Private event Sunday for families living with autism
KENOSHA — Sponsored by the ANGEL Autism Network, a private event will be held for families living with autism from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Monkey Joe’s, 4237 Green Bay Road. April is Autism Awareness Month.
This event is closed to the public so it can be enjoyed by special kids. Families and friends can participate for a reduced rate of $7.99 per child. ANGEL Autism merchandise will be sold.
ANGEL Autism Network is a non profit that has been serving Wisconsin families living with autism since 2000. for more information, call Cindy Schultz at (262) 639-3041.
Farmers’ input sought in survey
RACINE COUNTY — the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension, in partnership with local producers and processors, is working to evaluate the feasibility of a USDA-inspected mobile poultry processing facility to serve small, mid-sized, custom and batch poultry producers in southeastern Wisconsin.
Interested farmers are encouraged to complete a 10-minute online survey by Monday at www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22FAV4D5JFF.
Feedback from current and potential poultry producers will help assess the true demand for additional processing capacity. Participation is voluntary and responses will be kept confidential. Completion of the survey implies consent to participate. No personally identifiable information will be associated with responses in any reports of this data.
For more information, contact Rose Skora, community agriculture educator for Kenosha and Racine County UW-Extension, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262) 886-8460.
Learn about shipwreck explorers Tuesday at Union Grove library
UNION GROVE — Graham Public Library, 1215 Main St., will host a free presentation about shipwreck explorers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Capt. Hanakova from Shipwreck Explorers will present “Discovery and Exploration of the L.R. Doty.” the L.R. Doty was one of the biggest wooden steamers that vanished in Lake Michigan 20 miles off Milwaukee shores in 1898.
Jam Session, Sing-Along Wednesday at Burlington Senior Center
BURLINGTON — A Jam Session and Sing-Along will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Burlington Senior Center, 201 N. Main St.
People interested in participating should bring their instruments. Spectators and those who like to dance are also welcome. for more information, call (262) 534-6138.
Donate used athletic shoes April 21 for recycling
RACINE — the City of Racine’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department has teamed up with the City of Milwaukee Public Works and Nike to offer the Reuse a Shoe program as part of Earth Day, April 21.
This program allows citizens to donate used athletic shoes that are shipped to Nike and recycled into three separate materials which are used in sports surfaces such as playgrounds, basketball courts and running tracks. all brands of dry, mud-free, athletic shoes are acceptable. Shoes should not be in plastic bags or tied together. Athletic shoes can be deposited in barrels in the Tyler-Domer Community Center parking lot, 2301 12th St., from 10 a.m. to noon April 21.
Free Scrap and Stamp event April 21 at New Hope Lutheran Church
RACINE — A free Scrap and Stamp event will be held from noon to 7 p.m. April 21 at New Hope Lutheran Church, 5970 Douglas Ave.
People should bring their own supplies and photographs. People may work as long as they like. Die-cut and embossing machines will be available. Free food, snacks and beverages will be served.
To register, call (262) 639-8778 or send email to email@example.com.
People should leave a name, telephone number and number of people in the party.
‘Woman Within’ medical educational event set April 24
MOUNT PLEASANT — the Jane Cremer Foundation will offer a free communitywide educational event for women titled, “The Woman within,” from 6 to 8 p.m. April 24 at the Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. for this free event.
Dr. Janet Rader will discuss progress made in the diagnosis and treatment of endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancer over the past 15 years. Rader is chairman and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. she is a gynecologic oncologist and her clinical specialties include chemotherapy and surgery (including laparoscopic/robotic procedures) for the treatment of endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancers.
Naomi Dolohanty will share lessons learned to use humor to make life and every day a little bit better. she is responsible for the Recruiting Department at Aurora Health Care.
Registration is required; call (800) 428-2424 or go to www.JaneCremerFoundation.org.
Children’s, family events offered at Racine Library
RACINE — the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., is offering these events:
* Children ages 4-10 and their parents are invited to an after School Stories and Crafts program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 24. To register, call the Youth Services Department at (262) 636-9245.
* Children of all ages and their parents are invited to a Children’s Day/Book Day Celebration from 6 to 7 p.m. April 26. the guest performer will be magician Rick Allen. Registration is required by calling (262) 636-9245. This program is presented by the HOLA Committee and sponsored by the Racine Community Foundation.
Blood drive set April 27 at Ridgewood Care Center
RACINE — the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, along with Racine County employees, will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. April 27 at Ridgewood Care Center, 3205 Wood Road.
Donors must be age 17 (16 with parental consent), be in good health and have photo identification. To schedule an appointment, go to www.bcw.edu.
For more information, call the BloodCenter at (877) 232-4376.
St. John Lutheran School hosts Bunny Hop 5K run/walk April 28
RACINE — St. John Lutheran School, 510 Kewaunee St., will host a Bunny Hop 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. April 28. the race begins and ends at the North Beach Oasis, 1501 Michigan Blvd. Registration starts at 9 a.m.
The fee to enter is $25, $35 per couple, $20 children younger than age 12 and $55 for a family up to five members. Prices are reduced by $5 if registered prior to April 21. To register, go to Active.com and enter bunny hop in the key word box. To receive a T-shirt, register today.
After the race there will be music, door prizes, refreshments and medals for all children who finish the race.
Proceeds will benefit the school. for more information, call Kara Kading at (262) 930-1211.
March of Dimes March for Babies to be held may 5 at zoo
RACINE — the March of Dimes will hold a local March for Babies at 9 a.m. may 5 at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St.
Walks are held nationally each year to help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.
To register and obtain forms to collect donations, go to www.marchforbabies.org. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the 1- or 2-mile walk kicking off at 10 a.m. Walkers will receive free admission to the zoo, lunch, music and other activities.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints will host a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reunion for all their NICU graduates.
Home & Hospice Advantage seeking volunteers
UNION GROVE — Home & Hospice Advantage, 951 Main St., Suite 120, is seeking volunteers to join its team in Racine, Kenosha or Walworth counties.
Volunteers are trained and guided to assist patients with reading, music, office projects and community outreach. They also offer comfort and support for hospice patients and families. Volunteers may also join the Compassionate Care Team which provides bedside vigils to patients in need.
Volunteers are required to complete an orientation session as well as a routine background check. To learn more contact Beth DeGarmo, volunteer coordinator, at (262) 864-4145 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toys for Tots Workshop needs donations, volunteers
RACINE — the Tex Reynolds Toys for Tots Workshop located in the City Hall Annex, 800 Center St., is open from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays to prepare for the 2012 Christmas season. Volunteers are always needed.
Donations of repairable toys, dolls, games, books, tricycles, bicycles, sleds, wagons, etc., even if parts are missing, can be dropped off at the nearest Racine, Caledonia, Mount Pleasant or Sturtevant fire station; Kortendick Hardware Store, 3806 Douglas Ave.; or Wells Fargo Bank, 1700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
All donations stay in Racine County. for more information, call (262) 633-1379 and leave a name, telephone number and a brief message.
Relay for Life set June 8-9
RACINE — the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, to be held June 8-9 at the Racine Zoo, is a unique celebration of life in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Relay for Life involves teams of 8 to 15 people who take turns walking around a track all night long.
Teams members represent clubs, corporations, organizations, neighborhoods and families.
For information about forming a team or to participate as an individual, go to www.relayforlife.org/racinewi, or call Vicki Siefert at (262) 634-4154.
For information on volunteering, call Judy Urso at (262) 456-4707.