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Managing Stress & IBS


with Stephanie Walsh, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Understanding the link between Stress, Microbiota Dysbiosis & Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Stress has been shown to imbalance the gut microbiota (community of bugs in your digestive tract) and even exacerbate IBS symptoms. Learn about this complicated condition and understand better how the body responds to stress, the six contributing factors of IBS, the role stress plays with IBS and the gut microbiota and nutrition and lifestyle changes that may help reduce or eliminate IBS. Now that’s good news!

Stephanie Walsh is a Master Nutrition Therapist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor. She uses a holistic approach, treating each person as unique.

Medicare Made Simple


with Renata Lahner, Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm

Renata Lahner, of The Lahner Group, is a licensed insurance agent with over 18 years experience helping individuals find the right Medicare coverage based on one's medical and financial needs. During class, she will explain how medicare works, what it covers, what it doesn't cover, details in differences between supplemental and advantage plans, penalties, and much more.  Please bring paper and pen to take notes.

Free but pre-registration required

** Update: March 6th class is cancelled.  May 8th class will be online via Zoom.  **

Moving a Loved One Into Assisted Living


with Kaitlyn Morse, Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Transitioning to an assisted living community can be intimidating. Often it's one of the most significant adjustments a senior will make in their older years. Unfortunately, there's no way to remove all worries and anxieties. Discover steps you can take to ensure a safe and stress-free transition. Topics include choosing the right community, researching costs, arranging a tour, what to bring (and what NOT to bring), closing their residence, and how best to acclimate your loved one to their new home and get them involved in their new community and so much more!

Kaitlyn Morse, the founder of Maine Aging Partners, has spent time working in-home healthcare and senior living. After working with over 500 families, she realized how difficult it is to find a clear and unbiased source of information in this field and wants to share her knowledge with you.

Open Studio Quilting


with Beverly Shejen, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get needed help with your project as well as “sewcialize” with other quilters. This Open Quilting format is for anyone with a basic knowledge of quilting. You choose the project you want to work on, whether finishing a "UFO" (unfinished fabric object), or starting a new project, someone is here to lend a hand. Bring your sewing equipment and unfinished projects and make a date with yourself to come meet some new folks for a couple of hours of fun as a relaxed session of uninterrupted quilting time and come stitch your stress away! 

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Orono - Maine Driving Dynamics


with State of Maine, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics - Orono Ok

State of Maine 

This course is a 5 1/2 hour defensive driving and  driver improvement program developed by the  Bureau of HighwaySafety. Those completing the  course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record and students may be able to receive an insurance discount from their insurer. 

Monday, May 8, 2023 from 6:00-8:30pm

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Cost: $42   65 and older $25

Soul Care Yoga Workshop


with Rebecca Willette, United Technologies Center - Adult Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm

Join Rebecca "Every Other Monday" for an in-person, 90 minute, 4 week, Soul Care Yoga class. 

This soul care workshop is a 4-week opportunity for you to begin a yoga practice or continue to build upon your current practice. Each week we will introduce a new self-care practice for you to incorporate into your daily routine followed by an hour-long asana (yoga) class, suitable for all levels

Self-Care Practice Introduction: May 8 Write; May 22 Breathe; June 5 Live, & June 19 Peace

Each student will receive a journal, and a few other self-care gifts at the beginning of the course. 

Monday class dates: May 8, May 22, June 5, & June 19

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Students should bring a yoga matMasks are optional at this time. 

Workshop will be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met. 



Start Writing - An Intro to Creative Writing


with Jill Braceland, Massabesic Center for Adult Learning

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Start writing that great American novel that rests within each of us. Learn about a writer's notebook, pre-writing process, poetry, and publication options. Enjoy two sessions of exploring creative writing in a friendly environment. Materials fee: $5

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Watercolor For Everyone 5.8.23


with Holly Smith, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Calendar May 8, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

This class welcomes all levels of students wanting to experience watercolor painting. The weekly exercises are designed to build confidence through step by step instructions. Techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, blotting etc. are integrated into each watercolor painting. Color theory and mixing is covered along with how to create a successful composition. Many students have returned each year remarking how much they enjoy the class. They learn something new each time they attend. Come and enjoy meeting great people who love to paint and have fun! The supply list available on our website or by calling the adult ed office.

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