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Thu
Mar 01
Membership 20/20 Promo

Sat
Mar 24
Lifeguard Certification Class

Mon
Mar 26
Safety Around Water Program

Tue
Apr 03
Yankee Candle Fundraiser for Child Care

Sat
Apr 07
Ringing in Spring

Mon
Apr 09
Program Registration for Segment 3 classes

Mon
Apr 16
Week of the Young Child

Thu
Apr 19
Annual Meeting at Aberdeen Manor

Sat
Apr 21
Healthy Kids Day

Thu
May 03
Day of Prayer - Prayer Bouquet Workshop

Sun
May 13
Mother’s Day Recognition – complimentary flower for Mothers

Sun
May 20
Zumba Party

Mon
Jun 04
Summer Camp begins (10 weeks)

Sun
Jun 17
Father’s Day Recognition – complimentary chocolate chip cookie for Dads

Wed
Jun 20
All About Bugs – Park Ranger Presentation, Family Cookout, “Bug’s Life” Movie

Wed
Jun 27
Do you have LOW-T?
10:00 am
Join St. Mary Medical Center Pharmacist Jonathan Guerrero, PharmD, BCPS, as he provides an overview of Low-T and available treatment options.
Mon
Jul 02
Program Registration for Segment 5 classes
July 2nd – July 7th
Valpo Y Member registration opens Monday, Nationwide Member and Community Member registration opens Thursday
Tue
Jul 03
Senior Lunch Bunch at Round the Clock
11:30 am
Wed
Jul 04
Closed in Observance of Independence Day
We will reopen Thursday at 5:00 am
Mon
Jul 09
Bread Braid Fundraiser for Child Care
July 9th - 20th
Pick up your order form in the Child Care office today!
Thu
Jul 12
Valparaiso Family YMCA Family Day at Culver’s
For the month of July, you can donate to the Valpo Ys Annual Campaign at Culver’s. Come out on the 12th and spin the wheel to win some great gifts!
Fri
Jul 13
Fit City Friday downtown Valpo at the Porter Health Amphitheatre
12:00 pm
Bring your friends and join Tonia for Family Fitness
Fri
Jul 20
Fit City Friday downtown Valpo at the Porter Health Amphitheatre
12:00 pm
Bring your friends and join Patricia for Zumba
Fri
Jul 20
Togetherhood Service Project at Journey Senior Living
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Interested in giving back to the community as a family? We have a group that goes to Journey Senior Living home the 3rd Friday of each month to play games and hang out with residents. For more information or to sign up contact Jodi Jackson at jjackson@valpoymca.org
Sat
Jul 21
Swim Stroke Clinic for Youth Sports Service Project
11 am – 12 pm
If you have a voucher from a YMCA Service project, you can participate in the swim stroke clinic. Email Tfowler@valpoymca.org for more information.
Thu
Jul 26
Golf Outing at Valparaiso Country Club
9 am registration; 10 am Shotgun start
DRIVING TO HELP OTHERS! Join us for our Annual Golf Outing! There are still a few team spots available. To register contact Jodi Jackson at 219-462-4185 ext. 233
Fri
Jul 27
Fit City Friday downtown Valpo at the Porter Health Amphitheatre
12:00 pm
Bring your friends and join Angie for WERQ
Sat
Aug 04
3v3 Basketball Tournament
All day
Rise up and support the Y by playing the game you love! The day will start with pool play followed by the single elimination tournament. Click the register here button to sign up!
Mon
Aug 06
Program Registration for Segment 6 classes
August 6th – September 8th
Valpo Y Member registration opens Monday, Nationwide Member and Community Member registration opens Thursday

Tue
Aug 07
Senior Gather and Grow
11:30 am
Presentation by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana
Thu
Aug 09
Fall Style Show at Allure in Chesterton
5:30 pm
FASHION FORWARD: PAYING IT FORWARD in style! You are invited to come out and support the YMCA Annual Campaign at our Style Show Fundraiser. Enjoy cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction & a Designer Purse Raffle. Purchase tickets at www.2018styleshow.eventbrite.com
Mon
Aug 13
Mini Segment Schedule
August 13th - September 9th
Next 7-week segment begins September 10th
Fri
Aug 17
Togetherhood Service Project at Journey Senior Living
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Interested in giving back to the community as a family? We have a group that goes to Journey Senior Living home the 3rd Friday of each month to play games and hang out with residents. For more information or to sign up contact Jodi Jackson at jjackson@valpoymca.org
Sat
Aug 18
Annual Shutdown of the facility
August 18th - 26th
During Shutdown the YMCA will be closed (except for Preschool classes); Please feel free to visit our neighboring YMCAs during this time. With your YMCA Membership, you can use any YMCA with the Nationwide Membership for FREE! A great perk with your membership!
Mon
Aug 27
Welcome Back Friendship Day.
Reopening following shutdown – food, pampering and bring a friend free

