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2019 Special Events

Daddy-Daughter Dance
Friday, January 11 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ages: 4-17
$25 per couple, $10 for each additional daughter.
Dance will be held at OWU Student Center. An Ice Cream Bar will be available at 6:30pm followed by games and dancing. A photographer will be on site taking pictures that can be purchased. Moms will not be allowed to stay. Formal dress is encouraged. Register at the YMCA or online: https://goo.gl/em8KZ4

Mother-Son Super-Hero Party
Friday, March 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$25/pair
$10 for each additional son
Event will be held at Mingo Park indoor basketball court. An Ice Cream Bar will be available at 6:30pm followed by games that will test your super hero strength. A photographer will be on site taking pictures that can be purchased Dad’s will not be allowed to stay. Super-Hero costumes are encouraged. Register starts in January at the YMCA or online: www.ymcacolumbus.org/hub (search keyword: super)

Easter Egg Hunt and Family Day
Date: Saturday, April 20th. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Easter Egg Hunts: 9:30 AM &-11:00 AM sharp (both hunts are identical)
Location: Veterans Park, 1121 S. Houk Road
Join us for the City of Delaware Easter Egg Hunt ether 9:30 AM or 11:00 AM on the Soccer Fields of Veterans Park. From 9:00 AM -12:00 PM the Easter Bunny, an Inflatable and many community partners will be in the YMCA Gym (free). Please bring your own basket. Ages 1-9. FREE.


Safety Town
Registration Starts: January 16
Registration Deadline: June 1
Maximum Participants: 60 per session
Location: Willis Intermediate School
Rate: $35
Session I: June 10-14, 8:45am-11:15am
Session II: June 10-14, 12:30- 3pm
Session III: June 17-21, 8:45am-11:15am
Session IV: June 17-21, 12:30- 3pm
Delaware Safety Town is a one-week educational program geared for children entering kindergarten or first grade in fall. Safety Town is an interactive program that is designed to educate the children in a variety of safety topics and techniques that can be utilized in real-life situations. Topic include: fire safety, bike, bus, and  pedestrian safety, the proper use of 911, poisons, stranger awareness, traffic safety, and animal safety. In addition participants will be introduced to fire fighters, police officers, school bus drivers, and many other community helpers. 
Register at the Delaware Community Center YMCA or online: www.ymcacolumbus.org/hub (keyword "safety")

Movies @ Mingo
Dates/Times TBD
Time: Movies at 8:15pm
Location: Mingo Park by the Playground
Come enjoy a Family Event in the Park. Bring blankets, chairs, bug spray, and snacks. No alcohol permitted. Free event.

Harmony in the Park
Date: Every Sunday, July-August
Time: 7:00-8:00PM (unless otherwise stated)
Location: Bicentennial Park Gazebo on S. Washington and Park Ave. in Downtown Delaware (next to Fire Station)
Enjoy wonderful music in a beautiful park setting right in the heart of Delaware. Bring a chair.

Dave Staley Adult and Youth Triathlon
Mingo Park, Delaware, Ohio
Saturday, August 10th
The YMCA of Central Ohio and the City of Delaware Parks and Recreation Department invite you and youth 12 & under to participate in the 37th Annual Dave Staley Triathlon & Youth Triathlon. The triathlon is designed to be a fun event for all individuals regardless of their fitness and experience level. If you have questions please call Nik S. at 740.203.3051.

Doggie Dive-In
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am - Noon
Jack Florance Pool
$5/dog (Pre-Registered, before September 6)
$10/dog (Day of Event)
You have spent the summer enjoying the water and relaxing in the sun, now its time to let our four legged friends in on the fun. This is a one dog per person event. Dogs must be licensed, current on all vaccinations and much have the appropriate paperwork on file with our office prior to the event. Friendly dogs only please. Space is limited.

Pumpkin Run and Sweet Feat Walk and Halloween Party
Saturday, October 26th
Mingo Park
Run/Walk 3:00pm
Party 4:00-7:00 pm
Come dressed in your finest ghoulish gear and join our family friendly event. Activities include a trunk or treat stations, inflatables, live music, costume contest and safety demonstrations from our local fire and police departments. Treats include grilled hotdogs, cookies, a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and a cartload of pumpkins for the picking.

Calls From The North Pole
Imagine the delight when your good little boy or girl gets a call from the North Pole. Santa, Mrs. Claus or their elves will call children ages 9 and younger on Thursday, December 5th between 5pm-7pm. To arrange this personalized call, complete the Calls from the North Pole request form(available after Nov. 1st). Return the form by Dec.3rd to the Delaware YMCA or mail to Delaware YMCA 1121 S. Houk Rd, Delaware OH 43015.