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2018-19 Fall Winter Spring

2018-19 Fall Winter Spring Brochure

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Registration Information and Policies

We are happy to report that Rec1 is now mobile friendly! We will notify you if the class has been canceled or changed.
You may register online at www.yorkparksandrec.org using a credit The York Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to
card. Each program session is considered a new class. All individuals cancel or consolidate any program that does not meet minimum
must register for all sessions they wish to participate in. Please registration numbers.
remember that you are not automatically registered into additional
sessions until your registration is complete, including payment. If you need to withdraw from a program, you must notify us no less
than one week prior to the first class.
Online Registration Helpful Hints:
You will receive a full refund if we are notified at least one week in
■ When you are registering your child for a program and online advance of the program start date.
registration will not allow you to select your child’s name because
their grade is either “Too High” or “Too Low”, try this: If the Parks and Recreation Department cancels the program you
will receive a full refund.
✦ Click on “Account” in the upper left hand corner
✦ Click on the “Edit” button next to your child’s name We do not give refunds after the start of the program.

Select their current grade from the drop down menu We would like all program participants to be advised that the York
School Department has priority over all school facilities. This, on
✦ Click “Save”. This should solve the problem when you try occasion, may cause recreation programs to be canceled. We will
make every effort to avoid this, however, should it occur, we will
to register them again (Unfortunately our online registration do our best to notify program participants in advance. All canceled
program does not automatically roll over grades each year). programs will be rescheduled if possible.
■ If you forgot your Parks and Recreation account password please
do not create a new account. Instead Non-residents are subject to an adjustment of fees.

✦ Click on the “Login” button in the upper left hand corner All persons participating in Parks and Recreation Department
✦ Click on the “Forgot Password” link sponsored programs and activities do so at their own risk and
✦ Enter your email address and a new password will be without recourse to the Town of York, its agents, officers or
employees.
emailed to you (Please note that you may change your
password once you are logged in by clicking on “Account” Behavior & Conduct Policy
■ Can’t find the program you are looking for?
All Participants in York Parks and Recreation Department programs
✦ Visit www.yorkparksandrec.org and select the “Programs” tab. are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will
✦ In the drop-down menu choose “Register Now” for a full list not tolerate any hitting, name calling, foul language, destruction
of property or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the
of programs. staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of behavior,
the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss
✦ Type in the program or keyword that you are looking for and participants from the program. No refund will be given.

click the “Filter” box. This should bring up all programs that ADA
pertain to your search.
■ Are you still having problems with online registration? If so, If you have a disability or injury and need additional accommodations
please call the office during normal business hours and we would to participate in any of our programs, please contact our office. It is
be happy to assist you! recommended that any request for accommodation be made prior
to two weeks before a program start date to insure that we can do
You may register online, anytime, or by phone, during office our best to provide reasonable accommodation.
hours, 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. You may, also, come into
the office and make a payment for the activity by check, cash or Pictures
credit card. We accept all major credit cards with the exception of
American Express. We randomly choose pictures of adults and children who
participate in our programs to be printed in our publications or
Refund Policy sent out to area papers. Please notify us if you do not wish to have
your picture published.
We do not send or call with confirmations for our programs.
Consider yourself or your children enrolled in the program of your
choice when you have completed the registration process and
made payment. Your online registration receipt will show your
program details.


2 Message From The Parks

Parking & Recreation Board

Parks and Recreation Department program participants are not There has been a lot of talk and speculation over the years about
exempt from Town of York parking regulations. When participating how the Town of York can better serve the recreation needs of the
in our programs please pay close attention to permit and/or meter various segments of York’s population. Frequently, this has focused
requirements. on the idea of a Multi-generational Community Center.

Scholarships In December 2015, the Parks and Recreation Board proposed to the
Board of Selectmen that a needs assessment study be done to de-
Stonewall Kitchen and York Community Service Association in termine the scope of the facilities that would be necessary in order
conjunction with the York Parks and Recreation Department and to achieve an appropriate level of services for seniors and others.
York Hospital offers a scholarship program for children in need. These Subsequently, a Community Center Needs Assessment Committee
scholarships are available to serve our core programs and do not include (CCNAC) consisting of York residents and specialized support staff
special events. Families needing assistance should pick up a scholarship from the University of New Hampshire was appointed by the BOS.
application at the Parks and Recreation office. Proof of residency is
required at the time of application. All requests are confidential. No This Community Center Needs Assessment Committee completed
child in our community is ever turned away from participating in our its work in May of 2018 and submitted a formal report to the Board
core programs; however, in recent years our scholarship program has of Selectmen. In order to proceed to the next planning phase
tripled. If you would like to help support our Scholarship efforts by (a feasibility study) the formal report of the CCNAC needs to be
making a contribution, please contact the office at 363-1040. incorporated into the Town of York’s Comprehensive Plan. This step
requires the approval of the residents of York.
York Parks and Recreation Information:
This issue will come before the voters in November. The members
Office Location: 200 US Route 1 of the Parks and Recreation Board urge voters to approve this
Grant House/Goodrich Park, York, ME action. Doing so will allow the planning process to proceed without
Phone: (207) 363-1040 at this time committing the Town to any financial obligation.
Mailing Address: 186 York Street, York, ME 03909
E-Mail: parks-rec@yorkmaine.org Thank you for your consideration.
Website: www.yorkparksandrec.org
The Parks and Recreation Board:
York Parks and Recreation Staff: Skip Hartwell
Brenda Knapp
Robin Cogger, Director Email: rcogger@yorkmaine.org Ron McAllister, Chair
Mike Modern
Ryan Coite, Parks Foreman Email: rcoite@yorkmaine.org Frank Wright

Ryan Avery, Recreation Specialist / Nubble Light

Email: ravery@yorkmaine.org

Robin Kerr, Conservation Coordinator Email: rkerr@yorkmaine.org

Andy Kaherl, Recreation Coordinator Email: akaherl@yorkmaine.org

Liz Cooper, Special Events Coordinator

Email: lcooper@yorkmaine.org

Erin O’Dea, Administrative Assistant Email: eodea@yorkmaine.org

Janice Callaghan, Administrative Assistant

Email: jcallaghan@yorkmaine.org

Pam Lombardi, Youth Enrichment Coordinator

Senior Center Staff:

Brenda Bracy, Facility Coordinator Email: bbracy@yorkmaine.org

Janis Marshall-Colby, Membership Services Coordinator

Email: jmarshall@yorkmaine.org

Nancy Garfield, Chef Email: ngarfield@yorkmaine.org

Senior Center Advisory Board:
Carollyn Anderson, Alternate
Emily Cambray
Stephanie Guidetti
Jeanette McGrath
Deborah J. Meyers, Alternate
Bruce A. Rennie, Chair
Jacqueline A. Valentino

Fall/Winter 2018 - 2019


Nubble Light / Sohier Park 3

Our community has one of the most beautiful lighthouse parks Mount Agamenticus
in the country. The preservation and up-keep of this historic Conservation Program
landmark is extremely important and is largely dependent on
community volunteers. Under the watchful eye of the Sohier Park Mount Agamenticus has become
Committee, the Parks and Recreation Department is responsible a favorite destination for visitors
for maintenance and operations at the Park. Funding is primarily and locals alike! Just a short trip
derived from a small gift shop, which is located in the Welcome up Mountain Road will reward
Center at the park. The Center is open daily from late April through you with a scenic summit park
late October. Your patronage and donations have doubled the size with incredible views and miles of
of the gift shop and newly remodeled bathroom facilities and have well-marked and maintained trails.
funded the recent Nubble historic restoration project. It’s no wonder that over 40,000
area residents and regional visitors
Gift Shop & Restrooms Hours of Operation venture to Mount A each year!

Restrooms: End of April – Late October (7 days per week) The three-hilled area is also home to vernal pool species, rare
7:00am – 7:00pm plants and animals and is the heart of five watersheds that
Gift Shop: First of May -– Mid October (7 days per week) provide drinking water for southern York County residents. State,
9:00am -– 7:00pm local and non-profit landowners work together to protect and
All Proceeds go to the upkeep of Sohier Park and Nubble Light cooperatively manage this land. These landowners make up the
Mount Agamenticus Steering Committee and include: The Towns
of York and South Berwick, The York Water District, Maine Dept. of
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Great Works Regional Land Trust, and
York Land Trust. Together, these partners strive to maintain safe,
responsible, and enjoyable public access to Mount A’s trail system
while conserving the unfragmented forests and biological richness
that exists here.

Thanks to the continued collaborative conservation efforts of
our partners, crew, volunteers and donors, Mount A is a natural
treasure and an invaluable resource for wildlife, water, and
recreation!

Spend time exploring the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region
and strengthening connections with the outdoors. Here are some
ways to experience Mount A thru work and play!

FIND US ON
SOCIAL MEDIA & THE WEB

Please visit our website www.NubbleLight.org
to see our New Webcams.
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/capeneddick
Twitter:
www.twitter.com/nubbleofficial
Instagram:
@NubbleLighthouse

York Parks and Recreation 363-1040


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Start your journey at the Learning Lodge!

The old ski lodge has been converted to a visitor center and is open weekends from
Memorial Day thru Columbus Day from 11am-3pm. Inside you will find a variety of
educational activities and displays for all ages. There are touch tables with replica
animal tracks and scat, animal pelts and skulls, and games relating to native
plants and wildlife. There is also a wonderful 3D topographical map model that
depicts the region’s ground cover, trails, and water bodies. A small gift shop
with clothing, hats, water bottles, totes and other souvenirs featuring unique
Mount A screen prints or embroidered designs are available for purchase

with proceeds benefiting stewardship and outreach efforts at the mountain. The Learning Lodge is available to rent seasonally for
scheduled group visits and meetings. Sorry- Lodge is closed in the winter. Come, look, and learn!

Kid’s Corner at the Learning Lodge Halloween in Nature

Weekends Memorial Day – Columbus Day Saturday, October 20th, 2018
A free, drop-in program for families featuring guided, nature-in- 5:30-7:30pm
spired crafts. The Kids’ Corner inspires kids to explore and look Ever wonder what those bumps, howls, hoots and screeches in the
more closely at nature and encourages connections with the night really are? Come find out with our friends from the Center for
outdoors and the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region. Each Wildlife! Be sure to wear your Halloween costumes and you’ll be
weekend we present fun natural science topics created especially able to take a picture with the CFW’s animal ambassadors. We will
for kids that gives them and their families an opportunity to create meet at the Learning Lodge for a program with the ambassadors,
an inspired and related craft. then grab your flashlight and join us on a twilight hike. We’ll call for
owls and listen for other animals that go bump in the night! Reser-
StoryWalkTM vations required. Your donation of $7/person makes this program
possible. For more info, visit http://www.thecenterforwildlife.org/
Year-round events. To register, email fellow@thecenterforwildlife.org.
The StoryWalkTM program combines the benefits of physical
activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking Three Hill Hike
children’s books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational
path or hiking trail. To find the beginning, start at the base parking Sunday, November 4th, 2018
area and then follow the pages along the western side of the Ring 9:00am-3:00pm
Trail to Witch Hazel Trail and finish near the summit. Stories are Enjoy the last of the fall foliage season and explore Mt. A’s vast trail
changed out seasonally. Our Fall 2018 story will be Forest Bright, network and habitats. Join Great Works Regional Land Trust and
Forest Night by Jennifer Ward. This winter come check out: Little Mt. A guides for a full day of hiking as we ascend all three of the
Brother Moose by James Kasperson. Then stay tuned for a new area’s hills including the elusive Third Hill. Repaint the picture of
feature this spring! the past by walking down old logging roads, ski trails and alongside
stonewalls, foundations and rock piles. Moderate to difficult hike
(~7 miles); $5 suggested donation for non-members. To register,
email info@gwrlt.org or call GWRLT at 207-646-3604.

Beaver Moon Adventure

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
5:30pm hike, 6:30pm-8:00pm program
Escape the craziness of Black Friday & join the Center for Wildlife &
Mount A staff for a peaceful sunset tour of an old beaver site and
habitat. Then, as the moon rises, enjoy an informative slide show
presentation in the Learning Lodge. Relax, and learn about the vital
role beavers have in the ecosystem, how they hustled and bustled
to prepare for winter, and important management considerations.
Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible. For more
info, visit http://www.thecenterforwildlife.org/events. To register,
email fellow@thecenterforwildlife.org.

