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An evening where the YMCA provides a safe and fun environment for children while you enjoy an evening out. The event will include a ‘paint night’ craft, pizza, gym games, snack and movie. NERF Tag and dodgeball activities will also be available for older participants. Children are welcome to come in PJs. For children ages 4-12 years.
One Child: $25 member, $30 program member, $40 non-member
Two Children: $35 member, $40 program member, $50 non-member
Three Children: $45 member, $50 program member, $60 non-member
Registration is limited, register by 4/17.
On April 21, Somerset County YMCA and Hunterdon County YMCA will celebrate Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being for kids and families. Healthy Kids Day is a great way to get kids excited about healthy activities they can take home and do together as a family. This fun-filled morning will feature activities such as baseball-themed games, recipe ideas, arts and crafts, obstacle course, track and field, giveaways, safety information, STEM experiments, performances and opportunities to meet Somerset Patriot players and mascots.View Complete Calendar
Brand new at Chirp---a weekly storytime & craft series!
This session will run every Monday in April from 11am to about noon. (March 5, 12, 19 and 26th)
Moms & Dads and children of all ages are welcome to attend, although very little ones may need help with their crafting!
The entire series costs $50---$10 per session!
At this time, we are asking for the entire series to be booked.
We will read a story each session and follow it up with a related craft
(an example is reading "Are You My Mother?" and painting and decorating birdhouses!) Be sure the little ones wear clothes they can get messy in (just in case!)
This series will be sold out at only 10 children, so be sure to register ASAP at: https://event.gg/8818/
A night for Minecraft players to play together in a large group (up to 12 at once) where they can all tackle goals and objectives together, while talking to each other in real life. We outline the night’s objectives at the beginning of the session and we’re there to help when needed. But it’s just a night of fun! As always this is a drop off event. Feel free to head out on Main Street for dinner while your kids enjoy a night of Minecraft & pizza!!View Complete Calendar
Join us for our annual Color Run at the YMCAView Complete Calendar
In Celebration of National Learn to Swim Day and Water Safety Month The Y is Proud to Launch the First Cardboard Boat Regatta! Families and individuals are challenged to design, create and race a human powered boat made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape! On May 18 bring completed boats to the Y for judging and races. In addition, Mini-swim lessons, Swim Level Assessments, Boating Safety and Survival Demos and a Water Safety Presentation will be conducted by Y Water Safety experts. Plus a Drawing for a Free Session of Y Swim Lessons. Prizes for the Regatta include speed, creative design, spirit, and the Davey Jones award. Guidelines and boat building information available at the Welcome Center. Advanced registration required. .View Complete Calendar
Mark your calendars, the 2018 Buffalo Watch fundraiser event is Saturday May 19th, from 9am-5pm rain or shine. It will be even bigger and better than last year. This is our 20th Anniversary of the event!
A fun family day on the farm. Come experience a bit of Americana!
•ARTISTS, CRAFTSMEN, ANTIQUE & CRAFT VENDORS
•BEER AND WINE AT THE “RED RIVER SALOON”
•LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY
•PONY RIDES, FACE PAINTING
•CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT
•WILD WEST COWBOYS
•NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS
•TRACTOR AND FARM EQUIPMENT DISPLAYS
•OVER 100 VENDORS
•FARM FRESH FOOD
•LOCALLY GROWN PLANT AND FLOWER SALES
•PINK HEALS FIRE TRUCK DISPLAY
•ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS BEING ADDED WEEKLY
Celebrate berry sweet traditions at the Peddler’s Village 40thAnnual Strawberry Festival! Indulge in a weekend of Strawberry Treats & Eats and Family Fun on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. both days. Shops are open until 8 p.m. on Saturday. Admission and parking are free. Rain or shine.View Complete Calendar
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