YMCA Canoeing Social


Bring your friends or make new ones!  The Y is hosting a canoe trip at Meads Quarry at Ijams Nature Center.  Explore the beauty of this peaceful, historic sanctuary on a relaxing canoe paddle around the quarry.  The historic marble mining site is abundant with beautiful trees and wildlife.   WHEN:  September 25th, 6pm COST:  $5/person REGISTRATION:  Please register by September ...

Parents’ Night Out at the West Side Y

Need a special night for yourselves?  Let the Y take care of your kids and enjoy date night, a shopping spree, or just an evening free of diapers and Dora the Explorer! Date & Time:  September 26th, 6-9pm Ages:  Infants through kids 13 years old. Activities:  Children 6 and younger will stay in Child Watch.  Children 7 and older will have swim time, snack time, craft time, and gym ...

Master Gardener Class

Time well spent in the Community Giving Garden at the Davis Y

Cover Crops The next Master Gardeners Class will beheld on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Davis Y.  The planned topic is Cover Crops. Join the Knox County Master Gardeners to learn how to grow your own fertilizer by planting cover crops.  Learn why what happens underground is so valuable for your garden's fertility. Learn more about the YMCA Community Giving Gardens in ...

Help Our Community Win Funding for a Special Project

Community Service Project Imagine the Good Your Could Do

A National Contest is underway to provide funding for local community service projects. The Project is called Taking it to the Streets.  Providing physical activity kits to children that do not have easy access to playgrounds in Knoxville is the goal. The inspiration for this project came from the Eat Play Live video filmed in our neighborhoods through a partnership between the YMCA and ...

Vote for the Y Newspaper Box

YMCA Paper Box Contest 2014

The Metro Pulse asked local artists to redesign some of their aging paper boxes, and now you can vote for your favorite. Knoxville YMCA staff member Jasmin Cage displayed her artistic talents on a paper box with a Y Community Giving Garden theme. Here is an easy way to show your support for the Y. Take a minute to read the artist's bio.  We think you will be fascinated with Jasmin's story ...

Princess Charm School: Lessons in Etiquette

YMCA Princess Charm School 3R

 This summer, girls ages 5-9 at the West Side Y practiced being princesses as they learned lessons in etiquette.  Heather Dickerson, one of our teen Y members and an Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 20017, put on the free program as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project.  The girls practiced making introductions, carrying on a conversation, keeping correct posture, writing invitations and ...

Save $ on UT Football Tickets and Non-Credit Courses with your Y Membership

YMCA & UT Football Ticket Promotion Fall 2014

Your Knoxville Y Membership card will help you save $! University of Tennessee Knoxville = From Non Credit Courses to Tennessee Volunteer Football Games, your Knoxville Y membership will help you save!  For information and the Promotional Code for the Y discounted tickets at select 2014 UT Home Football Games, click here. In addition, Y members receive a 10% discount off Non-Credit courses ...

New Saturday Hours at Cansler & Downtown Ys Beginning September 6, 2014

Its Football Time Saturday Hours at the Y

At the Y, we are big supporters of our hometown team.  What better way to support the VOLS, then to take time to watch the games! Beginning September 6th, we will be closing our Cansler Family Y and the Downtown Y branches at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday. We will open each Saturday morning for your weekend workout needs, so be sure to stop in, then, get on to the game! Downtown Y Saturday ...

Potluck Lunch at the West Side Y


Our potluck lunches are back!  Join us this Friday August 15th at 12pm for a Chick-fil-A potluck. We'll provide nuggets for everyone, so bring a side dish or dessert to share!  We can't wait to share lunch with you! ...

Homeschool PE Returns to West Side Y


Homeschool PE Classes will resume in September! For kindergarten through middle school aged kids, instructors will teach sports and fitness, lead games, and develop agility and motor skills.  Kids participate in two-hour classes with one hour spent in the gym for PE class, and one hour in our pool for free swim. Monthly Sessions: September 2-30 (Registration begins August 15th) October 2-30 ...