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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Personal & General Enrichment

Moving through Life with Ease: the Alexander Technique


with Judy Pagon

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

The Alexander Technique is a practical, educational approach that helps you rediscover your natural ease by becoming aware of the way you use yourself. It helps you observe your own patterns of movement and recognize how they interfere with your natural ease, so you can stop interfering and enjoy freer, more natural movement. Learn to make constructive changes in your life and enjoy more ease in all of your pursuits, whether it’s working at a computer, exercising, gardening, or playing an instrument!

Maine Authors Publishing: Why Cooperative Publishing?


with Patsy Baldus

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You have just finished your heartfelt novel, so what do you do now? You could choose to go with one of the more traditional publishers, or you could choose to go with a current cooperative publishing company that has modernized self or independent publishing. What does this path look like for an author? In this class, we will look at the advantages of belonging to a publishing cooperative, the steps involved to get that book to the printing press, and some of the challenges you will face if you decide to go this route. Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative in Thomaston, Maine, will be used as a model for this presentation.

Understanding Medicare


with Robert Harvey

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you ever felt like Medicare regulations are a black box? There’s an alphabet soup of plans, a book of fine print and a calendar full of dates to remember. The whole thing seems like a mystery with too few clues to solve. Robert Harvey, a Licensed Insurance Agent with HealthMarkets, can answer many of the questions you may have about Medicare, from the beginning of the process on. He will discuss: when you are eligible, what is the timeline for enrollment without penalties, what original Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what additional plans work in conjunction with original Medicare, and your financial assistance options. Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

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Be a Hero. Be a Foster Parent.


with Stephanie Eklund

Calendar Oct 13, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about the licensing process and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents, while also supporting the reunification process. There are also over 100 children waiting to find a forever family. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family.

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Antisemitism, Past and Present


with Howard Solomon

Calendar Oct 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

***LOCATION CHANGE: This class was originally scheduled to run out of Mt. Ararat Middle School. The new location is Mt. Ararat High School.

What is the history of antisemitism, and what does it look like today? We'll explore the roots of antisemitism in early Christianity; its development from the medieval ghetto to the Holocaust; the history of antisemitism in the US and its presence in contemporary American culture.

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Three Fabulous Tools for Getting Hard Stuff Done


with Darreby Ambler

Calendar Oct 18, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you have trouble getting hard stuff done? (Who doesn’t?) Good news: You have a healthy limbic system (lizard brain)! Even better news: You can outsmart that lizard with 3 easy-to-learn tools you can start using right away. We’ll spend a couple of hours learning and practicing these tools, so when it is time to balance your checkbook or pick up your paintbrush, or have that hard conversation you’ve been putting off for months, you’ve got some great, easy to use tools in your back pocket. These tools are effective because they work *with* your lizard brain, rather than against it. Prerequisite: Must sign up with a buddy - you’ll be practicing together. Prepare to have fun!

So You Want To Run An Airbnb?


with Deb Arter

Calendar Oct 20, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that the number of people turning to Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled from just a few years ago?! The revenue earned by Airbnb wonders in Maine was roughly $40 million. If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest house or summer camp for short term rentals, this is a class not to miss! Debra has operated River Escape for two years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb.

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Acadian Arts Fall Retreat at Grey Havens Inn: International Fusion Homestyle Cooking for a Crowd with Chris Toy
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Acadian Arts Fall Retreat at Grey Havens Inn: International Fusion Homestyle Cooking for a Crowd with Chris Toy


with Chris Toy

This will be a fantastic time with an opportunity to choose one of three workshops. “Freeing your creative spirit”, will help you access your authentic self and creative expression using your intuition. Kat Logan will lead you through an opening process and explore your creative self using different materials and exercises. Also being offered is Asian Fusion Cooking with Chris Toy and Watercolor with Mary Laury. This three day workshop will be offered at the beautiful Grey Havens Inn and Restaurant in Georgetown, Maine. Lunches and dinners will be prepared and shared by the cooking class. Each day will begin with a morning meditation offered by Kat and end with a special activity planned by your instructors including a special house concert by Kat on Wednesday evening. International Fusion Homestyle Cooking for a Crowd engages all the senses. Cooking instructor and author of 6 cookbooks, Chris Toy has been teaching Asian themed and fusion recipes privately, for community education statewide, Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School in York, La Roux Kitchen in Portland, and Now You're Cooking in Bath. Together you'll prepare great tasting lunches and hearty dinners for yourselves and fellow artists. Instruction will include selection and care of tools, (knives, woks, cast iron) history of recipes (back stories) , finding, choosing and preparing ingredients (shopping tips) , and techniques for getting great results in record time (tips and tricks). All supplies and tools will be provided..We'll be hands-on so bring your aprons, cutting boards, and hand towels. For more about Chris visit ***$495 includes three days (Monday - Wednesday) of workshops and meals, NOT accommodations.

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