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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



Our Classes

For the Love of Houseplants!

$19

with Grace Ouellette

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Discover the joys of caring for beautiful plants! Find out which plant is the right one for your space and the best ways to care for them. Discuss light and water needs, how to propagate to make more plants and solutions for problems like pests and diseases. Leave with the knowledge to grow healthy plants in your home and with a small plant cutting from Grace’s collection to add to yours!

Grace Ouellette graduated from USM with a degree in Biology with a focus in Botany. She works at Highland Farm in Scarborough and has 100+ plants in her home.

Movie Club Series

$65

with Bistra Nikiforova

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this four movie discussion series we will talk about travel, travel to other places and about the journey of self-discovery through movie viewing. Join us for one or more sessions to talk about how far we need to travel to find out who we are. Our viewing list will inspire and inform our ongoing discussions on how friendships, family, community and society shape us and our perception of who we are. Movies available on Amazon Prime, Netflix and the Libby Memorial Library.

Week 1: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), dir. John Madden

Week 2: Midnight in Paris (2011), dir. Woody Allen

Week 3: Lars and the Real Girl (2007), dir. Craig Gillespie

Week 4: Eat, Pray, Love (2010), dir. Ryan Murphy

Bistra Nikiforova has taught media and communications for 10+ years. She has presented analyses of contemporary American and international films at numerous national conferences and is passionately interested in how viewers relate to the movies they watch.

Movie Club Week 1

$19

with Bistra Nikiforova

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this four movie discussion series we will talk about travel, travel to other places and about the journey of self-discovery through movie viewing. Join us for one or more sessions to talk about how far we need to travel to find out who we are. Our viewing list will inspire and inform our ongoing discussions on how friendships, family, community and society shape us and our perception of who we are. Movies available on Amazon Prime, Netflix and the Libby Memorial Library.

Week 1: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), dir. John Madden

Bistra Nikiforova has taught media and communications for 10+ years. She has presented analyses of contemporary American and international films at numerous national conferences and is passionately interested in how viewers relate to the movies they watch.

Certified Residential Medication Aid Certificate Program

$300

with Jennifer Courtois, RN

Calendar Mar 7, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

CRMAs are in high demand!

This course provides standardized training for professionals working in state-certified residential care homes. State of Maine regulations, standard residential facility policies and basic anatomy and physiology are covered. Discuss common medications, their many uses, common side effects and client response to side effects. Learn safe administration procedures, practice taking vital signs, transcribing physician orders and documenting procedures on the Medication Administration Record in accordance with Maine’s regulations governing residential facilities. Students are required to complete a Clinical Medication Administration of three medication passes for three different residents with 100% accuracy. Full certification and medication pass awarded on successful completion with 40 hours attendance, no exceptions. Course fee is nonrefundable.

Note: CASAS testing is highly recommended before your class starts so register early! Once you are registered, our staff will contact you to set up a testing appointment.

Note: Participants must be 18 or older. No high school credential or background check required. CASAS pre- and post-testing in Math & Reading is highly recommended. Payment plans available for qualified applicants. $100 fee, for medication pass, is payable to the instructor at the time of your scheduled test.

Required: The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Pills Book ISBN# 9780553593563 (approx. $10, Amazon or Nonesuch Books), a yellow highlighter and a 1 to 1 1/2 inch 3-ring binder.

Jennifer Courtois, RN, has 40 years of nursing experience in hospital, home health, diabetes and community education along with 10+ years teaching CNA, PSS & CRMA in both the classroom & clinical areas.

Japanese Sashiko

$29

with Anna Hewitt

Calendar Mar 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

The Art of Visible Mending Learn the traditional Japanese form of decorative embroidery used for mending textiles and garments to extend their life. The basic techniques and simple but beautiful stitches for mending your garments can be both meditative and an eco-conscious practice.

Required: Scissors and one or two garments to mend (preferably woven fabric: denim, linen, cotton or silk - not stretchy fabrics).

Anna Hewitt works to encourage creativity, connection and provides resources for living a less wasteful, more abundant life with a focus on using scraps, odds & ends and stuff that is often thrown away to create something beautiful, useful or delicious.

Upcycled Crochet T-shirt Rug

$49

with Sarah deGrandis

Calendar Mar 8, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Turn something old into something new! Upcycle old T-shirts by turning them into yarn! Now you are ready to crochet your T-shirt yarn into a beautiful handmade round rug. Required: Bring at least old 3 T-shirts to deconstruct. Pay $10 to instructor in class for additional supplies.

Sarah deGrandis, BFA in New Media from ME College of Art, is a formally trained artist and longtime crafter who knows a little bit about a lot of things. She is passionate about learning different crafts and using modern, fun takes on traditional techniques.

Yin Yoga

$49

with Janet Spiegel

Calendar Mar 9, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

A slow-paced, meditative practice where poses are held for 3 to 5 minutes, with the focus on relaxing the muscles and stretching parts of the body rich in connective tissues. This calming and balancing practice supports joint flexibility, reduces stress levels and increases energy. No experience necessary. Postures will be held in seated or lying down positions. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Janet Spiegel, RYT-200 Fluid Yoga, began practicing yoga a decade ago. Her practice/teachings honor the balance between energetic movement and peace and her goal is to support students as they make discoveries about themselves through freedom in body, mind and spirit.

Intermediate Computer User Workshop 203

$39

with Jeanne Cassidy

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

BLURB 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 MS Office 2016 - PowerPoint: Microsoft PowerPoint is a fantastic presentation program. Learn the basic functions and features to create effective, customized presentations for greater communication and impact.

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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