News
 
Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest

(DALLAS, TX – Oct. 21, 2016) New owners. New menu items. Same old dive.

Stan’s Blue Note on Lower Greenville may be undergoing some renovations (and by that we mean they’ve cleaned the restrooms and planted a tree on the patio), but your favorite neighborhood sports bar still serves up good vibes, 50-plus draft beers on tap, and continuous sports action on 27 big screens. And now Dallas’ oldest, continuously operated drinking establishment is dishing out good food for a good cause, too.

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues Stan’s is “Feeding the Cure” by donating $1 of every food item purchased to support breast cancer research. Whether you’re watching the Red River Showdown, the Cowboys, or the Rangers, Stan’s Almost Famous ½ Pound Burgers and Beef Dogs are the perfect accompaniment – and you’ll be making a difference in the fight against cancer. Any menu item counts, so drop by the tap house today, enjoy a drink or three, and eat up. Make it by on a Monday and you can try Gabe’s made-from-scratch spaghetti and meatballs for only $6.99.

Stan’s Blue Note | 2908 Greenville Ave. | 214-827-1977  

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest

 (ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 21, 2016) As Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues, Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor encourages everyone to help “Feed the Cure.” Throughout October, $2 of every appetizer purchased will be donated to support breast cancer research.

From Calamari and Fresh Catch Crab Claws to Messy Cheese Fries, Cajun Tamales, and Fried Green Tomatoes, Dodie’s has a big and tasty selection of appetizers to choose from.

Dodie’s continues its commitment to community through its “Feed the Cure” promotion, and invites everyone to stop in, enjoy a platter piled high with Seafood Nachos or any other item from the Appetizer Menu, and help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

Look for Dodie’s discount coupons in the Garland Symphony Orchestra season ticket package, too!  And make plans to join Dodie’s for its Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Stay tuned for details.

For reservations, catering service, or to book your holiday party, call 972-771-0004 or visit DodiesAtTheHarbor.com.

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest

(FRISCO, TX—September 12, 2016) The Frisco Family YMCA is making it easier to keep your family moving this fall. Take advantage of membership and personal training discounts, as well as CPR and babysitting classes, group exercise classes, youth sports, Adventure Guides and Parent’s Night Out.

Join the Y for $10

Join the Y this September and your Joiner's Fee is only $10. Join a team, join a class, join new friends. Get active, get healthy, get involved. There's something for everyone at the Y.

Parents’ Night Out

Let your little ones join us for crazy games, fun times, movie and pizza while you enjoy a date night. We're offering Parents Night Out from 6 to 10pm Saturday, September 24th.

PNO is open to ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. The kids play games, have adventures, make crafts, watch a movie and more in a safe and fun environment. Drinks and dinner included! Bring a friend along, too - make it twice as nice!

The cost is $22 (member rate); $18 per additional child. Nonmembers welcome, too! The non-member rate is $27, and $23 per additional child.

You must register before Tuesday, September 20th. Spaces are limited so register today! For more information, call 214-297-9622.

CPR and Babysitting Classes

CPR Class is a Heartsaver course geared towards the general public and is not for nurses or other people who may need a Healthcare provider class. Students will learn basic First Aid and CPR for infants, children, and adults.

The Frisco Y’s Babysitting Training Class can also be scheduled for Girl Scout Troops and youth groups for personal sessions. First Aid and CPR basics will be covered, but not certified.

First Aid and Babysitting classes are held the third Saturday of every month. Our next Babysitting Course is Saturday, October 15th from 9:00am to 12:00pm, followed by a First Aid/CPR course from 1 to 4:30pm

Youth Sports

Winter basketball registration opens September 15th!

Coaches meetings will be held the first week of November, with the season beginning December 3. There will be a winter break December 17-December 31. The preschool season ends January 28, the recreation season ends February 11 and there is a competitive tournament February 18.

All divisions younger than 8 years old (PreK - 7u) are coed. Divisions for 8-12 years old will have divisions for both girls and boys.

Visit www.friscoymca.org for complete information. 

