New and Noteworthy
The Center Annual Meeting – Monday, September 11, 10:00
Please join us for our annual meeting! We will review our annual report and announce our 2023 Models of Positive Living Award winners. Light refreshments will be served. Please R.S.V.P.
Canasta – Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00
Come play Canasta! Canasta is a card game in the rummy family, played in pairs. Come down and join in on the fun!
Adult Coloring Group – Thursday, September 21, 1:00
Did you know there are many mental health benefits to coloring? Bring your own supplies and join this adult coloring group to relax and chat while you work! 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
Healthy Living for your Brain and Body – Tuesday, September 12, 1:30
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Miniatures with Arlene – Wednesday, September 13, 1:00-3:00
Join us for this exciting new workshop! Arlene is a master at miniatures and she will provide all the materials you need and walk you through step-by-step instructions on creating your own miniature dish garden and miniature tulips!
This program is free but space is limited to 12 and registration is required.
Get to know CorHealth – Thursday, September 14, 11:30
What is concierge healthcare, and how could you or your loved ones benefit? Join us in welcoming CorHealth to the Center for this presentation, where they will discuss their work and the many services they offer.
Center for Grieving Children Presentation – Thursday, September 14, 1:00
Join Anne Heros, Executive Director for the Center for Grieving Children, and learn about the important work they do and the resources they offer to children and families of those who are navigating the grieving process.
Monthly Luncheon at Mekhong Thai – Tuesday, September 19, 12:00
Please join us for our September Luncheon at Mekhong Thai in Kennebunk!
Choice of: Shrimp Pad Thai or Cashew Chicken
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 15
There is a fee of $10, payable upon registration
Paint & Sip Evening at the Center – Wednesday, September 20, 6:30
Enjoy an evening of painting and socializing at the Center with members and friends while sipping fine wines selected by certified sommelier Betsy Ross. Local artist and instructor Marguerite Genest will be teaming with the Winehouse on Main for 2 hours of painting a scene to be determined. Betsy will be pouring a few of her favorite wines to round out this special event.
What’s included- all art supplies, light snacks, and all beverages!
There is a fee of $35 for materials and wine, payable upon registration. This program is limited to 20 attendees.
“Secrets of the Salt Marsh” at Laudholm Farm – Thursday, September 21, 10:00-11:30
Explore and learn of the salt marsh, a special ecosystem nestled between the forest and the seashore. This is a guided, 1-mile walk on fairly flat, uneven terrain to a floating dock on the Little River where you will be able to look out over the salt marsh! Bug spray, sunblock, and good walking shoes highly recommended.
There is a fee of $6 for this program, payable upon registration!
Home Health Basics with CenterWell – Thursday, September 21, 11:00
Polly Legere from CenterWell HomeHealth joins us for a conversation about Home Health Basics – a brief discussion on the different types of home health services and who pays for the services!
World Travels with Dewey – Glacier National Park – Thursday, September 21, 3:00
Join us each month for fun-filled armchair adventures and stories from across the globe!! Refreshments will be provided. Monthly presentations include:
- Glacier National Park
- Zion and Escalate Parks, Utah
- Isle Royal – Lake Superior
Monthly Bingo – Tuesday, September 26, 1:30
Join us for Bingo! Members are welcome to attend this free game and play for the chance to win prizes! The last Tuesday of each month at 1:30.
Book Club – Wednesday, September 27, 1:00
Join us each month to chat with fellow bibliophiles about that month’s selection! July’s selection is The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. Click here for the full listing of books for 2023.
Reflections of Italy Group Travel with Collette Tours – Traveling April 10-19, 2024
Italy is waiting, are you ready? Join us for a trip to Italy with Collette Tours in April of 2024. You do not need to be a member to attend this trip. To learn more about the trip, itinerary, and travel please CLICK HERE.
Regular Recurring Programs
American Mahjong (intermediate)
Experienced players welcome! Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00
American Mahjong (novice)
Just learning how to play? Join some fellow novice players! Thursdays from 1:00-3:00
A weekly workshop for painters to meet and work with instructor and artist Marguerite Genest. There is a fee of $10 payable to the instructor for this workshop. Tuesdays 10:00-1:00
Join us each month to chat with fellow bibliophiles about that month’s selection! Last Wednesday of each month, 1:00 pm. Click here for the full list of books for 2023.
Caregiver Support Group
Caregiving can be a lonely role that is demanding and physically exhausting. This group is designed for you to get the understanding and support needed for this most difficult life experience. If you are the primary caregiver of a loved one, this group could offer the help needed to navigate your journey.
Joan has had extensive experience in group facilitation in public schools, at UNE, and for various community groups. She has been a caregiver herself and would like to be able to help others. Questions about the group can be directed to the Center. You do not need to be a Center member to attend. Mondays, 10:30-12:00
Coffee with a Cop
Every first Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 you can join us for coffee and conversation with an officer from the Kennebunk Police Department. Program Dates: Every first Tuesday from 10:00-11:00
A weekly gathering – bring your own craft projects and chat with other members while you work! Wednesdays from 10:00-1:00
A strategic card game for 2 to 4 players, using a cribbage board and pegs for scoring. Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00
New to cribbage and looking to play with those at a similar level? Join the beginner cribbage group! Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00
Hand and Foot
Join this group for weekly gameplay! Mondays from 1:30-3:00
Keep it Legal
Meet privately with Attorney Sarah Neault and get your legal questions answered. Sign-up required for a 30-minute appointment. Call the Center to sign up. Members-only
Join this in-person knitting group at the Center. All levels are welcome and it’s a wonderful way to make new friends. Fridays from 10:00-12:00
Beginner Line Dancing with Maria
Come dance with us! Join Maria DeVenney for Line Dancing at the Center! Learn to line dance with these beginner classes! Classes are $5 and will be limited to 10 participants. Fridays, 10:00-11:30
Join us each month for a luncheon supplied by a fabulous local kitchen! Luncheons are held monthly and the cost is $10 – registration required
Mindfulness II with Nancy
This course is a continuation of the Introductory Mindfulness course previously held at the Center. Build on the foundational teachings and deepen our practice with additional instruction and guided meditations. Program Date: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00
Whether you’re a member who hasn’t stopped by in a while, a new member, or someone thinking about joining us, this time is for you! Drop in and have a coffee and chat with us! Meeting Dates: Fridays 9:00-10:00
Need help figuring out that new iPhone or Android smartphone? Can’t get the hang of your laptop or need help on your tablet? We have student volunteers from Kennebunk High School who will be joining us every Monday to offer free tech support! Program Dates: Temporarily on hold.
Are you a playa? Join other Ukelele enthusiasts and strum your stuff! This is an opportunity to play the song you have been working on or one of your favorites and maybe teach others. We don’t play the Uke because we have the best voice or strumming technique, we play because it’s fun, makes us happy and is great for the soul. So give it a try. All levels are welcome. Thursdays, 2:00
Looking for a way to make new friends, socialize, and get some physical activity? Join Bridget for our walking group! Walkers will meet here at the Center each week and take a short walk of their choosing together! Call or email to register. Wednesdays, 10:00
Chair + Gentle Vinyasa Yoga with Leslie
Explore the many ways yoga impacts body, mind, and soul. Each student is to encouraged to develop their own sustainable practice to meet unique goals, needs, and abilities. Cost is $5 per class. Class Dates: Every Tuesday, 10:00
Leslie is founder and owner of Way to Be Yoga (149 Port Road, Kennebunk) and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance.