RACINE — These workshops will be offered at Wustum Museum, a campus of the Racine Art Museum at 2519 Northwestern Ave.:

“Picasso Portraits,” for ages 7-13, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Participants will create a mask of their face in the style of Picasso. Fee: $35.

“Taste of Enamels Workshop,” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Participants will explore enameling skills and techniques. For all levels with a particular focus on beginners and basic skills. Fee: $72.

Life Drawing 4 Week Class, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Jan. 22-Feb. 12. Participants will investigate the human body form through the observation of nude models. They will learn composition, drawing techniques, and the characteristics of light and proportion. Any type of drawing material or watercolors is welcome. Parental permission is needed for ages 16-18.

To register, go to or call 262-636-9177. Online registration closes three days before classes begin. After that, call for class availability. RAM members receive discounts on classes.


RACINE — The following free community interest program will be held at the Golden Rondelle Theatre, 1525 Howe St.:

“Empowering Girls to Pursue STEM,” 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Florence Tan, NASA deputy chief technologist Florence, will present a program empowering girls to be involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Tan will provide insights on the work of NASA as she encourages girls and young women to pursue STEM fields. She will offer suggestions on how to prepare for STEM careers as they consider high school courses and college majors. Tan will speak to the preparation and participation of parents, teachers and counselors in supporting girls and young women in these occupations.

To register for the program, call 262-260-2154 or go to


SOMERS — Family Service of Racine will host the conference, “Opioids: Killing More Than Pain,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Student Center, 900 Wood Road.

The conference is designed to provide relevant information on the opioid crisis to medical professionals, criminal justice professionals, human resource professionals and concerned citizens. Participants will select one of these four tracks, and receive breakout sessions specific to their area of interest.

The keynote speaker will be Tim Ryan, the subject of the new A&E documentary, “Dope Man,” author of “From Dope to Hope,” and founder of A Man in Recovery Foundation. Ryan will share his personal story of recovering from opioid addiction with the group.

Breakout sessions will be facilitated by local experts in their respective fields.

The cost is $10 and registration can be accessed at or by calling 262-634-2391.

For more information on Family Service of Racine and its services, call at 262-634-2391 or go to


RACINE — Housing Resources Inc., 500 Wisconsin Ave. (Suite 205), is offering a “Homebuyer Education” class from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 17 and 24.

The class teaches participants about the homebuying process, how to repair or build credit, and available downpayment and closing cost assistance. Classes are taught by local real estate professionals including lenders, realtors, home inspectors and others. The goal is to help people secure an affordable mortgage with a local, reputable lender. Following class, participants begin one-on-one counseling sessions to identify and overcome the obstacles for mortgage qualification.

The class fee is $50. Advance registration is required at or by calling 262-636-8271. Housing Resources Inc. is a nonprofit, HUD approved housing counseling agency that has been serving southeast Wisconsin for 27 years.


RACINE — The University of Wisconsin-Extension is offering two sessions of the Positive Solutions Workshop Series for parents/guardians of children ages 6 and younger at these locations:

Fridays, Jan 19-Feb. 23, 9:30-11 a.m., West Ridge Elementary School, 1347 S. Emmertsen Road.

Tuesdays, Jan. 30-March 6, 4:30-6 p.m., Wadewitz Elementary School, 2700 Yout St.

Participants should plan to attend each of the six workshops to learn strategies to promote positive behavior in their child.

A meal and childcare are provided at the free programs. To register or for more information, contact Pam Wedig-Kirsch at 262-767-2918 or


RACINE — Racine County Workforce Solutions, 1717 Taylor Ave., is offering these free workshops Jan. 15-19:

“Walk In Resume Lab,” 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday.

“Basic Computer Course Orientation,” 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday through Thursday (attend one time).

The Vibe, a community job club for job seekers 18-24, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday.

“UMOS,” 10 a.m.-noon Thursday.

“In-Home Child Care,” 10-11 a.m. or 5-6 p.m. Thursday.

The following workshop will be held at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha:

“ProTech,” 9-11 a.m. Monday.

For more information or to register for a workshop, call Racine County Workforce Solutions, Workshop Instruction at 262-638-6551 or 262-638-6550.


Community Coordinator

Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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