Fall Small Fry Classes (3-5 yrs) These are scheduled 45 minute classes on Saturdays for boys and girls ages 3-5. The goal of this program is to teach the basics of team sports such as T-Ball, Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball and much more. YMCA Coaches teach these classes that are a building block for kids to then join the league format games.

Held at the Frisco Family YMCA, there are four sessions each. Cost is $38 for Y members, $59 for non-members. Register now for soccer in September. Basketball will be taught in October and football in November.

For more information, contact Zachary Bergquist, Sports Director, at 214-297-9622 or email zbergquist@ymcadallas.org.

Adventure Guides & Princesses

The Adventure Guide and Princess programs for Grades K-3 aims to strengthen the bond between fathers and their children through activities that allow them to spend quality time together. The program involves community, nature, family and fun. The Guide and Princess program builds memories that will last a lifetime.

Registration for the fall campout is open. The campout at Camp Classen in Davis, Oklahoma is Oct. 21-23. Visit the Frisco Family YMCA website to register and see the schedule of events for 2016-17.

For more information, contact Mark Hull, Adventure Guides Coordinator, at 214-297-9622 or email mhull@ymcadallas.org.

Personal Training

Kick Start Appointments Are you new to the Y or need a little assistance getting started on your wellness path? Let us help you get started. Sign up today for a free 1-hour consultation with one of Frisco Family YMCA’s amazing personal trainers today! You can register at the member services desk. It’s a complimentary appointment to learn how you can get started in at the Y.

You still have time to take advantage of the Find Your Fit Personal Training Special. Available through September 19, if you buy 12 sessions you get 1 free, and if you buy 24 sessions you get 2 free. You can check it our here, but you must drop by the Y to sign up.

If you have any questions, ask at our Welcome Center or connect with Nicole Golding, Membership Director, at 214-297-9622 or email ngolding@ymcadallas.org

Group Classes

With a YMCA membership, the Frisco Family YMCA offers a variety of free, group exercise classes to help members reach their fitness goals. Our updated Group Exercise Schedule offers more opportunities and more time slots for group exercise classes like our new INSANITY™!

In addition to INSANITY™ now offered Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30am, the Frisco Family YMCA has three other new group workout options – Hitt Fusion offered Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15-6:00am; Core Express offered Tuesday and Thursday from 8-8:25am; and Step class offered on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:00am. Click here to find your class.

Questions? Contact Nikki Golding, Membership and Wellness Director, at 214-297-9622 orngolding@ymcadallas.org

Employment Opportunities

The Frisco Y is seeking Nationally Certified Personal Trainers, Child Watch Attendants, and a Member Services Representative to join the Y Family! Qualified applicants must be sharp, have a kind heart, smiling face, positive attitude, and a genuine desire to help people and connect with the community. The Y offers a flexible work schedule and fun atmosphere.

Contact Nikki Golding, ngolding@ymcadallas.org, 214-297-9622.

Frisco Family YMCA

3415 W. Main St

Frisco, TX 75034
(P) 214 297 9622

www.ymcadallas.org/locations/frisco

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest
Rockwall YMCA board members Dr. Bart Miller, Dr. Frank Miller and Grant Miller.

(ROCKWALL, TX – SEPTEMBER 12, 2016) J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is making it easier to keep your family moving this fall. Take advantage of membership and personal training discounts, as well as group exercise classes, youth sports, Adventure Guides and the Lunch and Learn series.

Join the Y for $10

Join the Y this September and your Joiner's Fee is only $10. Join a team, join a class, join new friends. Get active, get healthy, get involved. There's something for everyone at the Y.

Lunch and Learn

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA's 2016-17 Lunch & Learn series begins this month. Generally held on the third Thursday of the month at noon, topics that are important for health and well-being will be covered. Lunch is provided!

To kick off this year's series on Sept. 15, the topic will be rehab: Know the difference between acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing and outpatient home health. Presented by Brian Abraham from Mesquite Rehabilitation Institute.

Call 972-772-9622 for more information.

