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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



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Invest for Success

$9

with Sarah Blondin

Calendar May 22, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You work hard for your money. Is your money working for you? Do you have faith in your present investment plan? Learn to manage risk, use compound interest to your advantage and invest wisely to achieve your objectives.

Sarah Blondin discovered her love of assisting others through training in the financial services sector. Her main priorities are developing relationships with individuals and helping them understand how money works and how to make it work best for them.

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Wandering Watercolors

$125
Calendar May 24, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join other beginning and advanced students on outings to enjoy watercolor painting and build friendships with other artists. Learn to manipulate watercolor media and tonal drawing to recreate the appearance of nature with an awareness of forms and their surrounding elements. Our basis will be the study of perspective, composition, value and color. Class location will be discussed weekly.

Prerequisite: Watercolor Basics.

Required: Proof of registration. Required: 1 small tube each: cadmium yellow (light), cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, 1 paint palette (Russel says folding ones are ideal!), 1 round #10 watercolor brush; 1 inch wide flat brush, 1 drawing pencil #2H, 1 eraser, 1 light board or piece of cardboard or portable watercolor easel, a lidded jar of water, folding chair (optional); and two sheets of Arches watercolor paper, 140 lb. cold press, (approx. $80).

Note: Please purchase Arches, as the quality of watercolor paper is essential for handling the techniques you will be taught in class.

Please bring any colors you already have.

Russel Whitten, a local artist and teacher, studied at The Art Students League of New York, Heartwood College of Art, and is a member of The Ogunquit Art Association/Barn Gallery. Students adore his laid-back, encouraging demeanor.

Full Course

Gelli Plate Printmaking

$39

with Karalynn Thayer

Calendar May 30, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn to use gelli printing plates! We will cover a variety of layering techniques in this entertaining printmaking session, incorporating found materials to add texture. Have fun experimenting and creating fun art that can be displayed on its own or used in other crafts or collages. All materials provided.

Karalyn Thayer has a BFA from the ME College of Art with a background in teaching web and graphic design. She creates her art with the use of mixed media illustrations and loves experimenting with at home printmaking.

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Pickleball Taster Section X

$29

with Andra P Yanchenko

Calendar Jun 2, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Is Pickleball for you?

Join us for the basics for those new to the game and absolute beginners. Learn the rules of scoring, court basics, the non-volley zone, common terms, faults, hot tips, and serving—the most significant difference from tennis. Students will be notified of weather location change the morning of class.

Required: Proof of registration, pickleball paddle and ball (approx. $15–$40 on Amazon, deals for packs of 2 paddles), active wear, weather-appropriate clothing, tennis shoes, and water.

Andra Yanchenko specializes in fitness, functional movement, and racquet sports. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, USTA, USPTA, PTR Coach, and YogaFit Instructor.

Biddeford Foodie Walking Tour
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Biddeford Foodie Walking Tour

$65

with Kristen Bartlett

Calendar Jun 2, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine's hottest foodie town offers delicious dining experiences at various establishments like Palace Diner, Fish & Whistle, Nibblesford and Sweetcream Dairy. Tour the town while exploring some of the best spots, learn to order wisely and explore tips for enhancing your dining experience. Expect to stop at 5-8 eateries for samples and learn about more hot spots that make our local foodie scene thrive! Tuition includes food samples at 5-8 stops, map with handout of local eateries, Eat Biddeford pins and Bid-fid stickers! Please note that dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in most instances, as the restaurants decide which samples they will provide.

Note: Tour-goers will be notified of weather postponements by 11 AM in the case of extreme weather. Light rain will not cause cancellations.

Rain date: 6/9.

Required: Proof of registration required. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, bring a bag and money for any extra purchases.

Kristen Bartlett, owner of Alley Oop Apothecary, established in 2020, practices many forms of art and has studied drawing, oil painting, graphic design, and photography. Additionally, she has been passionately immersed in the foodie and holistic worlds most of her working life and brings decades of experience and knowledge about both food and local producers of food through her former work as a local producer forager for Whole Foods Market.

Computer Tutoring Section VII

$59

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Register for a one-hour, one-on-one appointment for your technology needs. Topics include Mac/PC information, social media, email, and attachments. You might need assistance using iTunes, Microsoft Office, the internet, or saving, sending, or editing photographs. Get tips on backing up your work and virus prevention programs.

Because it's your hour and we want to make sure your needs are satisfied, please respond to the brief questionnaire we will send you following registration!

Required: Bring your MacBook or PC laptop, or use one of our Windows laptops.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industries. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Computer Tutoring Section VIII

$59

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 1 week

Register for a one-hour, one-on-one appointment for your technology needs. Topics include Mac/PC information, social media, email, and attachments. You might need assistance using iTunes, Microsoft Office, the internet, or saving, sending, or editing photographs. Get tips on backing up your work and virus prevention programs.

Because it's your hour and we want to make sure your needs are satisfied, please respond to the brief questionnaire we will send you following registration!

Required: Bring your MacBook or PC laptop, or use one of our Windows laptops.

Jeanne Cassidy, MA, CPCM, PMP, has worked with computers for 30+ years in the military and aerospace industries. She enjoys sharing her extensive experience with people who want to become more familiar with existing technology.

Full Course

AARP Smart Driver

$9

with Andrew Grant

Calendar Jun 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

The nation’s first refresher course specifically designed for drivers aged 50 and older. In this simple format, brush up on your driving abilities and knowledge of traffic regulations. Driver distractions, using safety features on cars properly, left turns, right-of-way and roundabouts are some of the topics covered. There are also state-specific rules and regulations in 19 important areas such as construction zones, child safety seats, school buses, cell phone use and more. Help lower accidents and traffic penalties while learning something new since 97% of participants improve at least one driving behavior!

Required: Instructor will collect $25 ($20 for AARP members) for materials.

Andrew Grant, certified Smart Driver instructor, also offers Smart Driver TEK and Car-Fit programs.





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