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Merrymeeting Community & Adult Education



General Enrichment

Invest for Success

Free

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!

Connecting with Younger Audiences

$155

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.

Investing at Retirement

Free

with Sarah Blondin

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 5, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nearing or entering retirement? Join us to learn the power of having a customized strategy to make the most of your benefits and assets, identify considerable risks, and plan for a comfortable, financially secure retirement.

Immersive Creative Writing

$180

with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 25, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

The imagination is an amazing tool, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the art of creative writing. From short fiction and poetry to full-length fiction or multi-volume fictional sagas, from unique social media posts to original advertising copy, it is important that the creative writer be able to tap into their creative, imaginative core. This class will touch on; generating ideas for a wide variety of writing projects, how to hook the reader’s attention, how to write attention-getting social media posts, the structures of poetry and fiction as well as developing narrative design for stories. You are welcome to bring your laptop or a notebook and writing utensils, whichever you are more comfortable with. But either way, this is an immersive, interactive class, so come prepared to write! Can’t wait to see you there! Join your instructor, writer and author Stephanie Garrity, in taking your stories to the next level.

Inventors from Maine

$85

with Lori-Suzanne Dell

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

From earmuffs to board games, agricultural implements to modern kitchen appliances, and from a national holiday to a worldwide church, many of the greatest inventions in American history were invented in the Pine Tree State. In this course we will examine these Maine inventors, their inventions, and the impact these innovations, and many more, had on our world today. Join us for this informative 3-week class by author and historian Lori-Suzanne Dell.

Ghost Stories for Summer Nights

$50

with Laurie Notch

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 10, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

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.

Journaling for Writers

$95

with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 1, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

A question that is often asked of writers is “where do you get your ideas from?” It is one thing to have an idea; it is another thing entirely to remember it when you sit down at your computer to write. Learn how to harness your writer’s imagination, avoid writer’s block and hone your writing skills by keeping a daily writer’s journal. Your instructor will share tips and techniques for setting up your journal as well as for finding inspiration even when you are not feeling particularly inspired. A blank notebook will be provided, please bring your own writing utensils. Can’t wait to see you there! Join your instructor, writer and author Stephanie Garrity, in taking your journaling practice to the next level.





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