Community Events

March 2017

Wednesday’s from March 1st-22nd—Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program
This is a 4-week program that focuses on Mindfulness to help reduce stress in your daily life and daily activities. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your awareness/attention to this moment, on purpose, without judgment, as if your life depended on it.
For more information, go to: http://7riversmindfulness.com/

Friday, March 3rd—Freezin’ for a Reason 5K (3.1 Miles)
Freezin’ for a Reason is a 5K run/walk put on by the Special Olympics Wisconsin. Come and run/walk the 5K and help raise money to go towards Special Olympics Wisconsin! All participants receive a Freezin’ for a Reason T-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments.
For more information, go to: http://polarplungewi.org/ways-to-participate/freezin-for-a-reason-5k/

Saturday, March 4th—Polar Plunge
The Polar Plunge is put on all over Wisconsin to help Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes to compete and train year-round in over 18 different sports. Last year, 750 brave souls took the plunge into the Mississippi River and helped raise over $132,500 for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Come join on Saturday, March 4th and jump into the Mississippi. You can jump solo, with friends, you can toss your boss/teacher in, and your pee wees can also plunge!
For more information, go to: http://polarplungewi.org/ways-to-participate/ways-to-plunge/

Thursday, March 9th—International Folk Dance Club
Are you interested in learning some new dance moves? Come on March 9th to Black River Beach Neighborhood Center and learn easy line and circle dances. Experience the joy of movement, dance, community, and a taste of the world through international fold dance! There is no experience necessary!
-Time: 7-930 pm
-Only $2.00 per class, no registration required
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Concerts and Dances”

Saturday, March 11th—Learn proper pruning techniques
Do you have your own garden, or are you looking to start your own? Do you have any fruits, vegetables, or shrubs that need pruning? Come join Jud Steinback of Coulee Region Ecoscapes to learn the tools and techniques that you need to take care of your garden. Registration is required—call or register at the customer service desk at People’s Food Co-op!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/learn-proper-pruning-techniquesla-crosse/ 

Sunday, March 12th—Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation
Are you interested in growing some mushrooms in your garden? Sign up for this class by March 10th and learn all about Shiitake mushrooms, about growing them, and more! You will receive knowledge, handouts, and an inoculated shiitake log to take home!
For more information, go to: http://www.eagle-bluff-skills-school.org/classes/shiitake-mushroom-cultivation-2/

Tuesday, March 14th—Winter eating strategies for good health!
Local, organic farmer Pat Slattery will discuss different strategies to eating fresh, local foods during this long winter season. Information will be given on health benefits of lacto-fermented foods as well as making their own two-quart-jar of beet kvass to take home! Registration is required—call or register at the customer service desk at People’s Food Co-op!
For more information go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/winter-eating-strategies-for-good-health-beet-kvass-and-other-fresh-probiot/ 

Tuesday, March 14th—COOKING CLASS: Rosemary Focaccia Bread and White Chili
Come to Myrick Park Center Tuesday, March 14th to learn how to make an easy and delicious recipe; Rosemary Focaccia Bread and White Chili. Hurry up and sign up before Friday, March 10th!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Adult Cooking”

Tuesday, March 14th—COOKING CLASS: Market Baskets
Want a fun, easy, and interactive way to bring low-cost, tasty, and nutritious meals to the tables? Learn how to with a FREE Market Baskets class. Here, you will learn how to prepare low-cost and delicious meals with minimal preparation and clean-up.
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Adult Cooking”

Wednesday, March 15th—Getting ready for spring! Start garden seeds indoors
Are you ready for spring?! Come join Joshua Wolcott, a teacher at SOTA, Grow La Crosse to get a head start on your garden by starting your seeds indoors. He will teach us all about watering, soaking (or not soaking) seeds, proper lighting, what to plant them in, timing, and much more! Registration is required—call or register at the customer service desk at People’s Food Co-op!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/getting-ready-for-spring-start-garden-seeds-indoorsla-crosse/

