Adult Programs

The Kittery Community Center would like to announce that we are now taking registrations for the following adult activities. 

Drop-ins Available — Did you know that many of our fitness classes offer a drop-in rate?  It’s best to call in advance to make sure that the session is running for the class you want to try out!

Adult meals & social events

Lunch & Learns

Join us at the KCC for our monthly lunch and learn sessions. Topics will vary. 

Cost: $7, Space is limited, please pre-register in advance

When: 11:30am-1:00pm

Speakers & Topics:

March 19 – David Fazzina, Cole Harrison Insurance, “Life Insurance Fundamentals: What You Need to Know Before You Buy” – Understand different life insurance options and choosing the right kind for you
April 16 – Samik Roy, Kennebunk Savings, “Steps to Financial Freedom” – Setting goals, creating a budget, building savings, reducing debt, evaluating insurance and buying a home – learn about the steps you can take to guide you on your way to lifelong financial success.
May 14 – Kristie Rabasca, YardScaping, “Create a Beautiful and Healthy Lawn without Fertilizers & Pesticides” – This workshop will provide you with tips to have a lawn that is safe for pets and children, and resilient to pests and disease.
June 11 – Lauren Sorgin, Durgin Pines,“Medicare Talk”- Come learn seven new helpful hints to help navigate Medicare to your advantage.

Kittery Celebrity chef breakfasts

We’re back with more local celebrity chefs! Join us in welcoming chefs from various Kittery establishments, as well as those who are Kittery residents.
Cost: $10, Due to limited seating, please register in advance.
When: Tuesdays, Plating begins at 8:00AM, March 10, April 14 , May 12, June 9

Chefs and menus to be announced!

ADULT CLASSES

ZENTANGLE

Join in the Zentangle fun…for anyone and everyone! Welcome to those with previous Zentangle experience, or anyone who wants to try it for the first time! No drawing experience required. Relaxing and fun! Beautiful pen and ink projects each month. Bring your kits – first-timers may borrow materials to “try out” Zentangle. Kits will be available for $10 additonal fee paid directly to the instructor for future classes.

ZENTANGLE I

Instructor: Joyce Amend, CZT
Who: Adults
When: Monthly, 1:30 – 3:00pm, Thursdays, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13
Cost: Resident/Nonresident $10 per class

ZENTANGLE II

This class complements the Zentangle I class and will present a unique and different project.

Instructor: Joyce Amend, CZT
Who: Adults
When: Monthly, 1:30 – 3:00pm, Fridays, Feb 21, Mar 27, Apr 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21
Cost: Resident/Nonresident $10 per class

FREE FITNESS ROOM ORIENTATION

Want to join the fitness room but don’t know where to start? If an introduction to the machines is what you need, join us for an hour-long orientation on our equipment with one of our personal trainers!
 
Cost: Free – Must pre-register by calling 207-439-3800
 
Trainer: Sara Bigelson
When: Wednesdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM, Mar 18, Apr 15
 
Trainer: Kevin Erikson
When: Saturdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 16

TAI CHI - Section I

Join us for this Tai Chi class put on by Michael Johns, who has been teaching for over 30 years. You will learn and practice the Yang style of Tai Chi and the 24 short form movements. The Yang style is the most popular and it consists of slow continuous, soft and circular movements in a flowing form. Tai Chi helps with muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and reduces stress and anxiety. This class is open to all ages and abilities.
 
Instructor: Michael Johns
Who: 18+
When: Mondays, Option 1: 11:30am-12:30pm, March 16-May 11 (No class Apr 20), June 8-July 27 
Option 2: 6:00 – 7:00pm, March 16-May 11 (No class Apr 20), June 8-July 27
Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75, No drop ins

TAI CHI - Section II

In Tai Chi Section 2, you will learn and practice the Yang style of movements 21 through 57 of the 108 movements of the long form. This class is open to anyone who finished basic Tai Chi Class at KCC or that have previous experience with the Yang Style of Tai Chi.
 
Who: 18+
When: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, March 5-April 23
Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75, No drop ins

MAKING SCENTS - THE BASICS OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Learn how to craft your own essential oil products!
 
Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
When: Tuesday, June 30, 5:30 -7:00PM, Theme: Spring
When: Wednesday, August 5, 5:30-7:00PM, Theme: Summer
Cost: $35/Residents, $40/Nonresidents – Includes all supplies

East/west Fusion

This class is an exploration of Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates — disciplines that complement and enhance each other in the connection of breath, body, mind and spirit. We will move through balance and grace, strengthening and lengthening, breath, concentration and mindfulness. We will focus on core and posture. Please do not eat a heavy meal before class. Please bring a mat. This class will be done barefoot.

