Marion Family YMCA has Preschool Openings

The Marion Family YMCA announces openings for their licensed preschool program, and is now accepting registration for the fall of 2012.  Openings exist in both part time classrooms: two and a half and three year olds’ class times are Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 – 11:00 am; and four and five year olds’ class times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15 am – Noon.  Both classes start for the school year in September.

Marion YMCA Offering Youth Summer Camps

The Marion Family YMCA is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for the Y’s summer sport and exploration camps. Summer is a critical out-of-school time when children and teens can benefit from enriched learning, new experiences and making new friendships. The Y says their camp offers all of this and more.

Adapted Aquatics Swimming Lessons at the Marion Family YMCA

The Marion Family YMCA is offering an Adapted Aquatics Swim Lesson program for the summer of 2012. The Y’s Adapted Aquatic program is specifically designed for students with special needs who need a smaller teacher-to-student ratio and skills that can be adapted to meet their individual needs.

YMCA Kicking Off West Side Community Center Activities

The Marion Family YMCA will kick off the new West Side Community Center activities, targeted towards individuals living in the west side of Marion, with an open house at the Rushmore Academy school building, 1665 Amherst Drive, on Wednesday, April 4 from 3:30pm to 4:45pm and from 7:15pm to 8:00pm.

Family Friendly Community Health Fair

Nucor Steel Marion and Marion General Hospital in partnership with the Marion MY and Marion Public Health is sponsoring a the Family Friendly Community Health Fair on Thursday, September 23, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Marion YMCA, 645 Barks Road East.

Large Donation to Benefit Three Marion Groups and More

A generous gift of $400,000 from the estate of long-time Marion resident Mary H. Holloway has made possible the creation of four new funds to benefit Marion area organizations.

Separate funds have been created with Holloway’s gift to support the Humane Society of Marion County, the Marion Palace Theatre and the Marion Family YMCA, as well as the creation of a donor advised fund which will make grant awards based upon suggestions made by the fund’s donor advisor.