Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Program offered at Plainfield, Joliet YMCAs.
Submitted by the Greater Joliet Area YMCA: Area kids looking to learn basic swimming and water safety skills are invited to participate in the Greater Joliet Area YMCA’s SPLASH Program during the week of May 28, at its C.W. Avery and Smith Family YMCA locations. Registration is underway online via the Y’s Web site, www.jolietymca.org. Designed to teach kids lifesaving water safety skills, participants will learn basic swimming skills and practice water safety habits while in and around the pool. This unique program will run daily at both YMCA locations, and is open to both Y members and non-members. C.W. Avery Family YMCA 120 Wallin Drive Plainfield, IL 60544 Class times: 10-10:45 a.m., 11-11:45 a.m., 4-4:45 p.m., 5-5:45 p.m. and 6-6:45 …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Event is from 9 a.m. to noon in Plainfield.
Submitted by the C.W. Avery Family YMCA: The C.W. Avery Family YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day® with a free community open house from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, at its Plainfield location, 15120 Wallin Dr. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in this celebration, intended to kick start physical activity and learning throughout the summer. Designed to raise awareness about the importance of establishing healthy habits in kids at a young age, this national YMCA initiative aims to encourage families to engage in fun, active lifestyles and embrace well-balanced diets. According to the latest findings of the Y’s Family Health Snapshot, a survey of parents that gauges their children’s activity levels during the…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Feb. 4 marked a milestone for the the C.W. Avery Family YMCA.
Monday marked seven years since the C.W. Avery Family YMCA opened its doors in Plainfield. YMCA staff posted a video on YouTube featuring highlights of their seven-year stay in Plainfield. Click here to watch the video, or click on the video embedded with this article.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Walker's Grove student Mihireti Weyland was one of three winners.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the YMCA: Plainfield resident Mihireti Weyland was chosen as one of three winners in the Greater Joliet Area YMCA’s first-ever Holiday Card Design Contest. Mihireti’s colorful artwork will be one of three original designs featured on the Y’s 2012 holiday cards. A member of the C.W. Avery Family YMCA and a student at Walker’s Grove Elementary School, 8-year-old Mihireti is truly a talented Y kid!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Nonperishable food drive is now through Nov 18 at Greater Joliet Area YMCA locations; donations at the Plainfield location benefit the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry.
It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. To celebrate the season of giving, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA is banding together with the Boy Scouts of America Rainbow Council to help collect food to provide Thanksgiving meals to area families in need. Proceeds from the non-perishable food drive, which ends Nov. 18, will benefit three local food pantries. Donations left at Plainfield’s C.W. Avery Family YMCA, 15120 Wallin Dr., will go directly to the Plainfield Interfaith Food Pantry, according to Director of Marketing and Community Relations Carolyn Hamilton. Area residents can leave donations in drop boxes in the Plainfield YMCA lobby during regular hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. …