Fall/Winter 2018 - 2019


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Natures Nesters

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm
Different species find mates, build nests, lay eggs, and raise their
young in incredibly different ways. Learn about our local nesters
with live animal ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife and
what you can do to help them. Then if you’d like, build your very
own bird box to take home! Program is open to all ages; parental
guidance required for optional bird box building. Your donation of
$7 for program make events like this possible. There is an added
fee of $20 for bird box building activity. For more info, visit http://
www.thecenterforwildlife.org/events. To register, email fellow@
thecenterforwildlife.org

Making Tracks with Wildlife Breakfast with Birds

Saturday, January 19th, 2019 Saturday, May 25th, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm 10:00am-12:00pm
What happened here? Whose footprint is that? Join Center for Shed that winter jacket, feel the warmth of the sun, smell the
Wildlife and Mt. Agamenticus to answer these questions and emerging flowers, watch those critters scurry and listen to their
more! Following an environmental education program including calls. Join educators and ambassadors as you tour the baby bird
live animal ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife and a book room at the Center for Wildlife, then learn about local wildlife
reading of “Porcupine’s Promenade” by author Lyn Smith, we will including native birds and how to identify them in the wild. Finally,
take a walk and identify the tracks and sign of our local wildlife. By test your new skills on a hike around the trails at Mount Agamen-
recognizing the wing-prints of an owl catching their prey, or the ticus as we search for birds and other indicators of the changing
midden left over by a red squirrel’s snack, we can learn so much season. Open to all ages, moderate hike. Your donation of $7 per
about our wildlife’s winter habits! We will also practice making person makes this program possible. For more info, visit http://
our own tracks and seeing how our actions look in the fresh fallen www.thecenterforwildlife.org/events. To register, email fellow@
snow! Open to all ages, moderate hike. Your donation of $7/ thecenterforwildlife.org.
person makes this program possible. For more info, visit http://
www.thecenterforwildlife.org/events. To register, email fellow@ Wetland Walk
thecenterforwildlife.org.
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
Seeking Sweethearts 10:00am-12:00pm
The Mount A region has the highest concentration of vernal pools
Saturday, February 9th, 2019 in the state and is home to three threatened and endangered
5:30pm-7:30pm species. Join us and the Center for Wildlife with live animal ambas-
Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a fun owl sadors to learn about seasonal life cycles, critical habitats, and the
courtship and nesting program followed by a snowshoe (or hike) difference between facultative and obligate species. Then hike to
owl prowl! This is the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day event connecting nearby vernal pools, ephemeral streams, and wetlands. Open to all
friends and families with Mt. A’s natural world while promoting ages, moderate hike. Your donation of $7/person makes this pro-
outdoor physical activity and good health during a time of year gram possible. For more info, visit http://www.thecenterforwildlife.
when we may all need extra motivation coming out of our own org/events. To register, email fellow@thecenterforwildlife.org.
hibernation! Come meet Center for Wildlife’s live owl education
ambassadors inside the Learning Lodge and then see if we can hear York Parks and Recreation 363-1040
their calls in the night. Open to all ages, moderate hike/snowshoe.
Your donation of $7/person makes this program possible. For more
info, visit http://www.thecenterforwildlife.org/events. To register,
email fellow@thecenterforwildlife.org.


6 Adopt- A-Trail

Volunteer Community Workdays Year-round
This program is an all-volunteer effort that provides community
9:00 am – 12:30 pm members and trail users with an opportunity to become involved
Let’s work together to take care of Mt. A and other local parks! We in conserving and maintaining the many miles of multiple use
are hosting one more community work day this fall to wrap up the trails threaded throughout the Mount Agamenticus Conservation
season. Plus, we have scheduled new dates for spring 2019! Region. Volunteers can help by “adopting” a favorite trail and take
responsibility for its upkeep. Adopters assist the Conservation
Fall Workday Crew by monitoring, maintaining and enhancing trails and trail-
head facilities. Once trained, volunteers work at their own pace
November 3rd: We will focus on tool maintenance and repair. Feel and on their own schedule with a minimum requirement of 2 trail
free to bring along your personal tools as well! working days a year.

Spring Workdays Additional Opportunities:

April 6th: Help us with spring cleanup and trails maintenance at Join the Friends of Mount Agamenticus and come to monthly
Goodrich Park (home of the Parks and Recreation office/Grant meetings to plan and advocate for the Mt. Agamenticus
House)! Conservation Program.
April 27th: Celebrate Earth Day by helping us pick up trash along
trails and roadways at Mount A. Donations and Monetary Contributions are also always welcome
May 18th: Spring trails cleanup at Mount A includes: cutting and greatly appreciated!
vegetation, blazing trails, cutting and moving downed trees and
branches, trash pick-up. To sign up for a program or workday, or to learn more about
June 1st: It’s National Trails Day! Learn the ins-and-outs of being a the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program please visit our
Trail Adopter at Mount A. website: www.agamenticus.org.
Please bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, water bottles, and snacks.
We provide tools and post workday refreshments. To register for a
work day, e-mail dradatz@yorkmaine.org. Together, many hands
make light work!

Connect with us!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MountAgamenticus
Instagram: instagram.com/mtagamenticus
Conservation: 207-361-1102.

Fall/Winter 2018 - 2019


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York Parks and Recreation Department Senior Center

The York Senior Center, located at 36 Main Street in York Beach, is Balance Classes
a member-based organization run by the Town of York Parks and
Recreation Department. The Center’s Staff is dedicated to providing Advanced on Wednesdays and Beginners on Tuesdays
individuals in our community, age 50 and over, with opportunities 1:00pm – 1:45pm
to socialize, learn, recreate and be well, through participation in These are a series of gentle workouts that help strengthen joints
activities and programs that are designed to enrich the mind, body and improve balance. Classes are low-impact and designed to
and soul. work with vertigo, neuropathy, memory issues, joint cartilage and
more. Sessions are six weeks and must be completed in succession.
Senior Center Annual Membership runs from July 1st to June Participants must register in advance.
30th of the following year. Membership is open to Residents for a
$15.00 fee and Non-residents for a $22.00 fee. All members receive Ballroom Dancing
a monthly newsletter and program guide, “The Scoop”. For non-
members interested in what’s going on at the Senior Center, copies Mondays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
of “The Scoop” are available at the Senior Center office and on Have you ever wanted to learn to ballroom dance? Did you know
the Town’s website. Programs are also posted on the public access that ballroom dancing is GREAT exercise? Well this is for you. We
television channel 1301. Some of our programs are reserved for are excited to be able to offer ballroom dance lessons at York
members only, however there are many programs offered to the Senior Center and are fortunate to have Luis Nagle, Professional
community at large, we welcome all to join in! Ballroom Dancer and Instructor. Luis has instructed for many years
at the Portsmouth Ballroom and he’s excited to offer this program
We offer our members wireless internet access. Members are for our Senior Center. You don’t even need a partner to be able to
welcome to bring lap top computers, iPads, Kindles and any other learn! If you have a partner, great, bring them with you.
devices that you might have that require internet service. This class will begin on Mondays at 10:00am and run until noon.

While our programs and activities change from month to month, Please call the Senior Center to register for this program.
the following programs are offered on a regular daily, weekly or Cost: Members; $5.00 per class,
monthly basis. We welcome you to give them a try. Non-Members $8.00 per class.

AARP Defensive Driving Class Please note that members will have priority as space is limited for
this class. C’mon and get your dancing shoes on and get ready to
Thursday, May 16th, 2019 - 9:00am dance!
Contact the Senior Center for details, 207-363-1036.
Beyond the Pages - Book Club/Movie Club

A popular book club with discussion and a matinee movie of the
book! Call the Senior Center for more information 207-363-1036

Blood Glucose Screening

Third Tuesday of every month – 10:30am-11:30am
The York Ambulance Association joins us on the third Tuesday of
every month to provide a finger stick blood glucose screening for any
member interested in having their glucose levels tested. The staff
from the Ambulance Association will also be available to provide
blood pressure checks. Be sure to stop in any time between 10:30am
and 11:30am to have your glucose and blood pressure checked.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Wednesdays, 9:00am - 9:30am
The Senior Center offers a walk-in blood pressure clinic on
Wednesday mornings.

York Parks and Recreation 363-1040


8 Craft Club – Bring your own

Bowling – Wii Tuesdays, 1:00pm
Are you a knitter? Love to scrapbook? Maybe you make cards or
Thursdays, 1:00pm jewelry? Are you tired of crafting at home alone? Whatever you
Did you know that Wii Bowling is fast becoming more popular enjoy doing, you are invited to pack it up and bring it to the Senior
than BINGO among retirees? Yes, it’s true! Who doesn’t remember Center on Tuesday afternoons for a gathering of similar-minded, craft
their first date at the bowling alley or those bowling shirts and loving folk. What a productive way to socialize and share ideas.
personalized bowling balls? The best part of Wii bowling is that
anyone can do it, even you! No need to worry about throwing your Craft Classes
back out or hauling around a heavy ball. Success can be found with
the gentle motions of a remote control. You can even sit, if it’s Each month you’ll find a new craft to involve yourself in here at
easier for you. We hope that you’ll plan to give it a try, it’s a ton of York Senior Center. Some crafts are free while others involve a
fun and ALL are welcome. minimal cost for supplies. We offer a wide variety of interests
including calligraphy, paper quilling, sewing, card-making, wreath
Bridge making, cookie decorating and various other fun projects.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00pm Cribbage
If you’re interested in learning this popular card game, then plan
to register in the office to join us. If you’re an avid bridge player, Daily, 8:00am – 11:30am
this is for you as well! Players are emailed updated contact lists Join us for cribbage any morning or every morning, Monday -
to organize a foursome. Players may self-schedule on Tuesday Friday! We play from 8:00am until 11:30am daily. Come and enjoy
and Thursday at 1:00pm in our dining room. This is a great way to the camaraderie - the more, the merrier!
spend an afternoon and meet new friends!
Dominoes
Cell Phone and Tablet Help
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 1:00pm
Are you another proud owner of one of those hand-held devices Our group plays the game called “Mexican Train”. If you know it,
your children insisted you have, but you’ve no idea how to use it? that’s great, if you don’t we’ll teach you. All are welcome to play
You are not alone! Watch the Scoop for upcoming cell phone and this exciting game; we look forward to seeing you here.
tablet help where you can offer up questions you’d like answered
or just come join us and just maybe you’ll learn some things you Foot Care Service
did not know.
Wednesdays, 8:00am-11:00am
The Senior Center, with York Hospital, offers a foot care clinic on
Wednesdays. This service is available by appointment only, so
please call the Center to make your appointment (207) 363-1036.
Cost $15.00

Hairdresser Service

Wednesdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm, by appointment
Our hairdresser, Susan, is available by appointment on Wednesday
afternoons from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Hairdressing service is
$10.00. If you’d like an appointment, call the office (207) 363-1036.

Hand and Foot

Tuesdays, 1:00pm
Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun playing Hand and Foot. Hand
and Foot is a North American game related to Canasta, where each
player is dealt two sets of cards, one is the hand which is played first
and the other is the foot which is played when the hand has been
used up. We’re happy to report that we have several players! Some
have played before, while others are learning. This is a quick game to
learn and everyone is willing to help! Join us on Tuesday afternoon!

Fall/Winter 2018 - 2019


Line Dancing 9

Fridays, 10:30am Meal Program
We are so excited that one of our members, Dianne Anderson,
who currently teaches Line Dancing at the Wells Senior Center, has We serve home-cooked meals at 12:00pm, Monday - Friday. Our
agreed to teach here at the York Senior Center too! If you enjoy in-house chef works to provide you with the very best in both
line dancing, be sure to mark your calendars and plan to join us the variety and quality of meals. A meal donation of $4.00 per
and kick up your heels! Members pay $2 to the instructor, Non- member is suggested. Non-member guests are always welcome at
members pay $3. a suggested donation of $5.00 per person. Reservations for dining
may be made up until 3:00pm the day before you wish to join us. In
Lunch & Learn Series some cases, should space permit, we will accept reservations until
9:00am on a given day. Monthly menus may be found in The Scoop
Each month you’ll find special Lunch & Learn programs on various or on the website. In addition to noon time meals, complimentary
topics of interest. If you join us for the Lunch & Learn presentation (donations appreciated) coffee and “nibbles” are available each
and also register for lunch, your lunch is half off that day. morning for our members.

Participants must register for Lunch & Learn programs in the office Morning Walk
in advance.
Fridays, 8:30am
Mahjong Join us for Friday morning walks at 8:30am at the Senior Center.
We will take different routes each time, as long as the weather is
Fridays, 1:00pm good and the sidewalks are passable! Our walk will last between
Mahjong is a game that originated in China, commonly played by 45 minutes and an hour and all walkers are welcome to join us all
four players. Similar to the game of Rummy, Mahjong is a game year round!
of skill, strategy and calculation that involves a certain degree
of chance. The game is played using a set of 136 tiles based on Out N’ About Breakfast Club
Chinese characters and symbols. If you are a Mahjong player
looking for a game, we welcome you to join us. If Mahjong is a Join us for our monthly Breakfast Club. Each month we venture out
game that you would like to learn be sure to check in with us as we to various locations and enjoy Breakfast on our own. This is a great
occasionally offer lessons. way to meet new people and make new friends. We hope that
you’ll make plans to join us at 8:30am. Don’t miss out as the York
Learn Mahjong – for the beginner Senior Center ventures out into the community!
REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE AT THE SENIOR CENTER (363-1036)
Thursdays, 1:00pm IS A MUST, SPACE IS LIMITED, BE SURE TO REGISTER EARLY!
Interested in learning Mahjong? Now you can learn Mahjong or Call the Senior Center for more information and pricing
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meets each Thursday afternoon at 1:00pm.

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Out N’ About Dinner Club Passes available beginning November 8th
Our annual swim program for Senior Center members will return
We will venture out to local eateries and enjoy dinner on your beginning November 16th. We have a limited number of swim
own. We offer our mini bus for the ride to the location, or you may passes only available to members who have renewed their
drive yourself. When you sign up for the Dinner Club, please let us membership by November 1, 2018. The pool will be available
know if you will be traveling on your own or taking our mini bus. from 9:00am until 1:00pm on Monday through Friday. This is
Our Mini Bus leaves from the Senior Center. Detailed information great exercise, especially during the winter months! Special
is posted, monthly, in the Scoop! Don’t miss out as the York THANK YOU to the Anchorage! Please call for more information
Senior Center ventures out into the community! REGISTRATION IN (207) 363-1036.
ADVANCE AT THE SENIOR CENTER (363-1036) IS A MUST, SPACE IS
LIMITED, BE SURE TO REGISTER EARLY! Call the Senior Center for Take A Hike Club
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May – September, 9:45am
Pinochle or Whist York Land Trust Presents Special Places in York
York Senior Center in collaboration with York Land Trust will offer
Mondays, 1:00pm guided walks starting in May and ending at the end of September.
Are you interested in playing Pinochle or Whist? Great! Mark We will visit five public preserves in York: Smelt Brook, Highland
your calendars to join a new group of Pinochle and Whist players Farm, Hilton-Winn, McIntire Highlands and McFeely Preserves.
on Mondays at 1:00pm here at the Senior Center. If you’ve never Visitors can explore these trails year-round by walking, running,
played before, come ahead because we have some knowledgeable snowshoeing or cross country skiing. So mark your calendars and
players who will teach you this fun game! enjoy these walks with our Senior Center Staff. These walks will
be offered twice a month (with a rain date need be), FREE bus
Poker transportation will be offered from the Senior Center, so all you
need are your walking shoes!
Wednesdays, 1:00pm
If you like playing poker, and various games of poker, come on Tai Chi
in and join us every Wednesday at 1:00pm. No pre-registration
required. Fridays, 12:45pm
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise that is well known for its
Scrabble health benefits including balance, memory and meditation. We are
fortunate to have instructor Bob Porter on hand for this class and
Mondays, 1:00pm we welcome you to join him. No experience is necessary, just wear
Calling all Scrabble players! Scrabble is a great way to meet new comfortable clothes and shoes and Bob will guide you through the
people, learn new words, use ones that you know and keep that rest. Members pay $5 per class and non-members pay $7.
memory going strong. All levels are welcome to join in the fun and
challenge; we’ll be sure to pair you up according to your level of play.

