Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Filter by Category



Family, Home & Garden

Build a Raised Bed Garden

$19

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar May 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of raised bed gardening including the different materials available and soils to use for the bed. Discuss flowers, herbs and vegetables and their growing needs to help you design a bed with your favorites in mind.

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.

Buying Your First Home

$30

with Lee Sullivan

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This Maine hoMEworks class covers the entire process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, repairing credit, getting approved for a mortgage, choosing a realtor, property inspections, insurance, the closing process, energy efficiency and avoiding predatory lenders. Learn about down payment and closing cost assistance available to first-time homebuyers, veterans and others. Earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs, including USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please bring a pen, notepad, beverage, snacks and a bag lunch.

Register another person at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

Lee Sullivan has experienced the home-buying process multiple times and successfully redeveloped several bank-owned residential properties. She is a HUD and hoMEworks-certified housing counselor and homebuyer educator.

Will run

Cutting the Cable Cord

$39

with Kevin Neely

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Save $ and increase your TV Options

Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for cable TV? Sure you get movies, sports and sitcoms that you can’t get for free with an antenna, or can you? What is Docis 3.0 and why should you care? How do you set up your network for this technology? What exactly can you save on your TV bill each month? Many cable cutters experience increased options at much more affordable prices. Learn what steps to take to explore this new option in entertainment. Look at streaming companies like Hulu, FuboTV, SlingTV, Netflix, Amazon, MLB, NFL, NBA and more that cater to the needs of this new consumer clientele. Come join us and see for yourself.

Kevin Neely has spent more than 30 years helping people with computer technology. His career of helping adults learn and be comfortable with technology has taken him throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia.

Full Course

DIY Exterior Painting - Do it Right the First Time

$29

with Ronald G Breton

Calendar Apr 10, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Exterior painting involves more than you might think! Get the scoop on the best way to deal with staining decks, stairways, loose clapboards, sanding and caulking. Learn about replacement composites, roller and brush types along with demonstrations on painting technique. Discuss brush and tool choice and how to deal with staging and landscape issues along with the why and how of good preparation. Let’s paint!

Ron Breton is a Maine-grown carpenter and house painter. He has run a very successful painting and property management business for the past 20 years. He loves painting and sharing the techniques he has developed.

DIY Interior Painting - Do it Right the First Time

$29

with Ronald G Breton

Calendar Apr 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get the tips and tricks you need to paint your best! From brushes, paint and tools to prep and application; learn all you need to know to keep your home or business looking great. Save time and money knowing how to keep your tools and brushes in great condition. Methods of rolling, cutting, patching, trimming and clean up will be demonstrated. Learn the best tricks for painting baseboard, walls, ceilings, doors and trim with techniques for cutting time not corners. Get ready to paint!

Ron Breton is a Maine-grown carpenter and house painter. He has run a very successful painting and property management business for the past 20 years. He loves painting and sharing the techniques he has developed.

Will run

Estate Planning

$29

with Martin C Womer, Esq.

Calendar May 7, 2019 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 of these documents and get your questions answered.

Martin C Womer, Esq. is a partner/member of the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC in Kennebunk. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, VA Pension eligibility, estate planning, guardian and conservatorships, trust and estate settlement.

Will run

Get Your Vegetable Garden Ready for Spring

$29

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

It's time to start planning for summer!

Learn all you need to know to have that perfect garden and what you can do today to get it started. Explore handling insect and disease problems, preparing your soil, starting seedlings and how to grow the best vegetables ever! Cover dealing with the weather and how it affects your garden along with maintaining it throughout the growing season. If you have a garden or are planning one, 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.

Will run

Healthy Maine Lawns Made Easy

$9

with Alison N Clift

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What defines the perfect healthy Maine lawn? It’s one that is safe for kids, pets, wildlife and the environment. Learn ways to create a lush, beautiful lawn that’s barefoot safe for kids and pets without relying on pesticides and synthetic fertilizers while saving money, time and effort. Get strategies to address fertilization, weed and thatch control, renovation of unhealthy lawns, transitions to organic care and more. Whether you maintain your lawn or contract with professionals, round up your neighbors and join us. Program teachings are compatible with the City of Portland’s and South Portland’s pesticide ordinances.

Ali Clift holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Marine Science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. She is the Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Will run





Forgot password?