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Brett Mattos, left, and Trevor Lopes, both sophomores in the physical education teacher program at Saint Joseph’s College, congratulate fifth graders on finishing their soccer dribbling exercise station in the Alfond Center gymnasium.

Fitter than a Fifth Grader

The Saint Joseph’s College Wellness Program welcomed more than 100 fifth-graders from George E. Jack Elementary School, homeschooled students and the Bristol Blue Devils Jump Rope Team to the 4th Annual Fitter than a Fifth Grader program March 28.

At the Harold Alfond Center, teams rotated through a wide array of exercise stations, including soccer dribbling, hurdles, Army crawl, and rope jumping. Students were also quizzed on health and wellness trivia and introduced to yoga. Fifteen Saint Joseph’s students, mainly majoring in physical education, exercise science, and health and wellness promotion, staffed the program.

The Fitter than a Fifth Grader program is of a number of health and wellness events, programs, and activities that the college offers to Lakes Region community members, as well as to its students and employees. Other examples are Red Cross training workshops, swim lessons and exercise classes.

For more information about Campus Recreation opportunities at the college, contact Jenna Chase at 893-6627 or jchase@sjcme.edu

Dog Park Interest Group

If you are interested in creating a Dog Park in Standish where dogs can run off-leash and socialize with other dogs and their owners,  join the Standish Community Dog Park Interest Group on Facebook. With support, the group can meet with Jen DeRice, director of Standish Parks and Recreation, to discuss if this is a project the community will get behind.  For more information, contact  Sandra Boutin, rainbowsandra@hotmail.com.

Deeper Well Church events

An Easter Eggtravaganza with crafts, games, egg hunt and more for children of all ages and their families will be held at the Deeper Well Church, 190 Northeast Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15.

The church will also hold Vacation Bible School during spring break week. For three days – Monday, April 17, Wednesday, April 19 and Friday, April 21 – there will be Bible stories, crafts, refreshments and other fun activities. There is no charge.

For further information on either event, call Suzanne Lloyd, 712-3615.

‘Plaza Suite’

The Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, presents Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite April 21 through May 7. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $14 and $12. For more imformation go to www.schoolhousearts.org or email schoolhousearts@gmail.com.

 Class of 1967 reunion

The Bonny Eagle High School class of 1967 has scheduled its 50th reunion for Sept. 16 at Xavier Hall at Saint Joseph’s College.

Addresses/contacts are being sought for: Philip Bailey, Charles Dillow, Donna Drew Cushing, Brent Edington, Sharon Kelly, Brian Lang, Beverly Marshall Nye,Christine Mayse Morrell, Donna Merchant Danna, David Millay, Fred Osborne, Ramona Proulx, Linda Reed Peters, Marsha Robinson Pinette, Timothy Schildroth, Betty Sherman Corrow, Jean Trott Berg and Sandra Wiley.

For more information or to register to attend, contact Penny Richards Booker,  776-2794.

Miles for Smiles walk

Now in its 5th year, MPower’s Miles for Smiles, a walk to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, has expanded across Canada and into the U.S. with the first-ever walk in Maine.

The walk will be held Sunday, April 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will begin at Saint Joseph’s College.

This is not a fundraiser. It is an opportunity to celebrate the courage of survivors and stand up for children. For more information, contact mpowermaine@gmail.com or call 572-5172.

Brett Mattos, left, and Trevor Lopes, both sophomores in the physical education teacher program at Saint Joseph’s College, congratulate fifth graders on finishing their soccer dribbling exercise station in the Alfond Center gymnasium.

Kaylee Burns, a first-year student in the physical education teacher program at Saint Joseph’s College, shows fifth graders how to complete one of the exercise stations at the Fitter than a Fifth Grader event at the Alfond Center.