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Adult Pickleball in Pownal


with Will Tinkelenberg, RSU5 Community Programs

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Come drop in for some Pickleball action, get some great exercise and have some fun!  All levels and abilities are welcome. Some paddles will be provided, but if you have your own, you should bring it with you.  


You MUST register at no cost in order to attend sessions.  

There is a $3 Drop in fee for EACH session you attend.  Pay at the session location.

Adult Volleyball MONDAYS


with Tom McKibben, RSU5 Community Programs

Calendar Sep 9, 2019 at 7 pm

Join this fun and competitive co-ed Volleyball program.  Come play pickup volleyball and sweat away those winter blues! 

Monday nights will be a bit more competitive and Thursdays will be a bit more relaxed.  

Participants MUST be registered before they can attend a session.

Making Change
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Making Change


with Lynn Sheehan, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Sep 10, 2019 at 5 pm

Tuesday is a great day for making change! A support group for people ages 13 and up committed to or considering making a change with their substance use. It’s free, confidential, and there is no sign up. Just show up at the York Public Library. Free pizza too! Making Change is not treatment or therapy. Making Change is a one hour, weekly support group that encourages honesty, promotes self-awareness, and inspires positive change. This training is sponsored by a partnership between YACE and Choose to be Healthy Coalition of York Hospital. Pizza donated by Anthony’s, York House of Pizza, and Ruby’s. Thank you for your support! Location: York Public Library

CCA112: Technology Testing


with Soni Reese, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Sep 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

This comprehensive assessment will let you know if you have the computer skills needed to be successful in school, work and at home. After testing, if you need to improve your skills, we can help you design a learning plan, either with a class or with personalized online lessons you can do from your own home! When you register, Lisa will contact you to schedule your test.  Rolling admission.

Indoor Walking Trails and Fitness Stations


with York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Sep 30, 2019 at 4 pm

Come in from the cold and walk around the Middle School. Choose “trails” with stairs or without. Fitness stations around the building will help build muscle tone while you walk the trails.

Art Club- Thomaston Grammar School


with Cynthia McGuirl, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Current session started Oct 16, 2019 at 3 pm

Art Club is offered to 4th and 5th grade students at TGS by local artist, Cindy McGuirl with assistance from Callie Saulniers. This is a popular program that often has a wait list. You will receive a call or email directly from Cindy or Callie to confirm your child’s program schedule. Please note that there is no bus home, so be sure to note pick-up arrangements for your student on the permission form. Let the art begin!

Art Club - (Grades 4 & 5) with instructor Cindy McGuirl. A variety of art topics using different techniques are offered throughout the year. Students get a brief lesson on how to use the new materials and then create their own, unique projects. Art-making usually includes duct tape sculpture, bookbinding, marbled paper making, sock puppets, and oodles more!

SCHEDULE: Art Club begins October 16th at Thomaston Grammar School, and continues on Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in session until May 7th. Students may sign up for one or both days as available. Programs start directly after-school and run until 5:30pm. There is NO ART CLUB ON holidays, early release days, and snow days.

Tai Chi for Health


with Karen Reilly, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed

Calendar Nov 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of exercise practiced around the world for its health benefits. This is a low-impact exercise performed in slow, fluid movements improving physical fitness and mental relaxation. The movements are slow, controlled, and gentle, emphasizing body alignment, weight transfer and internal focus. Both easy to learn and do, the forms are designed to improve flexibility and balance; enhance relaxation; increase strength and flexibility; develop better breathing; and improve overall health. Tai Chi is clinically proven to improve your balance and reduces the rate of falling. Movements can be done seated or standing making it ideal for people of almost any age or physical condition. This particular Sun style, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, is supported by the Arthritis Foundation, the Administration on Aging, and rated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as the highest evidence-based program for older adult health and wellness. Class is offered as partnership among SeniorsPlus, Gould Academy, Bethel’s Recreation Department, Bethel’s Age Friendly Community Initiative and MSAD#44 Adult Education.

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CCA225: Social Aspects of Health and Illness


with Soni Reese, York Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Nov 12, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 12 weeks

What are the differences between health, illness, and disease? What are the social (rather than the clinical) causes and aspects of health and illness in the US? We will examine the social causes and consequences of health-related problems such as heart disease, cancer, AIDS, substance abuse, eating disorders, and domestic violence. (Eng. or SS -1 HS credit, college bound gain the academic, personal, social skills needed to succeed in college!)

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