Three generations on Rockwall Y Board

The JER Chilton YMCA reached a special milestone in its history when it recently welcomed third generation member Grant Miller to its Board of Managers. Grant joins his grandfather Dr. Frank Miller and father Dr. Bart Miller, who each currently serve on the Board.

The Miller family has been a mainstay at the YMCA in Rockwall since 1969 when Frank served as the first Board Chair. Frank was also responsible for leading a campaign fundraising effort that resulted in the Y's current gymnasium.

"I have appreciated the opportunity to participate in leadership at the Rockwall YMCA since its beginning," Frank said. "I am very proud to see my son Bart take such an interest in the YMCA and volunteer his time as a Board Member. And now my grandson Grant is serving as Youth Board Member this year. What a family legacy! I am proud beyond words!"

Frank's son Bart joined the Board back in 2003. Bart has practiced at Rockwall

Crossing Orthodontics for the past 13 years and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists. Like his father Frank, Bart joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned as Surface Warfare Officer, accepted into the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program, and served on board the guided-missile cruiser, USS Truxtun, stationed in Washington state.

"The Y has been a part of my life as long as I can remember," Bart said. "It is nice to be a part of an organization that is based on Christian values. And what a blessing to have served with my Dad on the Board and now my son!"

Grant's membership on the Board marks the first time in JER Chilton YMCA history that three generations have served on its Board of Managers.

"It's an honor to serve on a Board where I am following in the footsteps of two men whom I have looked up to growing up," Grant said. JER Chilton YMCA Executive Director Bonnie LaVielle said in order to bring a millennial perspective to its Board, the Y decided to select three high school students, including Grant, to join its Board.

"What an honor it is to have a family like the Millers who are so involved in the community be such great leaders in our YMCA," LaVielle said.

Youth Sports

FALL SPORTS SET TO BEGIN!

Fall sports have kicked off in a big way at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA, with a record number of young athletes participating in soccer, volleyball, flag football and small fry.

We have 60 soccer teams, 14 volleyball teams, 15 flag football teams, and 10 small fry teams ready to take on the season. Our youth sports program focuses on teamwork, fun, fair play, skills development, and character building. YMCA coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game.

YMCA Sports Director Bill Cadman gave a rundown of the upcoming season to coaches of the Y's soccer program at a coaches' meeting held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Nebbie Williams Elementary School. The meeting also included a special presentation on concussions by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall's Robert Stark, Jr., M.D.

For more information on sports at the Rockwall Y, contact Bill Cadman, Sports Director, at 972-772-9622 or bcadman@ymcadallas.org.

Group Exercise Classes

Keep up with all the new classes – like Let’s Dance offered Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:30pm and Cycle class offered Friday at 9:30am. Find your class on the class schedules page on the Rockwall Y website or follow J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall on Facebook.

Personal Training

You still have time to take advantage of the Find Your Fit Personal Training Special. Available through September 19, if you buy 12 sessions you get 1 free, and if you buy 24 sessions you get 2 free. You can check it our here, but you must drop by the Y to sign up. 

Adventure Guides Program

Registration for Adventure Guides 2016-2017 school year has begun. YMCA Adventure Guides is about adventures, father/child experiences and the building of life-long memories. It is a program designed to strengthen the relationship and bond between dads and their children between the ages of K-4th grade.

Events coming up in the fallare the Induction Ceremony Oct. 1, Pumpkin Carving Oct. 9th and the Fall Campout at Camp Grady Spruce Oct. 21-23.

Registration is open for the Fall Campout. Visit the website at jerchiltonymca.org to register and for a complete list of scheduled events.

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall

1210 N Goliad St, Rockwall, TX 75087

972-772-9622

www.ymcadallas.org/locations/jerchiltonymca

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest
Mathnasium-Multiplication-Madness-2016-FB-art-640-

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 2, 2016) For the past several years, Mathnasium Learning Center of Rockwall-Heath has been helping kids in Pre-K through 12th grade better understand math, overcome homework frustration, and “make math make sense.” Owners Bob and Becky Barnes are excited to announce that Mathnasium will once again host a FREE, fun and educational program for area children this fall.

