Adult Programs

The Kittery Community Center would like to announce that we are now taking registrations for the following adult activities. All registrations must be done at the Community Center-120 Rogers Rd., or online using the button below. We no longer accept phone registrations.

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. Lunch is prepared by Sherrie Morrow – a local resident who trained at the International Culinary Institute and currently works as a professional baker.

Cost: $5, Please pre-register in advance

When: 11:30am-1:00pm

March 19 – Mary Kathryn Brennan, Esq., Attorney at Brennan & Rogers, PLLC – “Thinking about Long Term Care”
Menu: Savory Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Smoked Turkey Sub w/ Cheddar and Shaved Apples, Fresh Garden Salad, Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

April 16 – Harbourside Garden Club – “Getting Your Gardens Ready for Summer”
Menu: Vegetable Soup, Chicken Salad Panini, Early Spring Greens Salad, Strawberry Cake w/ fresh Strawberry Filling

May 14 – Lili Gordon, Massage Therapist and Wellness Coach at A Lebro Center for Well Being – “Deep Dive to Redefine: Break Through the Old Habits of the Mind That Keep You Stuck”
Menu: Old Fashioned Beef Stew, Homemade Yeast Rolls, Fresh Garden Salad, Mixed Berry Hand Pies

 

KCC's Shamrockin' shindig!

A special Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! We’ll have a traditional Irish boiled dinner, plus live Irish step dancers and Celtic music! A night not to be missed!

Cost: $10, Please pre-register by March 8th

When: Thursday, March 14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 

BINGO!

We play once a month with a theme for the day. Prizes are awarded to the winners! Lunch menu available at Front Desk. Cost: $6.50 with lunch or $2.25 without lunch. Please register at least one week ahead if you are having lunch so we may prepare the proper amount of food.

Who: Adults

When: 3rd Friday of Month, 11:00am-1:00pm

March 15 – St. Patty’s Theme 
April 19 – Spring Theme 
May 17 – Year End Bingo Cookout

 

surf and turf lobster luncheon

Don’t miss out on our popular Lobster Luncheon — and this year, we’ve added steak! Available to the first 120 seniors that register and pay in advance. We will serve up lobsters, steak tips, chowder, delicious sides, dessert, and a beverage. As always, tables will be waited on by our summer Adventurer campers! A summertime tradition just got better in 2019!

Sponsored by Chrissy D Lobster, Island Seafood, Taylor Lobster Co., J.P.’s Shellfish Co., and Weathervane Seafoods

Who: Adults

When: Thursday, July 25, 11:30am

Cost: $14

 

*Coming soon* | KCC senior lounge

Kittery Community Center has a new Senior Lounge opening March 4th. Stop by Monday-Friday 7:00am-2:00pm to socialize, play games, have some tea or coffee, or just relax. More programming will be added as we go. A space just for you, in your KCC.

 

Kittery Celebrity chef breakfasts

We’re bringing Kittery’s finest chefs to the KCC to prepare you some of their breakfast specials!

Cost: $9, Must pre-register in advance

When: 8:00-9:30am

March 12 – Jake Smith – The Black Birch
Menu: Lemon Chiffon pancakes, Maine blueberry syrup, Citrus curd, Homemade breakfast sausage

April 9 – David Vargas – Vida Cantina
Menu: Mexican Chorizo Scramble, Blue Corn Meal Cornbread, Tropical fruit bowl and granola

May 7 – Will Myska – OreNell’s BBQ
Menu: Eggs Benedict and Home Fries

 

ADULT CLASSES

ZENTANGLE MEDITATIVE DRAWING

Zentangle is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make beautiful and interesting artworks. If you can draw a line and a circle (perfectly or not), you can Zentangle. The focus of Zentangle is on the process of creation rather than the end result. It is both fun and stress-relieving.
Zentangle embraces beauty and accepts imperfections. This absorbing art form can be enjoyed anywhere and everywhere.

Instructor: Joyce Amend
Who: Adults
When: Monthly, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, June 6, July 11, Aug 8
Cost: Resident/Nonresident $10, plus a one-time optional material
fee of $10 paid directly to instructor

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.

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: 16+
When: Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00pm,
Feb 20, Mar 13, Apr 3
Saturdays: 1:00 – 2:00pm, Mar 16
Cost: Free – Must pre-register though

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: 8 classes – Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, March 18 – May 13 (No class April 15) 
Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75

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.

Instructor: Michael Johns
Who: 18+
When: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, March 21-May 9 (8 classes)
Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75

Tai Chi - Combined Section I & II

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. 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, 5:30 – 6:30pm, June 3 – Aug 26
Cost: $10 per class, Drop in only

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 11:00am – 12:00pm, March 12 – April 16,
May 7 – June 11
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, Session I: March 12 – April 16,
Session II: May 7 – June 11
Option 2: Tuesdays, 12:30 -1:30pm, Session I: March 12- April 16,
Session II: May 7 – June 11
Option 3: Fridays, 10:15 – 11:15am, Session I: March 15 – April 19,
Session II: May 10-June 14
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 10:00 – 11:30am thru June 14
Fridays 1:00pm – 2:30pm June 21 – Sept 6
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: Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1:30pm, March 5 – April 9
Cost: 6-week session $60/resident, $65/Nonresident

ball body workout

Ball Body Workout is a perfect workout that improves agility, balance, strength, coordination and cardiovascular health.
The workout burns fat and increases lean muscle. Ball Body is challenging, doable, joint friendly and FUN for all levels of fitness. It is divided into four segments: warm up, strength and cardio, core and finals stretches. The warm up – includes patterns that bring awareness to posture and breathing and warms and prepares the muscles as you are acclimated to the ball. Please bring exercise mat & filled ball to class.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Who: 18+
When: Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:00am, April 18 – June 6th
Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

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 April 17 – June 7
Cost: Resident $105/Nonresident $110

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, 10:00-11:00am, April 17 – June 7
Cost: Resident $105/ Nonresident $110

BALL BODY WORKOUT

Ball Body Workout is a perfect workout that improves agility, balance, strength, coordination and cardiovascular health. The workout burns fat and increases lean muscle. Ball Body is challenging, doable, joint friendly and FUN for all levels of fitness. It is divided into four segments: warm up, strength and cardio, core and final stretches. The warm up – includes patterns that bring awareness to posture and breathing and warms and prepares the muscles as you are acclimated to ball. The strength & cardio component alternates short cardio drills on the ball with muscle challenging exercises to work all the major muscles of the body. The core segment focuses on core strengthening designed to improve range of motion, stability, coordination and balance; resulting in a stronger core, improved posture and better body alignment. A final stretch brings the body back into balance and relaxation with a series of stretches for all the muscle groups you have just worked. Please bring an exercise mat and ball to class.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Who: 18+
When: Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am Sept 20 – Dec 6 (no class 11/22)
Cost: Resident $55/Nonresident $60

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,
April 10 – May 15, 6-week session
Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

Beginner TEEN ADULT BALLET

This class will introduce 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! No prior dance experience necessary. No drop ins.

Instructor: Susan Duffy
Who: Ages 13+
When: 6-week session, April 9 – May 21 (No class 4/23), Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Cost: Residents $62/Nonresident $67

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 I: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Apr 9 – June 18 (No Apr 23)
Option II: Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30am,
Apr 6 – June 15 (No Apr 27)
Cost: Residents $125/Nonresident $130

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, Mar – May,
June – August, Sept – Nov

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

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

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: 8-week session, Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30pm, Mar 12 – May 7 (No April 16)
Intermediate
When: 8-week session, Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Mar 12 – May 7 (No April 16)

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