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Scarborough Community Services offers new programs for youth and teens

The new space at the Scarborough Community Center allows for the return of old programs and the addition of new ones. Courtesy picture

SCARBOROUGH — Community Services Scarborough is hosting many new events, including the new Teen Advisory Council for high school students in grades 6-8, youth movement classes and the return of a preschool program.

The Teen Advisory Board meets one Friday a month, during which students share what programs, events, and trips they would like to see offered.

Upcoming events include a Valentine’s Day Craft Night on February 11 and a Teen Movie Night on March 18. Each teen party includes a pizza dinner and drinks. Pre-registration for all events is mandatory. Parents can register their child online, by phone or in person. For teen events, there is a processing fee of $15 for trips over $30 and $5 for trips under $30.

The new movement class for young people ages 3 and up introduces children to a variety of activities including gymnastics, yoga, dance, music, rhythm, games and more. During each weekly session, the class will focus on coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and spatial awareness. A next class for children ages 3 to 5 will take place on Fridays, January 28 to March 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and will cost $100 per session. Classes for ages 5 and up will also be held on Fridays, January 28 to March 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class is also $100 per session. A parent or guardian must accompany children 3-5 years old. Parents can register for the course through the Scarborough Community Service Center at https://bit.ly/3Hg0sDa

The community center was also able to reinstate the Plover preschool program last September after the center moved to its new location. The program is now open to children 3 1/2 to 5 years old. The program includes the option of a free school lunch and extended hours from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. The program is $195 per week; he is eligible for CCSP and financial aid is also available. Parents wishing to register their child can contact the community center. Contact the Community Services office to schedule a visit, complete registration, or ask general questions
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More information is available on the Scarborough Community Service Facebook page or the Town of Scarborough website. https://www.scarboroughmaine.org/departments/community-services/

Due to daily changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there is now a digital brochure that keeps up to date with new information from the CDC which can be found at https://www.scarboroughmaine.org/departments/ community-services/brochures/. Programs, trips and activities are also included to facilitate registration for these events.