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Adult Martial Arts Classes to Start January 23rd at the Y!

MixedCome get results with our MIXED MARTIAL ARTS class. Increase your strength, agility, personal fitness, endurance and focus with this class tailored for adults. Our seasoned instructors offer a class format with 20% focus on form and 80% focus on bag work and sparring. This 8 week class will get your blood pumping and energy level up with a full body work out—up to 3 times per week!

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YMCA to Host Painting Class in December

The Washington County Family YMCA will be offering art classes at their Salem location this December to give the community the chance to express themselves through painting.

On Thursday, December 15th, there will be an adult geared “Sip and Swirl” class held from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the YMCA lobby. The class is open to all experience levels, and will accommodate ages 16 and up. Childcare will be made available through the YMCA’s Kids Club program at no additional charge.

On Saturday, December 17th, there will be a youth geared “Pint-Sized Picasso” class held from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the YMCA lobby. The class is open to ALL budding artists in 3rd grade and up.

Both classes will enjoy a holiday themed painting, and will have light refreshments served during the session. The price per participant is $20 if you are a member of the YMCA, and $30 for guests. The price will include childcare, art supplies, and light refreshments.

“We are looking forward enriching the culture of our community with our new art classes,” said Rosie Morehous, Youth First Director at the Washington County Family YMCA. “This year, we continue to focus on how we can fill voids in our community, and one of the areas we feel that we can bring some enrichment is in the arts. We look forward to many more offerings in the future.”

Morehous also stated that the Y is interested in featuring many different artists, and multiple forms of art, and encouraged any local artists interested to contact her for more details on how they can get involved.

Call 812-883-YMCA, or stop by our front desk for details.



Rookie Basketball Now Enrolling!

Rookie Basketball begins in January, but it's not too early to register for a nice Christmas surprise for your boy or girl ages 3-9! Register by 12/17/16 for an EARLY BIRD discount.

Registrations made past 1/4/17 are subject to a case by case approval, must be made in office, and will be assessed a $15 late fee.

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Catch Hoops Hysteria With YMCA Rookie Basketball

Rookie Basketball is back at the YMCA! Using modified rules and lowered hoops in a non-competitive environment, children can learn the fundamentals of basketball. Sportsmanship and fun are emphasized in this league, with each player getting equal playing time. Teams will meet on Sundays at the Bradie Shrum Elementary Gym for an 1 hr of practice and game time beginning January 8th and going through February 12th, 2017. The YMCA will provide team t-shirts and a participation prize of a YMCA water bottle at the end of the season. Registration is now open for this program that serves boys and girls ages 3 to 9 years old. Divisions of play will be 3-4 year olds, 5-6 year olds and 7-9 year olds.

“We are looking forward to another great season of Rookie Basketball,” said Rosie Morehous, Youth First Director at the Washington County Family YMCA. “This year, the venue will be changing from the Salem High School Auxilary gym to the Bradie Shrum Elementary Gymnasium. We are excited for the change of scene, and look forward to utilizing the lowered hoops in the gym to have a great experience for our participants!”

The YMCA is also excited about one more change to the program—a new friendly face! Hilllary Emery, the new Membership Engagement and Activities Coordinator at the Washington County Family YMCA, will be heading up the program this year.

“I am so excited for the opportunity to impact youth in our community,” said Emery. “We are also looking for some GREAT volunteers to help coach the program, and I look forward to working closely with the volunteers to give the kids skills for life, on and off the court!”

This year, the YMCA is offering an incentive for those who plan ahead. Any participants who register by 12/17/16 will receive a $5 discount on the regular registration cost. Cost for this 6 week program is $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Registration is open through 1/4/17. Late registrations MAY be accepted, space permitting, through 1/8/17, however are not guaranteed and will be subject to an additional $15 late fee.

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