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Organization/Program Description

Nature Lecture at Riverbend Nature Center Sept. 19
River Bend Nature Center Presents: A Night Under the Stars Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 6-7 p.m. at the Riverbend Nature Center.
Join us as we explore our universe through astronomical photographs taken on the grounds of River Bend Nature Center. The presenter is Racine local astronomical photographer, Erin Lalor, who will take us on a journey through our universe and tie in some very interesting space-related historical facts about Racine and the surrounding area.

Interested in the Lakeshore Youth Orchestras? Check Out Their Observation Night Sept. 19
Lakeshore Youth Orchestras is currently offering an observation night September 19 at UW-Parkside Rita Talent Hall in room D-184 from 6:30-8 p.m. for all interested student musicians, grades 4-12, playing a string instrument.  
Lakeshore Youth Orchestra has two orchestras. The Philharmonic Orchestra is a high school level ensemble conducted by Dr. Ed Kawakami. He is the director of orchestral studies at Carthage College. The Sinfonia Orchestra is an elementary-middle school level string ensemble conducted by Darlene Rivest. Both orchestras meet once per week on Tuesday evenings for rehearsals. 
This season, both orchestras will perform a fall concert and spring concert, a pre-performance concert with the Kenosha Symphony at Christmas time, a mid-winter chamber music session and a side-by-side performance with Project Trio at Carthage College.  
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Ruff Readers & Cat Chats at the Racine Public Library
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Wisconsin Juniors Volleyball
We are celebrating  our 20th Anniversary and wanted to find a way to share our love of volleyball with the kids in our community.  We have decided to have a FUN, educational and FREE clinic at the Rec Plex on Wednesday, September 26th from 5:30pm to 7pm. We want to give all of the kids the opportunity to try something new and have some fun while they learn volleyball, how to be a good teammate and a good person. 

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American Sign Language Class
6 week workshop to learn the basic signs.   It runs from September 20th to October 25th from 6-8 p.m. at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha.  Click here for more information.

Voice Lessons
Experienced voice teacher in the Mount Pleasant area currently enrolling new students. He has performed with symphony choruses, in musical theater, in opera, in jazz/blues groups, and has even sang backup for The Rolling Stones. Keep your voice going strong over the summer, or get ready for college auditions! Click here for more information. 

STEAM Academy
Registration for the 2018 Summer STEAM Academy is now open.  The Summer STEAM Academy is real-world science, technology, engineering, art and math.  It is a 5-day, hands-on, lab-based course where students design, build, and discover solutions to challenging problems. The STEAM Academy is designed for all present 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students within SE Wisconsin (private, parochial, charter, public, home schooled, and online-students). On-line registration can be found at:  

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City of Racine 
City o f Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services offers a variety of activities. Check back for upcoming events and activities.

Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room
Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room is proud to partner with your school and your children this year. We will be on site providing select services and offer a wide variety of additional services at our center located nearby in Racine. Click here to learn more.

Racine Theatre Guild
Children of all ages have the chance to sharpen their dancing, singing, and acting skills through exciting theatre classes! Kids can also be introduced to the magic of theatre all year long with imaginative Packy Plays presented by the Racine Children’s Theatre!


4C-For Children
4C-For Children is Southeastern Wisconsin’s Child Care Resource & Referral agency. 4C helps families locate child care and gives families information about each child care provider’s quality star rating. This is a free service to all families who live in Racine. For more detailed information, call 262-633-0959 or 414-562-2676 or visit the 4C website at and click on “Start Your Child Care Search Here.” This is not a school-sponsored activity and the Racine Unified School District does not approve, support or endorse this program/activity.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection
This program encourages residents of the City of Racine, Caledonia, Elmwood Park, Mt. Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant & Wind Point to bring their household hazardous wastes to the collection site. The program is designed to give residents an opportunity to dispose of harmful chemicals properly as well as to prevent these hazardous wastes from entering our rivers and lakes.

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Rise Up Racine: 
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Advancing Family Assets - Young Adults Program
The Advancing Family Assets (AFA) Programs aim to increase financial stability and family success by focusing on three key areas: income, education, and whole health. Through the AFA Programs, families with school age children and young adults (17-28) gain access to new resources and build a strong network of personalized supports as they take steps to establish and achieve goals that lead to lasting change.

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Racine American Telepsychiatry
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Advancing Family Assets Program
The Advancing Family Assets Program works one-on-one with families in the 53403 and 53405 zip codes to increase financial stability and overall family success through a focus on three key areas: income, whole health, and education. Call 262-632-6200 x111 for more information or download  the brochure here.