Celebrate your love at the YMCA
School gyms aren’t the only place to slow dance with your sweetheart. Eight area YMCAs are hosting Valentine’s dances for families Feb. 9 and 16—the affordable kind.
Each of the dances (except at the Baxter YMCA) are open to the public. Admission ranges from free at the Ransburg YMCA to $15-20 a couple, $5 for individuals and less for YMCA members. Family pricing is also available. The Ransburg YMCA will host a special dance for older adults.
A Valentine’s Day Dance is good for your heart!
“Feeling loved and connected contributes to a happy state of mind. Vigorous cardio exercise like dancing releases endorphins. So a Valentine’s Day Dance is most certainly good for your heart!” says Matt Larson, Wellness Director, Ransburg YMCA and DJ for the event. “These positive vibes are also good for the soul of our communities.”
Healthy Kids Day
|11 area YMCAs||10 a.m. - noon||Free Open House!||Drop in and see how you can stay active this summer.|
|Jordan YMCA||9 - 11:30 a.m.||Silly String Sprint||Enjoy games, snacks and healthy tips after a sprint around the sports fields.|
|Pike YMCA||10 a.m. - noon||Kids & Family Activities||Snack demos, family Yoga workout, board games and youth class demos|
|Avondale Meadows YMCA||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Relay and sports stations, obstacle course|
|Benjamin Harrison YMCA||10 a.m. - noon||Healthy Kids Day||Vendors, activities, bicycle safety course and giveaways!|
|Witham YMCA||10 a.m. - noon||Come to the Y for free!|
|Downtown Canal||1 p.m.||Canoe Races||Canoes will race to raise money to send more kids to Flat Rock River YMCA camp.|
|Baxter Y||6-8pm||Valentine's Family Dance – Free! (a members only event)|
|Pike Y||6:30-8:30pm||Sweetheart Dance|
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