YWCA Westfield plans annual March for Babies in April

WESTFIELD – The YWCA invites area residents to join their team at the annual March for Babies. To register online go to www.marchforbabies.org and join the team “Westfield Community.” Individuals who cannot participate in the walk are encouraged to support the YWCA Team with a donation.

The walk is on April 27 at Lakeside Park in Mayville. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. This is a 3.5 mile walk along Chautauqua Lake. It is an event for the whole family.

For more information about the YWCA involvement, to join the team or to learn more about supporting the March for Babies, contact Julie Devlin, “After School Advantage” program coordinator at 326-4012.

The annual meeting of the YWCA is set for April 16. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the installation of 2013 officers, a welcome to new board members and reports from YWCA staff.

The meeting is open to all YWCA members as well as the general public. Limited seating is available; reservations are encouraged. Call the YWCA at 326-2011 to make a reservation.

The YWCA is updating email addresses. Any member who would like to receive YWCA information via email is asked to stop in, call the office or send a note to ywadmin@ywcawestfield.org with his or her name and email address.

This list is not shared; it is used internally by the YWCA staff to communicate upcoming events, changes to hours or other information to members.

The YWCA announces the following community classes and events:

Safe Driving

On Thursday, April 25 the YWCA will host an AARP Safe Driving Class. The class, taught by a certified instructor, will begin at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $17 for AARP members and $19 for non-members. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 326-2011 to make a reservation.

Babysitting Class

The YWCA Westfield is pleased to announce the babysitting class scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. that will be offered at no charge.

“Thanks to a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation we are able to open this class up,” Executive Director Katie Smith said. “There is no charge to any of the participants and it’s open to boys and girls ages 11 to 15.”

For more information and to register, call the YWCA at 326-2011.

Spa Day

The YWCA is pleased to announce Laurel Adams, massage therapist and Patricia Baran, independent Arbonne consultant will be joining Leslie Johnson, RPh of Johnson Village Pharmacy in Mayville at the May 1 Spa Day. The YWCA is continuing to solicit other providers willing to offer spa services and other information, products and services to women.

“We’d love to talk to beauticians, massage therapists, skin care specialists and others interested in the health, wellness and wellbeing of women,” Smith said. “We anticipate this being a great night out for area women, and all for a good cause.” For more information call the YWCA at 326-2011.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Registration

Parents in the Westfield school district who have a child turning 4 by Dec. 1 are invited to register for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program lottery for the 2013-2014 school year. This is a free program. Information and registration tables will be set up on May 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to noon in the front lobby of the WACS. Registration forms are currently available through the elementary office at the school, but they must be completed and turned into the school by noon on May 9. UPK students are chosen through a lottery system and parents will be notified after May 9.

Free classes in April

Taekwondo classes and self-defense classes for women will continue to be offered free during April. There is no membership required and no class fees during the introductory month. Classes begin at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday and pre-registration is encouraged.

Call the YWCA at 326-2011 to reserve a spot.