Entertainment at the festival
The entertainment list for the annual YWCA Westfield Arts and Crafts is being finalized. There will be musical entertainment in the gazebo on both Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28. Doc Hamels and Bill Drellow will begin the weekend at 11 a.m., on Friday, followed by Bill Ward, the Bonnie Loch Fiddlers and an Infinity Performing Arts Showcase. Saturday's lineup includes Doc and Bill, Dave Issler, Dan O'Connell and Crippled Fingers.
"Each of the musicians is donating their time and talent, so there maybe some timing adjustments and some additions to the lineup, but we're confident that visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival will be treated to some great music each afternoon," Hamels said.
Anyone interested in providing music for the Arts and Crafts Festival is invited to contact Hamels at 223-0112.
Young people ages 11 to 15 are encouraged to contact the YWCA and register for an upcoming babysitting class.
"We are close to having enough students to schedule a class," administrative assistant Michele Sunday-Warner said. "As soon as we fill a class we will schedule this training and notify the students. Families are looking for informal child care and this class will allow students to assure parents they have the knowledge and skills needed to care for their children."
Contact the YWCA at 326-2011 to be added to the list.
"We're moving into the final week before Arts and Crafts," YWCA Executive Director Katie Smith said. "We want to remind our members and visitors that we maybe off site much of the time. Please leave us a message, call before you stop in or check around the building or in Moore Park to find staff."
Membership renewals can be paid at the main office during business hours or on Tuesday evenings at the office in the rear of the building. Membership rates remain $20 for adults, $12 for seniors over 60 and $10 for youth. Memberships not only support the mission of the YWCA, but they allow members to purchase of visits for fitness center use, discounts on facility and room rentals, use of the gym and discounts on specific classes and programs offered.
Adult gym privileges
Adult membership at the YWCA has been expanded to include use of the gym on a space available basis. Adult members interested in using the gym for basketball or other activities are invited to call the office and complete the reservation form. There will be no charge, but a valid, current membership and a waiver form must be on file. Non-members who accompany members will be asked to complete a waiver form and pay the $3 per time use fee. More details are available by contacting the YWCA office.