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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Our Classes

For the Love of Flowers


with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Mar 7, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Burst Your World with Color!

Grow the perfect flower garden and learn what you can do today to get started. Explore plant choice and placement, soil preparation and how to grow the best bouquets ever! Cover weather and how it affects your garden and maintain it throughout the growing season. If you love flowers, inside and out, you won't want to miss this workshop!

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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Estate Planning


with Eleanor L Dominguez

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Documents Families Should Have!

We all need a Last Will, Testament, Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive and HIPAA Authorization. Learn the purpose and significance of each and get your questions answered.

Eleanor Dominguez, Esq. has worked at Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, PA, in South Portland since 2014, focusing on elder law, estate planning, and estate administration. In addition, she is accredited in preparing, presenting, and prosecuting claims for veterans benefits before the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Herbs for Neurological & Emotional Health


with Paula Kersch

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Discover the best herbs to support neurological and emotional issues that you're facing. Nourish your nervous system so that the messages that need to get through do and you aren't distracted by 'misfires' that cause pain and anxiety. Dive deeper each week into the creation of your road map for naturally supporting your neurological and emotional health, bringing significant benefits to your everyday life!

Teas and treats included in course fee.

Paula Kersch, trained herbalist and owner of Botanically Curious, offers boutique herbal experiences and products. She can be found formulating herbal blends and tending to her gardens, admiring sustainable foraging and wildcrafts through modern and ancient herbal practices. Her focus on herbal actions and energetics allows her to bring the best in holistic health and wellness.

Live Without Pain & Inflammation
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Live Without Pain & Inflammation


with Sally Ring

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Gain a deeper understanding of the inflammatory response and explore ways to slow down the wear and tear that occurs with age. Receive guidance about reducing inflammation, what anti-inflammatory foods to eat, how much to consume and how to manage stress so it doesn’t affect your aging health. Tuition includes a workbook and snacks.

Sally Ring became a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in 2018 after working in the fitness industry for many years. She enjoys educating, motivating and encouraging people to live healthier lifestyles.

Quick Meals


with Moira Rascati

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

30 Minutes or Less!Create fast, healthy meals for your self and your family. Learn methods that inspire quick meals, including sauted pork medallions, seasonal risotto, sheet pan chicken, a one-pan fish dish, roasted vegetables, shrimp with vegetables and pasta and two salad dressings to go with leftovers.

This is a hands-on class, so come prepared to cook, taste and enjoy! Please bring an apron and a sharp cutting knife.

Moira Rascati, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY, has been a sous-chef at Joseph's by the Sea for 25+ years. She has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.

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The Secret Life of Birds!


with Linda Woodard

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How do birds get ready for a season of having and raising young? Do they migrate to a new location? Do they change what they eat and how they look? How do you prepare for a season of new birds returning from their winter home? What new tools are out there for you? Should you be adding new food resources? When do I take down the suet and put up the hummingbird feeder?

All good questions we will explore together. Tuition includes a voucher for a free bird walk at Scarborough Marsh.

Linda Woodard, an avid bird watcher, has been the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center director for 32 years. She teaches at Maine Audubon and USM on various environmental topics.

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Intro to Meridians & Acupressure


with Mark Gerardi

Calendar Mar 8, 2023 at 6:15 pm

Acupressure is the traditional Chinese medicine technique of placing finger pressure on the bodys acupuncture points to relieve symptoms. Shiatsu and Reflexology are the most common forms of acupressure. Learn the locations of your meridians, or energy channels, and some major acupressure points and how to use them to eliminate physical and emotional pain. We will cover EFT tapping and Meridian Therapy as related modalities.

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

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Companions in Spirit Section II


with John Mark Koerber

Calendar Mar 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Guardians and Spirit GuidesYou are never alone in this life. You have Companions in Spirit to support, uplift and love you as you become your beautiful self. So lets explore guardians and spirit guides together and start a toolbox to help us meet our Companions.

Brother Mark is a minister, healer and psychic medium with 40 years of study and experience. He has been a Reiki Master in Usui Reiki Ryoho and Tibetan Reiki for over 20 years. He is also a certified Life Coach with college degrees in Humanities and Studio Art and graduate certificates in Addiction Counseling and Ministry.

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