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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

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Winter Skin Care Tips


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine winters are drying to our face and skin, particularly as we age because our skin is less elastic. Get tips on keeping your skin hydrated and healthier through foods, improving your indoor air and changing your skin care routine. Each participant will be treated to a facial Skin-Skan which uses ultraviolet black and white lights to look below the surface layer to identify sun-damage, oily areas, poor circulation, clogged pores, dehydration and dead cells. Lets take a closer look and learn the best skin care prescription for you!

Masks & distancing required.

Candace Sanborn, owner of Radiant Image, has 30 years of branding and marketing experience. Her mission is to apply her wealth of knowledge to people, particularly women, to increase their self-confidence by helping them feel great about their appearance and ability to connect effectively with others.

Country Line Dancing


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Come kick up a leg or two with some classic country line dances as well as dances to current hits. Requests welcome! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes with smooth soles, if possible. All levels welcome! No partner required for this fun, energetic class. No class 2/24.

Proof of registration, masks & distancing required.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching dance for more than 20 years. She loves watching the moment that steps 'click' for her students.

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Latin Line Dancing


with Elizabeth Richards

Calendar Jan 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Love to dance? Love Latin music?

Learn patterns to popular Latin rhythms including rumba, cha cha, salsa and more! All levels welcome! No partner required for this fun, energetic class. Requests will be taken for specific dances/music the first night and dances taught will be in response to these requests whenever possible. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. No class 2/24.

Proof of registration, masks & distancing required.

Elizabeth Richards has been teaching dance for more than 20 years. She loves watching the moment that steps 'click' for her students.

Stretching for All Ages - Live Online


with HanaKyle Moranz

Calendar Jan 29, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

As we age we lose flexibility. Stretching the major muscle groups just minutes each day is beneficial! Discover why stretching is important and how to do it safely and effectively. We'll stretch standing, sitting and laying down, including the best way to stretch your low back, the easiest neck stretch in the world and a great way to relieve tension in your shoulders. Leave with a short sequence to stretch and mobilize your muscles and joints on your own, anytime. Wear comfortable clothing you can stretch in.

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HanaKyle Moranz is a bodyworker, personal trainer and movement maven who specializes in working with people with chronic pain to increase resilience in activities of daily life.

Yoga for Healing


with Heather S Edgerly

Calendar Jan 31, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Utilizing an evidence-based yoga method, this class will focus on the physical and psychological benefits of yoga. Through movement, breath and mindfulness, this practice aims to provide benefits such as increased muscular strength and bone mass, improved flexibility and balance, immune support, and the reduction of anxiety and fatigue. Any snow day classes will be held virtually. No class 2/21.

Required: Proof of registration, masks, distancing, yoga mat, small blanket and yoga blocks (optional).

Heather Edgerly holds a Master's in Buddhist Studies and is a certified Fluid Yoga (RYT 200) and Yoga4Cancer teacher. She teaches Buddhism, meditation and mindful movement classes.

Substitute Teacher Intensive


with Linda Roy

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Substitute teaching is valuable and rewarding with benefits for the employee and the school. Administrators, teachers and students all value good substitute teachers. Whether new to substitute teaching or looking to freshen your classroom presence, this program will enhance key skills & understandings that will lead to your success at any grade level. Through class presentations, discussion and readings we will address behavior expectations, getting and keeping students on task, and building positive relationships. Examine lesson plans at all grade levels, preview what to expect in any day on the job and discuss the role of technology in todays classrooms. Consider the variety of subbing opportunities in special education and review the professional behaviors that will ensure you're kept as busy as you wish.In order to ease anxieties you might have about fitting into the school community, some of the RSU 23 (OOB) and/or Saco School building principals will visit our class for informal but informative presentations. Brief walk and talk principal-led tours of some of the buildings may be arranged. Because good schools share best practices, these snapshots and tips will be easily translatable to any school within or outside of our two districts. Leave the course with a notebook containing the course presentation, relevant readings and resources that will help you on the job. Course fee refunded upon successful completion. If hired by Saco &/or RSU 23 schools, you will receive the highest substitute pay rate for that district. No class 2/22 & 2/24.

Required: Masks & distancing. You must have access to a computer and email and are responsible for completing state-mandated fingerprinting & Criminal History Records Check (additional fees) and an employment application.

Linda Roy holds a Professional Teacher MS. Ed degree and taught primary grades in OOB schools for 39 years. Since retiring she has substituted regularly in our local schools.

Workshop 102 - Navigating the Internet


with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

New Computer User Workshops

Develop your new skill set in a stress-free, nonjudgmental environment. Each workshop is designed to build on the next to give you the building blocks to be comfortable using a laptop keyboard, screen & mouse to navigate between programs, websites and communicate via email. The following two-hour workshop is a prerequisite for other introductory courses. In class laptops with MS Office 2016 provided for consistency. No personal computers please. Enjoy this small class environment for a supportive learning experience.

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.

Masks & distancing required.

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.

How to Write a Book in 3 Months!


with Maryssa Gordon

Calendar Feb 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Want to write a book, but don't know where to start?

Explore characters, plot and the little details that really bring your story alive. Once you write the book, what do you want to do with it? Why publish it, of course! Focus on getting your book out into the world, whether that's through traditional or self-publishing means. Bring a writing utensil and paper.

Masks & distancing required.

Maryssa Gordon, MFA in Creative Writing, is the founder and sole operator of Pocket Editing, a freelance writing and editing business. She recently published her first book Lies Left Behind.

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