Mon
Aug 27
Youth Flag Football Clinic
August 27th - 29th
Registration is open until the 27th, for kids in grades 1st – 6th
Sat
Sep 01
Membership Promotion
September 1st – 30th
Stop in for a tour to learn more about what the Y has to offer!
Mon
Sep 03
Closed in Observance of Labor Day
We will reopen Tuesday morning at 5:00 am
Tue
Sep 04
Silver Social Club
11:30 am
Game Day – Enjoy group games like Family Feud, Minute to Win It and more!
Thu
Sep 06
Youth Cross Country Program begins
Registration open through August 27th
Sat
Sep 08
Popcorn Parade
Walk with the Y in the parade! Sign up at the Y Courtesy Desk

Sat
Sep 08
NETA Indoor Cycling Instructor Training
September 8th – 9th
Become an Indoor Cycling instructor with this training class! For more details contact Carrie Koch at 219-462-4185 ext. 249
Tue
Sep 11
Day of Remembrance
We will have our prayer box in our lobby

Sat
Sep 15
Lorie’s Lakeside Century
Start times: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
FEEL THE RUSH, GO THE DISTANCE! Bike the beautiful coast and countryside surrounding Lake Michigan. Register online at www.signmeup.com/124946
Fri
Sep 21
Togetherhood Service Project at Journey Senior Living
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Interested in giving back to the community as a family? We have a group that goes to Journey Senior Living home the 3rd Friday of each month to play games and hang out with residents. For more information or to sign up contact Jodi Jackson at jjackson@valpoymca.org
Mon
Sep 24
Book Group
1:30 pm
Mon
Sep 24
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day

Wed
Sep 26
MOPS Program begins
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Join our MOPS program this year at the Y, child care included during meetings. Program meets on the last Wednesday of each month through May 2019. For more information contact the Child Care office at 219-464-9543.
Sat
Sep 29
National Coffee Day
Complimentary coffee

Mon
Oct 01
Arts Week
October 1st through 7th
Children artwork displayed in our facility

Wed
Oct 03
Caricatures and Art Projects
More information to come!

Sat
Oct 06
Zumba Instructor Training Course
October 6th – 7th

Sat
Oct 20
Halloween at the Y
Join us! Saturday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, tickets are $5 per person through 10/19 or $6 per person at the door available at the Y Courtesy, online or at halloweenymca.eventbrite.com
Mon
Oct 22
Program Registration for Segment 7 classes
October 22nd – 27th
Valpo Y Members and Nationwide Members registration opens Monday, Community Members registration opens Thursday

Mon
Oct 29
Segment 7 Classes Begin

Tue
Oct 30
Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Join board certified nurse practitioner Chrys Davis, FNP-C, of the St. Mary Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center, for a special meet-and-greet session to learn more about the clinic and the factors that may elevate your risk for breast cancer. This seminar is FREE and open to the public. To register, call 219-836-3477 or 866-836-3477
Fri
Nov 02
New Healthy Me Labs in Community Room

Sun
Nov 11
Veterans & Family
Free access to Y and no Joiner’s Fee if they sign up for membership

Wed
Nov 14
Scholastic Book Fair Benefiting Y Child Care
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping or snuggle up with a good book from our Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair will be open on Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday and Friday 9am-7pm, and Saturday 9am-NOON in the Community Room. 
Thu
Nov 22
The Y will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Thu
Nov 22
Y Child Care will be closed on Thursday and Friday of this week, in observance of Thanksgiving

Fri
Nov 23
Group Exercise Schedule for Today

Please visit our Facebook page for today's Group Exercise schedule.

 


Fri
Nov 23
Valpo Skates will be closed today. Please join us Friday, November 30th.

