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What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA in May

Connect at the Y – Friends are free all month long! Members of the West Suburban YMCA can bring a friend for free throughout the months of May.

Kids Night Out  May 4th,  6:00 – 10:00 pm
The West Suburban YMCA invites parents to bring their children (grades K-5) to the Y for a fun and supervised Friday night program. Children will enjoy pizza for dinner and engage in games, swimming, movies and sports! Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. Everyone wins! Cost: $30 per child ($25 for members). A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Kids’ Night Out is held on the 1st Friday of each month. For more information, contact the Y’s Youth & Teen Services Director, Jeremy Smith at jeremys@wsymca.org.

Poetry Night  May 4th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett of Poemworks, the event begins with readings by two published poets. Then 10-12 guests participate in the Open Mic portion of evening to share their own written work. Young musicians from the on-site music program will play live music at the beginning of each event. This event is free and open to the public.

Family Fun Night  May 8th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, games and more! Free and open to all. Family Fun Nights are generously sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

First Time Home Buyer Seminar  May 9th, 6:00 pm
If you are considering buying your first home, join us for an educational seminar. Our friends at Belmont Savings will answer your questions and help you understand the topics of credit, down payments, prequalifying, agent selection, application and purchase process.

Guided Meditation  May 12th, 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Take a moment out of your day for this short, guided meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated.

 

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is their mission to never turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

What else is Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Pickleball
Join on Tuesdays from 9:30 -11:30 am and take up a new sport: Pickleball! What’s Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and ping-pong. All are welcome to come and try this up-and-coming sport. $5.00 drop-in fee.

Fall 2018 After School Program Registration
Enrollment for Fall 2018 Out-of-School Time at the West Suburban YMCA is open. Out-of-School Time (OST) is an engaging after-school care program for grades K-8. The school-year program follows the Newton Public School calendar, including extended hours and Early Release Days, and transportation to the Y is available from most elementary and middle schools in Newton. For more information, visit wsymca.org or contact Jeremy Smith at 617-244-6050 x3068 or jeremys@wsymca.org.

Have the Best Summer Ever
The West Suburban YMCA wants kids to have the best summer ever, so attend a camp open house and find your perfect fit:

Camp Pikati Open House
May 12th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and May 30th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
276 Church Street, Newton

Camp Chickami Open House
May 12th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm and May 31st, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
139 Boston Post Road, Wayland

Camp Frank A. Day Open House
May 20th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and June 3rd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
125 South Pond Road, East Brookfield

Registration for summer camp is ongoing, but sessions are beginning to fill. For more information, visit wsymca.org or contact Camping Services at 617-244-6050 ex. 3008 or email campingservices@wsymca.org.

Harlem Rockets comedy basketball show/game

The Newton South High School Booster Club is hosting a fun-filled basketball comedy show and game. The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs after the show.

In this special event to raise money for the Newton South Booster Club, the “Teacher’s Nets,” a talented team of Newton’s finest educators, has graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. Tickets for this fun-filled event can be purchased online at a discount up to the night of the event. Tickets will be available at the door on May 19th, subject to availability.

Children, students, seniors are $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Adults are $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door
VIP tickets are $30.00, $50.00 at the door (subject to availability)

To purchase tickets and get more information about the event, click on this link: http://buytickets.at/newtonsouthhighschoolboosterclub/162780

May 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Newton South High School

Like to bike and want to spend more time with your teen?

How about joining together for a fun community service biking event?

The Newton Food Pantry is looking for 2 teen/parent duos to join their team for the “Ride for Food” to be held on September 23rd in Dedham. Riders must be at least 14 years old and need an adult to partner with them for all aspects of the ride including training, fundraising and the ride itself.

Interested bikers may choose to rider 10, 25 or 50 mile route. What could be better than spending time having fun with your teen while raising money to help feed our
neighbors in need! Please email Regina Wu at Regina_a_wu@yahoo.com for more details.

Healthy Kids Day

The West Suburban YMCA is inspiring kids to live up to their potential by being healthy, active and engaged! Join this FREE family event, featuring healthy games and activities including:

-Family exercise classes
-Obstacle course and punt/kick/throw contest
-Curious Creatures exhibition
-Bouncy house
-Face painting
-Bike decorating and parade!
-And more!

