Santa Claus is coming to Scarborough
Bundle up and join us in Memorial Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., where we’ll all be waiting anxiously for Santa’s arrival to kick off the holiday season here in Scarborough.
Park at the high school and enjoy a free hayride down to the park. There will be a tree lighting, singing of carols with Portland Community Chorus and free hot chocolate and apple cider (served by the Scarborough Rotary and donated by Sam’s Club).
Be sure to bring your camera to capture your moment with Santa. We will finish the evening with a fantastic fireworks display by Atlas Fireworks.
We are also participating in a toy drive for Project G.R.A.C.E. so remember to bring an unwrapped toy for our donation box.
This will help local families in need of assistance around the holidays.
Beginning in December, Community Services will be offering swim lessons for all ages and abilities in conjunction with the Michael Phelps Skill Center at 15 Lund Road in Saco.
The swim classes focus on stroke development, personal safety and rescue skills, water sports and games, and overall personal growth.
The top priority of the Michael Phelps swimming curriculum is to ensure that each participant has an opportunity to become comfortable, confident, and safe in and around the water.
Located in a brand new state-of-the-art facility, the center features three camera views per pool, video technology, and 60-inch monitors above every pool.
These tools are used by instructors to monitor the fundamentals of students’ strokes and track their progress.
All six-week classes have a 4-1 student-teacher ratio and run for 30 minutes each week.
All classes are $90 per participant. Instructors are lifeguard certified, have completed the Michael Phelps Swim School Training, and attend additional mandatory trainings throughout the year.
You may register for this program in our office or online (Activity No. 350000).
For specifics on each class (dates and times), please be sure to read through the Swim Class Descriptions (also available through online registration).
For specifics on the center itself, please visit the website at www.michaelphelpsskillcenter.com.
Community Services is also taking registrations for its very popular ski programs. Our Shawnee Peak snow sport program starts in January and meets every Tuesday night.
This program is for grades 4 to 8. Come enjoy a fun night of skiing or snowboarding under the lights.
The Sunday River Ski/Snowboard program meets on Saturdays starting Jan. 11. This program is for grades 6 to 12. You can register for both great ski/ snowboard programs at the Scarborough Community Services office.
If you have any questions about this article or any of the services or programs that Scarborough Community Services host you may contact me at rcolpitts@ ci.scarborough.meus or 730-4150.
Ryan Colpitts is recreation program coordinator for Scarborough Community Services.