

Modern Line Dancing for Beginners


with George Oliver

Calendar Next session starts May 22, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 22, 2023

We'll learn some easy line dances that use a variety of steps, including pop, Latin, hip-hop, soul, and country/western. Be prepared for wicked, synchronized dancing fun, and get great exercise for the body and mind. All ages are welcome; no experience is necessary, but some ability to count musical beats is helpful. **This is a 6 week class. There will be no class on May 29 & July 3.  Instructor: George Oliver

Renting for Success


with John Hodge

Calendar Next available session starts May 30, 2023 at 6 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. ***Workshop is two evenings, 5/30 & 6/1. Instructor: Ed Hodge

Lotion-Making w/ Sharon


with Sharon Gilsleider

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

Making body & hand lotions is easier than you think. Control what you put on your body by what goes into your skin care products. You will learn the techniques needed to formulate your own special recipe that will help address any skin issues, fragrance, and thickness you want. You will learn about the ingredients like emulsifiers, butters, and hard & soft oils, as well as a full discussion about preservatives. The kit will provide the ingredients you may not be familiar with, a list of equipment needed, two containers to store your lotion/cream in, full instructions to follow along with, and a base recipe to start you out. *Starter kit included. Instructor: Sharon Gilsleider.

A Fallen Star, Book Signing Event


with Lori-Suzanne Dell

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for this special literary event! Stop by to purchase your copy of the book and get it signed by the author. The book may also be purchased online. A Fallen Star, by Maine historian and author, Lori-Suzanne Dell, is the true story of the January 1808 murder of Cumberland County Deputy Sheriff Ebenezer Parker and the Portland execution of Westbrook Blacksmith Joseph Drew. The book will detail a four-years-long Historian's Inquiry to solve a 215-year-old mystery, locate a long-lost grave, and detail one of the most heinous events in the early history of Maine that saw the first law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty, in New England history. The story of Parker and Drew evolved into a twisted myth and long-lasting legend, which has lasted for more than two centuries and left an unsolved puzzle for over two hundred years, which has been deemed, "the ultimate Cumberland County cold case." Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Spiritual Clearing and Protection


with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 22, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class students will learn the importance of clearing both their individual and work spaces. Students will learn hands-on techniques to clear and protect their spaces. We will discuss a variety of tools that include, sage, cedar, sound, the elements of fire, water, air, and earth, as well as stones and crystals. Instructor: Jeannie Sullivan

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