Multiplication Madness is open to students in 3rd through 6th grade over the course of four Friday evenings in October.

“This is a great opportunity for Rockwall area students to hone their multiplication skills in an engaging and entertaining environment. We take four Fridays in the fall of each year to host one hour sessions where children can practice their multiplication facts while playing games,” explained Bob.

This year’s Multiplication Madness events will take place Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at the learning center, located at 1300 E. Ralph Hall Parkway. Each session will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. As the children rotate from station to station, they will play “Card Sharks,”  “Multiplication Wrap Ups,” “Jeopardy” and “Flash Master.” The evening will end with a large group Multiplication BINGO game. All children will be awarded a door prize as a reward for a good math workout.

“Becky and I believe that children don’t really hate math; they hate being intimidated by something in which they are not confident. This is a chance for children to practice their multiplication in a non-threatening environment,” Bob said. “It’s our core belief that most any child can succeed at math. We look forward to introducing multiplication to children in a fun and entertaining way and we are excited about helping every child reach their potential in math by teaching in a way that makes sense to them.”

For more information about Multiplication Madness, call 972-722-6000, visit mathnasium.com/rockwall-heath or stop in at 1300 E. Ralph Hall Pkwy, Suite 102, Rockwall TX 75032

About Mathnasium

Mathnasium of Rockwall-Heath has been offering math instruction and homework help to local students since 2010. With more than 30 years experience in education, Bob and Becky Barnes are passionate about helping children grow to love and appreciate the importance of math in their lives. Through assessments, customized learning plans and specially trained instructors, the Mathnasium program provides foundation and support for students to succeed at each level – elementary school, middle school and high school. For more information, visit mathnasium.com/rockwall-heath or call 972-722-6000.

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest

Show includes expanded categories, artwork of students with special needs

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 7, 2016) Record crowds are expected at Rockwall Art League’s Annual Fine Art Show & Sale, now in its 16th year at Rockwall Rotary Hall, 408 S. Goliad St.

Open to the public, this free event runs Friday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 16, with an Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.  Saturday’s reception provides an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle with participating artists as well as the show judge.

This year there will be seven different categories of art on display: Oil; Acrylic; Water Media (watercolor, gouache); Photography; Drawing (graphite, pastel, pen and ink, colored pencil, charcoal, watercolor pencil); 3-Dimensional Sculpture; and Mixed Media;. Cash prizes of $200 for first place and $100 for second place will be awarded in each category, as well as $500 for Best of Show. Participating artists may enter a total of three pieces.

“The show grows in size and scope each year, and offers a little bit of something for everyone,” said Jim Bryant, President of the Rockwall Art League. “This year, 3-D Sculpture will be its own category. And we are happy to feature the works of our ArtReach students with special needs.”

Bryant said that as the show expands, so does the need for additional space. “Our committee chairs are actively searching for a larger venue for future shows. The Rotary Club has been a very supportive partner – and Rotary Hall has served us well – but in the future we will need a larger venue to feature more artists and welcome more art lovers.”

One area that continues to grow in popularity is photography. The RAL expects more contestants to enter this category this year, as more artists showcase their creativity in the field using digital enhancements. “It’s an exciting medium,” said Bryant, “and it’s attracting a lot of attention.”

The 2016 show will be judged by nationally known artist Ellen Soderquist, who is recognized for her intelligent and sensuous graphite drawings of the nude human body. As a teacher of life drawing, she advocates that her students learn the role of the nude in the history of art and that they communicate their ideas about humanity through their work. As a lecturer and author, she delves into the past to bring the complex relevance of the unclothed human body to the consciousness of contemporary culture. Soderquist is represented by Level Gallery in Dallas (www.levelgallery.com).

The call for entries is open until Tuesday, Sept. 20. For guidelines, entry forms and to learn more, visit rockwallartleague.org or email ral2016fallshow@gmail.com.

