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

Planter & Container Gardens

$19

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Next session starts Apr 18, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Create dramatic eye-catching displays in the perfect planter or container. Produce the best results by choosing complementary colors, textures and forms that will add beauty to your home. Build a good foundation for your planter with spectacular colorful feature plants and what filler plants to use. Discuss what you need to know to keep them at peak performance throughout the season. 

Required: Masks and distancing. Bring proof of registration.

Note: Participants will pay Moodys approx. $50, depending on materials chosen, to cover soil, plants & container costs.

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.

Full Course

Happy Knees & Hips for Gardeners! - Live Online

$49

with HanaKyle Moranz

Calendar Next available session starts May 1, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

Focus on strengthening the muscles used when gardening, like digging and weeding. Each week, learn a new exercise and/or movement concept to improve general lower body mobility to practice on your own. Over 6 weeks, compile a set of skills encompassing major movements including squatting, bending over, pushing, and pulling. If you get sore or fatigued when gardening, this series is for you! Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing that you can stretch in. Basic household items like a chair or pillow will be used. No class 5/29. Registration closes at noon on 4/30.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

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

Plan & Plant Your Home Landscape

$19

with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Next session starts May 2, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Get your home landscaping off to a good start! Whether starting from scratch, or renovating an existing landscape, this class will have something for everyone. When considering a new landscape, just a few minutes of thought can save years of struggle. Discuss design, plant selection, right plant/right place details, best planting methods, soil amending, planting, mulching and seasonal care. Bring your questions and get assistance for your unique landscape. 

Required: Masks and distancing. Bring proof of registration.

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.

Full Course

Buying Your First Home - Live Online

$30

with Lelah Sullivan

Calendar Next available session starts May 4, 2021 at 9 am
1 additional session on Aug 21, 2021

This ME hoMEworks class, offered as a two-part Zoom webinar, covers the process of buying a home: making the decision, budgeting for homeownership, building credit, mortgage approval, choosing your realtor, 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 have pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon 4 days prior to class start date due to requirements below.

Required: You must respond to the email from YCCAC to finalize registration and receive Zoom link.

Note: Register your home buying partner at the time of your registration and get a $10 rebate.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

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.

My Dying To Do List

$19

with Rita A Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you know how much paperwork is involved in organizing your estate? This quick overview deals with matters involving family, finances, future and funeral. Leave with a list of helpful resources and the tools necessary to tackle your Dying To Do List. Masks and distancing required.

Jill Braceland has been designing and delivering seminars in management and writing tools for more than 30 years. She has a reputation of offering seminars that are interactive, practical, and presented in an easy, friendly manner.

Retirement Income Planning - Live Online

$5

with Scott Whytock

Calendar Next available session starts May 19, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maximize your retirement income, prepare strategies to protect your savings, learn ways to maximize your social security benefits and more. Discuss why you need a personalized retirement plan that achieves your goals, what risks are impacting your plan and the importance of making sound choices as you move through retirement. Please have a pen and notepad available. Registration closes at noon the day of class.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Scott Whytock, Certified Financial Planner, has been an investment advisor for 10+ years helping clients with investments, insurance, tax planning, estate planning and how all these issues impact you and your family.

Houseplant Hospital - Live Online

$15

with Faye Warner

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Turning your black thumb to green!

It might be easier than you think! No matter the plant or the issue, discovering how to care for any plant is the same. Learn the biggest mistakes most people make in their choice of pots or repotting, what to look for to make a successful rooting and diagnosing what might be wrong with your plants. Come prepared to ask questions and bring your houseplants for a check up. Registration closes at noon the day of class.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Faye Warner spent years on permaculture farms and was inspired to be an avid gardener by the amazing women in her family. 

Recycling 101 - Live Online

$9

with Vanessa Berry

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Where does it go!

Take a virtual tour through ecomaines Single Sort Recycling Facility to discover how we sort your soup cans and laundry bottles and why wish-cycling is costing you money. Bring any questions you have about recycling, including examples of items you want answers about. Registration closes at noon the day of class.

Note: Need to get comfy with online classes? For more info visit https://oobsaco.maineadulted.org/online-classes/

Vanessa Berry holds a BS in Elementary Education from UMaine Farmington where she was part of their Sustainable Campus Coalition. She joined the ecomaine team in August 2018 as an Environmental Educator.





Forgot password?
Staff Log In