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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

Acrylic Pouring Workshop


with Jennifer Martel

Calendar May 19, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

The beautiful and mysterious art of the acrylic pour is one of the most fun, exciting and unpredictable ways to use acrylic paint! Learn a few techniques, as well as the appropriate additives and proportions to get exactly the right fluidity and results. This is a beginner course that welcomes any level of artistic talent.

Required: Painting clothes or a large apron, 4 ounces each of acrylic paint (any brand) in red, blue, turquoise, yellow, brown, black, white, metallic gold (highly recommended) and any other desired color, a 20 x 12 inch cookie sheet, digital food scale and three 4 x 4 inch and one 8 x 10 inch canvas panels (approx. $30-$50).

Jennifer Martel works primarily in oils, but uses media from charcoal to gold leaf. She is excited to help you save valuable time consumed in trial and error by sharing tips and insights gained over 20 years of experience.

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All About Lyme Disease


with Dr Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA

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

ON SALE - 15% off $19

Learn what Lyme disease is, prevention, recognizing symptoms and tick-borne co-infections. Discuss the controversies and how to ask your doctor to do a proper work up. Dr. McCloy’s approach is to use Functional Medicine to get to the root cause of your medical condition and fix it using natural methods, rather than simply covering up the symptoms with a drug. This talk will be entertaining and informative with plenty of chances to ask questions.

Dr. Sean McCloy, MD, MPH, MA, is Medical Director/founder of Integrative Health Center of Maine and specializes in Lyme-literate treatment.

Animal Communication


with Judith Anne Garbow

Calendar May 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Learn the Skill of Telepathy

Yes, you can learn what animals are thinking! Animals have many lessons to teach us. They have soul contracts with us and are here to help us learn important lessons in our own lives. Learn how to tune into what animals are thinking and feeling and understand their perspective, helping you both to live happy, balanced lives.

Judy Garbow, animal communicator and heath coach, has been facilitating and teaching for 20+ years. She is the communicator at LL Bean’s Dog Days of Summer, has taught privately and at Leaping Lizards in Portland & Freeport, has been on radio and Channel 6’s 207 and written about animal communication for the Portland Press Herald.

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Ayurveda 101


with Jacqueline Boudreau

Calendar May 15, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn to be the best version of yourself!

Ayurveda is all about balance. To start, it is important to understand what forces are at work within yourself and the world, and to learn how to bring those back into balance. Discover how Ayurveda can improve your health and ways to integrate it’s methodology at home as part of everyday living by taking the time to learn the foundational principles. Determine your own unique Ayurvedic constitution (called a Dosha), which will direct you on how to make choices in your health and wellness regimes. Sample some Ayurvedic teas, food and essential oils that will benefit your Dosha. Discuss basic at-home Ayurvedic preventative and self-care routines. Through an Ayurvedic diet, living by an Ayurvedic clock, and developing a custom system of health for yourself, you can become the best version of you.

Jacqueline Boudreau has an extensive background training in Ayurveda, pranayama, yoga, meditation, herbalism, and holistic health. She teaches an array of classes that focus on uplifting, energizing movement, mindful attention and using breath as fuel to navigate challenging opportunities for growth on and off the mat.

Bagel Making!


with Kimberly Chaurette

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

Learn to make fresh bagels using local grains. Kim will teach the entire process: mixing, proofing, shaping, boiling, topping and baking. Discuss local grains and enjoy the opportunity to work with Maine grown wheat. Leave with recipes, a few fresh bagels and a batch of dough ready to be baked at home. Bring an apron or wear something you don’t mind getting flour on. Tuition includes food.

Kim Chaurette, co-owner of Rover Wood Fired Bagels & Pizza in Biddeford, ME, specializes in naturally leavened, wood-fired bagels. She is passionate about baking, using time-tested techniques and healthful, local ingredients.

Basic Outdoor Survival Skills


with Louis Falank Jr

Calendar Apr 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn practical survival skills that can save lives including your own!

Discuss your current survival skill level then build and add more skills to your bank. Our diagnostic scale is Primitive to Prepper. Focus will be on awareness, shelter, water, fire, food and how these are currently achieved daily. Identify and discuss commercially available tools used to expedite those activities in an emergency and experiment making them from the local landscape to achieve the same tasks. There will be indoor and outdoor activities, rain or shine, so dress for the weather!

Lou Falank Jr., owner of Mountain Bear Programs/Guide Service & instructor at Maine Primitive Skills School, has worked And volunteered with programs at camps and schools across ME, NY & PA.

Bath Fizzies!


with Kristen Bartlett

Calendar May 5, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Everyone loves a good bath. Adding a delightful, good-smelling element that explodes into a colorful fizz in your bathtub will make your bath all the more pleasurable. Purchasing bath fizzies, or bombs, can get expensive though, so learn to make them yourself and save money while still enjoying those long, luxurious soaks in the tub. Learn to create fantastically usable bath bombs for yourself, friends and loved ones! Leave with several handfuls of bath bombs, the knowledge & recipe to create these at home and memories of a great crafting experience.

Required: Bring three 2-Qt (or larger) mixing bowls, measuring cups & spoons, a whisk, standard-size muffin pan. Wear an apron and/or crafting clothes.

Kristen Bartlett was exposed to art at a very early age, inspiring her lifelong creative path. With schooling in drawing, oil painting, graphic design and photography, Kristen practices many forms of art and crafts. Her current loves are in mixed media collage, Japanese shibori dyeing and bath fizzies.

Becoming a Notary Public


with Michael Thomas Foley

Calendar May 2, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

A notary’s primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Prepare to be commissioned as a notary public, learn the history of the office, its powers and duties, eligibility, procedures and record-keeping. Applicants must be residents of Maine or New Hampshire residents who are regularly employed or carry on a trade/business in Maine. Leave with all the testing and paperwork completed and ready to submit to the State. License is approximately $50 and is valid for seven years.

Michael Foley, an appointed ME Notary & Dedimus Justice for 10+ years, has notarized countless documents from basic forms to real estate closings an also performs marriage ceremonies. He has been serving his community for over 15 years in various elected & appointed positions.

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