Saturday, March 18th—Hey Kids! Let’s get ready to garden
Bring your kids and join Joshua Wolcott, teacher at SOTA, Grow La Crosse as he teaches them about how to plant and take care of them, how to know when they are done growing, what they will taste like, and other gardening tools! The children will decorate their own container, fill with soil, and plant the seeds for them to take home. Registration is required—call or register at the customer service desk at People’s Food Co-op!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/hey-kids-lets-get-ready-to-gardenla-crosse/

Saturday, March 18th—Kids Club
Kids, are you ready for some fun?! Join us for Kids Club! Kids will have a blast playing games, making crafts, and conducting experiments. This program gives kids a chance to make new friends, while participating in engaging activities. It is a great way to decrease screen time and get involved!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Youth Programs”

Saturday, March 18th—Mini Chefs Program
With St. Patricks’s day coming up, kids can come and make their own Leprechaun themed snack. They will feel like they found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow with all the yummy snacks they will make!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Cooking”

Monday. March 20th—Youth Track
Is your child between the grades of 1st-6th? Then youth track is for you! This is a fun way to get your kid to get up and be active. It is also a great place to meet and hangout with other kids.
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Youth Sports”

Monday, March 20th—Middle School Co-Ed Soccer
Is your child looking to get into soccer? Is he/she in grades 6th, 7th, or 8th? Join co-ed soccer through La Crosse Parks and Recs department! Practice is right after school from 3:15-4:45pm. This program focuses on developing skills and teamwork with emphasis on good sportsmanship, participation, and FUN!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Youth Sports”

Monday, March 20th—Youth Co-Ed Soccer
If your child is in kindergarden-6th grade, then check out youth co-ed soccer! This program focuses on developing skills and teamwork with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, participation, and fun!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Youth Sports”

Monday March 20th—Club Fit-Fit Function
Join Erin for the next session, starting March 20th and going until April 24th. This fun workout class will help increase muscular endurance and help build strength. With enhanced fitness comes ease in activities of daily living and greater quality of life.
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Special Recreation Clubs”

Monday March 20th—Special Olympic Track and Field
Joining track is a great way to meet people and have fun while running and being active! Forms are due by March 15th, don’t forget to sign up!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Special Olympics Summer Sports”

Tuesday March 21st—Special Olympics Soccer
Are you interested in playing soccer this spring? Well, practices are starting soon so don’t forget to sign up. This is a great way to get active and meet some new people! Forms are due by March 15th, don’t forget to sign up!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Special Olympics Summer Sports ”

Wednesday March 22nd—Rehab for Weight Loss
Tired of losing weight and gaining it back? Come to this 2 month program about how to cope with cravings, fast food, lack of willpower, failure, stress and pressure from friends and family. You will learn tools to help change old patterns. Will also hear from author, Cheri Haug, and her story about losing weight.
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Adult Enrichment”

Tuesday-Friday, March 21st-25th—Cheer Camp
Come show your spirit and learn some cheer skills in this 4 day camp! At camp, you will learn cheers, chants, jumps, and many more basic cheerleading skills! Cheer camp is held; Tuesday-Friday from 5-6:30pm, and Saturday from 1-4pm!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Youth Programs”

Saturday March 25th—Coulee Chase
Coulee Chase is a 3K/5K that you can run or walk with your dog! It is a fun race that goes through Myrick Park and along-side UW-L campus.
For more information, go to: https://www.uwlax.edu/exercise-sport-science/coulee-chase-registration/

Tuesday March 28th—Cooking Class: Cast Iron: Pizza
Ever make pizza with a cast iron? Come on Tuesday, March 28th to learn how easy it is to make a pizza in a cast iron pan!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Adult Cooking”

Thursday March 30th—Enjoy a Mexican fiesta at PFC
Learn how to make real, authentic Mexican food with Chef Shawn McManus. In this class, you will learn hand-prepared tamales with traditional techniques of northern Mexico with fusion flair. Chef McManus will focus on teaching you the different techniques and skills of cooking. Registration is required—call or register at the customer service desk at People’s Food Co-op!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/enjoy-a-mexican-fiesta-at-pfcla-crosse/

