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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Family, Home & Garden

Basic Adulting for Adults!
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Basic Adulting for Adults!


with Carol A Lombard

Calendar Sep 18, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn skills to help you in social situations so that you can make friends, gain the ability to find a job and manage the money you earn. Learn how to find a place to live and ways to make it yours and some simple cooking techniques. This course is short and intended to teach very basic skills. No class on October 9th.

Carol Lombard is a social worker whose practice has been with youth at risk and their families. She has seen first hand the frustrations people face when having to run a household and raise a family when lacking basic knowledge. Her hope is that in attending this class you will learn skills to make your life a little easier.

Buying Your First Home


with Lelah Sullivan

Calendar Nov 4, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Class meets Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th.

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. Participants earn a Certificate of Completion required for certain mortgage programs: USDA, ME State Housing Authority and other lenders. Free individualized counseling is available following the class. Please bring a pen and 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.

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Clutter-Free Living


with Lisa Luken

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

in Six Simple Steps

Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with too much stuff in your home and life? Do you wish you could just get organized? Get focused and take action using six SIMPLE steps to gain freedom from your stuff, allowing you to live a fuller life and do more of what you love.

Lisa Luken is a Simple Living Coach & Consultant helping others find joy and freedom through simplifying.

Full Course

Fall Bulb Planting


with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Oct 10, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Planting bulbs is fast, easy, and nearly foolproof!

With so few issues to consider, you can put all of your effort into the fun part of gardening - design. Discuss what to do after you purchase your bulbs, where to plant, how to prepare your planting beds and what organic materials you can add to your soil. Get design ideas for walkways, beds and focal points to get the most enjoyment from your garden. Remember, in the end, what you do with your bulbs is limited only by your imagination.

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.

Financial Security in Retirement
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Financial Security in Retirement


with Clifford P Ryan

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This five-part series offers experienced, objective information with an emphasis on enlightening and empowering attendees who will finish feeling more confident and better able to move forward with their planning. Topics of focus will be: Legal Aspects of Planning, Financing Personal Health Care, Taxes & Tax Planning, Retirement Income, and Choosing a Financial Advisor. This comprehensive course gives a base line of essential knowledge to anyone trying to plan their financial future.

Clifford Ryan, founder of Elder Planning Advisors of Maine, Inc, has 30+ years experience in the financial services profession. In addition to having served on many local and national Senior's organizations, he has written extensively and presented to a variety of public and professional audiences on retiree and pre-retiree financial matters.

Fundamentals of Investing


with Heather A Levasseur AWMA, RP

Calendar Nov 14, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

How, What, Where and When?

This workshop covers the fundamentals of investing. Whether you are experienced or just starting out, you should find the session helpful in maintaining or building a solid financial foundation. With so many investment choices available, it is important to understand them, how they can help you reach your long-term goals and the importance of simply getting back to the basics.

Heather Levasseur, a graduate of UME, currently holds Accredited Wealth Management Advisor and Registered Paraplanner designations through the College for Financial Planning. In the financial services industry since 1994 she has a background in team management, marketing, client budgeting, and investment planning.

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Genealogy Basics


with Iona Desmond

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Build your family history by making basic pedigree charts, finding and using paper documents, and creating filing systems. Find out where specific information is by exploring various websites, holdings in local libraries, the Maine Historical Society, and more!

Recommended but not required: A laptop.

Siblings Iona Desmond and Ivan Tate have 50+ years experience researching their family history and have traced it back 14+ generations. Ivan has written two articles on genealogy for the next volume of The 1790 Project.

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Home Composting & Soil Building


with Robert W Moody Jr

Calendar Sep 26, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The key to a healthy, productive flower or vegetable garden lies in proper soil management. Explore the basics of home composting, including the right mix of materials, compost management, and building easy, inexpensive compost bins. Learn what your soil has and what it needs, along with soil testing and interpretation. Composting is free, good for the environment and will promote optimal plant growth and vitality.

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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