Class and Activities Descriptions
The Community Center has many different classes and activities going on. This is a list of some of what currently goes on within the Center each week. View the class calendar for any additional events and/or classes that are schedule. For any questions please contact us at (207) 633-9876 for more information.
“Aging with Ease” Yoga - Support your well-being with this slow, steady, accessible yoga practice that incorporates breath work, guided meditation, joint freeing movements and classical yoga postures. Some benefits of a regular practice are improved balance, stability and flexibility. Yoga supports joint health, bone density, improves respiration, reduces anxiety as it builds concentration, self-confidence and encourages mindfulness. Depression is helped through social connection and making a positive lifestyle choice. All are welcome. No experience needed. Props and modifications will be available. Can do standing or sitting. Facilitated by Janis Sheldon
Art/Paint Open Studio - Friday mornings from ten until noon we invite you to bring an unfinished work or to begin something new---a painting or drawing or sculpture. We have an open studio for all to enjoy. Artists have been gathering for some weeks now. Please feel free to join us!
Beginner Dominoes – This is instruction on how to play Mexican Train before you go on to a group.
Beginner Mah Jong – Mahjong is a tile-based game that originated in China during the Qing dynasty. Come sharpen your skills of tactics, observation, memory, teamwork. 4 players per team. Beginners instruction prior to moving on to the Mah Jong group.
You can always find someone to sit down with and play a game or perhaps teach you how to play Cribbage.
Dominoes – Mexican Train Dominoes. This is the follow-up to Beginner Dominoes.
Drop-In Knitting – instructed by Carol Cragin Bring in UFO (Un Finished Objects) to finish or repurpose. Please BYO (Bring Your Own) needles and yarn. Yarn is often provided by donations made to The Community Center. All levels of experience welcome! This is an open-ended class. Both days and evenings!
Genealogy – Facilitated by Lucy Cressey. Group support to help you get started researching your family tree. Discussions on various resources and records archives. Guest speakers and field trips to Boston and Augusta are offered. A fun way to discover your family or community history!
Increase Inner Peace – Facilitated by Patty Seybold. The Three Principles that Sydney Banks discovered over 40 years ago form an important foundation for our group. The Three Principles are Mind, Consciousness & Thought. Mind, Consciousness and Thought work together in harmony to create our experience of life. In this group, we study and learn about how our minds, consciousness and thought actually work in order to become free to live more completely in the now.
Just Sew – Coordinated by Angel Ames. Bring your own sewing machine and learn how to use it! All levels of experience welcome. Bring your own material/project or use material donated to The Community Center. A fun time! Both day and evenings!
Learn to Crochet – Instructed by Pat Carmolli. Bring in UFO (Un Finished Objects) to finish or repurpose. Please BYO (Bring Your Own) hooks and yarn. Yarn is often provided by donations made to The Community Center. All levels of experience welcome! This is an open-ended class.
Love to Dance! – Instructed by Pat McKee. Gentle movement to Latin style music and old favorites. You can do this class either standing or sitting. No partner required.
Mah Jong –This group is currently full. If you have a foursome and would like to play, please let us know. For beginner instruction, please contact The Community Center.
Open Center - 6-9 pm Every Friday night
Just like what goes on from 10 am - 4 pm. Have a cup of coffee, chat, play games, learn something!
People Helping People – This is a paid program sponsored by the Boothbay Region Health and Wellness Foundation. For information, please contact The Community Center.
Storytelling – Facilitated by Robert Driscoll. A drop in group for any level of writers (journals, articles, short stories, blogs, novels). An opportunity to talk with other people who enjoy putting pen to paper. This is an open forum to encourage people to write. Your level of participation is voluntary. Come, listen, chat…ENJOY!
Tuesday Knitters - A fun and welcoming group of experienced knitting goddesses always ready to help and share. And we're always ready to make room for more! Coordinated by Joan McArdle.
Veterans Advice – Set up a meeting with David Patch to privately discuss any issues that you, as a Veteran or family of a Veteran, may be encountering. Call for more details.
VIP Support Group - (1st Tuesday of the months May, June, August, October, November & December)
Facilitated by Joan Stark To provide information, emotional and social support and an awareness of services and equipment to help treat visual loss.
Wizard of Odds Antiques Appraisal – Richard Plunkett, The Wizard of Odds. Set up an appointment and Richard will appraise your found treasures. $5 per item or 3 for $10. All proceeds are donated to The Community Center. Call for more details.