At the Y, we’re always doing something fun for the community in Manatee County! Join us for our fantastic events! Fort Hamer Bridge Run Saturday August 24th, 2019 Join us for the 3rd Annual Fort Hamer Bridge Run. This healthy, family-oriented event features a 5k (3.1 miles), 10K, 5K Walk, and Kids’ Races. Parrish YMCA Chairty Golf Classic Friday October 18th, 2019 Join us for the 3rd Annual Parrish Golf Classic at The River Wildnerness Golf Course. The day is filled with of games, raffles, refreshments, and of course... GOLF! All proceeds from this event supports the Community Support Campaign. Casino Night Fundraiser LB Saturday November 2nd, 2019 Join us at the Lake Club and Bet on the YMCA! This fundraiser includes Casino games, live music, food and FUN all for a great cause! Help the YMCA as they help the community — all proceeds from the event supports the Community Support Campaign. Lakewood Ranch Halloween Fall Festival Friday, October 25th, 2019 (6-8pm) Welcome members and their guests for a fun filled night of family activities. We will have carnival games sponsored by Y departments, refreshments and bounce houses. There will be a Pumpkin Carving Contest and Apple Pie Contest! Look for details on our contests available by Oct. 1st. Kids are welcomed to showcase their Halloween costumes! Bradenton Branch Fall Festival Friday, October 25, 2019 (6:30-8pm) Join us for this fun, family friendly event, haunted house, costume contest, games and prizes, inflatables, food and drinks available. Free admission, tickets available for purchase for games and food. Sledding with Santa (Lakewood Ranch) Friday, December 6th, 2019 (5:30-8pm) Bring the whole family to the Y and enjoy treats, hot chocolate, arts and crafts with Santa and sledding on REAL SNOW! FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7th, 2019 Come join us for breakfast, and holiday activities with Santa. Make sure to bring your camera to take a picture with Santa! FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Bradenton: 9:30-11am, Parrish: 8-10am Swim with Santa (Bradenton) Saturday, December 21st, 2019 (10-12pm) Bring your wish list and join Santa for poolside pictures and a swim in our indoor heated pool! FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest Thursday November 14th, 2019 Presented in partnership with Lifestyles After 50 Magazine. Vendors, demos, health screenings, music & live entertainment. Lunch available for purchase. No pre-registration needed. Senior Fair (Lakewood Ranch) Wednesday November 6th, 2019 Vendors, demos, health screenings, music & live entertainment. Lunch available for purchase. No pre-registration needed. Senior Thanksgiving Lunch Wednesday November 20th, 2019 Thanksgiving celebration with your Y friends. Members free/all others $10. All are encouraged to bring a canned good/packaged food item for our holiday food drive. Senior Christmas Party (Lakewood Ranch) Thursday, December 12, 2019 Join other members at the Rosedale Country Club celebrating the holiday enjoying dinner. Spend a wonderful evening with other members! Tickets are available for purchase. Senior Christmas Lunch (Bradenton) Wednesday December 18th, 2019 Christmas celebration with your Y friends. Members free/all others $10.