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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education



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Beginner Golf I
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Beginner Golf I

$105

with Cooper Nadeau

Calendar Sep 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Learn the technical aspects of the long and short game including full swings, chipping and putting, and general rules. You will be capable of playing on the golf course after this class. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early - this class fills fast!

Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class at Dunegrass in the Pro Shop. You will be notified of weather cancellations and make up dates, if needed, by 3 PM the day of class.

Required: A weekly ball fee of $4. Sneakers or golf shoes. No jeans or T-shirts allowed. Collared shirts required.

Cooper Nadeau, born and raised in Portland, ME, is a graduate of Deering High and attended the David Leadbetter Acadeny at IMG in Bradenton, FL. He is passionate about teaching golf and has taught all ages and skill levels and is ready to hel you improve your game.

Beginner Golf II
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Beginner Golf II

$105

with Cooper Nadeau

Calendar Sep 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

9/6 class canceled due to weather, make up to be discussed at 9/13 class.

Learn the technical aspects of the long and short game including full swings, chipping and putting, and general rules. You will be capable of playing on the golf course after this class. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early - this class fills fast!

Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class at Dunegrass in the Pro Shop. You will be notified of weather cancellations and make up dates, if needed, by 3 PM the day of class.

Required: A weekly ball fee of $4. Sneakers or golf shoes. No jeans or T-shirts allowed. Collared shirts required.

Cooper Nadeau, born and raised in Portland, ME, is a graduate of Deering High and attended the David Leadbetter Acadeny at IMG in Bradenton, FL. He is passionate about teaching golf and has taught all ages and skill levels and is ready to hel you improve your game.

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Community Bike Rides
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Community Bike Rides

$65

with Shannon Belt

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 5 weeks

Join fellow bike enthusiasts as you pedal your way to good health, meet new friends, and enjoy autumn in Maine. Leisurely rides will take you to the fishing village of Camp Ellis, Scarborough Marsh, and through the farmlands of Saco. Basic bicycle maintenance and safety will be incorporated into every session. We will also have some bike skills experiences in each session to enhance the riders ability on the road.

Required: Bicycle in safe riding condition, properly fitted bicycle helmets and comfortable riding clothing. Bring a bottle of water and enjoy the ride.

Shannon Belt is a League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructor. From teaching skiing in the winter, bike mechanics in the classroom, or traffic safety on our roads, education is at the heart of what he likes to do. When Maine weather cooperates, you will find him outside with his family; hiking in the woods, playing games with kids, taking their dog for a walk, and of course riding bikes!

Friction Fire
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Friction Fire

$25

with Louis Falank Jr

Calendar Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Bowdrill and Handdrill Techniques

Cover fire starting material selection, craftsmanship, and techniques. Working in a group or individually, we will use knives and synthetic cord for practice, discuss and make natural and synthetic rope alternative options as well. The feeling you get when you create an ember and breathe life into a tinder bundle as it bursts into flame is a powerful experience. Tuition includes materials.

Lou Falank Jr., owner of Mountain Bear Programs/Guide Service & instructor at Maine Primitive Skills School, has worked/volunteered with programs at camps and schools across ME, NY & PA.

Intermediate Golf

$105

with Cooper Nadeau

Calendar Oct 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Review your game, including full swing analysis, chipping and putting, and sand shots. Clubs are provided or bring your own. Register early - this class fills fast! Note: In case of rain, there will be an indoor rules and etiquette class at Dunegrass in the Pro Shop. You will be notified of weather cancellations and make up dates, if needed, by 3 PM the day of class.

Required: A weekly ball fee of $4. Sneakers or golf shoes. No jeans or T-shirts allowed. Collared shirts required.

Cooper Nadeau, born and raised in Portland, ME, is a graduate of Deering High and attended the David Leadbetter Acadeny at IMG in Bradenton, FL. He is passionate about teaching golf and has taught all ages and skill levels and is ready to hel you improve your game.

Intro to Ham Radio
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Intro to Ham Radio

$9

with Timothy Watson

Calendar Sep 21, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Get an introduction to various aspects of the hobby, including: basic radio and electronics theory, FCC rules and regulations, and details on how to earn your Amateur Radio License. Cover all topics required to pass the Technician Class exam (the first level of ham radio licensing). With some home study afterwards, the average student should be ready to take the test. Learn the concepts in a visual presentation and, if time allows, we will set up a transmitter and give a demonstration.

Tim Watson is an Extra Class Amateur Radio operator who has been active in the hobby for 16+ years. He is a co-founder of the Wireless Society of Southern Maine, which is involved in numerous on-air activities, including public service.

Kayak Capsizing Rescue Techniques
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Kayak Capsizing Rescue Techniques

$55

with Scott Shea

Calendar Sep 9, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

A perfect class to increase your confidence on the water! Guides from Seaspray Kayaking will demonstrate a variety of techniques to assist you back into your kayak in the event of a capsize. Self and Assisted techniques will be covered including tips and techniques on preventing capsizing. Kayaks will be available for class but you are encouraged you to bring your own.

Note: Bring water shoes/sandals, bathing suit, sunblock, hat, sunglasses w/ strap, towel, windbreaker/fleece, garbage bag for wet clothes and a change of clothes.

Scott Shea, Master Maine Sea Kayaking Guide and owner of Seaspray Kayaking, has been President of the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors, a high school Health & Physical Education teacher, and Red Cross First-Aid & CPR instructor.

Mini Dream Cruise

$99

with Roger Wilkinson

Calendar Sep 30, 2017 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

with Captain Roger of Dream Cruises, LLC

Meet at Old Orchard Beach High School to board the bus to Kittery. Enjoy a private, four hour sailing charter departing from the Kittery Town Dock, in scenic Pepperrell Cove, on a journey to the Isle of Shoals. See historic lighthouses and Forts McClary and Constitution from the sailing vessel Dream, while Captain Roger provides historical information. Learn about Paul Revere's ride to warn that the British were coming. After departing the dock we set sail for Duck Island, to view seals in their natural element. Next stop is Gosport Harbor for lunch, bring your own along with your favorite beverage. Dream Cruises provides water cups, plates, ice and condiments, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and cider donuts, if available, from a local farm stand. In the case of inclement weather you will be notified by 10 AM. Register through OOB/Saco Adult Ed. Limited to six spots so register early!

The bus returns to OOB High School after the cruise ends, at about 5 PM.

The Dream is a beautifully maintained 1985, 43 foot Irwin center cockpit, cutter rigged sloop. Dream is spacious and comfortable, has updated auto pilot GPS, wind, speed, and depth instrumentation along with two separate clean bathrooms.

Captain Roger Wilkinson, owner of Dream Cruises LLC, holds a 100 ton USCG Master Mariner's license with an Auxiliary Sail endorsement. He and his wife, and first-mate, Linda retired seven years ago and decided to share their love of sailing and the Maine Coast with others. Sit back and relax or take the helm and hoist the sails.

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