There will also be a bike helmet giveaway (whiles supplies last) thanks to the generous support of the Newton Elks, Farina’s of Watertown and the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

April 28th, 2:30-4:30 pm

Navigating the Student-Athlete College Search and Recruiting Process

If you’re a student-athlete approaching the college application process, you may be experiencing some stress. The college selection and recruiting process starts much earlier for you and can be complex and time-consuming. Instructor Nick Michael of Odyssey College Search, is here to tell you that there is a college for every student-athlete who wants to earn a college degree while playing his or her favorite sport.

Come to an overview of the college search and recruiting process and learn to successfully navigate the maze of issues facing the student-athlete. Find out what college coaches and admissions officers are looking for, and how to get their attention. You’ll leave with action steps for each year of college. To learn more or to register visit newtoncommunityed.org or call 617-559-6999.

Two-session program, May 1st and May 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Newton North High School

Newton Heartbreak Hill Road Race & Walk

If you are ready for winter to be over, start dusting off those running (or walking) shoes! The 26th annual Heartbreak Hill Road Race and Family Walk is a perfect way to shake off some of that cabin fever! Just one mile, up and down famed Heartbreak Hill! Every runner receives an official digital-clock time, a race medallion, goody bag and a free ticket to the pre-race pasta party at Newton City Hall on Saturday, April 14th.

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place runners in each category win a trophy! The first 500 registrations receive a free t-shirt. There are free activities for kids organized by the Lasell College Special Events students.

Not a runner? Everyone can walk the course at 11:30. Registration is easy at www.newtoncommunitypride.org $10.00 child/$12.00 adult.

What’s Happening at the Y – Good Friday programs, swim try outs and more

Try the Y!

The Y is free and open to all on Mondays throughout March. Just stop by 276 Church
Street with a valid ID, and they’ll waive the regular guest fees.

Registration for Late Spring Programs

Registration for Late Spring Programs opens March 26th for Y members and April 2nd for the community. Programs begin the week of April 23rd. Some highlights include:

  • NFL Flag Football League for grades 1-7. Participants will learn new skills and try different positions while playing 6 versus 6 flag football on the Y’s turf field. Sign up as an individual or create a team with friends.
  • Climbing Club for ages 7-12. Learn the fundamentals of climbing with a focus on teamwork as participants learn climbing terminology, how to back up a belay, foot technique and more.
  • Swim Lessons for all ages. Summer is right around the corner. Are you and your family ready? Start young in one of our infant or toddler swim classes and build your child’s confidence in and around water.

Visit wsymca.org to register online or stop by the Y’s Welcome Center at 276 Church Street, Newton.

School Holiday Programs on March 30th

The West Suburban YMCA is offering full day and half day program options on Good Friday.

  • Child Care Department – A well-rounded program that includes time for floor games, arts and crafts, snack, lunch and the option to swim. For more information or to sign up for this program, contact Director of Youth and Teen Programs, Jeremy Smith, at 617-244-6050 x3068.
  • Sports Department – For kids who like to be active and moving all day, sign up for the Y’s Good Friday Sports Program. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Capture the Flag, Battleship and more. For more information or to sign up for this program, contact Assistant Sports Director, Ray Isales, at 617-244-6050 x3131

Blue Waves Swim Try Outs

The Blue Waves Swim Team at the West Suburban YMCA is a nationally ranked competitive swim team for ages 6-17. All new swimmers looking to join the Blue Waves Swim Team for the Spring/Summer Long Course Season are required to try out. Try outs will be held April 3rd – 5th and swimmers must pre-register for a try out slot ($5 for members / $10 for non-members). Try out registration is available online at wsymca.org or by calling 617-244-6050 x3086.

Try the Y!

Free and open to all on Mondays throughout March. Just stop by the Y at 276 Church Street with a valid ID, and they’ll waive the regular guest fees.

Early Spring Programs

Registration for Early Spring Programs is open. Programs run February 26th –  April 15. Visit wsymca.org to register online or stop by the Y’s Welcome Center at 276 Church Street, Newton, MA.

