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Upcoming Events at the North Suburban YMCA

Check out this weekly blog for news from your North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook, www.nsymca.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates too!

Community Vendor Marketplace. Business owners: meet and greet your future customers at the Y’s annual Local Vendor Community Market Day! Local businesses from around the Y’s 15-city region are invited to showcase their products and talents at the Y on Saturday, March 16 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. This is a great opportunity to engage with Y members and visitors – up to 1500 people on a typical weekend! Participants must make a minimum $100 donation (tax deductible) to the NSYMCA Strong Kids Fund. Space is limited! For registration information, contact Barb Flanagin, bflanagin@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.

Gym Closed for 3-on-3 Tournament. Please note that the main gym will be closed on Saturday, March 8 from 10:30 to 4:30, to accommodate our annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Studio D will be available after 3:30pm for pick-up basketball.

Substance Abuse Workshops. NCDAA will partner with Family Service Center for a substance abuse presentations at the Northbrook Covenant Church, 2737 Techny Road. The presentation will be held from 7:00 to 8:30pm on Wednesday, March 5. Click here to register.For more information, contact Sari Glazebrook, sglazebrook@nsymca.org.

"Thanks for the Feedback" Seminars. NCDAA is pleased to support the Family Action Network Speaker Series, which welcomes notable experts for free, open-to-the-public presentations on topics that matter to families, teachers, and the community. On March 10 and 11, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen of the Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School present "Thanks for the Feedback", a three-part workshop on the science and art of receiving feedback well. All three presentations will be held at New Trier High School's Northfield campus. For detailed information, contact Sari Glazebrook, sglazebrook@nsymca.org, or visit www.familyactionnetwork.net.

Teen Body Image Workshop. The Y will partner with Center for Discovery for “Inside Out”, a workshop for teens and parents to address issues of healthy body image, on March 15 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. This fun and informative program encourages parents and teens to support each other in building a healthy self-image from the inside out. Fees for members are $30 for one parent with one teen, $10 for each additional family member; non-members, $35 for one parent with one teen and $15 for each additional family member. To register, contact Sari Glazebrook, sglazebrook@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! The art teachers will host an informal reception for students and their families on March 9 from 3:00 to 4:45 pm. Stop by to say hello and learn more about upcoming spring and summer art programs at the Y.

Dive for Gold. Celebrate your inner leprechaun – join the Y aquatic staff as we dye our pool green and go diving for “gold” coins on March 15 from 2:00 to 3:45. Free for all Y members.

Family Fitness Fridays. Bring the kids – and the grandparents – for a fun fitness class every Friday in February from 6:00 to 6:45pm. This members-only class is free of charge! All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Margo Leaman, mleaman@nsymca.org.

Free Yoga! Great news – 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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