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2016 Week 7 Newsletter

News from the Beach
August 8, 2016
Week 7: Sailor's Delight
 
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Two weeks left of this amazing summer season at KBIA!  And there is still so much to do before we close out this season.  Check in at the front desk to schedule any classes your child hasn't tried out yet.  If you're just joining us this week, we are so excited to see you!  Don't forget we have free swim, check out the KBIA store, and sign up for our last Cove Walk this Saturday.  Let's make the most of the last two weeks of summer at KBIA! 
 
 
 
 
 
Reid Sacco Family Regatta
Thank you!
 
A spectacular day out on the Cove benchmarked the seventh annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta at KBIA this past Sunday.  The regatta honors a lontime student and instructor of KBIA who passed away at the age of 20 of sarcoma, in 2005.  Participants and spectators were treated to a beautiful day out on the water with plenty of wind to keep the races going through the afternoon.  Thank you to all who showed their support! 
 
 
  
KBIA Store Sale
Come on in!
 
 
We hope to see you at the KBIA store this week - all purchases of $50 or more will get 15% off -- but only until this Friday!  This is a great opportunity to stock up on your KBIA momentos, shirts, tumblers, mugs, beach blankets, hats, burlap bags, etc...hurry in!
 
The store is located at Strong Cottage and open during office hours Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM (closed for lunch between 12 to 1 PM).
 
 
 
 
How to Find what is Lost
Lost & Found
 
Items from the Lost & Found, placed in the gray bin beside Smith house, have kindly been washed by the KBIA staff, and placed in tubs on the Strong cottage porch.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity by the end of the season. If you're missing towels, bathing suits, sweatshirts, shirts, etc....we may have it!
 
  
Extend the gift of "summer"
 
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KBIA is truely a unique experience, offering children the opportunity to pick and choose classes, tailoring to their specific interests.  We are proud to run such an extensive variety of programs year after year - from surfing, sailing, kayaking, to reading, drama, pottery, to swim team, golfing, tennis, woodworking...and so much more...there is something for everyone.  We owe these fantastic summers at KBIA to the generosity of members and donors. 
 
Please help us keep the spirit of summer alive for children who are unable to attend KBIA without assistance.  For every $500 donated to the KBIA scholarship fund, we are able to invite a child to attend KBIA for a four week scholarship!  The impact of a summer spent swimming, sailing, and just "being a kid" has a lasting impression. All donations — large, small and/or online are greatly appreciated.
 
 
 
Membership Directory due out this fall
 
Our annual Membership Directory, due out in late September, makes it easy to stay in touch with your KBIA friends and family throughout the year. Our annual publication lists our trophy winners as well as the 2016 list of KBIA staff and families' names, addresses, e-mails and phone numbers. In order for it to be as accurate as possible, please make sure the office has your latest contact information. And if you haven't joined yet for 2016, you have until next Friday
 
 
Season finale: August BBQ & Awards
Saturday, August 20
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Join us at KBIA this Saturday, August 20, for the second and final barbecue and awards ceremonies. Just like our July event, our August 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! 
Cost is $6.
 
At 1 PM, we will hold our annual Membership Meeting under the white tent. All KBIA members are invited for an opportunity to share thoughts on the season, air ideas for next summer, and ask questions of the Board and/or Executive Director. If you are unable to attend, and would like to send suggestions, please e-mail Martin Lodish.  We hope to see you there!
 
 
 

This week at KBIA
 
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "The Lorax," Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM, $7. (Ages 7-12)
 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: "Aladdin" Rated G, 7 to 9 PM  $7. (Ages 4-10)

TWEEN & TEEN NIGHT: Tween and Teen nights are combined for a special evening this WEDNESDAY, August 10th 6-9PM. Trip to Spare Time in Portland for laser tag, bowling, and arcade games. Bus departs KBIA at 6 PM, dinner will be included, kids may want spending money. $26 (Ages 11+)
 
*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!
 
COVE WALK: Saturday, August 13...1 to 3 PM. Open to the public, $10 per family.