Run 5K/Mile Fun Walk -- This event will be on Saturday, Oct.
26, starting at the corner of Pekin and Hamilton. The last chance to
register is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, just before the event. The run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
Proceeds go toward the Harvest of Talents. Race-day cost for the 5K is $20 and
the Mile Fun Run will be $15.
Junior basketball -- Children 3 1/2 years old through first
grade can have fun experiencing the sport of basketball while
learning sports skills and teamwork. The program runs Nov. 2-Dec.
14. Cost is $55 for Y members.
Dodge ball -- Children in second through sixth grade are
invited to come join in dodge ball fun. Games are on Saturdays,
Nov. 2-Dec. 14. Cost is $30 for Y members and $35 for
nonmembers. Parents can play for free with their kids.
Parents' night off
-- Need a break? Let the Y help. YMCA is hosting a "Pirate Party"
for first- to sixth-grade kids on Friday, Nov. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the Y Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue. The night will be filled
with food, games, crafts and more, with everything themed around
pirates. Member cost is $10, and nonmembers are welcome at a cost of
$13. Registration deadline is Nov. 18.
YMCA art fun -- Register your first- to
sixth-grader for the Monday, Nov. 11, Y art class "Patriotic in the USA."
From 9:30 to 11 a.m. the children will
paint and emboss patriotic cards and paint flags, sailors and more
-- all related to the red, white and blue. Cost is $10 for Y members
and $13 for nonmembers through the Monday, Nov. 4, deadline. After that, the
fee increases $3.
Hoop It Up provides a way to stay
active while having fun during the winter months. Anyone 15 years
and older can come to the Y Activity Center for pickup basketball
games each Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., from now until Dec. 18. Cost
is $2 per night.
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School's Out Fun Days will be offered to kindergarten through
sixth-children at the YMCA Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue from 6:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, for Chester-East Lincoln students
and on Monday, Nov. 11, for District 27 and CEL students. Although
schools will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, the Y will be
in session to help parents while they are working or in training.
Special seasonal fun including crafts, recreational games and more
activities are planned for the kids. The program cost is $22 for Y
members and $29 for nonmembers. To avoid late fees, register by
Friday, Oct. 25, for the Nov. 8 Fun Day and by Monday, Oct. 28, for
the Nov. 11 Fun Day.
The YMCA provides before- and after-school programs for
kids in kindergarten through sixth grade each day that school is in
session. The before-school programs are offered in District 27
schools and Chester-East Lincoln. The after-school programs are
offered in District 27 schools, Chester-East Lincoln and Olympia
South in Atlanta. Children in fourth to sixth grades in the Lincoln
programs are transported to the Y Activity Center for preteen
after-school activities. Registrations are accepted throughout the
school year. Participants must be current Y members. Cost varies per
days registered and according to enrollment in before-school, after-school or
For more information about Y programs, registration details,
deadlines and cost, stop by the office, 604 Broadway in Lincoln,
Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; call 217-735-3915; or visit
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Area YMCA]