Ukulele Lessons With Jason Crigler

Ukulele has been very popular here at the Senior Center, offering
an opportunity to learn to play songs together and get to know
one another while having fun! Our recent participants dubbed
themselves “The Yorkaleles”. Participants must bring their own
instrument. Watch The Scoop for more information on upcoming
sessions.

World Cinema

Thursdays, 3:00pm
World Cinema is sponsored by the International Women’s Club of
New England. All are welcome to enjoy the latest World Cinema
movie presentation. Movies are listed each month in the Scoop.
No need to pre-register, just come and join us!

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Deck the Halls….
Holiday Fair

November 29th & 30th, 10:00am-2:00pm
It’s never too early to begin thinking about Holiday crafts and gift-
giving. We hope that you’ll mark your calendar and plan to start
your shopping with us. Come and check out our Christmas items,
household items, and great jewelry! We have our white elephant
table which is always a hit! Something for everyone! Please note
that we will be accepting donations starting Friday, November
17th after 2:00pm, and through Monday, November 27th, only. All
donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Yoga for Strong Bones With Pat Fitzgerald, E-Ryt Holiday Craft Fair
A-La-Carte Luncheon
Mondays, 12:45pm
Yoga for Strong Bones is a modified series of traditional poses, which November 29th & 30th, 11:00am-1:00pm
can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability. We’ll place Shopping always makes us hungry, how about you? Chef Nancy
special emphasis on “bone-safe yoga” (for those with osteoporosis or is busy preparing a luncheon to coincide with our Holiday Fair
osteopenia), balance, and fall prevention. Props, chairs, or walls can on Thursday & Friday, November 29th & 30th, from 11:00am –
be used to make poses accessible and to provide support and safety 1:00pm. Be sure to stop by, do a little shopping, and have a yummy
in balance poses. The class gently helps you build strength, increase lunch. The luncheon menu will include hot dogs, seafood salad roll,
flexibility, improve mental clarity, and energize the body. Flexibility chili, chili dogs, fish chowder, baked beans, and assorted drinks and
is an outcome of yoga, not a prerequisite. Please bring a yoga mat if baked goods.
you have one and your favorite props and wear comfortable clothing
that allows you to move freely. Pat FitzGerald, e-RYT, is a certified Holiday Entertainment
yoga instructor, an osteoporosis educator, and an older adult fitness
instructor. Members pay $5 per class and non-members pay $7. Thursday, December 13th, 10:15am
We hope that you’ll make plans to join us for a morning of Holiday
Zentangle with Joyce Amend Cheer. We’ll be rockin’ around the Senior Center today so be sure
to stop by and join in the fun!
Fridays, 2:00pm
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method used to create beautiful Christmas Prelude Turkey Dinner
images by drawing structured patterns.
This art form can provide stress relief while it increases focus and Thursday, December 13th, 12:00pm
creativity along with a greater sense of personal well-being. We All of our members and guests are invited to join us for a Christmas
welcome those with previous Zentangle experience or anyone who Prelude Turkey Dinner on Thursday, December 13th at noon.
wants to try for the first time! No drawing experience is required. Reservations will be accepted starting December 1st, while space
Participants must register in advance. Members pay $10 per class permits, through December 9th. If you wish to join us, please don’t
and non-members pay $12. Kits are available for $5 each. hesitate to make your reservation. Call the Senior Center for pricing
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Zumba Gold MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am
Zumba gold sure has the Senior Center shakin’ and there’s always The Senior Center will be closed
room for one more! If good music makes you want to move, then Monday, December 24th – Tuesday, January 2nd
you should plan to join us for this fun, friendly, dance fitness class.
Be sure to wear comfortable work out clothing and sneakers and We look forward to seeing you when
bring your “ready to party” attitude! All classes are instructor-led. we re-open on Wednesday, January 3rd
Members pay $5 per class and non-members pay $7.
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Rolling Out of York Trips
Overnight Trips

Holiday Show/Shopping Excursion demonstrations, entertainment, food, culture, history, magnificent
churches, plus much more. This tour includes extras, such as: 18
December 9th – 12th meals (11 breakfasts, 1 lunch (unique), and 6 dinners). Airline
Join us for a 3-Day Christmas Tour to the White Mountain Hotel and Hotel Reservations are LIMITED so make your reservation
in North Conway, NH, beautifully decorated for Christmas. En starting now. Cost includes limo service to and from Logan Airport,
route to our destination, after shopping at Settler’s Green, we will airfare, hotel accommodations, valet hotel service, local guided
have a lunch stop in North Conway. Your trip includes: 4 holiday tour service, tour admissions, meals, meal gratuities. Call - Janis
entertainment shows, a Christmas gift, a visit to Rock Estate Marshall-Coby @ (207) 363-1036 for pricing and itinerary.
Tree Farm for an Educational Program, a visit to Bethlehem, 3
Breakfasts, and 3 Dinners, off the menu, 2 lunches, and lots of Mini Bus Trips
opportunity for some tax free shopping in time for the holidays.
A deposit (refundable up to 45 days of date of trip) of $50 is due Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
by October 22nd. Remaining balance is due by November 15th.
Rooms are limited, so sign up early. Call the Senior Center for Merrill Auditorium - Portland
more information and pricing 207-363-1036 Tuesday, December 4th
Mark your calendars and join us for a “Christmas Celebration”
Biltmore Estates & Asheville, NC performed by Mannheim Steamroller. They are an American
Neoclassical new-age music group founded by Chip Davis, that is
(re-scheduled from October 2018) known primarily for its Fresh Aire series of albums, which blend
April/May 2019 – Complete Details TBA classical music with elements of new age and rock, and for its
Rescheduled, due to Hurricane Florence, this trip features a modern recordings of Christmas music. Many of you have heard
Biltmore Estates and a tour of Asheville, NC. You will have the their music on the radio especially during the Christmas Season so
opportunity to view the elegant Biltmore Estates, America’s plan to join us, sit back and enjoy! Their music will surely get you
largest privately owned home. There, you will surely marvel at the into the Holiday Spirit. Call the Senior Center for more information
beautiful gardens. We will also enjoy a ranger-guided tour of the and pricing 207-363-1036
Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway in all its beauty.
Watch your Scoop for a preliminary itinerary. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens –
Gardens Aglow
Portugal and it’s Islands
Boothbay Harbor, ME
November 1st – 13th, 2019 Thursday, December 6th
Our tour to Portugal and its Islands will feature the Estoril Coast, This year we will be visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Azores and Madeira Islands. This tour will feature many highlights, where you will be able to see the beautiful aura of thousands of
including Lisbon, Portuguese Rivera, Fado Dinner Show, Fatima, Christmas lights at sunset, and after dark. After viewing the lights,
Obidos, St. Michael Island, Furnas Valley, Botanical Gardens, Cabo we will enjoy dinner, on your own, at the Taste of Maine Call the
Girao, Sete Cidades, Ponta Delgarda and Plantation visits. We will Senior Center for more information and pricing 207-363-1036
also enjoy an interactive cooking demonstration and learn the
secrets of Azorean cooking. While visiting the Azores, you will
see many of the dolphins, for which they are known. Enjoy the
entertainment of the Madeiran people, as well as their traditional
dinner known as Espetada. One unique thing we will enjoy, which
is also fantastic, is a lunch, as we visit the Furnas Valley. Their
lunch is known as Cozido das Furnas, which is meat and vegetables
stewed in the heat of volcanic earth. While there, we will visit a
tea plantation and learn timeless methods of tea production, as
well as many different uses for tea. Pineapples are popular, and
we will visit a pineapple plantation, as well. This trip is once in a
lifetime with so much to see and do from pilgrimages, hands-on

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Holiday Invitation Night in Newburyport, MA

Shopping Excursion
Friday, December 7th
Details are being fine-tuned for this shopping excursion to Holiday
Night Shopping in Downtown Newburyport, MA. Local businesses
decorate the town and stay open from 5:00pm - 9:00pm to offer
wine tasting, cheese samples, salsas, plus much more including
street music and of course, sales, to help finish your holiday
shopping. This year they have expanded the Holiday Shopping
Night to include the Tannery. Before shopping, enjoy dinner on
your own at one of the many great eateries in Newburyport. Call
the Senior Center for more information and pricing 207-363-1036

Festival of Lights Tour Holiday with the Boston Pops

Our Lady of La Salette Shrine, Attleboro, MA Lowell Auditorium
December 2018 – Date TBA Sunday, December 16th
Mark your calendars and join us as we “Roll Out Of York” and head to Join us as we celebrate Christmas with Keith Lockhart and the
Our Lady of La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA. Browse their unique Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. The Boston Pops will be
gift shop of religious items, visit their church, and enjoy a cup of presenting their Holiday Show at the Lowell Auditorium for one
hot chocolate, cider, or coffee in the café. We will tour the amazing day only, and we were able to obtain a limited number of seats for
Holiday Festival of Light display which attracts many visitors each day their performance. After the show we will enjoy a dinner at The
of the Christmas Season. This year’s theme is “Merry Reign.” Call the Chateau, Andover MA. Call the Senior Center for more information
Senior Center for more information and pricing 207-363-1036 and pricing 207-363-1036

Magic Of Christmas Portland PSO & Ovations Shows

PSO Orchestra – Merrill Auditorium Merrill Auditorium
Saturday, December 15th February & March 2019
Mark your calendars and join us as we travel to Portland to We are working with the PSO & Ovations to acquire tickets for a few
enjoy the 36th anniversary Christmas spectacular, The Magic of special upcoming performances from January through March, final
Christmas, performed by the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Robert dates and times have not been set. However, they are holding seats
Moody strikes up the biggest band in town for Maine’s finest for York Senior Center, so we will able to enjoy these special shows.
holiday extravaganza. Come and celebrate the traditions, story, Watch the Scoop for more information regarding these great shows.
and spirit of the season. Following the show enjoy dinner on your
own at a local eatery in Portland. Call the Senior Center for more
information and pricing 207-363-1036

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Adult Programs

Art – Get Your Art On Series Dodgeball Tournament
Back by Popular Demand!
We’re teaming up with the York Art Association this fall and winter!
Home for school break? Text your friends, put a team together and
We’re bringing you a variety of fun art events that will keep you plan to join us for this fun winter break dodgeball tournament.
Check our website for details and team entry information.
warm during the cool seasons. All sessions will take place at the
Golf Clinic at Cape Neddick Country Club
York Art Association (394 York St, York Harbor, ME 03911). All
Beginner and Advanced Teachings, Spring 2019
supplies are included, plus snacks and a drink is provided. All Whether you are new to the game or you put the clubs away years
ago, now is the time to cross playing golf off of your bucket list!
sessions are limited to 15 participants. Our Baby Boomer Clinics were such a hit that we’re bringing them
back in 2019, and we’re continuing with an Advanced Teachings
REGISTRATION: Open, until filled option for those who are no longer beginners. We have, once again,
partnered with Cape Neddick Country Club to provide anyone aged
EVENT DATE: Thursday, November 8th: Paint a Shell 55 and over the opportunity to learn to play golf, or continue to
develop your game, in a non-intimidating, friendly, environment.
Thursday, December 6th: Zentangle Dustin and his staff will surely have you swinging the club, and loving
it, in no time! Don’t have clubs and not sure if you want to make
Thursday, January 24th: Paint a Pet the investment just yet? No problem, they have clubs available to
borrow for both righties and lefties. This spring program is already
Thursday, March 7th: Paint a Wine Glass in the planning stages, be sure to check with us in the early spring to
see what dates and times we have in store.
COST: $25 per person, all supplies included, per session

LOCATION: York Art Association

394 York St, York Harbor, ME 03909

DAY: All sessions occur on Thursdays

TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Basketball - Men’s Over 30 Open Gym

The York Parks and Recreation Department offers an opportunity

for men to gather for several evenings each week of impromptu

basketball. The schedule for open gym nights is shown below and

players pay by the night.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing throughout the year

COST: $150.00 for a one year unlimited pass or

$4.00 per player per night

LOCATION: York Middle School

DAYS: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

TIMES: 8:00pm (Time subject to change during school

basketball season.)

