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Upcoming Events

Friday Night Out • Apple Creek YMCA, Appleton YMCA

APPLETON YMCA-Fridays, 5:30-9:00 PM; September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15
APPLE CREEK YMCA-Fridays, 5:00-8:30 PM; October 13, November 10, December 8
Parents take the night off! Our teachers will provide an exciting night for your child while you enjoy an evening out. Children will enjoy a variety of age-appropriate activities. Dinner will be served.
Fee: Y Member-$13/child; General Public-$15/child

 

Friday Night Party • Apple Creek YMCA

Dates: Fridays, 5:00-8:30 PM; October 13, November 10 and December 8
For ages 8-12. Come join us for a Friday Night filled with a new craft or learn how to bake a fun nutritional recipe. Each date will be a different craft and/or recipe which will be revealed when you get there at 5:00 PM. Some examples might include Beads, Duct-tape, Fossils, baking muffins, etc. Dinner is included.
Fee: Y Member-$16/child; General Public-$20/child

Friday Night Dances • Appleton YMCA

Dates: Fridays, 6:30-9:15 PM; October 13, November 10 and December 8
For ages 16 & older. Join us on the dance floor for an opportunity to socialize and dance with others who enjoy ballroom dance as much as you do! Each dance will have a variety of musical choices played throughout the evening. This will be a great time to practice your technique in a social dance setting. Light refreshments will be served!
Fee: $5/person for Y Members & general public.

Super Spa • Apple Creek YMCA

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017; 9:30 AM-Noon
For ages 6-13. Get ready for a day of pampering and fun! Come make and take some great skin care products. We will focus on lip gloss, lotion, and soaps.
Fee: Y Member-$26; General Public-$36

Fun Shop-We've Got Rythym • Neenah-Menasha YMCA

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017; 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your children ages 3-6 years to a Fun Shop! These are one day events that engage children in fun activities. We’re rocking rice and beans to create our own percussion instruments. Join us to explore our sense of sound and make some noise!
Fee: Y Member-$12; General Public-$22

Special Abilities Family Night • Appleton YMCA

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017; 5:00-9:00 PM
A fun night for families who have an individual with special needs. Must have a caregiver present. Activities available: swimming and water fun, basketball, racquetball, gym activities, inflatable obstacle course, and a quiet zone with activities. We will be celebrating Halloween so come dressed in your favorite costume. For more information, contact Colin Specht at 920.954.7620.
Fee: FREE

Night Hike • Apple Creek YMCA

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017; 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Come out to the Purdy Preserve and experience the sights and sounds of fall in the dark. Hikes begin at the Apple Creek YMCA with a short program in the Nature Study Classroom. Pre-registration is required- sign up all members of the family who will be attending. Please bring a flashlight.
Fee: Y Member-FREE; General Public-$5

Spooktacular Celebration • Apple Creek YMCA

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017; 5:00-8:00 PM
Wear your favorite costume (not required) and join our Spooktacular Celebration! Fee includes any or all of the events and activities throughout the Spooktacular Celebration. The night will start out silly and will get scarier as darkness falls. Bring the whole family! Children under age 10 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All attendees (including adults) are required to register.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00 PM.
Fee: Y Member-$7/person & $28 maximum/family; General Public-$10/person & $40 maximum/family

25th Annual Great Pumpkin Splash • Appleton YMCA

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017; 1:00-2:15 PM in pool & 2:30-3:30 in gym
For grades K-6. Games, races, ghosts, pumpkins, spooky music, prizes and FUN! Join us in the Buchanan pool from 1:00-2:15 PM and in the McGuire gym for the inflatable obstacle course and other fun activities from 2:30-3:30 PM at the Appleton YMCA. Children may be dropped off, but there is not a supervised check in check out procedure. Any child that requires a lifejacket must be accompanied by an adult in the water. *Must register at the Front Desk or on-line prior to the event, sorry no refunds.
Fee: Y Member-$2; General Public-$5

Pumpkin Splash • Fox West YMCA

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017; 1:00-2:30 PM
Join us for an afternoon of fun including open swim, a craft, hot apple cider, and caramel apples. Ages 7 and under need to have an adult with them in the pool.
Fee: Y Member-$2; General Public-$5

Fun Shop-Spooktacular • Neenah-Menasha YMCA

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017; 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your children ages 3-6 years to a Fun Shop! These are one day events that engage children in fun activities. Is something a wry at the Y? Join us for our Halloween Spooktacular fun shop! Little ghosts and goblins are welcome to wear their costumes to this friendly celebration of Halloween. Ghost stories will be read, messy mischief will be had and ghoulish games will be played!
Fee: Y Member-$12; General Public-$22

11th Annual Freaky 5K Run/Walk & Mini Monster Dash • Pierce Park, Appleton

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017; 8:00 AM
A fun event for the entire family. 5K Run/walk, wing-eating contest, costume contest, games, inflatables, Mini Monster Dash Kids Run, music, prizes, refreshments and much more!
For more information/registration click here or register at any Y location.

