Cooking workshop

It’s Summertime—the perfect time for healthy eating, as locally grown and nutritious produce are abundant this time of year.

We are going way beyond that boring iceberg lettuce and thousand island dinner salad here, said Northern Neck Family YMCA senior operations director Liz Allen.

Attend the YMCA’s Sweet and Savory Salads Cooking Class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28. This class is free for YMCA members and $10 for others. Register by June 27, 435-0223.

If you are looking for ways to make your barbecues and summer parties healthier but still incredibly delicious and enjoyable, join our nutrition and health coach Kim Diaz, as she shows you how easy it is to create energizing and nourishing meals with seasonal, local, whole foods.

You will learn how to make delicious and simple salad dressings with no additives or preservatives, how to cool your body and support your digestion with seasonal foods and how and why the foods you eat affect your moods.

Samples and recipes of the meals prepared will be included for all who attend, said Allen. Eat well—Be happy!

Indoor soccer

The YMCA will host indoor soccer “pick up” games for ages 15 and older from 5 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays through August 30 at YMCA gymnasium facilities, 39 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock.

This coed indoor soccer league is a great opportunity to increase soccer skills and meet new people while having fun, said senior operations director Liz Allen.

Nonmembers are welcome for $5 per night.

Athletic shoes and shin guards are highly recommended.

Summer swimming

The YMCA, through August 19, will offer residents of Lancaster County who are not members of the YMCA, an opportunity to swim at the YMCA’s indoor aquatic center in Kilmarnock, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only.

All children must have a parent or guardian present at all times while swimming, said Allen. All who are not members of the YMCA must complete a liability waiver prior to swimming. Proper swimming attire is required.

The Lively Aquatic Center will not be able to open this summer due to structural and safety concerns.