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Merrymeeting Adult Education



General Enrichment

Sailing for Kids Ages 12-17

$295

with Sailing Ships Maine

Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting charts a new course this summer in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine. Students will learn to row a dinghy, set and strike sail, steer, navigate, use a marine radio, operate a small outboard, watch the weather, tie knots, and follow basic safety. The primary instructional boat, the Paul Bolger-designed 25 yawl, is a strong, beamy, shallow-draft cruising boat ideal for Merrymeeting Bay. The decks are wide and spacious and will keep students socially distanced as they spend the week outdoors. Students should bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and wear appropriate shoes (no flip flops). The cost of each session is $295 and includes a one-year membership in U.S. Sailing; U.S. Sailing Small Boat Sailor Certification, full access to the U.S. Sailing Skill-Up App to help students and instructors track individual student accomplishments; National Association of State Boating Law Administrators safety course certification; and a Sailing Ships Maine T-shirt, rope, and journal. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

AGES 12-17

Full Course

Dungeons & Dragons Game Nights

$10

with Ian Scanlon

Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Dungeon Master, Ian Scanlon for an afternoon of D & D. Learn the ins and outs of digital character creation using D&D Beyond as you develop and play your character in this one-shot in-person game. Laptops available. Snacks & drinks provided.

Sailing for Adults

$295

with Alex Agnew

Calendar Jul 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Merrymeeting charts a new course this summer in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine. Students will learn to row a dinghy, set and strike sail, steer, navigate, use a marine radio, operate a small outboard, watch the weather, tie knots, and follow basic safety. The primary instructional boat, the Paul Bolger-designed 25 yawl, is a strong, beamy, shallow-draft cruising boat ideal for Merrymeeting Bay. The decks are wide and spacious and will keep students socially distanced as they spend the week outdoors. The cost of each session is $295 and includes basic Sailing Ships Maine sailing certification, T-shirt, rope, and journal. No discounts.

Maine Driving Dynamics

$40

with Ron Jack

Calendar Jul 19, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics offers drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This 5-hour course includes collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a 3-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings. Those ages 15 to 64 pay $40 and those 65-plus pay $25. *For senior discount, please call 729-7323 to register.

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Beautiful Bouquet of Sunflowers

$35

with Shirley Anderson

Calendar Jul 20, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to paint sunflowers.  Enjoyed by gardeners everywhere this familiar favorite is easier to paint than you think.  A beautiful blue background makes these tall sunflowers pop right off the canvas. Acrylic on 16 x 20 Canvas. Materials provided.

Merrymeeting Lecture Series: The Quill & The Bayonet

$10

with Lori-Suzanne Dell

Calendar Jul 21, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Hour One: This lecture will discuss how Harriet Beecher Stowe came to be in Brunswick, Maine and her life on Federal Street while writing her history-altering novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. The lecture will also cover her visits to Orr's Island which led to her writing "The Pearl of Orr's Island." Hour Two: This lecture will cover Joshua Chamberlain's decision to leave his professorship at Bowdoin College and seek an appointment to serve in the American Civil War and his time spent in boot camp at Camp Mason in South Portland, Maine, in the summer of 1862.

Dungeons & Dragons Game Nights

$10

with Ian Scanlon

Calendar Jul 25, 2022 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Dungeon Master, Ian Scanlon for an afternoon of D & D. Learn the ins and outs of digital character creation using D&D Beyond as you develop and play your character in this one-shot in-person game. Laptops available. Snacks & drinks provided.

Landscape on Location

$65

with Jennifer Linskey

Calendar Jul 26, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Get some practice thinking about foreground, middle ground, and background while enjoying the fresh air at Mitchell Field. In this class I will address how one goes about painting outside, which is a way that I have been painting for over 30 years. If you have an easel and want to paint en plein-air, great! If you'd rather sit on a blanket and draw, that's okay too. Bring the media you'd like to work in: be it oil pastels, oil bars, oil paints, acrylic paints, watercolor, colored pencil, or graphite. I'll discuss materials, set up in the landscape, composition, color, and give you individual feedback and instruction. A suggested materials list will be provided after registering.





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