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Sanford Community Adult Education

Personal Enrichment

Rx for you! Natural Prescriptions for Coping with Anxiety & Depression


with Cindy Simon

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Seasonal mood challenges run rampant during this colder, darker, more isolating time of year.  Learn how specific foods, essential oils, teas, plants and herbs can help.  Partnered with simple practices of meditation and acupressure, you can discover how shifts in lifestyle and mindful techniques can help you cope.  Release old habits and negative patterns and invite in feelings of peace and joy.



with Jill Braceland

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2021 at 6:30 am, runs for 1 week

This seminar is designed to offer organizing strategies to start your downsizing efforts.  Establish your project priorities, learn what supplies you might need, and set realistic time constraints.  Leave with an action plan!

Become a Substitute Teacher


with Sandra Thompson

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is designed to "flip" from onsite to remote, should we need to close our buildings.

Learn the foundational skills to be a successful classroom sub.  discover the basic responsibilities of a sub, such as the process, duties, school and classroom orientation, interpreting/implementing plans, health & safety information, professionalism, and legal & ethical considerations.  Explore how to work in the educational community, including behavioral and classroom management tips, age-appropriate learning strategies and more.


Mandated Reporter Training


with Katherine Adams

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 10, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This training is for those who work with children (coaches, Girl Scout/Boy Scout leaders, volunteers, childcare providers, etc.).  Learn about the laws regarding reporting, how to report, and why it is important to do so.  This is a 4-year certification.   Class will be held via ZOOM

ONLINE Change Your Brain...Change Your Pain!


with Carolann Cliche

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 11, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn “neuro-plastic healing” techniques to release old “stuck” pain messages stored in the pain messaging center of the brain. Modern science has proven that pain and trauma can get “frozen” in time causing chronic pain issues even after the injury has healed.  Teach your brain to “unlearn” pain patterns to eliminate pain. Program includes the eBook “There’s Life Beyond Pain” strategies for diet changes to NLP Pain Anesthesia Techniques ($50 discount for SCAE from instructor's website) plus a bonus 30-minute NLP pain relief therapy session in class that you can record for home use.  Class will be done with ZOOM.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention - Extension Movements


with Dennis Fallo

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 18, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks


This class is offered via Zoom and is the continuation of our Basic Core class! Zooming works great - practice from the comfort of your own home regardless of the weather!

Continue with the next six lessons using Sun style Tai Chi designed for folks who have completed the Basic Core Movements.  These contain a natural progression by Dr. Paul Lam and will help increase focus, balance, flexibility, and fall prevention.  Please wear loose clothing and flat-bottom footwear suitable for exercise.  Prerequisite:  Basic Core Movements.

Clay Nights for All Ages: Functional Pieces


with Paisley Stewart Hanson

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 22, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Pottery is here! Explore a fun, easy beginner’s class focusing on hand-building. We will explore coil, slab, and pinch techniques as we experiment with texture, molds, color, and function of our clay work. Each class has two parts.  Part one each week will be a new project and part two is focused on glazing techniques. All experience levels welcome. Come and let the creativity fly!  Course fees include clay, glaze, and firing.

Functional Pieces:  We'll be creating pieces like fruit bowls, platters, plates or cups using slabs and molds.

Raising Goats


with Shana Therrien

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn the basics of raising goats!  If you've ever considered taking on goats, whether for dairy, meat or land clearing purposes, this is the class for you.  Learn from two different dairy goat farmers on the basic upkeep, veterinary care, breeding plans and all of the in-betweens of goat raising.  After the course you can visit both farms and receive a discounted rate on the purchase of 2021 spring kids.

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