The 2016 Fine Art Show award sponsors include: American National Bank; Barbara Kelly, Independent Insurance Agent; Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Rowlett; BB&T Bank, Rockwall; Heritage GMB Buick Rockwall; Honda of Rockwall; Lakeside Bank of Rockwall; MidSouth Bank of Rockwall; Milestone Electric; North Star Bank of Rockwall; North Texas Appliance; Rockwall Ford; Southwest Kia; Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall (Best of Show sponsor, $500); and Toyota of Rockwall.

Other sponsors include Albright, Hill & Sumpter; Amica; Asel; Blue Ribbon News; Kroger; Rockwall Arts Alliance; Rockwall Old Town Shoppes; Springhill Suites by Marriott; The Flower Box; Tom Thumb; and Rockwall Women’s League.

The 2016 RAL Leadership Executive Board comprises President Jim Bryant; Immediate Past President Thom Loafman; Secretary Karen Perry; Treasurer Alisa Fulghum; and Parliamentarian Tori Jensen. Board members include John Grant, Exhibits Chair; Linda McCasland, Membership Chair; Betty Hoagland, Publicity Chair; Stephanie Grant, Member at Large. Other chairs and coordinators include Darlene Dittoe and Laura Anthony, Scholarship; Darlene Dittoe and Thom Loafman, Grants; JoAnn Etnier and Richard Lopez, Hospitality; Marga Rootlieb, Website; Ginny Hibbard, ArtReach; Darlene Dittoe, Workshops; Lindsey Reser, Newsletter; Linda McCasland, Studio Days; and Connie Hull, Young Marine Artist Search. 

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest

Duck sales underway at rockwallduckrace.org

Get ready to shake your tail feathers, because the Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta will return to the Harbor Saturday, Sept. 24 to make a splash for its 5thanniversary.

The Regatta serves as a fundraiser for local organizations Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County and Boys and Girls Club of Rockwall County. Contributing to the cause and enjoying the all-day, family-friendly event doesn’t mean you’ll see a big bill: ducks are available for purchase at rockwallduckrace.org for just $5. On the day of the event, participants can root for their little yellow friends as the ducks race down the Harbor fountain and cross the finish line.

Brenda Cross, who is helping to coordinate the event, said keeping participation economical has always been one of her primary goals when organizing the Regatta.

“By keeping the cost of the ducks at $5, we thought it would be affordable for everyone in Rockwall County to participate,” Cross said.

Owners of the top three lucky duckies that speed across the finish line first will be awarded prizes. The first place winner will receive a $1,000 Visa gift card, second place will receive a $500 Kroger gift card, and third place will receive a $250 Visa gift card.

Businesses can purchase and decorate corporate ducks for $100. Allen Lea will judge the most creative ducks that are sure to quack everyone up, and the winning business will receive a trophy. County Judge David Sweet will also give out the Judge’s Choice Award.

The event will feature about 75 vendor booths and live music. Cross said this year’s stage is sponsored by Texan Theatre Greenville.

At press time, other event sponsors include the City of Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Lake Pointe, Southwest KIA, Hanby Insurance, Blue Ribbon News, Signature Signs & Graphics, Honda Cars of Rockwall, Berry Family Services, DeStefano Remodeling, Rockwall Police Department, Kroger, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Graves Roofing and Restoration, Citywide, Rockwall Economic Development Corporation, Home Instead Senior Care, Raspa Patron, American Engineering Consultants, American National Bank, Bright Snacks, City of Royse City, Cosmopolitan Lady Maid Service, Graves Landscaping, Jackson Automotive, Makersspace, Oncor, Housewarmers, Selfies on Canvas, and State Farm.

Due to space constraints, Cross said the 5k fun run would not return this year. However, the ever-popular glow-in-the-dark ducks aren’t going anywhere. After sunset, the Glow Duck Race will light up the lake with hundreds of miniature, neon quackers. The top three ducks in the Glow Race will receive the same prizes as their yellow counterparts.

The Regatta wouldn’t be possible, Cross said, without City of Rockwall employees volunteering their time to ensure smooth sailing.

