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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



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Behavioral Health Professional Training & Certificate Program - Live Online

$25

with Jeffrey Carpenter, Your Host

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 30, 2021 at 12 pm, runs for 16 weeks

Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a childs life. Childrens Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maines children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. The need in our area is great!

As an integral part of the childs treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential. We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful FREE ONLINE training program. The training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavior Health services and will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies.

The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace. Complete 12 online modules then three 4-hour live sessions, including the new ethics and boundaries training. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen and First Aid & CPR training, if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours. Registration is ongoing until June 30, 2021.

Registration is open to any individual 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course. Registrants have one year to complete the training. Upon registration, you will receive an email from Woodford’s Family Services with your next steps to start your program. At that time you will be required to send in your high school diploma or GED/HiSet completion along with any college transcripts.

Note: The $25 is a registration/admin fee only. There is no other cost for this training at this time!

Jeffrey Carpenter is the Workforce Recruitment Specialist for the State of Maines OCFS through Woodfords Family Services. He is responsible for recruiting Behavior Health Professionals throughout the state by networking with high schools, vocational schools, state colleges, universities and adult education programs. He is here to help you through this opportunity by providing answers to questions and technical issues, should any arise. He is also a resource to connect you with service agencies once you have completed the training. Welcome aboard!

Beginner Golf Section I

$125

with Scott Mayer

Calendar Next session starts Jul 5, 2021 at 4:30 pm
1 additional session on Jul 7, 2021

Join us for an in depth introduction of putting, chipping, full swing with irons and woods. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early as class size is limited. Masks and distancing are required. 

Required: Bring proof of registration, sneakers/golf shoes and collared shirts. No jeans or T-shirts allowed.

Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class on location.

Scott Mayer is a multiple award-winning PGA Certified Teaching & Coaching Professional and current Director of Instruction at Dunegrass Golf Club. He co-owns The Portland Golf Expo.

Full Course

Mermaid Swim

$149

with Linda Holmes

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 7, 2021 at 9 am
1 additional session on Jul 10, 2021

Explore your Inner Mermaid!

This full body exercise will work your core, strengthen your muscles and have you gliding through the water in a mermaid tail and fin in no time. A summer feel good class for women of all ages (18+) with a musical warmup, aquatic exercises and synchronized fin swimming for beginners. A certified and enthusiastic Mermaid instructor will swim right beside you. In class mermaid tail and fin provided. Limited to 6 participants. Registration closes at noon eight days before the start of class to ensure fin/tail arrive on time. Masks and distancing required when not in pool.

Prerequisites: Must be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

Required: Chart for your Mermaids size/color (see link below) and must be returned as soon as possible. Bring proof of registration, wear swimming attire, bring a towel and goggles, if needed.

Mermaids Sizing & Color Charts

Linda Holmes is a Certified Red Cross Swimming Instructor, a Fin Fun Mermaid U Affiliate, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and has trained as a mermaid in Florida.

 

Outdoor Adventures in Watercolor

$105

with Russel Whitten

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 9, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Aug 6, 2021

Join other students, beginning and beyond, in outdoor excursions to enjoy watercolor painting and artistic camaraderie. Russel will provide training in controlling watercolor media and tonal drawing, re-creating the appearance of nature with the understanding of forms and their surrounding elements. The study of perspective, composition, value and color will play as our foundation. All levels are welcome. Class location will be discussed weekly.

Required: Bring proof of registration. Masks and distancing. One small tube each: Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Ultramarine, Cadmium Red, and Alizarin; 1 Round #10 watercolor brush, 1 drawing pencil HB basic #2, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard and several sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press, a portable watercolor easel and folding chair (optional) (mats. approx. $40-$50).

Russel Whitten, a local artist/teacher, studied at The Art Students League of New York, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students love his easy, supportive style.

Beginner Blacksmithing Level I

$159

with Sam Smith

Calendar Next session starts Jul 10, 2021 at 9 am

Jewelry, Hooks & Hangers

Blacksmith like its 1899!

Join Forged in Fire contestant, Sam Smith, and gain the fundamental skill of pounding iron in this age old craft. Tend a coal fire and forge iron into nails, hooks and simple bracelets to bring home and amaze your family and friends! Space is limited so register early. Masks and distancing are always required. 

Required: Bring proof of registration, wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. No polyester or synthetic material.

Note: Course fee is nonrefundable.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guildmaster of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe with 20+ years experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of Blacksmiths back to 1836.

Full Course

Intro to Mat Pilates

$85

with Kelsie Steil

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 13, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In 10 sessions you'll feel the difference, in 20 you'll see the difference, and in 30 you'll have a new body. - Joseph Pilates

Forever Fit provides a series of classical and contemporary Pilates repertoire that emphasizes movement connecting your body and mind. Proper breathing technique is important along with a basis in core strength while using modifications to keep people safe, yet challenged in their own body. Wear clothes to move in and bring water. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class. Note: Day/date/time has been changed from original schedule (was Monday 7/12-8/16, 4:30-5:15 PM due to studio location change).

Required: Masks and distancing required. Bring proof of registration.

Kelsie Steil, choreographer, dancer, educator and pilates practitioner/instructor. graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelors in Adventure Education and Dance in May 2018. She instructs pilates regularly for Forever Fit and has been working in Maine as a Pilates instructor since 2019. Kelsie is certified through the PhysicalMind Institute and combines her knowledge of dance and fitness in her pilates practice for an experience that is attentive, challenging and empowering.

Beginner Blacksmithing Level II

$159

with Sam Smith

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 24, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Join Master Blacksmith & Forged in Fire Contender Sam Smith at the Historic Sokokis Forge and learn to forge simple bottle openers and a simple candle holder or roasting fork for cooking over fire. Registration closes at noon on 7/23.

Prerequisite: Completion of An Intro to Blacksmithing/Beginner Blacksmithing Level I.

Required: Masks and distancing. Bring proof of registration, wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. No polyester or synthetic material.

Note: Course fee is nonrefundable.

Sam Smith is a Master Blacksmith & Guildmaster of the ME Blacksmith's Guild. Internationally renowned for his work on UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe with 20+ years experience in the craft, Master Smith represents an unbroken line of Blacksmiths back to 1836.

Intermediate Golf

$125

with Scott Mayer

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Review putting, chipping, full swing with irons and woods. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early - this class fills fast! Masks and distancing required. NOTE: Time has been changed (was 5:30-6:30 PM).

Required: Bring proof of registration, sneakers/golf shoes and collared shirts. No jeans or T-shirts allowed.

Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class on location.

Scott Mayer is a multiple award-winning PGA Certified Teaching & Coaching Professional and current Director of Instruction at Dunegrass Golf Club. He co-owns The Portland Golf Expo.





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