Community Conversation, Around Our Town, Home Alone, Carving

Posted September 30, 2019

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering a free Community Conversation and another Around Our Town field trip, plus Home Alone and Wood Carving classes.

At the next Community Conversation, “Ground Ozone and Its Impact on You,” Rebecca Clarke and Rebecca Duquesnoy of the Sheboygan Ozone Alliance will address the causes of and proposed remedies to ground ozone (smog), which can lead to health issues. The discussion will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 8 in the library at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Participation is free, but registration is required by Oct. 7.

Community Ed & Rec also is offering another Around Our Town field trip for adults. Participants will get a look inside the renovated space at New Life Community Church, 2323 Eastern Ave., and learn how this church connects, grows and serves the community. The tour, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 15, is free but space is limited and registration is required by Oct. 14.

In addition, two classes are starting soon. Register by Oct. 4 and save $10 on the following:

  • Home Alone: Those in grades 3 to 6 who spend time home without an adult will gain a knowledge of safety concepts. They will learn to use 911, what to do if the lights go out, and how to handle other small emergencies. Class will meet with instructor Denise Roth from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 14 and Wednesday Oct. 16 at Parkview Elementary School, 500 Parkview Drive; fee is $24 until Oct. 4, then $34.
  • Wood Carving: Learn the art of wood carving with proficient master carvers Darrell Abston and Helen Williamson. Supplies are provided. Class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 15 to Nov. 12 at Plymouth High School; fee is $40 until Oct. 4, then $50.

Please note: Community Ed & Rec staff members are in temporary offices until their new space in the PHS addition is ready. In the meantime, you can register online or by mail at any time.

Learn more:
• Register online to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Print a registration form to mail with payment to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
• View or download the complete Community Ed & Rec Fall 2019 Course Listings.
• Call (920) 892-5068 or email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us.
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and wellness offerings for community members of all ages. 

There’s also still room in the following:

  • Hiking Club: Enjoy the Kettle Moraine Forest and other trails in our area for a weekly group hike. Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 31 at various locations; there is no fee, but you must register at least two days in advance and you will need a state park sticker.
  • Friday Playgroup: Kids of all ages can get the wiggles out at this parent-supervised group. A brief activity is provided, along with time for free play. Playgroup will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 13 (except Nov. 29) at City Park in September and October and in the Plymouth Youth Center in November and December; fee is $14 per family, to cover activity supplies.
  • Mural Masterpieces: Kids in grades 2 through 6 will have fun, be artistic and be part of a creative team as they create a large theme-based mural for the school. Participants also will make a smaller artwork to take home. Class will meet with Field Lehmann, elementary art teacher, from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 2 to Nov. 20 at Horizon Elementary School, 411 S. Highland Ave.; fee is $25 until Sept. 20, then $35.
  • Child Swim Lessons: Children at least 50 inches tall learn to swim using the American Red Cross six comprehensive course levels. Classes meet Saturday mornings (times vary by level) from Oct. 5 to Dec. 14 (except Nov. 9, 30; Dec. 7); fee is $43 until Sept. 20, then $53.
  • Adult Swim Lessons: This class, taught by adult instructors, is for adults who want to feel more comfortable in the pool, improve their swimming ability, or alleviate their fear of water. Class will meet from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays from Oct. 5 to Dec. 14 (except Nov. 9, 30; Dec. 7); fee is $43 ($34 for district residents ages 62 and up and for Generations members) until Sept. 20, then $53.
  • Babysitting Clinic: Students in grades 5 through 8 (ages 10+) will learn to be better babysitters and each will receive a Certificate of Completion. Class will meet with instructor Denise Roth from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday Oct. 7 and Tuesday Oct. 8 in the Riverview Middle School Library, 300 Riverside Drive; fee is $28 until Sept. 27, then $38.
  • Putting out the Internal Fire: Dr. Dan Francis of Francis Chiropractic will discuss inflammation in the body and ways to help reduce it. Topics will include hemp, CBD, turmeric, fish oil, and diet. Class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 9 in the Plymouth High School Library, 125 Highland Ave.; fee is $5 until Sept. 27, then $15.