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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Topsham, ME

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Career Exploration Workshop
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Career Exploration Workshop


with Erica Quin-Easter from New Ventures Maine, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Join New Ventures Maine in this introductory workshop to assess your career interests, gather information about potential career paths, and research your career(s) of choice, including pay, rate of job growth, potential employers, training required, etc. We will use ONET, an online website of the U.S. Department of Labor, to gather this information. For more information, please call Paul Elisha, Academic Advisor at 729-7323.

CBD Medicine Making


with Stephanie Boucher, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive constituent of the hemp plant, is being used by many to help alleviate a wide variety of issues including chronic pain and anxiety. In this class, you will learn how to create the most effective CBD remedies in your own home kitchen. We will explore the hemp plant’s phytochemistry and extraction techniques, and learn how to accurately dose finished products. Participants will get hands-on experience making hemp-infused oil, salve, tincture, and edibles, as well as take home recipes and a few of their creations. $15 material fee included.

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Certificate in Mindfulness 
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Certificate in Mindfulness 


with *Ed2Go, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the preset moment. When you are mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Today, more and more healthcare practitioners are seeing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness in to their treatments and teaching others in all backgrounds about this valuable practice. In this certificate program, you'll examine the many benefits of mindfulness for both your personal and professional life. You'll also lay the foundation for a career in health and wellness coaching. Harnessing the power of mindfulness, business leaders have found that, in the long run, this practice offers long-term health changes that result in fewer chronic illnesses, which reduces demand on the health care system and results in fewer health-related costs in business. (8 contact hours). To learn more and to register visit this link:

Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing 
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Certificate in Spirituality, Health, and Healing 


with *Ed2Go, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Spirituality, religion, and culture play an important role in health and healing. Health care systems and health care professionals must recognize and understand a variety of spiritual and religious values, beliefs, and practices and their impact on health and healing. To meet the needs of a spiritually and culturally diverse client population, today's health care system is evolving in its approach. Knowledgeable providers who can deliver compassionate, effective care and meet their clients' and patients' spiritual needs are in dramatically increasing demand. To gain a broad understanding of spirituality, health, and healing and to stay current with emerging trends, health professionals who work with diverse religious and spiritual populations will need continuing professional education. To learn more and to register visit this link:

Certified Nursing Assistant
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Certified Nursing Assistant


with Margot Kovach, RN, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 19 weeks

Would you like to become a Certifi ed Nursing Assistant? Th isState-approved 180-hour course consists of classroom time, labpractice and clinical work. Time is spent on the aspects of caringfor patients and residents, diseases and disease processes, andanatomy and physiology. Clinical hours allow the student topractice what was learned in the classroom with actual handsonexperience. Classes are held two nights per week from 4to 9 p.m. for 19 weeks. During Clinical, hours are from 4 to9:30 p.m., and there are two Saturday sessions from 7 a.m. to3 p.m. Th e Certifi ed Nursing Assistant State Competency Testis administered upon completion of the course. To register forthis class, download the application HERE return it to the adult education office, or email to or call 729-7323 to have an application mailed. Ask Paul Elisha, academic counselor about scholarships, by calling 729-7323. See page 32 for information about the RSU 1/Wiscasset CNA program. Instructor: Margot Kovach, RN Tues./Thurs. starting March 26, 4-9 p.m. for 19 weeks Location: Region Ten TechCost: $975

Chakras? Reiki? Energy Work? – Got Questions?


with Mary Maverick, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of your energetic body by exploring popular alternative therapies: Acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic touch, polarity, Integrated Energy Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, CranioSacral Therapy, Color Therapy and more. Bring your questions. You will leave with a good understanding of what these modalities are and what they can and cannot do for you. We will do some fun exercises and you will learn how to clear and balance your own energy centers. Enjoy the positive benefits of having clear and balanced energy. No discounts.

Charting Your Life's Playlist


with Sheila Cohen, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Mar 21, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

"Humans are a musical species," wrote Dr. Oliver Sachs. We may save photographs in an album, but nothing can bring back the richness of experience and memory like music. Have you accumulated a playlist, or collected a treasure trove of records, CDs and DVDs? The objective of this class is to create a storyboard telling your life-story with the power of music! You will create a document with songs that speak to you by creating a personal story board. The teacher will start by giving students a storyboard template that you can fill in with your life's playlist. Feel free to bring your laptops so you can research songs, lyrics, and artists that made an impression in your life! Once you finish you will have an extraordinary playlist to enjoy, share and treasure.

Cheeze Pleeze


with Deb Arter, Merrymeeting Adult Education

Calendar Feb 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

If you want to increase your cheese-ology this class is for you! We will taste test some soft cheeses and review how to serve, store and pair European hard cheeses. Then we will make and share a warm cheese dip before creating a marvelous potato and cheese soup. We will end the evening with Peach Maple Mascarpone Dessert Pizza. You will hear more comments like "More of that cheese dish please!" after completing this hands-on cooking class. Bring lidded containers to take home leftovers. Class size limited.Material fee $10 included. No discounts.

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