The Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA in Montgomery is hosting Freedom Festival through Sept. 14. During the festival, the YMCA will waive joiners' fees (valued in the $50 to $75 range) for memberships and offer the following events:
Wednesday, Sept. 11
• UKV Creative Arts Group doing demos and artwork on the front lawn
• Free arts and crafts class, 6 p.m.
• Free dancercise class, 6 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12
• Cornhole tournament, 5 p.m. Early sign-up is $10 for singles and $20 for doubles. Day of registration will be $15 and $25, respectively. For more information or to enter, contact Al Dillard at email@example.com, 304-981-2515 or 304-539-2390.
• Free aqua aerobics class taught by Lisa Sodder, 6 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13
• Free swim, 3 to 6 p.m.
• Free self-defense course, 5 to 6 p.m.
• Friday the 13th "Dive in" Movie Night, 8 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14
• 3-on-3 basketball tournament, 10 a.m. Fee is $10 per player, and there will be four divisions: adult (18-and-over), high school (grades 10-12), middle school (grades 7-9) and elementary (grades 4-6). For more information or to enter, contact Al Dillard at firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-981-2515 or 304-539-2390.
Proceeds from the cornhole and 3-on-3 events will benefit the YMCA's programs in the region.