New tai chi courses starting

ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia will kick off seven new, eight-week “Tai Chi for Health” courses this month, in Brooksville, Deer Isle, Machias and Steuben.

While classes are free, a $5-per-class donation is suggested. Course locations and times are as follows:

  • Steuben – Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., May 15-June 26 at Henry D. Moore Parish House and Library (22 Village Road). Info/register: Shannon Schimpf, 460-7218 or [email protected]
  • Machias – Tuesdays, 2 to 3 p.m., May 14-July 2, Downeast Recovery Support Center, 11 Free Street; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., May 21-July 11, University of Maine at Machias’s Murdock Fitness Center (116 O’Brien Ave.). Info/register: Samantha Williams, 214-6516 or email [email protected]
  • Brooksville – Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. (beginner level class); 10 to 11 a.m. (intermediate level class) May 9-June 27, Brooksville Public Library (1 Townhouse Road). Info/register: Mia Kanazawa, 326-9065 or [email protected].
  • Deer Isle – Seated Tai Chi, Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m.; Standing Tai Chi, 11 a.m-noon, May 15-June 26, Deer Isle Nursing Home (587 N. Deer Isle Road). Info/register: Mia Kanazawa, 326-9065 or [email protected].

For more information about “Tai Chi for Health” or other programs offered by Healthy Acadia, visit

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