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Firearms Hunter Safety Skills & Exam Day


with Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Calendar Mar 10, 2019 at 8:30 am

Hunter Safety Education options now include an online choice. This option requires students to complete the knowledge portion of the course online and attend an in-person 7-hour skills and exam day (one hour will be allowed for lunch). Students complete online coursework and are provided with a certificate to attend the live class upon completion of an online exam. During the skills and exam day, students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents, and pass a 50-question test with a grade of at least 70 percent. Students must complete the online course and have their certificate of completion prior to signing up for the skills and exam day. Visit to take the online portion, then register with Merrymeeting Adult Education for the skills portion. 

Fun with Gelli Plate Printing


with Deb Arter

Calendar Apr 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you think printmaking is hard, think again! In this one-night class, everyone will make greeting cards, wall art, unique prints, and more. Gelli plates are a sturdy new alternative print surface that works well with die cuts, botanical items, foam printing, hand painting, and offsets. $8 materials fee included. No experience required. No discounts.

Fused Glass Pendants


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Little bits of sparkle and bling will be used to make these beautiful glass pendents. You will learn how to cut and layer glass pieces to make these one-of-a-kind sparkling jewels. Students will pick up their fired pieces at the Merrymeeting Adult Ed office. Each student will create two pieces. A fee of $7 for materials and firing is included in the price. No discounts.

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Guitar Class


with Randy Lindsey, MMA

Calendar Mar 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

New guitar? New Year's resolution? New hobby? There is a place for everyone in our guitar class, whether you are strictly a beginner or are ready to expand your knowledge and improve your skills. With over 50 years of performing and teaching, Randy is adept at meeting the needs of every student. Young people are invited, too, if accompanied by an adult. Come join our fun and informative class this Spring. New students - $20 material fee paid to instructor. No class April 15 and May 27.

HeartFelt Zipper Pins


with Lonie Ellis

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Just in time for Valentines Day these felted pins are a sweet gift for a loved one or to make one for youself. Learn how to to use recycled zippers and wool to make these heartfelt treasures. Price includes a $5 materials for this LOVEly pin! No discounts.

Hoopla Hat


with Zoe Howell-Martin

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Knit a beautiful colorwork hat to keep you warm through winter. A great next step in colorwork for those who have just ventured into this type of knitting or for the advanced beginner. Learn to read charts and to knit an optional Latvian braid. Must know how to do a long-tail cast on and knit in the round. Required materials: purchase the $5 pattern from, two colors of worsted weight yarn - full skein of the main color and 50 yards of a contrasting color, 16” circular needle to obtain gauge (suggested size US 6), 1 set double pointed needles in size needed to obtain gauge, 16” circular in two sizes smaller than gauge-size needle (suggested size - US 4), 6 stitch markers.

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Illustration for Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Continued Studies


with Vance Bessey

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

For those who have taken the Introduction to Comic Illustration course, as well as those who are finding their own way, this class will delve deep into the skills of narrative art and storytelling, preparing you to create your own stories in comic book form. Emphasis on writing the script and presentation of your ideas for potential publication. Students should bring a pad of drawing paper and pencils.

In the Dough, In the Know


with Deb Arter

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Who can resist the smell of fresh bread baking? We will learn how to mix, knead, proof and shape basic yeast dough. Participants will learn how to create cloverleaf rolls, butter crescents, cinnamon swirls, tea rings and whole-wheat rolls as well as an economical savory braid that comes together quickly. You will learn what gluten is all about! Various yeast bread recipes will be shared and discussed. Each student will go home with a basket of yummy warm samples. All baking levels are welcome for this hands-on class. Bring an apron, rolling pin, cutting board and a plastic tub to fill and take home. Winter in Maine is made for an activity like this! $10 material fee included in price of class. No discounts.

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