Basketball – Over 18 Open Gym

This is a drop-in, open gym opportunity for young adult players,

who are over the age of 18, to get together for pick-up play

REGISTRATION: Ongoing throughout the year

COST: $4.00 per player per night, drop in

LOCATION: York Middle School

DAYS: Sundays and Mondays

TIMES: 5:00pm, Sundays

Monday times vary based on season, contact our

office for schedule

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ENDS: Spring 2019 – date TBA, based on weather
Jacki’s Dance Aerobic Program COST: $3.00 per person, per day (monthly discount rates
available, inquire at Kittery Community Center)
It’s never too early to sign up and commit to a fitness program!! LOCATION: Kittery Community Center, 120 Roger Road, Kittery
DAYS: Monday - Friday
Fitness leader, Jacki Sorensen created her nationally recognized SCHEDULE: Monday: 3:00pm-5:00pm – Staff Instruction
Tuesday: 9:00am-11:00am – Pick Up, No Staff
program of “serious fitness fun” over 30 years ago. This class Wednesday: 5:00pm-6:45pm – Staff Instruction
Thursday: 9:00am-11:00am – Pick Up, No Staff
appeals to anyone who want the benefits of regular exercise but Friday: 9:00am-11:00am – Pick Up, No Staff

also want to be motivated to stick with a program. The program

combines the fun of dancing with the health benefits of a balanced

workout. Each hour consists of stretching, strengthening, and

easy to follow aerobic dance moves. Everyone participates at his

or her own level. You get a great workout without ever knowing

it!!! Classes will be offered Monday and Wednesday mornings

from 8:00am – 9:00am, beginning January 7th, or Tuesday and

Thursday evenings from 5:15pm – 6:15pm, beginning, January 9th, In the coming months we will offer

at the York Beach Fire Department. If you have any question as to FREE PICKLEBALL CLINICS

whether this class is right for you, please feel free to try a class on for new and/or returning players.
Be on the look-out on our website,
us. We’re sure you’ll decide to join us. e-newsletters and Facebook page for details.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing – December 28th

STARTS: Week of January 7th or Week of April 8th

ENDS: Week of March 4th or Week of June 10th

COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-resident Pickleball – Outdoor – Spring 2019

$10.00 senior discount When Mother Nature allows, we’ll be returning to the YHS courts
for spring/summer Pickleball action. Be on the lookout for details
$130.00 both programs in our monthly e-newsletters or give us a call to be added to our
pickleball direct e-mail list.
LOCATION: York Beach Fire Department

TIMES: 8:00am – 9:00am / 5:15pm – 6:15pm

DAYS: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

Pickleball - Indoors Volleyball - Co-Ed

Monday – Friday at the Kittery Community Center Wednesdays and Sundays
Pickleball is a racquet sport in which two or four players use solid
paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated This program is designed to meet the needs of the beginner,
polymer ball over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet
sports, the dimensions and layout of a Badminton court, and a net intermediate or advanced volleyball players. All are welcome to join
and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was
invented in the mid-1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but has in the fun of Wednesday evening and Sunday morning volleyball.
quickly become popular among adults as a fun game for players of
all skill levels. There are well over 2,000 locations on the USAPA’s Teams will be chosen each session. Pick-up games will be played
Places to Play map. The spread of the sport is attributed to its
popularity within community centers, PE classes, YMCA facilities at the York Middle School, play emphasizes fun with a competitive
and retirement communities
edge. Players must be 18 years of age and older to participate.
We are excited that Pickleball is growing, and we are equally
enthusiastic about collaborating with Kittery Recreation, again, for REGISTRATION: No pre-registration necessary.
Indoor Fall/Winter Pickleball! If you haven’t tried it, you should,
it’s a lot of fun. Pickleball can be played by all levels of players STARTS: October 7th - program ongoing, pay-as-you-go
at the same time, so you should not feel intimidated if you are a
beginner. We offer both staff facilitated sessions, as well as pick- ENDS: First weekend in May, weather permitting
up options. Each session will have equipment available for your
use, however those who have become hooked have preferred to COST: $4.00 per person, per day
purchase their own paddles.
REGISTRATION: Drop In, no pre-registration needed LOCATION: York Middle School Gym

DAYS: Wednesdays and Sundays

TIMES: Wednesday, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Sunday, 8:00am – 10:00am

Yoga On York - Beach Yoga

Returning to our line-up of programs in May 2019! Be on the
lookout for details and start date.

Yoga On York - Mount A Yoga

Returning to our line-up of programs Spring 2019! Be on the
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Children’s Programs

Baseball for Boys & Girls

Lil Sluggers

Boys and Girls Ages 3 & 4

This new program is designed to prepare boys & girls ages 3 & 4

for their journey into organized team play. Our goal is to help our

young athletes improve and continue to develop social and physical

skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Lil Sluggers will help build

confidence, reinforce team play, and foster the love for the game.

Having FUN, building confidence, learning baseball, in that order.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until April 19th

STARTS: May 4th

ENDS: May 25th

COST: $40.00 Residents / $50.00 Non-residents

LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School

DAYS: Once a week (day TBD)

TIMES: TBD York Little League Opening Day Festivities are a fun way for all
players and families to celebrate the start of a new baseball/
T-Ball softball season. ALL T-BALL AND NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYERS AND
FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND JOIN IN THE FUN.
Boys and Girls Ages 5 & 6 Be on the look-out for details coming in the spring.

This is an instructional league to help develop physical and social Baseball and Softball – York Little League
Boys and Girls Ages 7 and up
skills while learning the fundamentals of baseball. Volunteer parent
York Little League Baseball & Softball
coaches are needed for this program, please consider helping. Come join York Little League!
York Little League (YLL) is committed to creating a fun,
REGISTRATION: Ongoing through April 13th instructional and safe environment where children can enjoy
the game of baseball or softball. We strive to provide a culture
STARTS: League Begins Week of April 29th that encourages participation and makes each child feel like an
important part of the team. All participants, players, coaches,
ENDS: Week of June 3rd umpires, parents and fans are required to practice healthy,
sportsmanlike behavior. By offering a positive experience and
COST: $60.00 Residents / $70.00 Non-residents friendly competition, we expect the players to learn life lessons
that will extend well beyond the playing field.
LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School
Baseball Eligibility: Children who turn 7 on or before
DAYS: Weeknights (Days TBD) 8/31/19 are eligible to play.

TIMES: 5:30pm or 6:30pm Softball Eligibility: Children who turn 7 on or before 6/1/19
are eligible to play.
Baseball – National League
* BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION ON OUR
Boys and Girls Ages 7 and 8 WEBSITE STARTING IN JANUARY: WWW.YORKLITTLELEAGUE.NET
YLL is governed by the rules and regulations of the Little League
This is a developmental baseball program for boys and girls Organization.

ages 7 and 8. All hitters are pitched to from the mound or a

pitching machine is used and particular emphasis is placed on

skill development. Volunteer parent coaches are needed for this

program, please consider helping.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through April 13th

STARTS: National League Begins week of April 29th

ENDS: Week of June 3rd

COST: $60.00 Residents / $70.00 Non-residents

LOCATION: Bog Road Field

DAYS: Weeknights and Saturdays

TIMES: TBA based on number of teams

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TIMES: Between 9:00am – 11:00am

(Each session will be 45 minutes)

Basketball

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Our kindergarten and 1st grade basketball program is designed to

introduce young players to the game of basketball. The program

will allow children to learn basic skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Volunteer parent coaches are needed for this program, please

consider helping.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until November 23rd

STARTS: December 8th

ENDS: February 2nd

COST: $55.00 Resident / $65.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Village Elementary School Gym

Basketball Spirit Squad DAYS: Saturdays

Back by popular demand! TIMES: One-hour skill development, drills and games

Pick up where you left off this fall or join us for the first time, all are played between 8:00am and 2:00pm

welcome to join in the fun of side line cheering. In this once a week

program, where the emphasis is on teambuilding and school spirit,

you will learn side line cheers and chants that will help to spread Please be advised ...

cheer and spirit on the sidelines. Ideally as the program grows, that there is a deadline date for sign-ups on all programs
to allow us the time to organize teams and league
so too will the technical levels, including tumbling and advanced
schedules. There will be a $10.00 late fee per child for our
stunts. The squad will meet once per week for practice and will basketball programs. We hope this will encourage you to

cheer at several basketball games throughout the season including sign up early, as registrations will only be accepted,
after the deadline date, if room permits.
YMS games, recreation games, YHS Unified games, and Charlie

Brown tournament games.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until December 28th

STARTS: Week of January 7th

ENDS: Mid-March

COST: $65.00

LOCATION: CRES Gym Basketball

DAYS: One day per week practice (TBA) 2nd Grade Co-Ed

with cheering at home games This program is designed to teach 2nd graders the fundamental

TIMES: 5:15pm – 6:30pm concepts of basketball. The program focuses on technique via

Basketball clinics and scrimmages, helping players gradually increase their

Lil’ Ballers - Ages 3 & 4 – New! ability to do and understand a skill. Volunteer parents coaches are

We’ll use a variety of fun games to develop balance, movement, needed for this program, please consider helping if can.

and basketball skills as well as listening to instructions. Participants REGISTRATION: Ongoing until November 16th

will use a size 3 basketball and shoot on a Little Tike’s hoop STARTS: December 1st

to slowly introduce them to competitive play. Parents will be ENDS: February 2nd

encouraged to participate with their child to make this fun for the (make-up date, February 9th, if necessary)

whole family! COST: $60.00 Resident / $70.00 Non-resident

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until January 31st LOCATION: York Schools

STARTS: February 9th DAYS: Saturdays

ENDS: March 2nd TIMES: Weekly rotating schedule of one-hour skill

COST: $40.00 Resident / $50.00 Non-resident development, drills and games played between

LOCATION: York Schools 8:00am -1:00pm

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Boys and Girls Individuality, Self Discovery, Imagination

Grades 3 & 4 117 Woodbridge Rd
York, ME
3rd & 4th grade
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development of individual

skills, technical progression,

and teamwork. Weeknight team

practices will be one hour long and

will be led by a volunteer coach.

Team placement and practice nights

and times will be communicated

once your player is placed on a team

and rosters are finalized.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until November 9th

STARTS: The week of November 26th

ENDS: February 2nd (make-up date, February 9th,

if necessary)

COST: $70.00 Resident / $80.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Schools

DAYS: Practice one night per week

and a game on Saturdays

TIMES: All games will be played Saturdays between

8:00am & 2:00pm (schedule will vary weekly)

Basketball

Boys and Girls Grades 5 & 6

Our 5th and 6th grade league will focus on

the development of individual skills, technical

progression and teamwork. Weeknight team

practices will be one hour long and will be led by a

volunteer coach. Team placement and practice nights and

times will be communicated once your player is placed on a team

and rosters are finalized.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until November 9th

STARTS: The week of November 26th

ENDS: February 2nd

(Make-Up date February 9th,

if necessary)

COST: $70.00 Resident / $80.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Schools

DAYS: One to two practices per week

and a game on Saturdays

TIMES: All games will be played Saturdays

between 8:00am & 2:00pm

(schedule will vary weekly.)

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Basketball

Boys and Girls Grades 7-9 (Co-ed)

On Saturday afternoons we will be offering

organized pick-up games for 7th, 8th, & 9th

graders. All skill levels are welcome. The gym will be

staffed, and all games will be officiated. Each player will receive a

reversible jersey to keep at their first game.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until November 20th

STARTS: December 1st

ENDS: February 2nd

COST: $50.00 Resident / $60.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Middle School

DAYS: Saturdays

TIMES: Saturday afternoons (between 1:00pm - 4:00pm)

Many programs are adversely affected due to participants playing in a tournament or two to finish the season.
waiting until the last minute to register. There is a point when a Most games will be played on Saturday or Sunday.
program must be cancelled or modified if there are insufficient An emphasis will be placed on skill development,
registrations. All programs require a high level of coordination court awareness, equal playing time & FUN!

which includes facility scheduling, staffing, volunteer Please keep in mind travel basketball is more
recruitment and the purchasing of supplies. You will notice
many of our programs have registration deadlines. If there is competitive than our recreation league and there will
room after a deadline, late registrations will be accepted with
a late fee and if it is a youth program your child may not be be an added commitment of time and travel from January – March

guaranteed a t-shirt, hat, ball, etc. (exact dates TBA). We encourage you to discuss this within your
We appreciate your cooperation.
family to determine if this program is for you.
Basketball – Travel
REGISTRATION: Ongoing through December 31st
Boys & Girls 3rd & 4th Grade Travel
We are excited to be offering 3rd and 4th grade travel basketball as STARTS: Tryouts will take place in January
an extension of our recreation league. Only those who participate
ENDS: Early - Mid-March
in our 3rd & 4th grade recreation league will be eligible to
participate. Team(s) will practice once or twice a week COST: $80.00
and have an 8-10 game schedule with the possibility of
LOCATION: Practices will be held York Schools

DAYS: Weekly practice days TBD,

weekend game schedule TBD

TIMES: Evening practices during the week,

games Saturday or Sunday

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Basketball – Travel

5th and 6th Grade Travel Teams
Due to the 2018/2019 season already being underway we now
advertise the Travel Program in our Summer Brochure and in the
September and October issues of the e-newsletter. If you would like
to try-out next year, be on the look-out for registration information
in the 2019 Summer Brochure.

29th Annual Charlie Brown Memorial

Basketball Classic

The York Parks and Recreation Department, along with the York
Police Association will be sponsoring the Annual Charlie Brown
Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament beginning Friday, February
22nd – Sunday, March 3rd at the York Middle School and York High
School Gyms. Our previous tournaments have been a huge success.
Since its inception in 1990 this tournament has raised well over
$250,000.00 for youth-based community initiatives. We are looking
forward to another exciting and profitable tournament. Tournament
divisions are boys and girls 3rd and 4th grade, 5th and 6th grade and
7th and 8th grade. The tournament is double elimination and prizes
are awarded to the winners in each division. Team registrations are
available in our office or at our website www.yorkparksandrec.org.
We welcome all teams from recreation level, school teams and AAU.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS TOURNAMENT
FILLS QUICKLY – DO NOT HESITATE TO REGISTER!

REGISTRATION: As long as space is available through February 1st

STARTS: Friday, February 22nd

ENDS: Sunday, March 3rd

COST: $180.00 per team

LOCATION: York High School and York Middle School

DAYS: Varies according to schedule

TIMES: Varies according to schedule

Please don’t hesitate to
volunteer to coach!

