Throughout the year, the Y hosts special events for adults, kids, families and the community. Y events are a great opportunity to have fun and meet new people in a safe and friendly environment.
Grand River Area Family YMCA Weight Loss Challenge
Participants must register in teams of two.
Winners will be decided by total percentage of weight loss.
Round 3 has a twist! To increase the pot and step up the challenge, players who miss weigh-ins or gain weight, will be charged $5 each time.
Registration Dates: Now through August 17
Challenge Dates: August 17 - September 28
Weigh-Ins: Every Friday from 5 am – 9 pm
Cost: $25 for Members / $75 for Program Participants – Costs are per person and include usage of the YMCA facility. Fitness classes and other YMCA programs require additional fees and will be charged at regular member/program participant prices.
- The first place team will receive 50% of the total fees collected for the challenge.
- The second place team will receive 25% of the total fees collected for the challenge.
- The third place team will receive Y Bucks that can be used toward the purchase of any YMCA membership or program.
Member Appreciation Luncheon - Free and Open to the Community
When: August 23, 2018
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
We love our members. Let us say Thank You by joining us for a delicious, free lunch! Not a member? That's ok. Come see what the YMCA is all about. We know you'll love our members, too. This event is free!
Comedy Night with the Y: The Grand River Area Family YMCA Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction
Date: October 6, 2018
Time: Door open at 5:00 pm
Location: Chillicothe Country Club
Our Benefit Dinner and Auction is an exciting evening complete with a catered dinner, dessert, a professional comedian, and both silent and live auctions. The proceeds of the Benefit Dinner and Auction will support the Grand River Area Family YMCA's Partners with Youth Campaign. Partners with Youth helps finance many of the YMCA's philanthropic efforts. Each year we strive to raise more than $75,000 to fund programs like Y-PALS, our youth mentoring program; BackPack Buddies, a weekend nutrition program that feeds more than 250 elementary school children every weekend of the school year; and our scholarship program that makes our facility and our programs (including swim lessons and youth sports) available to low income children and families.
SPLASH ‘N’ GLOW
We're turning off the lights and turning on the glow! Join us for a fun, family night in the pool.
Date: Stay tuned. We will reschedule!
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free for Members $3 for Program Participants / $15 Max per Family
Registration is required. Space is limited to the first 50 people.
Every swimmer 7 years and under must have an adult IN THE WATER at all times.
Pumpkin Splash - Members Only
When: Coming October 2018!
Come swim with the pumpkins! Open to youth of all ages. Each child will get to jump into the pool to claim their perfect pumpkin. Pumpkin picking will be followed by a time of open swim. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call the Welcome Center at (660) 646-6677. This event is free!
Christmas Craft and Vendor Expo
When: December 8, 2018
Still need more ideas for Christmas. Visit the YMCA Christmas Craft and Vendor Expo and find the perfect gifts and décor to finish your holiday shopping off right.
Family Christmas Party - Members Only
When: December 20. 2018
Bring your family to celebrate with us during the holiday season! We'll have a special visit from Santa, soup and sandwiches, and swimming for a fun filled family event. This event is free! Please register by December 19, and don't forget to bring your camera.
Children's Pancake Breakfast - Open to the Community
When: See you in 2019.
Where: YMCA's North Gym
Cost: Toddlers (Ages 0 to 2) - Free
Children and Adults - $5
Families (Parents and their Children) - Max $25
Registration: Ends February 16
Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America with an exciting morning of breakfast, story telling, and tons of fun activities. For breakfast, we'll be serving pancakes, green eggs and ham, and more. The morning will also include time for reading, characters from your favorite Dr. Seuss books, photo opportunities, face painting, and fun prizes. Space is limited, so please register early.
Family Conservation Night - Free and Open to the Community
When: Coming again in 2019.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Conservation personnel will be on hand displaying interactive exhibits including: live snakes, archery, laser shot, a fishing game, and a mammal fur display. Snacks will be provided.
Easter Egg Hunt at Simpson Park - Free and Open to the Community
When: See you next year!
Where: Simpson Park
Who: Boys and Girls ages 1-10 years
Join us at Simpson Park as we hunt for over 4,000 Easter Eggs . There will be four age divisions (1-3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, and 8-10 years). A grand prize will be awarded in each age division to the child who finds the egg with "Grand Prize Winner" inside. Remember, the hunt only takes a few minutes, so don't be late!
Easter Egg Dive - Members Only
The YMCA invites all our young members (ages 0-10) to an "eggs"iting Easter event. Come jump, dive, float, and splash for more than 1,000 Easter eggs. This free family event is open to YMCA members only. We'll have a great time hunting eggs in age specific heats followed by prizes, snacks, and swimming. This event is free!
All swimmers 0-7 years and any swimmers unable to pass the swim test, must have a responsible adult (16 or older) in the pool and within arms reach at all times.
Chillicothe's 3rd Annual Spring Home & Garden Show and Healthy Kids Day
Vendor Registration: TBA
Come find everything you need to get your home and garden ready for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons. We're planning on a great selection of vendors, a line up of speakers and demonstrators, and much more. Plus we'll have fun activities for the kiddos including bounce houses, face painting, healthy snacks, and a chance to visit with local emergency responders. Healthy Kids Day will be held Saturday from 10:00 am until noon.
Mother & Son Super Hero Party
Calling all super moms, grandmas, aunts, and other beloved ladies. You're invited to bring your favorite young man to our first ever Mom & Super Hero Party. We're planning a mutant ice cream bar, photo ops, visits from your favorite characters, skill challenging games, and much more. It's guaranteed to be a blast, so grab your costumes, and meet us at the Y!
Who: Boys (Preschool - 8th Grade)
Where: YMCA North Gym
Cost: $10 per couple, $3 per additional boy.
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE
Who: Girls (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Where: YMCA North Gym
Cost: $10 per couple, $3 per additional girl
Girls, come dance the night away with your favorite guy. Dads, grandpas, uncles, and even older brother are invited to join their best gals for a fun night of dancing and dessert. Commemorative photo packages will be available for purchase, starting at just $10.
The Grand River Area Family YMCA presents the 3rd Annual Color Fest 5k Run/Walk! A part of the new Sliced Bread Celebration and Freedom Festival, this fun event promises to promote healthy living and comradery by bringing the community together with a whole lot of COLOR and FUN!
Participants may sign up as an individual or as a team! Teams will consist of 5-10 people. All participants will receive a registration gift. An ending race celebration will be held with music, games, color, door prizes, color and MORE COLOR for all ages! Get your teams together!!
Date: July 6, 2018 (Tentative!)
Registration: Begins at 7:00 am
Race: Begins at 8:00 am
Starting Location: Grand River Area Family YMCA Parking Lot (1725 Locust, Chillicothe, MO)
Pre-Registration: May 1 - June 23 (All pre-registrants will receive a t-shirt.)
Pre-Registration Cost: Individual (Age 9+) - $25
Team (5-10 people) - $20 per person (Youth registering on a team are $10.)
Youth (Age 8 & Under) - $10
Children Ages 2 and Under are FREE
Open/Day of Registration: June 25 - July 6 (Shirts will be provided upon availability.)
Open/Day of Registration Cost: Individual (Age 9+) - $30
Team (5-10 people) - $25 per person (Youth registering on a team are $15.)
Youth (Age 8 & Under) - $15
Children Ages 2 and Under are FREE