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#GameOn Event Moved to Wentworth on 7/23

posted by Nicole Hall

Come celebrate Parks and Rec Month with the Scarborough Community Services squad! Scarborough Community Services will be #GameOn in and around the Wentworth bus loop with
 an afternoon full of music and fun activities, such as volleyball, bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, frisbee, can jam, and more! We will even have a local ice cream truck come by with cool treats to purchase! All ages and abilities are welcome! Event sponsored by Martin’s Point Health Care. #WeAreSCS #GameOnJuly 

Tuesday, July 23
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Memorial Park
Wentworth Bus Loop
All Ages and Abilities Welcome!

Blood Drive at Martin's Point on Thursday, August 1

posted Jul 16, 2019, 5:37 AM by Nicole Hall

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3

seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

On August 1 we’ll roll up our sleeves and help save lives! The Town of Scarborough Community Services' 55+ Program has partnered with the American Red Cross to help end an emergency blood shortage! Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. We are very excited about the drive and I hope you are too.

Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App StoreGoogle Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.

Thursday, August 1

12:00 to 5:00 pm

Martin's Point Scarborough (153 US Route 1)

Eagle Scout Project: Senior Emergency Kits

posted Jul 16, 2019, 5:18 AM by Nicole Hall

We would like thank Peter Martin, who worked with Scarborough's 55+ Program to complete his Eagle Scout Project. Peter chose to assemble 100 emergency kits for seniors in our community to have on hand in the event of a power outage or severe storm. These kits provide essential supplies and information needed when waiting for emergency services to arrive. Each kit is valued at $50, and contains the following items: Flashlight, batteries, dust mask, hand sanitizer, emergency personal information booklet, Yellow Dot Program kit, first aid kit, and a weather radio. Peter has worked hard over the past few weeks to  fundraise and collaborate with local organizations to collect supplies needed for the kits. 

Peter attended our senior activity center on July 9th to give a presentation on Emergency Preparedness, show a video he produced about his emergency kits, and distribute the kits. Peter and members of his troop attended out senior lunch on July 10th, and once again gave the presentation, showed the video, handed out the emergency kits, and even served the meatloaf lunch! 

We learned so much about how to prepare for emergencies, and a great time was had by all! Thank you so much Peter, and troop 47 for your hard work on this project! 

If you would like to check out the video Peter produced on emergency management, check out the link below: 

Join Us for Free Fitness Summer Series this Month!

posted Jul 8, 2019, 10:44 AM by Nicole Hall

Thanks to the support of Martin's Point Healthcare in Scarborough, we are able to offer a new active summer series in conjunction with our Parks & Recreation 
Month celebrations. All ages and abilities are welcome to join us for these free fun fitness sessions in Memorial Park:

July 10: Zumba -- 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Come celebrate Parks and Rec Month with Community Services and Zumba Instructor Dani by getting your groove on in Memorial Park! Zumba combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using principles from aerobic and fitness to achieve cardio and muscle-toning benefits.  Not great at dance or can’t move quickly? No problem! All ages and abilities are welcome, as every move can be modified to fit your needs. Dani can’t wait to share her passion for this fun fitness program with everyone!

July 17: #GameOn Field Day -- 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Come celebrate Parks and Rec Month with the Scarborough Community Services squad! SCS will be #GameOn at Memorial Park with an afternoon full of fun activities, such as soccer, volleyball, pickleball, bocce ball, corn hole, croquet, frisbee, and more! All ages and abilities are welcome! #WeAreSCS #GameOnJuly

July 24: Yoga -- 6:00 to 7:15 pm

Come celebrate Parks and Rec Month with Community Services and Scarborough Yoga’s Kristine Keegan with a blissful yoga practice in Memorial Park! We will lay surrounded by the beauty of nature to nurture and balance our mind and body with breath work and movement. This all-levels class will open the space we need within to release stress and open ourselves to flow with the rhythm of our own lives. Plus it will be fun! Perfect for the beginner yogi and advanced. Items you may want to bring: yoga mat, towel, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug repellent, and a friend! See you on your mat!

July 29: Back to Basics Fitness Class -- 6:00 to 6:45 pm

Want to get healthy and start an exercise routine but unsure where to begin? Join Community Services and Certified Personal Trainer Kristi O’Donnell as they get BACK TO BASICS. This class involves total body movements specific to increasing your heart rate and developing muscular strength. Being active and following a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated! Please bring a beach-size towel as some exercises will be taking place on the ground.

