Christmas in the Village
Area residents are reminded the YWCA will be hosting the after tree lighting events on Friday, Nov. 16.
"Once the tree in Moore Park is lit we encourage everyone to walk over to the YWCA for hot chocolate, cookies and punch provided by Arianne Correll and Tom Brown," agency board president Ivy Higginbotham said. "The Kiwanis Club will have hot dogs, Frito pies and soda for sale, and we will be showing the movie 'Elf' in the gym. We are pleased to have the YWCA be a part of this community wide kick off and welcome everyone to our building. Families should bring blankets, pillows - anything that will make them comfortable in the gym. In addition, Santa will be on hand and available for pictures."
Advantage Family Night
As part of the Friday, Nov. 16 festivities, the YWCA will be hosting the quarterly After School Advantage Program Family Night. Students who participate in the after school programming will walk to the YWCA on Friday. Dinner will be available for the students and their families beginning at 5 p.m.
"We like to meet our families quarterly, share a meal with them and talk about our activities," program coordinator Julie Devlin said. "This is a great opportunity for families to connect with the advantage staff and enjoy a meal before the ceremony in Moore Park. Everyone is then invited to come back to the Y and enjoy the movie."
Membership and fitness visits
Area residents are encouraged to check their memberships and visit status at the YWCA fitness center.
"We continue to work on having everyone's membership current and have their account up to date with fitness visits," Executive Director Katie Smith said. "It's nice to take care of this before the rush of the holidays and know your access to the fitness center will continue. The fitness center remains open 5 a.m., until midnight each day, holidays included."
Payments may be made during business hours or left in the mail slots. The YWCA accepts checks and cash.
The administrative offices and programs of the YWCA Westfield will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. Childcare will be available on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Parents needing to arrange childcare for Wednesday, Nov. 21 are asked to call the child services office at 326-4012 to make a reservation.
Classes at the YWCA
Tumbling classes: tumbling classes continue to meet each Monday night at the Y. Students aged 3 to 5 have class at 5 p.m., and those aged 5 to 7 begin at 6 p.m.
Karate - karate instructions and classes are held each Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The classes are open to students age 7 and up. Adults are also welcome.
Adult exercise - adult exercise classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Zumba - Zumba classes are held each Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Each class is open to the general public. Call the YWCA at 326-2011 for details regarding fees, membership requirements and registration.
About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.
Locally the YWCA Westfield is a partner agency of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Northeastern Region of YWCA and the national YWCA organization.