AUBURN — The YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston has announced its April programs for children and adults. All programs take place at 62 Turner St. unless noted otherwise.

Healthy Kids Day: Everyone is welcome to the YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 30. Activities include swimming, crafts, obstacle courses and more. The event is free and open to the public. The first 75 registrants will receive a free cinch bag.

April Vacation Camp: The camp, for children in grades kindergarten through six, includes an outdoor scavenger hunt, movie day, crafts, kids’ Zumba, a field trip and more. Camp runs Monday to Friday, April 18 to 22. Camp costs $130 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.

Summer Camps: Registration is now open for the Y’s signature Camp Connor, Teen Leadership Camp and Y Kids Camp. Families can sign up by the week. Sessions run from June 20 to Aug. 19. Admission costs $140 per week for Y members or $150 per week for nonmembers.

Couch to 5K: Whether training for the first 5K race or getting back in shape after a break, the community may participate in a seven-week program beginning April 26. It will meet at 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Festival Plaza in Auburn. Cost for the program is $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Children ages 8 and older may run free with an adult.

Babysitting Certification (American Red Cross): Class is offered over two days during school break, Monday and Tuesday, April 18 and 19. The program is geared toward youths ages 11 to 15. Participants will learn CPR and first aid as well as how to run a baby-sitting business. Admission costs $65 for Y members and $75 for nonmembers.

Walk Your Trail Off!: Participants will put miles on their pedometers with a group of like-minded walkers. This spring, they’ll be hitting the trails at the Y’s Outdoor Education & Learning Center in Auburn on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 11 to June 1. Participants will receive a pedometer, T-shirt and water bottle. The program costs $15 for Y members and $20 for nonmembers.

Indoor Field Hockey: The program for youths in grades three through eight runs Saturdays, March 26 to May 1, at Ingersoll Arena in Auburn. Registration is limited to 40 participants.

Gymnastics: The session is open for youths ages 3½ through teens, and runs through April 28. Registration is now open. Fees range from $34 to $53 by age group. Gymnastics meets at Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave., Lewiston.

Youth Swim Lessons: The eight-week session starts Monday, April 25. Multiple days and times are available. The session is for children ages six months through 12 years old. Registration opens Monday, April 4.

New Tai Chi classes: Taught by Joe Harrigan at 4 p.m. Thursdays, beginning March 31, this class is an evidence-based program incorporating Chinese healing practices and meditation. It is free to members and there is an $8 drop-in rate for nonmembers.

Pickleball: Evening Pickleball is now available from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays. This is in addition to the noon to 2 p.m. Friday time. New players are welcome; instructors are on hand to teach the rules of the game. Pickleball is free to members and there is a $3 drop-in rate for nonmembers.

Home School Exercise: For children ages 4 to 15, home-schooled children can meet from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 25 to June 15. Cost is $35 for members or $50 for nonmembers.

Lunch & Learn: Maureen Higgings of the The Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. A $5 registration fee is required. Lunch is included.

Group Power Launch: Participants can unleash their inner warrior with the latest Group Power program release on Tuesday, April 26. The group exercise schedule is at www.alymca.org. Group classes are free to members or cost $8 per class on a drop-in basis for adults.

Preregistration is required for most events and programs. Some fees apply, and financial assistance is available for qualifying individuals and families. 

FMI: 207-795-4095, www.alymca.org.


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