“The City Council has always supported us every year,” Cross said. “They get in the water and wrangle the ducks to the finish line. They’ve always been a part of the Regatta since the very beginning, and we are very thankful for the city to back us and support us the way they have.”

Despite this year’s event lasting one day instead of two, Cross said she still hopes to see flocks of Rockwall citizens supporting their community at the Regatta.

“Every year it has grown, and we really want this year to be big,” Cross said. “It’s important for Rockwall County because these two organizations are such a vital part of our community. They really benefit the youth of the community and the elderly of the community: a wide spectrum.”

Don’t be a lame duck, waddle your way over to the Harbor for some fundraising and fun times.

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest
Frisco YMCA Parents' Night Out.

(FRISCO, TX—August 12, 2016) Fall is just around the corner, and the Frisco Family YMCA is busy preparing for a busy season of family fun and fitness opportunities. From kids’ activities to new group exercise classes for mom and dad, the Frisco Y is strengthening community and keeping you connected through a variety of programs and special events.

Parents’ Night Out

Let your little ones join us for crazy games, fun times, movie and pizza while you enjoy a date night. We're offering Parents Night Out from 6 to 10pm Saturday, August 27th.

PNO is open to ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. The kids play games, have adventures, make crafts, watch a movie and more in a safe and fun environment. Drinks and dinner included! Bring a friend along, too - make it twice as nice!

The cost is $22 (member rate); $18 per additional child. Nonmembers welcome, too! The non-member rate is $27, and $23 per additional child.

You must register before Tuesday, August 23rd. Spaces are limited so register today! For more information, call 214-297-9622.

CPR and Babysitting Classes

CPR Class is a Heartsaver course geared towards the general public and is not for nurses or other people who may need a Healthcare provider class. Students will learn basic First Aid and CPR for infants, children, and adults.

The Frisco Y’s Babysitting Training Class can also be scheduled for Girl Scout Troops and youth groups for personal sessions. First Aid and CPR basics will be covered, but not certified.

First Aid and Babysitting classes are held the third Saturday of every month.* Our next First Aid/CPR course is Saturday, August 20th from 1 to 4:30pm.*Note: The SATURDAY Babysitting Course for August 20th is full, but another Babysitting Course has been scheduled for Sunday, August 21st from 2-5pm.

Tumble Bugs

Tumble Bugs is a preschool tumbling program that will introduce 3- and 4-year-old girls and boys to gymnastics. Children will learn about and develop skills in stretching, balance, movement, and coordination. Beginning August 24th and running through September 28th, classes will be held every Wednesday from 10-10:45 am. The cost is $60 for members, $75 for non-members. To register, call 214-297-9622 or visit the Frisco Family YMCA. For more information, contact Nikki Golding, Membership and Wellness Director at ngolding@ymcadallas.org.

Youth Sports

Fall SportsRegistration ends August 22nd!

Fall Pre-K Soccer (3-4 yrs)runs from September 10th through October 15th(6-game season).Games are played Saturdays between 8am and 6pm at the Frisco Y fields.Cost is$58 for Y members, $73 for non-members. Uniforms and participation award provided.

Fall Youth Soccer (5-12 yrs)and runs from September 10th through October 29th(8-game season)Games are played Saturdays between 8am and 6pm at Frisco Y fields. Cost is $73 for Y members, $99 for non-members.Uniforms and participation award provided.

Fall Flag Football (5-12 yrs)runs September 10th through October 29th(7-game season).Games are played Saturdays between 8am and 6pmat Frisco Y fields.Cost is $78 for Y members, $108 for non-members.Uniforms and participation award provided.

Fall Small Fry Classes (3-5 yrs)These are scheduled 45 minute classes on

Saturdays for boys and girls ages 3-5. The goal of this program is to teach the basics of team sports such as T-Ball, Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball and much more. YMCA Coaches teach these classes that are a building block for kids to then join the league format games.

Held at the Frisco Family YMCA, there are four sessions each. Cost is $38 for Y members, $59 for non-members. Register now for soccer in September. Basketball will be taught in October and football in November.

