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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

Responsible Beverage Server Training


with Alissa Wigglesworth

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training was created by the Maine CDC to give the workers who make decisions about IDs, age, sobriety and their worksheet safety (on top of a host of other responsibilities on their shoulders) the best skills and information possible to protect their customers, their staff and their community. Servers and sellers play an important role in reducing the effects of over-consumption and underage access to alcohol. Public health data shows that retailers and restaurant servers impact preservation of local safety. When you and your team are trained in the responsible methods for serving alcohol for safe consumption, your neighbors, families and community all benefit and experience increased safety and well‐being. RBS training helps you to keep your work environment low-stress and thriving. On top of that, being trained in RBS can help individuals and their establishments to avoid fines and lawsuits.

Alissa Wigglesworth, Prevention Program Coordinator at Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition, holds a BA in Psychology and Substance Misuse Studies from Keene State and is currently working on my Masters of Public Health at the UNE. She has been working in the prevention field since 2019 and has a passion for building community relationships, working with youth, and fostering healthy communities.

Stephanie Masters-Plamondon is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds a Masters degree in Public Health. Stephanie has been working in this role since 2020 and especially enjoys working with partners in the hospitality and restaurant industry as she worked in the worked as a server herself for many years.

Jazzercise! - Spring


with Chelsea Hardy

Calendar May 7, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Build strong, lean muscles by combining a high-intensity dancing cardio session with a targeted toning portion that includes strength training as you explore two class formats: Cardio Sculpt and Power Sculpt. Wear what’s comfortable for you; fitted, flexible fabrics are always a solid start. Supportive cross-trainers or any athletic shoe should work.

Required: Proof of registration. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat.

LOCATION CHANGE to Jameson Elementary, OOB.

Chelsea Hardy has been a certified Jazzercise instructor since 2016. Her favorite part about Jazzercise is that each class is a total body workout perfectly blending fitness and fun!

Making Flatbreads I Section II


with Mary Elizabeth Bailey

Calendar May 8, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Back by popular demand!

Once you taste these homemade, fresh hot flatbreads, you won’t want to buy store-bought ever again! We’ll make pita bread, corn and flour tortillas, and a soft potato flatbread. Make and taste them with hummus, butter, cheese, jam and sandwich fillings. These recipes pair well with sweet and savory items, and best of all, they are easy to make. Recipes provided. Please bring an apron, mixing bowl, spoon and baggies for leftovers.

Mary Bailey, pastry chef and past owner/chef of Thyme and Honey Bakery in Biddeford, is passionate about baking bread and teaching people how to incorporate homemade bread into their daily lives.

7 Secrets to Mindful Organization


with Rozelyn Applebaum

Calendar May 9, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How to Plan, Prioritize & Take Action to Save Time, Energy & Resources

Having trouble setting priorities and making plans? Frequently misplace valuable items amid all of the clutter? Feel hurried and pressed for time? Step outside your comfort zone and develop a fresh perspective to help you transform disorder and chaos into thoughtful organization. Uncover the habits and behaviors contributing to disorder and replace them with time-tested methods to be more prosperous, efficient, content and joyful. With the use of calendars and other planning tools, discover practical ways to complete daily tasks on time, make action plans and achieve your long-term goals. Please bring a pen/pad of paper.

Roz Applebaum has worked in the conference business for 30 years. She is a highly effective life coach and assists her clients in using organizational skills to achieve short- and long-term goals while maintaining the optimum work-life balance.

YardScaping From Lawns to Landscapes


with Alison N Clift

Calendar May 9, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you enjoying your yard as much as you’d like too?

Create wildlife habitat, grow food for your family and protect your local waterways while improving the appearance and functionality of your yard. This workshop will provide you with ways to reduce your lawn and associated maintenance by swapping it for pollinator gardens, edible landscapes, rain gardens, vegetative buffers, groundcovers, wildflower meadows and other natural landscapes you can pick and choose from to make your yard work for you.

Optional: Bring a layout of your yard (copy of tax map, drawings, satellite image, pictures) to start designing your landscaping changes at the end of the workshop with free technical assistance from the instructor.

Ali Clift holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Marine Science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. She is the Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Spring Plant Walk


with Laura Grover

Calendar May 11, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Who is Stinking Benjamin? What's the difference between wintergreen and teaberry? Are conifer needles safe to ingest? The Saco Heath is a very special ecosystem unlike many others in New England! Come and see rare and familiar plants and learn what is edible, medicinal, poisonous, touchable, smellable and best to be admired from afar! In spring time the heath shares treasures such as lady's slippers and trillium, as well as Maine favorites hemlock and bracken fern. Learn to look closely at the world beginning to bloom in this very unique place! This trail, located on beautiful Wabanaki land, is moderately flat and may be muddy in spots, depending on whether we had rain recently. Half of the trail is a wooden board walk with several stopping points with benches. Rain date 5/12.

Meet in the Saco Heath parking area. Walk starts promptly at 9:30 AM.

Note: Please communicate any accessibility concerns at registration and we will ask Laura to contact you to discuss any needed accommodations.

Required: Proof of registration. Bring binoculars, if desired. Wear comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen and an optional brimmed hat or cap which helps with both sun and bugs.

Laura Grover is a plant and bird hobbyist, botanical illustrator for Fedco Seeds, and a mindfulness ambassador. She has led many plant identification and mindful foraging walks for people of all ages. She enjoys bringing people together to look closely in nature, practice mindfulness outside, and be a sensory animal in the woods.

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The Science of Happiness


with Heather S Edgerly

Calendar May 13, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Investigate the science of happiness. Discuss and participate in activities like mindfulness, gratitude and compassion, which have been shown to improve people's happiness and general well being. Make use of science to have a happier, more fulfilling life!

Heather Edgerly holds a Master's in Buddhist Studies and is a certified Fluid Yoga (RYT 200) and Yoga4Cancer teacher. She teaches Buddhism, meditation, and mindful movement classes.

Understanding Social Security


with Sarah Blondin

Calendar May 14, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you wish you had a better understanding regarding your social security benefits? Do you want to make sure you're getting the most out of your benefits? Join us to learn how!

Sarah Blondin discovered her love of assisting others through training in the financial services sector. Her main priorities are developing relationships with individuals and helping them understand how money works and how to make it work best for them.

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