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May 2019 Newsletter

News from the Beach
May 24, 2019
Countdown to Summer is On!
 
 
 
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The end-of-school-year madness is upon us with so many school activities, after school activities, performances, parties, you name it! Amongst it all, we have been happy to hear from many of you. As summer planning gets underway, we want to remind you that participants are signed up on a first-come, first-serve basis, and classes can fill up quickly. Because we want to serve you the best way we can, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
 
 
Register today, and rest easy knowing your summer activities are set! 
...30 days left until Opening Day!
 
 
  
Memberships
What does it mean to be a KBIA member?
 
Being a KBIA member sure does have it's perks.  Not only are you supporting an exemplary summer enrichment program for children, you are also eligible for the following list of fun activities:
 
Registration is open to members for...
  • Over 50 classes are offered a la carte at our picturesque seaside property, to registered members only during Weeks 2 thru 8 of the summer
  • Adult lap swim sessions at the KBIA outdoor pool
  • Yoga classes on the KBIA lawn (ages 15+)
  • Movie nights
Invited to (no registration required)...
  • Twice-daily free-swim sessions for children ages 4+ (must be registered in other KBIA classes)
  • Weekly campfire beach BBQ
  • Family open pool days
  • Family weekend sailing and kayaking at the KBIA docks in the cove
  • Monthly Watersports, BBQ, and Awards
Members are also invited to be listed in the annual Membership Directory that is mailed out to all members in the Fall.  The Directory includes lists of past award winners,  donors, and membership contact information.
 
 
We welcome non-members to sign up for classes during Week 1 without paying a membership fee, so spread the word to those interested in trying us out!
 
See you at the beach!
 
 
 
Save The Date
Upcoming KBIA Events
 
Cove Walk - LAUNCH! Maritime Festival
Saturday, June 15
 
A fun activity for the whole family, join us for our first Cove Walk of the season, on June 15th, 2 to 4 PM.  KBIA is part of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundle Chamber of Commerce LAUNCH! Maritime Festival, celebrating the community's rich maritime history.  Call 207-967-2180 for reservations.  $12 per family. 
    
For a more detailed schedule of all the festivities check out their webpage: www.launchfestme.com
 
Day at the Beach 5K/1K Road Race
Sunday, July 7
 
Come run with us on a certified course that begins and ends at beautiful Kennebunk Beach. The course winds through a shaded, beachside neighborhood and finishes alongside the Atlantic. Post-race snacks and beverages are provided. Race Medallions are awarded to first-and second-place winners in several age categories.
 
Proceeds to benefit KBIA scholarships & programming.
 
 
Seaside Celebration
Saturday, July 20
 
Enjoy cocktails by the cove and catch up with friends at our annual Seaside Celebration.  Cocktails, food, and friends at our favorite summer location, it doesn't get much better!
 
 
 
Come say hello!
 
The KBIA office, located on the first floor of Strong Cottage, will be open for the season on June 17, one week in advance of opening day.  We are available to accept registrations and can help answer any questions about classes, memberships, etc.
 
Our office hours starting on June 17th are:
 
Monday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday - Friday: 9 AM to 12 PM | 1 to 4 PM