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RACINE — Racine County Workforce Solutions, 1717 Taylor Ave., is offering these free workshops Feb. 19-23:

“ProTech,” 9-11 a.m. Monday in room N5 at Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha.

“Open Computer Lab,” 10 a.m.-noon Monday at Bray YMCA, 924 Center St.

“Basic Computer Course Orientation,” 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday

“Walk In Resume Lab,” 1:30 Tuesday, and 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Open Computer Lab,” 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Bray YMCA, 924 Center St.

“Basic Computer Course Orientation,” 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday

The Vibe, a community job club for job seekers 18-24,” 1-3 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information or to register for a workshop, call Racine County Workforce Solutions, Workshop Instruction at 262-638-6551 or 262-638-6550.


SOMERS — Adventures in Lifelong Learning (ALL), an organization of mostly retired people ages 55 and older, offers lectures on various topics.

“If a Collection Could Talk — Artifacts from the Civil War Museum will be the topic at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the Student Center Cinema at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road.

Doug Dammann, Civil War Museum curator, will speak on the histories and stories behind the artifacts on display at the Civil War Museum and about the Upper Midwest’s involvement in the war.

Parking is available in the Student Center parking lot. A daily parking pass may be purchased at the Student Center Concierge desk for $4.

For more information, call the ALL office at 262-595-2793 or go to (keyword ALL).


RACINE — The Racine Yacht Club Youth Foundation is offering Sailing through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), an afternoon for sailors and future sailors ages 7-15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Racine Yacht Club, 1 Barker St.

Youth sailors will rotate through stations and activities focused on STEM/sailing related activities.

The cost is $5. Register by Feb. 16 by calling 262-634-8585 or email

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP PLANNED BURLINGTON — The Burlington Genealogical Society is offering the free workshop, “Marriage Evidence & Missing Maiden Name Puzzles,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Room 112 of the Gateway Center, 496 McCanna Parkway.

The workshop will cover tips and websites for researching and finding marriage records and maiden names. Judith Schulz, church historian, will showcase the history of marriages and weddings at a family reunion or church celebration.

Participants are invited to bring one to two stories of weddings and marriages with a twist in the story, or an unusual story with at least two items of corroborating evidence. They are also invited to bring a puzzle or “brick wall” of a missing maiden name for suggestions from others at the workshop. The program includes discussion of tips on finding maiden names or a short story of an usual way a maiden name was discovered.

Participants may bring a laptop.


RACINE — Housing Resources Inc., 500 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 205, is offering a “Homebuyer Education” class from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21 and 28.

Participants will learn about the homebuying process, how they can repair or build their credit, and down payment and closing cost assistance. Classes are taught by local real estate professionals including lenders, Realtors, home inspectors and others. They goal is to help people secure an affordable mortgage with a local, reputable lender.

Following class, participants begin one-on-one counseling sessions to identify and overcome the obstacles for mortgage qualification.

Registration is required at or call 262-636-8271. Housing Resources Inc. is a nonprofit, HUD-approved housing counseling agency that has been serving southeast Wisconsin for 27 years.


CALEDONIA — The Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Road, is offering these events:

Whole Grain Cookies & Cakes Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Sealed Air YMCA, 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant. Participants will learn how to incorporate locally grown and milled whole-grain wheat, spelt and rye into cookie and cake baking repertoire. The cost is $35.

Spring Break Camp, for ages 5-8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, April 3-6. Each day will be filled with exploration, lessons, crafts, games, music and stories. Snacks will be provided. Children will have a day learning all about bees, a day hatching chicks, a day exploring the hoop-house and learning all about plants, and a day spent with our goats, alpacas and other animals. The cost is $100.

Some scholarships are available. For more information or to register for a program, go or call 262-681-8527.


RACINE — “The Phenomenon of Dystobian Themes,” a free community interest program, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Golden Rondelle Theatre, 1525 Howe St.

Through a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read grant, the film “La Jetée” will be shown. The 1962 film is a ground-breaking, science fiction film about a man who attempts to travel in time after an apocalyptic event. Director Chris Marker’s French featurette is constructed almost entirely from still photos. The 28-minute film has subtitles and is not rated.

Following the screening, three film scholars will discuss the phenomenon of dystopian stories and their popularity. They are Elaine Roth of Indiana University-South Bend, and Lesley Walker and Jay McRoy of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

To register to attend, call 262-260-2154 or go to


Community Coordinator

Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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