For information on Lincoln Area YMCA
programs and events, contact the downtown office, 604 Broadway St.,
Suite 1; visit
www.lincolnymca.org; or call 735-3915. The YMCA Activity Center
is at 719 Wyatt Ave.
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Two Y art classes for first- to sixth-grade
children are planned for January and February. Tie-Dye Art
will be on Jan. 19, and Mardi Gras Masks will be on Feb. 21
at the Y Activity Center, 719 Wyatt Ave., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Space
is limited to 15 participants. Registration deadlines apply.
Are you looking for winter-related fun, games, lessons and
activities? Look no further than Y School's Out Fun Days. Fun
Days for children in kindergarten through sixth grade are scheduled
at the Y Activity Center on Jan. 16 and 19 for Chester-East Lincoln
and District 27, on Feb. 12 for C-EL only, and on Feb. 16 for
District 27. Hours are 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Program fee information and
details are available at the Y office. Registration deadlines apply.
Participants in the Active Older Adults program can walk in
the YMCA gym from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. on weekdays. There are no fees.
For liability reasons, all walkers must register at the Y office
prior to walking (no exceptions).
YMCA Party Night is an exciting, fun and safe way for your
children to spend a Friday night. You can still register your first-
to fourth-grader for the Disney-themed party on Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m.,
at the YMCA Activity Center. The fee for this party is $13 for
current YMCA members and $15 for nonmembers. The Y will have games,
contests, prizes, and serve pizza and drinks as well. Your child
must be registered at the YMCA office prior to the party.
The YMCA Before & After School program is currently
accepting employment applications. Come to the Y office for an
application or more information.
The YMCA is having its third annual shotgun raffle to
raise funds for the YMCA Youth Archery program. This year the
Y will raffle a Remington Spartan 12-gauge over-and-under.
Volunteers will sell tickets for $5 each. You may also purchase
tickets at the YMCA office or at Duvall Automotive, 729 N. Chicago.
Your ticket purchase helps support future sportsmen (and women) of
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YMCA Biddy Ball registration has begun. Register your child
age 4 through kindergarten for this great learning experience.
Registration will continue through Jan. 21. The price for this
program is $37 per child, and those who participated in the November
2008 Biddy Basketball program will receive $5 off their
registration. After Jan. 21 there will be a $10 fee increase. This
program is designed to teach children the basics of basketball in a
fun, exciting way. Teams practice once a week, with games taking
place Saturday mornings. Don't let your child miss out on this great
Are you dragging and feeling the effects of the holidays? Or if
your New Year's resolution is to shed some unwanted pounds, then
Y Fitness Crew is just what you need. Check out the YMCA's
fitness classes, with high-energy, calorie-burning programs that are
catered to fit all skill levels, ages 18 and up. Call 735-3915 today
to find out more.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Area YMCA]