News Digest

Bookworm Gardens seeks volunteers

Bookworm Gardens will host an informational Open House for potential and current volunteers Wednesday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Bookworm Gardens has a variety of volunteer opportunities that include field trip leaders and helpers, readers in the Garden, gift shop workers and greeters, special event volunteers and more.

The open house is an opportunity for current and potential volunteers to check in after a long winter, find out what’s new and what’s back for 2014, and learn more about all the different areas of volunteering at Bookworm Gardens.

Bookworm Gardens is located at 1415 Campus Drive, Sheboygan. For more information, visit

Baldwin at county Dem dinner

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will be the guest speaker at the Sheboygan County Democratic Party’s spring dinner Friday, April 4, at 5 p.m. at Laack’s Hall, W4303 County JM, Johnsonville.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 and can be obtained by calling (920) 395-5540 or by going to for details about purchasing tickets online and how to donate silent auction items.

The event is open to the public. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and then the guest speaker.

Fair to host summer flea markets

The Sheboygan County Fair Association is announcing a new event being held at the fair park in Plymouth – Cheesetown Market Days.

This flea market type event is an open market for all kinds of goods and services including antiques, collectibles, produce, plants, flowers, crafts, attic and basement treasures, baked goods, business goods and services and much more.

The excitement that Cheesetown Market Days is generating will take place the second Sunday of the month from May to September from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These five dates include May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14.

Admission and parking will be freee. A variety of food wagons will be on site.

Vendors: please visit and click on the Cheesetown Market Days link in the upcoming public events panel to access the vendor application. Or contact Patti or Janeen at (920) 893-5751 or to have an application emailed or mailed to you. Vendors are also accepted on the days of each event. To receive a 10 percent discount on space fees, register and pay by May 1. Space fees range from $25 - $30 per day.

Home buyer workshop set

Lakeshore Community Action Program Inc. will offer a home buyer education workshop Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The workshop offers practical tools, consumer information and includes handouts for each participant about the home buying process. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

A certified housing counselor facilitates the workshop at the Lakeshore CAP office, 702 State St., Manitowoc.

Lakeshore CAP serves Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Calumet, Door and Kewaunee counties.

To register please call 1-800-924-0510.

A $5,000 grant is available for households that are income eligible and complete the homebuyer program.

KMSF to look at climate change

The April program in the Evening with Nature Series at the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit is “Climate Change and Wisconsin Plant Communities.”

The program will be held Thursday, April 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center. The Ice Age Visitor Center is located off State 67 one-half mile west of Dundee. The program is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted.

There has been so much talk about how global climate change is affecting everything from the melting polar ice caps to more intense storms throughout the world. But what impact might it impose on Wisconsin?

Join us as Craig Anderson, Department of Natural Resources ecologist, provides a summary of how the change over the past 100 years in our state’s climate has altered all aspects of Wisconsin’s plant communities. He will cover what we might expect for the near future and beyond in the way of changing weather patterns and shifting growing regions.

For further information or directions to the Ice Age Visitor Center, please contact the staff at the Ice Age Visitor Center. The staff may be reached at (920) 533-8322, Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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