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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

New Computer User Workshop 102


with Jeanne Cassidy

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

Have you ever wanted to use a computer but didn’t know where to start? Intimidated by the technology or feel like you are missing out? Learn this new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the basic building blocks to become comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. The following two-hour workshops are prerequisites for other introductory courses. In class laptops provided.

Navigating the Internet: Become a whiz at creating and using bookmarks and searching with a popular browser. A brief introduction to Windows 10 navigation will also be presented.

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.

Line Dancing


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Line dance to a variety of rhythms: Latin, country standards and even the Electric Slide. Get a great cardio workout while learning to dance to your favorite songs! Requests will be taken for specific dances and/or music the first night, and dances taught will be in response to these requests whenever possible. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. No partner is required for this fun, energetic class. No class 2/20.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching for many years and dancing for more than 20. She loves to share the joy of dancing with her students.

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Night Club Two Step


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Are you looking for a versatile slow dance that can be used at weddings, parties and on small dance floors? Need a simple rhythm with a romantic feel? Learn the basics of this fun, flirty dance that you can use with almost any love song. Fee is per couple so bring your partner and get ready to move! Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. No class 2/20.

Elizabeth Richards thinks dancing is a great way to socialize, get a little exercise and have a lot of fun. She has been sharing her love of dance with students for nearly 20 years.

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A Tour of Natural European Wines


with Gene A Barber

Calendar Feb 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Some of Italy's most exciting wines come from the regions of Umbria. Explore these incredible wines and taste reds and whites made from grapes you have never heard of! These wonderful farms produce a small amount and export even less. Enjoy sampling four different village wines paired with light, healthy appetizers courtesy of Vic & Whit’s.

Gene Barber, a wholesale rep for Devenish wines, started his first wine tasting club in 1974 and has been an avid student ever since. He deals primarily in low-yield, low-production wines that are sustainable, organic and natural.

Free Info Session for CRMA Program


with Jennifer Courtois, RN

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 5:30 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! Registration is required.

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 in hospital, home health, diabetes & community education and 10+ years teaching CNA, PSS & CRMA in both the classroom & clinical areas. She currently works at an assisted living facility in Saco.

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Crochet a Basket


with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Know how but are tired of making blankets and pot holders? Join us for some basic crochet skills and leave with a completed basket. Tuition includes basket pattern, materials and instructions. Required: One size K or L crochet hook.

Meleena Erikson has been crocheting for over 15 years and currently sells the items she creates in her Etsy shop. She has over 10 years of experience teaching college and adult education courses.

Beyond the Recipe


with Robert E Cyr

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Not all recipes need to be by the book. Spontaneous creations with leftovers can save a lot of time and money. Explore how to transition and simplify making healthy recipes on your own utilizing odds and ends. Create impressive, tasty dishes for your family anytime with the ingredients in your fridge and a few spices from your cabinet. Recipes will allow you to maximize the menu for multiple uses - dinner, snack, or dessert. This is a demo/discussion class so come prepared to taste and enjoy!

Robert Cyr, producer & host of the TV show “Cyriously Fit”, author of the self-help health book, Zombie Truckers, a registered & certified Holistic Health Coach, organic farmer and personal chef. He is passionate about sharing nutrition, cooking and fitness knowledge while empowering people to create lifestyle habits for living a happier, healthier life.

MaineCare Eligibility, Benefits & Estate Recovery


with Martin C Womer, Esq.

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know! Learn the eligibility requirements for MaineCare long-term care (nursing home) benefits and estate recovery. Discover how an individual, married or single, becomes eligible and how to, in general terms, become eligible without unnecessarily impoverishing the spouse or losing one’s life savings.

Martin C Womer, Esq. is the founder and an elder law attorney with the ME Center for Elder Law in Kennebunk. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, VA Pension eligibility, estate planning, guardian and conservatorships, trust and estate settlement.

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