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Each year, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte hosts several community and corporate events with the purpose of celebrating, reflecting and raising support for our community. We hope you’ll consider joining us at one of our signature events!

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September 20, 2019 6:30 PM

A NIGHT OUT FOR JOHNSTON

at Heist Brewery

Join us for our 8th annual fundraising event sponsored by BP and benefitting the Johnston YMCA. Enjoy silent and live auctions, beverages, food and fellowship, while gaining a deeper connection to the families we serve.

September 28, 2019 8:00 PM

Level Up

at Association Office

If you’re a teen ages 13-18, you belong at the Y. LEVEL UP is your opportunity for free, exclusive access.

October 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Lifting for Literacy

at Morrison Family YMCA

Ballantyne YMCA CrossFit presents Lifting for Literacy, a charity WOD to benefit third grade reading. Event proceeds help provide students in grades K-3 who are reading below grade level with the opportunity to participate in programs such as Y Readers.

October 5, 2019 6:00 PM

FARM TO TABLE DINNER

at Duke Pavillion

Experience a night of fun, philanthropy and a mouth-watering meal prepared by Camp Thunderbird’s very own Chef Chris!

October 11, 2019 6:30 PM

A TASTE OF SIMMONS

at Project 658

Join us for a charitable culinary event benefitting the Simmons YMCA. Engage in silent and live auctions while enjoying delicious cuisine from local restaurants, fellowship and giving back to our community.

October 18, 2019 6:30 PM

TASTE OF THE LAKE

at Langtree Plantation

Join us for our signature fundraising event benefitting the Lowe’s and Lake Norman YMCAs. Engage in silent and live auctions while enjoying food and beverages from Lake Norman area restaurants. Event proceeds support life-changing Y programming.

November 1, 2019

FROZEN JR

at Ballantyne Arts Center

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa.

November 9, 2019 6:30 PM

BE A COMMUNITY STAR GALA

at Ballantyne Hotel

Join us for our signature fundraising event benefitting the Brace Family YMCA. Engage in silent and live auctions while enjoying dinner, fellowship and giving back to our community.

December 6, 2019

ELF JR

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Elf The Musical JR. is based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf Jr.!
YMCA Race Series

December 14, 2019 8:00 AM

FROSTY 5K

at Lincoln County Family YMCA

Join us for our Annual Frosty 5k and Kids Reindeer Run!

March 20, 2020

JUNGALBOOK

at Ballantyne Arts Center

A child's intense world of playfulness, loyalty, adventure and betrayal comes to life!

March 27, 2020

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN

at Ballantyne Arts Center

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schulz.

April 3, 2020

MAMMA MIA

at Ballantyne Arts Center

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father.

June 7, 2020

LION KING JR

at Ballantyne Arts Center

The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale!

September 20, 2019 5:00 PM

Friday on the Lawn

at Rear Athletic Field

Come join us for music, food, and fun on the back field of the Lowe’s Y on Friday September 20th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs to hang out on the lawn and enjoy one of the food trucks or vendors visiting. Please, no dogs at this event.

September 21, 2019 11:30 AM

Fall Bike-n-Barre Extravaganza

at Dowd YMCA

Get ready for a full hour of challenging energetic cycling– including sprints, flats and limbs blended with a bevy of core and body strengthening barre moves all set to music that will get you PUMPED. Limited to first 50 participants. Visit the Sales & Service Desk for more information.

September 21, 2019 2:00 PM

Yoga Inversions Workshop

at Yoga Studio

Are you curious about arm balances or have you wanted to learn how to get upside down? Join us on Saturday, September 21 for our Yoga Inversions Workshop 1.0. This fun workshop will explore the art of going upside down with instructor Ericka. Participants will engage the hands, feet and core through warm-up drills, core drills and techniques for proper alignment in arm balances and inversions. Challenge yourself with poses like downward facing dog, high plank, crow, headstand, handstand and more in this fun beginner-friendly workshop. Play, explore and expand your yoga practice! Register today at the Membership Guest Service Desk.

September 24, 2019 9:15 AM

Back 2 Class Social Drop-In

at Teaching Kitchen

Now that the kids are back to school, we'd love to have you join us again for group exercise class! Reconnect over coffee and snacks during this social drop-in following your class. Catch up with group exercise instructors and other members and friends. We hope to see you there.

September 25, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water

September 25, 2019 6:00 PM

ALPHA

at Dowd YMCA

Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. For 8 weeks, we will discuss a different question around faith and create open conversations over a great meal during each session. These sessions are designed to engage and inspire you to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group setting. Join us for free as there is no cost for attending! Childcare will be offered.

