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Vegan Test Kitchen: Talking Vegan

$30

with Jinger Howell

Calendar Feb 24, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Making the switch from conventional cooking to one that doesn’t use animal products can be seen as daunting for some, but if it’s approached as a new kitchen adventure, the experience can be enlightening. Join Jinger as she relates her personal cooking adventure as a 40+ year vegetarian to a vegan cooking advocate. You won’t be cooking this time around and instead, have the opportunity for discussion and questions. Digital handouts as well as a few choice recipes to create on your own. Take the plunge! No discounts. The class takes place on Webex. No discounts.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Creative Writing Workshop

$90

with John Breerwood

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Creative Writing Workshops offer writers the opportunity to get feedback on their work, give feedback to others, and overall develop excellent, holistic writing skills. If you enjoy writing fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, this course will provide you with constructive criticism from not only the instructor but also from the rest of the participants. This platform allows you to learn from other fellow writers, acquire new perspectives, and become more comfortable with sharing your writing. The instructor will also provide lessons concerning dialogue, characterization, narrative voice, publication, and other important writing elements. The class is welcome to aspiring writers of unpublished works as well as anyone who would like the opportunity to write their first story or poem collection. This class will not typically consist of writing prompts; however, occasional lessons may involve them. Class takes place on Zoom. Students must have an audio and video enabled computer, tablet or smartphone to participate.

Beautiful You and Color!

$25

with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Mar 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to select clothing colors that flatter your eyes, hair, and skin coloring. Prior to class, you’ll send selfies of your face to the instructor so she can determine if you're warmer or cooler in coloring. You’ll watch your appearance change as the instructor virtually “drapes” different shades of colors over your photo. In addition to learning about your most flattering colors, you’ll receive general recommendations for eye shadows, blush, and lipsticks based on your coloring. Soon you’ll be rethinking the colors you wear – from clothes to jewelry, to makeup! Candace is the owner of Radiant Image and has 30 years of branding and marketing experience working with a variety of organizations throughout northern New England. Her mission is to apply her wealth of experience to people, particularly women, to increase their self-confidence by helping them feel great about their appearance and their ability to connect effectively with others. The class takes place on Zoom. No discounts.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Chicken Ropa Vieja, Tony Style!

$30

with Tony Garreton

Calendar Mar 6, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

One of Tony's favorite Cuban dishes, this is typically made with beef, but you can make it with chicken or pork. We will pair this with delicious white rice and black beans. As a bonus, you will get to experience Tony's delightful personality and his passion for cooking!  It's fun and a great way to do something with your loved ones far away! You can get the ingredients list at Merrymeeting.org. Tony will ask you to prep a bit before the class starts. This recipe feeds 4-6 people. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access class.

Session I Chaga Facts

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of Chaga. This details all aspects of Chaga "mushroom" (Inonotus obliquus) including where to find them, how to use them, and current science. Many aspects are shown including those most never see. David has collected edible and medicinal mushrooms for 46 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Make Up Techniques for Your Features

$25

with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Mar 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you avoid wearing makeup because you don't like looking "made up"? Have your features changed with time and you’re not sure what to do? In this online class, you’ll learn easy makeup tips that give you an enhanced, natural appearance! By providing a close-up photo of your face, we’ll identify your face, eye, and lip shapes so you can learn makeup application techniques for your features. Bring your makeup to apply what you learn as we go! Class takes place on Zoom. No discounts.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Session II: Make Videos with Your Smart Phone

$35

with Keegan Denery

Calendar Apr 5, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will focus entirely on both shooting and editing simple video pieces on your smartphone, both for iOS, and Android. This course will cover the basics of getting good footage, such as shooting techniques like the "rule of thirds," and the very basics of the various types of video you can record (i.e. slo-mo, resolutions, framerate, etc.). The second half of the class will focus on editing those videos using CyberLink's PowerDirector App. This app is available on both iOS and Android for FREE and has a nice blend of ease-of-use and power. I strongly recommend downloading the application PRIOR to class, just search "PowerDirector" in the iOS AppStore or the Google Play Store. It should be the first result, if you're unsure if you have the right app, just make sure it says "CyberLink" somewhere on the apps page for the developer. The class will take place on Zoom. Please have your device charged in advance of the class. 

You must have a video and audio-enabled desktop, laptop, or tablet to join this class. No discounts.

Session II Farming with Native Plants

$25

with David Spahr

Calendar Apr 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class, he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants trees, and bushes. No discounts. The class takes place on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.





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