News Digest

MFC to make greeting cards at monthly meeting

Military Families Connect of the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County would like to invite everyone with a loved one in the Armed Forces (Reserve, Guard and active duty) and service members to their monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 40 Stafford St., Plymouth.

This is a great opportunity to share and get to know other family and friends of military members from the area.

The October meeting will feature making Christmas cards to send to deployed troops in the upcoming care package mailing. All supplies will be furnished.

Each monthly meeting begins with a potluck — please bring a dish to share and your own beverage.

Plates, napkins and silverware will be provided.

Registration is appreciated for meeting planning. Contact the Family Resource Center to register for the meeting or find out more information about this group at (920) 892-6706 or by email at

Children’s activities and care are provided. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month.

Literacy Council to train tutors

The Literacy Council Project of the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County will provide free training for new adult literacy tutors Oct. 19 and 21.

Literacy Council tutors help adult students gain the literacy skills they need to achieve their individual goals, such as getting a job or promotion, advancing their education, or helping their child with homework. The Literacy Council aims to train 20 new volunteer tutors by December, to meet the increasing need for tutoring in the community.

Tutoring schedules are flexible and no prior tutoring or teaching experience is needed. If you have two hours a week to devote to helping a highly motivated adult improving his or her English literacy skills, please consider becoming a volunteer tutor. Literacy volunteers are needed throughout Sheboygan County.

Training for volunteer tutors will take place in Sheboygan from 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 21. Training sessions are free and provide new tutors with the resources and information they need to get started tutoring an adult learner.

To register for training or to request more information, please call 920-457-1888 or 892-6706, or email

Learn more about the Literacy Council Project of the Family Resource Center by visiting www.frcsc. org.

The Literacy Council is partnering with Wisconsin Literacy for its annual 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign. The campaign, sponsored by Verizon and Alliant Energy Foundation, aims to recruit 1,200 new literacy tutors across Wisconsin. The Literacy Council Project will receive funds from Wisconsin Literacy based on the number of new volunteer tutors recruited and trained from Sept. 8 through Dec. 1.

Public invited to Wisconsin Way presentation

The public is invited to hear more about the Wisconsin Way Blueprint for Change 2010 report, a plan to modernize and refine taxes and government in Wisconsin.

The presentation will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18 at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Wombat Room.

Hosted by Sheboygan County and area school districts, the session will feature Jim Wood, a principal in the Wisconsin Way effort, who will share the strategic

initiatives and recommendations outlined in the Blueprint for Change.

The report is a comprehensive document aimed at revitalizing Wisconsin’s future, developed from 28 public forums, more than 120 organizational meetings and six statewide public opinion surveys.

This session will give an overview of the findings and recommendations, and also allow those present to offer feedback.

The county has been working with school districts in the region and elected representatives to find statelevel solutions to the school-funding crisis.

Learn more at Learn to play piano in less than four hours

Want to experience the joy of playing piano, but don’t want years of weekly lessons?

Plymouth Community Education and Recreation is offering “Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People” with instructor Linda Medsker.

After this one session you can go home and play any song, any style, in any key. Prior keyboard experience is a plus, but if you can find middle-C you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Bring your keyboard or use one of ours.

The class will meet from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Room A105 of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. The cost includes a songbook/workbook, a CD and handouts.

For more information, visit, call 892-5068 or visit Plymouth Community Education and Recreation on the north end of Plymouth High School.

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