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Bike & Walk Week activities set

Bike & Walk Week is a nation-wide celebration of the importance of bicycling and walking, particularly as a transportation choice. Whether running errands, heading to work, or getting to school, this event uses incentives to encourage the public to leave the car behind and get there by biking or walking. Everyone is encouraged to try it for a week, because it just might turn into a lifetime habit.

Online mileage tracking will be available through www.nomosheboygancounty.com for Bike & Walk Week in Sheboygan County, and participants can use the simple form to enter in how far they biked or walked during the week. Although prizes will be awarded in categories such as the most mileage by a bicyclist, random prizes will be awarded as well.

Those leaving the car behind in the morning of Monday, June 9, can also stop by the commuter station at Fountain Park in Sheboygan. Stop by the tent located at the corner of Eighth Street and Erie Avenue between 6 and 8:30 a.m. for free coffee, fruit, and cookies.

If you have any questions about Bike & Walk Week 2014 or would like a hard copy of the mileage tracking form, please contact 920-459- 3060 or emily.vetting@sheboygancounty.com.

Comm Ed summer guide coming

Plymouth School District Community Education and Recreation will offer fitness classes from aquatics to Zumba, as well as youth, nutrition and general-interest courses this summer.

Registration opens Tuesday, June 3. Many courses will begin the week of July 7. New classes include:

· Beginner Hoop Dance: Feel like a kid again as you use your core muscles to help increase stamina, balance and flexibility.

· Music Mind Games: Students entering grades five through eight will learn music theory while playing games. Participants will learn a unique way to read rhythms, look at the grand staff as a whole, work the music alphabet forward and backward and learn music symbols.

· Wild Edibles: Go on a virtual plant walk, learning what plants are edible, guidelines for harvesting and how to prepare them.

Detailed course information will be available June 3 online at http:// www.plymouth.k12.wi.us/COM.html and in that day’s Plymouth Review Xtra, as well as in the June 6 elementary Friday Folders and at locations throughout the community.

Native Americans focus of program

The next program in the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit’s Summer Evening Events is “Archaeology and Native American Heritage in Southeast Wisconsin.”

This evening is sponsored by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine. The program will be held Saturday, June 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center. The Ice Age Visitor Center is located off of State 67 one-half mile west of Dundee. The program is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted.

Come to be ushered back nearly 10,000 years just after the last glaciers retreated from Wisconsin. Get a glimpse into what life was like for the indigenous people of the Sheboygan Marsh area. Learn what tools they used to make their living off the land and water.

The evening presenter, Gary Henschel, is the owner and curator of the Henschel’s Indian Museum in Elkhart Lake. His family homestead was founded in 1849 on the north end of the Sheboygan Marsh. His ancestors shared the homestead with Native Americans until 1883.

In 1996 a multiple burial site was accidentally discovered on the property. A Menominee Indian shaman performed the ceremony permitting the excavation of the sacred site pending the promise to rebury the remains.

Learn about the sacred burial rites and view artifacts and tools discovered during the archaeological excavations by Marquette University and Milwaukee Public Museum. Henschel will fit this discovery into the broader picture of ancient Native American history in southeast Wisconsin.

For further information or directions to the Ice Age Visitor Center, contact the forest staff at the Ice Age Visitor Center. The staff can be reached at (920) 533-8322. The center is open Monday 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.

 Correction 

The Howards Grove School Board story in the May 22 Review omitted the middle school lunch price raise of five cents from $2.30 to $2.35.


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