Morning Book Group – June

Wednesday, June 13
9:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Our morning book group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30-10:45.
 
We hope you’ll join us for our June discussion of The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
 
“The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.”
 
All are welcome to join the discussion!

Senior Tech Time!

Wednesday, June 13
10:45 pm – 12:00 pm
 
Senior Tech Time meets the second Wednesday of every month from 10:45 to noon.
 

If you have tech questions, we’ll help you in any way we can to solve your tech challenges.

We’ll start off this month UPSTAIRS in the meeting rooms – then split into smaller groups to dig into individual questions.

Bring your devices and a sense of curiosity, and we’ll do our best to help you feel confident about the latest

technology.

Chair Yoga for a Peaceful, Powerful You

Thursday, June 14
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for a class in gentle, mindful movement and deep breathing to calm the nervous system and focus the mind. You’ll stretch and move while sitting in your chair with a handful of standing and balancing postures accessible to all. We’ll finish with a guided body scan that invites you to relax into the present moment, that place where true power lies.

Yoga offers many benefits, including lower blood pressure, greater strength and flexibility, improved balance, and a calmer mind. You’ll learn why yoga is more than the physical postures you see in pictures and commercials, and how you can incorporate it into your life in a way that works for you. Chair yoga can be practiced at any age.

No prior experience, mats, or towels are needed. Just wear comfortable clothing, sneakers or flat shoes, and bring water to drink. 

When you tap into this ancient practice you’ll learn many ways to find a more peaceful, powerful you.

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our instructor, Martha Williams

Tick Talk: Lyme Disease Prevention Tips

Thursday, June 14
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
A 25 minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period—stay as long as you like.

Join Bob Maurais from Mainely Ticks as he discusses strategies to better protect your family from ticks and tick-borne diseases. Items discussed will include personal protection strategies, landscape modifications and the life cycle of the deer tick. Educational literature will be distributed including tick identification guides and bookmarks. Free!

Offered in partnership with Cape Elizabeth Land TrustCape Elizabeth Land Trust logo

Maine Marimba Ensemble

Tuesday, June 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES KICK-OFF!
 
Meet us outside on the lawn for the kick-off to our Summer Concert Series! Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, and picnic if you like as we welcome back the Maine Marimba Ensemble.* This group promises an evening of incredibly joyful and deeply moving traditional and contemporary music of Zimbabwe.
 
And they’ll tell us a bit of what it takes to make a marimba from scratch, and how to play one.
 
Be prepared to dance. Be prepared to smile. The largest marimba in this set of seven handcrafted marimbas is so big that the person playing it needs to stand on a bench to reach it!

This event is generously sponsored by the TML Foundation.

*If it rains, we’ll move the concert inside.

Maine Marimba Ensemble’s musicians include: Tchukki Andersen, Kevin Caron, Rob Cimitile, Chris Fletcher, Elliot Heeschen, Peter Himmer, Zebulon Kelley, and Matthew Wasowski. Marimba builder Jacob Wolff rounds out the group.

Writer’s Accountability Group – June

Wednesday, June 20
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
TML’s Writer’s Accountability Group (WAG!) meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-noon.
 
From future writers who haven’t found the time to get going, to published authors looking for inspiration for their next book, to poets ready to share their insights, we’re here to support you in a relaxed, safe setting. 
 
All levels of expertise and genres are welcome as we:
 
  • Share ideas about writing, editing, and publishing. 
  • Share snippets of our work in a creative, supportive group setting.
  • Connect with other writers who are as passionate about the craft as we are.
  • Give ourselves a deadline each month to show up with our latest work.
  • Have fun!

We hope you’ll join us to help get your WAG going!