  • ·Swim Lessons for all ages
  • Youth Sports Leagues & Classes – New Teen Basketball League, Flag Football, Soccer and Karate
  • Private Music Lessons and Rock Band Program
  • Personal Training
  • New! Kids Yoga and Dance Classes

Just for Teens

The West Suburban YMCA offers a safe space for teens to connect with the YMCA community and build relationships with their peers. Drop in to open Rec Time on weeknights, Monday-Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to spend time with friends or make new ones while playing table games, board games, and Wii! Teens who are looking to make healthy changes or develop fitness goals are invited to try the Y’s Teen Fit program, Monday-Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. To learn more, contact Youth & Teen Program Director, Jeremy Smith at jeremys@wsymca.org.

Sign Up for Summer Camps!

All summer long, the West Suburban YMCA keeps kids engaged and safe with camp programs. They inspire kids to work and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime, and make sure all kids feel welcome and comfortable being themselves. Registration is currently open for all WSYMCA summer camps! Sign up with a $100 deposit per session.

  • Day Camps – Weekly sessions, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am –4:00 pm. Daily Swim lessons are included and extended care is available both in the morning and afternoon.
  • Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor camp located in Wayland welcoming boys and girls ages 6-15. Bus transportation is available from the West Suburban YMCA and stops throughout Newton.
  • Camp Pikati, located at the West Suburban YMCA, welcomes kids between the ages of 3-15 years with a half-day option young campers (ages 3-4). Pikati campers enjoy weekly themes in the traditional camp program, or they can participate in Pikati Sports Camp.
  • Overnight Camp – Camp Frank A. Day is located in East Brookfield and welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15. Spanning 52 acres, Camp Frank A. Day has direct lake access with a beachfront, athletic fields, modern cabins, basketball courts, climbing towers and all the facilities needed to run a fun and safe summer camp.

For more information on summer camps, come to the Y on March 3rd,  12:00 – 2:00 pm, contact campings@wsymca.org, or call 617-244-6050 x 3008.

Summer Sessions from the YCCA (Ages 12 and up)

Registration is open for the West Suburban YMCA Center for the Creative Arts (YCCA) Summer Sessions – a one-of-a-kind collaborative summer music program where participants write and record their own songs.

Participants will build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete, professional project featured on Spotify!  For more information, contact Kevin O’Connell at x 3208.

Session 1: July 2–13
Session 2: July 16–27
Session 3: July 30–August 10
Session 4: August 13–24

Kids’ Night Out (Ages 7-13) –  March 2nd, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

The West Suburban YMCA invites parents to bring their children to the Y for a fun and supervised Friday night program. Children will enjoy pizza for dinner and engage in games, swimming, movies and sports! Kids’ Night Out is held on the 1st Friday of each month. For more information, contact the Y’s Youth & Teen Services Director, Jeremy Smith at jeremys@wsymca.org.

Poetry and Open Mic Night –  March 2nd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public! Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett, of Poemworks.com, listen to local poets and sign up for the open mic portion of the evening to share your poetry. Featuring live music from YCCA musicians. This events repeats on the first Friday of each month.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs

The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Youth Rowing Open House

Come to the Open House and learn about rowing and how it can make a positive change in your life. All middle and high school athletes or want to be athletes welcome!

For more information visit https://www.communityrowing.org/ or contact Sean Crowley at sean.crowley@communityrowing.org

Here are some reasons why the youth athletes row…

  • “CRI is cool because I can challenge myself.”
  • “It’s a place where I can work hard, and better myself.”
  • “It’s a place I find friendship & camaraderie.”
  • “The coaches are supportive and approachable, and the facility and resources are awesome!”
  • “The workouts are hard, but I feel stronger afterward.”
  • “It’s cool to be a part of a real (i.e. strong) team.”
  • “I meet unique and different people here, different than my school mates.”
  • “CRI teaches me what it’s like to be an athlete, and it’s helped me in other parts of life.”
  • “I get inspired at CRI, and I feel excited and energized here.”
  • “I am motivated to do more, and I am learning how to be independent.”

Februrary 11th, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Community Rowing, Inc
20 Nonantum Road, Brighton