For more information, contact Zachary Bergquist, Sports Director, at 214-297-9622 or email zbergquist@ymcadallas.org.

Adventure Guides & Princesses

The Adventure Guide and Princess programs for Grades K-3 aims to strengthen the bond between fathers and their children through activities that allow them to spend quality time together. The program involves community, nature, family and fun. The Guide and Princess program builds memories that will last a lifetime.

Circles for the upcoming year are starting now. Join an existing circle in your area or create your own circle with friends. The first step to experiencing all that Adventure Guides has to offer is to sign up for 2016-2017. Registration for the upcoming year is underway!

For more information, contact Mark Hull, Adventure Guides Coordinator, at 214-297-9622 or email mhull@ymcadallas.org.

Visit the Frisco Family YMCA website to register and see the schedule of events for 2016-17.

Personal Training

Kick Start Appointments Are you new to the Y or need a little assistance getting started on your wellness path? Let us help you get started. Sign up today for a free 1-hour consultation with one of Frisco Family YMCA’s amazing personal trainers today! You can register at the member services desk. It’s a complimentary appointment to learn how you can get started in at the Y.

If you're ready to go, try our Introductory Personal Training Package - three 1-hour sessions for only $129! All of the incredible trainers at the Frisco Family YMCA are nationally certified and ready to work with you to help you reachyour wellness goals.

If you have any questions, ask at our Welcome Center or connect with Nicole Golding, Membership Director, at 214-297-9622 or email ngolding@ymcadallas.org

Group Classes

With a YMCA membership, the Frisco Family YMCA offers a variety of free, group exercise classes to help members reach their fitness goals. Our updated Group Exercise Schedule offers more opportunities and more time slots for group exercise classes like our new INSANITY™!

Insanity now at the Frisco Y! Classes offered Tuesday andThursday at 9:30am.INSANITY™ is a cardio class, based on max interval training. This class willpush you past your limits withathletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. No equipment or weights needed. Click here to find your class.

Questions? Contact Nikki Golding, Membership and Wellness Director, at 214-297-9622 orngolding@ymcadallas.org

Employment Opportunities

The Frisco Y is seeking Nationally Certified Personal Trainers, Child Watch Attendants, and a Member Services Representative to join the Y Family! Qualified applicants must be sharp, have a kind heart, smiling face, positive attitude, and a genuine desire to help people and connect with the community. The Y offers a flexible work schedule and fun atmosphere.

Contact Nikki Golding, ngolding@ymcadallas.org, 214-297-9622.

Frisco Family YMCA

3415 W. Main St

Frisco, TX 75034
(P) 214 297 9622

www.ymcadallas.org/locations/frisco

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest
Rockwall YMCA Angel Camp 2016

(ROCKWALL, TX – AUGUST 12, 2016) While there’s still time to enjoy all the summer activities happening at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall, preparations are well underway for a myriad of fall programs for you and your family.  Swim lessons and group exercise classes continue as the registration deadline nears for fall sports and Adventure Guides.

“BEST OF” Awards

The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall is honored to have earned not one but four "BEST OF" awards, thanks to many votes of confidence from our community.

"We couldn't be more excited that readers of Living Magazine voted us the Best Health Club/Gym, Best Yoga Studio, Best Pilates Class, and Best Camp for Kids!" said Executive Director Bonnie LaVielle. "As our members know, we are so much more than a gym; we are a community center, and we are family. Thanks to everyone who voted and helped make this recognition possible."

Angel Camp Celebration

Angel Campers and their families gathered for dinner and dancing at the J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall gymnasium Saturday, July 30, to celebrate the end of another very special summer day camp.

The banquet included music by DJ Julie Mac of KSCS, dinner and dessert by Dodie's Cajun Diner at The Harbor and Nothing Bundt Cakes, and party decorations by Wally's Party Factory. Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt addressed the crowd and Rockwall County District Attorney Kenda Culpepper helped present awards like "Best Laugh," "Most Curious," and "Best Hugs" to more than two dozen local youth with special needs.

