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.


Shamrock 5K Run/Walk

Date: TBA
Registration: Begins at 7:30 am
Race: Begins at 8:00 am
Starting Location: Simpson Park, Chillicothe, MO

Pre-Registration: TBA (All pre-registrants will receive a t-shirt.)
Pre-Registration Cost: Adult (Age 14+) - $25 / Youth (4-13) - $15

Registration: March 4 - Race Day
Registration Cost: Adult (Age 14+) - $30 / Youth (4-13) - $20

Participants may walk or run.  Prizes will be given to the top finishers in each age group.  Call the Y at 660-646-6677 for more information. 

Online Registration

Thank you for registering for the Shamrock Run.  To process your registration, please click here and login to your YMCA account.  If you are unable to access your account, please stop by our Welcome Center for assistance.  All online payments must be paid with a credit/debit card.  EFT (Checking Account) payments cannot be accepted and will cause your registration to be rejected.  For more information about online registration, the Shamrock Run, or any YMCA program, please call us at (660) 646-6677.


Family Conservation Night - Free and Open to the Community

Conservation Night

When: Returning in 2020

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: Watch for it again in 2020
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!

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Diving Easter Egg

Easter Egg Dive - Members Only

When: Coming again in 2020

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.


Healthy Kids Day

When: April 27, 2019

Join us for a morning filled with 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.


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Mother & Son Dance

Boys, come dance the night away with your favorite lady. Moms, grandmas, aunts, and even older sisters are invited to join their best guy for a fun night of dancing and dessert.  Commemorative photo packages will be available for purchase, starting at just $10.

Who: Boys (Preschool - 8th Grade)
When: May 31, 2019
Where: YMCA North Gym
Registration: Now through May 29
Cost: $10 per couple, $3 per additional boy.


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DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE

Who: Girls (Preschool – 8th Grade)
When: June 1, 2019
Where: YMCA North Gym
Registration: Now through May 29
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.


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Glow Swim

Date: June 15
Time:
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free for Members / $5 for Program Participants
Registration:
Now through June 12

Come glow with us. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. No exceptions!

Every swimmer 7 years and under must have an adult IN THE WATER at all times. 


Color Fest

The Grand River Area Family YMCA presents the 3rd Annual Color Fest 5k Run/Walk! A part of the Sliced Bread Days Celebration and Freedom Festival, this fun event promises to promote healthy living and camaraderie 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. The race will begin and end in the Grand River Area Family YMCA parking lot. 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, 2019
Day of Registration: Begins at 7:00 am
Race: Begins at 8:00 am
Location: Grand River Area Family YMCA Parking Lot (1725 Locust, Chillicothe, MO)

Pre-Registration: June 1 - June 22 (All pre-registrants will receive a t-shirt.)
Pre-Registration Cost: Individual (Age 13+) - $25
                                 Team (5-10 people) - $20 per person (Youth registering on a team are $15.)
                                 Youth (Age 12 & Under) - $15
                                 Children Ages 2 and Under are FREE

Open/Day of Registration: June 24 - July 7 (Shirts will be provided upon availability.)
Open/Day of Registration Cost: Individual (Age 13+) - $30
                                         Team (5-10 people) - $25 per person (Youth registering on a team are $20.)
                                         Youth (Age 12 & Under) - $20
                                         Children Ages 2 and Under are FREE

Download:
Registration Form

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Member Appreciation Luncheon - Free and Open to the Community

When: August 22, 2019
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!


The Grand River Area Family YMCA Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction

Date: October 12, 2019
Time: TBA
Location: Chillicothe Country Club

Our Benefit Dinner and Auction is an exciting evening complete with a catered dinner, dessert, 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 200 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.


Pumpkin Splash

Pumpkin Splash - Members Only

Date: Splashing again in 2019!
Time:
6 - 7 pm
Cost:
Free
Registration: TBA


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!

Every swimmer 7 years and under must have an adult IN THE WATER at all times. 


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Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon - Members Only

Date: We’ll be thankful again in 2019!
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a fun afternoon of feasting, fellowshipping, and giving thanks! We will provide the turkey and drinks. We ask that you bring a side dish or dessert large enough to feed 10-12 people.  This is a free Members Only event.  Please register at the Welcome Center by November 16.


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Christmas Craft and Vendor Expo

Date: Check back for information about our 2019 expo!
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.  Vendor registration will be open September 1 until November 23.

Download:
Vendor Registration


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New Year’s Eve Glow Party

Calling all 5th - 8th graders! Come ring in the New Year with us. We've got a great evening planned with a live DJ, pizza, and more. All this for just $5. You won't want to miss the fun, so tell your friends and sign up today!

Who: Grades 5 - 8
Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 7 - 11 pm
Cost: $5 per youth
Registration: TBA