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Community Briefs: June 16

Community Briefs: June 16

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Register now for youth Summer Visual Arts Camp in Racine

RACINE — Registration ends soon for the City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Summer Visual Arts Camp being held July 23-Aug. 2.

The camp, designed for youth ages 10-15, will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Tyler-Domer Community Center, 2301 12th St.

This Mega-Structure Construction Camp will provide participants with an opportunity to create their very own monumental sculpture based on a much smaller, mundane object of their choosing.

Students will use Paper-Mache construction techniques and learn about the work of Claes Oldenburg and other three-dimensional artists who have left a monumental impact on their world.

The camp is organized and directed by local art teacher Jason Ludtke who has experience presenting camps in a variety of settings.

After the completion of the camp, students will have an opportunity to exhibit their structures and pass on their knowledge to community youth as part of National Night Out on Aug. 7.

The $30 fee includes all materials.

Registration is taken at the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services office in Room 127 of the City Hall Annex, 800 Center St. For more information, call Duncan Cortez at (262) 636-9568.

Revival Thrift Store holding clothing giveaway through June 30

RACINE — Revival Thrift Store, 2425 Geneva St., will hold a clothing giveaway through June 30.

Hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Free items include clothing in all sizes, hard and soft cover books including some cookbooks, record albums, VHS tapes, glassware and kitchen items.

Revival is a nonprofit organization and run by the Divine Circle Church. For more information, call (262) 909-6106.

Free child car seat inspections offered Tuesday in Caledonia

CALEDONIA — According to Safe Kids Worldwide, four out of five child car seats are installed incorrectly.

In an effort to reduce that number, the Safe Kids Coalition of Kenosha and Racine will hold a free child car seat inspection to educate families on the proper use of car seats.

It will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Caledonia Fire Department, 6040 Douglas Ave.

To schedule an appointment and find out about receiving a free car seat, call (262) 687-3366.

Six-week ‘Go Girl Go’ session starts Wednesday at McKinley Middle School

RACINE — Girls Inc. of Racine in partnership with Lighted Schoolhouse will offer a six-week session of “Go Girl Go!” starting Wednesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at McKinley Middle School, 2340 Mohr Ave.

“Go Girl Go!” is one of many programs at the McKinley Middle “Afterschool Zones” and follows the Racine Unified School District summer school calendar. Girls entering grades 6-8 will participate in a summer of hands-on opportunities including cooking, personal fitness, team building, nutrition, sports, kick boxing, ceramics, photography, outdoor education, jewelry making, Operation SMART (science, math and other relevant technology), personal responsibility education and field trips.

For more information, contact Jeanette Brown at or (262) 989-9693.

To register, go to, click on Summer School 2012 or contact the Lighted Schoolhouse office at (262) 664-6990.

Focus on Community golf, dinner event to be held Friday

WATERFORD — The 11th annual Focus on Community golf and dinner event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rivermoor Golf Club, 30802 Waterford Drive.

Tee Up “Fore” Racine kids features valet club drop-off, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner and a chance to win raffle and auction items.

The cost is $95 per person or $360 for a foursome. Dinner and auction begins at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person for dinner only.

The event benefits the Focus on Community organization which helps local youth stay on course.

For more information, call Francie McGuire Winkler at (262) 632-6200, or send email to

Classic Car, Custom Motorcycle Show set June 24

RACINE — The Racine Eagles Club and George’s Tavern will hold their seventh annual Classic Car and Custom Motorcycle Show from 1 to 6 p.m. June 24 at Hamilton and North Main streets.

The cost is $10 to display a car or motorcycle but the event is free to spectators. Food and beverages available. Trophies and prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m.

Profits from the show are combined with other function profits and are donated to the Eagles’ Lou Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund for equipment at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints to support care for spinal cord injury patients.

Senior Information & Health Fair set June 20 in Sturtevant

STURTEVANT — Home Instead Senior Care and Senior Friends/Happy Traveler Tours will host the 10th annual Senior Information & Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20 at Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave.

Approximately 50 exhibitors will offer free information for seniors in the Racine and Kenosha area. Vision Clinic, Dr. Savin and Associates, will be offering vision and eye health screenings and information on concerns for aging eyes. There will be hourly door prizes and a raffle table. There is no admission fee.

