Racine Public Library
FREE LEAD TESTING: Get instant results about potential lead hazards in items such as older painted wooden or metal toys, vinyl toys, pottery and some types of jewelry. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St.
Jane Cremer Foundation
"KEEPING FAITH & HUMOR IN YOUR LIFE": This free community-wide event encourages African American women to take time to focus on the importance of faith and humor in their lives. Speakers include Ernest Garrison, pastor of Wayman AME Church, who will discuss the importance of faith when dealing with serious illness and healing; and Naomi Dolohanty, of Aurora Health Care, who will talk about using humor to make everyday life a little bit better. 6-8 p.m. (registration starts at 5:30 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 17, Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St., Mount Pleasant. Free, reservations required, email JaneCremerFoundation.org or call (262) 632-2400.
SC Johnson and City of Racine Health Department
FILM AND DISCUSSION ABOUT LEAD POISONING: This community interest program will feature a preview screening of “MisLEAD, America’s Secret Epidemic,” along with a panel discussion about the Lead Safe America organization which was created by film director Tamara Rubin to support families with children who have been diagnosed with lead poisoning. In 2005 two of Rubin’s four sons were diagnosed with lead poisoning. Panel members include Rubin, Amy Allen Gooder and Haven McWilliams, all mothers of children with lead poisoning. 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 17, Golden Rondelle Theater, 1525 Howe St. Reservations are required, call (262) 260-2154 or go to www.scjohnson.com/visit under Schedule Your Tour.
OPEN HOUSE: Classes, complimentary smoothies and snacks, children’s crafts, basket drawing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Free. Feuk’s Fitness, 1320 Warwick Way, Mount Pleasant.
Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United States
TAI CHI BEGINNER CLASSES: Beginner classes last four months, during which students learn the complete sequence of the Taoist Tai Chi set, which incorporates stretching and turning within a sequence of movements that improve the health of body, mind and spirit. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, DeKoven Center assembly hall, 600 21st St. (enter on Wisconsin Avenue side of property). Prospective students can attend their first class at no obligation. Monthly fees: $40 adults, $25 seniors. Call (262) 902-0725.
Fitness File is published every Wednesday and includes notices of nonprofit fitness and health-related programs. The deadline to submit an announcement is seven days before the desired publication date. Mail information to Fitness File, c/o Diane Collins, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403; fax to (262) 631-1780; or submit it to the online calendar at www.journaltimes.com/calendar and use the “Health-and-fitness” category.