September 26, 2019 6:30 PM

Afterschool Information Session

at Morrison Family YMCA

Please join us for an information session to learn about our offerings, pricing, and other important details for the afterschool programs at both the Morrison Family YMCA and the Ballantyne Arts Center. Information session attendance is required prior to your child’s start-date in the program. We can start serving students as early as 2 business days after registration, initial payment, and information session attendance are complete. During the session you’ll have the chance to meet some of our Afterschool leadership team and we’ll also have time dedicated to Q&A. You will be able to register in person at the information session, though we encourage you to register online ahead of time if it suits you. Please note: We may establish a waitlist in the event that we reach our program capacity. In that event, we will continue to host our information sessions and participants will be added to the waitlist at that time. We regularly evaluate our waitlist and allow new students into the programs as soon as we possibly can. To learn about the current status of enrollment, please email us at morrisonyouthprograms@ymcacharlotte.org. **We will be covering information related to both of these programs whether you attend an Information Session at Morrison (MO) or at the Ballantyne Arts Center (BAC).

September 28, 2019 10:00 AM

FAMILY FUN RUN

at Stratford Richardson YMCA

GET ACTIVE Join us for a 1-mile Family Fun Run around the Stratford Richardson YMCA campus prior to our Health Fair on Saturday, September 28. We will be offering 3 clinics in our Afterschool Program to prepare our runners. A special guest will attend and offer a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute training session. September 10: Nutrition September 17: Running Mechanics September 24: Mental Health: Keeping a Positive Mindset

September 28, 2019 10:00 AM

Fun Walk

at Stratford Richardson YMCA

Join our Active Older Adults for a Fun Walk around the parking lot as we prepare to kick-off our Health Fair festivities!

September 29, 2019 3:30 PM

International Zumba Dance Party

at Main Group Exercise Room

Let's come together as a community and have fun dancing with some of our favorite group exercise instructors, Maria G. and Elizabeth M. This event is free and open to the community, so bring all your friends!
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us for our kickoff event at Good Road CiderWorks (117 Southside Dr.) in Charlotte, NC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!

October 2, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water

October 2, 2019 6:00 PM

ALPHA

at Dowd YMCA

Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. For 8 weeks, we will discuss a different question around faith and create open conversations over a great meal during each session. These sessions are designed to engage and inspire you to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group setting. Join us for free as there is no cost for attending! Childcare will be offered.

October 5, 2019 9:00 AM

Superhero 5K Trail

at Catawba Lands Conservancy

Calling All Superheroes!!! Come dressed up as your favorite superhero, or run as yourself incognito. Sally’s YMCA and Relay For Life East Lincoln are hosting the inaugural Superhero 5K & Fun Run (1-Mile) that will take place on the Forney Creek Trail to raise funds and awareness for the mission of each organization. Sally’s YMCA and Relay For Life East Lincoln are joining forces for the Superhero 5k to make a difference in the East Lincoln community. Race proceeds benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign and Relay For Life East Lincoln. Every day we take on challenges that shape our community’s future – challenges like academic achievement gap, obesity and social isolation. Together with our members, donors, volunteers and community partners, we strengthen our community. Come together with us to honor cancer survivors, spread the word about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives. It’s a great way to honor or remember those in our community that are affected daily by cancer. Who are you racing for?
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Ponce City Market (675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE.) in Atlanta, GA for lunch and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at 5 Guys (4751 Forest Dr.) in Columbia, SC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Panera Bread (1935 E. Main St.) in Spartanburg, SC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!

October 9, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water

October 9, 2019 6:00 PM

ALPHA

at Dowd YMCA

Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. For 8 weeks, we will discuss a different question around faith and create open conversations over a great meal during each session. These sessions are designed to engage and inspire you to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group setting. Join us for free as there is no cost for attending! Childcare will be offered.

October 12, 2019 9:00 AM

ELF JR AUDITIONS

at Ballantyne Arts Center

The Ballantyne Arts Center provides production opportunities throughout the year for youth interested in performance. The rehearsal process utilizes an educational approach, providing theatrical training and direct application in a fun yet challenging environment. Professional directors, stage managers, and theatrical design teams support these quality productions featuring young performers. Casting is by audition only. Thank you so much for considering an audition for the upcoming production of Elf Jr. We are very excited to offer this unique performance experience for young actors. The production will be supported by a professional director, stage manager and production team including professional costume, set, and lighting designers allowing the performers to truly shine on stage. AGES Available for youth in grades 2 - 12 AUDITION SCHEDULE Saturday, October 12 by appointment only AUDITION SIGN UP Auditions are mandatory.

October 16, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water

October 16, 2019 6:00 PM

ALPHA

at Dowd YMCA

Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. For 8 weeks, we will discuss a different question around faith and create open conversations over a great meal during each session. These sessions are designed to engage and inspire you to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group setting. Join us for free as there is no cost for attending! Childcare will be offered.
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Fat Patties (207 Bluffton Rd.) in Bluffton, SC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!

