The following activities take place at, or are sponsored by, the YMCA of Southwest Washington, 766 15th Ave., Longview.
For details on these programs or any of the many classes offered at the YMCA, call 360-423-4770 or visit longviewymca.org. Online registration also is available. Find the Y on Facebook by searching for YMCA of Southwest Washington.
Grandparents/Grandchildren Ball: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Monticello Hotel ballroom, 1705 Louisiana St., Longview; dancing, refreshments, raffle drawings with three grand prizes (a two-night stay at the Seashore Inn in Seaside, Ore.; a two-night stay at the Chautauqua Lodge in Long Beach; and a Portland Spirit cruise package) and other prizes; each family receives a raffle ticket with entrance fee, additional tickets are $1 each; photos available through Bell Studios; space limited, buy tickets early; $25 per family up to five people, $30 per family of six or more people; if wait to buy tickets at the door, the price goes up by $5 if there are tickets available; money raised supports the GoodTymes program for adults and teens with special needs.
Swimming Lessons: registration is open for fall classes; two 30-minute lessons per week for four weeks wither on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays; morning lessons for children 3 to 5 years old, afternoon lessons for all ages; sessions begin in October and November; classes for toddlers six months to 3 years old with a parent in the water also offered mornings and afternoons.
Tumbleweeds Preschool: openings available Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons as well as Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons; the program “enhances the mental and physical development of children and gets them ready for kindergarten,” notes a press release; monthly fees include weekly swimming lesson with YMCA aquatic staff; call for details.