Yes it’s true, the Banana Slugs are returning to Yachats for a free concert at the Yachats Commons. Our own local Bluegrass Band The Bad Weeds is playing too. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Thanks to the generosity of local donors who care about children’s exposure to quality music and environmental issues, this concert is entirely free. The fun starts at 5 pm. Come join us for a really fun, all-ages, end of summer event for our community; especially the youth. Learn more about The Banana Slug String Band at www.bananaslugstringband.com
Any donations collected at the door will be given to YYFAP.
Join us May 29th for a very special final Families Together of the school year. Author Bob Welch will join us to read his story and autograph free books for the kids thanks to the generosity of Bob himself and another local donor. The event will be held at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church from 6-8 pm. Dinner will be free as well and we will have age appropriate books for older siblings to take home too. Don’t miss this chance to meet Bob in person and hear him read his wonderful story, “Keyboard Kitten Gets Oregonized“. Call 541-547-4599 for more information. See you there!
Due to overwhelming response to our Dinner Theater Event (which as of yesterday was sold out) we have decided to add one more table! If you were waiting to call and get tickets, NOW is the time. Call me at 541-547-4599 to reserve your spot at our last table now. A big thank you to all of you who have already made reservations for this super fun, fundraiser all to benefit local children and families. We appreciate the support.
Join us for our annual dinner theater fundraiser on Friday night, May 1st. There will be a wonderful surf and turf dinner donated by Ona Catering and both live and silent auctions with lots of great items to bid on! The evening begins with wine and appetizers at 5:30 pm, then a delicious, plated dinner for your dining pleasure thanks to the generosity of Ona Catering. This is a very funny play that should prove to be a lot of fun as well as raise funds for a very good cause. Thanks to our local businesses everything is donated, therefore all the money raised goes straight into programming for our local children and families. We have beautiful art, getaways packages and many nice items up for auction. You don’t want to miss the fun! Call YYFAP today at 541-547-4599 to secure your reservation. Credit and debit can be taken over the phone, checks and cash are also welcome. Cost is $60 per ticket and includes dinner and the play. (No children please; as this event includes alcohol, it is for adults only.)
Come join the fun filled Easter Egg Hunt at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 4th at 10 am. There will be baskets and egg hunting galore! Co-sponsored by Yachats Youth & Family Activities and our friends at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. (360 West 7th Street, Yachats)
The YYFAP Community Talent Show is coming and we need you! We are interested in all acts, young and old, so long as they are appropriate for audiences that include young children. The show is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th at 2 pm. Rehearsals start this week on Wednesday, April 1st, from 4:30-6:00 pm (you don’t have to be there the entire time, just what works for you) and are also next Wednesday, April 8th, same time. Call 541-547-4599 right now to get your name on the list.
We do hope you will join us for Families Together this month, on Friday night, March 20th from 6-8 pm at Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. The featured story for this free dinner and evening focused on early literacy is, “How to Teach your Slug to Read” by, Susan Pearson. It is a really fun story, with wonderful illustrations by David Slonim, that is just not to be missed! Every family will take home their own copy of the book and their will be age appropriate free books for the older children attending as well. There will also be crafts for the children and helpful hints about encouraging early reading for the parents. See you there!