THE BRAIN-GUT CONNECTION: George Barry, educator and lecturer on the brain, will cover issues like irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Monday, Feb. 12, 9:30-11 a.m., Cross Lutheran Church, 126 Chapel Terrace, Burlington. Free. Enter on the west side of the church through doors under portico.


HONORING GRIEF ... INTENDING TO HEAL: Specifically for those who companion individuals on the journey through grief. The $375 fee includes three books, a binder of materials, noon meals and three continuing education units through the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, and March 3, 17 and 24, Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie St., Caledonia. Go to or call 262-898-2590.


ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSES: The Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department offers sessions of Zumba Fitness at Racine’s five community centers. These ongoing classes, created by Colombian dancer/choreographer Alberto Perez, incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo dance to create an aerobic workout. Participants of all levels of fitness and dance experience are welcome. The schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays — Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 21st St., 3:30-4:30 p.m., 262-636-9235. Zumba Gold for seniors. A $3 donation per class is requested.

Wednesdays — Humble Park Community Center, 2200 Blaine Ave., 10-11 a.m., 262-636-9226. A $3 donation per class is requested.

Saturdays — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1134 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 10-11 a.m., 262-636-9237. A $1 donation is requested.

For more information, call the community center or 262-636-9131.

Health & 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 Loreen Mohr, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403; fax to 262-631-1780; or submit it to the online calendar at and select Health & Fitness under sections.


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