The YCC is Now Open!
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm • Saturday, 9:00am – 3:00pm • Sunday, Closed
YCC Thanksgiving Week Hours
Monday, Nov 23, 2020 – 8 am – 8 pm
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 – 8 am – 8 PM
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 – 8am – 5 pm
Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 – CLOSED
Friday, Nov 27, 2020 – 8 am – 2 pm
Saturday, Nov 28, 2020 – 9 am – 3 pm
Yates Community Center
Greetings Yates Community
A Note from the President:
Greetings Yates Community:
This is my first message to our community since becoming the president a little over a year ago. In the past year, there has been an incredibly positive change and growth for the community center. These past six months have been highly challenging, for most of us as we have entered a new phase of moving forward.
The COVID shutdown allowed us to thoroughly clean and upgrade the entire fitness center, and I am sure you will agree it looks beautiful. COVID has also forced us to streamline our operations and think outside the box for our programming and events. I think our team has done a fantastic job of creating great, safe. and healthy options. You can always find our events and programming on our Facebook page and website.
We also lost someone very dear to us at the community center during this time. It is not an exaggeration to say Corry Stork changed my life. It was a gift to have known her, and I will miss her very much. She and Don are the reason our community center even exists. As we continue to move forward with the community center in their honor, I bring you inspiring news that our $500,000 NYS Grant is finally moving forward. This grant will allow us to make significant upgrades to the existing community center grounds.
Please stay tuned for our final plans and ways you can get involved in this project. I couldn’t be more excited about all the developments at YCC. Our future is very bright!! See you next month.
Yates Community Center News
- Silver Sneakers Classes to start soon
- Star Shine– Shine Your Light Parade, Dec 12, 7pm
- WANTED: . . . . Old jewelry pieces to be used for jewelry making classes
- Cookie Exchange Class
- Insurance Information: Renew, Active Fit, Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, coming early December
We are turning the negative of Covid into a positive with
exciting things ahead for the YCC!!!
The $500,000 NYS Grant is finally moving forward!
Stay tuned for updates and how you can get involved.
- Babysitting Class was a big hit with all attendees, Twelve 11 & 12 year olds became Safe Sitter Certified
- Spooky Walk/Pumpkin Carvings/ Movie night– was a Spook-tacular” event
- PYCSD Cross Country Meet was a huge success
Yates Community Center (YCC)
Yates Community Center’s mission is to provide health, wellness, educational and recreational opportunities to all Yates county residents.
The mission of the Community Center will be accomplished with the support and cooperation of it’s partner programs, Core, Elevate and Our Town Rocks, local sports teams, local organizations, community members, it’s employees, committees and Board of Directors. The Yates Community Center IS it’s partners and programs and together they serve all members of Yates County.
Donate to the YCC
Thank you for your support of the Yates Community Center!
Thank You Yates County Tuberculosis & Health Association
The YCC thanks the Yates County Tuberculosis and Health Association for the generous donation which has helped us purchase a Vibration Platform and weighted poles. (More new fun equipment to come in the future.)
In our quest for normalcy, we hope to be able to offer more classes and events soon as we are all learning to adjust to the new normal. The Yates Community Center and our members appreciate the funds that have provided us with tools to help keep us on our fitness journey.
As you all can see from the pictures the new “FUN” equipment is getting much use.
Gift Certificates Available – the perfect gift for any occasion!
Exploring Ecology Through Metal: For Teens & Adults
in partnership with ELEVATE Youth and the Yates Community Center
Instructors: Sam Castner and Lindsey Dean
Date / Time: NEW DATES COMING SOON!
Experience: All levels, ages 13 and up.
Workshop/Materials fee: FREE for 7-12 grade students $225 for ages 18 and above
(materials and lunch included)
Learn the basic techniques used to fabricate metal sculptures while gaining a working skill set, understanding the use of metal fabricating tools and techniques, and learning the connection between different ecological systems. The second half of the workshop we’ll focus on a large-scale, collaborative sculpture to be installed into the Yates Community Center campus located in Penn Yan, NY. Expect to leave with a good foundation for craft, a handcrafted milkweed and monarch butterfly, and an understanding of working with a
community on a large-scale landmark piece. you refresh and refine your craft!
Topics covered will include:
If you have prior experience this class will help
- shop safety
- the MIG welding process
- the plasma cutting process
- hammering techniques
- use of tongs, anvils, vises
- translating small scale models into large, collaborative public sculptures
- learning the interaction between humans and the environment, and the link between themilkweed and butterfly throughout our communityMaterials and supplies you need to bring:
- work gloves
- close-toed shoes or boots
- non-flammable cotton clothing
- cotton long-sleeve button-up or work shirt
- bandana or welding cap
- water bottle and snacks
The YCC photo gallery features images of the facilities, grounds, highlights of events, members, staff, & Community.