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YMCA Express at Gainsboro

February 2018

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February 1
Y Dance continues 
Group Ex Classes continue

February 3
Little Chefs begin

February 12 
Cooking with Gina

February 12
Group X Challenge starts

February 15
Y Teens

March 1
Y Teens

March 13
Cooking with Gina

March 24
Father Son Banquet
Youth Basketball Camp with TWIN Hoops

March 29
Y Teens

86th Annual Father, Son & 
Family Banquet  
Sat Mar 24
3:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Lucy Addison Middle School
Hailed as the longest running YMCA event in Roanoke, the Father, Son and Family Banquet has been inspiring, educating and imparting values into families for over 854 years.

Celebrate with your family with an evening of dinner and fun for the kids of all ages.  Donations accepted. For reserve a ticket, please contact the YMCA Express at Gainsboro at 540.344.9622
Member Benefits
Cooking with Gina
Mon Feb 12 Cheesecake
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
M/NM: $10
Together we will make chocolate cheesecake topped with a raspberry sauce and homemade whipped cream.
For more information contact Gina Kohler at gkohler@ymcavbr.org .
Group X Challenge
February 12 - March 25
Heat things up this winter by participating in our Group X Challenge! This is an 8-week challenge where you'll get more energy, more strength and more endurance all while building relationships and forming habits.  Plus, we'll be giving away weekly prizes!

HOW DOES IT WORK?                                    
1.) Pick up a Group X Challenge Tracker Card at the Welcome Desk or Group Exercise rooms. Whenever you attend a class, ask the instructor to initial a box on the card. You get one point per workout and you can earn up to FIVE [5] bonus points for working out each week. Turn in your card each week and pick up another.

2.) It's Better Together, so we'll be providing you with Group X Guest Passes during the challenge to earn extra points. Your guest will be allowed to experience the class for free and you will earn [1] bonus point for each guest you bring. Earn FIVE [5] bonus points if your guest becomes a member. Make sure to return completed Guest Passes to the Welcome Desk so you get full credit!

3.) Every Week there is a prize drawing. Turn in your Challenge Tracker Card or Group X Guest Pass for points that week and your name will be entered in the drawing for a weekly prize. Our prizes get bigger with each week, and as long as you keep participating, you can win a weekly prize!

4.) The grand prize is awarded to the member with the highest number of total points at the end of the Group X Challenge. Must be a member of the YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge to win. 

Youth and Family
Little Chefs
Ages 6-15
Sa Feb 3 - Mar 10
10:00 am -11:00 am
M:$30 / NM:$45

Come be a little chef! Children will learn culinary skills with healthy foods and garden fresh veggies, all while having fun! Workshops are led by the Virginia Cooperative Extension and will include farm to table techniques and proper use of kitchen utensils and appliances. This six-week series is sure to  be filled with fun for your child. Space is limited. Register by Feb 19!
Youth Basketball Camp  with  TWIN Hoops
Ages 3-8
Sat, Mar 24 
9:00-12:00 pm
Facilitated by Ramon and Damon Williams and sponsored by Troy Daniel's Dream Big Foundation, this camp will provide participants with both fundamental and advanced basketball skills. Groups will be split according to elementary and middle school grade levels. Camp will be held at Lucy Addison Middle School and each participant will receive an award. For more information or to register, call the YMCA Express at Gainsboro at 540.344.9622.
Y Teens
Grades 6 - 12
Feb 15
Mar 1, 29
Apr 12, 26
May 10, 24

Y Teens program will cultivate leadership and life experiences for Roanoke Valley youth. Workshop topics will include: team building, conflict resolution, social justice and service learning. This program will educate and motivate the future leaders of our communities to become engaged, dynamic, and forward thinking citizens! For more information, contact Gina Kohler at gkohler@ymcavbr.org.

Y Teens will meet at the YMCA Express at Gainsboro and surrounding Roanoke libraries.
Y Dance
Preschool Ballet & Contemporary
Sat Jan 27 - Apr 12  l  9:00 - 9:30 am
Ages 3 -5  l  M:$99/NM$114

Beginner Ballet
Th Jan 25 - Apr 19  l  5:00 - 5:55 pm
Ages 7-10  l  M:$132/NM:$165

Hip Hop
Sat Jan 27 - Apr 21  l  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ages 7-12  l  M:$132/ NM:$165

For more information, please contact Gina Kohler at gkohler@ymcavbr.org.
Save the Date
Cooking With Gina 
Tues 5:00-6:30 pm
March 13: Vegetable Lasagna
April 10: Salmon
May 8: Baklava
Develop your inner chef and have fun in the process! Gina will be introducing participants to new ways of cooking garden fresh veggies. This class will be sure to strengthen your culinary skills.  Join us for food, fun and fellowship in our brand new teaching kitchen!