Discount Amusement Park Tickets -- Sale Begins June 17

posted Jun 14, 2019, 12:52 PM by Nicole Hall   [ updated Jul 8, 2019, 8:09 AM ]

Looking for something fun to do this summer? 

Come grab some discounted passes to area attractions! The following tickets will be available to purchase in-office beginning June 17:
  • Funtown/Splashtown Combo = $30 each
  • Splashtown = $26 each
  • Funtown = $26 each
  • Aquaboggan = $17 each
  • York's Wild Kingdom = $16 each

Summerfest 2019 -- Friday, August 16

posted Jun 5, 2019, 4:44 AM by Nicole Hall

Grab your family and friends and join us for our annual Summerfest event. Festivities begin at the Clifford Kippy Mitchell (High School) Sports Complex at 5:00
pm and feature a road race, musical acts and entertainment, food, games, and so much more. This fun-filled evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display. This is a great family event -- be sure not to miss it!

Date: Friday, August 16
Time: 5:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: Clifford Kippy Mitchell (High School) Sports Complex

Entertainment for 2019
Ongoing:                 The Northeast Buccaneers
7:00 to 9:00 pm:      HelloNewman
9:15 pm:                  Fireworks

Still Accepting Vendors for our 2019 Event! 

Important Beginning/End Dates for School and Summer Camp

posted Apr 29, 2019, 9:41 AM by Nicole Hall

  • Last day of school: Friday, June 14 (half-day)
  • First day of summer day camp: Monday, June 24
  • Last day of summer day camp: Thursday, August 15
  • First day/step-up day for Grades 3, 6, and 9 ONLY: Tuesday, August 27*
  • First days of school for Grades 1-12: Wednesday, August 28, and Thursday, August 29*
  • No school on Friday, August 30 (care available to all Grade K-8 students -- register online now)
  • No school Monday, September 2
  • First day for ALL Grades (include K): Tuesday, September 3*

* If your child is enrolled in the before-school and/or after-school care program on these days and are in school on these days, they will have care. For example, on Tuesday, August 27, we will have care available to Grades 3 and 6 enrollees only.

Online Waitlist Registration for Child Care 2019-20

posted Apr 12, 2019, 7:49 AM by Nicole Hall

Due to increasing demand for child care services, we have had to start a waitlist for services for next year. If your child is currently unenrolled in our programs
or new to Scarborough schools and you are interested in before-school and/or after-school programs for next year, you can enroll on our waitlist beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, April 15.

Direct Link to Waitlist Registration:

  • Login in with your user name and password (these can be obtained by calling the SCS Office at 207-730-4150 [we will be closed on Monday, April 15, for Patriot's Day]).
  • All waitlists will appear below and will be specific to the school site your child will be attending.
  • Select your chosen school site by clicking the + button on the left hand side. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to enable pop-ups to continue registration.
  • Click Proceed to Checkout.

Skate Park Access During Construction

posted Apr 10, 2019, 4:57 AM by Nicole Hall

The skate park at Memorial Park will remain open during the construction of the new public safety building. Construction fencing will restrict access to the park from three sides with access remaining open from the Durant Drive sidewalk. There will be no parking adjacent to the skate park so vehicles will need to park in the High School lot next to Town Hall.

New Brochure Mailing List

posted Mar 18, 2019, 9:14 AM by Nicole Hall

When it comes to the brochures, Scarborough Community Services will continue to post new additions and changes to our programs on our website. This is also
where all of our digital brochures reside. Brochures are usually posted online and then available in print form in our office and at the Scarborough Public Library several weeks later. 

We realize some households like to have a physical copy of the brochure they can use as a reminder to register or to mark up with notes. It is always an option for anyone to stop by and pick up a copy at no cost but we have also started registration for the brochures to be mailed directly to you!

Beginning with the Fall 2019 Brochure (typically available in July), we will offer the opportunity for any household (regardless of residency) to subscribe to the annual brochures. For $10 per year, you will receive the printed brochures in the mail prior to registration periods so that you have an ample amount of time to make plans. If you are interested in this added service, you may register in the Community Services Office at 259 US Route One in Scarborough, or online using the provided link:

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