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YMCA in Greenfield Notebook, Feb. 14, 2018


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Y Full-day Preschool Openings: The Y has a few mid-year openings for its full-day preschool. There are two classrooms — one for 2.9- to 4-year-olds and another for 4- to 5-year-olds. There are two-day (Tuesday and Thursday) and five-day options available. The students use the gym, pool and gymnastics center for weekly P.E. options. Call Lisa at 773-3646, ext. 431 to schedule a tour.

March/April Classes: Registration for March/April classes have begun for Y facility members and begin Monday, Feb. 19, for all others. Classes for youth include swimming and gymnastics lessons, basketball skills (classes for ages 4 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12), Active Games PE class and Healthy Kids. Classes for adults include water fitness, water therapy, strength training, diabetic care, diabetic prevention program and the annul lifeguard training course. See “Brochure” at ymcaingreenfield.org or call 773-3646 for details.

Trivia Night: On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Y will be holding a trivia night fundraiser to support YMCA programs for veterans. The event will take place at the Moose Lodge of Greenfield and doors will open at 6:15 p.m. There will be 10 quick rounds, which will start at 7. The cost is $10 per player, tables of eight players. $100 for the winning team. Bring your own snacks, cash bar available. Raffle tickets available to win prizes. Questions about Trivia Night or to sponsor a table, call Jayne Trosin at 773-3646 ext. 448.

Middle School Basketball: YMCA middle school basketball league is open to boys and girls in grades 5 to 8 who want to further develop skills and play more competitively. Players will participate in basketball workouts where they will fine tune fundamentals and learn advanced basketball techniques and offenses. Beginss Tuesday, Feb. 27, and runs for six weeks. Practice Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and scrimmages on Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Potential games on Sundays with other YMCAs, times to be determined. Fees are $20 for Y members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information, call Dave at 773-3646, ext. 436.

Pain Pals of Franklin County: This is a chronic pain support group that meets on Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the YMCA conference room. The group is led by a medical social worker who understands chronic pain. Meet with others who suffer from chronic pain in a safe and supportive environment and discuss topics relevant to life with pain. Learn to live your life to the fullest despite your pain. Participation is free and open to the community. For more info call Terry Desautels at 659-3413 or Jayne Trosin at 773-3646, ext. 448.

NINE Birthday Party Options: New Ninja Challenge parties have started. The Y has nine birthday party options offered at 14 different times each week for children ages 1 to 14. The party options are swimming, scuba, game room, inflatable obstacle course, gaga ball, climbing wall, gymnastics center, gym games and the all new Ninja Challenge. The Y has three rooms for the cake/present portion of the parties. Call 773-3646, ext. 447 to schedule a party.