Events

Caring for the Veteran’s Caregiver 08/27/2016

Are you caring for a veteran?  You’re not alone! Your service as a caregiver to a veteran is unlike the experience of any other caregiver. Join us for a day dedicated to exploring the rewards and challenges unique to those who care for men and women who have served our country. Presentations led by caregiver experts include: Caring for the Veteran’s Caregiver Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families Wounded Warrior: Their Last Battle V.A. Caregiver Support Program: There’s Help for You! Caregiving and Intimacy Complimentary breakfast and lunch provided.   WJCT Studios 100 Festival Park Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Registration at 8:30 a.m. Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is free. To register, call 904.407.6790, or visit bit.ly/veteranscaregiver2016. To request complimentary respite care for your loved one, call Aging True Community Senior Services at 904.807.1319 by Friday, September 16.  

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Y Kids Triathlon 09/09/2016

McArthur Family YMCA

Friday, September 9, 2016 Swim, bike and run at the McArthur Family YMCA’s annual Y Kids Triathlon, open to kids ages 4–10. After the triathlon, join us for a celebration party! Registration includes an event draw-string bag, a medal for each participant and a lot of fun for the whole family. For more information and to register your child, visit the Welcome Center or call 904.261.1080, or click the link below to register online. Race Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Cost: $20 members/nonmembers Register Now

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AOA at Sea 09/12/2016

Arlington Family YMCA, Baker County Family YMCA, Barco-Newton Family YMCA, Brooks Family YMCA, Dye Clay Family YMCA, Flagler Center Family YMCA, Johnson Family YMCA, McArthur Family YMCA, Ponte Vedra Family YMCA, St. Augustine Family YMCA, Williams Family YMCA, YMCA at the Bank of America Tower

Are you an active older adult (AOA) age 50 or better?  If so, then we’re cruisin’ to the Bahamas!  Join Y members from the Florida’s First Coast for a 5 day/4 night cruise to the Cococay and Nassau, Bahamas on the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas. Your cruise experience includes: Cabin accommodations (double occupancy) including taxes and gratuity All onboard meals and non-alcoholic beverages Onboard entertainment Roundtrip charter bus transportation to Port Canaveral* Pre-Cruise Prep Party Y Cruisin’ 2016 T-shirt ITINERARY Departing Port Canaveral on Monday, September 12 at 4:00pm – Returning on Friday September 16 at 7:00am. Monday, September 12 – Depart Port Canaveral Tuesday, September 13 – Cococay Bahamas Wednesday, September 14 – Nassau Bahamas Thursday, September 15 – Cruising at Sea Friday, September 16 – Arrive Port Canaveral Cost: $450 per person (double occupancy) Deposit due: $250 due February 14 Balance due: June 28 Only 30 cabins available! Reserve yours today. *Transportation provided…

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Camp Boom 09/16/2016

Arlington Family YMCA, Baker County Family YMCA, Barco-Newton Family YMCA, Brooks Family YMCA, Camp Immokalee, Dye Clay Family YMCA, Flagler Center Family YMCA, Johnson Family YMCA, McArthur Family YMCA, Ponte Vedra Family YMCA, St. Augustine Family YMCA, Williams Family YMCA, YMCA at the Bank of America Tower

September 16 – 18 Camp Immokalee 6765 Camp Immokalee Road Keystone Heights, FL 32656 If you’ve never been to summer camp or if you have not been to camp since you were a kid, then here’s your chance. Join us for our 2nd Annual Camp Boom (formerly AOA Goes to Camp) for adults age 50 and better! Enjoy three days of fun, laughs, adventure and s’mores at the YMCA Camp Immokalee! Experience camp as an active adult with a variety of activities that include zip lining, archery, fishing and canoeing. Enjoy s’mores by the camp fire, a late night movie and the Saturday Night Disco Party. Each morning, participate in yoga, Tai Chi and morning devotional. Registration includes lodging, five meals, snacks, camp t-shirt and all activities.  Visit Camp Immokalee online to see photos of the camp grounds, outdoor activities and more by clicking here. DAY 1 1:00pm – Check-in/Volunteer Sign-up 2:00pm – Tour and History of Camp Immokalee…

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Arlington YMCA Open House 09/17/2016

Arlington Family YMCA

Join the fun at the Arlington YMCA! We’re opening our doors to the City of Jacksonville and the Arlington Community on Saturday, September 17 to show you all the Arlington Y offers you and your family. This FREE event will include food, fun and activities to help you live a healthier and more active life. If you become a member that day, we’ll waive the joining fee! We can’t wait to see you there! Arlington YMCA Saturday, September 17 1:00pm – 5:00pm Open House Activities KidZone Fun Exercise Demonstrations Blood pressure screenings And so much more! Open House Group Exercise Schedule Body Pump 1:30pm-2:30pm 4:00pm-5:00pm Yoga 2:15pm-3:15pm 3:30pm-4:15pm Zumba 3:00pm-3:45pm   Arlington YMCA 10131 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32225 904.744.2233

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Swampman 100 09/17/2016

Baker County Family YMCA

Saturday, September 17 Race starts at 7:30am at the BAKER COUNTY FAMILY YMCA 136 West Lowder Street | Macclenny FL 32063 It’s time for the annual Swampman 100, a cycling event through the Osceola Forest that is open to all ages and all skill levels. Enjoy a short distance ride or challenge yourself with a longer route. Detailed maps will be given to all riders, and sag stops will have plenty of water, fruits and snacks to refuel. After the ride, enjoy a delicious meal with fellow riders and make new friends along the way. For registration information, call the Baker County Y at 904.259.0898 or register online. REGISTRATION Now through August 31: $40 September 1 and after: $50 Ride Lengths • 15 miles • 37 miles • 51 miles • 74 miles • 104 miles

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Fashion For A Cause 09/24/2016

Williams Family YMCA

Join us for a day of fun and fashion during this year’s charity event. Your ticket includes an all access pass to a champagne toast, plated brunch with cocktail, silent auction, live auction, a gift bag, as well as wine raffles during an interactive show featuring the latest in cool southern fashions. Everyone is invited to attend! Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM STONEWOOD GRILL & TAVERN 3832 Baymeadows Road Jacksonville, FL 32217 TICKETS: $50 before September 18. $60 at the door. Call 904.292.1660 or visit the Williams Family YMCA (10415 San Jose Blvd.) to purchase your tickets today. Or, click here to purchase your tickets online: BUY TICKETS Download a flyer >>

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St. Augustine Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run 02/19/2017

Join us for the newest BEACH 5K in the country’s oldest city – the 2nd Annual YMCA Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, February 19. The race will begin on St. Augustine Beach from the pier and head north toward Anastasia State Park on beautiful flat beach! There will be a live DJ from Beach 105.5 and a raffle at the end of the race for some great prizes. Dressing up is encouraged! YMCA Mardi Gras 5K and Fun Run SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 St. Augustine Beach Pier 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Our Cause Each year, the St. Augustine YMCA awards more than $100,000 in membership, swim lessons, summer camp and other program participation fees to individuals and families in our community. Funds raised in this event will ensure that no one will be turned away from the St. Augustine YMCA because of inability to pay. Registration Registration is available at the St. Augustine Family…

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