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YMCA programs help kids burn off energy

Do you have children who need to burn off energy while learning new activities?

One solution: Sign them up for programs offered through the Alexandria Area YMCA.

Here is more information about upcoming programs:

• Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade indoor soccer.

This program will allow your child to learn new moves, skills, and games while enjoying the game of soccer.

Dates: Saturdays, December 6 through January 24 (no practice on December 27).

Location: Luther Crest (8231 County Rd 11 NE).

Time (and cost): Pre-K and kindergarten - 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. ($26.25); 1st and 2nd grade - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ($35). T-shirt and medals included.

• Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten beginning basketball.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 7 through February 18.

Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Washington Elementary School.

Cost: $26.25 includes T-shirt and medal.

• Cool Christmas crafts and snacks.

The YMCA will be making creative crafts that children can keep for themselves or give away as a Christmas gift.

Date: Saturday, December 13.

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost: $10.

Location: YMCA Office (901 Highway 29 North, Suite 206 next to McDonald's North).


To register for any of these activities or for more information, contact Alexandria Area YMCA Program Director Kate Heydt at (320) 763-9621; or e-mail