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Walworth, WI


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Adult Programs

Health & Fitness | Enrichment Classes | Dancing Classes | Paddle Club | Painting/Drawing/Quilting | Pickleball | Music Lessons

Health & Fitness

Beginner's Guide to the Fitness Center
Instructor: Tonya Schultz, Certified Trainer & Group X Instructor
Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center
Fee: $10 / class
September 18
October 2
October 16
November 6
November 20
December 4
The fitness center can be an intimidating place especially if you're looking to start a fitness routine. In this "hands-on" class, Tonya will show you how to safely use the equipment.
Register for each class individually


Hatha Yoga with Mary

Instructor: Mary Cwiklinski - YogaFit certified
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $25/month
Pay Instructor at class
Hatha Yoga-In this class you will develop strength, flexibility and mental focus to quiet the mind and relax the nervous system. All ability levels are welcome.
6:00-7:00 pm

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Yoga with Aislinn
Instructor: Aislinn Schacht - 200 RYT
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $35/Month or $10/Drop-in
Please register in advance
Chair Yoga - Stretch, relax and relieve tension while seated or standing using a chair. Gentle flow will teach you to increase strength, flexibility and balance.
*Cancelled* sorry - Mixed Level Yoga
Mixed Level - Cancelled
8:45-9:45 am
Chair Yoga Monday Oct 2 - 30 10:30 - 11:15 am

Prenatal Yoga

Instructor: Mary Cwiklinski - YogaFit certified
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
October 2 - 23
Prepare for the birth of your baby and alleviate pregnancy-related discomforts by practicing gentle, modified yoga poses and breathing exercises while learning strength and stamina. Yoga is beneficial for every stage of pregnancy!
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Barre Above

Instructor: Tonya Schultz - certified Barre Above & Group X Instructor
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Register online or pay instructor at class
Barre Above is a fusion of yoga, pilates, aerobics and strengthening exercises that inspired by ballet dancers' routines. This is a perfect class that will help sculpt your body while improving your posture, flexibility and overall body strength.
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Punch Card
(for Barre and Boot Camp)
$28 - 4 punch card
$55 - 8 punch card
$80 - 12 punch card

$8.00 Daily Drop-In

QiGong Plus for Health and Fitness

Instructor: Lauren Porstner - Level 1 Qi Gong
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $50/Session for a 8 classes session or $7/Drop-in
Please Register In Advance although Drop-Ins are welcome

QiGong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that encompasses 3 components: breath, mental focus and slow gentle movements that can be done standing or seating. With regular practice, it may help increase flexibility, energy and stamina.

Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:15 AM
Session 1
Sept 6 - 27
Session 2 Oct 2 - 25 (exc. 10/9)
Session 3* Nov 6 - 29
Session 4 Dec 4 - 20
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Low-Impact Fitness Class

Instructor: Gail Connelly
Location: Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Walworth
Fee: $4 Daily Drop-In Rate; $30 per month
Pay the instructor prior to class
This class offers low impact and step aerobics with stretching and strength training emphasized. It also includes some Yoga and Pilates. Free weights, resistance bands and mats are available for use or bring your own. Bring a large towel. Every class is different and challenging! From beginner to advanced--work out at your own level of fitness. Pay by the month or per class.
Days Time
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:45-9:45 am
Classes run year-round!


Adult Walking Club

Instructor: Sue Schaid
Meeting Location: Big Foot HS Track or inside if in-climate weather
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
September 12 - October 19
Please register In Advance, although drop-ins are welcome
  Come and get the blood pumping! It's a perfect time to socialize while getting exercise. Sue keeps things fun and will challenge you along the way.
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HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Instructor: Tonya Schultz, Certified Trainer & Group X Instructor
Location: BFHS Studio Room

This interval based class combines quick high intensity exercises followed by shorter recovery periods. Ultimately you burn more fat in less time! Be sure to arrive 10 minutes early.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Friday
5:00 - 5:30 AM
Join any time!
Punch Card
(for HIIT)
$20 - 4 punch card
$40 - 8 punch card
$60 - 12 punch card
$80 - punch card

Tree Climbing (Ages 7 - Adult)

Location: House In the Wood, Delavan, WI
Date Time
Sun, Sept 10 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Thurs, Sept 21 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Thurs, Oct 5 (full moon!) 5:30 - 7:30 PM
$30 / session
Tree climbing is a great way to spend time in nature, get exercise, and have fun! After a how-to and safety tutorial, climbers use ropes and harnesses to climb into the towering trees. Once you’re there, you can sit or stand on the branches, swing or hang upside down!