October 17, 2019 4:30 PM

TRAINING ON TAP

at Ballantyne Corporate Park

Join us for an after work social with a twist! Bring a friend to enjoy happy hour with food trucks, local beer and wine, fitness and networking. Plus, get a great workout at one of the free group exercise classes.
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Tropical Smoothie Café (186 Seven Farms Dr.) in Charleston, SC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Fat Amy's Burrito Bowl (4002 Oleander Dr.) in Wilmington, NC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!

October 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Camp Tour Day

at Main Office

Need help deciding which summer program is best for you? Come out and be apart of a one hour, walking tour with some of our Summer Directors. In this tour you will have the opportunity to learn more about our two summer programs: Overnight Camp and Day Camp. We are here to answer any of your questions or concerns, so bring out the family and come see our 100-acre property and everything we have to offer at YMCA Camp Thunderbird.

October 23, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water

October 23, 2019 6:00 PM

ALPHA

at Dowd YMCA

Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. For 8 weeks, we will discuss a different question around faith and create open conversations over a great meal during each session. These sessions are designed to engage and inspire you to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group setting. Join us for free as there is no cost for attending! Childcare will be offered.
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Husson's Pizza (1008 Bridge Rd.) in Charleston, WV for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at All About Burger (3325 Wilson Blvd.) in Arlington, VA for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Chipotle (1490 Fordham Blvd.) in Chapel Hill, NC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!
Missing summer on the sunny shores? We are too! Which is one reason why we would love to see you and your friends this fall on our reunion tour! Join us at Moe's (4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave.) in Raleigh, NC for dinner and tell us all about your plans for next summer on the sunny shores!

October 26, 2019 9:00 AM

Safe Sitter

at Morrison Family YMCA

Is someone you know child interested in becoming a babysitter? Our Safe Sitter Certification course will teach them all they need to know about taking care of little ones, entrepreneurship, basic first aid and so much more. Sitters ages 11-14 will gain confidence and leave with an official certification worth bragging about! Girl Scouts can earn their babysitting badge through the YMCA Safe Sitter program, as well. Safe Sitter Certification classes are held at the Morrison Family YMCA branch. All classes include a one hour Volunteer Orientation so participants are ready to start building their resume by volunteering at the Y in one of our Child Care programs. Age: 11 yrs - 15 yrs Grade: 5th - 9th

October 29, 2019 6:00 PM

ALPHA

at Dowd YMCA

Alpha is a chance to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. For 8 weeks, we will discuss a different question around faith and create open conversations over a great meal during each session. These sessions are designed to engage and inspire you to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group setting. Join us for free as there is no cost for attending! Childcare will be offered.

October 30, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water

November 1, 2019 5:30 PM

Fall Mom & Me Weekend

at Camp Harrison

Our Mom & Me weekends allow moms to get away with their kids and spend quality time bonding over camp activities and special programs. These retreats are set up like summer camp, but moms will have the opportunity to see firsthand how their kids can thrive at Camp Harrison, as they grow in confidence, character and faith together. Prices include meals, lodging, and weekend activities.

November 2, 2019 10:00 AM

Camp Tour Day

at Main Office

Need help deciding which summer program is best for you? Come out and be apart of a one hour, walking tour with some of our Summer Directors. In this tour you will have the opportunity to learn more about our two summer programs: Overnight Camp and Day Camp. We are here to answer any of your questions or concerns, so bring out the family and come see our 100-acre property and everything we have to offer at YMCA Camp Thunderbird.

November 3, 2019 11:00 AM

Fall Family Fun Day

at Camp Harrison

Bring your friends and family to the beautiful NC mountains for an afternoon of hay rides, zip-lining, climbing wall, target sports, hiking and other family-friendly activities. Take a tour of camp and find out why YMCA Camp Harrison is perfect for your camper. We will also be hosting our annual Send a Kid to Camp Silent Auction, featuring the following items: • Disney Park Hopper Passes • Dollywood tickets • gift cards for various popular restaurants • activities for families • gift baskets • And More!

November 6, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water

November 9, 2019 7:00 AM

2019 HONORING OUR HEROES BOOT CAMP 5K

at Lowe's YMCA

Honor our Heroes on November 10 with our annual Bootcamp Challenge 5K at the Lowes YMCA. Our participants will test their physical and mental prowess to navigate this intense and fun 5K.

November 13, 2019 5:30 PM

YOGA ON THE GREEN

at Lobby

Take Yoga outdoors and enjoy everything nature has to offer while building a strong body, mind and spirit. This standard yoga class, for all levels, incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. MEETING PLACE: Meet in front of the Steele Creek YMCA REGISTRATION: No registration required WHAT TO BRING: Yoga mat Water