Category Archives: Summer

Hospitality Homes 2021 Falmouth Road Race

Searching for people who have a passion for running and a commitment to supporting the Hospitality Homes mission. Hospitality Homes provides free (no cost) and low cost short-term housing in volunteer host homes and donated apartments for families and friends of patients seeking care at Boston-area health care organizations.

All funds raised will benefit the Hospitality Homes program. Runners will receive a guaranteed invitational entry bib & will be required to raise a minimum of $2,500.

Potential Race Scenarios:
– An in-person event (with a potentially reduced field size) – August 15th
– A hybrid event (virtual At-Home Edition and in-person with a reduced field size)
– A virtual At-Home Edition (fully virtual)

To learn more and join the team please email Jodi Riseberg,

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Become a Member of the Y!
Join (or rejoin) the West Suburban YMCA during the month of February and if you keep an active membership for 3 consecutive months they’ll give you your fourth month free!

Coming from another gym? Bring your old membership card and get 10% off your West Suburban YMCA membership for one year. For more information on these promotions, contact the Welcome Center at 617-244-6050 ext. 0.

Black History Month: We Wear Black
Join the Y as we all celebrate Black History Month. Staff, members, and community are invited to take part in the “We Wear Black” initiative every Friday throughout February. We Wear Black to bring awareness to Black contributions to our society, celebrate Black excellence, and raise awareness of systemic racism and oppression. Stop by the Y’s Welcome Center on Fridays to get a We Wear Black logo sticker to show your support!

YBA: Youth Basketball Association
Early Spring League: February 27th - April 11th
Early Spring YBA Season begins this month! YBA is fun, coed basketball league for kids age 4-12. Y leagues offer children a safe and positive environment, supportive coaches, and new friendships while they learn and improve their skills.

YBA will be taking all COVID precautions, including transition buffers in between sessions, teams of 10 players, only one parent/guardian allowed to spectate while remaining physically distanced in the indoor track, and a mask requirement. Learn more:

Register Now for Summer Camp!
In 2020, the Y operated a fun and safe summer for hundreds of campers! In 2021, the Y plans to operate similarly with COVID safety procedures in place. The Y offers two day camps, Camp Pikati on-site at the Y and Camp Chickami in Wayland, as well as one overnight camp, Camp Frank A. Day, in East Brookfield. Learn more: Continue reading

Special needs summer horseback riding programs

Lovelane is excited to offer morning Horsemanship Workshops and afternoon weekly Unmounted Horsemanship Programs this summer, including Barn Buddies, the Carrot Club, and Private Sessions.

For more information and to sign up, please explore the website and reach out to the Summer Programs Coordinator, Jennie Cooke at or 781-259-1177 x23.

See the flyer here: Lovelane

Learn about teen Summer enrichment

For guidance on finding meaningful teen enrichment go to

See top quality summer opportunities listed by the child’s interests. There’s also a page for free or inexpensive, virtual programs that teens can do now during the school year. See virtual programs.

The website is updated daily as programs are added to their offerings.

Stand Strong, Stand Tall (TM) – Back to School Edition!

Artemis Girls – Stand Strong, Stand Tall (TM) – Back to School Edition!

This online “Back to School” edition is based on the popular Girls Empowerment Program for middle school girls!  This special Back to School Edition of Artemis Girls will prepare girls for the upcoming school year which will surely look and feel different for so many. It will be more important than ever to build strength, stamina and self-confidence in order to navigate the challenges this school year will bring. This innovative program helps girls to seek their own true voice with yoga, mindfulness, breath work, creative expression and self-reflection.

For girls grades 5 to 8 (approx ages 10 to 14), the program will be held online via Zoom. Please register by August 28th so that they know you are interested. This class requires a minimum of 8 students to be held. This program will be led by Tracy Affonso, an experienced school educator and youth yoga and mindfulness instructor.

Register at

Questions? Reach out to Liz Padula at

August 31st –  September 4th, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
Registration Fee: $85

At its core, Artemis Girls Stand Strong, Stand Tall (TM) creates a safe space for girls to build strength of body, mind and spirit Continue reading