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Enrichment Classes

Community First Aid & CPR with AED (Ages 14 & Up)

Instructor: Darrell Hessenthaler, American Red Cross Instructor

Location: BFHS Room E36
Class Date Time
Full First Aid / CPR Class Oct 2 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Recertification Oct 2 5:15 - 6:00 PM

AARP Smart Driver Course

Instructor: Michael Dressendorfer
Location: BFHS Room W8
Fee: $15 AARP Member/$20 AARP Non-member
Date: Saturday, November 11
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Learn about current rules of the road, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. All participants will receive safe driver certification from AARP upon completion, many insurance companies offer a premium discount.
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"We Need To Talk" - Safe Driving & Aging

Instructor: Michael Dressendorfer
Location: BFHS Room W8
Date: Saturday, December 9
Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Build confidence and learn what is new with our roads, the safety features of new cars and opinions of experts on how to keep driving safely and longer. We also will discuss how to determine if it is time to make driving adjustments or discontinue driving. This class also benefits the children of seniors so they can help with this transition.

Choosing a Medicare Drug Plan

If you are currently or will soon be a Medicare Beneficiary you will benefit from this workshop. Medicare Part D drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans may have big changes in the coming year. You can change Part D drug plans only once a year during the annual Open Enrollment Period. The class will show you how to navigate the Medicare website and find the best Medicare Part D drug plan to meet your needs. You will need to have basic computer skills to participate in this workshop.

Instructor: Julie Juranek, Elder Benefit Specialist
Location: BFHS Room W6
Fee: FREE (Please register by Oct 1)

October 17
6:00-7:30 pm
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iPhone / iPad 101

Learn how to get the most out of your iPhone / iPad with this class. Dan will cover the basics including all the major features such as messaging, contact management, camera settings and Internet access and usage. This is the perfect class to bring your questions. Please bring your i-device with you.

Instructor: Bill Lange
Location: Big Foot HS, W8
Mondays: September 18, 25 & October 2
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fee: $30 Program #: 113081


Meal Planning For Families

Join this interactive program on meal planning, label reading and eating smarter away from home.

Class #1: Meal planning will teach you portion control and how to adapt for those with diabetes, heart disease and food intolerances.
Class #2: Label reading will be an interactive mind-blowing lesson on how much fat and sugar we consume in 1 day.
Class #3: Eating away from home is about strategies to make healthier choices and keep your calories in check.

Instructor: Marian McCormick, RD
Location: Big Foot HS, W8
Thursdays: October 5, 12 & 19
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 pm
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Black Point Estate Tour

Thursday, October 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm

Tour Guides: Dave Desimore, Michael Rehberg, Janice Palzkill and Roberta Hanlon.

Advanced registration required

* Meet at Linn Town Park on the corner of Maple Ridge Road and South Shore Drive. Car pooling to the site is
required. Please be prompt, late arrivals will not be allowed in.

black point The Historical Society of Walworth & Big Foot Prairie present:

The Rauland Family Through the Years

Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00 pm

Robert Rauland will share the story of his family’s history and the development of the agency that
is now a very successful business located in the village of Walworth, Wisconsin.

Location: Golden Years Retirement Village
Lower Level Auditorium
270 Ridge Road, Walworth
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Reduce Stress: 4 Natural, Simple Steps to a Healthier, Happier You

Instructor: Laura Porstner, LPN
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $30
Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 am - Noon
Some consider stress to be the underlying cause of many illnesses. In our fast paced, busy lives what can we do about it? Learn how stress effects our body and what we can do to manage and reduce it’s physical effects. Topics include breathing techniques, grounding and filling, QiGong and the power of positivity. Most of these techniques are easy to do, cost nothing to perform and can be done anywhere, anytime. Utilizing them will lead to a less stressed, happier, healthier you.

