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All indoor programs are limited to 10 attendees. Pre-registration and masks are required.

November Programs

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Mindfulness Meditation

Four Skills for a Resilient Life led by Francine Rainone

Tuesdays, November 3rd – December 8th at 10:00am

Participants can register to attend the classes at the COA building or by Zoom. Please call COA at 526-6368 to register

Studies indicate that mindfulness meditation can improve health and increase emotional stability. Suitable for beginners and more advanced meditators, this course will introduce meditation methods for cultivating compassion, loving kindness, appreciative joy and equanimity. These skills result in a calm confidence in the face of life’s challenges, and can be practiced by anyone, regardless of your personal religious beliefs or lack of religious beliefs.

Please note there is a 10 person limit for building participants.

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Tom & Tom’s Men’s Discussion Group - Mondays at 9:00am via Zoom

We want to hear your stories and we’ll share a few of our own. Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

French Discussion Group - First and Third Mondays at 4:15pm via Zoom

Join this casual, friendly group to practice your language skills and have fun. Participants at all skill levels are welcome! Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

Bingo! – Mondays at 1:00pm

Ten games for $5. Ten bingo sheets with 6 cards on each sheet. Participants must be 55 years old and older. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Chair Exercises – Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am

This low impact exercise program is perfect for those looking for an easy, effective exercise routine. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors - Tuesdays at 10:00am

Join this active group to walk, hike, kayak and more! Please call COA at 526-6368 to register prior to your first activity.

Memoir Writing Group - Tuesdays at 10:00am via Zoom

Please call COA at 526-6368 to join.

Book Discussion Group - Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00am via Zoom

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Ten houseguests, each with a dark secret, are trapped on an isolated island with a diabolical killer. Please contact Jo-Ann at jroy@tracylibrary.org for a link to attend the meeting.

Painting Group - Tuesdays at 1:00pm

Bring your current painting project to work on. This is an informal group and we’d love to have you join us. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Needlework Craft Group - Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm

Love to cross stitch, do needlework, quilt, knit or crochet? We'd love to chat, laugh, and get to know the folks who enjoy the same hobbies we enjoy. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Women’s Discussion Group First and Second Thursdays at 1:00pm

Get to know your neighbors over a casual cup of coffee. Join friends, new and old, to visit, chat and share! Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Humanist, Agnostic, Atheist Discussion Group – Third Thursday (November 19th) at 1:30pm Welcome to those who are interested in delving into a variety of humanist and non-theist topics. We share our knowledge and experiences related to the challenging questions of religion, spirituality, and how they influence our lives. Using reason, critical thinking, and honest examination, we do our best to approach personal truths. Bring your thoughts, your questions, and an open mind, and join our lively, respectful monthly discussions. Please call COA to register. Limit of 10 participants.

Computer Tutoring with Nick Oursouff

Nick will be available for on-line tutoring sessions. Nick has an extensive background in computers from teaching to programming. Please call COA at 526-6368 for registration information.

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November ORFS Schedule

Our stalwart band meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. During these uncertain times, FLEXIBILITY is the key to our safety. Please wear a mask for close-ups and check each week (on coachapincenter.org under Orfs programs) for any updates or changes in restaurant requirements. At this writing, 9/30/20, we are anticipating safe open indoor dining. Please stay patient, positive and hopeful as we strive to keep our common goal to KEEP ORFS STRONG

November 3rd----Hike or bike ANDOVER RAIL TRAIL FROM POTTER PLACE to Proctor Academy's ballfield and back---Leader is Bill Coombs (loonylodge@gmail.com) 763-2307. An easy walk to a nice lunch spot on the bleachers. Some actually play softball while the rest cheer and laugh. DIRECTIONS: Take Rt. 11 East out of New London until you get a little past the intersection of Rt. 4. Turn right down to the Park 'n Ride lot. Bring your equipment, hiking poles, picnic lunch and sense of humor!

November 10th---Hike PARADISE PARK & HARPOON BREWERY IN WINDSOR, VT---Leaders are George and Nancy Smith (hykngpopnan@comcast.net) 802-436-2616. Explore the grounds of this lovely historic estate. DIRECTIONS:Take I-89 North to I-91 South, exit 9. Turn sharply on Rt. 5 South and go 4 miles to small plaza with Dollar Store parking lot. We will begin hike across the street. Bring hiking poles. If you are inclined to go inside to eat at 2 already reserved tables at Harpoon Brewery, that is totally up to you. , 336 Ruth Carney Dr. 802-674-5491.

November 17th ---BOWLING IS CANCELLED! Instead, we will be hiking on the SUGAR RIVER TRAIL from the T-Bird Mini-Mart in Newport. Leaders are Skip Hause 763-2328 (skiphause@hotmail.com) and Al Peterson 763-5456 (captal@myfairpoint.com) Bring hiking poles for steep decline behind gas station. DIRECTIONS: From New London, go 19 miles on Rt. 11 to juncture of Rt. 103. Continue a little farther on Rt. 11 to gas station on left. Park way back on the right.

November 24th---Hike FISHERFIELD PARK IN NEWBURY---Leader is Gene Stanphill (gene.stanphill@gmail.com) 938-5683. Explore the variety of trails that loop from park's center. DIRECTIONS: From New London, take Rt. 11 West toward Georges Mills. After passing underneath 1-89 exit 12, turn left onto Rt. 103-A by the Park 'n Ride and continue to Newbury harbor. Turn left at intersection of Rt. 103, and go about 300 yards to Old Post Rd. It is uphill and veers to the left. Keep going until you see the park sign and big parking area on left. Bring hiking poles. We have not reserved seating in Bubbas as mentioned but if anyone is interested you are on your own!

Monthly coordinators are Kathy & bill Coombs (loonylodge@gmail.com) 763-2307. Weekly leaders will handle any questions, updates, last minute changes or cancellations. Hope to see in the flock this month. HAPPY TRAILS!