You don’t have to be in the
coaches’ hall of fame to help
coach any of our leagues. In
every situation, the Parks and
Recreation Department provides
leadership on the field or on the court, with a program
director who runs the league and refs the games. Your job,
in most situations, is to make sure every child has equal
playing time and to insure that the kids are having fun…so
please think about it. Our programs are only as good as the
volunteers who help us. Thank you!

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22 (hats, gloves, snow pants, jackets) sleds, extra set of dry clothes,

Camps! sneakers and comfortable indoor play clothes.

February Vacation Week Camp REGISTRATION: Ongoing until February 13th, space permitting

Grades K-6 STARTS: Tuesday, February 19th (No camp Monday,
School vacation means more time for adventure and play! Camp will
meet at the York Middle School Tuesday – Friday, during February February 18th in observance of the
vacation week. We’ve secured some of your favorite summer day
camp counselors and they are excited to facilitate a week of fun, President’s Day holiday)
fun, fun! Camp will consist of a combination of seasonal outdoor
activities, crafts, indoor games, sports and a field trip. All campers ENDS: Friday, February 22nd
should come to camp prepared to play inside and outside!
Drop-off is between 7:30am and 9:00am and pick-up is from 4:30pm- COST: $130.00 /week or $35.00 per day
5:30pm. Week-long and daily registrations will be accepted, however
there will be strict minimum and maximum participation requirements, Registration for the week or the day automatically
and registration in advance will be required. Just like summer camp,
there will be one field trip, which will be an additional charge (trip to be includes field trip registration, the field trip fee will
determined closer to camp week and based on weather conditions).
Our department will provide bus transportation for the field trip. be assessed separately on the first day of camp.
All campers should pack 2 snacks, lunch, water bottle, snow gear
LOCATION: York Middle School
Fall/Winter 2018 - 2019
DAYS: Tuesday – Friday

TIMES: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Please note, vacation week day camp is subject to cancellation if

a minimum number of participants do not register. If you plan to

attend, please register early!

Additionally, camp may be subject to cancellation in the event of
inclement weather.

April Vacation Week Camp

Grades K-6
Another week (and an extra day) of adventure and play! Camp will
meet at the York Middle School Friday, April 1 during Parent/Teacher
workshop day and Tuesday – Friday, April 16th– 19th, during April
vacation week. There will be NO camp on Patriot’s Day, Monday,
April 15th. We’ve secured some of your favorite summer day camp
counselors and they are excited to facilitate a week of fun, fun, fun!
Camp will consist of a combination of seasonal outdoor activities, crafts,
indoor games, sports and a field trip. All campers should come to camp
prepared to play inside and outside!

Drop-off is between 7:30am and 9:00am and pick-up is from 4:30-
5:30pm. Week-long and daily registrations will be accepted, however
there will be strict minimum and maximum participation requirements,
and registration in advance will be required. Just like summer camp,
there will be one field trip, which will be an additional charge (trip to be
determined closer to camp week and based on weather conditions).

Our department will provide bus transportation for the field trip.

All campers should pack 2 snacks, lunch, water bottle, outside play

gear appropriate for the April weather conditions, extra set of dry

clothes, sneakers and comfortable indoor play clothes.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until April 5th, space permitting

STARTS: Friday, April 12th (No camp Monday, April 15th in

observance of the Patriot’s Day holiday)

ENDS: Friday, April 19th

COST: $130.00 /week (Tuesday – Friday only) or

$35.00 per day (April 12th and any individual days

during the vacation week)

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includes field trip registration, the field trip fee will ENDS: Mid – late April
COST: $80.00 Resident / $90.00 Non-resident
be assessed separately on the first day of camp. LOCATION: Seacoast United York Sports Center
DAYS: Monday or Wednesday (TBD)
LOCATION: York Middle School TIMES: TBD

DAYS: Friday and Tuesday – Friday

TIMES: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Please note, vacation week day camp is subject to cancellation if

a minimum number of participants do not register. If you plan to Floor Hockey

attend, please register early! Additionally, camp may be subject to Coming Soon! Be on the look-out for details!
We are excited to add this new program to our line-up of activities,
cancellation in the event of inclement weather. we hope that you will be too.

New This Year! Early Release 1/2 Day Camp Karate for Children and Adults – Shaolin Kenpo

Grades K-6 8-week sessions, two weeknights, ongoing, year-round

Looking for something to do on early release days? In need of last The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering karate

minute childcare? We’ve got you covered. Join us after school on classes for adults and children, ages 5 and up. Martial arts training

select early release days for an afternoon of fun and excitement. improves confidence, mutual respect, self-esteem, academics,

We’ve secured some of your favorite summer day camp counselors coordination and concentration. Seacoast Martial Arts combines

and they are excited to facilitate an afternoon of fun! Camp will consist traditional and modern teaching methods making this program

of a combination of seasonal outdoor activities, crafts, indoor games, motivational and fun. These classes will be offered Monday

sports and/or field trip. All campers should come to ½ day camp with a and Wednesday evenings at the York Middle School PE Room,

lunch and afternoon snack and be prepared to play inside and outside! beginning Monday, November 12th and will run for 8 weeks through

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until the Friday before the Wednesday, January 9th. Sessions run throughout the year. Dates

Early Release Day, space permitting may change due to cancellations, holidays and make up classes.

DATES: 10/31, 11/28, 12/19, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, Beginner White Belt – Orange 5:00pm – 5:45pm

& 6/5 Intermediate Purple Belt – Blue 5:45pm – 6:30pm

COST: Varies depending on specified activity each month, Advanced & Adult Blue Stripe and up 6:45pm – 7:45pm

please check our website for details REGISTRATION: Ongoing throughout the year in 8-week sessions

LOCATION: York Middle School, unless otherwise noted. STARTS: November 12th

Elementary school aged students will be bussed to Dates are subject to change

YMS, details provided at the time of registration. ENDS: January 9th

DAYS: Wednesdays Dates are subject to change

TIMES: 11:30am (Middle School) or 12:30pm COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-resident

(Elementary School) – 5:30pm LOCATION: York Middle School PE Room

Flag Football League - Indoor DAYS: Mondays and Wednesdays

Ages 6-9 and Ages 10-12 TIMES: See schedule above

Considered by many as the skills version of American football, Flag

Football is a version of American football that is popular across

the U.S. The basic rules of the game are similar to those of the

professional game, but instead of tackling players to the ground, the

defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier

(“de-flagging”) to end a down. Players wear a belt with flags around

the waist. This is a non-contact league. Like touch football, flag

football was designed in an effort to minimize injuries that playing

tackle football could bring. This program’s emphasis is on fun and

friendly competition, as well as an opportunity for kids to practice

the “skill” portions of the game. Depending upon numbers, we will

look to create balanced Flag Football teams, which will compete

each week. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly, as is the play.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through February

STARTS: Early March

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Lacrosse

Grade K – 2
K-2 Lacrosse is structured as a developmental program to
introduce the game of lacrosse. No previous experience
is necessary. Volunteer coaches will teach fundamentals,
introduce game concepts and provide instruction in a fun, non-
competitive, enthusiastic environment. Players will be put into
small groups to allow coaches to give more individual attention
to players.

The only equipment necessary at this level of play is a mouth

guard.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through April 26th or until full

STARTS: May 4th

ENDS: June 8th

Indoor Lacrosse Clinics - Preseason COST: $55.00 Resident / $65.00 Non-resident

K-2 (co-ed), 3rd & 4th Grade Boys, 3rd & 4th Grade Girls, LOCATION: TBA
5th & 6th Grade Boys, 5th & 6th Grade Girls
Gear up for spring….We will be offering lacrosse clinics at the York DAYS: Saturday mornings
Sports Center. The K-2 program is co-ed, the rest of the grades will
meet separately. TIMES: TBA

The goal of the program is to have our players leave as better Lacrosse
skilled, more confident athletes ahead of their lacrosse seasons.
We will help to develop a player’s all-around game, while allowing 3rd & 4th Boys and Girls (Not Co-Ed)
each athlete time to focus on different player positions. We Our 3rd & 4th grade program will focus on skill development,
will work to improve their general lax IQ, emphasizing strategy, throwing, catching, cradling and shooting. Games will be scheduled
techniques, and teamwork. This understanding of the game of with surrounding communities so be prepared to travel.
lacrosse will be taught through drills and intra-clinic scrimmages.
• Boys & Girls, K-2nd need only come prepared play, soft-sticks This program requires weeknight practices and games on
weekends. A typical week will include 2-3 practices. 3rd & 4th
will be provided grade will play a 10-12 game schedule. We strongly recommend
• Girls, grades 3-6 will need to bring goggles, mouth guard, that you consider the commitment involved before registering for
the program.
gloves and stick.
• Boys, grades 3-6 will need to bring a helmet, arm and shoulder • Girls will need goggles, mouth guards, gloves, and sticks.
• Boys will need a helmet, arm and shoulder pads, athletic
pads, athletic supporter, stick, glove and mouth guard.
supporter, stick, gloves and mouth guard.

This league will be mostly instructional. An emphasis will

Our instruction will cover the following skill set: catching, throwing, be placed on improving not winning. We will be scheduling

cradling, shooting, dodging, checking (boys only), defending, several games with other towns that have 3rd and 4th grade

attacking, goalie skills, passing, switching hands, and face off. teams so there will be travel involved throughout the season.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through February or until full REGISTRATION: Ongoing until March 25th

STARTS: Early March STARTS: Boys: April 8th (weather permitting)

ENDS: Early April Girls: April 8th (weather permitting)

COST: $80.00 resident/ $90.00 non-resident ENDS: June 8th

LOCATION: Seacoast United’s York Sports Center, Route 1 COST: $100.00 Resident / $110.00 Non-resident,

DAYS: K-2 - Co-Ed – Saturdays Cost includes game jerseys

Girls Grades 3-4 – Saturdays LOCATION: Bog Road Fields

Boys Grades 3-4 – Saturdays DAYS: Weeknight practices and weekend games

Girls Grades 5-6 – Saturdays TIMES: Varies depending upon schedule

Boys Grades 5-6 - Saturdays

TIMES: One hour time slots beginning at 8:00am depending

on number of participants

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Lacrosse

5th & 6th Grade Boys and Girls (Not Co-Ed)
Our 5th & 6th grade program will focus on skill development,
throwing, catching, cradling and shooting. Games will be scheduled
with surrounding communities so be prepared to travel.
This program requires weeknight practices and games on weekends.
A typical week will include 2-3 practices. 5th & 6th grade will play a
10-12 game schedule. We strongly recommend that you consider the
commitment involved before registering for the program.

Girls will need goggles, mouth guards, gloves, and sticks.
Boys will need a helmet, arm and shoulder pads, athletic supporter,
stick, gloves and mouth guard.

We will be scheduling several games with other towns that Running Club – Spring 2019
have 5th and 6th grade teams so there will be travel involved
throughout the season. Run Club is designed to promote physical activity, gives boys and
girls the opportunity to experience running in a fun, friendly and safe
Email addresses are requested at the time of registration, to help environment. Participants will learn how to build endurance, running
techniques/form, and nutrition. Run Club, added in the Fall of 2018,
in our communication with you concerning changes in practices or was so successful, we will offer it this Spring. Over the Winter months
we will be planning how to meet the high demand for this program. Be
schedules, due to inclement weather. All changes will also be posted on the lookout for additional information over the winter.

on our website at www.yorkparksandrec.org. Be sure to check daily Friday nights this
winter are for
for updates as, historically, changes occur on a regular basis. skiing and
snowboarding!
REGISTRATION: Ongoing until March 25th
Shawnee Peak Ski Trips
STARTS: Boys: April 8th (weather permitting)
The York Parks and Recreation Department will be offering this
Girls: April 8th (weather permitting) program to all Middle School Students and High School Students
beginning in January. Shawnee Peak is the longest running ski
ENDS: June 8th area in Maine and offers the most night skiing in New England.
Snowmaking is a constant and the freestyle terrain Park is huge
COST: $115.00 Resident / $125.00 Non-resident, with the double “C” box, rainbow rail slide, straight rail, jumps and
hits of all sizes. Wow, what a blast! We will be heading to Shawnee
Cost includes game jerseys Peak in the comfort of a coach bus from the Middle School and the
York High School on the following dates at 2:15pm.
LOCATION: Bog Road Fields & York Middle School Friday, January 11th
Friday, January 18th
DAYS: Weeknight practices and weekend games Friday, January 25th
Friday, February 1st
TIMES: Varies depending upon schedule Pre-registration is mandatory and will be taken on a first come
first serve basis. A parent or guardian must fill out release forms in
STAY CONNECTED WITH YORK PARKS advance. Space is limited (the deadline for each trip is the Monday
AND RECREATION THROUGH OUR before the next ski date). Rentals are available at an additional
MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER, charge. If you are interested in chaperoning, please call the office
SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE WEB! and speak to Andy at 363-1040. Parent chaperones ski free!

Yorks Illustrated Monthly: York Parks and Recreation 363-1040
Be sure to check our website each
month for the most up to date issue
of our newsletter, this is where we will post
important information and new programs.

Web: www.yorkparksandrec.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yorkmaine

Twitter: www.twitter.com/yorkrecreation

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26 ***If a trip is cancelled we will do our best to make it up, however,

please remember you must re-register for the trip. We will not Ski Rental Program

automatically transfer your registration *** with Outdoor Sport Institute

REGISTRATION: Ongoing – Deadline is each Monday For Children in Grades 5-8
Many people choose to live in Maine for the
prior to the next ski date. healthy, safe lifestyle we’re able to enjoy here.

