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Upcoming Events at the North Suburban YMCA

Summer's coming! Sign up for NSYMCA day camps now before spaces fill up!
Summer's coming! Sign up for NSYMCA day camps now before spaces fill up!

Watch this blog for weekly news from your North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook. For more information visit www.nsymca.org, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates!

Spring Registration is Going On Now! Spring classes begin March 31. It’s a great time to start something new! Register now and be entered in a drawing for a FREE week of summer camp. For online registration, check out the program guide at www.nsymca.org

Kindergarten Club Open House, March 18. The public is invited to an Open House in the Y’s innovative Kindergarten Club on Tuesday, March 18, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Come by to meet the staff, explore our engaging classroom, and learn about how to expand your kindergartener’s learning and socializing with this wonderful half-day program. For more information, contact Shannon Cartier, scartier@nsymca.org.

Spring Break Day Camps, March 24-28. Spend your vacation days having fun at the Y! Our day camps include sports, games, and much more. Field trips include Legoland (3/24), Sunshine Crafts (3/25), Lincoln Park Zoo (3/26), Enchanted Castle (3/27) and Medieval Times (3/28). Sign up for one day, the whole week, or anything in between! Daily registration fee is just $45 for members, $60 for non-members. For more information, contact Shannon Cartier, scartier@nsymca.org.

Spring Break Pool Closure. Please note that the North Suburban Y’s pool will be closed for maintenance March 24-30. Members are welcome to use the pool at our affiliate YMCAs: Lattof YMCA in Des Plaines, High Ridge Y in Chicago, and Leaning Tower Y in Niles.

Summer Camps are Filling Up Fast! The Y offers a wide variety top-quality day camps to satisfy every need. We even have transportation from Northbrook summer schools! Check out the Camp Guide on the Y website, www.nsymca.org, and register now to secure your spots. Contact Camp Registrar Kathy Fielding, kfielding@nsymca.org, for more information.

Prom Fashion Show, April 6. Local high school students will walk the runway on April 6 at 2:00pm for the second annual Prom Fashion Show, a benefit for Northbrook Citizens for Drug and Alcohol Awareness. Glenbrook North Principal Dr. Paul Pryma will serve as Master of Ceremonies, as local high school students model gowns from Caché, tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse, and hair and make-up from Red Door Spa. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For advance tickets or more information, contact Sari Glazebrook, sglazebrook@nsymca.org.

Save the Date: 8th Annual Strong Kids Dinner, April 30. Join the entire Y community for a gala evening of celebration at the Ken & Alta Thiel Strong Kids Fundraising Dinner, Wednesday April 30 at the Northbrook Hilton. Enjoy fabulous food, bid on terrific live and silent auctions, play along with exciting games, and support the Y’s Strong Kids Financial Assistance Program. To make an auction donation, contact Barb Flanagin, bflanagin@nsymca.org.

Women’s Self Defense Class. This spring, learn practical self defense skills in a safe, comfortable environment. This multi-faceted class is part cardio workout, part self-defense techniques, part mental preparedness and strategies to keep you safe. All abilities welcome. For schedules and registration information, visit the Martial Arts page of the Program Guide at www.nsymca.org.

Student Art Show at the Northbrook Library. Throughout March, the Northbrook Public Library will showcase artwork by students in the Y’s Visual Arts Program. Every student has something on display! To learn more about art classes and camps at the Y, visit www.nsymca.org or call Cathie Winnie at 847 272 7250, x. 1233.

Free Yoga! All of the Y’s popular mind-body classes are now FREE for members! Yoga nurtures the body and uplifts the spirit like nothing else. To take advantage of this opportunity, become a member today. Contact Margo Leaman, mleaman@nsymca.org, for more information.

Kids Ride to the Y. Simplify your life – let the Y Bus pick up your kids after school and bring them to their Y classes! Transportation is available for a small fee from elementary and middle schools in Northbrook and Glenview. Contact Shannon Cartier at scartier@nsymca.org for more information.

Basketball/Volleyball Private Lessons. Hoping to jumpstart a new sport, or focus on perfecting your skills? The Y offers private basketball and volleyball lessons for all ages to deliver customized coaching in a comfortable setting. Contact Carol Sassorossi, csassorossi@nsymca.org,  for more information.

Exercise Connection, a leader in physical fitness training for individuals with special needs, now offers a fitness course for youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders at the North Suburban Y. Classes focus on core skills including body image, posture, motor coordination, muscular fitness and cardiovascular fitness.  Northbrook resident and Director in Training for the Exercise Connection, Laura Fine will lead the class. Class size is limited and one-on-one aide support is available. See the Program Guide at www.nsymca.org for registration information.

Ready for a Break? The Y is proud to offer professional massage services from Align Wellness Center. Appointments are available for 25 minute or 55 minute sessions in our comfortable Health Center, adjacent to our adult locker rooms. Sign up for appointments at the Y front desk. Y members also qualify for Value Added Partner discounts on massages at Align’s office in Northbrook. Visit www.nsymca.org for more information and pricing.

Do you have a child in half-day kindergarten? Enrich their experience with the Y’s Kindergarten Club extension program! Kindergarten Club creates a fun, full-day experience to support your child’s social and academic development. Afternoon sessions are available, including transportation to/from public schools in Northbrook  as well as St. Norbert’s. Hot lunches, snacks, and even swim lessons are all included! Also, check out Y-Time, the NSYMCA’s afterschool program for grades K-5. Limited openings available in each program. For information, contact Shannon Cartier, scartier@nsymca.org, 847 272 7250 x. 1246.

Parents, please note: non-member guests under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver on file to use YMCA facilities. Please stop by the front desk for more information. Also, unattended children under age 10 are not permitted in the building.

Party at the Y! The Y is the perfect place for your next special event. We have the facilities and expertise to make your event fun for everyone. Birthday Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Parties/Meetings, Reunions – the Y has party packages to fit any need. Contact Dawn Dillon, ddillon@nsymca.org.

Looking for a great way to participate in the Y community? We are always in need of volunteers!  Openings are available for coaches, child care assistants, office assistants, and special events. Contact Vera Mayer at v_mayer@msn.com or Carol Sassorossi at csassorossi@nsymca.org for more information

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