April 2014 Update

Walk-in chair massages are available on Wednesday, April 2 from 5 – 7 PM.  Both members and non-members pay $5 for 10 minutes. No appointment necessary.

A six-week session of Light Heart Yoga with Libby Jenkins continues to meet every Wednesday from 5:30 – 6:45 PM through April 16 (no class on April 9). Watch for future session dates. Participants will improve their balance, strength, and flexibility while learning proper breathing and relaxation techniques. With her sense of humor and years of teaching experience, Libby creates a non-judgmental, non-competitive environment for young and old alike. Open to women, men, and students. Fitness Center members pay $10; Supporting members pay $20; non-members pay $30; students pay $15; walk-ins pay $5 per session.

The first trip of the year for the Gallivanter’s Club is on Thursday, April 10. The Gallivanter’s Club will go to the beautiful Croatian Lodge Ballroom in Eastlake, Ohio to see “Silver Sizzles Revue.” The cost for the trip is $80.75. For more information, contact Joan Staron at 677-2827.

The YWCA Fitness Center challenges you to join the “Surf” Summer Challenge 2014. Registration is required by Thursday, April 10. The six-week challenge begins on Monday, April 14 and ends on Saturday, May 24. Weekly assignments challenge your body and mind, and you earn points and prizes. Both members and non-members pay $20.

The Youth Department Garage Sale is on Saturday, April 12 from 9 AM – 1 PM. We will be collecting items for the garage sale from Monday, April 7 through Saturday, April 12.  We cannot accept items prior to April 7 due to a lack of storage space. Please, no clothing! All proceeds from the garage sale benefit the YWCA Youth Department, so please donate items and be sure to shop the sale. Donated items will not be returned at the end of the sale, and anything that doesn’t sell is donated to a local agency.

Make a Fairy Garden with Kathy Deible from The Herb Shed on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 PM. With Kathy’s help, you will design and make a miniature garden to attract fairies. Planter, soil, plants, a miniature twig chair, and stepping stones will be provided. Members pay $35; non-members pay $38.

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on Tuesday, April 22 from 6 – 7:30 PM. The group regularly meets on on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Facilitators Marcia Camp and Lisa Winger invite families in Venango and surrounding counties to come connect with other families and caregivers dealing with this disease. Learn techniques that can help ease the physical and emotional burden for both the patient and the caregiver. This is a free service for the community.

Volleyball meets every Thursday in April at 7:15 PM. Women ages 18 and older meet for non-competitive game play. A $10 yearly fee is required in addition to a Supporting Membership.

Check the Fitness Calendar for the month’s Fitness Center class schedule.


Craft a few cards in a Stampin’-Up class with Susan Carlson on Monday, May 5 from 6 – 8 PM. Susan will teach us how to make four cards, including a Mother’s Day card. Both members and non-members pay $15.

A four-week Cooking with Kids class begins on Tuesday, May 6 from 4 – 5 PM. The class will meet on four Tuesdays in May and is open to boys and girls in 2nd through 4th grades. Sue Johnson and the staff will offer students an opportunity to create dishes while learning kitchen safety and various cooking techniques. The fee is $30 for the four-week series.  Financial aid is available for youth classes.

The last YWCA Teen Dance for the school year is on Friday, May 30 from 7 – 9:30 PM.  For more information on our Teen Dances, check the Youth Programs page. May 30, 2014


The 38th annual YWCA Antique Sale & Show was held on Saturday, March 1. Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make this day a success! The winner of the Quilt was Anna Ausel and the 50/50 winner was Jeanette Thompson. Mark your calendars: The 39th annual YWCA Antique Sale & Show will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015.