Fred Ciotti Memorial Race Every spring hundreds of runners & walkers lace up their sneakers for our annual Fred Ciotti Memorial Race. This year for our 29th year we will be hosting a Color Run on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Registration begins at 7:00am with all races starting at 9:00am. We offer a 5K run where the top 3 female and male runners will receive a trophy. Our color run you get to choose to run the 3 miles, 2 miles, or 1 mile. All proceeds from our Color it Blue for Autism Color Run will be used towards our Autism Support Programs. If you are interested in sponsoring the race, contact James Wiggins.
Click here for the 2023 application
Healthy Kids Day This completely FREE community event is an afternoon of fun, games, and prizes designed to promote healthy choices and quality family time. We’ll have community professionals, safety demos, youth and adult fitness classes, giveaways, and live entertainment. Join us Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 12:00-2:00pm
Annual Craft Show Each spring, the Y’s craft show showcases the talents of local vendors. There is always a wide variety of crafty vendors selling items like homemade jewelry, hair accessories, doll clothing, seasonal decorations, etc.; hand knit scarves, towels, blankets, etc.; local foods, like maple syrup, honey, chocolates, and baked goods; and so many more. There is always tasty refreshments and baked goods available for purchase. There is a donation of $1.00 at the craft show entrance for a chance at the door prizes.
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS PROGRAM – Combating Social Isolation – volunteers needed
Here’s what you need to know
- Volunteers are matched and routinely connect with program participants experiencing social isolation by way of home visit as well as telephonic or virtual connections as appropriate.
- You will get to know program participants over 6-8 months by identifying their hobbies, preferences, needs etc.
- Volunteers help identify needs such as food, transportation, and safety concerns and connects participants to resources and communities.
- Volunteer must be 18 years or older
- Volunteers will be trained by program staff and asked to volunteer for 6-8 months minimum.
Please visit GREATER CARBONDALE YMCA to apply
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Get your foursome together and plan to spend the afternoon with other fun-loving golfers! Be treated to light refreshments before you tee off. Then enjoy 18 holes of golf with special prizes for “closest to the pin”, “longest drive” and more! “On the turn”, stop for a cold beverage. Once all golf is completed, feast on a buffet and relax as prizes are awarded and the Tournament Champs are crowned. Round up your crew for Saturday, June 10, 2023.
Summer Carnival – A night of family fun with games, bounce houses, dunk tank, balloon animals, refreshments & more all at family-friendly pricing!
Fall Mum Sale – Making your fall colorful!
Hardy 9″ mums in a variety of beautiful colors. $8.00 each. Pre-order (and prepay) at the Member Service desk. Pick up is first come, first serve.
Join us for our 8th annual Fall Festival! Pumpkin painting; live entertainment; refreshments, games and activities for the whole family like Donut On A String, Horse & Pony Rides, Face Painting, BINGO, the Party Bike, Touch a Truck and more! More, like our Cookie Walk, where you can purchase a container and fill it with delicious, gourmet cookies. We will have this year’s event on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
Attic Treasures and More Vendor Fair: There is always a wide variety of crafty vendors selling items like homemade jewelry, hair accessories, doll clothing, seasonal decorations, etc.; hand knit scarves, towels, blankets, etc.; local foods, like maple syrup, honey, chocolates, and baked goods; and so many more. We also have many vendors with Flea Market finds! There is a $1.00 donation at the entrance for a chance at the door prizes.
The YMCA Christmas festival is held in conjunction with the City of Carbondale’s annual light parade. At the festival you can find something for everyone in your family. An array of games, food, and crafts are available throughout the night. We hold Elf or Grinch School and have FREE pictures with Santa. Also, we have an awesome Christmas basket raffle with over 200 baskets to choose from!! Around 6:30pm we head outside to watch the light parade as it ventures down main street. We have our 13th annual Christmas Festival planned for Saturday, December 2, 2023. .
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS & STAFF! ALL OF OUR EVENTS ARE A SUCCESS BECAUSE OF YOU!!!!!!!!