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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

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.

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Best Ever Veggie Burgers


with Robert E Cyr

Calendar Jun 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Create homemade plant-based burger mixes, a great alternative to store-bought brands. Use the batter for everything from burgers and meatballs to salad and soup toppings. Not only tasty and gluten-free, but made from healthy, real food ingredients. On the menu: black bean burger, quinoa squash burger and tempeh veggie burger. Enjoy trying different tasty toppings and wraps as well. This is a demo/discussion class so come prepared to taste and enjoy!

Robert Cyr, producer & host of the TV show “Cyriously Fit”, author of the self-help health book, Zombie Truckers, a registered & certified Holistic Health Coach, organic farmer and personal chef. He is passionate about empowering people to create lifestyle habits for living a happier, healthier life.

Creating Interactive Cards


with Faith Garnett

Calendar Jun 4, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Make lovely, original, hand-crafted greeting cards! Make two birthday and one get well card in the following formats: one pop-up, one swing and one pop-up pull card. Registration closes 6/2.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells original greeting cards at craft fairs and at Seacoast Crafters in Portsmouth.

Culinary Knife Skills


with Moira Rascati

Calendar May 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Become faster and more accurate with your knife work to create dishes that cook evenly and look professional. Explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts: dice, mince, julienne & brunoise. Chop herbs without bruising them or losing flavor and never again cry when cutting an onion. Learn the tricks of the trade, discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen and finish with a lesson on honing and sharpening your knives at home. Bring any knives you would like to sharpen.

Moira Rascati, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY, has been a sous-chef at Joseph's by the Sea for 25+ years. She has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.

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Ellie’s Easy Soap Making


with Elvira Saucier

Calendar Jun 8, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 2 weeks

Get the basics of adding oils, colors and scent to your soap. Enjoy making soap bars using a clear and/or white glycerin soap base. Leave with two bars of soap, a step-by-step guide to the soap making process and tips on ingredients for tailoring to your skin type. Great for gifts or for your own use! Tuition includes materials.

Elvira Saucier graduated from art school in Russia in 2003. She has experienced many different types of art and her current interests are glycerin-based soaps and sculpting gorgeous berries and flowers from polymer clay.

Forest Foraging


with Louis Falank Jr

Calendar Jun 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Let Lou be your guide as you start your own seasonal foraging calendar. Learn to identify, harvest, process, store and use plants found at their different seasonal stages. Get an introduction to field guides and resource books followed by a trip outside. Try some foraged food samples to help you develop a list of tasty plants you will want to eat. 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.

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Healing Your Soul Level II


with Jennifer J Laflin

Calendar May 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

There are many ways to heal our souls. Learn to see yourself without judgment and with full trust. We will immerse ourselves in experiencing spirit in the way you personally receive messages. Delve into how to recognize your thoughts and how actions slow down our healing process. Explore meditation to help recognize how our past affects our current thoughts and actions.

Jennifer Laflin is a psychic medium/empathic who enjoys working with individuals to assist them on their journey. She provides gallery and personal readings locally and at public venues and fairs.

Intermediate Golf


with James Knowles

Calendar Jun 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Review your game with video, including full swing analysis, chipping and putting, and sand shots. Clubs are provided or brig your own. Register early - this class fills fast!

Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class at Biddeford Saco Country Club. You will be notified of weather cancellations and make up dates, if needed, by 3 PM the day of class.

Required: Sneakers or golf shoes. No jeans or T-shirts allowed. Collared shirts required.

Jim Knowles, a PGA professional for 35+ years, is head professional and director of instructor at clubs in ME and MA. He has helped 100's of players enjoy the game of a lifetime and looks forward to helping many more!

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