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RACINE — “Say it Out Loud,” a community interest program for ages 13 and older, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Golden Rondelle Theatre, 1525 Howe St.

One in five teens lives with a mental health condition and yet more than half are not getting the help they need. Say it Out Loud was created to get teens talking about mental health symptoms and how they can help support each other in their journey of recovery. NAMI — the National Alliance on Mental Illness — is committed to helping start those conversations.

This interactive program begins with a short film highlighting the 10 common warning signs and showing three youth who share their experiences with mental health issues. After the film, Marina Pappas, executive director of NAMI Racine County, will facilitate an interactive panel discussion of parents and youth on their personal journey to start the conversation about mental health.

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


RACINE — The Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., announces the following themes for Zooriffic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

May 12: Children’s Mental Health Day.

May 19: Endangered Species Awareness Day.

Zooriffic Saturday features craft, activity and snacktivity stations. It is free with zoo admission of $8 for ages 16 and older, $7 ages 62 and older and $6 ages 3-15. There is no charge for ages 2 and younger.


RACINE — A Meditation Workshop for Spirtual Awareness class for all ages is offered at no charge from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Science of Spirituality Center, 3131 Taylor Ave.

Participants in the class will learn a simple meditation technique. Participants in the workshop will discuss various spiritual aspects and learn how to apply them in daily life.

For more information, call Vivian Williams at 262-620-0058.


CALEDONIA — Drop-in woodcarving classes for beginners ages 10 and older (including adults) will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road. The cost is $3. Materials are provided. For more information, call River Bend at 262-639-1515.


RACINE — These children’s art classes will be offered at Wustum Museum, a campus of the Racine Art Museum at 2519 Northwestern Ave.:

“Silk Scarf Painting Workshop,” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Learn basic dye application techniques and create two or three wearable art pieces. Fee: $77.

“Clay Date Day,” 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Create a hand-built or wheel-thrown clay keepsake bowl. Fee: $45.

“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 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.


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

“Advancing Sustainability in the Global Marketplace: Smart Future” will be the topic at 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the Student Center Cinema at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road.

John Skalbeck, UW-Parkside professor of geosciences, will present current and emerging strategies for sustainable business models and personal lifestyles for the 21st Century; including his personal decision to install solar panels on his home. He has more than 10 years experience as a groundwater consultant specializing in soil and groundwater contamination and remediation. Current research includes modeling of gravity and magnetic data for hydrogeologic applications, wetlands characterization and water quality of beaches.

Suggested parking is at Tallent Hall (east side of Wood Road) and using shuttle service to the Student Center. A $4 parking pass (all parking lots) is required and available at Tallent Hall and the Student Center concierge desk. For more information, call the ALL office at 262-595-2793 or go to (keyword ALL).


SOMERS — These mini-courses will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road:

“Rejuvenate Your Retirement,” 9:30–11:30 a.m. Thursdays, May 10 and 17, or 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, May 15-22. Fees: $39 single/$49 couple.

“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


BRIGHTON — These programs will be held at Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road:

Bird Migration Hike, 7-9 a.m. Saturday, May 12. Participants may bring their binoculars and look for newly arrived birds, especially the warblers. Meet at the vista picnic area.

Spring Wildflower Walk, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Participants may hike and identify spring flowers.

Watercolor Leaf Cards, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Artist Paula Touhey will teach attendees ages 12 and older to use real leaves and watercolors to create beautiful cards. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required.

Glazed Ceramic Bowls or Plates, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. José Palomo from Picasso Vino will guide attendees ages 15 and older as they glaze a bowl or plate. Participants may choose from three sizes small (cereal bowl), $30; medium (side dish serving), $35; or large (main dish serving), $40. Advance registration and payment is required. Projects will need to be picked up at the park at a later date.

Friday Fishing drop-in on Vern Wolf Lake, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25. Meet at the fishing pier.

Discover Wisconsin Explorer, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 26. Children ages 3 and older may bring an adult to join this nature program and learn how to earn a colorful patch. Meet at the Amphitheater.

Nature Explore Workday, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Attendees may help with planting, cutting brush, building, weeding or other outdoor work.

Concert in the Park, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Musician Brett Hall will perform John Denver hits. Meet at the amphitheater.

Eco-Scavenger Hunt, 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 27. Drop in with the whole family any time before 11:15 a.m. to hunt for nature’s hidden surprises. Meet at the amphitheater.

Toys Unplugged, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Drop in between 4 and 5:30 p.m. to make a variety of toys and games to take home (no electricity required). Appropriate for all ages.

All programs meet at the visitor center, unless otherwise listed.

Bong’s entrance is on Highway 142, one mile west of Highway 75. A Wisconsin State Park Admission Sticker is required for each vehicle. For Wisconsin vehicles the fees are $8 a day or $28 a year, or $3 and $13 for seniors. The annual sticker is good in all Wisconsin state parks. The sticker may be purchased at time of arrival.

To register for a program or for more information, call Bong at 262-878-5600.


KENOSHA — These programs will be held at the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave.:

“The Interesting Story of Surgeon Jacob Ebersole, 19th Indiana,” noon Friday, May 11. Doug Dammann highlights the career of one of the finest surgeons in the Iron Brigade.

“Women in History Tea: Meet Louisa May Alcott,” 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Join author Louisa May Alcott, portrayed by actress Debra Ann Miller, for tea this Mother’s Day weekend, as the museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of Little Women. The first-person theatrical presentation includes refreshments. The cost is $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 10-16. Registration is required by May 6.

Civil War Media Club, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. “Lincoln’s Boys” by joshua Zeitz will be discussed. The cost is $10. Register by May 20.

“Meet the Author: Ron Larson,” noon Friday, May 25. Drawing on unpublished letters, photos and new research, Kenosha author Ron Larson tells Wisconsin’s Civil War story. Larson’s book, “Wisconsin and the Civil War,” will be available for purchase and signing.

There is no charge for programs, unless otherwise listed. To register for a program, go to For more information, call the museum at 262-653-4141.


KENOSHA — Public Brewing Co., 716 58th St, will host a public education event on “The Bone Wars” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10.

Join the education staff at Kenosha’s Public Craft Brewing Co. for adult field trips and discussions of science, history and technology. This session, you’ll find out about the petty 1800 scientists Othniel Marsh and Edward Cope, who created a feud so epic it was dubbed in history as “The Bone Wars.” Costs for $15 and $10 for Friends of the Museum.


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