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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Personal & General Enrichment

Journaling for Writers


with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Jan 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 4 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.

Beginning Bridge


with Cyrus Kendrick

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Bridge is a card game played by 4 people in a partnership format. It is a fun game to learn, and an excellent way to keep your brain in shape. In this class we will start from scratch, so if you have never played before, or if you played years ago and need to brush off the cobwebs, this class is for you. If you can come with someone to be your partner, that’s great, but not necessary. Each class will have a lecture portion and some play. We’ll start with basic rules and wind up with some advanced strategies.

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Creating Lifelike Fictional Characters


with Stephanie Garrity

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

No matter how exciting your plot is, no matter how developed your fictional world may be, without believable, lifelike characters, your story is going to fall flat. In this course you will learn how to breathe life into your characters as well as what mistakes to avoid by learning about the different types of characterization, how to get to know your character, character arcs, and creating believable conversation that will make them seem real to the reader.

Science Fiction Theater


with Catia Cunha

Calendar Jan 14, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

How do you make science fiction with all the special effects? Explore plays that imagine the future and bring the universe to the stage. This writing workshop will focus on creating characters who are out of this world and settings that could never be.

Invest for Success


with Sarah Blondin

Calendar Jan 18, 2023 at 5 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!

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Message Circles w/ Jeannie: Winter Session


with Jeannie Sullivan

Calendar Jan 19, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Psychic Medium Jeannie Sullivan for a special night of messages from Spirit. You may hear from an angel, loved one, spirit guide, or animal. Everyone who comes will receive a short reading.

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Fundamentals of Beekeeping


with Daniel Dolan

Calendar Jan 19, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This six class course of instruction is designed for those that wish to become a beekeeper. The course will cover the what, why, and how of beekeeping. Topics include but are not limited to bee biology, equipment requirements and setup, seasonal management techniques, diseases, pest management, honeybee environmental benefits, and hive products. The goal of this course is to develop a foundation for new beekeepers to be prepared to keep bees. A course textbook will be provided to each student. Meets in Rm 160.

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Introduction to Beekeeping


with Daniel Dolan

Calendar Jan 19, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This one day introduction course will provide an overview of beekeeping for those considering beekeeping or just wanting to learn more about honeybees. The course will cover equipment required, equipment sources, cost, level of effort required, basic bee biology and care, etc. The course is intended to provide basic background information and a general understanding of beekeeping, to help determine if beekeeping is for you. The course is not intended to function as a full beekeeping course; it is highly recommended that a full "Fundamentals of Beekeeping" course is completed if your goal is to become a beekeeper. Meets in Rm 160.

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