Open House at the West Side Y

Try the Y and join for FREE!  We're inviting the community to try the Y at our free community Open House on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:30-4pm.  Our Open House will include: Facility Tours Free Classes (Zumba @ 1:30pm, Zumba for Families @ 2:30pm, and Spin @ 2:30pm) 5-in-1 Bounce House Free Family Swim Snacks Music Free Chair Massages from on-site Licensed Massage Therapist, ...

Master Gardening Class – Davis Y October 20, 2014

2014 Fall Harvest Community Giving Garden 4

Fall:  Time for the Garden's Physical Exam The next Master Gardening Class will be held at the Davis Y on Monday October 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Learn how to properly test your soil so fertilizers can be applied efficiently.  Get advice on how to substitute organic sources for the chemical fertilizers that are the standard recommendation.  If you have a recent soil test report, ...

Senior Trip to Cumberland County Playhouse

Join us on a senior field trip! We'll be carpooling to the Cumberland County Playhouse on Wednesday, November 5th to see A Sanders Family Christmas.  Lunch will follow at Cumberland Mountain State Park. Cost:  $33/person (includes ticket and travel; lunch will be paid on your own at the state park) Date:  November 5th Time:  Depart the West Side Y at 9:15am (EST) for 11am (CST) show; ...

Fall Festival at the West Side Y


Our annual Fall Festival at the West Side Y will be October 17th from 6:30-8:30pm. It's FREE for our community!  Let the kids wear their costumes, and come enjoy a safe and fun family night at the Y!  We'll have: Hay rides Carnival games and prizes Carnival photo op for the family 5-in-1 bounce house Popcorn, sno-cones, cotton candy and drinks for purchase ...and more! ...

October Fitness Challenge – MILE MADNESS!

October Fitness Challenge

Starting October 1st, challenge yourself!  Track your miles.  Get cool stuff! Count every class, every lifting session, every run, bike, or swim.  Log your miles through October and see if YOU can earn first prize! COST:  FREE for Members! PRIZES: 1st Prize - Fitbit Fitness Tracker 2nd Prize - Gift Certificate 3rd Prize - Free Personal Training Session TRACKING KEY: Group ...

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 be held on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Davis Y.  The planned topic is "Fall: Time for the Garden's Physical Exam"  Learn how to properly test your soil so fertilizers can be applied efficiently.  Get advice on how to substitute organic sources for the chemical fertilizers that are the standard recommendation.  If you have a ...

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 ...