STARTS: January 11th Contrary to the image of our state, however,
Maine is ranked at, or near the top of the
ENDS: February 1st nation for the incidence of childhood obesity,

COST: $73.00 per person childhood type II diabetes, childhood smoking
and asthma. Alcohol and drug use among
LOCATION: York Middle School and York High School middle school and high school populations

DAYS: Friday evenings have reached alarming levels as well. If we
are to make a difference in the lives of
TIMES: Leave School 2:15pm – On bus at 9:00pm / Maine’s children, we must commit

Back to YMS or YHS 10:45pm to the hard work of being there for them on a daily basis,
identify the barriers they face in living healthy lives and address
Gunstock Mountain Ski Trips each of them in sustainable, practical and effective ways.

When most mountains go to sleep, Gunstock Mountain Resort
comes alive. The Magic begins with a flick of the switch!

This year catch the winter thrill of skiing or boarding on 21 well-lit The Outdoor Sport Institute is already making a difference in the
trails and 5 lifts. When the sun goes down, so does the price of lives of thousands of Maine children. They are committed making
cruising and playing. And best yet, Gunstock Mountain Resort quality equipment accessible to the youth, 8th grade and younger,
is committed to making your night on the slopes just as good as in every community. Adult equipment rental is not available.
your day. New this year! Rentals are included, for those who need
them, just be sure to let us know when you register. If you are Now for the Nuts and Bolts of this unbelievable opportunity: With
interested in chaperoning, please call the office and speak to Andy
at 363-1040. Parent chaperones ski free! the help of the Outdoor Sport Institute, you can rent a reasonably

See more at: http://www.gunstock.com/winter/night/#sthash. priced equipment package that includes cross country boots, skis
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and poles for the season. On Thursday, November 29th at the

Parks and Recreation Department, we will have a sizing night for

REGISTRATION: Ongoing – Deadline is each Monday prior all those people interested in renting equipment. The Equipment

to the next ski date. will then become available for you to pick up at the Grant House

DATES: February 8th & 15th sometime around mid-December and you get to keep it for the

COST: $73.00 per person entire season, it’s that simple!

LOCATION: York Middle School and York High School REGISTRATION: Ongoing until November 24th

DAYS: Fridays STARTS: December – Read above

TIMES: Leave School 2:15pm – On bus at 9:00pm / ENDS: End of winter

Back to YMS or YHS 10:45pm COST: $70.00 Resident (We apologize for any

inconvenience, this is a Resident only program)

DAYS: Sizing Night – Thursday, November 29th

LOCATION: York Parks and Recreation Department

TIMES: 4:30pm - 6:00pm, drop-in

*Be sure to check out the trails at the Grant House this winter.
Weather and snow permitting, we will work to maintain them for
multi-use activities.

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Nordic (XC) Swimming

Youth, Middle & High School Teams WINTER REGISTRATION DATE!
Since 2011, Agamenticus Ski Club (ASC) has been offering local THURSDAY, JANUARY 3rd
nordic (xc) ski programs for children and teens in grades 1-12. Registration can be done online from the comfort
Our mission is to provide educational xc ski programs, events and of your home or office, or you can register at the
training opportunities in the Greater York Region to help promote office. No registrations will be taken over the phone
a healthy community and life-time fitness. the first day of registration.

2018/2019 Programs: Through the generosity of the Anchorage Inn on
To learn more about our programs, schedules, and important Long Sands Beach in York, we are again able to offer
meeting dates – please go to our website at: https:// swimming lessons this fall and winter. Thank you!!
agamenticusski.org These Red Cross Certified swimming lessons will be geared toward
To register for our programs please go here: https://www.skireg. Parent-Tot and levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and stroke enhancement swimmers.
com/asc2018reg Classes are held once a week, for an 8-week session on Monday,
Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons for 45 minutes. These classes
New-High School Ski Team! This program is designed for new and are limited and fill quickly, so don’t hesitate to register. Please
returning skiers in grades 9-12 to try nordic ski racing – first timers have your child ready to swim when you arrive. There is a small
are highly encouraged! HS Skiers will have the opportunity to changing room for use after the class.
practice and train for weekly races in the Maine HS series as well
as Regional Races. This program meets daily and includes races. Children ages 5 and up are eligible to register for swimming levels.
Children under age 5 must take Parent-Tot swimming lessons.
Middle School Program Registrations will be taken at York Parks and Recreation Office,
The Middle School Ski program focuses on developing and Route 1, Grant House/Goodrich Park, York, ME 03909 or on our
improving ski technique, general on & off-snow ski skills and website. Resident registrations may be done in person or online
continuation/development of classic & skate skiing. Skiers are on registration day. Telephone registrations will be accepted the
introduced to ski racing against other local MS Ski Programs day following registration day. Non-resident registrations will be
in Maine / regionally and also look forward to occasional fun accepted the following Monday.
weekend longer day ski trips. This program meets three times per
week and includes races. To insure maximum safety at all times, parents are asked to stay

Youth Program during swim lessons, so please plan accordingly.
For children in grades 1-5, the focus is to create a fun learning
atmosphere through on & off-snow game play that teach the basics Winter Schedule
of classic & skate skiing, balance, basic movement on skis, and sense
of accomplishment. This program meets weekly. Monday: 3:45 Parent-Tot

Our ski programs run from November through March. Children 4:15 Level I & II
and teens gain the benefits of learning a challenging set of skills
that involve self-discipline, outdoor preparedness, and a love of the 5:00 Level III
outdoors. At the finish of the ski season we celebrate with an on-
snow family barbecue and recognition of all skiers! Tuesday: 3:45 Parent Tot

ASC welcomes volunteers to assist with trail grooming and coaching. 4:15 Level I & II
Please contact us at: https://agamenticusski.com/contact/ if you
have time and the passion to help us continue our mission. 5:00 Level I & II

Agamenticus Ski Club is an IRS Non-Profit 501 (c)3 organization. Wednesday: 3:45 Level I & II
ASC is a US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and New
England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) club. Our coaches are 4:30 Level III
certified by USSA or NENSA.
5:15 Level IV and stroke enhancement

REGISTRATION: Begins Thursday, January 3rd at 8:30am

STARTS/ENDS: Starts Week of January 21st

(No classes February vacation)

Ends Week of March 18th

COST: $50.00 Resident

$60.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: Anchorage Inn, Long Beach Avenue

DAYS: Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

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Indoor Gym Soccer Hammerhead Women’s Team

Lil Tikes Ages 3 & 4, Mites Ages 5 & 6, Bantams Ages 7 & 8, and Grades 3-12
Youth Ages 9 & 10.
This spring we’re taking it to the gym! Join us for indoor gym Freestyle

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

soccer at York Middle School. Our “goal” (pun intended) will be STARTS: December 17th
on FUN! We’ll be focusing on the skills of confidence, dexterity,
coordination, endurance, positioning and rules. This program is ENDS: April 29th
designed for children ages 3 - 10 and will be offered on Saturdays,
COST: $100.00

LOCATION: York High School

beginning March 9th DAYS: Monday/Wednesday

REGISTRATION: Ongoing through February 22nd TIMES: 5:30pm-7:00pm

STARTS: March 9th Spring Hammerhead Session

ENDS: April 13th

COST: $45.00 Resident / $55.00 Non-resident Grades 3-8

LOCATION: York Middle School Olympic Styles – Freestyle/Greco Roman
DAYS: Saturdays
TIMES: Varies according to schedule and number of teams (no practice April vacation)

REGISTRATION: Ongoing

STARTS: February 26th

Wrestling Program ENDS: May 9th

Hammerhead Wrestling Systems seeks to provide instruction in COST: $125.00
all areas of amateur folk style & freestyle wrestling, to prepare
athletes for success in the sport of wrestling. This is to be achieved LOCATION: York High School
through a proprietary instructional and belt-level system. Much like
the martial arts, Hammerhead Wrestling recognizes and ranks skill DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday
attainment and progression with award belts similar to those made
popular in MMA and the UFC. Open to wrestlers Grades 1 - 12; TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
this program is being held in conjunction with the York Parks and
Recreation Department. Each session is open to all area wrestlers Spring Hammerhead Session
regardless of town of residence. Take advantage of our NEW Full
Year Options which includes all sessions for Youth and Middle Grades 9-12
School/High School Divisions (see pricing and dates below). Check
out www.hammerheadwrestling.com for more details or call Bryan Olympic Styles – Freestyle/Greco Roman
Thompson at 207-337-3959.
(no practice April vacation)
This program will be run at the York High School and York Middle
School Wrestling rooms. The schedule is as follows: REGISTRATION: Ongoing
The Hammerhead Wrestling Club, based right here in York, is back
and bigger than ever! STARTS: February 26th

ENDS: May 9th

COST: $125.00

LOCATION: York High School

DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday

TIMES: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Winter Hammerhead Session Any questions or details - please contact Bryan Thompson, club
director, at 207-337-3959 or visit www.hammerheadwrestling.com
Grade 3-8 for more information.

Folkstyle The ultimate objectives of the Hammerhead system are:
• To provide guided early instruction in a non-competitive
Beginners/Novice OR Advanced
environment.
REGISTRATION: Ongoing
• To build leadership, academic, responsibility, and self-discipline
STARTS: November 13th (No class during Christmas Break) attitudes.

ENDS: February 14th, 2019 • To continue mastery of folk style/freestyle technique through
the encouragement of competition and leadership in later
COST: $140.00 stages of the system.

LOCATION: York High School •To ensure the enjoyment of the sport of wrestling into
high school and beyond.
DAYS: Tuesday/Thursday

TIMES: 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Beginner/Novice

5:00pm – 7:00pm – Advanced

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Contacts for Other Organizations York High School Athletic
Hall of Fame
Agamenticus Ski Club
Website: www.agamenticusski.org The York High School Athletic Hall of Fame
was established in 2011 to recognize
White Pine Programs those individuals who through their
Program Director: Matt Entwistle
Phone: 207-361-1911 accomplishments have brought
Email: info@whitepineprograms.org pride and distinction to the school
Website: whitepineprograms.org community as an athlete, coach,
administrator, or as a contributor to
York Little League the development and success of the
Email: basehit@yorklittleleague.net York High School Athletic Program.
Website: www.yorklittleleague.net Nominations are now being accepted. If you
know someone worthy of this distinction,
York Soccer Club please consider nominating them.
Website: www.yorksoccerclub.com Nomination papers are available to download from the Hall
of Fame website at www.yorkhsmainehof.org/ Or by contacting
York Youth Football York High School Athletic Director, Jeff Oliver at 207-363-3621.
Written Correspondence:
PO Box 411, York ME 03909 York High School Athletic Hall of fame is now on face book, be sure
www.YorkYouthFootball.com to LIKE us at York High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Youth Enrichment Programs

IMPORTANT: INSTRUCTORS MEET ALL BUSSES FOR THE YOUTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS WHEN STUDENTS ARE GOING FROM ONE
SCHOOL TO THE OTHER!

“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” for correct bus number and let your child’s teacher know the plan.

AGES 7 AND UP…YOUNG AND OLD – ALL AGES – COME ONE, IMPORTANT! Please, make sure when registering your child,
COME ALL that we have your correct email address. There will be
A Christmas Carol like you have never seen it before! correspondences, throughout the next few months. You may check
After years of waiting, Dicken’s A Christmas Carol will be performed on your Parks & Rec account, making sure you have not opted out
in the York Community Auditorium! In celebration, we are revamping of email updates.
all aspects of this holiday favorite. Director and choreographer,
George Hosker-Bouley, has added new music, new dances, all new Also, please pack a snack for your child.
sets, and some brand new special effects to highlight the story of
Ebenezer Scrooge as he finds redemption and holiday spirit, thanks INSTRUCTOR: George Hosker-Bouley
to the visitation of 3 ghosts. This holiday classic is being given a
whole new look as it premiers in the brand new auditorium! REGISTRATION: Ongoing through October 29th

George Hosker-Bouley has worked in York for many years with the STARTS: Rehearsals begin October 31st
Youth Enrichment and summer camps. He has staged more than
22 original productions, not to mention the more than 40 full scale PERFORMANCES: Friday, December 7th at 7:00pm
musicals he produced as the Executive/Artistic Director of the
Prescott Park Arts Festival and CARPE DIEM Inc. Hosker-Bouley also Saturday, December 8th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
performs and runs the Portsmouth Underbelly Tour and currently
teaches improvisational theater throughout New England. He is no Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm
stranger to this holiday season as his A Dickens of a Christmas has
been performed in Hampton for the last ten years. COST: $120.00 Resident /$130.00 Non-resident

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for adult LOCATION: York Middle School
volunteers to assist with costumes, sets, lighting, and concessions.
For more information on how to be a part of this Christmas classic DAYS: Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesdays and
please, email: Pam Lombardi, pbl@maine.rr.com
some Saturdays, if needed
Elementary students may bus to YMS at 3:00pm and will be met and
taken into the building. Please contact the Ledgemere bus company TIMES: Middle School-Age will start rehearsals at

2:00pm Elementary-Age may bus to

YMS at 3:00pm

Pick up at 5:00pm at YMS

Don’t forget to check out the schools’ websites for updated flyers
and information on new programs that we will be linking to
periodically throughout the year. These same programs will also
be available on our website and through a monthly newsletter
that we will send to our participants via email and will be posted
on our website. We want to keep in touch and Play Every Day!

