ADVANCED PLANNING SEMINAR SET
RACINE — A free “Advanced Planning” seminar will be held Wednesday, April 25, at Wilson Funeral Home, 1212 Lathrop Ave. Two sessions will be offered, either at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. Topics to be covered are:
An attorney will explain which legal tools and documents that can help protect a family.
A representative of the Racine Police Department will explain how a person can protect themself against identity theft.
Colleen Vice, prearrangement specialist, will explain how advanced planning can help protect loved ones and give them comfort when a family member dies.
To reserve a spot or for more information, call 262-634-3361.
COYOTE LECTURE SCHEDULED
CALEDONIA — A free nature lecture about coyotes will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road.
Attendees will explore the relationship between humans and one of the area’s top predators — coyotes. David Drake, a professor and extension specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the department of forest and wildlife ecology, will present his ongoing research on urban coyotes and how man and beast are capable of living together harmoniously. Discussion and questions will follow the presentation.
THEATER CLASSES OFFERED
RACINE — The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., will offer summer classes for children and adults to sharpen their acting, singing and dancing skills. Classes are:
“Adult Improv,” 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays, June 11-July 16. This beginner’s course for ages 16 and older introduces the fundamentals of improvisation. With games and exercises, participants will learn how to think quickly, create characters, use mime-work and build the improvisational scene.
“Broadway Bound: Junior Session,” 9 a.m.-noon July 23-27. Children ages 6-8 will learn the skills of a “triple threat.” Each class will focus on the performance techniques used in musical theater, singing, dancing and acting.
“Broadway Bound: Senior Session,” 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 13-17. Children ages 9-14 will learn the skills of a “triple threat.” Each class will focus on the performance techniques used in musical theater, singing, dancing and acting.
“Creative Kids,” 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, June 12-July 17. Children ages 3-4 will provide an opportunity for the youngest artists to explore the space around them through rhythm and expression.
“Creative Kid Adventures: Session 1,” 12:30-2 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1. Five-year-old children will participate in creative movement, stories and crafts based on “The Jungle Book.”
“Creative Kid Adventures: Session 1,” 12:30-2 p.m. Aug. 6-8. Five-year-old children will participate in creative movement, stories and crafts based on the theme “Under the Sea.”
“Curtain Up!,” 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6-10. Students ages 13-18 will explore movement, vocalization, character development, improvisation and ensemble-building to create unforgettable characters and stage presence.
“Dr. Seuss Dramatics,” 9 a.m.-noon July 16-20. Children ages 8-10 will participate in a class that explores the imaginative worlds of Dr. Seuss and bring them to life on the stage.
“Fairy Tale Players,” 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13. Children ages 6-8 will learn basic theater skills through rehearsing and performing a familiar fairy tale.
“Fractured Fairy Tales,” 1-4 p.m. July 9-13. Children ages 9-10 will explore how changes in setting and perspective can reshape an entire story.
“Group Voice Minicamp,” noon-1:30 p.m. June 18-22. Children ages 8-12 will gain knowledge of how to condition their vocal instrument and understand the mechanics of the voice.
“Incredible Improv!: Junior Session,” 9 a.m.-noon July 30-Aug. 3. Children ages 8-12 will explore their creativity and build confidence through fun games and exercises as they create characters and scenes “on the spot.”
“Incredible Improv!: Senior Session,” 1-4 p.m. July 16-20. Children ages 13-15 will explore their creativity and build confidence through fun games and exercises as they create characters and scenes “on the spot.”
“Kid’s Kamp,” 9 p.m.-noon Monday through Thursday, June 18-28. Children ages 6-9 will learn acting, vocal, and dance techniques. Participants will play theater games and join in with costume crafts, then, perform in a mini-musical!
“Never Fear, It’s Shakespeare!,” 1-4 p.m. June 25-29. Children ages 10-14 will explore the poetry and characters of Shakespeare’s world from a kid’s eye view.
“Play in a Day,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 20-25. In this workshop for ages 10-14, students have 24 hours over the course of a week to write, produce and perform an original play. Performance is Aug. 25.
“Peter Pan, Jr.,” 2-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., July 23-Aug. 17. For ages 10-17, young performers will audition, rehearse and perform in two public performances of Disney’s “Peter Pan, Jr.” on the RTG stage. Public Performances are 6 p.m. Aug. 17 and 2 p.m. Aug. 18.
For more information or to register, go to www.racinetheatre.org or call 262-633-4218.
SENIOR GROUP OFFERS LECTURE
SOMERS — Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL), an organization of mostly retired people ages 55 and older, offers lectures on various topics.
Renee Foy from Kenosha County’s Aging and Disability Center (ADRC) will speak on “Health and Wellness Programs in Kenosha County” at 2 p.m. Monday April 16 in the UW-Parkside Student Center, 900 Wood Road. Foy is the coordinator for these programs focused on increasing a person’s ability to stay healthy and independent. Falling prevention, disease self-management and general quality of life will be highlighted.
Suggested parking is at Tallent Hall (east side of Wood Road) and using shuttle service transport to the front of the Student Center. A $4 parking pass (all parking lots) is required and available at Tallent Hall and the Student Center Concierge desk. For more information, call the ALL office at 262-595-2793 or go to www.uwp.edu (keyword ALL).
KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUM PROGRAMS
KENOSHA — The programs and workshops will be held at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.:
“Imagination Studio: Architecture and Design,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Learn what it takes to plan and build a variety of structures and spaces. Draw the design for your own building or room. Free.
“The Worth of Water: A Great Lakes Story,” 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Julia Robson and Alyssa Armbruster will talk about their Walk to Sustain Our Great Lakes. The 343-mile walk from Milwaukee to Lake Superior promotes awareness of Great Lakes issues and accomplishments. Joining them to talk about invasive species is Titus Seilheimer, a fisheries scientist with Wisconsin Sea Grant. Free.
Art Uncorked: Craft Night,” for adults 21 and older, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Fee: $42. Register by April 22.
“Blacksmithing: Toasting Fork,” 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 27. Fee: $60 plus a $15 supply fee. Register by April 22.
“Rubber Stamping: Birthday Cards,” 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Fee: $25 plus a $10 supply fee. Register by April 22.
“Miniature Painting,” 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 30. Fee: $20. Register by April 22.
To register for a program or for more information, call 262-653-4140.
CIVIL WAR MUSEUM PROGRAMS
KENOSHA — These programs and workshops will be held at the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave.:
Elbow Wall or Door Basket,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Fee: $41 plus an $18 supply fee. Register by April 14.
“The Life, Clothing and Equipment of the Union Infantry in the Civil War,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Fee: $20. Register by April 14.
“Appomattox Campaign: The End Game,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Fee: $25. Register by April 22.
Register for workshops at www.KenoshaPublicMuseum.org or call 262-653-4140.
ART CLASSES OFFERED
KENOSHA — Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Road, is offering these classes:
“Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel,” 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 17 and 19. Fee: $55.
“Help! I can Glaze,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 21. Fee: $25.
“Stained Glass Seminar,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Fee: $56, $5 supply fee.
“Color and Fragrance: Advanced Soap Making,” 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Fee: $30, $15 supply fee.
To register, go to www.lemonstreetgallery.org or call 262-605-4745.