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RCF earns CARF accreditation

CARF International announced that RCS Empowers, Inc has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Job Development, Community Employment Services: Job Supports, Community Employment Services: Job-Site Training, and Employment Transition Services programs.

The latest accreditation is the 12th consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to RCS Empowers, Inc.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Kids Fun classes offered

Plymouth School District Community Education and Recreation is offering Take n Grill, Stress Management for All and several youth classes this summer.

Take n Grill: This is the summer version of the popular Take n Bake class with instructor Christa Wilson, owner of Get Dinner on the Table.

Participants will gather in the PHS culinary arts classroom to assemble meals using fresh ingredients from the Plymouth Farmers Market. Three meals each serving six people will be available per participant per class.

The first set of three meals will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 and again on Tuesday, Aug. 7. A different set of three meals will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 and again on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The early registration fee for each class is $45, due two weeks in advance.

Stress Management for All: This new class is suited for adults and children ages 6 to 18. Instructor Karen Klumpyan will teach simple yet effective practices and skills to assist with managing daily stress and ways to promote relaxation.

The first session will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 2 in the Riverview Middle School cafeteria; fee is $16 until June 22, then $21. An identical class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Riverview; fee is $16 until July 6, then $21.

Kids Fun Extravaganza: Kids ages 8 to 14 can enjoy two new classes that will meet from July 9 to 12 at Plymouth High School.

In Fruity Fun, they’ll taste and learn about fruits and veggies in whole new ways and create juice and smoothie recipes. Class will meet from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.; students can meet at 11:45 a.m. after summer school to eat lunches from home.

In Afternoon Action, students will enjoy a variety of activities, including origami; fun in the school garden; worms, insects and frogs; a team scavenger hunt; outdoor art; and kickball and dodgeball. Class will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Fee is $20 for either class or $30 for both until June 29, when the fees rise to $25 and $35.

Tennis: This two-week program for beginners ages 6 to 10 is designed to teach basic tennis skills. Coordinator Clayton Moore will engage participants in drills and games.

Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the PHS tennis courts (in the PHS gym in inclement weather). The first session will run from July 10 to 19, and the second from Aug. 7 to 16. Those ages 6 and 7 will meet from 12:30 to 1 p.m. or from 1 to 1:30 p.m.; those ages 8 to 10 will meet from 1:30 to 2:15. Fee is $10 for those ages 6 and 7 and $15 for older students.

Strokes Camp: This is an opportunity for high school and college swimmers to work on refining a specific stroke. Camp will be from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 10 to 26. Fee is $25.

Youth Football Camp: PHS football coaches will instruct boys entering grades five through nine in the basic fundamentals of football, weight training and the development of speed, power and agility. Camp will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. from Monday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 18 at PHS, rain or shine. Fee is $33.

Online registration will be available for most courses at www.plymouth. This option, which carries a $4 service charge, allows people to pay with a credit card and also to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.

A course guide appeared in the May 22 Review Xtra and is available at locations throughout the community.

To learn more, visit, call 892-5068 or visit Plymouth Community Education & Recreation on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

Girl Scout exhibit at Waelderhaus

The Girl Scouts of Manitou Council’s year-long celebration of Girl Scout’s 100th Anniversary continues with an exhibiting celebrating our rich local history at the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc.

There is also a Girl Scout exhibit open to the public, Girl Scout families, and troops at the Waelderhaus, Kohler, through Aug. 31.

The Grand Opening Reception will be Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m.

Guided tours are conducted daily at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. except holidays. A tour guide will admit all visitors on the hour at the south entrance. Admission is free.

If you plan to bring a group of 25 or more please consider calling ahead to make a reservation. The Waelderhaus is not handicap accessible.

The Waelderhaus will be closed July 28 for the U.S. Women’s Open.

All are welcome to attend and take a look back on the history of Girl Scouting.

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