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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes



with Rita A Braceland

Calendar Feb 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Start Your Own Business!

We will answer the five most important questions that will come up many times in planning your business: Who are you? What will you offer? Who will be your customers and competition? What are the cost estimates? How will the customers know about you? Tuition includes print materials.

Leave with resources and an action plan to get started on creating your own business.

Jill Braceland has been designing and delivering management and writing tools seminars for more than 30 years. She has a reputation for offering interactive, practical seminars in an easy, friendly manner.

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Companions in Spirit Section I


with John Mark Koerber

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Guardians and Spirit GuidesYou are never alone in this life. You have Companions in Spirit to support, uplift and love you as you become your beautiful self. So lets explore guardians and spirit guides together and start a toolbox to help us meet our Companions.

Brother Mark is a minister, healer and psychic medium with 40 years of study and experience. He has been a Reiki Master in Usui Reiki Ryoho and Tibetan Reiki for over 20 years. He is also a certified Life Coach with college degrees in Humanities and Studio Art and graduate certificates in Addiction Counseling and Ministry.

Full Course

Head, Neck & Shoulder Massage


with Anita Harris

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Everyone loves a massage!

It can alleviate sore muscles, stress and even help you relax and sleep better. Experiment with basic techniques for releasing head, neck and shoulder tension. Learn techniques and acupressure points on the hands, face and shoulders that will relax muscles, clear sinuses and achieve ultimate relaxation. Come with another registered student or solo, as there will be others to work with. Course fee is per person.

Anita Harris, professional massage therapist, has been captivated by natural healing for the past 30 years and has worked extensively with numerous chiropractors and alternative healers.

Setting Boundaries


with Jennifer Greiner

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Finding it difficult to place boundaries & keep them? The first step is to Identify where you need boundaries.

Cover tips & tools on setting them YOUR way and for following through, upholding and reinforcing them!

Your pre-work is to think about these questions to know relationships, situations & areas that need boundaries, whether with yourself or others.

Bring a notebook & pen.

Jennifer Greiner, of Divine Vitality uses a unique approach of professional counseling and essential oil wellness to integrate alternative, natural methods into your health & lifestyle.

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Intro to Kempo Kickboxing


with Gilbert (Gil) Doughty

Calendar Feb 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of American kickboxing, a full-body strengthening martial art with origins in Far East Asia designed for any age, body type or skill level. Movements include punching, kicking, deflections and evasions, and incorporating well-distributed balance and energy-efficient techniques. Wear sneakers and comfortable athletic clothing. Bring a yoga mat for stretching, if desired. Proof of registration required.

Sensei Gil Doughty began practicing martial arts in the 70s. He has trained with Maine Karate Association founder Sensei Reggie Groff, Master Seung Ook Choi of Choi's Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do, and Sensei Bruce Cross & Master Steve DeMasco of Villari's Shaolin Kempo.

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FREE Info Session for Shades of Ireland Fall 2023 Tour


with Andrew Leighton

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Fall 10 Day Tour

Please join us for an information session about your Ireland trip with Andrew Leighton from Collette Tours. If you are unable to make the info session click here for a zoom video version from Andrew! Shades of Ireland

From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, experience Ireland’s charms on a journey through the Emerald Isle. A vibrant blend of captivating culture and stunning nature, this is the Ireland you’ve always imagined. This is the Ireland waiting for you!

For more info and/or to register for the tour please click

Collette Guided Travel considers everyone who travels with them to be their personal guest and their itinerary shows it! Every moment matters to them because it matters to you. This may be because they are a family owned company that has been in business for 100 years. Choosing Collette comes with benefits that take your guided travel experience to another level. Our inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special.

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Culinary Knife Skills Section II


with Moira Rascati

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Become 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 or losing flavor and never again cry when cutting an onion. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen and finish with a lesson on honing and sharpening. Bring a sharpened paring knife, French knife, and sharpening steel if you have one.

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.

Full Course

Recycled Papermaking


with Alexandria Kane

Calendar Feb 15, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join ecomaine in making handmade paper! Dig into your recycling bins and create one-of-a-kind cards, seed paper or journals pressed with native flowers. Try your hand at recycling and make new from old.

Note: If you want to make seed/floral paper, please bring wildflower/herb seeds and flowers.

Alex Kane, BA in Environmental Planning & Policy from USM, is an environmental educator at ecomaine. She has a background in horticulture and received her AAS in Horticulture from SMCC. She prefers a hands-on approach to a thoroughly engaging type of learning.

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