December 2013 Update

Santa’s Little Helper is a youth program for boys and girls, ages 4 through Kindergarten. Activities include Christmas crafts, holiday songs, stories, and a special visit with Santa. Program meets on Mondays from 4 PM to 5 PM, beginning December 2. Fee is $20.

The Gallivanters’ Christmas Luncheon is on Monday, December 9 at 12:30 PM. The luncheon is catered by Montana’s Country Buffet, and the price is $10 (due by November 18). Please bring canned goods or toys, to donate to the needy.

Join the staff of Anderson’s Greenhouse on Monday, December 9 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM and learn how to make a live pine centerpiece. Materials are supplied, but please bring cutting tools. members pay $35; non-members pay $38.

18th Annual Starlight Ball tickets go on sale Saturday, December 14th at 8 AM, and will be on sale until sold out. Tickets are $7 each, and are sold during YWCA business hours, until we’re sold out. UPDATE: Starlight Ball tickets are SOLD OUT as of Monday, December 15, 2013. 

Lap Quilt Raffle Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $1 each, and are available at the front desk. Winner to be announced at the Antiques Sale and Show on Saturday. March 1, 2014.

The Sweet Treats Sale is Saturday, December 7, from 9 AM – 4 PM. The sale is a terrific way to welcome the Christmas holiday! Come and browse the YWCA gym and other rooms filled with holiday gift items for sale. A wide variety of delicious homemade cookies will also be available for purchase. A traditional lunch is available from 11 AM to 1:30 PM.

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 6 PM – 7:30 PM. 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.


The YWCA’s 18th Annual Starlight Ball is on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 7 PM to 10 PM for grade 6 through grade 9. This semi formal dance (please, no blue jean attire) will be at the Knights of Columbus in Oil City. Admission is $8 per person, and advanced tickets are required. Picture packages will be available through Floria Belmar Photography.

Teen Fitness Club will provide access to the Cardio & Weight Room, aerobic room, and gym, with workouts instructed by fitness instructor Jessica Young. Offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 4 PM beginning January 27, 2014. For girls ages 14 through 18. Cost is $1.50 per class.

Looking for something unique? You won’t want to miss our 38th Annual Antique Show and Sale on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Antique dealers from Pennsylvania and Ohio will have a large variety of items for sale. Traditional lunch will be available from 11 AM to 1:30 PM.