On Monday, Dec. 10, the Central Lincoln County YMCA opened registration for its Winter I Program Guide. The session runs Dec. 26 to Feb. 10.
Within the winter guide, many youth sports programs are offered, including youth basketball, Itty Bitty Basketball, Cabin Fever Reliever Tournament, and TGK athletics clinics and basketball program. Also included are candlepin bowling at AllPlay; Y soccer at The Pitch, karate, gymnastics, rock climbing with Kieve; softball clinics, Camden Snow Bowl ski/snowboard trips, swimming, and youth tennis, with free Red Ball.
Y-Arts programs are also featured, including the winter musical, “Lion King Jr.,” Raise Your Voice, private voice lessons, private violin lessons, and Arts for All, a program for youth and adults with intellectual or physical disabilities. Some programs are held at the CLC YMCA, others at the Boothbay Region YMCA.
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. Other teen programs include Kids in the Kitchen and Teen Cooking Club with FARMS at the Y, fitness classes and teen dance socials.
Also 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. Vacation day camp is offered for Christmas break from Dec. 26-28, especially helpful for working parents.
In conjunction with the after-school program is a new Power Hour at Great Salt Bay Community School that bridges the gap between dismissal and programs or events, with staff walking the kids over to the Y. Free busing from Nobleboro Central School and Damariscotta Montessori School to the Y for programs is also offered. Call the Y at 563 9622 for more information.
The Y’s new 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 40 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; Y Weight Loss; CPR/AED/first aid training courses; Meet the PT; and nutrition counseling.
Evidence-based health intervention programs are featured, including Livestrong, blood pressure self-monitoring, diabetes prevention, EnhanceFitness, Rock Steady Boxing, and “Healthy Weight and Your Child.”
In addition, the personal training program has been expanded to where 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 body-fat testing and measurements. A new speed and agility training class has also been added for high school athletes. Finally, Adult Sports Night has returned for the winter session, beginning Jan. 3 and running every Thursday evening.
FARMS at the Y cooking classes include another farm-to-table community lunch, “Meal Planning Made Easy,” and a sourdough class with guest baker Bill Babb.
Spectrum Generations’ offerings include Wednesday Lunch & Learn, monthly Friday lunch, “Medicare 101: Medicare Made Easy,” a family caregiver support group, local advisory council, and SAGE. For more information, call 563-1363.
Adult offerings include adult tennis, pickleball, pickup basketball, and karate. Expanded active older adult classes through the Y and with Spectrum Generations include Living Fit, Forever Fit, EnhanceFitness, Fit for Life, personal training, functional training, nutrition counseling, and cooking classes.
Social responsibility collaborations and events include dog obedience; Lincoln County Recovery Collaborative; free family tennis on Saturdays; 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; Parents Night Out on Dec. 14 and Feb. 15; Friday Night Triples on Jan. 18 with a food drive to support Lincoln Academy Cubbies; Tennis Without Borders, supporting our friends in Cameroon, Africa on Feb. 10; the 13th annual 120 Tennis Tournament on Feb. 15; and finally, the Have A Heart Fill the Y Bus food drive in collaboration with the Damariscotta Hannaford Supermarket, supporting Lincoln Academy Cubbies, GSB, and Nobleboro Central School backpack programs, and local food pantries.
The Y’s new Volunteer Ambassador Program is also looking for new participants. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and help one’s community. Regardless of one’s special talents, interests, and schedule, one can help change someone’s life. Share the Y’s commitment for the well being of youth and the community by becoming a Y volunteer. Find the volunteer form at clcymca.org or pick one up at the Y. Once filled out, or for more information, contact Karen Ann Hagar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information relating to all our programs, classes, events or membership rates, download the 2018 19 Winter I 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.