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Boat America - Spring

$30

with James Katz

Calendar Apr 24, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

For all boaters on inland and coastal waters.This all-ages course is approved by the State of Maine and meets the requirements of the new law requiring boater education for operators between 16 and 25 years of age on inland and coastal waters out to the three mile line. This is the National Association of Boating Law Administrators approved course, honored in all states, on inland and coastal waters, where boater education is required. Course ID Card must be carried when operating on the water. Please bring a notebook/writing utensil.

James Katz, holds a BA from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. He has been a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary since 1996 and currently holds certification as a Navigation Specialist, Instructor, Vessel Examiner and Safety Patrol Boat Coxswain.

Pickleball Taster Section VI

$29

with Andra P Yanchenko

Calendar Apr 28, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Is Pickleball for you?

Join us for the basics for those new to the game and absolute beginners. Learn the rules of scoring, court basics, the non-volley zone, common terms, faults, hot tips, and serving—the most significant difference from tennis. Students will be notified of weather location change the morning of class.

Required: Proof of registration, pickleball paddle and ball (approx. $15–$40 on Amazon, deals for packs of 2 paddles), active wear, weather-appropriate clothing, tennis shoes, and water.

Andra Yanchenko specializes in fitness, functional movement, and racquet sports. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, USTA, USPTA, PTR Coach, and YogaFit Instructor.

OOB History with the Historical Society

$5

with Jeanne Guerin

Calendar Apr 29, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Join volunteers from the Old Orchard Beach Historical Society for a walk down memory lane at the Harmon Memorial Museum. The museum is home to numerous exhibits, including "Museum in the Streets," which depicts twenty past and present views of Old Orchard Beach. Discover the history of the Pier, views and highlights of Ocean Park and a Salvation Army display. Visit the Fire Room, which displays major fires in Old Orchard Beach from 1926 to the present or view pictures of Charles Lindberg's historic landing in Old Orchard Beach! These are just a few of the items of interest you’ll see as you enjoy learning about OOB’s storied past! Taking photos of the displays is prohibited. All proceeds will be donated to the Museum/Historical Society. On-street parking is available on Old Orchard and/or Adelaide Streets or in the lot behind OOB Town Hall.

Note: Donations are not required but are accepted for the upkeep and maintenance of the museum and its collection.

W. Warren Harmon was active within the OOB community from 1915–1952 and wore many hats, including town treasurer, auditor, moderator and superintendent of schools, as well as lifelong involvement in many local organizations. His home was bequeathed to the community in 1974 for exclusive use by the historical society and designated as the Harmon Memorial Museum.

Full Course

Creating Wildlife-friendly Backyards

$29

with Linda Woodard

Calendar May 2, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

By incorporating native plants, water features, habitat restoration and food sources, you can transform your yard and assist Maine wildlife. Discuss ways you can modify your lawn and garden to support birds, bats, frogs, bees, butterflies and many other helpful animals and pollinators. Small changes in native plant cover can have huge impacts and increase the diversity of insects, birds and other wildlife visiting our yards; providing food for native birds indirectly by supporting native insects that birds can consume or directly by providing fruits and seeds. Collaborate with neighbors and amplify your impact by creating essential wildlife corridors. Tuition includes a starter kit and a video on growing native plants.

**Rescheduled (was 4/11).

Linda Woodard, an avid bird watcher, has been Director of the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center for 18+ years. She has taught high school biology, bird watching, marsh ecology, and a wide variety of environmental topics.

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Pickleball Taster Section VII

$29

with Andra P Yanchenko

Calendar May 5, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Is Pickleball for you?

Join us for the basics for those new to the game and absolute beginners. Learn the rules of scoring, court basics, the non-volley zone, common terms, faults, hot tips, and serving—the most significant difference from tennis. Students will be notified of weather location change the morning of class.

Required: Proof of registration, pickleball paddle and ball (approx. $15–$40 on Amazon, deals for packs of 2 paddles), active wear, weather-appropriate clothing, tennis shoes, and water.

Andra Yanchenko specializes in fitness, functional movement, and racquet sports. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, USTA, USPTA, PTR Coach, and YogaFit Instructor.

Full Course

Pickleball Taster Section VIII

$29

with Andra P Yanchenko

Calendar May 5, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 1 week

Is Pickleball for you?

Join us for the basics for those new to the game and absolute beginners. Learn the rules of scoring, court basics, the non-volley zone, common terms, faults, hot tips, and serving—the most significant difference from tennis. Students will be notified of weather location change the morning of class.

Required: Proof of registration, pickleball paddle and ball (approx. $15–$40 on Amazon, deals for packs of 2 paddles), active wear, weather-appropriate clothing, tennis shoes, and water.

Andra Yanchenko specializes in fitness, functional movement, and racquet sports. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, USTA, USPTA, PTR Coach, and YogaFit Instructor.

Spring Plant Walk

$15

with Laura Grover

Calendar May 11, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Who is Stinking Benjamin? What's the difference between wintergreen and teaberry? Are conifer needles safe to ingest? The Saco Heath is a very special ecosystem unlike many others in New England! Come and see rare and familiar plants and learn what is edible, medicinal, poisonous, touchable, smellable and best to be admired from afar! In spring time the heath shares treasures such as lady's slippers and trillium, as well as Maine favorites hemlock and bracken fern. Learn to look closely at the world beginning to bloom in this very unique place! This trail, located on beautiful Wabanaki land, is moderately flat and may be muddy in spots, depending on whether we had rain recently. Half of the trail is a wooden board walk with several stopping points with benches. Rain date 5/12.

Meet in the Saco Heath parking area. Walk starts promptly at 9:30 AM.

Note: Please communicate any accessibility concerns at registration and we will ask Laura to contact you to discuss any needed accommodations.

Required: Proof of registration. Bring binoculars, if desired. Wear comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen and an optional brimmed hat or cap which helps with both sun and bugs.

Laura Grover is a plant and bird hobbyist, botanical illustrator for Fedco Seeds, and a mindfulness ambassador. She has led many plant identification and mindful foraging walks for people of all ages. She enjoys bringing people together to look closely in nature, practice mindfulness outside, and be a sensory animal in the woods.

Full Course

Pickleball Specialty Shots Section II

$29

with Andra P Yanchenko

Calendar May 19, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Practicing the basic strokes of pickleball keeps your game consistent, but one of the more fun things to do is to try out new shots. Strokes allow you to apply action to the ball, whereas a shot is more specific and happens after you have made a stroke. Get an introduction to a variety of shots, including the block, dink, lob and volley shots. Serve and return of serve will also be covered. To have the best experience in this class, players are encouraged to have taken a Pickleball Taster course or played at the beginner level. Rain date 6/2.

Required: Proof of registration, pickleball paddle and ball (approx. $15–$40 on Amazon, deals for packs of 2 paddles), active wear, weather-appropriate clothing, tennis shoes, and water.

Andra Yanchenko specializes in fitness, functional movement, and racquet sports. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, USTA, USPTA, PTR Coach, and YogaFit Instructor.

Full Course




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