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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

College Transitions PM Info Session


with Liis Nigol, MEd

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Come to this FREE Info session and bring all your questions about our no cost college certificate program. See what options are there to support your transition into college.

This session meets on Tuesday, 4-6 PM, January 14th. 2020.

Register by calling our Saco Learning Center at 207-282-3846 or the OOB/Saco Adult Ed office at 207-934-7922 or visit You can also email our Student Services Coordinator at for more informationRegistration required as space is limited.

What is the College Tansitions Program?

Our no cost College Transitions Certificate program is intended to prepare students with the skills to help them succeed in college. Special attention will be paid to the application process and financial aid, as well as fundamentals such as note-taking and study skills. Guest speakers from various local organizations and two college visits will also be included in the schedule.

Students are required to be enrolled in the full College Readiness Certificate Program unless given special permission by the Program Director. At the conclusion of the program students who wish to keep their books may purchase them at the Learning Center.

Learning Center Hours: M/TU from 8 AM-2 PM and W/TH from 8 AM-7 PM. (207) 282-3846

Outboard Motor Repair I


with Michael L Luchetti

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Take the mystery out of using and maintaining your outboard motor. Get hands-on help with the basics of troubleshooting while working with the gear case, cooling, fuel and ignition systems. Bring your own 6-horsepower or less outboard motor, diagnose the problem and repair it! Yearly maintenance will also be covered. Some outboards will be available to repair. Be prepared to get your hands dirty. Instructor will supply all tools or bring your own. Tuition includes cleaning/maintenance materials.

Note: Replacements parts available for purchase at time of use.

Mike Luchetti, of Vintage Outboard Restoration, is a former teacher & avid fisherman. He has taught boat/motor repair for the past 25 years and enjoys showing others what he has learned.

Thyroid Health, Naturally


with Dr Aline Potvin, ND

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Hypothyroidism is a common issue for many, particularly women. Medication may help only so much before fatigue, weight gain, brain fog and skin issues begin creeping in again. Join us for this crash course on thyroid function, why medication may not be the only answer and simple lifestyle strategies to get you on the road to recovery.

Dr. Aline Potvin is a Naturopathic Doctor, teacher and healthcare advocate. Working with patients in her health practice in Biddeford, ME she educates & support families to become independently healthy.

Yoga in Your Chair


with David P Campbell

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This gentle yoga class offers all the benefits without the need to get up and down from the floor. Yoga postures are adapted for practicing seated or standing, using a chair for support when needed. You will be guided through postures, breathing and relaxation techniques with a focus on releasing tension, improving flexibility and creating mindfulness. All levels welcome, no prior experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and bring an extra layer. No class 11/28.

David Campbell holds Yoga Alliance RYT 200 and additional certifications in on-chair and off-chair yoga. He teaches at Samudra in Saco and believes the benefits of yoga should be available to everyone.

Intro to Search & Rescue


with Bryan Courtois

Calendar Jan 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Become a Maine Association for Search and Rescue (MASAR) certified Search Team Member. Discuss what it takes physically, materially and mentally to be an asset. When the Maine Warden Service needs help they call MASAR. If you have watched North Woods Law then you have seen MASAR teams in action!

Bryan Courtois, President of Pine Tree Search and Rescue (PTSAR), MASAR Search Team Leader, Education Director for MASAR, Wilderness First Responder and Registered ME Guide has been involved with SAR for over 20 years.

T’ai Chi Level I


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Jan 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basic movements while keeping your focus on breathing and relaxation in this gentle exercise program. T’ai Chi benefits people of all ages and has been proven to reduce the risk of falling by enhancing balance and increasing body awareness. Increased coordination and flexibility can lead to stress reduction and pain management. Wear loose-fitting clothing and comfortable shoes.

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.

Watercolor Painting with Rubber Stamps


with Faith Garnett

Calendar Jan 15, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Using inks, pencils and markers, learn to color stamped designs that look like watercolor. No drawing needed! Leave with one greeting card, one bookmark and a desk calendar. Registration closes 1/13.

Faith Garnett began teaching card making in 2009. She sells original greeting cards at craft fairs and at Seacoast Crafters in Portsmouth.

Beginning French


with Gregory M Downs

Calendar Jan 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Come learn basic French vocabulary, grammar and conversation skills to help you in a number of situations. For those with no previous knowledge of the French language and open to those seeking to refresh their French language skills. No class 2/20.

Required: Easy French Step-by-Step by Myrna Bell Rochester (published by McGraw Hill), ISBN: 978-0-07-164221-7 (approx. $13 on Amazon).

Gregory Downs, holding a BA in French, minored in German at USM. With a strong passion for foreign language acquisition and linguistics, Gregory loves to share the knowledge he has gained.

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