Cultural Series, Community Potluck, meditation offered

Posted January 23, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering a Cultural Perspectives Series, Seasonal Community Potlucks, and Monthly Meditations this winter.

The Cultural Perspective Series will address immigration, the life of a refugee, the path to U.S. citizenship, and other cultures. All of the events are free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register in advance. The following will be held at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.:

  • Journey to Citizenship: PHS Spanish teacher Rommy Herrera will talk about his journey from Costa Rica to the United States and the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. 6 to 7:30p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the PHS Library.
  • “The Visitor” screening: This 2008 film offers a different perspective on being a foreigner. After being gone for an extended period of time, a professor returns to New York City to find illegal immigrants living in his apartment. 6 to 8p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the PHS Auditorium.
  • “Salam Neighbor” screening: This 2015 documentary was made by two Americans who lived among refugees along Syria’s border. A presentation on refugees living in Sheboygan County will follow the movie. 6 to 8p.m. Tuesday, March 14 in the PHS Auditorium.

Community Ed & Rec also is offering more Seasonal Community Potlucks & Recipe Exchanges. Bring your family and a favorite healthy dish to pass for this community-building potluck. Attendees are challenged to make seasonal dishes that are whole grain, low in sugar, and include fruits and vegetables. Recipes will be exchanged after the potluck and posted on the Wellness webpage. Space is available for kids to play after their dinner. The Winter Potluck will be from 5 to 7p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Parkview Elementary School, 500 Parkview Drive. A Spring Potluck will be Tuesday, May 9 at Horizon Elementary School. There is no fee, but please register at least a week in advance.

Also mark your calendar for the next Monthly Meditation from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the PHS Literacy Lounge. These ongoing meditation sessions led by district nutrition & wellness coordinator Carrie Caselton Lowe, a certified Yoga instructor. The class will begin with guided breathing or meditation techniques and end with quiet meditation. Monthly Meditations are free, and drop-ins are welcome.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • SCUBA: Those ages 10 and up can try SCUBA in the safety of the PHS pool. All equipment, supervision and pool time included. Class will meet with recreation coordinator Clayton Moore and Port Deco Divers from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28; fee is $56 (seniors $48).
  • Kayaking: Those ages 6 and up can experience this great recreational activity in the PHS pool. Kayaks (weight limit 250 pounds), paddles and life preservers provided. Class will meet with instructor Andrew Arentsen from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28; fee is $30 (seniors $26).
  • Cooking Club - Take and Bake: Save time, bring friends, and gather in the PHS culinary arts kitchen to prepare meals to take home and bake later. All groceries and supplies provided for five meals serving 4-6 each. Class will meet with Jessica Mella, registered dietitian & nutritionist, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1; fee is $85.
  • Mural Masterpieces:Students work together under the supervision of art teacher Field Lehmann to create a large theme-based mural for the school, plus a smaller one to take home. Class is open to any student in grades two through six, not just those at the host school. Class will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 1 to March 15 at Parkview Elementary School, 500 Parkview Drive; fee is $35.

Learn more:
View a flier about the Cultural Series.
Register online; this option, which no longer carries a service charge, allows you to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
View or download the complete Winter/Spring 2017 course guide.
Visit our new Facebook page, where we will be sharing information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages.
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.