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Lunch & Youth: Summer Dance Camp with Melanie Pagurko & Students also “Miles of Friends” at Nobleboro Central School with 3rd Grade Teacher Paula Schuster

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Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main Street in Damariscotta will host its Wednesday Lunch and Learn program on August 13 at 11:15am. Following the luncheon there will be a improvisation dance performance by students who have been participating in Melanie Pagurko’s Dance Mania, Summer Dance Camps which have been held in the fitness room at the Coastal Center. Also on hand will be Paula Schuster, 3rd grade teacher at Nobleboro Central School. She will be discussion her school’s Miles of Friends “Senior – Older Friend” program.

Miles of Friends is a Community-based initiative that bridges the generations and opens the eyes of all involved to the wonders that another person, young or old
holds in their hands and their minds. The 2014/2015 Miles of Friends program which begins at 12:30 PM at Nobleboro Central School still need 10 new older friends or buddies in order to assure a school year buddy for each of Nobleboro Central School’s third graders. The Miles of Friends program helps us build a sense of community by integrating mature adults with young people, transmitting knowledge and experience to future generations and re-enforcing the value of people of all ages.

For one hour on the first Friday of each month throughout the 2014/2015 school year. Students become teachers when they invite their elder friend to the classroom to see, share their school projects and explore the world through guest presentations and field trips. Can’t make it to lunch but want more information about Spectrum Generations and Nobleboro Central School’s Miles of Friends program contact Marianne at 563-1363

Luncheon Reservations are required. Please call 563-1363 by noon on Monday, August 11 to make your luncheon reservation (spaghetti and meatballs). For those over 60 years of age the suggested donation is $5.00 per person. For all others, Coastal Lunch and Learn program is an affordable dining choice at $6.00 per person.

Can’t make it to lunch? Community members are always welcome to attend the Center’s Wednesday Learn portion of the day’s Lunch and Learn program, which will begin at noon.

Before, during and after lunch Center visitors can also participate in and enjoy the following Wednesday programs:

TNT Whole Body Fitness: A new fitness class taught by senior fitness professional Robin Maginn that offers a total body workout. Drop in fee $5.

Heart Healthy Blood Pressure Clinic with registered nurse Jini Lewis, Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. FREE!

On Balance: Getting Stronger-Living Longer, Wednesdays, 10:30 am. Gentle exercises for strength, flexibility and balance with Robin Maginn for those who are a little bit timid or who haven’t exercised in a while. $4 per class. Sign-up and pay for lunch and the class is only $2.

Cribbage or Scrabble: After Lunch Pick-Up Games. Fee $1. Free for luncheon guests. Wednesdays, 1 PM.

Conversational French: Get Together with Suzanne Hedrick is a great way to renew your French language skills. Fee $5. Wednesdays, 1 PM.

If you’d like more information about these topics or Spectrum Generations or would like to schedule an interview with Melanie Pagurko and Paula Schuster please contact Marianne Pinkham at (207) 563-1363 or e-mail Marianne at