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Walkers Club, KEYs to the Core offered

Posted May 15, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering a Walkers Club and a new class with Dan Francis called KEYs to the Core.

Register by May 26 and save $10 on the following:

  • Walkers Club: Bring a friend and join a group walking the trails of Sheboygan County. This eight-week opportunity will start with shorter distances and work its way up to 5 miles. Walkers will be led by Josette Svitter beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mondays from June 5 to Aug. 21; the first class will meet in the west parking lot of City Park on Suhrke Road. Fee is $10 ($8 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and above) until May 26, then $20.
  • KEYs to the Core: Learn why the core muscles of your back and stomach are so important to spinal health. Dr. Dan Francis of Francis Chiropractic will give instruction on home exercises to strengthen and support these muscles. Class will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 in the Plymouth High School Library, 125 Highland Ave.; fee is $5 until May 26, then $15.

There’s also still room in the following:

  • Lyme Disease Awareness: With Lyme season beginning in May, Dr. Vinicius Lopes, an infectious disease physician with Aurora, will offer a timely discussion about the tick, its environment, disease transmission, and other diseases that can be transmitted through tick bites in our region. He will outline Lyme disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 in the PHS Library; there is no fee, but please register ASAP.
  • Dog Obedience: Learn basic commands and how to teach your dog to sit, stay, come when called, who takes who for a walk, and other safety tips. Dogs should be at least 3 months old. Handlers ages 11 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a slip collar and a 6-foot leash. Class will meet with instructor Pat Chickowski from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from May 17 to June 28 in the northeast parking lot; fee is $48 ($40 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and above). A second, identical class will be offered Wednesdays from Aug. 2 to Sept. 13.
  • Intro to Backyard Composting: Learn the basics of composting food scraps and yard waste into an all-natural fertilizer, all while reducing landfill waste. This hands-on class will focus on ways to troubleshoot to ensure success and is a great class for beginners and those ready for a refresher. Class will meet with instructor Laura Grunwald of Perennial Farms from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 in the Food Science & Ag Center at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Fee is $20.

Learn more:
• 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 May-August 2017 Course Listings
• Look for a printed copy of the May-August 2017 Course Listings in the April 18 Plymouth Review Xtra; in the April 21 elementary Friday Folders; and at locations throughout the community.
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages. 
• Call (920) 892-5068, email or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.