Mon
Nov 26
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads. The group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:30pm. This month's book: Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict.
Fri
Nov 30
Valpo Skates

Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get your kids out where they can have a great time. Lace up your skates and join the fun every Friday (when school is in session) at Benjamin Franklin Middle School from 6pm - 9pm. $6 per skater (includes skate rental) for Kindergarten - Grade 6

 


Sat
Dec 01
Breakfast with Santa
Bring the whole family and enjoy breakfast with Santa from 7:30-9:00 am.
Mon
Dec 03
Advent Bible Study: Old Testament Expectations of the Messiah
Led by Y Chaplain, Victoria Ubben, participants will look at Old Testament prophecies foretelling the coming of the Messiah! Please join us for this free session in the Community Room at 1pm. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk.
Tue
Dec 04
Gather & Grow
Presentation by Ascent Hearing
Wed
Dec 05
Nutrition Seminar: Healthy Soups
Join us for this free nutrition seminar to learn tips, tricks, and recipes to make healthy soups to keep your insides warm this winter. Christy Cleveland, of St Mary, will be leading this seminar at 11am in the Community Room and never disappoints with yummy samples to taste. Reserve your bowl at the Y Courtesy Desk.
Fri
Dec 07
Valpo Skates

Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get your kids out where they can have a great time. Lace up your skates and join the fun every Friday (when school is in session) at Benjamin Franklin Middle School from 6pm - 9pm. $6 per skater (includes skate rental) for Kindergarten - Grade 6

 


Fri
Dec 07
Christmas Market
Come get an early start on your shopping and find those unique gifts for the special people in your life from all of our great vendors! This event is free and open to the community to come shop! Open 9am-6pm
Mon
Dec 10
Advent Bible Study: Old Testament Expectations of the Messiah
Led by Y Chaplain, Victoria Ubben, participants will look at Old Testament prophecies foretelling the coming of the Messiah! Please join us for this free session in the Community Room at 1pm. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk.
Tue
Dec 11
Christmas Market
Now extended to two days! Come get an early start on your shopping and find those unique gifts for the special people in your life from all of our great vendors! This event is free and open to the community to come shop! Open 9am-6pm
Fri
Dec 14
Valpo Skates

Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get your kids out where they can have a great time! Lace up your skates and join the fun on Fridays (when school is in session) at Benjamin Franklin Middle School from 6pm - 9pm. $6 per skater (includes skate rental) for Kindergarten - Grade 6

 


Mon
Dec 17
Mini Segment

December 17th – January 6th, 2019

 



Mon
Dec 17
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads! The group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:30pm. This month's book: The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith
Mon
Dec 17
Advent Bible Study: Old Testament Expectations of the Messiah!
Led by Y Chaplain, Victoria Ubben, participants will look at Old Testament prophecies foretelling the coming of the Messiah! Please join us for this free session in the Community Room at 1pm. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk.
Wed
Dec 19
Silver Social Club Holiday Bingo!
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy a fun morning of Holiday Bingo, presented by StoryPoint. Enjoy holiday themed prizes, hot cider, and Christmas cookies in the Community Room at 10am. Call or register in person at the Y Courtesy Desk. Non-members welcome. Ages 55+.
Mon
Dec 24
The Y will be closing at NOON on Christmas Eve

Tue
Dec 25
The Y will be closed in observance of Christmas

Mon
Dec 31
The Y will be closing at 3pm on New Years Eve

Tue
Jan 01
The Y will be closed in observance of New Years Day

Sat
Jan 12
Monthly Workshop: Wellness Center 101 for Adults
A great way to start your New Year's Resolutions! Learn how to use the Cybex equipment in the Wellness Center and receive strength training recommendation. Free class for members.
Sun
Jan 13
Holiday Shake Off! Dance Party at the Y
Shake off the Holidays with a Dance Party at the Y! This party is open to the community. Suggested donation of $10 at the door benefits the Y Annual Campaign.
Tue
Jan 22
Gather and Grow Luncheon: Risk Factors of Heart Disease

Join our next Gather and Grow as Dr. C. Osan discusses the Risk Factors of Heart Disease. Lunch will be served. Please register at the Y Courtesy Desk or online.

 


Wed
Jan 23
Personal Training Open House
Get Going Now On Your New You! Please stop by and check us out from 9am-11am and 5pm-7pm. Meet the trainers, get a free assessment, and check out the equipment. A great way to jumpstart the new year!
Sat
Jan 26
Daddy Daughter Date Night
Dinner and dancing for Dads and Daughters.
Mon
Jan 28
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads! This month's book club meets at 1:30pm and is reading The Soloist by Steve Lopez
Sat
Feb 02
YBash
Dress up your denim and be a part of a fun night out. Join us for our Jewels & Jeans themed YBash, starting at 6:30pm at the Market. Enjoy hearty hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and silent and live auctions. Live music by 28 Days. Purchase your ticket at the Y Courtesy Desk. All proceeds benefit the Y Annual Campaign.
Tue
Feb 05
Gather & Grow: Opioids- Talk before you take

Join your friends from the Y at 11:30am for a presentation on Opioids: Talk Before You Take. Presentation and refreshments provided by Pines Village. Register your spot at the Y Courtesy Desk.


