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Grades K and 1 Added to Learn to Lax Session

posted Jan 16, 2019, 5:35 AM by Nicole Hall

The Learn to Lax program beginning in February has been extended to Grades K and 1. Register before 1/30/19 to secure a space! 

Learn to Lax K-4
02/03 through 03/03/19
Sundays
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
High School Plummer Gym

Winterfest 2019 -- February 1 and 2

posted Jan 11, 2019, 12:59 PM by Nicole Hall

This year is Scarborough's 30th Annual Winterfest event, so we are pulling out all the stops with fun activities and entertainment!

Friday, February 1
4:00 to 10:00 pm
Outdoor Ice Rink

On Friday evening, we will be running a pond hockey tournament and open skate. Saco & Biddeford Savings will be providing free hot cocoa and s'mores by the bonfire. The evening will be capped off by a fireworks show!


Saturday, February 2
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Outdoor Ice Rink, Wentworth Field, Wentworth School

On Saturday (weather/ice dependent) we will be running our tried-and-true ice events, as well as open skate for all. Saco & Biddeford Savings will be on hand in the afternoon with free hot cocoa and s'mores. With fingers crossed, if we have some good snow, we will be able to run some fun snow events, as well.

Away from the ice, we will be offering some new activities:
  • NEW Kids' Bounce Zone: There will be a kids' bounce zone in the Wentworth Gym, running for the entire event. Passes for the bounce zone will give kids access to over NINE different bouncy items (like obstacle courses, bouncy houses, slides, and gams) for the ENTIRE event! Passes may be pre-purchased online at Eventbrite (convenience fee applies) or in the Scarborough Community Services Office for $10 per child. Passes may also be purchased day-of event for $15 each. All bounce zone proceeds benefit the Scarborough Community Services Scholarship Fund, helping local children and seniors participate in programs they might miss out on due to finances.
  • Axe Women Loggers of Maine Performances: This all-female timber sports group will be joining us for the day to show off their skills. These ladies are world-champion shoppers, sawyers, logrollers, and axe throwers! Check them out at AxeWomen.com.

Stay tuned for a detailed schedule!

Just Added! Mr. Reagan's Winter Theater Camp

posted Jan 11, 2019, 12:07 PM by Nicole Hall

Back by popular demand! Pat Reagan, a Grade 5 teacher at Wentworth School, will teach theatrical skills and provide a fun, safe, and creative environment for students during their February school break. The camp, offered for Ages 7-12 students, will conclude with a short performance for parents and friends. No theater experience is necessary -- just an open mind and willingness to try. Register soon as space is limited to 20 students!

For more information about the program, you may contact Pat Reagan at preagan@scarboroughschools.org.

02/19 to 02/22/19
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(2:30 pm performance on 02/22)
Middle School Cafeteria
$200 per child

Indoor Track Program Cancelled

posted Jan 11, 2019, 6:08 AM by Nicole Hall

Due to timing and limited indoor space availability, we will not be running an indoor track program this season. The earliest we would have been able to access
the indoor track would have been 7:30 pm, a time we deemed as way too late for the age/grade level we run the program for. If you are still interested in indoor running, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, or South Portland might offer similar programs. We will still be running a spring cross country program, with the information coming out in the next couple months.

Just Added! New Adult Fitness Classes

posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:56 AM by Nicole Hall

Join instructor Kristi O'Donnell for these new and exciting adult fitness classes! Kristi has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, is a ACE certified personal trainer and certified POUND professional, has 10 years experience in the Heath and Fitness industry, as well as experience in competing and placing in figure competitions nationally.

Back to Basics Bootcamp

Being healthy doesn’t have to complicated! Kick off 2019 the right way! Grab your water bottle and join the Back to Basics bootcamp-style fitness class.  This class is appropriate for all fitness levels and is for anyone wanting to get back into exercise but isn’t sure where to start. Participants will perform a strengthening/cardiovascular workout utilizing basic exercises in sequence to increase your heart rate and overall muscular strength. All participants will need to bring their own yoga mat, a set of light dumbbells, and a water bottle.

01-28 through 03-11-2019 
(No class on 02-18)
Mondays
6:00 to 6:45 pm
Middle School Cafeteria
$75 for 6-week session


POUND - Rockout Fitness

Instead of listening to music, you BECOME the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Participants will need to bring their own yoga mat. Ripsticks will be provided by instructor.

01-30 through 03-13-2019
(No class on 02-20)
Wednesdays
6:00 to 6:45 pm
Middle School Cafeteria
$75 for 6-week session

Community Services Day at Maine Red Claws -- February 24

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:01 AM by Nicole Hall

Looking for something fun to do at the end of the February school vacation week? The Maine Red Claws have invited Scarborough to join them for a Sunday afternoon game against the Windy City Bulls. They have reserved the ENTIRE Section 13 for our group and are offering seats at $15 each! They are also throwing in these extra bonuses for us:
  • With every ticket purchased, you will receive a FREE Red Claws Hat!
  • We have been given 60 spaces for Scarborough kids to participate in some fun fan experiences, including being part of the high-five tunnel as the players enter the arena or standing on the floor during the National Anthem. These fan packages are offered to customers on a first-bought, first-served basis. Please contact Scarborough Community Services at 207-730-4150 or email us at comserv@scarboroughmaine.org after you purchase your tickets to put your child(ren)'s name(s) on our list.
  • $2 of every ticket will be donated to the Scarborough Community Services Scholarship Fund, helping local children, families, and senior citizens participate in recreational activities all year round.

