Programs & Activities
*Please note that due to the health crisis ALL in-person programs require advance registration!*
Join Dori each month to chat with fellow bibliophiles (and maybe meet the author!) about that month’s selection! You are welcome to join either in-person or virtually via Zoom. Last Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m.
Virtual Busy Body/Mat Yoga
Mandy Nelson, certified Yoga Instructor, teaches a Zoom class for the more advanced student which utilizes standing and seated postures on the mat. You will explore your breathing throughout the class and finish with a final relaxation that leaves students with a new inner peace. Bring your mat, bottle of water, and pillow. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Drop-in. $3 per class.
Virtual Chair Yoga
Join Mandy Nelson, certified Yoga Instructor, on Zoom for Chair Yoga and use a chair as a prop to do seated and standing poses. Through these postures, you will gain a new awareness of your body and its alignment, and lengthen and strengthen your muscles. This is a gentle class and can be modified for more advanced students. Bring water and a pillow Mondays at 1 p.m. Thursdays at 9 a.m. Drop-in. $3 per class.
This group is lead by Carol MacLeod, retired advanced practice nurse in psychiatry. If you are interested in learning more, contact the Center. Every Thursday at 11:15 a.m with limited in person spaces, and Zoom.
In-Person Knitting Group
Join Jackie Samson in person at the Center for knitting class. Jackie shares her expertise with you on your own project. All levels welcome. Plus it’s a wonderful way to meet new women. Thursdays at 1 p.m. registration required!
Monthly Curbside Pickup & Limited In Person Seating Luncheons
Join us each month for a luncheon supplied by a fabulous local kitchen, served curbside pickup style! Beginning in May, we will have limited in person seating as well. There is a fee of $5 and registration is required.
Virtual Tai Chi
Virtual tai chi at the Center classes will be appropriate for all interested- even those new to tai chi. Taught by Michael Elliott, who has practiced tai chi for over 45 years, these classes are hosted via Zoom, biweekly on Wednesdays. All levels welcome. Drop-in and $3 per class.
Education & Arts
Laughter Yoga– It is always important and especially important during this pandemic to reduce stress, keep our selves healthy, and practice healthy habits. Laughing is a critical component for reducing stress, boosting our immune system and keeping our selves healthy. Join Sheila for Laughter Yoga on Zoom, Monday May 24, 2021, 10:00a.m-11:00a.m. Enroll early as space is limited. Deadline for registration is May 20, 2021. Call Dori at the Center to enroll.
Conversational Spanish – Join Ginni in a Conversational Spanish Language Adventure where you will be speaking Spanish the very first day! It will be a fun learning experience focusing on conversation and rolling your “R’s”! You’ll amaze yourself by how linguistic you really are!!! Arriba!! This class meets for 6 weeks beginning on June 1st, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm.
Memoir Writing – Wouldn’t it be exciting to have the memories of your life printed in a book? It could become a treasured remembrance for family, friends and generations that follow. Could it be an inspiring best seller? In this class you’ll explore why you write, how to get organized and writing tips and techniques. You’ll learn how to handle embarrassing or troublesome moments as well as your successes. Using writing samples, you’ll establishing your style, decide when to use photos and artwork, plus find out ways to get published and more. This class meets for 6 weeks beginning June 2, from 2:30-4:00 pm, and costs $15 per class. Limited to 6 students, so register today!
Beeswax Wraps Workshop – Beeswax wraps are an earth-friendly alternative to plastic wrap or sandwich bags. They’re showing up in more and more kitchen and natural food stores, but you can make your own version at home. We’ll give you a kit with all of the ingredients. You’ll just need an oven and a baking sheet (the sheet will get wax on it, but it’s nontoxic and can be cleaned off). The Kennebunk Free Library will walk you through this process via Zoom on Friday, June 18th at 2:00 PM – limited to 10 participants.
Keep it Legal – Meet privately with Attorney Milda Castner and get your legal questions answered. Sign up required for a 30-minute appointment. Call the Center to sign up. Members only.
Programs on Temporary Hold
American Mahjong - Wednesday and Thursday at 1 pm.
Beginners Open Bridge – This Open Bridge Group welcomes beginners. Mondays at 1 pm.
Blood Pressure Readings – Do you monitor your blood pressure? Would you like a professional reading? We have a Kennebunk Center for Health & Rehabilitation Nurse coming in to provide this service. Free. Sign up at the desk.
Bowling at Garden Street Bowl - Join Center members and others to enjoy 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Just $10 a week.
Co-ed Open Bridge – This Open Bridge Group welcomes intermediate players. Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Drop in. A second Open Bridge Group plays Tuesday afternoons at 12:30.
Computer Tutoring – Computer help is available at the Center. Students or volunteers tutor you one-on-one on your iPad, Smartphone, laptop or other device. We have laptops and iPads here for you to use too! Android on Tuesday afternoons. Apple products tutor times on occasion.
Cornhole Tournament – Join us for some friendly competition and bring a potluck dish or snack to share. Sign up in pairs or we will pair you with someone. Sign up at the desk.
Cribbage – A strategic card game for 2 to 4 players, using a cribbage board and pegs for scoring. Wednesdays at 1 pm.
Friendly Friday Social Hour – New members and old members are welcome to meet at the Center for a social hour with light refreshments. Reach out and reconnect or make new friends. Sign up required.
Memory Lane Music Show – Join us for an afterhours special evening of music, history and trivia. Michael Elliott, our Tai Chi teacher, brings us this program about the 1930s-1960’s. Sign up required. Free for members. $5 nonmember guests. 25 seats available.
Men’s Group – Join us for the first meeting of the Men’s Group. We will discuss interests, how the group will run, and listen to a TED Talk. Sign up.
Mindfulness with Mandy – Join our wonderful yoga instructor for this informative workshop on mindfulness. $15 covers materials for members. $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration required.
Movie Days – Join us for a movie and some light discussion at the Center. Call to sign-up.
Retired Workers Job Fair – Check it out for seasonal-, year-round-, part- and full-time positions. At the Park Street School Apartments in Kennebunk this year. FMI visit www.gokennebunks.org.
Senior Learning Network – We have partnered with Senior Learning Network to offer weekly programs, including things like tours of museums and historical sites and tours of natural history sites and animal sanctuaries. Tuesdays & Thursdays, advance registration required!
SMAA Consultations – Meet privately with a representative from Southern Maine Agency on Aging.