10-Year Anniversary Pool Party

Saturday, October 20 • 5-6:30 p.m.

It’s been 10 years since the C.W. Avery Family YMCA opened the Cliff and Lois Berglund Family Aquatic Center. To celebrate, the Y is holding a birthday bash that’s FREE and open to the community.

  • Open Swim
  • Family Fun
  • Refreshments

Register for Fall 3 Swim Lessons and save $5 off the Early Bird Price- a total savings of $10 per child.*

Per YMCA policy, swimmers under the age of 16 will be swim tested by a YMCA lifeguard and will be required to wear the appropriate wristband for the duration of their visit. For additional pool guidelines and rules, click here.

*Limited time offer available only during the event.

Halloween Spooktaculuar

Saturday, October 27 | 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The C.W. Avery Family YMCA’s Halloween Spooktacular is a community favorite. Join us for Trunk-or-Treating and other ghoulishly delightful activities.

Main Events

  • Trunk-or-Treating (until 2:30 p.m.)
  • THRIVE Dance Performance (at 1 p.m.)
  • Balloon Animals (1:30-3 p.m.)
  • Costume Parade (at 2 p.m.)

Featured Activities:

  • Haunted House
  • Hay Rack Rides
  • Bounce House Fun
  • Petting Zoo
  • Temporary Tattoos

FREE and open to all.

Please note: In the case of inclement weather, some activities will be canceled and other activities will be moved inside the YMCA.

Pickleball | Starting October 5

Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Join your fellow members in the gym each Friday to play pickleball—a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Cost: FREE
No registration required.

Learn How to Play
YMCA staff will be holding short demonstrations to teach members the rules of pickleball on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 5
  • Friday, October 12

Family Pool Fun

Featuring water kept at a comfortable 88 degrees, four waterslides and a splash playground, our Family Pool is the perfect place to swim year-round.

Open Swim Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 5:45-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon-5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon-3:30 p.m.

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Youth Basketball Leagues Forming Now

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When kids play sports, they do more than just exercise. Besides being physically active, they develop higher self-esteem, perform better in school and work better in groups.

Our Youth Basketball Program teaches kids the fundamentals of the game while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Above all, kids who play YMCA basketball have a lot of fun!

  • Open to youth in preschool through Grade 12
  • Early Bird Pricing available
  • Includes FREE preseason clinics

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