Do you have any community outreach programs?
Yes, here at the Sherwood YMCA we have many programs that give back and provide support to our neighbors. Here are some of the programs and classes that are offered:
Christianity Explored gives people time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith, Jesus Christ. Over seven weeks, guests journey through the Gospel of Mark exploring the identity, mission and call of Jesus-who he is, why he came and what it means to follow him. There is plenty of time to ask questions and discuss the claims of Jesus and their implications for our lives. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age: Middle School and up
Schedule: Wednesday evenings January 21 – March 4 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Join Toastmasters. Overcome your fear of public speaking in a safe, friendly environment. Improve your job hunting skills, and your listening skills. Come experience our warm and friendly environment. For more information call Kristina at 503.707.1394 or David at 503.830.4303.
Fee: Free for guests, no obligation to join
Schedule: Thursday, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Conference Room
Robin Hood Garden Club
Join the Robin Hood Garden Club in partnership with the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA to pursue your interest in gardening. Our mission: to promote interest and community awareness of plants, gardens and gardening through the sharing of skills, ideas and education. Where: Sherwood Senior Center When: Second Friday of the month, 9:00 am coffee and social time, meeting starts at 9:30 am What: After the business meeting, we have informative speakers with information about interesting plants, gardens and events. In the summer months, we tour gardens and nurseries in the area. For more information, contact Jacki Dougan 503.625.7651.
Fee: $15 per year (YMCA membership not required)
Providence Mom’s Group
Moms with babies less than one year old discuss infant development, feeding, sleeping and much more. Network with other working and stay-at-home moms. Drop in anytime.
Age: New Moms
Fee: Free to all
Schedule: Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, New Location at Providence Sherwood Medical Office Building
Learn lifesaving skills for adults, children and infants. Participants will learn how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Please bring a lunch.
Age: 14 and older
Fee: Facility Members $55, Program Participants $65
Schedule: Wednesday, April 15 from 9 – 2
Sherwood made national news in March for it's 3.0 earthquake...some laughed, most ignored it. What would have happened if it was, as scientists predict, a major jolt? Are you prepared, along with family members under your roof or in your immediate care, for disruptions in food, water, utilities? This introductory course will address some basic issues of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Preparedness in the event of a natural, economic, or national disaster. We will also discuss our on-going preparations in monthly, hands-on planning meetings to get you and your family ready, not only to survive, but thrive in these emergency situations. Sponsored by Rushing Wind Fellowship; 3rd Wednesday of the month 6 – 7:30 PM in the Teen Center.
Women's Self Defense
There is no more valuable skill for a woman than knowing how to effectively defend herself against crime and violence. Core Defense has options. We offer three levels of women's self-defense classes, each presented as a three-hour, hands-on seminar. The Basic Class introduces women's self-defense and teaches defense options from standing positions. The Intermediate Class builds on the Basic Class, adding techniques for ground fighting positions. The Advanced Class reviews the Basic and Intermediate Classes and presents defense against attacks with various weapons, including disarmament techniques. Group training is also available at all levels. in the Teen Center classroom.
Fee: $60. For more information on dates, times, and registration go to: www.core-defense.com