News from the Beach
July 3, 2017
Celebrate We Will

We had a fantastic opening week at KBIA and will be starting our second week off with a bang, holding classes as usual on Tuesday and celebrating the 4th of July with lots of American pride around campus.  A spectacular show of fireworks are set off by the town between Gooch’s and Middle beaches — they look great from Mother’s Beach and the KBIA area as well!
We have a lot of fun activities coming up including our Wednesday night campfire & beach BBQ starting at 6PM, open sail & kayak, our 26th Annual KBIA Road Race, and much more. 
Happy Independence Day from all of us at KBIA!
Flying the Grand Ol’ Flag
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KBIA’s yacht club flagpole
With pride, we fly our colors everyday:  the American flag, the Canadian Flag for our visiting friends, the State of Maine flag, and the KBIA burgee.
Did You Know?
KBIA has a “yacht club flagpole,” different from a traditional flagpole, so that means the American flag flies as it would on a ship.  Consistent with U.S. flag etiquette, the national ensign flies on the gaff, which represents the stern of a boat and the position of command and honor.
26th Annual ‘A Day at the Beach’ Road Race
Sunday, July 9th

Join us for some summer fun at the KBIA 26th Annual ‘A Day at the Beach’ 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run, along a scenic, oceanside USATF-certified course!  The start and finish line is on Lord’s Point Road, with the course winding through seaside neighborhoods, finishing along Beach Avenue and the sparkling Atlantic. 
Proceeds benefit KBIA scholarships & programming, and also Kids Free to Grow – the Child Abuse Prevention Council for York County.  We are excited to run for two amazing community organizations and hope you are too!
When: Sunday, July 9
           Check in: 7:30 AM
           1K Start: 8:30 AM
           5K Start: 9:00 AM
Where: Start and finish at KBIA
Post-race food & drink, chip timing and results by Granite State Race Services, race medals for multiple divisions, bring the whole family! 
Registration Fees:
5K $25 / 1K $15
REGISTER ONLINE – sign ups end on Thursday, July 6th
Registrations using paper forms will be available on Friday, July 7th at the KBIA office or Sunday starting at 7:30am race day
Early check-in will be on Friday, July 7th at the KBIA office porch from 4-5:30PM
Want to get involved without all that running? Volunteer! Contact our Events Coordinator Aimee Vlachos at [email protected].
KBIA: Not just for kids!
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Are the kids making you wish you were young again, spending all day in the sunshine, making new friends in classes they can’t get enough of?  KBIA has something to offer the adults too! Picture mornings at KBIA by the cove, before all the hustle and bustle of the day begins. 
We now offer a yoga class overlooking the cove, taught by local yoga instructor Leslie Fiore every Wednesday and Friday mornings 7-8am.
Join us for morning adult lap swim in the KBIA outdoor pool (we also have a Tuesday/Thursday night session 5-6 PM) – sign up for any of the following days/times:   
Mon/Wed/Fri       7-7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM
Tues/Thurs         7-7:45 AM and 7:45-8:30 AM; 5-6 PM
Inquire at the office to register.  See you at the beach!
The KBIA Store is Open!
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Come take a gander through the KBIA store, located just across from the office in Strong Cottage and open during office hours.  We have so many items in stock including KBIA tumblers to keep your beverages cool, waterbottles for sports activities, and diner mugs for your morning coffee.  
For those long beach days we have plenty of KBIA beach towels, and even a convenient beach blanket that rolls up neatly with a handy handle!  T-shirts and hats for warm summer days, sweatshirts and fleece jackets for cool beachfire nights, many styles and sizes.  Need tennis whites? We’ve got ’em!
Want to show your KBIA pride on the road? We have car magnets for that!  How about a burlap “Kennebunk Beach 04043” or “KBIA Est. 1910” bag, perfect for mornings at the beach and an afternoon walk into town.   We love showing our KBIA pride!
Looking for tennis whites?
Edgcomb Tennis Club Trunk Show
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KBIA tennis classes are held at Edgcomb Tennis Club and dress code on the courts include tennis whites with each article of clothing 90% white, even hats! What could be better than a local one stop shop?! The trunk show will have a selection of samples available.
This week at KBIA
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: “Lego Movie,” Rated PG, 6 to 8 PM. $8. (Ages 7-12) ***SOLD OUT***
TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: 4th of July campfire/hot dog roast/s’mores smorgasboard6 to 8 PM. $28. (Ages 11-12)
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: “Aladdin,” Rated G, 7 to 9 PM. $8. (Ages 4-10)
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT: Expedition into Portland’s Old Port, dinner & (some) spending money provided, ***special extended hours 6 to 9:30 PM$28. (Ages 13+)
**Registration for movie night is limited to 55 children, and registration for movie night at the office closes at 4PM the day of the movie or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!
*Please preregister for all the above events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and/or admission fees.
Saturday, July 810AM to 2PM
Sunday, July 9…..11AM to 2PM