104.5 WSLD Community Calendar

Events should be submitted no later then one week prior. Events submitted after that will be placed on our digital calendar, but may not receive air time. 

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Journaling for Well-Being Workshop

September 13-October 18

1-3pm



 

This event will be at Grinnell Hall in Beloit on Tuesdays from September 13-October 18.  This workshop is for anyone who may benefit from therapeutic aspects of journaling through expressive writing. The six-week workshop will teach various writing techniques that may help participants to reduce their stress, learn to express their feelings and emotions on paper, find new ways to solve problems, discover their own creativity and wisdom from their life story, and promote well-being through the writing process.  Participants should bring a pen and paper.  Registration is required by calling Grinnell Hall at 608-364-2875. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Walworth County

September 12 -October 17
 

The Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center is hosting a self care for caregivers class every Monday beginning at 3 p.m. from September 12, to October 17 in the Observatory room at the Walworth County Health and Human Services Building in Elkhorn.  There will be onsite respite care, available at no cost, for the caregiver’s loved one during this workshop.  The program helps family caregivers meet other local caregivers and share their experiences while providing the tools to help them reduce stress, improve self-confidence, improve communication, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources.  The workshop has a suggested donation of $10.  For questions, or to register for the program, contact Chetney Blaszczyk RDN, CD at (262) 741-3309.

Turkey Dinner

October 9

10:30am-3pm

 

This event is hosted by St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Sullivan.  The dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and more.  Cost for adults is $13, $5 for kids ages 5-12, and children 4 and under are free.  Carryout meals are $14.

Homelessness Listening Session

October 4

6-7:30pm

 

This event is hosted by the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Homelessness (WCAH) at 27 Eclipse Center in Beloit.

In coordination with Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties, WISCAP and WCAH are hosting this session to hear from individuals experiencing homelessness and service providers on the current systems in place, potential system improvements, and to envision what an alternative system might look like. Representative Mark Spreitzer, who represents Assembly District 45, has been invited to listen and learn from his constituents as well as provide updates from a legislative perspective.  

Coffee with a Cop - Beloit

October 5

8-10am

 

This event is hosted by the City of Beloit Police Department at 408 Pleasant St.  Coffee with a Cop Day was created in 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help build trust and connect with residents over a cup of coffee.

Coffee with a Cop - Rock County

October 5

 

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the fifth annual National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday, October 5. Sheriff’s Office staff will converse with community members over coffee at two area restaurants.
Coffee with a Cop is a community engagement program that provides opportunities for community members to talk with local law enforcement officers in a casual setting and promotes open communication.

The Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Edgerton Police Department to host a Coffee with a Cop event at 1102 North Main Street in Edgerton. Edgerton Police Chief Robert Kowalski and Rock County Sheriff’s Office Captain Curt Fell will be available to speak with community members from 8-10 a.m. on October 5, 2022.

The Sheriff’s Office will also hold a Coffee with a Cop event at 1716 West Airport Road in  Janesville. Chief Deputy Craig Strouse and Sergeant Christopher Krahn will be available to chat with community members from 7-9 a.m. on
October 5, 2022.

Senior Resource Fair

October 6

8-11am

 

This event is hosted by the Walworth County Aging Network at the Walworth County Health and Human Services Building in Elkhorn.  The fair will feature more than 35 vendors, health screenings, memory screenings, hearing testing, coffee, water, snacks, and numerous raffle prizes. The first 100 attendees will receive a gift bag and a resource directory.  The Walworth County Public Health Department will be administering the Pfizer updated COVID-19 booster vaccination during the event; however, an appointment must be scheduled using the following link: https://senior-resource-fair-bivalent.timetap.com/.  For more information regarding the Senior Resource Fair or the Walworth County Aging Network, contact the Walworth County ADRC at (262) 741-3400.

Whitewater School Food Drive

October 5-7


 

The Whitewater Student Council is holding a food drive for the Whitewater Food Pantry.  Whitewater School District Students can bring non-perishable food and supplies to school through Friday Oct 7.

On Wednesday, students can bring pasta.  

On Thursday, students can bring toilet paper, napkins, paper towels, laundry detergent, diapers, shampoo, soap, and toothpaste. 

On Friday, students can bring oil, flour, spices, pie filling, cake mixes, muffin mix, baby food, peanut butter, and jelly.  

