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

September 26 – Jeffrey Pelkey – “Changes and Choices in the Funeral Industry”

October 24 – Becky Kollmorgen, Physical Therapist  – “Balance Basics”

November 14 – Detective Brian Cummer, Kittery Police Dept. – “Identity Theft”

December 19 – Drika Overton, Director and Founder of The Dance Hall, “History of American Jazz Music & Dance”

January 30 – Jennie Cutten & Mike Guy, “Medical Power of Attorney”

February 27 – Lisa Linehan, KLT Executive Director, “Getting to know the Kittery Land Trust”

Veterans' harvest luncheon

Join us for our annual harvest luncheon celebration! A turkey dinner with all the fixings! We will be saying “Thank you!” to our veterans by providing this meal for free to all who have served our country.

When: Thursday, November 7, 11:30am

Cost: Veterans – FREE / All others – $8, Please pre-register by calling 207-439-3800. Seating is limited.

 

Kittery Celebrity chef breakfasts

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

Cost: $10, Space is limited, must register in advance

When: Plating begins at 8:00AM

October 15 – Pepperrell Cove
November 19 – Robert’s Maine Grill
December 10 – The Blue Mermaid Island Grill
January 21 – Lil’s Cafe
February 11 – The Raleigh

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
Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12, Jan 9, Feb 13
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!
 
Cost: Free – Must pre-register by calling 207-439-3800
 
Trainer: Sara Bigelson
When: Wednesdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 11, Jan 8, Feb 19
 
Trainer: Kevin Erikson
When: Saturdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14, Jan 4

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, Sept 16 – Nov 18, Jan 6 – Mar 9 (No class 1/20 & 2/17)
Option 1: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Option 2: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
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.
 
Who: 18+
When: Thursdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Sept 19 – Nov 7, Jan 9 – Feb 27
Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75

MAKING SCENTS - THE BASICS OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Learn how to craft your own essential oil products!
 
Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Theme: Harvest Gathering
When: September 19, 6:00PM-7:30PM
 
Theme: Peaceful Holiday
When: December 10, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
 
Cost: $35/Kittery 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 11:00am – 12:00pm, Sept 17 – Oct 22, Nov 12 – Dec 17
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+

Option 1: Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00am, Sept 17 – Oct 22, Nov 12 – Dec 17
Option 2: Tuesdays, 12:30 -1:30pm, Sept 17 – Oct 22, Nov 12 – Dec 17
Option 3: Fridays, 10:15 – 11:15am, Sept 20 – Oct 25, Nov 15 – Dec 20
 
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, 1:00PM-2:30PM beginning Sept 13
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, 9:30am – 10:30am, Sept 19 – Oct 31 (No class 10/10), Nov 7 – Dec 19 (No class 11/28)
Cost: Resident $60/Nonresident $65

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: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00 – 10:00am
 
Session 1: Sept 16 – Oct 11 (No class 10/4)
Cost: Residents $75/ Nonresident $80
 
Session 2: Nov 18 – Dec 27 (No class 12/25)
Cost: Resident $115/Nonresident $120 | Drop in fee $13/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, 10:00 – 11:00am
 
Session 1: Sept 18 – Oct 11 (No class 10/4)
Cost: Resident $45/
Nonresident $50
 
Session 2: Nov 20 – Dec 27 (No class 12/25)
Cost: Resident $75/ Nonresident $80

sahaja yoga

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 starting September 18, 6:00PM – 7:15PM
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,
Sept 18 – Oct 13, 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: Oct 22 – Dec 10, Jan 14 – Feb 18
Cost: Resident $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 1: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Sept 17 – Dec 3, Jan 7 – Mar 24
Option 2: Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30am, Sept 21 – Dec 7, Jan 11 – Mar 28
Cost: Residents $125/Nonresidents $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, 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

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, Sept 17 – Nov 5
Cost: Resident $82/Nonresident $87
 
INTERMEDIATE
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Sept 17 – Nov 5
8-week session
Cost: Resident $82/Nonresident $87