Gaston County Family YMCA

Pharr Family YMCA

Welcome to the newest branch of the Gaston County Family YMCA! The William J. Pharr Family YMCA is located in the former Community Center within the beautiful, historic McAdenville, NC or better known as “Christmastown USA!” Please stop by the Pharr Family YMCA during business hours for a tour of the facility and to complete your membership application!

Address & Phone:

208 Main Street
McAdenville, NC 28101
Phone (704) 824-1131
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Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Childwatch Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 3:30pm – 7:00

CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Cherry Blossom 5K

Cherry Blossom 5K

 

Participate in the Cherry Blossom 5K this year! Proceeds benefit the Cherryville Family YMCA “The Y: So Much More” Annual Giving Campaign.

Friday, April 25th @ 6:00pm; 1 mile Memorial walk 6:05pm

This race  begins and ends at First Presbyterian Church, 107 West Academy Street, Cherryville and is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival. After the race, you can walk downtown to enjoy carnival rides, vendors, and the “Fantastic Shakers” band.

Sponsors: Alray Tire; Don & Carla Beam Foundation;  Cherryville Federal Bank; Cherryville Animal Hospital; Cherryville Golf & Country Club; Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center; Dr. Paul H. Cloninger, DDS; Food Lion; FleetNet America; Ironton Animal Hospital; Medical Center Pharmacy; Mister Sparky; Modern Polymers; Papa’s Pizza; Peak Resources

Registration:

Register online below or download the race brochure and registration form Cherry Blossom 5K Brochure

5K (INCLUDES SHORT SLEEVE DUOTEC SHIRT) Fees:

» $20 through April 20th, $25 April 21st-23rd & Race Day
» $25 on Race Day

» $10 for Girls On the Run through April 20th

1 Mile Memory and Survivor Walk: 

» $10 donation to LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA suggested,  waiver on race day required. You may purchase a T-shirt after the race if available.

Other Details:

Trophies to top make and female runners.

More medals this year: Medals will be given to top 3 male and female ages 9 and under, and in 5-year increments beginning with age 10.

Run with your dog on a fixed- length leash, and the first dog to finish gets a “Top Dog” tag.

The Cherry Blossom 5K is the 1st race of 5 in the 2014 Gaston County Y Race Series and The Gaston Cup. Save and register for the entire series!

 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

When is  early packet pickup?

Early packet pick up will be Thursday, April 24th  at First Presbyterian Church from 4:30-5:30 pm.

Can I walk the 10 Mile or 5K?

The 5K is open to walkers and runners alike. We will not have an awards division for walkers.

Can I wear headphones, run with my pet or push a baby stroller?

Headphones are allowed, but please be aware and cautious of your surroundings. We try to lessen as much traffic as possible, but realize we cannot close off traffic 100 percent. Your leashed dog can run with you for no extra charge, and may even win the dog division- just hold on when our New Year Shooter shoots the starting musket! Strollers are allowed.

Where can I find information on the course?

Download the brochure for course directions.

My family wants to volunteer. How can they?

Please have them contact Jyma Atwell at jatwell@gastonymca.org  or (704) 445-9622. Volunteers will a receive t-shirt, snacks, and lots of love from the YMCA.

Who made this all possible?

We had some incredible sponsors to make this race possible. They are listed above and on the brochure, and will be on the back of your shirt.  More sponsors may be added- if you would like to sponsor- give Jyma a call or email!

More questions? Feel free to contact the Cherryville YMCA at  jatwell@gastonymca.org or (704) 445-9622


Ballroom Rental

Have your next function in Christmas Town, USA! Great place to have your wedding, reception, Christmas party or your childs 1st birthday party. We have a ballroom that is approximately 36 ft wide and 60 ft long with beautiful hardwood floors and a fireplace with gas logs. Rental includes a kitchen that has ice machine, commercial size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and stove. We also have chairs and tables available for your use.

Rental Fees:

Four Hour Rental: Member $100 /Program participant $180

Eight Hour Rental: Member $200 / Program participant $360

Each additional hour: Member $25 per hour / Program participant $45 per hour

Weddings and receptions are subject to a $100 fee.

A refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve the space.

Contact Teresa Jacobs or (704) 824-1131.



The Y 5K Race Series

The Y 5K Race Series

The Gaston County Family YMCA is proud to announce the 2014 YMCA 5K Race Series, a five race event throughout the county. Series registration includes specialized shirt and bib as well as qualify for Series awards.

 

 

Registration for all five races is $111. Individual race registration will begin 90 days prior to each race. Due to race limits, registration through the YMCA 5K Race Series is the only way to ensure your spot.