For more information, call (262) 632-1939.

Envi Ultra Lounge seeking artwork

RACINE — Envi Ultra Lounge, 316 Main St., announces a call to artists for the 2012 Summer Artists Series.

This fine art exhibition on July 14 will highlight original artwork in all media created by residents of southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois.

The theme is “Environment Conservation/Recycling.” Only original artwork conceived and created by the entrant will be accepted. Two-dimensional work must be framed. All artwork should be prepared for proper hanging, if applicable.

No entry fee is required. Submit photos of proposed work in a jpeg format at 300 dpi to Doug Nicholson at Include size, media and title. For more information, call Nicholson at (262) 770-4297.

Group Workcamp in Racine to improve 63 homes

RACINE — Group Workcamp is in Racine Sunday through June 23.

Group Workcamp is a national faith-based community service program from Loveland, Colo., which coordinates volunteer work teams of youth with their adult supervisors, who complete basic improvements on eligible homes.

The work crews are improving 63 Racine homes. The projects include interior and exterior painting, porch repair, fence installation and other basic work. Homes chosen for the project are owner-occupied, and residents qualify for the proposed work based on physical or financial need. The homes are located on the north side of Racine.

Group Workcamp returns to Racine due to local support from the SC Johnson Fund and the City of Racine, and careful planning and organization of the project. The local project is coordinated by Racine Neighborhood Watch Inc.

Workcamp homes have a placard displayed in a front window.

Learn about home ownership program at networking event June 23

RACINE — The Racine Individual Development Account program is an asset building program in which an income-qualified buyer’s savings are matched with other funds for a first home down payment. Financial and homebuyer training are provided during the course of the savings period.

The Racine IDA Program will host a networking event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 23 at Racine City Hall Annex, 800 Center St., Room 130. A self-guided tour of homes will be available after the networking event until 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and free parking is available in the lot across the street.

This informal gathering is designed for applicants, savers, homeowners and partners in the IDA program to share information. Potentially eligible first-time homebuyers not yet in the IDA program are also invited, as are existing IDA homeowners who are considering refinancing. Information will be available about homebuyer training, mortgages, refinancing for existing homeowners, and consumer and financial education.

To learn more about the program, go to or contact Mary McIlvaine at (262) 636-9574.

Free Summer Movies in the Parks series starts June 23

RACINE — The City of Racine’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department invites families to enjoy the free Summer Movies in the Parks series. The schedule:

* June 23 — “Kung Fu Panda 2,” Solbraa Park, 3825 16th St. (Lathrop Avenue and 16th Street).

* July 7 — “Casper,” Mound Cemetery, 1147 West Blvd.

* July 21 — “Zookeeper,” Hantschel Park, 5400 Byrd Ave.

* Aug. 4 — “Cars 2,” Matson Park, 1110 South St.

Movies start at dusk (8:30 p.m.) and run approximately 90 minutes. People should bring lawn chairs or blankets and bug spray. In the event of inclement weather, the movies will be shown indoors at Tyler-Domer Community Center, 2301 12th St.

Children’s, adult programs offered at Waterford library

WATERFORD — The Waterford Public Library, 123 N. River St., will offer the following programs:

* “Musical Playgroup,” for children ages 2-5, 10-11 a.m. Monday.

Children can experiment with a variety of musical instruments and make a few of their own.

* “Out of This World Craft Program,” for children ages 5 and older, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Make “out-of-this-world” crafts, snacks and playing games. Registration required.

* “Night-time Gardens,” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Horticulturist Jeanne Christensen will teach how to plant a garden that looks great at night. Free, but registration is required.

* “Lap-sit Storytime,” for children younger than age 3 with a caregiver, 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

* “Preschool Storytime,” for children ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21.

* “Insomniac Café,” for ages 11 and older, noon-1 p.m. Friday.

Create fun foods for midnight snacking. Registration is required.

* “Create a Scrapbook from a Board Book,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

Repurpose a child’s board book into a small summer-themed scrapbook. Fee: $15. Registration is required by today.

For more information, call the library at (262) 534-3988.


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