Mon
Feb 11
Segment 2 Registration
Member Registration: February 11-16, Community Registration: February 14-16
Sat
Feb 23
Healthy Family Day
Open to the public. Join us from 10am - 1pm for a fun fair to learn more about keeping your family healthy. This event is hosted together with St. Mary Medical Center. 
Mon
Feb 25
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads! This month's book club meets at 1:30pm and is reading The Great Believer by Rebecca Makkai.
Fri
Mar 01
Walking Challenge
Challenge Yourself To Go The Distance. Each minute you walk or workout moves you a mile farther into your round-trip journey! Event Runs March 1st-31st. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk or www.valpoymca.org starting February 18th.
Sat
Mar 02
Cycle Challenge
Pedal with a Purpose at our annual Cycle Challenge. Register yourself or your team and join us for an exciting event from 8am - 11am. All proceeds benefit the Annual Campaign. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk.
Sat
Mar 09
Monthly Workshop: "Stand Tall" Posture Workshop
Learn why good posture is critical to everyday movement as well as exercise performance. Discuss why movement injuries are prevalent in our society and how to reduce your risk of sustaining common injuries such as lower back, shoulder, and neck pain. Free class for members.
Wed
Mar 13
Walking Challenge: Track & Treadmill Challenge
For Walking Challenge participants: Enter for a drawing if you walked on the track or treadmill today!
Tue
Mar 19
Walking Challenge: St. Mary Presentation
Walking Challenge Participants: Join us at NOON for a free presentation by St. Mary's Exercise Physiologist.
Wed
Mar 20
Ruth Cavanaugh Day!
Today is the day to give those extra high fives to Ruth for her many years of service at the Y. 
Wed
Mar 20
Gather & Grow: Discussion on Arthritis
Join us at 11:30am for a Discussion on Arthritis. Dr. Jenkins, from St. Mary Medical Center will be presenting. Refreshments provided by Rittenhouse. Register your spot at the Y Courtesy Desk.
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Mon
Feb 18
Discover Summer with Us!
Summer is Just Around the Corner! Visit: www.valpoymca.org/summercamp for more information. Register for Summer Camp Today in the Child Care Office!
Fri
Mar 01
Walking Challenge
Challenge Yourself To Go The Distance. Each minute you walk or workout moves you a mile farther into your round-trip journey! Event Runs March 1st-31st. Register at the Y Courtesy Desk or www.valpoymca.org starting February 18th.
Mon
Mar 25
Spring Break
Please visit the Courtesy Desk for information about changes to class schedules (including swim lessons) during spring break.
Mon
Mar 25
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads! This month's book club meets at 1:30pm and is reading Transcription by Kate Atkinson.
Sat
Apr 06
Ringing In Spring
5K Walk/Run - 10K Run - Teams. Register at www.ringinginspring.com.
Wed
Apr 10
Lenten Luncheon

Join us at NOON for a free Lenten Luncheon consisting of soup, bread and water. Victoria Ubben, Spiritual Wellness Coordinator, will lead us through an inspirational program entitled, 20 Minutes with God. Followed by food and fellowship. Reserve your bowl today at the Courtesy Desk or online. This free event is open to the public.


Sat
Apr 13
Monthly Workshop: Wellness Center 101 for Adults
Learn how to use the Cybex equipment in the Wellness Center and receive strength training recommendation. Free class for members.
Mon
Apr 22
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads! This month's book club meets at 1:30pm and is reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Tue
Apr 23
Gather & Grow: Spring Clean Your Estate
Join us at 11:30am in the Community Room for a free presentation about estate planning. Jeff Fernandez, Financial Advisor with Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. will be presenting. Lunch will be provided by Infinity Circle. Please register at the Courtesy Desk.
Mon
May 20
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads! This month's book club meets at 1:30pm and is reading Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country in the World, by Sarah Smarsh.
Mon
Jun 24
Book Club
Come together with friends to discuss some good reads! This month's book club meets at 1:30pm and is reading The Court Dancer: A Novel, by Kyung-Sook Shin.
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