Engage

Welcome to the YMCA! As a member, you’ve joined a supportive family of members, participants, volunteers, and staff working together to improve the quality of life for all. We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and we’re here to help you reach your goals. From weight loss or water aerobics to helping your child learn fundamental skills in programs like youth sports, child care and swim, we’re here for you.

We would love to help you engage with YMCA through special Member programs and events. Please see below and let us know if you need assistance getting involved.


Programs

ChristmasTown Events

Available at: Pharr

Join us for Holiday Fun!

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Lunch & Learn Events

Available at: Central,  South Gaston,  Stowe

Enjoy lunch at the YMCA while learning about healthy lifestyle topics! This monthly series will feature different speakers on topics such as nutrition, stress, exercise, fitness, and other health and wellness topics our members are interested in learning more about. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space!   Central YMCA Lunch and Learns begin…

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Teen Leaders’ Club

Available at: Central,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

Informational Meetings: Stowe Family YMCA – September 11 at 6:30 pm Central YMCA – September 14 at 7 pm Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2018) – 18 years old Leaders’ Club presents an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills and experience personal growth through focus workshops, healthy living activities, and social responsibility…

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HAPPIER HOUR

Available at: Cherryville,  Engage

Want to have fun with your friends or feeling lucky? Join the Cherryville Family YMCA each Tuesday from 9:30 – 12:00 pm for Happier Hour! The first Tuesday of each month we will play BINGO!   Who: You! What: Fun and BINGO! Where: Cherryville Family YMCA When: Each Tuesday, 9:30 – 12:00 pm     Please…

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Family Swim and Slide

Available at: Stowe

Family and open swim times are the perfect opportunity for children to gain swimming strength and endurance while playing with family in the pool and for adults to just relax and have fun in the water. Enjoy time together during scheduled recreational swim times or when the slide is down! Pool Schedule: Check the pool schedule…

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Monthly BINGO

Available at: Stowe

Feeling lucky? Join the Stowe Family YMCA for lunch and BINGO! Lunch and BINGO prizes are included in the cost.   Who: You! What: Lunch and BINGO! Where: Stowe Family YMCA Community Room When: First Thursday of each month 12:15 pm Cost: $5 at the door       Please contact Mary Lima with questions at…

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HEPA at the YMCA

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Initiative is the Gaston County Family YMCA ‘s answer to a challenge made by First Lady Michelle Obama to improve the standard of nutrition and activity for children in our care as well as their families, YMCA members and staff. By implementing and adhering to HEPA standards our…

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Pickleball

Available at: Stowe

Get fit and have fun playing pickleball in the Stowe Family YMCA gymnasium! This fun group meets once weekly. Come ready to play! Pickleball is a game resembling tennis in which players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over a net. Players at the Y will help you learn to love the game! School Year Days…

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NetworX

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  Pharr,  South Gaston,  Stowe

What is NetworX? Weekly Meetings are the core of NETworX. They include shared meals, time for relationship-building and mutual accountability, goal setting, and celebration. At the end of the class, graduates are matched in groups to support and encourage one another to continue the journey of moving towards well-being together. Transformation takes time.   Participants are…

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Badminton

Available at: Stowe

Get fit and have fun playing badminton in the Stowe Family YMCA gymnasium! This fun group meets twice weekly from September to May. Come ready to play! Days & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:15 am – 11:15 am This group does not meet during the summer months.

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