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Greater Kansas City YMCA Events

YMCA Summer Games

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Atchison Family YMCA
321 Commercial St, Atchison, KS 66002

Join the Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center for some summer fun and friendly competition! Create a team of 4-6 players and compete with your peers. The winning team will receive championship shirts. Games will be held on Thursdays, starting July 25 and ending August 15, with events such as sand volleyball, track and field, swimming and cornhole. Register online, at the welcome center or call 913.367.4948.

Teen Night at Linwood

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Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center
3800 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64128

Join us at the Linwood Y for Teen Night on Friday, July 26! This event is for grades 6th-12th. Activities include dinner, swimming, basketball, volleyball, arts and crafts, board games and a monthly theme activity. Register at the Welcome Center or online.

AOA Book Club "Someone Else's Shoes"

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Active Older Adult Events

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Someone Else's Shoes" by Jojo Moyes. Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life, but in the meantime, she must scramble to cope.
 
You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks, and guests are always welcome! Must bring your own copy.

"Newsies" at the New Theatre & Restaurant

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Active Older Adult Events

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Olathe Family YMCA
9229 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212

Disney's Newsies musical spins the inspirational tale of Jack Kelly - a charismatic newsboy who dreams of a better life. When the unscrupulous newspaper tycoon, Joseph Pulitzer, raises prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack along with spitfire reporter, Katherine Plummer, rouse the downtrodden "newsies" to stand up against Pulitzer and fight for what's right! Includes a generous meal and show; choice of coffee, tea or soft drink; $2 drink gratuity; and staff escort. Transportation is on our own and parking is free. Payment secures your ticket. Y members are welcomed to invite friends and family to join them.

Cost per ticket is $41 if paid by July 26; $46 thereafter.
 
No refunds after July 26th

AOA Book Club "Killer of a Certain Age"

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Active Older Adult Events

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061
The group will discuss "Killers of a Certain Age" by Deanna Raybourn. Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that's their secret weapon. They've spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they're sixty years old, four women friends can't just retire - it's kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills. When the team is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they've been marked for death. Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They're about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman-and a killer-of a certain age.
 
You are welcomed to bring your lunch or snacks, and guests are always welcome! Must bring your own copy.

Overnight Trip to St. Louis

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Active Older Adult Events

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Olathe Family YMCA
21400 W 153rd St, Olathe, KS 66061

Join us for an overnight trip to St. Louis, Mo. Our first stop will be at the Chandler Hill Vineyards for brunch and a mimosa. After lunch, we will experience the National Museum of Transportation for a self-guided tour. From there, we will check-in to the Drury Inn for some time to unwind and enjoy dinner and beverages at the hotel. Next, we will enjoy an outdoor wolf informative talk, s'mores, lemonade and wolf howl at the Endangered Wolf Center. After the wolf howl, we return to the hotel.

The next day will be breakfast at the hotel before we head to Andy's Produce 3 Market to shop for produce, flowers, jams, baked goods etc. After the market, we will visit the Missouri Meerschaum Company's corn cob pipe factory and Washington Museum. Following these stops, we will have lunch at Marquardt's Landing. After lunch, we will stop at Olivino Tasting Bar for an olive oil and balsamic tasting. Our final stop will be a chocolate and wine tasting at Triple 3 Vineyard.

Tour price includes round trip motor coach transportation, brunch, National Museum of Transportation, hotel, dinner, wolf howl, breakfast at the hotel, Missouri Meerschaum corn cob pipe factory tour, Washington Museum, lunch at Marquardt's Landing, Olivino Tasting Bar olive oil and balsamic tasting, wine tasting and staff escort.
 
Minimum of 35 to take the trip at this price with a maximum of 38 spots available. Secure yours by paying at the Welcome Center. No refunds possible after August 1. **Early-bird registration goes through August 1. Members are welcome to bring family or guests on this trip. Bus departs the Olathe Y at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, and returns Thursday, September 19, around 8:30 p.m. Driver's gratuity ($2-$3/per DAY) is not included.

NASM Personal Training Certification

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Training and Certification

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North Kansas City YMCA
1999 Iron St, North Kansas City, MO 64116

The Y offers Certified Personal Training instruction, accredited through NASM, that will help you become a nationally-certified personal trainer. These 22 sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between October 1 and December 12. The deadline for registration is September 17. Register at the Welcome Center or online.

Babysitter Training with Pediatric First Aid/CPR

Training and Certification

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Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center
8601 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66112
Youth Development Services

Babysitter's Training provides youth planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave, and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. Course also includes Red Cross First Aid certification.

New Theatre & Restaurant - "Old-Fashioned Family Murder"

A photo of the interior of the New Theatre and Restaurant without patrons, the light bars on stage and on the ceiling are lit up in rainbow colors.

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Olathe Family YMCA
9229 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212

Old-Fashioned Family Murder: In 1942, a junior homicide detective stumbles upon the murder of a famed mystery writer. Trapped in a mansion with several suspects, he finds himself outmatched by the cunning of the killer. His only hope in solving the case -- his mystery-loving mother, who luckily is trapped in the mansion with him!

Cost per ticket is $41 if paid by October 11; $46 thereafter. Includes a generous meal and show; choice of coffee, tea or soft drink; $2 drink gratuity and staff escort. Transportation is on our own with free parking. Y members are welcomed to invite friends and family to join them.

No refunds after October 11th