Register below or download form here

 


Dance

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

KinderDance (Ballet and Tap) Ages 3-4

This class will focus on three main goals of creative movement: time, space, and energy.  Students will be introduced to basic dance elements and ballet technique.

 

 Junior Dance (Ages 5-7)

This class will focus on ballet technique, elements of modern dance, and jazz.  Students will learn ballet terminology and movements during the ballet time.  In modern dance students will learn to create their own choreography based on time, space, and energy.  During jazz students will learn musical theatre and hip/hop type movement.

 

Senior Dance (Ages 8-10)

All class are held at the Pharr YMCA.

 

Class fees: Deposit – $20.oo/one time
Members – $40.00/month
Nonmembers – $50.00/month

CLICK HERE for a printable registration form.

For additional information:
Contact Ben Oeser at boeser@gastonymca.org or (704) 824-1131


Gymnastics

Ages:
Kindergym for ages 3 & 4.
JuniorGym for ages 5, 6, & 7
SeniorGym for ages 8-11.

YMCA Gymnastics is a class for boys and girls with age appropriate skills in tumbling, floor exercises, bars, vault, and beams! Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and other fundamental floor exercises are taught all in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere.

All class are held at the Pharr YMCA.

Registration: Open
Please register your child and they will be placed in a class that suits their skills.  Preferences do not gurantee class days and times.

Days & Times:
Classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and run from 3:oo pm through 7:00 pm. Each class is 45 minutes long.

Class fees: Non-refundable registration fee $20.00 per student

Members – $40.00/month
Program Participants – $50.00/month

CLICK HERE for printable registration form.

Contact Ben Oeser at boeser@gastonymca.org or (704) 824-1131.


Middle School Madness

Ages: Middle School Students

Join the Stowe Family YMCA each month for an evening of dancing, basketball, video games, and more! The Y is just for teens! We will offer a  dance, basketball and/or dodgeball tournaments, video games, pizza, snacks, swimming for all who attend from 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm.

Dates & Times:
September – May
Third Friday of each month, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Event Information and Rules

2014 Spring Semester Dates:
Friday, January 24

Friday, February 21

Friday, March 21

Friday, April 11

Friday, May 16

Cost:
Members – FREE
Non Members – $6


Race Results

Click on the links below for race results

December 7th – Girls on the Run Belmont 5K: Age group awards

November 30th – ChristmasTown 5K; Age group awards

November 9th – Spencer Mountain 10Mile; 5K;  Age group awards – both races

October 5th – St. Michaels Fun Fair 5K; 1 Mile Cub Trot

July 26th – Grizzlies 5k.  Photos of race night here.

May 25th – Belmont Classic 5k

May 4th – Girls on the Run Spring Race

April 26th – Cherry Blossom 5K


Afterschool Enrichment

Ensuring A Brighter Future

The YMCA provides a quality, Christian-oriented experience that is safe, fun, and convenient. Y After School operates throughout Gaston County providing enrichment from school dismissal until 6:00 pm daily. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. The YMCA offers two on-site After School locations and fifteen off-site locations throughout the county.

To find your school and Afterschool location, please visit our Afterschool page.


Dance

Dance

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

KinderDance (Ballet and Tap) Ages 3-4

This class will focus on three main goals of creative movement: time, space, and energy.  Students will be introduced to basic dance elements and ballet technique.

 

 Junior/Senior Dance Ages 5-10)

This class will focus on ballet technique, elements of modern dance, and jazz.  Students will learn ballet terminology and movements during the ballet time.  In modern dance students will learn to create their own choreography based on time, space, and energy.  During jazz students will learn musical theatre and hip/hop type movement.

All class are held at the Pharr YMCA.

Teen/Adult Ballet and Modern Dance Class (Ages 11 and up)

 

Class fees: Deposit – $20.oo/one time
Members – $40.00/month
Program Participants – $50.00/month

CLICK HERE for a printable registration form.

For additional information:
Contact Ben Oeser at boeser@gastonymca.org or (704) 824-1131


Judo/Jujitsu

Ages: 7 − Adult

Learn self-confidence, self-defense, safety awareness, self-discipline and respect, all while having fun!

Class Days/Times:

Tuesday 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:15 – 7:00 pm
 
All class are held at the Pharr YMCA.

Cost: Registration Fee: $20

One Class Members Fee: $40/month
One Class Program participants Fee: $50/month
Two Class Fee: $75/month

Contact Ben Oeser at boeser@gastonymca.org or (704) 824-1131.

 


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