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MAD SCIENCE OF MAINE ENDS: June 19th
COST: $110 Resident / $120 Non-resident
We are pleased to have once again partnered with Mad Science of LOCATION: Village Elementary School, Art Room
Maine to bring the following science-based enrichment program to DAYS: Wednesdays
children in grades K – 4. TIMES: 3:15pm-4:15pm
No classes on 4/17, 4/24, 5/29, 6/5
Marvels of Science

Grades K-4 Mt. Agamenticus Guided Programs and

How does sound travel? What are clouds made of? How old would Adventures 2018/2019

you be if you lived on Saturn? Join Mad Science after school and Detailed write-ups located at the front of this brochure listed under
the Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Program.
explore these countless wonders of science! Go on an exploration Halloween in Nature, October 20th
Mother & Son Fall Expedition, October 13th
journey into the depths of the sea to see what life beyond the Beaver Moon Adventure, November 23rd
Three Hill Hike, November 4th
waves has to offer. Then voyage to the center of the Earth as you Making Tracks with Wildlife, January 19th
Seeking Sweethearts, February 9th
investigate earthquakes. Blend some mixtures of your own and Nature’s Nesters, March 23rd
Breakfast with Birds, May 25th
then use various tools to separate them. Examine sound waves by Wetland Walks, June 8th
Kids Corner in the Learning Lodge, weekends May 26th – October 7th
changing the pitch of your voice. Even take a spacewalk mission

that simulates a solar panel repair on the International Space

Station! Investigate 3-D technology and use an animation machine

that turns still images into a moving picture. Albert Einstein said:

“The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight

from wonder.” Come take a hands-on flight with your imagination

into the many marvels of science!

INSTRUCTOR: Mad Science Instructors

REGISTRATION: Ongoing Parent’s Night Out, Kid’s Night In!

STARTS: January 23rd Grades K-5
November 30th
ENDS: March 20th Son of a Nutcracker, the Holidays are here! Still have holiday
shopping to do? Want a night out before things get too crazy? Then
COST: $100 Resident / $110 Non-resident York Parks & Recreation has your answer!

LOCATION: Village Elementary School, Art Room

DAYS: Wednesdays

TIMES: 3:15pm-4:15pm We’ll be showing the holiday films, Elf & Arthur Christmas,
plus have a pizza dinner in-between. The entire evening will
No classes on 1/30, 2/20, 2/27 be overseen by York Parks & Recreation staff.

Take A Bite Out of Science

Grades K-4 The schedule for the evening is the following:
• 5:00pm-5:30pm: Drop-Off
How does sound travel? What are clouds made of? How old would • 5:30pm-7:00pm: Watch “Arthur Christmas”
• 7:00pm-7:30pm: Dinner / Intermission
you be if you lived on Saturn? Join Mad Science after school and • 7:30pm-9:00pm: Watch “Elf”
• 9:00pm: Pick-Up
explore these countless wonders of science! Go on an exploration

journey into the depths of the sea to see what life beyond the

waves has to offer. Then voyage to the center of the Earth as you

investigate earthquakes. Blend some mixtures of your own and Films are both rated PG and the provided dinner will be pizza. We’ll

then use various tools to separate them. Examine sound waves by also have healthier options for snacks, during dinner. Children can

changing the pitch of your voice. Even take a spacewalk mission bring a water bottle to drink during the movie, but the Auditorium

that simulates a solar panel repair on the International Space cannot have anything inside other than water.

Station! Investigate 3-D technology and use an animation machine Registration: October 1st

that turns still images into a moving picture. Albert Einstein said: Who: Kindergartners to 5th graders

“The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight Date & Time: Friday, November 30th from 5:00pm-9:00pm

from wonder.” Come take a hands-on flight with your imagination Location: York HS Auditorium

into the many marvels of science! Cost: $10 per child

INSTRUCTOR: Mad Science Instructors

REGISTRATION: Ongoing Please contact us with any questions at 207-363-1040

STARTS: April 10th

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OCEANFRONT FAMILY DINING the limit on projects. Please, register as soon as possible. Space is

limited to guarantee that each student receives as much personal

attention as possible. Please contact Susan Hirsch at soehirsch@

gmail.com with any questions, including scheduling conflicts.

The Sewing Studio is located at The Shops of Cape Neddick at 1300

US 1, Cape Neddick. Students can ride the bus after school. Please

contact your school for the correct bus number/procedure.

Mondays: Grades 5th-8th 2:30-4:00

Tuesdays: Grades 2nd-4th 3:30-5:00

Wednesdays: Grades 5th-8th 2:30-4:00

Thursdays: Grades 2nd-4th 3:30-5:00

Session 1: Starts - Week of November 5, 2018
Ends - Week of December 17, 2018
Safe Sitter Class No school on Monday, November 11th, make-up
will be Friday, November 16th
Must be 11 or older
This course is taught by a nurse and is intended to improve the Early Release November 28th will meet immediately after 11:35
care skills needed for babysitting. Founded in 1980, Safe Sitter® is dismissal (Noon-1:30pm)
the only national nonprofit training program exclusively devoted to
preparing young teens to be safe in unsupervised settings, whether Session 2: Starts - Week of January 7, 2019
babysitting, sibling sitting, or home alone. Ends - Week of February 11, 2019

The Safe Sitter® curriculum is designed exclusively for young teens Early Release January 30th will meet immediately after 11:35
dismissal (Noon-1:30pm)

in grades 6 – 8, and covers the following areas: safety skills, child Session 3: Starts - Week of February 25, 2019
Ends - Week of April 8, 2018
care skills, first aid & rescue skills, and life & business skills. Safe

Sitter® courses are instructor-led and interactive, with hands-on Early Release February 27th & March 27th will meet immediately
after 11:35 dismissal (Noon-1:30)
demonstrations and skills practice using soft-bodied dolls and

medical manikins. Upon completion of this class, students will be very INSTRUCTOR: Susan Hirsch

prepared to start their babysitting career. Each participant completing REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full – space is limited, register early

the course will receive a certificate that verifies this training for caring STARTS/ENDS: Session Schedules shown above

of small infants and toddlers. The Safe Sitter course has a great deal of DAYS: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays,

information presented in a short period of time. It is important you are as determined by grade

available for the entire class. Price includes a $35.00 book fee. TIMES: 2:30pm-4:00pm (Grades 5th-8th) and

Please bring lunch, snacks and plenty to drink. 3:30pm-5:00pm (Grades 2nd-4th)

INSTRUCTOR: Samantha Pannier COST: $90.00 Resident / $100.00 Non-resident

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full LOCATION: The Sewing Studio at The Shops of Cape Neddick

STARTS: January 12th at 1300 US 1, Cape Neddick

ENDS: January 12th

COST: $120.00 Resident / $130.00 Non-resident

LOCATION: York Middle School Spanish for Beginners

DAYS: Saturday Grades K-4
The best time to learn a foreign language is when you are a kid!
TIMES: 9:00am – 3:00pm Studies have shown the earlier we introduce are children to a
foreign language, the easier it is for them. Come join us for this
Sewing Classes fun Spanish class that will immerse your child with activities base
language learning. We will provide immersion experiences along
Grades 2-8 with games, songs, and activities.
Sewing after school...start from scratch, or sharpen skills that you REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full
already have. Jump off of the bus and enjoy 90 minutes of sewing
instruction, and group interaction. Learn, or perfect hand sewing

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ENDS: February 13th
COST: $80.00 resident / $90.00 non-resident camera (be sure to bring it!). This semi-formal event will include
LOCATION: Village Elementary School family-friendly music, dancing, and light refreshments. Spending
DAYS: Tuesdays this evening out together will give your daughter a sense of how a
TIMES: 3:15pm – 4:15pm princess should be treated. Space is limited and pre-registration is
a must for this event, we suggest registering early as we anticipate
a sell-out again this year.

Strong Girls Please note that while this is advertised as a Father/Daughter

Grades Grades 2-4 Dance, any little princess is welcome to attend with a significant

Strong Girls is an after-school program for Elementary School girls adult role model of her choosing.

created by Lani Silversides. Different skills and sports are taught REGISTRATION: Ongoing until February 1st or until sold out

each week including push-ups, sit-ups, planks, jumps, basketball, STARTS/ENDS: Thursday, February 7th

volleyball, soccer, track, yoga, etc. Consistent connections between COST: $25 per couple / $8 each extra daughter

lessons learned through sports and life skills are made, including LOCATION: York Middle School Cafeteria

teamwork, communication, setting goals, trying new things, etc. TIME: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Introductory activities to mindfulness are made each week as

well. The emphasis of the class will be having a supportive and fun

environment for girls to learn new things and build on skills for

having an empowering mindset.

REGISTRATION: Ongoing until full

STARTS: Mid-Late April

ENDS: Mid-Late May

COST: $65.00

LOCATION: Coastal Ridge Elementary School

DAYS: TBD

TIMES: 3:00pm – 4:15pm

StoryWalkTM

Year-Round, All Ages
The StoryWalkTM program combines the benefits of physical
activity, time outdoors in nature, literacy and family time by taking
children’s books and posting them, in pieces, along a recreational
path or hiking trail. To find the beginning, start at the base parking
area and then follow the pages along the western side of the Ring
Trail to Witch Hazel Trail and finish near the summit. Stories are
changed out seasonally. Our Fall 2018 story will be Forest Bright,
Forest Night by Jennifer Ward. This winter come check out: Little
Brother Moose by James Kasperson. Then stay tuned for a new
feature this spring

Sweetheart Ball

Girls aged 4-12 accompanied by her father or any other significant
adult figure of her choosing
This is our 4th Annual Sweetheart Ball (formerly the Father
Daughter Valentine Ball)! We are hosting a special night for dads
and their daughters. Come treat your daughter to a festive evening
of dress up and dancing. This annual ball is going to be held on
Thursday, February 7th from 5:00pm-6:30pm at the York Middle
School Cafeteria. A photo area will be set up, complete with fun
accessories, and staff will be on site to take pictures with your

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Community Special Events

Events are listed in chronological order

Fall Family Movie Night Veterans Pancake Breakfast!

Enjoy a classic in the crisp fall air. We’ll be showing the film voted Monday, November 12th
An exciting new addition to our special events, a Veterans Pancake
#1 by you: Hotel Transylvania! Bundle-up and bring blankets! Breakfast! Held on Monday, November 12th from 8:00am-10:00am
at the York Beach Fire Department.
This is a free event, thanks to our sponsor Straw Hat Lawn Care &
Free for Veterans and only $3 per plate for all others. Join us the
Maintenance. day after Veterans Day!

EVENT DATE: Friday, October 19th Parent’s Night Out, Kid’s Night In!

COST: FREE Grades K-5
Friday, November 30th
LOCATION: Village Green, located next to Town Hall Son of a Nutcracker, the Holidays are here! Still have holiday
shopping to do? Want a night out before things get too crazy? Then
DAY: Friday York Parks & Recreation has your answer!

TIME: 6:00pm We’ll be showing the holiday films, Elf & Arthur Christmas,
plus have a pizza dinner in-between. The entire evening will
Costume Parade and Halloween Hop be overseen by York Parks & Recreation staff.

The York Parks and Recreation Department, with special help from See full write-up in the Youth Enrichment section!

the York Police Department, is pleased to once again host this Annual Lighting of the Nubble

Halloween event to be held Wednesday, October 31st at Village We invite you to join us for this spectacular community event as we
kick off the holiday season with the Annual Lighting of the Nubble
Elementary School. Included in the night’s events is a costume on Saturday, November 24th, 2018. Festivities get underway at
4:30pm at Sohier Park with entertainment including the York High
parade that begins at the Town Hall at 4:30pm, and a Halloween School Chamber Singers. The event includes traditional Christmas
melodies along with kiddie carols - something for the whole family.
Hop, with great music, crafts and snacks. This event is sure to We’ll have the ever popular visit from Santa who arrives by way of
a York Beach Fire Dept. ladder truck. We’ll count down together,
have something for everyone in the family. Start planning those the seconds before the lighthouse is lit and adorned in its holiday
lights. There’s plenty of hot chocolate and cookies for all, so we
costumes now and be sure to join us! hope you’ll mark your calendar and plan to join us for this free
community event.
EVENT DATE: Wednesday, October 31st
A COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR
COST: FREE CONVENIENCE. THE SHUTTLE WILL RUN FROM ELLIS PARK IN
SHORT SANDS BEACH AND YORK HS FROM 3:30PM - 7:00PM.
LOCATION: Parade at Town Hall- Hop at

Village Elementary School

DAY: Tuesday

TIME: Costume Parade at 4:30pm,

Events to follow until 6:00pm

b Trick or Treat night in York
is the night before Halloween!

Get Your Art On: Paint a Shell

We’re teaming up with the York Art Association this fall and winter!

We’re bringing you a variety of fun art events that will keep you

warm during the cool seasons. Our first event is Painting a Shell,

taking place at the York Art Association (394 York St, York Harbor,

ME 03911). All supplies are included, plus snacks and a drink is

provided. This event is limited to 15 participants.

