COMMUNITY INTEREST PROGRAMS PLANNED
RACINE — These community interest programs will be held at Golden Rondelle Theatre, 1525 Howe St.:
“The City that Sold America — A Documentary,” 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Featuring a new feature-length film about Chicago’s rich advertising history. It reveals, with intriguing insights and wistful nostalgia, the confluence of Chicago’s creative talent, business savvy, grit, and determination that changed the country and our relationship with popular culture. Award-winning director Ky Dickens and producer Mary Warlick will be on hand for this screening and answer questions. Following the program, a Wright@Night SC Johnson Campus Tour will be available from 8 to 9:30 p.m. (separate reservation is required).
Screen Smart — The Upside of Digital Devices,” 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Nicole Dreiske, children’s media expert and author, will give parents the skills to teach children about mindful viewing. Dreiske helps parents transform the way in which their kids experience digital content, whether through YouTube, television, smart phone apps, games or the internet. Combining her rich legacy in arts education with 40 years of field-tested techniques, Dreiske shows parents how to help their children develop their own media filters, and engage screens in ways that are healthy, safe and beneficial.
To register for a program, call 262-260-2154 or go to www.scjohnson.com/CIPreservations.
UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA IS TOPIC
RACINE — The Alzheimer’s Association will host a presentation called “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Gateway Technical College, 901 Pershing Drive.
This free presentation teaches family caregivers to decode behavioral triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Registration is required by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.
UW-PARKSIDE MINI COURSES
SOMERS — These mini-courses will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road:
“Beginning Conversational French 2,” 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, May 16-June 20. Fee: $59.
“Digital Photography Overview,” 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Fee: $25.
“Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement,” 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 24-June 7. Fee: $79 single/$99 couple.
“Aging Well Conference,” 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 1. Fee: $129.
Advance registration is required for all courses by calling 262-595-3340. For more information, go to www.uwp.edu/learn/continuingeducation/index.cfm.
POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS
BRISTOL — Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a free, six-week educational series designed by Stanford University to give caregivers the tools to take care of themselves while caring for a loved one, will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 31-July 12 (no class July 5), at the Kenosha County Center Room B, 19600 75th St.
This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
Registration is required by May 29 by contacting the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 262-605-6646 or 1-800-472-8008. Or register online at adrc.kenoshacounty.org. Look for the red registration button.
PROTECTING THE BOUNDARY WATERS
CALEDONIA — Dave and Amy Freeman, authors and National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, will make a stop on their 1,750-mile book tour by bicycle from Ely, Minn., to Washington, D.C., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road.
They are sharing their new book, “A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters,” and continuing their efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the threat of proposed copper mining.
Through images, video clips, stories and excerpts from their book, the Freemans will share the year they spent living in the Boundary Waters. From listening to a wolf pack run through their campsite as the lakes were freezing around them in the late fall to watching the loons return as the ice melted in the spring, the Freemans’ engaging presentation will transport attendees into the wilderness.
Attendees will be able to sign the petition canoe they are towing behind their bikes and show their support for protecting the Boundary Waters.
STATE OF CRAFT BEER IS TOPIC
RACINE — Matthew Janzen, author and photographer of “State of Craft Beer,” will present a free program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St.
He will guide patrons on a vivid tour of Wisconsin’s craft beer industry speaking speak about the trends he discovered on his two-year journey to publish a book about brewery supply chains. Janzen says attendees will learn how breweries are strengthening their communities, and how the importance of that story became a book, which was also manufactured in Wisconsin.
Janzen’s book will be available for purchase. For more, go to www.stateofcraft.beer.
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS WORKSHOPS
RACINE — Racine County Workforce Solutions, 1717 Taylor Ave., is offering these free workshops May 14-18:
“ProTech,” 9-11 a.m. Monday.
“Basic Computer Course Orientation,” 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday through Thursday.
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.
“Walk-In Resume Lab,” 10 a.m. Friday.
“Open Computer Lab,” 10 a.m.-noon Monday, at Bray YMCA, 924 Center St.
For more information or to register for a workshop, call Racine County Workforce Solutions, Workshop Instruction at 262-638-6551 or 262-638-6550.
WUSTUM MUSEUM OFFERS ART CLASSES
RACINE — These children’s art classes will be offered at Wustum Museum, a campus of the Racine Art Museum at 2519 Northwestern Ave.:
“Plein Air Workshop,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Outdoor painting workshop. Fee: $40.
“Fused Chain Making Workshop,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Fee: $88.
“Magnificent Monogram: Ages 7-13,” Saturday, May 19. Children may design a supersized monogram using a yarn-wrapping technique. Fee: $35.
To register, go to www.ramart.org 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.
ART CLASSES OFFERED
KENOSHA — Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Road, will offer the following classes:
“Pottery: Extruded Vases,” 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Fee: $30.
“Stained Glass Seminar,” 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. Fee: $45.
“Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel,” 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, May 21-24. Fee: $55.
To register, go to www.lemonstreetgallery.org or call 262-605-4745.