Season of Community
This holiday season the Y is launching its Season of Community Initiative to support other local nonprofits and our community!

We hope that you will consider joining our “Help Feed Hungry Kids: Season of Community Food Drive” over the next few weeks. Items collected will be donated to Nourish NC, a local non-profit that feeds over 1,000 hungry kids in New Hanover County each week. Take a look at Nourish NC’s “Most Needed List” below and drop off your donations at one of our branches:

Fruits and Veggies
- Fruit Shooters
- Pasta Sauce: Low Sodium, No Glass
- Jelly: Reduced Sugar, No Glass
- Vegetable Cups
- Canned Vegetables: Reduced sodium or no salt added
- Individual Citrus Cups: Packaged in 100% Vegetable

- Apple Sauce Cups

- Beef Stew and Hearty Soups: High protein;lots of veggies
- Pasta with Meat: ex. Ravioli with meatballs
- Peanut Butter or Almond Butter: Natural and Non-
- Chicken/Tuna: Cans of flavored pouches packed in water
- Tuna/Chicken Salad Snack Packets
- Chili with beans
- Blank/ Kidney/ Pinto Beans

- Cereal/ Granola/ oatmeal: ≤ 8g of Sugar and ≥ 2 g of fiber when possible. Small sizes accepted
- Clif, Kind, or Kashi bars: ≤ 200 Calories per bar, 5-8 g sugar, ≥ 5 g of fiber
- Rice: 100% whole grain or 100% whole wheat
- Pasta 100% whole wheat

Dry Goods
- Mac and Cheese: Individual Cups or boxes
- Dried Fruit
- Go Go Yogurtz: Shelf stable
- Pudding Cups

Collection bins will be located in our Nir Family YMCA and Midtown YMCA lobbies.
Thanksgiving Hours
Wednesday November 27
Nir Family YMCA Hours
5:00am - 7:00pm

Child Watch Hours
8:00am - 2:00pm

Class Schedule
All classes as scheduled except for 6:30pm BODYPUMP, basic yoga or burn classes
Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29
Nir Family YMCA Hours
5:00am - 9:00pm

Child Watch Hours
8:00am - 2:00pm
Holiday Turkey Burn Class Schedule
St udio A
9:00am Zumba w/ Ady
10:00am Kettlebell Sport Fit w/ Jen
12:00am Tai Chi w/ Oliver
Studio B
9:00am Cycle w/ Angie
Studio C
9:00am Barre Fit w/ Amy
11:00am Vinyasa Flow Yoga w/ Andie
*All other classes cancelled
6-Lane Pool
10:00am Deep Water Aerobics w/ Amy

All other classes cancelled 
William H. Craig Race for Life 5k
The William H. Craig 5K  is the end-of-season celebration 5K race for Girls on the Run, Heart & Sole and STRIDE participants. Come join over 400 boys and girls, grades 3rd-8th as they celebrate their accomplishments of the season!

This year's 5K will be held on Saturday, December 14th at Legion Stadium. In a fun and festive atmosphere, William H. Craig Race for Life 5K celebrates friends, family and wellness! Public runners are welcome as this race provides much needed scholarships for Girls on the Run, STRIDE, and other youth development programs supported by the Bill Craig Memorial Fund.

Professional race production by the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina and timing by Brunswick Timing ensures a fun, safe and accurate 5K race experience!

Honoring our Veterans
A very heartfelt thank you to those who have served our country. In honoring our veterans this month, we'd like to remind members of the military discounts available at our YMCA:

Veterans Benefits
The Y will waive our joining fee for any veteran with a military ID or proof of service.

Active Military Benefits
In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships to eligible military families and personnel. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

Employee Spotlight
Seth Sherman

What's your job here at the Y?
Healthy Living Director

How long have you been with the Y? (This one or otherwise)
I came to the Nir Family YMCA in October of 2019. Prior to relocating from Huntington, New York to Wilmington, North Carolina, I worked as the Aquatic, Fitness, & Sports Director at The Suffolk Y JCC for 7 years.

What's your favorite thing about coming to our Y?
I have been overwhelmed by the positive, helpful and fun culture and true sense of community I feel when I walk through the front doors!

What would you like Y members and staff to know about you?
My door is always open! This is the community’s YMCA and I am very collaborative in nature and am always receptive to constructive comments and suggestions in an effort to provide any and all services and programs to support the staff and the members!
How do you like to spend your spare time?
In my spare time, you will find me enjoying time with my family and friends, working out, boating, hiking, traveling, and enjoying the culture and restaurants in the Wilmington area.

Holiday Fitness Bingo Challenge
The Holiday Season has arrived and so has our annual Holiday Fitness Bingo Challenge!

Between Nov 15 – Dec 31 complete workouts on our game cards until you get BINGO and be entered to win a YMCA hoodie. Complete the entire game card and be entered in the grand prize drawing!!

Mark Your Calendars for Parents Night Out!
Drop off the kids and rest assured that they will be having the time of their lives at the Y! We've got pizza, games, sports, crafts and movies to keep the kids entertained while mom and dad enjoy a night out. Children ages 3 (must be potty trained) to 15 are welcome!

Y Members: $20
Non-Members: $25
Additional kids are $10 each

Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market Street
Friday Nights 5:30pm-9:30pm
11/22/19, 12/13/19, 01/31,20, 02/28/20, 03/27/20, 04/24/20, 05/29/20