On Oct. 14, the Central Lincoln County YMCA opened registration for its Fall II Program Guide. The session runs Oct. 28 to Dec. 24.
Within the fall guide, many youth programs are offered, including youth basketball, Itty Bitty Basketball, candlepin bowling at ALLPLaY, TGK basketball skills clinics, the Afternoon Skate & Ride Program, karate, gymnastics, youth tennis, swimming, and FARMS at the Y cooking classes.
Y-Arts programs are also featured, including private voice lessons, Music & Movement, mixed media, and glass fusion.
Free with membership, the Teen Leaders Club for middle school and high school students, introduces youth and teens to service learning, volunteerism, social interaction, and appreciation for diversity through the focus areas of the YMCA.
Also featured in the guide is the Y’s pre-K program, along with information about the Y’s child care and before- and after-school programs. In-service day camp and Vacation Camp are also offered, especially helpful for working parents during holiday weeks.
Child Watch is offered in 2-hour increments: weekday mornings 8-11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday evenings 4-7 p.m., and Saturday mornings 7-10 a.m. Family members are free, members cost is $5 per hour, and nonmembers pay $10 per hour.
The Y’s Healthy Living Center offers new free weights and equipment, as well as new Cybex weight machines and the new SYNRGY 360 Functional Training System. And with over 50 group exercise classes, the Y has something for everyone. Additional fitness incentives featured in the guide are Walk Across America; Lose It With the Y, an 8-week personal training program; small group training, personal training, CPR/AED/first aid training courses; Ask the PT; and pickup basketball.
Evidence-based health intervention programs are featured, including Livestrong at the YMCA, blood pressure self-monitoring, diabetes prevention, EnhanceFitness, Boxing for Parkinson’s, Tai Chi for Health & Well-Being, and Healthy Weight and Your Child.
In addition, the personal training program has been expanded — trainers are able to assist individuals with improved strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance; injury recovery and prevention; physical limitations or concerns; sport-focused conditioning; and weight loss.
FARMS at the Y cooking classes include Kids in the Kitchen, Teen Cooking Club, and a beginner plant-based adult cooking class.
Give a warm welcome to autumn with a community lunch highlighting this season’s harvest! On Thursday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for people who choose to help cook and 12:30 p.m. for those simply dining. This lunch will be prepared and cooked by participants and will end with a family-style sit-down meal. Beginner cooks are welcome. Cook and dine for just $5 or dine only for $10.
Spectrum Generations’ offerings include Wednesday Lunch & Learn, Medicare 101: Medicare Made Easy, family caregiver support group, Local Advisory Council, and SAGE. For more information, call 563-1363.
Adult offerings include adult tennis, pickleball, pickup basketball, co-ed volleyball, adult sports night, and karate.
Social responsibility collaborations and events include Midcoast Conservancy X-Country Lease Program, free family tennis on Saturdays, and Stay and Play at the Y on Saturdays, a free program for families who want to spend time together making crafts, enjoying healthy snacks, and playing tennis — and featuring a special family cooking class on Nov. 9 and Dec. 7 and a free Community Collaboration Halloween Party on Oct. 31 at Great Salt Bay Community School, sponsored by the Y, the Damariscotta Police Department, and GSB.
With the holidays just around the corner, the CLC YMCA has the following events:
· the Tree of Giving: applications will be available Nov. 1 and tags will be on the tree on or around Nov. 20 for Black Friday shopping
· the Y’s 39th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is still available, so call today to register for a table! Each year, this popular event features over 80 local crafters and artisans. One will find beautifully handcrafted items including, but not limited to, pottery, photography, fine art, jewelry, wreaths, ornaments, and much more!
· Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 8:30-11 a.m.
For information relating to all programs, classes, events, or membership rates, download the 2019 Fall II Program Guide at clcymca.org, pick up a copy at the Y, or call 563-9622 for more information.
The CLC YMCA is a key collaborative leader improving the quality of life for all by being the champion for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
For information about any of the Y’s events, visit clcymca.org.