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.


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New!! - Christmas Craft and Vendor Expo

When: December 9, 2017 from 9 am - 2 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.

Download:
Vendor Registration Form

Vendor registration begins September 5 at 5:00 am. 


Family Christmas Party - Members Only

When: December 21, 2017

Bring your family to celebrate with us during the holiday season!  A special visit from Santa, soup and sandwiches, and swimming for a fun filled family event.  This event is free!


Couples Dance Class - Open to the Community

When: Coming February 2018
Cost: $10 per couple for Members / $15 per couple for Program Participants
Registration: TBA

Dance with your sweetheart this Valentine's Weekend at the Y! Get your Valentine's Day off to a romantic start with our annual Couples Dance Class led by Galen and Donna Switzer.  Refreshments will be provided.


Children's Pancake Breakfast - Open to the Community

When: Coming again in 2018.
Where: YMCA's North Gym
Cost: Toddlers (Ages 0 to 2) - Free
         Children (Ages 3 to 11) - $3
         Youth/Adults (Ages 12+) - $5
         Families (Parents and their Children, Limit 2 Youth/Adults) - $15
Registration: TBA


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

Conservation Night

When:  See you in the Spring of 2018.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, and snacks will be provided.  Conservation personnel will be on hand displaying interactive exhibits including: live snakes, archery, laser shot, a fishing game, and a mammal fur display.


Spring Home and Garden Show and Healthy Kids Day

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When: Coming again in 2018.
Vendor Registration:  Registration is now closed!

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. 


Walk the Park

When: Cancelled for 2017 due to rain!
Where: Simpson Park

According to the American Heart Association, walking is one of the easiest changes that you can make to benefit your health.  Did you know that walking for just 30 minutes a day could help you lose weight; lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol; enhance your mental well-being, and reduce your chances of developing coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and several types of cancer?  And once people start walking for better health, fewer give up on this new habit than on any other exercise routine. 

So get walking and help us celebrate National Walking Day.  Head to Simpson Park during your lunch hour (11:30 am - 1:30 pm).  We'll be at the Tennis Court Pavilion with healthy snacks, tips on pre and post walk stretching, and much more.


Easter Egg Hunt at Simpson Park - Free and Open to the Community

When: Coming again in 2018
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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Easter Egg Dive - Members Only

When: See you next year!

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!

 


City Wide Garage Sale

When: Be on the look out for the 2018 dates!

One big sale.  Three great ways for you to support YMCA Youth & Scholarship programs.
 
1.  Rent a booth and sell your wares at the YMCA. 
2.  Donate your unwanted items for us to sell. 
3.  Make the YMCA the first stop on your garage sale adventure.


Splash n Glow

Splash 'n' Glow

We're turning off the lights and turning on the glow! Join us for a fun, family night in the pool.

When: Coming again!  Stay tuned for dates and times.

Cost: Free for Members
         $3 for Program Participants / $15 Max per Family

This is a family event.  Every swimmer 7 years and under must have an adult IN THE WATER at all times.


Color Fest

Color Fest Special Events

The Grand River Area, North Central, and Carroll County YMCA are excited to join together for our Annual Color Fest 5k Run/Walk! This exciting event promotes healthy living and comradery by bringing communities 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. This race will not be timed. All participants will receive a registration gift bag along with a white t-shirt for the event.  An ending race celebration will be held with music, door prizes, color and MORE COLOR for all ages! 

When: Coming 2018
Registration: Begins at 7:00 am
Race: Begins at 8:00 am
Where: TBA


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Summer Family Fun Night - Open to the Community

When: Coming July 2018

Bring the whole family to the Y for this exciting outdoor summer event! There will be hotdogs on the grass lawn, face painting, bounce houses, giveaways, and more. Come enjoy a great evening with your family at the Y! This even is free and open to the public.


Member Appreciation Luncheon - Free and Open to the Community

When: Coming August 2018

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!

Pumpkin Splash - Members Only

When: Coming in 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. Please register by October 25.  For more information call the Welcome Center at (660) 646-6677.  This event is free!


Pumpkin Splash - Members Only

When: Coming in 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!

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