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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

ZOOM 101 - Ongoing

Calendar May 1, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 9 weeks

Now that we've caught your eye, please follow the links below to feast on the wonderfully easy to use Zoom program.

Get started online with screen shots and videos - so you can Zoom your way to a great learning experience, an online party, chat with friends, take an excercise class or anything one can imagine!

Getting Started with Zoom 

Joining A Meeting

Visit our ONLINE CLASSES page - get ready for a whole new world! Try other FREE classes and get comfy with your Zoom chops!

(Photo by Gabriel Benois on Unsplash)

DIY Halloween Card Kit


with Faith Garnett

Calendar Sep 25, 2020

When you can’t give someone a hug, send them a card! And what says you care more than a homemade card? 

Receive a DIY card kit that includes nearly everything you need to make three cards: a card base precut and scored, coordinating papers, a decorated envelope, all images pre-stamped, with die-cuts and sentiments. Each card will come with a blank sentiment piece should you wish to put a different sentiment on the card. All you need is your favorite adhesive, markers or colored pencils, scissors or Exacto knife. 

Halloween kit includes 3 cards:

1 bendy card (folds flat for mailing) card,

1 pivot card with haunted house that opens

1 card with a group of trick or treaters

Also included are instructions, illustrations of completed project and the instructor's email. 

Ordering closes at noon on 9/25 and your kit should arrive within one week from this date. Fee includes shipping costs.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells her work at craft fairs and through private sales.

DIY Tree Care


with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Sep 27, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Trimming and Pruning

Trimming and pruning is an ongoing process for the life of your tree, saving money and giving you a healthier, easier-to-maintain tree. Get the keys to pruning coniferous and deciduous trees, perform inspections and learn what to look for and when to prune. Proper cutting angles, how much to cut, caring for cuts, personal safety and tools for tree care will be covered.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

Rob Moody has extensive knowledge from nursery development & landscape design to irrigation installation & engineering. He has worked at Moody's Nursery for 35+ years and was President of MELNA.

Will run

Beginner Digital Photography


with Geri Lynn Smith

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

with your Digital SLR

Get all the benefits your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera has to offer. Learn to take a photograph by understanding and practicing the controls of your camera. Gain an understanding of composition and design and how to download and edit your photos to make them ready for distribution. No class 10/12. (Day/date changed from original schedule.)

Required: Masks and physical distancing. DSLR camera, fresh batteries, a memory card and your questions!

Recommended: Laptop computer (no WiFi access).

Note: This class is not for point & shoot only digital cameras.

Geri Lynn, an award-winning photographer shooting in the New England area, shares her knowledge from personal experience through practical application and entertaining anecdotes.

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Tai Chi Level I


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Sep 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basic movements while keeping your focus on breathing and relaxation in this gentle exercise program. Tai Chi benefits people of all ages and has been proven to reduce the risk of falling by enhancing balance and body awareness. Increased coordination and flexibility can lead to stress reduction and pain management. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. No class 10/12.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

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

Full Course

Workshop 103 - Email


with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Sep 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Email: Create your own email address, compose, send & reply to messages. Become comfortable with basic Gmail setup and functions so you can communicate using email with ease.

Required: Masks and physical distancing.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industry. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Full Course

Free Info Session for CRMA Program


with Jennifer Courtois, RN

Calendar Sep 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Your instructor, Jennifer Courtois, RN, will inform you about our certificate program and answer all your questions about the industry. If you are thinking about a new career, this is a great way to get started - and it’s FREE to explore in this info session! (Day/date changed from original schedule.)

Required: Masks, physical distancing and registration.

Note: Participants must be 18 or older to enter this certificate program. A High school credential is not needed and background checks are not required.

Jennifer Courtois, RN, has 40 years of nursing experience, from hospital, home health, diabetes & community education and 10+ years teaching CNA, PSS & CRMA in both the classroom & clinical areas. She currently works as a consultant for an assisted living facility in Saco and full-time as a nurse educator at Group Main Stream in Westbrook.

Will run

Essentials of Immune Health - Live Online


with Mary Moskowitz, MS, CHHC

Calendar Sep 30, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Immune development begins before birth and a variety of factors influence its activity, both positively and negatively, throughout the life cycle. When these areas are out of balance it puts a tremendous burden on your immune system, leaving you vulnerable to disease. Develop a proactive plan to build immune reserves and strengthen your immune system. This class is especially recommended for those with immune challenges that include: allergies, asthma, eczema, Hashimoto's disease, frequent infections, Lyme, rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. Registration closes at noon the 1st day of class.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit

Mary Moskowitz, MS, CHC, is a board certified Integrative Health Coach at Mainely Health & Nutrition and at the Integrative Health Center of ME in Portland. She specializes in autoimmune thyroid disease and healthy weight loss.​

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