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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Jewelry


with Jessica Muise

Calendar Dec 12, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Twist, wrap and loop your way to a necklace or set of earrings using design elements drawn from the sea. Combine found materials with metal and learn easy wire-wrapped loop techniques to create your own unique jewelry. Bring your own sea glass or choose from instructor’s collection. Leave with a completed piece reflecting your creative design and resources to continue making similar jewelry at home. Registration closes at noon on 12/11.

Jessica Muise, a multidisciplinary artist and educator has been teaching and making art throughout New England for the last 15 years. She is passionate about using the arts as tools for social change and serves as a creative economy advisor to several arts organizations and artist-led coalitions.

Full Course

Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program - Live Online


with Jeffrey Carpenter

Calendar Jan 2, 2024

Our community needs individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.

Children with intellectual challenges, autism, and mental health disorders in Maine as well as their families depend on children's behavioral health services. And there is a huge need in our area! A certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) is an essential member of a child's treatment team and has the chance to have an instant influence while assisting children in reaching their full potential.

Gain the knowledge necessary to work with children who need services thanks to this program, and also prepare yourself for employment with local social service organizations. Start whenever you choose, and go at your own pace.

Complete 12 online modules and three live, four-hour sessions, after which you will receive free online training in bloodborne pathogens and certification in child and adult first aid and CPR. Our free remote training program can get you licensed and started in a career that will change your life in just 40 hours.

Required: Must be a Maine resident and at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent to become certified.

Jeffrey Carpenter is the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maine’s OCFS through Woodfords Family Services. He is responsible for recruiting Behavioral Health Professionals throughout the state. Jeffrey will be your host throughout this opportunity by providing answers to any questions that may arise.

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Real Estate Sales Agent Course - Online


with Robert Joslyn

Calendar Jan 2, 2024

Introduction to the Elements of Real Estate Brokerage

Topics covered include industry overview/organization, Maine Real Estate Commission, agency relationships, product knowledge, property valuation, the appraisal process, financing the transaction, contracts, closings and federal and state laws. Fee includes textbook PDF (hard copy available from Center for Real Estate for an additional fee), one year of access to the course, instructor feedback after the three quizzes and the final exam and twice monthly Q&A drop-in sessions via Zoom. A certificate of completion is awarded with a grade of 75% or above, required for the state licensing exam ($85 fee), which must be taken within one year of satisfactory course completion. When you affiliate with a real estate agency and apply for your license, there is a $100 fee, along with a $21 criminal records check fee. Some companies offer to pay this fee when you affiliate with them.

Required: Attendees must be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or equivalency to get a license but a diploma is not required.

Bob Joslyn has been a licensed real estate broker in Maine since 1988, and for the past eight years he has been a solo agent at Keller Williams Realty in Greater Portland. He has had the honor of giving numerous buyers and sellers the knowledge they need to make wise real estate decisions during that time! Moreover, Bob has been a professor at Husson University for over 20 years, where he has instructed many business courses in both traditional classroom settings and online formats.

Country & Latin Line Dancing Section I


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Jan 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn a few line dances to bust out when a line dancing opportunity presents itself or simply because you want to try something new! Discover classic country line dances and popular Latin rhythms, including rumba, cha cha, salsa and more, in this fun, energetic class! Specific music and pattern requests will be taken the first night and taught whenever possible. All levels welcome! No partner required.

Required: Proof of registration. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching dance for more than 20 years. She loves watching the moment that steps 'click' for her students.

Full Course

Just Swing for Beginners


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Jan 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Enjoyable and simple to learn, single-time East Coast swing is entertaining for dancers of any age. Pick up the fundamentals and build your repertoire while learning numerous turns and additional steps. Develop the self-assurance you need to get out on the dance floor and show your stuff! Course fee is per couple (only ONE registration required) and we will not be changing partners in this class.

Required: Proof of registration. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching dance for more than 20 years. She loves watching the moment that steps 'click' for her students.

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Jazzercise! Section I


with Chelsea Hardy

Calendar Jan 9, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Build strong, lean muscles by combining a high-intensity dancing cardio session with a targeted toning portion that includes strength training as you explore two class formats: Cardio Sculpt and Power Sculpt.

Required: Proof of registration. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat, wear workout gear (comfortable, fitted, flexible fabrics are suggested) and supportive cross-trainers or athletic shoes.

Chelsea Hardy has been a certified Jazzercise instructor since 2016. Her favorite part about Jazzercise is that each class is a total body workout perfectly blending fitness and fun!

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Bundling Up with Beanies


with Myriah Davis

Calendar Jan 10, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Make mittens and hats to keep you warm when the snow begins to fall. Learn to read patterns and create stitches as you craft simple hats in the beanie style and full mittens or fingerless gloves. For knitters or crocheters of all skill levels! Patterns provided by instructor.

Required: Please bring one 5 OZ or larger skein of worsted weight yarn in a color of your choosing, a 5mm crochet hook or circular knitting needle, sharp scissors and a yarn needle.

Myriah Davis has more than 20 years of crochet experience. Since 2017, she has owned and operated Davis Arts, a pop culture-based art business where Myriah creates patterns and finished fiber-crafted pieces based on characters from popular films and television series. Myriah's goal is to share her enthusiasm for all things yarn, but especially crochet, with everyone she meets.

Boat America


with James Katz

Calendar Jan 10, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

For all boaters on inland and coastal waters.This all-ages course is approved by the State of Maine and meets the requirements of the new law requiring boater education for operators between 16 and 25 years of age on inland and coastal waters out to the three mile line. This is the National Association of Boating Law Administrators approved course, honored in all states, on inland and coastal waters, where boater education is required. Course ID Card must be carried when operating on the water. Please bring a notebook/writing utensil.

James Katz, holds a BA from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. He has been a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary since 1996 and currently holds certification as a Navigation Specialist, Instructor, Vessel Examiner and Safety Patrol Boat Coxswain.

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