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Upcoming Events at the North Suburban YMCA

Michael Greenberg's beautiful photographs make great gifts -- and sales from his show benefit the NSYMCA.
Michael Greenberg's beautiful photographs make great gifts -- and sales from his show benefit the NSYMCA.

Watch this blog for weekly news from your North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny Road in Northbrook. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates too!

Y Member Registration for Winter is now open! Visit www.nsymca.org to view the Winter Program Guide, full of exciting new classes and activities coming up in 2014. Member registration starts on December 3, non-member registration on December 14. Sign up before December 28 to enjoy early registration discounts! Winter classes run from January 6 to March 23.

Safe Rides Informational Parent Meeting. Parents of Glenbrook North students are invited to learn about the Safe Rides program proposed for GBN, at a meeting at the Northbrook Covenant Church on December 11 at 7:00pm. Safe Rides is a confidential program dedicated to ensuring that teens always have access to a safe ride home. The meeting will be facilitated by NCDAA Coordinator Sari Glazebrook, Safe Rides Committee Chair for New Trier, and GBN student and Safe Rides proponent Toby Klein. For more information, contact Sari Glazebrook, sglazebrook@nsymca.org.

Free Yoga! Great news – all of the Y’s popular mind-body classes will be FREE for members starting January 2! Yoga nurtures the body and uplifts the spirit like nothing else. To take advantage of this opportunity, become a member today. Contact Membership Director Sari Glazebrook, sglazebrook@nsymca.org, for more information.

The Y’s Community Gallery features a photography show and sale by local artist Michael Greenberg, on display throughout December. Michael’s beautiful, reasonably priced landscape photographs are available framed or unframed, with sale proceeds benefiting the YMCA. Great holiday gift idea!

“Days Off” Camps. When school’s out, there’s extra fun at the Y! School break camps offer swimming, field trips, sports, art, and more, from 7:30am to 6:00pm. Several dates are available during Winter Break – sign up for one or more. Register at www.nsymca.org or contact Shannon Cartier, scartier@nsymca.org for more information.

Family Movie Night. Meet your friends for a fun night at the Y – free for all members, popcorn included! December’s movie is The Smurfs 2. Showtime is December 27 at 6:30pm. For more info, contact Shannon Cartier, scartier@nsymca.org.

Kids Ride to the Y. Simplify your life – let the Y Bus pick up your kids after school and bring them to their Y classes! Transportation is available for a small fee from elementary and middle schools in Northbrook and Glenview. Contact Shannon Cartier at scartier@nsymca.org for more information.

Basketball/Volleyball Private Lessons. Hoping to jumpstart a new sport, or focus on perfecting your skills? The Y offers private basketball and volleyball lessons for all ages to deliver customized coaching in a comfortable setting. Contact Carol Sassorossi, csassorossi@nsymca.org,  for more information.

Exercise Connection, a leader in physical fitness training for individuals with special needs, now offers a fitness course for adults with autism spectrum disorders at the North Suburban Y. Classes focus on core skills including body image, posture, motor coordination, muscular fitness and cardiovascular fitness.  Northbrook resident and Director in Training for the Exercise Connection, Laura Fine will lead the class. Class size is limited and one-on-one aide support is available. See the Fall Program Guide at www.nsymca.org for registration information!

The Y is proud to offer professional massage services from Align Wellness Center. Appointments are available for 25 minute or 55 minute sessions in our comfortable Health Center, adjacent to our adult locker rooms. Sign up for appointments at the Y front desk. Y members also qualify for Value Added Partner discounts on massages at Align’s office in Northbrook. Visit www.nsymca.org for more information and pricing.

Do you have a child in half-day kindergarten? Enrich their experience with the Y’s Kindergarten Club extension program! Kindergarten Club creates a fun, full-day experience to support your child’s social and academic development. Afternoon sessions are available, including transportation to/from public schools in Northbrook  as well as St. Norbert’s. Hot lunches, snacks, and even swim lessons are all included! Also, check out Y-Time, the NSYMCA’s afterschool program for grades K-5. Limited openings available in each program. For information, contact Shannon Cartier, scartier@nsymca.org, 847 272 7250 x. 1246.

Parents, please note: non-member guests under the age of 18 must have a signed waiver on file to use YMCA facilities. Please stop by the front desk for more information. Also, unattended children under age 10 are not permitted in the building.

The Y is the perfect place for your next special event. We have the facilities and expertise to make your event fun for everyone. Birthday Parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Parties/Meetings, Reunions – the Y has party packages to fit any need. Contact Dawn Dillon, ddillon@nsymca.org.

Looking for a great way to participate in the Y community? We are always in need of volunteers!  Openings are available for coaches, child care assistants, office assistants, and special events. Contact Vera Mayer at v_mayer@msn.com or Carol Sassorossi at csassorossi@nsymca.org for more information. 

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