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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

Spanish for Beginners


with Susan Elizabeth Mallon

Calendar Jan 29, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

No experience needed! This course will emphasize the basics of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and help you develop fundamental conversation skills. No class 2/19.

Required: Easy Spanish Step-by-Step by Barbara Bregstein, ISBN 978-0071463386 (approx. $12, Amazon).

Susan Mallon, BS in Spanish from USM, also studied at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She was heavily involved with the Hispanic population at Sacred Heart Church in Portland, ME translating for several families and the Spanish Mass. She previously taught at Carrabassett Valley Academy, Mount Blue Middle School and Lewiston High.

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What is EFT?


with Leah Wentworth

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

Emotional Freedom Technique Tap your way to better health and joy with an introduction to your body’s energy system. Use EFT (or Tapping) to create emotional stability, reduce stress and pain, and create better health to bring more balance, peace and joy into your life. Experience the power of this simple tool and leave with the information you need to start using it!

Leah Wentworth, of Inner Wisdom Health & Wellness, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki and EFT/Tapping Practitioner. She is passionate about creating balance in the body’s energy system and providing guidance to reconnect with inner wisdom.

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Metabolism Reboot


with Mary Moskowitz, MS, CHHC

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

Struggling to lose weight and keep it off?

Learn the three keys to lasting weight loss. Find out the diet myths that are secretly sabotaging your weight loss efforts so you can end dieting forever! Discover a safe way to drop pounds and feel fully satisfied. Begin eating the foods that will support fat burning while avoiding the top fat-storing foods typical in the standard American diet.

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

The Art of Homebrewing


with Gregg Carine

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Get an overview of the home beer brewing process from grain to glass! Discuss the ingredients and what they contribute to the final product, review the steps of the brewing process, basic equipment needed to start, recipe development, evaluation of brews and troubleshooting. Grain, hop, and yeast samples will be brought to show and possibly taste. Last class will be held at a decided upon local brewery. No class 2/17.

Gregg Carine, a homebrewer for 20+ years, is a committed member serving on the governing board of The Portland Mashing Maineiacs Home Brew Club. He has demonstrated at Portland Brewfest, taught homebrewing at Urban Farm Fermentory and organizes the Pro-Am competition for Portland Beer Week yearly since 2012.

Kickboxing for Women - February


with Stacy Strout

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 16 weeks

If you haven’t tried kickboxing, it’s an awesome workout. Punching and kicking helps you lose weight, get fit, de-stress and feel STRONG. At KUMA Fit, we’ve taken it to the next level by mixing up every class using HIIT interval timers and exercises to maximize your workout in just 45 minutes. Beginners welcome! Wear workout gear and sneakers.

The KUMA Fit team believes every woman should feel powerful! KUMA Fit is a place for every shape, size, color and fitness level and we stay judgement-free, respecting your choice to sweat it out! All coaches are here to support and empower you throughout your fitness journey.

Beginner Guitar


with Jason Eckerson

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Playing and learning guitar is a blast and with a seasoned teacher and musician like Jason you cannot go wrong. Focus on the names of strings, notes in the first position and build to learning chords and strumming patterns. Before you know it you will be playing music! No class 2/18.

Required: Nylon or steel stringed acoustic guitar and the book Hal Leonard Method Complete Set with CD (approx. $15)

Recommended: Guitar picks and an electronic tuner.

Jason Eckerson, composer and performer, holds a Master of Music in Composition from UMass. He lives in Saco and plays in several bands.

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Feeding & Identifying Winter Birds


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore how birds adapt to the many challenges that Maine’s harsh winter weather brings to our fine-feathered friends! Discover the migratory birds that visit Maine including ducks and birds of prey. Focus on the feeding and identification of winter birds and the various tools available to help accomplish this. Look for our follow up birding class in the spring catalog!

Linda Woodard, an avid bird watcher, has been Director of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for 18 years. She has taught high school biology, bird watching, marsh ecology and a wide variety of environmental topics.

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Heartsaver® CPR & First Aid for Adults & Children


with Karl Finley, EMT-P

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This instructor-led course teaches the critical skills needed to respond to and manage first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest until emergency medical services arrive. Learn to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies as well as adult/child/infant CPR and automated external defibrillator use. First Aid and CPR cards are good for two years and meets the requirements for child care providers.

Karl Finley, volunteer firefighter for 20+ years with Scarborough Fire Department, is an EMT/Paramedic and worked at the Saco Fire Department for 15 years. He has been the Public Education Coordinator for six years and teaching CPR for eight.

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