REGISTRATION: Open, until filled

EVENT DATE: Thursday, November 8th

COST: $25 per person, all supplies included

LOCATION: York Art Association

394 York St, York, ME 03909

DAY: Thursday

TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

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Celebration
the Lighted Nubble is the perfect spot for the telling of the classic Chris
Wednesday, November 28th – Sunday, December 2nd Van Allsburg story THE POLAR EXPRESS. Upon our return, we invite
you to join us in the warm and cozy Woody’s Brick Oven Pizza for some
The Festival of lights is held annually on the first weekend of December of Santa’s favorites; hot chocolate and cookies. We might even be
to give thanks to the community for making York the delightful place it lucky enough to have a visitor join us at the café (hint: he’ll be dressed
is and to celebrate the warmth and tradition of the season. The festival in red!). This is an evening your family won’t want to miss; maybe
is hosted by a committee of business people and citizens working you’ll even be chosen to receive the first gift of Christmas!
together for the betterment of the community. We hope that you’ll
plan to attend and enjoy one or all of the following events: The Polar This year, we are pleased to be able to offer additional rides on
Express, Breakfast with Santa, Festival of Gingerbread Houses, Greens
and Wreaths Sale, Book Sale, visits with Santa Claus, Student Art Exhibit, the Polar Express however, SPACE IS STILL VERY LIMITED FOR
Christmas Tea, Holiday Film Festival, Sing-a-Long, Lighting of the Village,
Festival of Lights Parade, A Christmas Carol theatre production, craft THIS EVENT AND REGISTRATION IS A MUST! DUE TO SPACE
fairs, ornament painting, scavenger hunt, and lots more…
RESTRICTIONS, RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE! Special thanks to Joshua’s
Please be on the lookout for detailed festival flyers, complete
with event locations and times, to be distributed throughout the Book of Dreams for donating a hardcopy of THE POLAR EXPRESS
community closer to the event.
to be read and raffled at each session of this event and to Woody’s
The Festival of Lights is so successful, in large part, to the countless
number of volunteers who help with the numerous events and Brick Oven Pizza for their gracious hospitality.
programs that take place throughout the weekend. If you have any
interest in volunteering, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We REGISTRATION: October 22nd until full
would welcome your help with any of the events and could surely
find a task that’s right for you. DATES/TIMES: Thursday, November 29th

The following Festival of Lights Activities / Events are sponsored 5:00pm/5:30pm/6:00pm/6:30pm/7:00pm/7:30pm
by York Parks and Recreation Department.
Friday, November 30th
11th Annual Festival of Art Student Showcase
5:00pm/5:30pm/6:00pm/6:30pm/7:00pm/7:30pm
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share student art with
the community at this week- end showcase held at the York Art Please specify time choice when registering
Association. Special Thanks to the Wonderful art teachers from
the York Schools for making student art available for this show LOCATION: Pick-up is in front of the Seacoast Brother’s Café
and to the York Art Association for their generous hospitality. This
showcase will be held during the Festival of Lights Celebration (formerly The Daily Grind), on Railroad Ave.,
however details regarding dates, times and the opening reception
are still being worked out, please be sure to check our website in York Beach
November at www.yorkparksandrec.org.
COST: $14.00 per person

Festival of Lights Parade

Join us in kicking off York’s Holiday Season with the Festival of Lights
Parade. This event starts the holiday season on Saturday, December
1st at 4:30pm. Applications are available at the York Parks and
Recreation Office and on our website yorkparksandrec.org. All are
welcome!!! We would like to encourage the businesses in York to get
involved in this community parade. What a great way to advertise
your business and at the same time join in the spirit of the holidays
and be involved in your community…a friendly competitive spirit
could put a “best business’” banner on your float this year!!!

The Polar Express Presented with the

York Trolley Company

‘Twas the night before the Festival…and The Polar Express is
coming to town!

Kick off the Festival of Lights celebration by joining us, in your pajamas
for this Polar Express Event. Your evening begins with a “trolley
express” ride through scenic York Beach. We’ll venture to the Nubble
Lighthouse to view its spectacular Christmas Lights. The backdrop of

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Festival of Lights Breakfast with Santa Festival of Lights Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast goodies provided Breakfast goodies provided

Children through age 12 (and their families) are welcome to Children through age 12 (and their families) are welcome to

join the Parks and Recreation Department at The Lobster Cove join the Parks and Recreation Department at The Lobster Cove

Restaurant on Long Sands, for Breakfast with Santa, December 1st, Restaurant on Long Sands, for Breakfast with Santa, December 1st,

from 8:00am-10:00am for juice, muffins, doughnuts, and other from 8:00am-10:00am for juice, muffins, doughnuts, and other

breakfast nibbles. Regular breakfast menu will also be available. breakfast nibbles. Regular breakfast menu will also be available.

Start your day of festivity off enjoying breakfast with Santa. Start your day of festivity off enjoying breakfast with Santa.

Children have the opportunity to write and mail their wish lists Children have the opportunity to write and mail their wish lists

to Santa. (If you happen to write your letter at home before you to Santa. (If you happen to write your letter at home before you

come, please include your name and address.) He has promised come, please include your name and address.) He has promised

us, that with the help of his elves, he’ll return the correspondence. us, that with the help of his elves, he’ll return the correspondence.

Your visit with Santa is on us, enjoy! You are welcome to take your Your visit with Santa is on us, enjoy! You are welcome to take your

own personal photos with Santa. own personal photos with Santa.

REGISTRATION: None REGISTRATION: None

COST: FREE - There is no charge for this event! COST: FREE - There is no charge for this event!

(Regular breakfast menu available.) (Regular breakfast menu available.)

LOCATION: Lobster Cove Restaurant, LOCATION: Lobster Cove Restaurant,

Route 1A Long Sands Beach Route 1A, Long Sands Beach

DAY: Saturday, December 1st, 2018 DAY: Saturday, December 1st, 2018

TIME: 8:00am - 10:00am TIME: 8:00am - 10:00am

Festival of Lights Scavenger Hunt Get Your Art On: Zentangle

This fun-filled event has been very popular and we expect the Join artist Joyce Amand for Zentangle, taking place at the York Art
same will be true this year. It’s simple… take your passport to
participating businesses, answer the question on the passport, Association (394 York St, York Harbor, ME 03911). All supplies to
have the passport stamped, and submit your entry. All completed
entries will be eligible to win this year’s prize. Passports can be create your zentangle masterpiece are included, plus snacks and a
found at all participating businesses as well as on our website
and are due back at the Remick Barn between noon and 5:30pm drink is provided. This event is limited to 15 participants.
on Saturday, December 1st. For a detailed list of participating
businesses as well as a link to your printable passport, check our REGISTRATION: Open, until filled
website beginning mid-November.
EVENT DATE: Thursday, December 6th

COST: $25 per person, all supplies included

LOCATION: York Art Association

394 York St, York, ME 03909

DAY: Thursday

Ornament Painting & Decorating TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

with the York Art Association

Children of all ages are welcome to join the Parks and Recreation Get Your Art On: Paint Your Pet

Department and The York Art Association on December 1st, from Join artist Beth Harrison for Paint Your Pet. Beth will provide a canvas,

1:00pm - 2:30pm for ornament painting. What a great opportunity paint and instruction on how to paint your pet. Registrants should

to make some beautiful ornaments for your own tree or for gift- bring in a photo of their pet. Registration includes all supplies, plus

giving. Lots of ornament shapes to pick from. You’ll be able to take snacks and a drink is provided. This event is limited to 15 participants.

your finished creations home that day! REGISTRATION: Open, until filled

No pre-registration needed, just stop by and join the fun! EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 24th

REGISTRATION: No pre-registration needed. COST: $25 per person, all supplies included

COST: $3.00 per child, per ornament LOCATION: York Art Association

LOCATION: The York Art Association 394 York St, York, ME 03909

394 York St, York, ME 03909 DAY: Thursday

DAY: Saturday, December 1st, 2018 TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 7th
Sweetheart Dance COST: $25 per person, all supplies included
LOCATION: York Art Association
Thursday, February 7th 394 York St, York, ME 03909
Full event details under Children’s Programs DAY: Thursday
TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Want to Build a Snowman?
Snowman Building Contest National Pi(e) Day Contest

December 31st – February 22nd Join us on National Pi Day for a slice of pie, made from a local busi-
We are hoping that there will be plenty of snow this winter and
that you and your family will embrace the season and have some ness or a local sharing their family recipe. Entry information will be
fun in the snow! All are invited to enter our Snowman building
contest. The rules are simple: build your masterpiece, take a photo available no later than early December.
of it with the person/people who built it or with an identifying York
Landmark in the background and post it to the Parks and Recre- REGISTRATION: December – March 1st
ation Department’s Facebook page with the entrant(s) full name
and using hashtag: #YorkMaineSnowman. Prizes will be awarded DATE: Thursday, March 14th
for the photos with the most “likes”. Contest will begin on New
Year’s Eve, December 31st and run through the end of February Spring Time Surprises!
vacation, February 22nd
Saturday, April 13th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Get Your Art On: Paint A Wine Glass at the Grant House at Goodrich Park
We hope that families will plan to join us for this fun-filled after-
Join artist Creda Beaulieu for Paint A Wine Glass. Creda will provide noon. We’ll be sure to have all of the favorite spring time activities
a wine glass, paint and instruction on how to paint a cardinal on including an egg hunt, storywalk, visit with the Easter Bunny, prizes,
your glass. Registration includes all supplies, plus snacks and a games, goodies and more. Come dressed for the weather as this is
drink is provided. This event is limited to 15 participants. an outdoor event, and bring your own basket or bag. Stay tuned for
more details, registration in advance will be a must!

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www.yorkparksandrec.org
Road Races
Mike Sullivan Scholarship
Turkey Trot
The Mike Sullivan Scholarship has been established by the Parks
York Rotary presents the Annual Turkey Trot 5k USTAF certified road and Recreation Staff, in honor of longtime, and newly retired,
Parks and Recreation Director, Mike Sullivan.
race. The race will be held Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at Village
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a York High School
Elementary School. Check-in and registration begins at 9:30am, and Senior who has shown promise as a young leader through their
commitment to building community.
the race begins at 11:00am. The Trot is a scenic 5K road race through
Eligible applicants are York High School Seniors, planning to
York Village and York Harbor. The race offers mile markers, water, continue their education, who demonstrate the qualities of good
character, leadership and service.
police traffic control, on course ambulance and professional timing.
Scholarship applications will be available in our office and on our
T-shirts will be given to the first 200 registrants. Race to benefit website www.yorkparksandrec.org beginning February 1st, 2019.
All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
York Food Pantry and the York High School Track and Field Program.
Special Notes of Appreciation
Non-perishable donations for the food pantry accepted during In Recognition of Our Community Partnership

registration. Applications or online registration is available on our We would also like to take this opportunity to once again recognize
and thank York Hospital for their continued support of our partnership.
website at www.yorkparksandrec.org
As partners, our goal is to connect with the community and to offer
EVENT DATE: Saturday, November 24, 2018 a commitment to healthy lifestyles. The Hospital’s collaboration
with Parks and Recreation epitomizes their community
COST: $20.00 Pre-registration, mail-in commitment and we thank them.

$22.00 Pre-registration, on-line / $25.00 RD In Recognition of Our
Community Scholarship Program
START LOCATION: York Village Elementary School
Thank you to Stonewall Kitchen and York Community Services
FINISH LOCATION: Town Hall Association for their continued support of our Community
Scholarship Program. Their generosity and efforts help to ensure
REGISTRATION: Opens at 9:30am – Closes at 10:45pm that Parks and Recreation Department Programs are available to all
young people in our community.
York Hospital Road and Cross Country Race

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Enjoy this early summer run through scenic York Village and York

Harbor. For more information or to register contact York Hospital’s

Friendraising Office at 351-2228. Registration begins at 7:00am

and race start time is 8:30am.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, June 1, 2019

COST: $10.00 pre-reg. age 13 and under,

$20.00 pre-reg. 14 and up,

$45.00 pre-reg. family fee

(each family member must fill out form)

$25.00 ALL race day registrations

START LOCATION: York Hospital, 15 Hospital Drive

END LOCATION: York Hospital

TIME: 8:30am start

REGISTRATION: Opens at 7:00am – 8:15am

York Rotary Club Four on the 4th

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Registration for this race will open on February 4th. Applications or
online registration will be available at our website at
www.yorkparksandrec.org

York Days 5K: Miles for Smiles

Sponsored by Amidon Family Dentistry
Sunday, July 28th, 2019
Registration for this race will open on February 4th. Applications or

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Thank YBu Sponsors!

The York Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all of you for your continued support throughout the
years. The printing, publishing and mailing of this brochure would not be possible without you, our sponsors.
With your help, you have given us the latitude to print a quality brochure that you can be proud to advertise in.
Additionally, the money raised each year helps to support the programs within this brochure. We would like to
encourage the community to support these businesses with their patronage!

2 River Road Inn Coastline Electric Stonewall Kitchen
& Cottages 207-451-8726 207-351-2712
207-363-3400
Estes Oil Burner Service, Inc. Union Bluff Hotel
Abbott Bros., Inc. 207-363-4172 207-363-1333
207-363-3762
Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC VFW Post 6977 Boardman-Ellis
Academy of Little Learners 207-351-3525 207-363-9827
207-363-2287
Graystone Builders, Inc. Village Laundry
Agamenticus Plumbing & Heating 207-363-6085 207-363-1986
207-216-3333
Hale’s Landscaping, Inc. COLOR AD Welch Oil Company
Anchorage Inn 207-361-2800 207-363-2770
207-363-5112
Infinite Imaging When Pigs Fly
Atlantic Dental Associates 207-363-4402 207-439-3114
207-363-2406
Key Ford of York Williams Realty Partners
Atlantic Orthodontic Center 207-363-2483 207-351-8188
207-363-7270
Kennebunk Savings Bank York Community Service Association
Autoworks, Inc. 207-985-4903 207-363-5504
207-439-4500
Lee Tree York Golf and Tennis Club
Ballou & Bedell 207-363-2306 207-363-0130
207-363-5300
Leeward Landing Thrift Store York Harbor Marine Service
Bill Jones Realty Team 207-361-4085 207-363-3602
207-636-7531
Lobster Cove York Hospital
Blatt & Kingston Family Dental 207-351-1100 207-363-4321
207-439-0779
Norma’s Restaurant York House of Pizza
Brian Pomeranz Remodeling 207-363-3233 207-363-6171
207-361-4433
Pine Hill Excavation, Inc. York Insurance Agency, LLC
Bullshirt, LLC 207-251-3501 207-363-5024
207-363-9363
Rhodes Plumbing and Heating York Police Department
Camp Eaton 207-439-0334 207-363-4444
207-363-3424
Roche Locksmith, INC York Rotary Club
Clark & Howell 207-363-4492 www.yorkmerotary.org
207-363-5208
Santini Family Chiropractic York Trolley Company, LLC
Coastal Landscaping and 207-363-0500 207-363-9600
Garden Center, Inc.
207-363-6202 Shoreline Construction York’s Wild Kingdom

207-363-2972 207-363-4911

York Parks and Recreation 363-1040


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