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BURLINGTON — The AARP Smart Driver course will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Aurora Wellness Center Classroom B, 300 McCanna Parkway.

Participants will learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road; and proven safety strategies. AARP Smart Driver is intended to provide all drivers, especially those who are age 50 and older, with a classroom course that helps them improve their driving skills, drive crash-free, sustain mobility and maintain independence. The class will be taught by Linda and Chuck Miles, volunteer instructors with AARP Driver Safety in Wisconsin. There are no tests to pass.

Fees are $15 for AARP members, $20 others. Call 800-499-5736 to register. For more information, go to


RACINE — These free community interest programs will be held at the Golden Rondelle Theatre, 1525 Howe St.:

“Manlife,” a feature documentary, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. The film examines this fringe utopian movement from the mid-twentieth century, and the crusade of 90-year-old Merle Hayden, its last remaining member, to keep it alive. Hayden was a longtime Racine resident who died in July, months after this film was released. Film producer Susan Kerns, director Ryan Sarnowski and editor Jessamy Meyer will be available following the film for questions and answers.

“Making New Art and Architecture,” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. In this compelling program regarding the state of architecture and design, conversation will bring about an exploration of the themes in this year’s edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB). The boundaries between the fields of art and architecture continue to be blurred due to architects and artists adopting and adapting to collaborative practices. Joined by CAB 2017 representatives, this conversation will be of interest to architecture and artistic palates.

To register for a program, call 262-260-2154 or go to


CALEDONIA — A “Felted Gifts” workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Road.

Participants will get creative with fiber from the Eco-Justice Center alpacas. They can create a necklace, ornament and felted soap.

The $50 fee includes materials. To register, go to


RACINE — A “Polymer Canes” workshop will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Wustum Museum, a campus of the Racine Art Museum at 2519 Northwestern Ave.

Participants ages 10 to 13 will create a polymer cane (or two) and make it into an ornament or something decorative.

The fee is $30. Online registration for each course closes three days prior to class start date. To register, call 262-636-9177 or go to


RACINE — The Racine Lighthouse and Maritime Preservation Society is offering the program, “The Raising of the Alvin Clark,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Dewey’s, 600 Main St. (second floor).

Richard Bennett will speak on the recovery and restoration of a 105-foot-long, two-mast brig, owned at the time by a Racine businessman, that sank in a storm in Green Bay in 1864.

Make reservations by calling 414-228-8947 and leave a message or email


RACINE — Racine County Workforce Solutions, 1717 Taylor Ave., is offering these free workshops Nov. 13-17:

“ProTech,” 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday.

“Walk-In Resume Lab,” 1 p.m. Monday or Wednesday; 9 a.m. Thursday.

“Ultimate Job Search, Day 1,” 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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

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

“Ultimate Job Search, Day 2,” 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

“Career Assessment,” 9 a.m.-noon. Thursday.

“In-Home Child Care,” 10-11 a.m. or 5-6 p.m. Thursday.

“Mock Interviewing,” 9-11 a.m. Friday.

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


KENOSHA — Lemon Street Gallery & ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Road, is offering these classes:

“Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel,” 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13 and 15 or Nov. 14 and 16. Fee: $55.

“Stained Glass Seminar,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Fee: $45, plus $5 supply fee to instructor.

For more information or to register, go to or call 262-605-4745.


Community Coordinator

Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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