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Grilling Extravaganza


with Chris Toy

Calendar Jun 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nothing tastes better than a backyard barbecue! Learn new tricks for classic grilled foods. Chris will teach his favorite open-fire recipes straight from the restaurants where he was trained. The class will include steak, chicken, grilled fish, Portobello mushrooms, grilled corn on the cob, and grilled vegetables. Bring your appetite and kick off the summer with style! Don’t forget to bring containers to take home any leftovers! $10 food fee included in the cost. No discounts.

Hand-piecing & Hand-quilting


with Susan Fides

Calendar Jul 29, 2018 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

No need to lug around a heavy sewing machine when traveling or going to camp or cottage! This is a portable way to continue quilting when not at home, or when you want to sit and stitch while watching television. First week the class will meet for one hour from 1-2 PM, weeks two and three class will meet for two hours from 1-3 PM

Herbs for your First Aid Kit- Make your own healing salve!


with Katie Munn

Calendar Aug 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you spend a lot of time outside in the summer? Do you travel a lot? Would you like to know what the go-to herbs are to have on hand? If so come join Katie Munn for this interesting class that will discuss common herbs that are wonderful to have on hand for everything from scratches, cuts, burns to headaches or diarrhea. At the end of class we will all make our own healing salve to take home to put in our first aid kit! No discounts.

Hurricane Island Artist Retreat


with Deb Arter

Calendar Aug 1, 2018

Have you ever wanted to attend an art retreat adventure on a beautiful island in Maine? Come join Artist and Instructor, Deb Arter, for a 3 day summer art workshop on beautiful Hurricane Island. Come experience the beauty, serenity and sparkle of light off the ocean, the shadows of tall trees in the woods and the sound of the surf and gulls overhead. Walk the island trails and be inspired by the beautiful vistas including beaches, cliffs, quarries, gardens, woodland meadows and remnants of the old historical settlement. Students are welcome to bring acrylic, watercolor or oil paints. The instructor has an MFA in Visual Arts and has been teaching for over two decades. Deb will be incorporating plenty of time for paint sessions, lessons, critiques, demonstrations and casual evening art night get-togethers. We will leave Rockland at 10:00am Wednesday morning and arrive at Hurricane Island in about one hour. We will have an orientation and snack; settle into the bunkhouse followed by a hearty lunch and our first paint session. We will leave Hurricane Island at 3:00pm Friday for our boat ride back to mainland Rockland. Fee includes: two-nights lodging in rustic camp-style bunkhouses; 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 snacks and 2 dinners of delicious, wholesome food, some grown in the gardens on the island; instruction and round trip boat transportation from Rockland, Maine (mainland) to Hurricane Island. Participants are asked to bring their own art supplies including portable easel, bedding with pillow and good walking shoes. Electricity is only available in the Maine Dining Hall and in the learning space, the Swallow’s Nest where students will be meeting. All information regarding boat schedule, what to bring and where to go will be sent to participants. For more information about Hurricane Island go to their website http:// Registration is first come first served. Limited to 12 participants. Special food requests accepted. Register through Merrymeeting Adult Education. Deposit of $250 due at registration remainder due prior to June 1st. No discounts. 

Impressionist Portrait Painting


with Missy H. Dunaway

Calendar Jul 2, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks
See the world as your favorite Impressionist painters did! Students will learn the basics of oil painting, including how to lay out a palette, mix colors, and render the nuance of color in natural light. This class combines principles learned in Missy’s Portraiture for Beginners class and Impressionism for Beginners class. We will render a clothed model in oil paint outdoors to study the effects of sunlight on skin, while continuing our study of the human form and capturing likeness. Classes will be held outdoors weather permitting. $15 model fee is included in the cost of the course.

Intro to Tarot


with Rose Morris

Calendar Jul 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in the history of the Tarot and the story of the cards? We will briefly discuss all the aspects of the cards including Numerology, Astrology, Symbology and color themes throughout the cards and how they connect to the study of Qabalah. You will learn the difference between the Major and Minor Arcana and the stories of them both! No discounts.

Just Once Piano on a Summer Evening


with Don Pride

Calendar Jul 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. What better way to spend your summer than making music on your piano! Required materials fee of $29 for workbook and code for practice download is collected in class by the instructor. No discounts.

Meatless Mondays & Delectable Eating #1


with Sara Cromwell

Calendar Jul 10, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Meatless Monday is an international campaign that encourages people to avoid eating meat on Mondays to improve their health and the health of the planet. We are here to help you figure out creative and delicious ways to be part of the movement. Join Sara as she introduces healthy vegetarian recipes We will be making roasted cauliflower steaks, meatless tacos, mushroom lentil sloppy joes, best black bean burger, and some quick sauces for pasta.  With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and quick enough to get on the table on busy nights. Cost includes $10 food fee. No discounts.

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