Lincoln Area YMCA is
accepting applications for Preschool Play Center programs,
which begin on Sept. 8. Programs offered are "Preschool Play Days,"
for children age 4-5 years; "Friends & Fun," for 3-year-olds; and
"Toddler & Me," for ages 24-36 months. Program information is
available at the Y office.
Field Trip Blast: The YMCA is offering single-day field trips
for kids in first through fifth grade:
Aug. 7, fourth and
fifth grade -- Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria
Aug. 12, first and
second grade -- Splashdown Water Park, East Peoria
Aug. 14, third and fourth grade --
Wildlife Prairie State Park
Participants must register one week prior to each field trip.
The YMCA is accepting registrations for Y Youth Fall Soccer
leagues until Aug. 25. Forms received after that date will
require a $10 fee increase. This program is for all children age 4
through eighth grade. Teams practice once a week, with games played
on Saturday mornings at the Lincoln Developmental Center soccer
fields. The YMCA junior high travel team will also be starting very
soon. The first game is Aug. 15, so if your fifth-grader to
eighth-grader would like to take part in this competitive aspect of
the Y soccer program, please contact the YMCA soon. Jim Xamis Ford
Lincoln Mercury sponsors YMCA soccer.
The Y is hosting a biking event, the YMCA Biking Blast, on
Sept. 6 for families, novices and the cycling enthusiast. The Y will
provide a five-mile course for families and novices. There will also
be a 30-mile course for the advanced cyclist. Come out and join us
for fun and fitness on Sept. 6.
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The Lincoln Area YMCA will host its third annual Y Run on
Sept. 27. This 5K run and one-mile fun run-walk will begin at the
Logan County Safety Complex, on Hamilton Street. The route will be
an out-and-back, flat course with the local police escorting runners
for safety. Elkhart Grain and Guzzardo's Italian Villa are sponsors
for the event.
Did you know that the Y offers physical education classes for
your preschooler on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon?
Preschool P.E. is a fun-filled program that will begin on Sept.
9. Each day, Nate Bossingham will lead calisthenics, fun gym games
and teach character development to your children. Please register
soon to reserve your child's place.
Any free time on your hands? Bored of just sitting around and
doing nothing! Come help with the Lincoln Area YMCA. Volunteer
help is always needed at the YMCA in a variety of areas from
youth programs to office work. Various days and times are needed.
Contact the Y office manager, Krista Hoban, for more information.
For more details on YMCA programs and events, please contact the
Lincoln Area YMCA at 735-3915; 604 Broadway St., Suite 1; or visit
Lincoln Area YMCA Activity Center is located at 719 Wyatt Ave.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Area YMCA]