Under the direction of Director Melissa Cotner and several camp counselors, the Angel Campers have enjoyed a summer of horseback riding, bowling, swimming, and field trips - including a ride aboard Seawolf on Lake Ray Hubbard, courtesy of Captain Scott Self and Sail with Scott.

Cotner has been Angel Camp director at the YMCA for the past 5 years, and said

she plans to continue next year. "It's my purpose in life," Cotner said. "It is truly an experience that changes the people who work with the kids. I've never had a staff member who didn't have a different outlook on life as a whole after working at Angel Camp. I love to see the impact it has on the kids and on the counselors."

Youth Sports

Registration ends August 20th for fall sports. Find all the information and registration links for Flag Football, Girls Volleyball, and Small Fry and Youth Soccer at https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/jerchiltonymca/sports/.

For more information on sports at the Rockwall Y, contact Bill Cadman, Sports Director, at 972-772-9622 or bcadman@ymcadallas.org.

Aquatics

There is a lot going on at the Rockwall Y pool! The fall swim lesson schedule is out and lifeguard training classes and tryouts for the Riptides Swim Team start the week of August 15th.

Join the Rockwall Riptides swim team! Tryout dates are August 15 and August 17 from 5-6 pm. Competitive swimming develops endurance, and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise. Contact Head Coach Alisha Garrett with questions: alisha_garrett@att.net or 972-822-9060.

Interested in becoming a certified lifeguard? Our next Lifeguard Training Courses are August 17th-21st. The course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Oxygen Administration and YMCA Lifeguarding.

Visit https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/jerchiltonymca/aquatics/ for more information and the current pool schedule for classes and family swim time.

For questions about the aquatics program, call 972-772-9622 or email Dustin Davis, Aquatics Director, at ddavis@YMCADALLAS.org.

Group Exercise Classes

Keep up with all the new classes – like Senior Splash, a fun, total-body aqua conditioning class that is custom designed to promote STRENGTH, BALANCE, and COORDINATION. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 am. Find your class on the class schedules page on the Rockwall Y website or follow J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall on Facebook.

Adventure Guides Program

Registration for Adventure Guides 2016-2017 school year has begun. YMCA Adventure Guides is about adventures, father/child experiences and the building of life-long memories. It is a program designed to strengthen the relationship and bond between dads and their children between the ages of K-4th grade.

Registration is open for the Fall Campout at Camp Grady Spruce. To register and for a complete list of scheduled events, go to https://www.ymcadallas.org/locations/jerchiltonymca/adventure_guides/.

J.E.R. Chilton YMCA at Rockwall

1210 N Goliad St, Rockwall, TX 75087

(972) 772-9622

www.ymcadallas.org/locations/jerchiltonymca

Gravatar
Pin on Pinterest

Hot Rocks Bike Ride this weekend

Competitive cycling, family fun at Rockwall Rotary’s bike ride benefiting college scholarships

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 27, 2016) Calling all cyclists for family fun and friendly competition at the 2016 Hot Rocks Bike Ride. Registration is underway for the 30th anniversary race, which will roll out at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, August 13 from Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall.

Presented annually by the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club, Hot Rocks has grown in popularity every year, attracting cyclists of all ages and skill levels - from recreational riders and beginning racers to aggressive competitors. Last year more 1,325 cyclists participated, helping to fund more than $30,000 in college scholarships for Rockwall ISD graduating seniors. 

New this year are the family fun 5k, 12, 20, and 42 mile routes, and the 100k Red Route, the perfect warm up for the Hotter N’ Hell 100 Race in Wichita Falls. Riders can expect fully stocked rest stops sponsored by local businesses, support along the routes from local law enforcement, roving bicycle mechanics providing technical support, and support vehicles patrolling between each rest stop. All entrants will receive a Hot Rocks T-shirt and a free lunch courtesy of Luby’s and Applebee’s. The top three male and female finishers of the 100k will receive cash awards.

Race maps, registration and other details can be found at hotrocksbikeride.com. For continued updates, check out Hot Rocks Bike Ride 2016 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.