April 2017

Tuesday, April 4th—Tea Tasting Party
On the first Tuesday of every month, head down to Dim Sum Tea Shop with your friends and/or family (any age is welcome) for a Tea Tasting party. In this 1 hour long tea tasting, you will learn more about tea, how to make tea, how to relax your body and mind when you are making/drinking tea, and much more. Registration is required; call (608)-738-1221
For more information, go to: http://www.dimsumteashop.com/event/

Thursday, April 6th—International Folk Dance Club
Are you interested in learning some new dance moves? Come on March 9th to Black River Beach Neighborhood Center and learn easy line and circle dances. Experience the joy of movement, dance, community, and a taste of the world through international fold dance! There is no experience necessary!
-Time: 7-930 pm
-Only $2.00 per class, no registration required
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : http://live-timely-cbha5cbo6l.time.ly/event/international-folk-dance-club/?instance_id=6943

Friday, April 6th—Cooking Class (Traditional French Mother Sauces)
In need of some more recipes for different sauces? Join Chef Debbie and learn how to make some traditional French sauces, like; béchamel, espangnole, veloute, tomato, Hollandaise, and tomato sauce for pasta. You will not only learn how to make these, but also sample them and go home with the recipe! Registration is required!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/traditional-french-mother-saucesla-crosse/

Saturday, April 8th—Natural egg dyeing with veggie and fruit colors
Come and join Linda Riddle at People’s Food Co-op and learn about how which veggies and fruits make great dyes for Easter time. During this class, you will make some dyes, color the hard-boiled eggs, decorate baskets, and enjoy healthy snacks. This is fun and interactive for adults, children, and all family members. Registration is required!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/natural-egg-dyeing-with-veggie-and-fruit-colorsla-crosse/

Saturday, April 8th—Firehouse 5K
Run or walk in the 7th Annual Fire House 5k and help raise awareness to lead an active and healthy lifestyle as well as raise money to go towards Children’s Miracle Network! All finishers will receive a Firehouse 5k ceramic mug, food and refreshments, and a fun time!
For more information, go to: https://www.zapevent.com/reg/event/12284

Saturday, April 8th—Bunny Hop Races
Come join for the first ever, Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! All money raised is going towards helping buy Glide Fit Boards and other Pool Equipment for the Public Swimming Pool in Trempealeau, Wisconsin.
For more information, and to register, go to: http://www.active.com/trempealeau-wi/running/distance-running-races/bunny-hop-1-mile-fun-run-and-5k-run-walk-2017?cmp=39-34-156214&ltcmp=254301&ltclickid=03_94251475_1f6e747b-fb45-4db0-a3f9-846c206b1664&cmp=39-34

Saturday, April 8th—Mini Chefs: April Fool’s
Are you interested in a day full of whacky but delicious treats? Sign your kids up to make fun, delicious treats that will fool their senses! Register by Wednesday, April 5th!
For more information, go to: http://live-timely-cbha5cbo6l.time.ly/event/mini-chefs-program-disney-deliciousness-3/?instance_id=7017

Saturday, April 8th—Kids Club
Kids, are you ready for some fun?! Join us for Kids Club! Kids will have a blast playing games, making crafts, and conducting experiments. This program gives kids a chance to make new friends, while participating in engaging activities. It is a great way to decrease screen time and get involved!
For more information, go to La Crosse Parks and Recreation website or click on this link : https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for the section “Youth Programs”

Tuesday, April 11th—Viterbo University Community Health Fair
Viterbo University is hosting a community health fair where there is something for the entire family. This FREE health fair will provide a wide range of health screenings, informational booths, local health and wellness providers, and door prizes! Runs from 2-6pm at Mathy Center on the Viterbo Campus.
For more information, contact Sue Danielson, RN. Phone: (608)-796-3806 Email: scdanielson@viterbo.edu

