YWCA Tri-County Area is a leader in empowering young girls to live boldly and choose wisely, teaching them how to make healthy choices in all aspect of their lives - socially, emotionally and physically. Through YW3CA programming, girls learn to become leaders advocating for themselves and others in and around their communities with a strong emphasis and focus on cultivating ideas centered around the economic empowerment of women and girls and eliminating racism.
The 3rd Annual All.Girl! Leadership and Wellness Convention brings girls in 3rd to 12th grade together for a fun, interactive, empowering day. Grouped by grade level, attendees will join workshops on topics such as stress management, self-resiliency, leadership, self-defense, financial literacy, social change, and conflict management. It is our aim that your daughter walk away with a new sense of determination and grit, understanding that she can make a difference in her own life and others around her while cultivating new friendships and perhaps, strengthening old ones.
It is a day of fun... It is a day of learning... It is a day of discovery... It is a day of "I CAN!"
For more information contact Kristie Piacine at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We need volunteers! Contact Kristie Piacine if you can help out!
at Pottstown High School Grigg Memorial Field
at Pottstown High School Grigg Memorial Stadium. The game begins at 6:30pm and the senior recognition will be 30 minutes before.
On October 2nd 2017 Red Cloud Kung Fu will start admitting children 3 -5 years of age for lessons on Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu. Lil' Red Cloud Kung Fu classes offer a structured yet fun approach to learning Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu a Northern style of martial arts. Children learn to say "I can do it!" as well at to learn respect for their elders by saying "yes Sir/Mam, no Sir/Mam". They will also learn how to share and care for one another. Most important is the emphasis on when to use their Kung Fu knowledge for 1 of 2 reasons. First for self defense when mental self defense does not work. And second, when practicing at the Kwon (school) or at home. Sifu Jose A. Knight will energize and motivate your child to be their best! Bronze Membership $40.00 per month Membership includes two classes per week. Each class is 1 hour. Silver Membership $60.00 per month Membership includes 3 classes per week. Each class is 1 hour. Gold Membership $80.00 per month Membership includes 5 classes per week. Each class is 1 hour. Other times are available please call Sifu Jose A. Knight at 484-948-0657 for more information.
The 32nd Annual Patriotic 5K returns to Pottstown for July 4, 2017. Registration begins at The Hill School at 7 AM and the races starts promptly at 8 AM. Location address is 160 - 164 Sheridan Street.
Wear your red, white, and blue proudly and join in a tradition 3 decades old and still "running."
Registration is just $25 if postmarked by June 19 and $30 afterwards or on race day. Paper registrations available at Borough Hall - Parks and Rec.
OR REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=1199
Awards for 1st Male and Female Overall and 1st Female and Male Masters.
3 M&F in 14 & under ; 15-19 ; 20-24 ; 25-29 ; 30-34 ; 35-39 ; 40-44 ; 45-49 ; 50-54 ; 55-59 ; 60-64 ; 65-69 ; 70 and over.
A free event with free family fun, youth activities and prizes brought to you by iBall, join us in Memorial Park to celebrate the 4th of July holiday with a day of food and fun.
Fit for Life and the Pottstown YMCA are partnering up to offer the community a free outdoor Zumba class at Memorial Park on Wednesday evening. Zumba combines dance and fitness for a fun workout. Families, adults and children are invited to come out and move it with this free and fun workout.
Pottstown Memorial Park lawn near pavilion and splash park. The park's address is 75 W. King St. but you'll want to use the park entrance near the intersection of Manatawny & W. 2nd Streets.
The Mercury Mile is a community 1-mile walk and everyone's invited (friends, family and even pets). It's weekly and will happen every Wednesday at noon but the location will change from week to week.
Former Pottstown High School basketball player and State Champion Howard Brown, founder of iBall United, will host this week's walk and talk about the upcoming Pottstown Sports Carnival which will be part of the Pottstown GoFourth Festival activities. Come to the walk to learn more about the free recreational activity.
The Pottstown Rumble is a 4 day fun-filled event the Thursday after fathers day through the following Sunday. Along with amazing competition at all levels of the tournament, the Rumble offers plenty of other activities. The Rumble starts off Thursday with the Dream in Gold Clinic hosted by 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May with her Father Butch May – 1964 Olympian. Friday brings our Pottstown Rumble Juniors, Men's Masters and Women's Masters Grass Doubles Tournaments. Saturday morning starts off with a bang with a beefed up fireworks show as over 2,000 players eagerly wait to start their day. Saturday afternoon brings Women's Pro Finals to center court while the Men's Pro division wraps up Sunday evening competing for the $5,000 first place prize. There will be gourmet food, clothing vendors, an on-site massage therapist, and high-energy music throughout the weekend!! All visitors welcome!!
All registrations are first come first serve! You will be notified prior to registering if you are NOT at the main field. Anyone registering after June 20th will be charged a late fee of $20 per entry, this includes walk-on's if space is available. Walk-on's will most certainly be playing on one of our satellite fields.
Register at https://pottstownrumble.com/index.php
The Rumble is also a great destination for spectators, offering local food trucks and a Sly Fox Biergarten.
This is a 5-session course that teaches kids water safety and basic swimming skills that help reduce the risk of drowning and builds confidence in and around water.
A typical session includes:
-Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
-Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
-Specific safety topics like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
-Fun activities that reinforce skills
Safety Around Water is free to participants. It is open to anyone in the community who wants their children to learn how to be safe in and around water.
Stop by the Pottstown YMCA to sign up for a time slot. Time slots are limited, so sign up today.
Classes are held daily from June 12th-16th
Throughout the colonial time period, gardens were cultivated not only for their beauty but as an important source for useful commodities. Join us as we explore how herbs were used in everything from tasty food dishes to medicinal concoctions. In the kitchen, watch the cooks prepare historic dishes, and young visitors can create make-and-take herbal crafts. At 1:00 pm, master gardener Jane Irvin-Klotz will present her talk “Lavender, Wow, I didn’t know that!” Experience the many practical, and pretty, purposes of 18th century herbs!
All ages; suggested donation $2 per person
Celebrate Life. Remember. Fight Back.
Learn more at: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=79742&pg=entry
YWCA Tri-County Area (YW3CA) is hosting the Inaugural Race Against Racism. In conjunction with Stand Against Racism, the run supports racial justice education and advocacy programs with a fun color-powder twist. Join us for family friendly fun that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and inclusion. Funds will support future racial justice programming and events provided by YW3CA.
Red Cloud Kung Fu teaches Tien Sha Pai, a Northern
Kung Fu style that provides correct body alignment, agility
and strength. Learn how Kung Fu can give you flexibility,
endurance and coordination all while learning the fundamentals
of a traditional and powerful martial art. You will
learn the 10 basic stretching exercises, stances, punches
and kicks in an intense but fun workout. You will learn selfdefense,
gain confidence and feel more energetic. Please
wear loose and comfortable clothing and sneakers, bring a
towel, water, and your enthusiasm.
Dr. Rod Gabel of Yucha Medical Pain Management and Chiropractic Rehabilitation will be discussing how to overcome the symptoms of arthritis and how to feel better faster through the integration of medicine and chiropractic. Plus time to spend with your friends. Light lunch will be provided by the YMCA.
- Light lunch will be provided by the YMCA (optional: bring a dessert)
- Must be a Full Member, ages 60 and up
- Sign up is required by February 5, 2017