Memory Cafe

October 18

1-2:30pm

 

This event will be at the Watertown Public Library.  Call the library to register at 920-262-4090 or simply show up.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Rock County

September 26 -October 31
 

Rock County is having a Powerful Tools for Caregivers educational workshop on Monday’s, September 12 - October 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. at N2463 Airport Road in Brodhead.  The workshop is designed to provide tools caregivers need to better care for themselves; and will help them learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, find life balance, increase their ability to make tough decisions, locate helpful resources, and more.  For more information or to register, call 608-328-9385.

Stepping On

September 22 -November 3
 

The Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center is hosting the Stepping On Program, which is designed to help reduce falls in older adults. The program will be held on Thursdays, September 22 to November 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at W4051 County Road NN in Elkhorn. There is a suggested donation of $10.  In just seven, two-hour sessions, Stepping On gives participants strategies for avoiding falls; including balance and strength exercises, home safety check suggestions, medication review, and more. Guest experts, including a physical therapist and pharmacist, will provide fall- prevention information and strategies. The workshop is designed specifically for individuals age 60 or older who have fallen and have a fear of falling.  For questions or to register for the program, contact Chetney Blaszczyk RDN, CD at (262) 741-3309.

Trunk or Treat

October 22

2-4pm

 

This event is hosted by Legacy Athletics at their gym location in Janesville.  Come and enjoy hand swag gifts, contest prizes, and candy.  

Memory Cafe

October 10

10:30am-12pm

 

This event will be at the Dwight Foster Library in Fort Atkinson.  Call the library to register at 920-563-7790 or simply show up.

Memory Cafe

October 27

10am-12pm

 

This event will be at Heritage Homes in Watertown.  Call Tonya to register at 920-675-4035 or simply show up.

Day to Honor Caregivers

November 3
 

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Rock County will host a day to honor caregivers of people with dementia at the Dr. Nariel Hale Williams Resource Center in Janesville. The day includes a variety of pamper services, lunch with a keynote speaker, and an afternoon of informative talks from a sleep specialist, a nutritionist, and a relaxation coach. Full and half day packages are available to meet scheduling needs. Respite care for your family member with dementia is available based on need. This event is provided at no cost. Pre-registration is required. Contact Karen Tennyson at 608-741-3615 for more information and to complete registration.

Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop

October 4 - November 8

This event is hosted by the Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center on Tuesdays, October 4 - November 8 from 1-3:30 p.m. at 353 Tyrrell Court in Delavan.  Participants will learn strategies for managing diabetes, including techniques to deal with symptoms and information about healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, exercise, and working effectively with healthcare providers. Participants learn to make realistic, achievable action plans, share their experiences, and help each other solve problems.  For questions, or to register for the program, contact Chetney Blaszczyk RDN, CD at (262) 741-3309.

Welcome to Medicare

February 17-December 1


 

The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services Aging and Disability Resource Center is hosting several “Welcome to Medicare” workshops at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Health and Human Services building in Elkhorn on February 17, April 21, June 16, August 18, October 20, and December 1.  

Snowmobile Safety Education Course

November 12, December 17
 

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office will offer two Snowmobile Safety Education Courses this winter. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1985, is

required to complete a Snowmobile Safety Education Course in order to legally operate a snowmobile in places open to the public within the State of Wisconsin. It is recommended that participants be at least 12 years of age or turn 12 shortly following completion of the class.

 

Snowmobile Safety Education Courses:

 

Class #1

Mandatory Registration: October 25, at 6 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

Class: November 12, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Edgerton Conservation Club

 

Class #2

Mandatory Registration: December 5, at 6 p.m. @ Rock County Fairgrounds – Craig Center

Class: December 17, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ Rock County Fairgrounds – Craig Center

 

Registration is now open for Class #1. Complete the online enrollment form at https://www.co.rock.wi.us/departments/sheriff-s-office/recreational-patrol/snowmobile-education.   A class fee of $10 per student will be collected at the in-person registration meeting. The student and a parent or legal guardian if the student is underage must attend the mandatory registration meeting in order for the student to take the course. Students will receive course materials at the in-person registration meeting. Please direct any questions to Deputy Trevor Lund at trevor.lund@co.rock.wi.us.

Free Narcan

The Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition has free doses of Narcan, a life saving anti-dote to reverse the effects of overdose, at Open Arms Free Clinic in Elkhorn during their clinic hours for anyone suffering from a substance use disorder or their families.  Hours of operation are Monday from 9am-4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-5pm, and Thursday from 9am-6pm at 205 Commerce Ct. in Elkhorn.