Tuesday, April 11th—Cooking with Chef Deb Hendrickson
Come join Chef Deb as she teaches how to make an easy and delicious Brown Sugar Blunt Cake. Learn how it can be cooked in either a regular or cast iron bunt pant. Register by Friday, April 7th!
For more information, go to: https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look under the section “Adult Cooking”

Sunday, April 16th—Easter Brunch
Join others at the People’s Food Co-op for an Easter Breakfast/Brunch at 9am, 11 am, or 1pm on Easter Sunday, April 16th! Registration is required!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/hackberrys-easter-brunch1/

Tuesday, April 18th—Dumpling Class
Do you enjoy eating or making dumplings? Brings some friends or family and head down to Dim Sum Tea Shop every third Tuesday of the month. Here you can learn how to make dumplings and have a good time! Reservation is required; call (608)-738-1221
For more information, go to: http://www.dimsumteashop.com/event/

Wednesday, April 19th—Know the 10 signs-Early Detection Matters
Come learn about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about what is a myth and reality and learn about how to address commonly-held fears. This class is put on by the Alzheimer’s Association. Register by Monday, April 17th!
For more information, go to: https://cloud.3dissue.com/125963/126183/147835/2017JanAprilConnect/index.html?r=61 and look for “Adult Enrichment”

Wednesday, April 19th—Mindfulness as a core to wellness
Enjoy some tea and join Faith Anacker as she discusses how mindfulness practices complement a healthy lifestyle. This discussion will help open your mind to how daily choices have a huge effect on your well-being. You will learn a few chi-qung and breath exercises and receive a handout outlining simple dietary guidelines and resources for future learning. Registration is required!

For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/mindfulness-as-a-core-to-wellnessla-crosse/

Friday, April 21st—Fleis Nightfall Frolic 5K
Bring your kids and friends for this run/walk to help spread health awareness by encouraging everyone to get out, start exercising and begin a healthier lifestyle. RAIN OR SHINE, the race will go on!
For more information, go to: http://www.cityofonalaska.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={76BFD82C-A356-4C7C-B1C5-02EFE160B929}

Friday, April 21st—Wee Move
Get your children up and moving at the Children’s Museum of La Crosse. Wiggle, giggle, and grove with instructors from Misty’s Dance Unlimited. Included with Museum admission!
For more information, go to: http://www.funmuseum.org/content/events/upcoming-events2

Saturday, April 22nd—Earth Day 5k Cross Country Race
Come run/walk 3.10 miles through Justin Trail Resort in Sparta, enjoy panoramic views, and a challenging terrain. There will also be a Health and Wellness Expo and a Yoga demo by Rachel Frazee! Registration is only $15!
For more information, go to: https://www.justintrails.com/wisconsin-inn-events.html

Sunday, April 23rd—Sole Burner 5K (Formerly Known as the Hula Hustle)
Join over 500 cancer fighters and runners for the Sole Burner 5k run/walk! This 5k has something for the whole family, from running or walking the 5k as well as fun run and games/activities for the kids. This is a great event put on by the American Cancer Society, and all proceeds go towards American Cancer Society’s programs, services, and research.
For more information, go to: https://www.crowdrise.com/SoleBurnerofCouleeRegion

Tuesday, April 25th—Cooking with Chef Deb Hendrickson (Apple Cranberry Upside Down Cake)
Do you or someone you know enjoy upside down cake? Join Chef Deb and learn how to bake an Upside-Down Cake in a cast iron pan. Ever have apple and cranberry together? When blended together they make a delicious dessert! Registration by Friday, April 21st!
For more information, go to: http://live-timely-cbha5cbo6l.time.ly/event/cooking-with-chef-deb-hendrickson-apple-cranberry-upside-down-cake-555004-35/?instance_id=7568

Tuesday, April 25th—Gracie’s Spinach Pie
Join Gracie Kozidis and learn how to make her famous, traditional Greek Spinach Pie! This class is part demonstration and part hands on. You will learn how to work with the delicate phyllo dough, while Gracie shares some of her tips for using the dough. Registration is required!
For more information, go to: http://www.pfc.coop/calendar/event/gracies-spinach-piela-crosse/