Workshop series to explore happiness

KENOSHA — A series of three workshops aimed at building happiness begins today.

The sessions begin at 10 a.m. April 25, May 8 and May 22 at Casa del Maré at St. Catherine Commons, 3508 Seventh Ave., a senior assisted living and memory care community.

The first session focuses on challenging unhealthy thinking; the second session focuses on letting go and gaining a forgiving spirit; and the third session will discuss living with an attitude of gratitude.

For more information, call 262-653-1234.

Quilting group offering free applique class

KENOSHA — The Southport Quilters is offering a free class on the starch method of applique from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hobby Lobby, 7014 Green Bay Road.

The presenter is Peg Malmberg, an accomplished, award-winning appliquer.

For more information, go to or find the group on Facebook.

Wirch to hold office hours at library

KENOSHA — State Sen. Bob Wirch, D-Somers, will hold office hours 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday at Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.

All members of the public are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts and concerns with Wirch.

Invasive species workday at Pringle

BRISTOL — An invasive species workday takes place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave.

Volunteers will help remove undesirable non-native, invasive plants.

Participants should bring their own work gloves; tools will be provided.

For more information, call 262-857-8008 or go to

Panel to discuss communications degrees

SOMERS — A panel discussion about the value of a degree in communications begins at 11 a.m. today in Bedford Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside 900 Wood Road.

The Parkside Communication Department is hosting the event, which will feature four panel participants representing a variety of professional fields such as marketing, public relations, college advising and management.

A networking reception will follow the pane discussion, with appetizers and beverages provided.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Adrienne Viramontes via email:

Medication Collection Day set for Saturday

KENOSHA — Medication Collection Day will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road.

Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted, unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to drop-off sites at Entrance D of the center.

For more information, call the Kenosha County Division of Health at 262-605-6700. More information, including a program brochure, is also online at

Danish Sisterhood group slates meeting

KENOSHA — A meeting of the Danish Sisterhood begins at noon Saturday at Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St.

Reservations are needed. For more information or to make a reservation call Bette at 262-554-0278.

Fundraiser to aid breast cancer group

KENOSHA — Circle of Hope Kenosha, a support group for local women battling breast cancer, will hold its sixth annual Circle of Hope auction Sunday at the Italian American Club, 2217 52nd St.

Doors open at 11 a.m., with raffles and a silent auction. The buffet opens at 11:30 a.m., and the live auction begins at 1 p.m.

Tickets that include a buffet lunch, can be purchased online for $15 plus fees. Tables of 12 can also be reserved for only $165 plus fees.

Limited tickets will be available at the door for $20.

For more information, visit or

All funds raised are distributed locally to help cover expenses for women facing breast cancer.