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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

Crustless Pork Pie


with Robert E Cyr

Calendar Nov 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Traditional French foods are often loaded with unhealthy saturated fats. Learn to prepare an authentic, healthy gourmet meal with a French twist: crustless pork pie, seasonal squash soup and baked French toast pudding. Get ideas and recipes for holiday dishes you can feel great serving. 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 health book Zombie Truckers, is a certified Holistic Health Coach, wellness instructor, organic farmer and personal chef. He is passionate about sharing nutrition, cooking and fitness knowledge while empowering people to create lifestyle habits for a happier, healthier life.

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Opioid Overdose


with Stephanie Nichols

Calendar Nov 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Be prepared to save a life!

Discuss what opioids are and the risk factors for overdose. How do you minimize the risk of overdose in yourself or those around you, including children? What does an overdose look like and how should you respond? Get answers and gain an understanding of the role of naloxone and its various formulations as you never know when you might be in a position to save someone’s life!

Stephanie Nichols, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the UNE College of Pharmacy in Portland, is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a board certified Psychiatric Pharmacist with 13 years of clinical experience and six as a full time educator.

Quick & Easy Web Design


with David A Chandler-Smith

Calendar Nov 20, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

You don’t need to be tech savvy or spend a lot of money to create a professional site. Walk through owning, creating and maintaining your site while discovering website builders that offer inexpensive and easy to use tools. Tons of possibilities are available to share your passion-there are no boundaries! In class laptops provided. No class 11/27.

Prerequisite: Computer Basics course or equivalent experience, comfortable using the keyboard in a PC-Windows environment.

“The website class was taught in a very helpful & easy to understand manner.” - G. Owen

Dave Chandler-Smith has 20+ years of IT Development on computer systems. Working in IT has allowed him to further his expertise by being exposed to the many software needs of various industries.

Intro to Meridians & Acupressure


with Mark Gerardi

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

Acupressure is the traditional Chinese medicine technique of placing finger pressure on the body’s acupuncture points tp relieve symptoms. Shiatsu and Reflexology are the most common forms of acupressure. Learn the locations of your meridians (energy channels) and some major acupressure points and to use them to eliminate physical and emotional pain. Cover EFT tapping and Meridian Therapy as related modalities. No class 11/28, 12/12. *NOTE: Date/time changes due to scheduling conflict. Actual class dates 11/21, 12/5, 12/19.

Mark Gerardi, studying and teaching martial arts for 25 years, is the founder of Samurai Fitness and a member of the National Qigong Association. He is also a powerful energy healer with formal education in Shiatsu, Herbalism, EFT, KCR and Reiki.

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Enjoy the Benefits of Self-Hypnosis


with Hugh Sadlier, MEd, BCH

Calendar Nov 25, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to enter a comfortably relaxed, self-hypnotic state and be able to return to that state anytime you desire. Be completely free of conscious mind interference and benefit from, and interact with, your subconscious mind. Simply enjoy the deeply relaxed feelings or work with your inner mind to make changes within yourself and in your life. Bring a mat and/or pillow for extra comfort.

“Mr. Sadlier was very skillful in waking us through this simple, yet informative, process.” - A. Foster

Hugh Sadlier, practicing hypnotherapy for 28 years, has worked with over 3000 people on more than 300 separate issues, including weight management & eating disorders. He practices at Integrative Health Center of ME.

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Intro to Working Out


with Thomas Aikins

Calendar Dec 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Are you intimidated by big gyms? Learn simple ways to work out using typical gym equipment in a comfortable atmosphere with an experienced trainer. An individualized routine will be put together based on your wants and needs!

Required: A pen and comfortable work out gear.

Tommy Aikins has been working out for 42 years, in gyms all over the US & Asia, and has learned about physical fitness from many people, including accomplished bodybuilders.

Move Waste from Your Waist!


with Sally Ring

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

Not all fat is created equal! Learn which fat are more harmful to our health and how to lose weight and keep it off through lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition. Tuition includes a healthy snack and workbook.

Sally Ring became a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in 2018, after working in the fitness industry for many years. She enjoys educating, motivating and encouraging people to live a healthier lifestyle.

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DIY Aromatherapy Shower Steamers


with Kristen Bartlett

Calendar Dec 8, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to make tablets that dissolve in water and give off a soothing blend of aromas that will take your showers to a whole new level! From uplifting to energizing, to clearing your sinuses - create an essential oil blend that is perfect for you. Leave with several aromatherapy shower steamers you can gift or indulge in yourself.

Required: Bring an apron, two 2-Qt size (or larger) mixing bowls, a whisk or dinner fork, a mini or standard muffin pan and a set of measuring cups.

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. Her current loves are mixed media collage, oil painting, Japanese shibori dyeing, chunky knitting and DIY body products.

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