Community Briefs: Jan. 26

2013-01-26T00:00:00Z 2013-12-11T09:54:14Z Community Briefs: Jan. 26 Journal Times
January 26, 2013 12:00 am

Care Net Family Network ultrasound open house set Sunday

RACINE — Care Net Family Resource Center, 2405 Northwestern Ave., invites the public to its ultrasound kickoff open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors will learn about the new, free ultrasound program for women in crisis pregnancy situations. They will have the opportunity to meet new medical staff members, see the equipment and watch a video with pre-born ultrasound images.

For more information, call (262) 632-2464.

Volunteers needed Wednesday night for annual homeless count

RACINE — The Homeless Assistance Coalition/Continuum of Care of Racine County will hold its annual homeless street count, known as the Point in Time, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and into the morning of Thursday, Jan. 31.

The count is an important indicator for service providers in the community. It allows organizations to collect data that can identify gaps in services and gives important feedback on how best to serve the homeless population. The Point in Time count is conducted with the help of volunteers.

Volunteers will meet at 8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., to register if needed and receive instructions before being assigned an area to search. Many experienced volunteers as well as agency staff will be available for training and questions.

To volunteer for Point in Time, go to the Homeless Assistance Coalition of Racine County’s Facebook page for online volunteer registration, or contact Lillian Proctor via email at

Free dental exams for children offered Friday

RACINE — The Racine County Dental Society will partner with Health Care Network Inc. for the 10th annual Give Kids a Smile Day from 9 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Health Care Network, 904 State St.

Children ages 7-14 who do not see a dentist on a regular basis are eligible for free dental exams. Follow-up care will be arranged where needed.

Appointments are required by calling (262) 632-2400.

Revival Thrift Store giving away clothing, other items

RACINE — Revival Thrift Store, 2425 Geneva St., will have a free giveaway of clothing (all sizes), books, glassware and more through Jan. 31.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call (262) 909-6106.

Women invited to ‘Friday Nite Lites’ at Grace Church

RACINE — Ladies are invited to join the “Friday Nite Lites” event from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Grace Church, 3626 Highway 31. Come together to work on a hobby, play a game, learn a new craft or just share time with each other. The theme is “taco night.” If able, bring a topping to share.

For other ministry activities, visit the Web at

Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program set Friday at Parkside

SOMERS — The Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will hold an information session on its 2013 Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Tallent Hall on campus, 900 Wood Road.

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate program is designed for adult learners, professionals new to nonprofit leadership, career changers and experienced nonprofit executives who want to brush up on their knowledge. Participants will gain credentials for career advancement, enhance their knowledge and skills, have opportunities to network, and enjoy increased access to resources.

Starting in March 2013 and continuing through December, certificate program participants attend eight of the 10 topical modules the program offers. Facilitated by UW-Parkside Community Engagement Director Debra Karp, the modules cover planning, evaluation, fund development, grant writing, financial management, human resources, marketing and partnerships.

Classroom sessions often include guest presentations by top professional nonprofit leaders and consultants. Participants complete online training and reading assignments prior to each class session.

To register for the free information session, call Karp at (262) 595-2367. To register for the program online, go to, keyword: continuing education, then click the “certificate programs” icon.

Learn about 2013 Relay for Life at open house Feb. 6

RACINE — The 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Racine will hold a kickoff/information open house for returning as well as new teams at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Educators Credit Union Administration Building, 1400 N. Newman Road.

Information will be available on forming a team and volunteering at the event to be held at the Racine Zoo on June 7-8. Team captain kits will also be available.

For more information, go to or call Vicki Siefert at (262) 634-4154.

African-American Heritage Month program Feb. 7 at library

RACINE — Coming Together Racine and the Racine Public Library present a free program for African-American Heritage Month titled “African-American Lifestyle: A Middle-Class Scenario.” It will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the library, 75 Seventh St.

Belinda J. Sain-Cronin of Legacy Endeavors will present a program on African-American people of mixed race descent and a middle-class lifestyle of privilege. Attendees will discover another world and way of life for African-Americans in the United States. Concepts will be presented which reflect upon some of the traditional family activities which remain in place from the wisdom of the ancestors and are carried forth to the next generations via the matriarchal/patriarchal lineage.

Registration is requested to ensure adequate seating. Call (262) 636-9217.

Young readers can win voucher to attend Bucks game

RACINE — The Milwaukee Bucks Read To Achieve Library Reading Program challenges students in grades three to 10 to read 500 pages by Feb. 27.

Students who successfully complete the challenge will receive a voucher to attend a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game on either March 17 or 24. Students who read 750 pages will be eligible to enter a drawing for a chance to win an autographed basketball.

Forms for the Read to Achieve Reading program are available at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., in the Youth Services Department. Forms are also available at the mobile library.

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