The St. Michaels Community Center is hosting after-school programs for pre-kindergarteners through sixth graders on Mondays through Thursdays beginning Sept. 13 and continuing through Dec. 2. The age-appropriate programs are $50 per student, per session, with donor-funded scholarships available.
All programs begin at 2:35 p.m. and continue through 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. Transportation is provided from St. Michaels Elementary School for programs at the St. Michaels Community Center, with a snack provided during class.
Members of the St. Michaels Art League are partnering with the St. Michaels Community Center this year to help lead the Creative Crafts & Arts program, to be held on Mondays for kindergarteners through fifth graders. Other weekly sessions include Building your Mind with Legos, and dance programs for pre-kindergarteners through second graders, and for third through sixth graders. Each program has limited participation and pre-registration needed, with the program booklet and registration form available at bitly.com/afterschoolstmichaels.
The St. Michaels Community Center recently resumed its children and adult programs after the COVID-19 pandemic surge. The nonprofit continues to provide groceries and meals to those in need during select hours on Mondays and Fridays as the County-designated Bay Hundred food distribution hub.
A special class to teach the game of chess to second through fifth graders has been added for Thursdays from 2:35 to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Michaels Community Center from Sept. 16 through Dec. 2. The cost is $10 per student, with donor-supported scholarships available.
The St. Michaels Community Center provides activities and services contributing to the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the community. SMCC is dedicated to filling the unmet needs of the Bay Hundred and St. Michaels communities by providing supervised programs for the enrichment of children and teens; activities and services for adults and senior citizens; and affordable recreational, social, and educational activities to the entire community.
Donations to SMCC and proceeds from its Treasure Cove Thrift Shop, located on Railroad Ave. in St. Michaels, help the nonprofit provide year-round programs, services, and community events for people from throughout the Bay Hundred area. More information is at stmichaelscc.org.