Sit and Stitch on Wednesdays at ICH

Wednesdays - the YMCA's Older Adult Program presents "Sit & Stitch"... Crochet, knitting, fiber arts from 1:00-4:00pm at the Island Community House! Come check it out... you do not have to be a Y member nor a specific age. Contact the Y for further info: 757-336-6266.

"We have crocheters and knitters. If you don't know how, we can teach you! If you're working on something different, bring it along, we’d love to see it. Great conversation and fun... I’m working on 8” squares for Love-Squared. I’d be happy to add your squares to mine when I send them." - Carol Betit Gray

Artsy Activities for the Y's Older Adults Program


Join the Y's monthly craft program, held on the 3rd Friday of each month at ICH. Includes all supplies needed, instruction and take home of the themed craft. Crafts can be easily adjusted to all skill levels; therefore everyone is invited to attend! Registration is required.
2/21: Rose Candle Holders; 3/20: Button Trees on Canvas; 4/17: Marbled Mugs; 5/15: Paper Flowers; 6/19: Plastic Spoon Garden Markers; 7/17: Paint Stick Beach Flags; 8/21: Glass Suncatchers; 9/18: Doily Dreamcatchers; 10/16: Toilet Paper Pumpkins; 11/20: Scented Ornaments; and 12/18: Pumpkin Seed Poinsettias. Contact the Y for info: 757-336-6266 

Fees: members $10; public $15.

Beekeeping and Honey Making Seminar with Stephanie Hale


Friday, March 6, 2020 1:00-3:00pm at Island Community House

Information about beekeeping in Chincoteague will be provided, including facts about bees and honey bees and honey production.  Samples of honey will be offered. Photographs and posters, as well as tools and hive components will be displayed. Free for Y members as well as the general public. 30 spots are open.

Mediterranean and Lebanese Dancing


April 3, July 3, October 2 - (all Fridays) from 1:00-4:00pm

Mediterranean and Lebanese Dancing... This gentle and graceful style of dance done to traditional Arabic music will make you feel great! Learn the basic movements of "belly dancing" as well as celebratory Lebanese dabka, or line dancing. Tradition drumming accompaniment and dance scarves are provided during the classes. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes! Contact the Y for further info: 757-336-6266

Lebanese Mazza Meal and Cooking Demonstration


May 1, Aug. 7, Dec. 4 - (all Fridays) from 1:00-4:00pm

Join your gracious hosts, Michele and Bishara, as they introduce us to the cuisine of this culture. Enjoy some delicacies in good company! Pre-registration is required. Participation fee has been reduced, call the Y for details! There are 12 spots. Held at the Island Community House. Contact the Y for further info: 757-336-6266

The YMCA's Older Adults Programming at ICH

Older Adults Programming is open to the public and held at the:

Island Community House:

6246 Mumford St.

Chincoteague, VA 23336

Check their calendar each month for events and programs... Most classes welcome all ages!

For classes that require registration, please visit the David Landsberger YMCA at 6395 Maddox Boulevard on the island or call them at 757-336-6266.

"The Y is more than a fitness center. More than a meeting space. We are a supportive community inspiring people of all ages, abilities and incomes to live healthier in mind, body and spirit. At the Y, we don't just provide programs and services, we transform lives."