National Fitness Tour
The YWCA is continuing to accept reservations for the Friday, March 22 appearance of Danny Russo, nationally known fitness trainer. Russo will be at the YWCA Westfield on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. He will be presenting a free seminar for women designed to demonstrate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. More details about Russo's fitness plan is on his website, www.comingtoseedanny.com. The workshop at the YWCA is free, but reservations are requested. Call the YWCA at 326-2011 to reserve a spot.
Universal pre-kindergarten registration
Parents in the Westfield school district who have a child turning 4 by Dec. 1 are invited to register for the universal pre-kindergarten program lottery for the 2013-14 school year. This is a free program. Information and registration tables will be set up on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9 from 9 a.m. through noon in the front lobby of the Westfield Academy and Central School. Registration forms are currently available through the elementary office at the school, but they must be completed and turned into the school by noon on May 9. UPK students are chosen through a lottery system and parents will be notified after May 9.
Pre-school open house
Open house for the YWCA operated pre-school will be held on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 49 S. Portage St., Westfield. Open registration has begun for the fall 2013 pre-school semester. Forms can be requested by calling 326-4012 or they will also be available that evening. Lead teacher Terri MacCubbin and YWCA Child Services Director Brenda Backus will be on hand to meet parents and children as well as answer questions and talk more about the preschool classes. The preschool classes serve students 2, 3 and 4 years old, and the pre-school daycare center is open to children 33 months to school age. All parents are welcome to visit the open house and learn more. No reservations are needed.
The after school advantage program is looking for a volunteer chorus instructor.
"There is a group of students interested in singing," program director Julie Devlin said. "They need a leader. Since this is a volunteer opportunity, we'd welcome a college student, a private individual who is willing to share their talent or a professional willing to work with us. We can be flexible with the days, the time and the instruction offered."
Anyone interested in learning more about this, should call Devlin at 326-4012.
March For Babies
The YWCA Westfield will be participating in the annual March for Babies Walk. The walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at Lakeside Park in Mayville. On-site registration begins at 10 a.m., and the walk starts at 11 a.m. More details are at www.marchforbabies.org. To join the YWCA team, the user name is Westfield Community.
The YWCA is pleased to announce Leslie Johnson, RPh of Johnson Pharmacy in Mayville will be the keynote speaker at the Wednesday, May 1 Spa Day. Johnson is currently enrolled in the doctoral program of homeopathy at the College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. Johnson will be speaking about homeopathic medicine, specifically the benefits offered to women. The YWCA is continuing to solicit other providers willing to offer spa services and other information, products and services to women.
"We'd love to talk to beauticians, massage therapists, skin care specialists and others interested in the health, wellness and wellbeing of women," Katie Smith of the YWCA said. "We anticipate this being a great night out for area women, all for a good cause."
For more information, call the YWCA at 326-2011.
Friday, April 26: Stand Against Racism
Wednesday, May 1: Annual Spa Day
Tuesday, June 4: Pancake supper
Saturday, June 15: Annual Father Daughter Dance
Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27: Arts and Crafts Festival
The YWCA Westfield is a member of the National YWCA, a women's advocacy organization with affiliates worldwide. The mission of the YWCA centers on "Empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all." Locally, the YWCA Westfield is a United Way partner and a member of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. The mailing address for the YWCA is 58 S. Portage St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787 and the phone number is 326-2011.