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Week 2 Newsletter - 2019 Season

News from the Beach
July 1, 2019
From sea to shining sea
 
 
 
What an amazing first week of classes, despite a few spells of rain, we always manage to still have fun! During our second week, we will be holding classes as usual on Thursday 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 extended campfire beach BBQ and our 28th Annual KBIA Road Race, and much more. Due to 4th of July festivities, there will be no Thursday Teen night.
 
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.
 
 
This Week at KBIA
 
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "Coco," Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM. $9. (Ages 7-12) 
 
TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: Mini golf & ice cream. Leaving KBIA at 6:30PM and returning at 9PM. $30. (Ages 11-12)
 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "Horton Hears a Who," Rated G, 7 to 9 PM. $9. (Ages 4-10)
 
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT: **No Teen Night this week due to 4th of July holiday** 
 
**Registration for movie night is limited to 50 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.
 
EXTENDED CAMPFIRE BEACH BBQ:
This Wednesday, July 3, we will keep the fire on the beach going well after movie night starts so adults can enjoy the night - bring hors d'oeuvres to share!
 
 
 
28th Annual 'A Day at the Beach' Road Race
Sunday, July 7th
 
 
 
 
Join us for some summer fun at the KBIA 28th Annual 'A Day at the Beach' 5K Road Race and 1K 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. 
 
When: Sunday, July 7
           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 awards for multiple divisions, bring the whole family! 
 
Registration Fees:
Before race day: 5K $25 / 1K $15
Race day: 5K $30 / 1K $20
 
 
Early check-in for pre-registered runners will be on Friday, July 5th at the KBIA Strong Cottage office porch from 3-6 PM.
Volunteer t-shirts can also be picked up during this time.  
 
 
VOLUNTEERS!
Want to get involved without all that running? Volunteer! Contact our Events Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
KBIA: Not just for kids!
 
 
The kids are certainly having fun with their classes...and KBIA has something to offer the adults too! Picture mornings at KBIA before all the hustle and bustle of the day begins.  
 
We 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!
 
 
 
Friday Coffee & Treats
Strong Cottage Porch
 
There's nothing better than a cup of joe and a treat to start your Friday morning off right! Adult members are invited to enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks every Friday morning on the porch of Strong Cottage.
 
 
The KBIA Store is Open!
 
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Come check out 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 bonfire 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!
 
 
Reminder about Account Updates
Read those e-mails!
   
A reminder to all members to read the attachment to your account updates received via e-mail. This is where you will see the confirmation of and payment for specific classes for which your children are registered. Remember to check your SPAM folder for those updates as well, as some have been reported ending up there. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office staff, we are happy to help!