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: 18+
When: Tuesdays 11:00 –12:00pm, Mar 10-Apr 14, May 5-June 9
Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57, Drop In Fee $13

EVERYBODY CAN DO YOGA

If you sit at a desk all day, if you are rehabilitating from injuries, if you have issues getting up from the floor and down to the floor, if you have arthritic joints/limited joint mobility, if you would just like a yoga class where you know you are not going to jump from one pose to another…then this is the class for you! This form of yoga uses a chair as a prop. We will practice either sitting in a chair or standing and using the chair for support. We will experience increased strength and flexibility. We will restore and increase our balance. We will breathe and relax. We will not be wearing shoes in class. Please do not eat a heavy meal for at least an hour before class. No drop ins

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: Ages 55+

When: Option 1: Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00am, Mar 10-Apr 14, May 5-June 9
Option 2: Fridays, 10:15 – 11:15am, Mar 13-Apr 17, May 8-June 12
 
Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

LINE DANCING

Learn all types of line dancing for beginners to intermediates, waltzes, cha-chas, rhumbas, polkas, etc. This is such a fun class that has choreographed dances that are taught step by step in segments without music and then music is added later. Line dancing is a great way to stay healthy and is great exercise! No experience is necessary and no partner needed!

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: Adults
When: Fridays, 1:00 – 2:30pm until July 10 | 10:00-11:30am starting July 17 through Sept 4
Cost: $5/class, Drop in only

long and strong

A 60-minute full body workout utilizing body weight, light weights, yoga mats and blocks, and our own mind-body awareness. Balance, posture, strength, flexibility and mindfulness will all be addressed. Becky Kollmorgen is a physical therapist, yoga instructor, and certified group fitness instructor. She brings years of teaching experience to the class. Please bring a mat, yoga block, and preferred free weights to class.

Instructor: Becky Kollmorgen
Who: Adults
When: Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am, Mar 12-Apr 16, May 7-June 11
Cost: 6-week sessions, $60/resident, $65/Nonresident

Morning scrunch

Morning Scrunch is suitable for all ages & fitness levels. The class is welcoming and easy to follow for novice exercisers and challenging for those who already train. Scrunch uses dumbbells, tubes and small weighted balls to build and/or improve your current strength level. This 60-minute workout will not only strengthen your entire body but will change the shape of your body by creating more lean muscle mass and reducing body fat. There is also an additional focus on functional core work, stretching and flexibility. Come challenge yourself, strengthen and shape your body and have fun while doing it! Come prepared to work and please bring an exercise mat, water and two pairs of dumbbells to class; applicable to your current fitness level. Ex: 3 lbs. & 5 lbs./ 5 lbs. & 8 lbs./ 8 lbs. & 10 lbs. There are also weights to share. Instructor provides other workout props. You will get a great workout as well as work out with a supportive group and knowledgeable instructor! Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Who: 16+
When: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00am, Apr 8-July 3
Cost: Resident $190 / Nonresident $195| Drop in fee $13 per class

BEND, BREATHE & STRETCH

YOGA – BREATHE & STRETCH is an hour class that incorporates 35 minutes of yoga postures (asanas) followed by 25 minutes of full body stretching, flexibility and balance movements. This class is designed for all ages and is of benefit to deconditioned participants as well as to athletes. It can be a class to get you back in contact with your body or alleviate soreness and tightness from your athletic/sports pursuits or routine activities. No experience is necessary.

Yoga (35 minutes) is for people of all ages. It is never too late—or too early to start. The class includes a vast repertoire of postures and their variations to satisfy a wide range of students and varying abilities. Your practice helps combat stress, improves your balance and body awareness. You will learn healthy breathing techniques and generally improve, enhance or maintain your health and fitness level.

Stretching/flexibility & balance (25 minutes) are very important components of any fitness regime; for general fitness or for better sports performance and injury prevention. Stretching relaxes your muscles and increases blood flow and nutrients to your cartilage and muscles. Other benefits of stretching include: improvements in posture, athletic performance, and energy level, reduction in soreness and cholesterol levels, while encouraging an optimistic outlook. The more one works on flexibility and balance the less likely you are to fall and there will be a noted improvement in your posture.

This will not be a boring, “Am I done yet??” class. We will use straps, yoga blocks and other props that will assist and enhance your workout………and STILL have FUN!! Imagine!! Please bring a yoga mat and water to class. If you have your own blocks or straps bring them along with anything else that assist you in your practice.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Who: 18+
When: Wednesday & Fridays, 10:10 – 11:10am, April 8-July 3
Cost: Resident $190 / Nonresident $195

sahaja yoga meditation

Sahaja Yoga is a unique method of meditation based on an experience called Self-Realization that can occur within each human being. In this class we will learn chakra clearing techniques using the natural elements and affirmations that will deepen the meditative experience. No physical exercise is required.
 
