(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach County, Fla. – YMCA of the Palm Beaches, located in the heart of West Palm Beach and serving the community since 1917, announces its February programming line-up. The YMCA of the Palm Beaches is dedicated to providing its community with programming that fosters social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development for all ages in a safe and nurturing environment throughout the year.
February 2020 At-A-Glance:
Health and Fitness ‘101’ with Tom Rivera
When: Saturday, February 8, 11 am – 12 pm
Cost: Free and Open to the public
Tom Rivera, South Florida Regional Director of Xcel Mentoring, offers teens and young adults an introduction to health and fitness including the proper way to train. Formerly named Mr. Puerto Rico, Rivera has been passionate about helping young people overcome their obstacles for over 30 years. Teens under 18 may join but require parental consent. This program runs on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
Heart Disease in Women Lecture with Dr. Ida Mazza
When: Tuesday, February 11, 12:30 pm
Join the YMCA of the Palm Beaches and Good Samaritan Medical Center for a lunch and learn with Dr. Ida Mazza on women’s heart health and how to prevent heart disease.
Valentine’s Day Preschool Dance and Open House
When: Wednesday, February 12, 5 pm – 7 pm
YMCA of the Palm Beaches invites you and your friends to learn about “Y” the YMCA Preschool is second-to-none! Enjoy games, food, tours and more!
Latin Dancing with Grigol Kranz and iBallroom Dance
When: Saturday, February 15, 3 p.m. – Salsa dancing; 4 p.m. – Bachata
Cost: $5 Members; $8 Community
Feel the Latin rhythm during the Y’s Salsa and Bachata dance classes. Participants will lace-up their dancing shoes and hit the floor with champion ballroom dancer, Grigol Kranz. Learn basic steps, turn patterns, and partnering techniques, in a fun and interactive environment. All levels are welcome. Comfortable shoes and clothing required. This program runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.
Hanging by A Prayer: The Jerrold D. Adams Survival Story
When: Tuesday, February 18, 1:30 pm.
Cost: FREE and Open to the public
Join the Y as it welcomes Navy flier Jerrold D. Adams as he shares his inspiring survival story of what he learned when his life hung in the balance.
Community Service Day with Christ Fellowship
When: February 22, 9 am
Do good, feel good. Join the YMCA of the Palm Beaches and Christ Fellowship for a day of giving back to the community. Community service projects include yard work, painting, and repair. Youth coaching will be available.
Diabetes Do’s & Don’ts
When: February 27, 12:30 pm
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public
Join the YMCA of the Palm Beaches and Simply Healthcare for advice, support, meal tips and more if diabetes is a concern for you or a loved one. This program runs the last Thursday of every month.
Parents Night Out
When: Friday, February 28, 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $15 members/$20 Community
Parents are invited to drop their children ages 4-12 off at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches during its Parent's Night Out. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled pizza and pool party adventure while parents enjoy their adult time. This program runs the last Friday of every month.
Information on these programs as well as programs such as the Sunday Social, cheerleading, youth basketball, painting, fitness bootcamp, Silver Sneakers, drowning prevention and more can be found by visiting @ymcapalmbeaches on Facebook and Instagram or ymcapalmbeaches.org, or by calling 561-968-9622. To register, visit the YMCA of the Palm Beaches at 2085 South Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33406.
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