Sunday, February 24
1:00 pm game (Gates open 12:00 pm)
Portland Expo
$15 each
150 seats available

Discounted Maine Mariners Tickets

posted Nov 5, 2018, 8:00 AM by Nicole Hall

The Maine Mariners are offering the opportunity for the Town of Scarborough to attend games at a significantly discounted price! Purchase center-ice tickets online for just $15 each (normally $22 each)!

Discount link is valid through February 7 for the following games:

  • Friday, February 8 at 7:15 pm (Cinncinnati Cyclones)
  • Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 pm (Greenville Swamp Rabbits)
  • Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 pm (Wheeling Nailers)

Buy Tickets NOW!

NEW! Dance Classes for Ages 2-12

posted Nov 2, 2018, 12:36 PM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 10:59 AM ]

We are partnering with Scarborough Dance Center to offer a variety of dance classes this winter season. Classes will be held in the Scarborough Dance Center facility, located at 26 Oak Hill Terrace, and will be taught by professional, knowledgeable, and patient teachers. Registration begins Tuesday, November 6, for all classes. 

For more details about each class, you may contact Scarborough Dance Center at info@scarboroughdancecenter.com.

Creative Movement with Miss Melissa -- Ages 2-3

These classes will encourage participants to express themselves through movement. The class goals are to help young dancers build confidence, coordination, and self-expression.

3/11 to 4/22 (No class 4/15)

Mondays

10:00 to 10:30 am

$65 per session


Ballet/Jazz with Miss Miranda -- Ages 3.5-5

A great class to introduce your child to two of the most popular forms of dance: Ballet, the foundation for all dance that teaches grace, strength, and technique, and Jazz, a combination of theater, ballet, and modern dances.

3/5 to 4/9

Tuesdays

1:00 to 1:45 pm

$70 per session

 

Hip Hop with Miss Amanda -- Ages 6-8

Hip Hop combines the newest moves in street dancing as well as what you would see in music videos.  A high energy class and a great aerobic workout.  We incorporate new styles of hip hop with the old.

3/1 to 4/5             

Fridays

5:00 to 5:45 pm

$70 per session

 

Hip Hop with Miss Amanda -- Ages 8-12

3/1 to 4/5             

Fridays

4:15 to 5:00 pm

$70 per session

Changes to Spectrum Channels 2 and 3 -- Effective November 27

posted Nov 1, 2018, 5:45 AM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Nov 2, 2018, 12:21 PM ]

On November 27, 2018, Channel 2 and 3 new locations will be on channel 1301 and 1302. This will be carried in the basic service tier. Customers will be required to have a Spectrum Receiver on each TV. If you have an existing set-top-box, digital transport adapter (DTA), or retail device with a CableCARD on each TV, you will be unaffected by this change. Otherwise, to order your Spectrum Receiver(s), please go to Spectrum.com/digitalnow or call 1-844-278-3409 and Charter will ship a self-installation kit directly to your home at no additional cost. You can also visit the Windham, Saco, Lewiston or Portland Cable Stores to pick up your equipment. If you need equipment, customers are eligible to receive a converter at no additional charge for a limited period of time. Please note, if customers have TV(s) without equipment issued by Spectrum, you will lose the ability to view channels.

February and April Vacation Camps -- Registration Opens November 6

posted Oct 30, 2018, 12:18 PM by Nicole Hall

February and April Vacation Weeks

Need something fun for your child to do during the school vacation breaks? Send them to our Vacation Experience Camps! These programs are open to students in Grade K to 8 and registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. This program incorporates a variety of planned activities and field trips. Activities includes arts and crafts, gym time, and outdoor play. All field trips scheduled during this program are not optional as all staff members attend each trip. Participants must bring a lunch, snacks, and a drink or water bottle daily. A more detailed schedule of activities.trips will be made available online one month prior.

Registration will be accepted up to one week prior to the programs beginning or until they are full. There will be 100 spots open for each camp so DO NOT wait!

CHILD CARE PARTICIPANTS:

If you are already part of our child care program, there is no fee to register for your normal-care days but you do need to pre-register for staffing/planning purposes. Child care participants may register in person or you may send an email to comserv@scarboroughmaine.org with your child's name and your requested days. We must receive the emailed request no later than February 1 for February Vacation and April 1 for April Vacation. All registrants should receive an email receipt to confirm their child's enrollment. If you do not receive one, please follow-up with a phone call before the deadline date.

NOT IN OUR CHILD CARE PROGRAMS?

Not a participant in the child care programs? You may register in person at the Community Services Office or online. Payment is due in full upon registration. Early registration discounts are available for this program so register early!  Registrations will be accepted after the deadline as long as space permits. 

February Vacation Week 
02/19 to 02/22/2019
7:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Wentworth School
$260 per week or $65 per day**

April Vacation Week 
04/16 to 04/19/2019
7:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Wentworth School
$260 per week or $65 per day**

** Early registration discounts available. As long as you register at least one month prior, you will pay $185 for the week or $50 per day.

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