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with To Be Determined
This summer Merrymeeting will be offering German Language classes for the first time. Class will be taught by a Bowdoin College lecturer. Register today to receive official registration details when they become available.
Understanding Astrology 102
with Laura Kenworthy
Take a deeper dive into your astrology chart and track the planetary movements as they touch off the energies for you. We will focus particularly on the lunar transits and what they mean as we journal our experiences through the month. The meanings of the signs and houses will be illuminated from an evolutionary point of view. Instructor: Laura Kenworthy
Ghost Stories for Summer Nights
with Laurie Notch
Remember sitting around the campfire toasting marshmallows and telling scary stories? In this short course with Laurie Notch you will learn the history of the ghost story, why it is popular in cultures worldwide, and how to spin your own spooky yarn for fun and entertainment. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have reliable internet, and an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate.
Writing Young Adult Fiction
with Stephanie Garrity
DATE CHANGE NOTICE: The original dates for this class were Tuesdays 3/21-5/2. However, the instructor had to change the dates. The new dates are: Wednesdays 7/12-8/16.
Writing successful young adult fiction is like nothing else you will ever do as a writer. To be able to write a story that not only captures a young person's attention, but does not come across as being condescending or "preachy" takes skill, patience, and practice. Come sign up for this course and learn how to write successful young adult fiction. Your instructor will share tips and techniques for creating specifically designed for young people between the ages of 12-17. *No class: 4/18. Instructor: Stephanie Garrity
with Lori-Suzanne Dell
Learn about yourself with historian and author Lori-Suzzane Dell. Genealogy is the study of families, family history, and the tracing of their lineages. You will learn how to perform your own family genealogical research. Learn the tips, tricks, and methodology used by historians and genealogists to trace family lineage and how to uncover even the most obscure and difficult-to-find facts. How to interpret information and discern accurate information even when details seem murky. This is a beginner's level course.
Baxter State Park: Trip A
with Chris Toy
Join Registered Maine Guide, Chris Toy, on a two nights, three days trip to Baxter State Park! Trip A: For experienced hikers only and is planned to summit Katahdin's Baxter Peak. We will depart from Roaring Brook on the first day and stay overnight about halfway to the summit at Chimney Pond Campground in either lean tos or a bunkhouse depending on availability. The following day, conditions permitting, we will try for the summit, come back down to Chimney Pond for the night and hike out the following morning. Fee includes the cost of reservations, all food and supplies.
with Lori-Suzanne Dell
Learn about yourself with historian and author Lori-Suzzane Dell. Genealogy is the study of families, family history, and the tracing of their lineages. You will learn how to perform your own family genealogical research. Learn more advanced tips, tricks, and methodology used by historians and genealogists to trace family lineage and how to uncover even the most obscure and difficult-to-find facts. Continuing learning how to interpret information and discern accurate information even when details seem murky. This is a moderate-advanced level course.
Write Your Story!
with Catia Cunha
Write the story you’ve always been meaning to write! Explore setting, characters and dialogue in this 3-part workshop series. PART ONE: Building a World – Deep Dive into Setting. Explore new techniques to create vivid worlds – anywhere from the minutiae of one room to the expanses of a solar system. Create recognizable places and unknown expanses during this writing workshop. All mediums welcome, no writing experience necessary! PART TWO: Bring Them to Life – Deep Dive into Character Creation. Build entire beings from scratch in this writing workshop focused on character building. Get ready to play; exercises from a variety of mediums will engage your pen(cil)! Create a cast of characters for your next project or to file away. All mediums welcome, no writing experience necessary! PART THREE: What’d You Say? – Deep Dive into Dialogue. Say it how you want to. Write dialogue that fits your characters. Listen to the world through a new lens. Writing exercises will explore heightened language and everyday speech. All mediums welcome, no writing experience necessary! Instructor: Catia Cunha
*DATE CHANGE NOTICE: Session 1 was originally scheduled to run from 4/4-4/25. Now it will be running from 3/21-4/4.