Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week is a chance for neighbors to get to know one another and celebrate what unites us as a community. We will celebrate Friday, September 9th through September 18th. Activities will take place throughout the week at Gaston County Family YMCA branches and community.

Guest Are FREE!

Guests are free at all four of our Gaston County Family YMCA branch locations. We invite you to bring a guest to enjoy your favorite classes and all the welcoming week events! Please note that childwatch services are not available for guests.

No Joining Fee For New YMCA Members!
New YMCA Members can join the Y during Welcoming Week with $0 joining fee! That’s a savings of $50. Learn more and Join Online today!


Branch Special Events

All week long, our branches will be hosting special events and activities to celebrate Welcoming Week.

Friday September 9   |  5:00 – 7:00 pm
Stowe Family YMCA
Games from Around the World: Family Night

Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11
Stowe Family YMCA and Warlick Family YMCA
Check our Group Ex Schedule here for special classes

Monday September 12 – Friday, September 16   |   9:30 am – 11:00 am
Stowe Family YMCA
Multi-lingual Storytime in Childwatch: Includes guest readers, hands-on activities, & music

Monday September 12 – Friday, September 16   |  9:30 am – 11:00 am
Warlick Family YMCA
Arts & Crafts from Around the World in Childwatch

Monday, September 12    |   10:00 am
Warlick Family YMCA
GroupEx Spotlight: Zumba w/ Iris

Tuesday, September 13   |   11:00 am
Warlick Family YMCA
GroupEx Spotlight: Chair Yoga

Tuesday, September 13   |   6:30 pm
Stowe Family YMCA
GroupEx Spotlight: BodyJam en Espanol with Cynthia C

Wednesday, September 14   |  9:00 am – 10:45 am
Stowe Family YMCA
Coffee & Conversations: “Belonging Begins with Us” Round Table Social

Wednesday, September 14  |   10:00 am
Warlick Family YMCA
GroupEx Spotlight: Tai Chi

Wednesday, September 14   |   10:00 am
Stowe Family YMCA
GroupEx Spotlight: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Thursday, September 15   |   3:45 pm
Warlick Family YMCA
GroupEx Spotlight: Teen BodyPump

Friday, September 16   |   1:00 pm
Stowe Family YMCA
GroupEx Spotlight: Tai Chi

Saturday, September 17th
We encourage you to attend an amazing local event, Caminemos y Rodemos Juntos Gaston / Gaston Walk and Roll Together