Get Out of the House and Into the Y
This February there are lots of reasons to get out of house and into the Y - art, basketball, pickleball, nature and quality time – to name a few.
If you are looking for a reason to get out and about, keep reading to learn about events coming up this month at the Y. Don’t miss out!
- February 1, 8 or 15: Community Kindness Art Project
In partnership with Ben’s Bells, your friends at the Lionville Community YMCA are opening up the ceramics studio for three Wednesdays in February. Attendees will create colorful ceramic bells to be hung around the community as symbols of kindness for others to find and take home. By the time each Bell is hung, many hands have had a part in its journey, and it represents the efforts of an entire community coming together in kindness.
Ben’s Bells was founded over 20 years ago by a grieving mother who wanted to spread small acts of kindness in her community. Be part of our community of caring by joining this project.
- February 6: Youth Basketball Leagues
Another session of winter basketball begins on February 6. Children ages 3 – 13 will have fun while learning teamwork and sportsmanship. Younger players will focus on the basics of basketball including dribbling, passing, and shooting while older children will build upon basic skills and focus on strategy and play development. Browse our collection of leagues and register today.
- February 10: A Night Out with the Arts
Looking for a unique way to spend quality time with family, friends or your special someone? Try our new Night Out with the Arts! Have fun together while creating art and learning a new skill. Night Out with the Arts is hosted by the Lionville Community YMCA. Refreshments will be served. Register today!
- February 11-12: Sweetheart Pickleball Tournament
We're hosting a Sweetheart Pickleball Tournament, Paddle Up for a Purpose, on February 11 and 12 at the Lionville Community YMCA. The cost is $40 per person + $10 per person for each bracket played. All proceeds will go towards our financial assistance program. Participants will fuel our mission while having fun!
Registration is now closed - but stay tuned for future pickleball events and tournaments.
- February 26: Family Nature Hike
Hiking happens year-round at the Cassatt Preserve at the Upper Main Line YMCA. With 20 acres and 5 miles of trails, the Cassatt Preserve is home to a variety of wildlife and plants. You and your family will join one of our naturalists for a family hike - exploring Darby Creek and surrounding pond, woods and meadow. Register today!
- BONUS: Just for Kids – Free Trial Classes
On various dates between February 7 and 26, your children can sample our new monthly programs. Each of our branches is offering free trial classes so that your kiddo can experience art, STEM, theater, cooking, tumbling and ninjas (yes, ninjas). Learn more and register.
- BONUS: Just for Seniors – ForeverWell Events
On various dates throughout the month of February, we’re hosting social events for our ForeverWell community, age 55+. Try your hand at knitting, join a book club or join us for a friendly game of bridge, pinochle or mahjong. Budgeting and technology clinics are also offered. Browse our list of upcoming events.