For over 20 years, instructor Jerry Mayfield has shared Sahaja Yoga in universities, libraries, prisons, recovery facilities, senior centers, and street fairs. He teaches voluntarily.
 
Instructor: Jerry Mayfield
Who: 13+
When: Wednesdays through August, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Cost: Free

YOGA CLASSES

Join Niki for a yoga class that is appropriate for all levels. This class is a fusion of gentle movement, mindful breathing, meditation and relaxation. Explore poses and stretches to feel good in your body and improve range of motion. Learn breathing and meditation techniques to improve mental focus and self awareness. In addition to a yoga mat, a blanket or towel is recommended. Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Niki Floros
Who: 16+
When: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00am, Apr 1-May 20, 8-week session
Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75 | Drop in fee $13 per class

Karate

Join 8th Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor of the NE Okinawan Karate Dojo, Greg Lazarus for our new Karate Program! He welcomes students (8 years of age and older) that come to him with the desire to learn the true essence of Matsumura Seito Karate-do. Shihan Lazarus has been training students since 1980.
Our classes stress Traditional Protocol, Self-Discipline and Quality Authentic Training and Techniques. Classes are continued all year. Family discounts are offered. A uniform is required and can be purchased through the instructor. No drop ins.

Instructor: Shihan Greg Lazarus

Who: Ages 8 – 13
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm, Sept – Nov, Dec – Feb, Mar – May

Who: Ages 14 – 65
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:45 – 8:00pm
Sept – Nov, Dec – Feb, Mar – May

Cost: Residents – $200/one and $165/ea add’l family member
Nonresidents – $205/one and $170/ea add’l family member

intermediate TEEN ADULT BALLET

This class will continue the foundations of ballet, including floor stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! Please bring a yoga mat for the floor stretching. Student should either have taken the beginner class or have at least 1 year prior experience.

Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: 13+
When: Option 1: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Apr 7-June 9
Option 2: Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30am, Apr 11-June 13
Cost: Residents $125/Nonresidents $130

ACRYLIC FLUID POUR PAINTING

This class will focus on a fun and easy way to create one-of-a-kind abstract works of art. Even if you’ve never painted before and don’t consider yourself an artist, this technique is something anyone can do. All it takes is the right supplies and a little know-how, (which Joyce will show you). 

Instructor: Joyce Amend

When: Feb 19, Mar 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, Aug 19 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

Cost: $10/participant, plus $3 material fee paid directly to the instructor

Tap Dance

Come and explore Broadway Tap with its rich rhythms and unique styles. Anyone can be a hoofer if the desire to tap their toes is there. Lew-Ann has been teaching for over 30 years. She has taught in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Costa Rica. She has a degree in Theatre and Dance from the University of Maine at Orono.

Instructor: Lew-Ann Leen
Who: 13+

BEGINNER
When: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Mar 10-May 5, (No class April 21)
Cost: 8-week session, Resident $82/Nonresident $87
 
INTERMEDIATE
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Mar 10-May 5, No class April 21)
Cost: 8-week session, Resident $82/Nonresident $87

MANDALA DOT PAINTING

Beautiful Dot Mandalas are meditative symbols created by painting intricate patterns of dots using special dotting tools and acrylic paints. No artistic experience required. A kit consisting of special dotting tools, palette tray, rubber gloves, share of paints, item to paint and more will be required at your first class for a one-time $15 fee – payable to instructor. This is in addition to the class fee of $10. Class size limited.

Instructor: Joyce Amend

When: Monthly, 1:30 – 3:00pm, Thursdays, Feb 27, Mar 26, Apr 30, May 28, June 25, (No class in July), Aug 27

Cost: Resident/Nonresident $10 per class, plus $15 additional one time kit fee paid directly to the instructor

creating the 3rd half of your life

Is your big career and raising your family in the rear-view mirror? Need a new map for the road ahead? Connect to your natural creativity, tap into your inherent wisdom and find your true north with an experiential coaching method that can give you tools to move into the future with clarity and confidence. Each session will include guided meditation, fun creative activities, and opportunities for self-reflection and discussion. Liz Korabek- Emerson, MFA is a certified mindfulness teacher, wellness coach, theatre artist and owner of Korabek Training.

Instructor: Liz Korabek-Emerson, MFA
Who: Adults 40+
When: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, April 21-May 19
Cost: 6-week session, Resident $75/Nonresident $80