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2016 Week 4 Newsletter

News from the Beach
July 18, 2016
Week 4: Summer adventures
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Make the most of this summer and sign up for an activity that opens your child to a new perspective, a new skill, a new friend.  Swimming, surfing, tennis...sailing, woodworking, nature...stand up paddle boarding, painting, drama...there is something for everyone.  With so many to choose from, we encourage you to come visit our office if you need assistance.  Office hours are Monday 8 AM to 5 PM, Tuesday to Friday 9 AM to 12 PM and 1 to 4 PM.  See you at the beach!
 
 
 
Seaside Celebration
Saturday, July 23
    
Join us this Saturday, from 6 to 8 PM, on the KBIA lawn for our ninth annual Seaside Celebration.  From cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, to auction items and an art sale, we will be having more fun than we will know what to do with! This night unites the "older" members of this KBIA community (21 and older, please), inviting friends a chance to catch up and enjoy the beautiful setting by the cove.
 
Auction items available to bid on at the Seaside include:
1) One parking space for the 2017 season -- convenient to your favorite summer enrichment program and one of the best beaches around!
 
2) Pool party at the KBIA pool for up to 20 swimmers for before the end of the 2017 season. 
 
3) A private hot dog roast and s'mores on the beach for up to 10 -- sit back and enjoy as KBIA staff provides the food and fun!
 
If you would like to bid on any auction item but cannot attend the Seaside, please contact Martin Lodish.
 
 
The highlight of the evening will be to not only enjoy good company by the cove, but to also have the opportunity to take a piece of the beach home with you.  Heartwood College of Art and KBIA have collaborated for a third time to showcase paintings of respected regional artists whose work were inspired by Kennebunk beach.  Paintings are for sale for $400 each and pieces measure 12" x 16" or 14" x 14".
 
 
 
Join in the Fun this Saturday
 
July Watersports/BBQ/Awards,                                  followed by Seaside Celebration
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Please join us at KBIA Saturday, July 23, for the first of our two annual barbecue and awards ceremonies.  The July BBQ and Awards Ceremony will kick off with assorted watersports in the pool for various ages:
 
8:30 to 9:00 AM: 3- 4 year olds
9:00 to 9:30 AM: 5- 6 year olds
9:30 to 10:00 AM: 7- 8 year olds
10:00 to 10:30 AM: 9 and older
10:30 to 11:00 AM: Free swim for all ages
 
At 11 AM, we will begin the awards portion of the day, handing out various KBIA "wedges" and traditional KBIA honors.
 
The awards will be followed by a BBQ of hot dogs, veggie burgers, hamburgers, chips, potato salad, and cake! 
 
 
 
Cheers to our KBIA sailors!
 
The USA Junior Olympics Sailing Festival, co-hosed by the Northeast Harbor Fleet and Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center, was held on July 12-13.  With approximately 175 junior sailors and 120 boats from Maine and New England, competitors ranged in age from 7-16 years old.  
 
In the Club 420 event, KBIA sailing team Aidan Wood and Quinn O'Hara won first place.  We are so proud of these accomplished sailors, congratulations!
 
 
 
 
Swim Meet Schedule
 
KBIA is hosting a swim meet this week, which is open to any child enrolled in swim team the week of the event.  Join us!
 
Friday, July 22
KBIA Pool
5:30 PM Warm-ups
6 PM Meet start time
 
 
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Clynk for KBIA
 
CLYNK is another way to help preserve our beaches and help KBIA at the same time!  We now have those green bags available at our office for members to pick up, fill with returnables, and redeem them at the Kennebunk Hannaford (or any CLYNK redemption center).  Proceeds from KBIA-tagged bags will benefit our nonprofit organization.
 
 
 
 
 
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Can't get enough of KBIA? Follow us on Facebook!  We have an active page for which we post frequent updates and photos.  Feel free to share our pictures and tag yourself.  If you have photos and/or stories to share on Facebook and other KBIA communications, please send to Communications Coordinator Susan Roux.  We love hearing from you!
 
 
 
 
This week at KBIA
 
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM, $7. (Ages 7-12)
 
TUESDAY TWEEN NIGHT: Trip to Mt. Agamenticus & Ice Cream, 6 to 8:30 PM Tuesday. $26. (Ages 11-12)

WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "Cars," Rated G, 7 to 9 PM, $7. (Ages 4-10)
 
THURSDAY TEEN NIGHT: An exursion to Portland's Historic Old Port & Dinner, 5:30 to 9 PM Thursday. $26. (Ages 13+)
 
*Please preregister for all the above events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and/or admission fees.
 
**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!

OPEN SAIL & KAYAK
Sunday, July 24...1 to 5 PM. Free to members, bring a life jacket and closed-toe shoes.
 
FAMILY SAIL
Sunday, July 24...1 to 4 PM. $250 per family for a 3 hour sail.