The Darien YMCA will be hosting its Community Open House on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free family event will include boat rides on the Y's catamarans and canoes, a musician, bounce houses, a magician, fitness classes and contests and healthy treats.

The Y will also conduct its first Sprint Triathlon for members and unveil an indoor rock climbing wall in the Y's Wellness Center.

"Our second annual Community Open House is a great way for us to celebrate all that the Darien Y has to offer to the community and more importantly, show the community all of the programs we offer," said Pat Morrissey, executive director of the Darien YMCA.

More than 1,000 people attended the inaugural open house in 2012 that celebrated the grand reopening of the Darien YMCA after the facilities renovation was completed.

The renovation included a state-of-the art gymnastics center, a new Holly Pond Nursery School building, updated adult locker rooms, refurbished adult fitness training center and the installation of cogeneration systems powered by natural gas that reduce the Y's energy consumption, environmental impact and carbon footprint.

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