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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

New Computer User Workshop 103


with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Feb 11, 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.

Email: Create your own email address, compose, send & reply to messages. Become comfortable with basic Gmail set-up and functions so you can communicate using email with ease.

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.

Planning a Flawless Event


with Whitney Burdsall

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

Whether you are planning a wedding, baby shower, charity golf tournament or educational conference - there are so many details to manage! Join us for the top 10 tips for a flawless event. Cover everything from the initial budget to post-event follow up, including helpful tools and tricks to keep you from losing your mind! This class is fun, informative and will give you the tools to manage any kind of event you are planning.

NOTE: Rescheduled from original date of 1/28/2020.

Whitney Burdsall, Logistics Director for Green Tree Event Consultants, has 15+ years experience in event planning and is also a member of the ME Small Business Development Center’s Advisory Council. From small parties to large scale conferences and fundraisers, she’s done it all.

Crime Scene Investigation


with Saco PD Detectives

Calendar Feb 13, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Reality vs. TV

Get a taste of what really goes on during a crime scene investigation with topics such as: types of evidence, seven S’s of CSI, evidence collection, latent prints, gunshot patterns, crime scene photography and more. Case scenarios are provided to help students understand the complexities of a crime scene, along with practical exercises to analyze simulated crime scene evidence. Registration is required and accepted through OOB/Saco Adult Education only.

Detectives from the Saco Police Department will present this class. The detectives have more than 30 years of collective experience in investigating a wide variety of crime scenes.

Women’s Self Defense


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Why self defense? You never want to use it but are glad you have it if you need it! Stay safe by knowing the three circles of awareness and techniques for escaping from a variety of grabs and holds. Various simple techniques will be shown including how and where to strike as well as how and where not to. Have the courage to give yourself permission to keep yourself safe. This class is not only empowering, it’s also fun. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Mark Gerardi, studying and teaching martial arts for 25 years, is the founder of Samurai Fitness and member of the National Qigong Association. He is also a powerful energy healer with formal education in Shiatsu, Herbalism, EFT, KCR and Reiki.

Bollywood Fusion


with Seema Patil

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Explore the wonderful world of Indian Bollywood dance with fitness moves incorporated for a full body and cardio workout! Indian music will support your dancing and keep you inspired to open yourself to new movements. Enjoy the moves of Bollywood while burning calories. No experience needed! Dress for a dance workout and go barefoot or wear dance shoes. No class 3/10.

Seema Patil, former Indian film, TV & theater artist, was cast in her first TV series at age 12 and began her classical dance training at 14. She has choreographed for many events and keeps up on her art form by attending a Bollywood intensive camp in Saco every summer. Her passion is Bollywood fusion style with a combination of dance moves and fitness training.

Estate Planning


with Martin C Womer, Esq.

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Documents That You Should Have - What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know! Each of us needs a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney, an Advance Health Care Directive and a HIPAA Authorization. Learn the purpose and significance of each and get your questions answered.

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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Installing Hardscapes


with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Learn about walkways and patios: paver and natural stone installation or flagstone, retaining walls: manufactured and dry laid walls, coping with drainage and elevations. Learn easy ways to install and cut pavers, split stone, read the grain of a stone and how to split granite and stone with inexpensive chisels, feathers and wedges.

Rob Moody has extensive knowledge from nursery development & landscape design to irrigation installation & engineering. He has worked at Moody's Nursery for 35+ years and was President of MELNA.

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Intermediate Computer User Workshop 201


with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The following two-week sessions are offered for those who have mastered the basics taught in the New Computer User Workshops. Each class is stand-alone and not dependent on the others. In class laptops provided.

Introduction to Windows 10: Whether you are migrating from an older version or have never used Microsoft Windows before, become familiar with the latest features. Learn to set up your personal computer to suit your preferences, discover how to easily navigate and search, as well as file and retrieve documents and other files.

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.

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