Drop and Shop • Apple Creek YMCA

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Drop your children off so you can do some of your Christmas Shopping. Our teachers will provide an exciting time for your children while you get those errands done. Children will love the variety of age appropriate activities. Lunch will be provided. Register deadline November 9 by 5:00 PM.
Fee: Y Member-$13/child; General Public-$15/child

Annual YMCA Ski and Snowboard Sale • Play It Again Sports, Appleton

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017; 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
All proceeds benefit the the YMCA of the Fox Cities Youth In Government Teen Program. NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR-BEING HELD AT PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS, 611 W. Northland Ave., Appleton. Sell your old gear and/or upgrade your equipment, all for a great cause. NEW & USED downhill and cross country skis, snowboards, boots, poles and other ski equipment will be available on consignment or from local dealers. ***If you wish to sell items, please drop off equipment at Play It Again Sports, Appleton on Friday, November 10 from 3:00-7:30 PM.*** For more information, contact Jolene at 920.832.4951 or jleurquin@ymcafoxcities.org.

Fun Shop-Thankful Me!• Neenah-Menasha YMCA

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017; 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your children ages 3-6 years to a Fun Shop! These are one day events that engage children in fun activities. Being thankful for the people in our lives, where we live and who we are is the positive message at this fun shop. The focus will be team games, working together and sharing.
Fee: Y Member-$12; General Public-$22

Ho! Ho! Hold Your Weight (Holiday Weight Maintenance Incentive) • All YMCA of the Fox Cities Branches

Weigh-ins: November 13-19, 2017
Mid-point weigh-in: December 18-24, 2017
Final weigh-outs: January 8-14, 2018
(Weigh-ins will be held at all YMCA of the Fox Cities locations)
This holiday weight maintenance program will help you avoid the “Seasonal Seven” that people tend to gain between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Program includes nutrition tips, weekly bonus workouts, and a mid-point weigh-in. All participants who maintain or lose weight at the time of the mid-point weigh in will receive a prize to help them along the way. All finishers who maintain or lose weight at the final weigh-out will be eligible to win a Scheel’s gift card.
Fee: $5/person

Festival Foods Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot • Downtown Appleton

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017; 8:00 AM
Join us for a 2 mile or 5 mile walk/run. The event will once again take place in beautiful downtown Appleton. The Festival Foods Turkey Trot is a very exciting event with over 6000 participants. Your participation is important to us because proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit the YMCA of the Fox Cities. For more information/registration click here.

Visit with Santa • Fox West YMCA

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017; 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
A fun family event to help celebrate the holidays. Enjoy a treat from our bake sale and some hot cocoa while listening to some holiday music. Visit and take a picture with Santa! We are sponsoring Toys for Tots and the local food pantry. We would greatly appreciate your support by bringing in a non-perishable food item or a gift for Toys for Tots! All ages welcome.
Fee: FREE

Fox Folk Marionette Troupe • Apple Creek YMCA

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017; Performances at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Enjoy a magical performance by the Fox Folk Marionette Troupe. This half-hour family-friendly show will feature colorful, hand-crafted marionettes that tell a Christmas story. A donation of $1/person will be collected at the door. Refreshments will be served.
Fee: Donation of $1/person

Dining with Santa• Appleton YMCA

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017; 5:00-6:30 PM
Bring the kids and enter their world of excitement as you share dinner with Santa. Take a photo with Santa and create a craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline is Noon, December 6.
Fee: $5/adult & $5/child

Fun Shop-Christmas Gift Giving• Neenah-Menasha YMCA

Date: Saturday,December 16, 2017; 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bring your children ages 3-6 years to a Fun Shop! These are one day events that engage children in fun activities. There’s nothing better than a homemade, heartfelt gift. Have your child join us to create a unique, one of a kind gift. We’ll round out our day with fun group games, stories and activities.
Fee: Y Member-$12; General Public-$22

Reindeer Games• Neenah-Menasha YMCA

Date: Friday, December 22, 2017; 1:00-3:00 PM
Come have some Winter Fun in the pool and gym. Games, races, prizes, and holiday fun! The fun begins in the Yard Pool from 1:00-2:00 PM and continues in the Upper gym from 2:00-3:00 PM. Children may be dropped off, but there is not a supervised check in and out procedure. Any child that requires a lifejacket must be accompanied by an adult in the water. *Must register prior to the event, sorry no refunds.
Fee: Y Member - $2 General Public - $5

 
NOTE: The events listed above are subject to change without notice.
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