Duneland Family YMCA
The Duneland Family YMCA is at 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. For information, call (219) 926-4204 or visit dunelandymca.org.
Emerald City Hustle 5K Run & Walk
The 2013 Emerald City Hustle 5K Run & Walk is scheduled for Sept. 14 to raise funds for the Duneland Family YMCA Fitness Department. This race is keeping the spirit of the Wizard of Oz alive in Chesterton by continuing its family-friendly theme. Registration is being accepted online at thtiming.com or at the Duneland YMCA Member Service Desk. The cost is $20 with a shirt and $15 without a shirt. Registrations taken after Aug. 29 and on race day will be $25.
Before/After School Care Registration
Registration is now being accepted for the School Age Child Care Program. With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y after school programs serve kindergartners through sixth-grade students with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. Discounted rates are available for members. If you are not a member the Joiner's fee is being waived for School Age Child Care participants. Call (219) 921-0183 for more information about this program.
Community Wellness Nurse
A Porter Regional Hospital Community Wellness Nurse will be at the Duneland YMCA to administer free Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar/Body Mass Index screenings from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 28.
Parents Night Out
Every Friday night from 6 to 9:30 p.m., parents can use the Parents Night Out program and stop worrying about finding a sitter. Trained YMCA staff have organized and fun activities planned to keep each child’s attention. From arts and crafts to gym time it is never a dull moment on Friday evenings at the Y. The cost for members is $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. The nonmember rate is $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. Reservations must be made by Thursday of each week.