Women's Self Defense

Instructor: Bill Henniger
Location: BFHS Upper Gym
  Date Time
Session 1 October 19 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Session 2 November 16 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Turn fear into POWER. Learn what to do in case of an attack, including how to break free from common grabs and holds. This hands-on course with instruction and practice will teach several techniques that are easy to memorize and extremely effective. It's serious business - but Bill will make it fun to learn and practice.

* Wear comfortable clothing *
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FREE Financial Literacy Classes

Instructor: Jim Pfeil
Location: Big Foot HS - Room W8
Mondays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
(please register in advance)
October 23
Social Security - Strategize to Maximize

When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? How will this affect my spouse? You have a lot of questions to answer. Mistakes can be costly. Join us for a short presentation to learn how to sort through the options to help ensure the choices you make are tailored to your needs.

October 30
Retirement Challenges for Women
When it comes to saving for retirement and planning for retirement income, women face a number of unique challenges. Do you worry about outliving your retirement income? Do you worry about having enough income to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle? What happens if you are alone? Learn about the obstacles women face in planning for their retirement and how to overcome them.

November 6
Retire Wisely: Will I have enough to retire?
Will my retirement income last? – Are my assets protected? Learn about key risks all retirees face: outliving their income, inflation, unpredictable events, market volatility, income taxes and rising healthcare costs. Turn retirement concerns into confidence.


EZ Bridge I


Instructor: Ray Parnell, ABTA & ACBL Certified Bridge Teacher
Location: Big Foot HS, Midi Room

please call the office at 262-275-2117 to get on the contact list

Abbey Springs

These six sessions are designed for new and social bridge players or novice players who want to put a solid foundation into their bidding and play.  These skills can be used either at bridge clubs worldwide or at any social game so you can enjoy the world's most popular card game.  A short teaching session leads into play of hands designed to incorporate the day's subject.  Evaluation of the bidding and play of the hand follows as you will see all of the cards in each hand.
Subjects covered include: What to Open, How High to Bid, Invitational Hands, NT Leads & Responses and Common NT Plays.

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How It's Made - featuring Streblow Custom Boats (12 and Up)

Location: Streblow Custom Boats
S2672 County Road F, Walworth
November 6 at 3:00 PM
Free - advanced registration by Nov 1

Streblow Custom Boats is one of the oldest wooden boat makers in the
United States. In 1947, Larry Streblow began building boats as a hobby. In
2016, Steve Horton took ownership of Streblow Custom Boats.

Today, Horton and his team continue to carry on the legacy of the fine mahogany watercraft all based on Larry’s basic hull designs. This tour will cover the design, development, and manufacturing of these beautiful wooden boats.

We plan to feature different manufacturing facilities in the Big Foot and surrounding area. If your business is interested in opening your doors and inspiring minds, please contact us!

A Christmas Carol
"Chicago's Favorite Holiday Tradition"

Date: Thurs, Dec. 7
Meeting Time: 9:00 am at the Harvard Station
Return: 6:45 pm
Fee: $65/person (Includes play & train)
Guide: Frank Breneisen
Bring cash for taxi and lunch

There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than experiencing the joy of this beloved production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago! We’ll be taking the train from
Harvard, traveling by taxi to the Goodman for the noon show, followed with a late
lunch at The Berghoff. Min/Max: 15/25

Registration Deadline: October 16
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Dancing Classes

Ballroom Dance Class (16 and Up)

Instructor: Jessica Blazekovic
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Time: Fridays from 7:15 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $60 per couple
Session 1 Sept 15 - Oct 13
Session 2 Oct 20 - Nov 17

Make it a date night and learn how to dance the night away! Learn ChaCha and Fox Trot in the first
session and Swing and Salsa in the second session. Grab your partner and let’s get dancing!

Adult Hip-Hop (16 and Up)

Instructor: Jessica Blazekovic
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Time: Fridays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Fee: $40 per person
Session 1 Sept 15 - Oct 13
Session 2 Oct 20 - Nov 17

Come get your groove on while learning basic hip-hop moves. No experience required - and people with "two left feet" are more than welcome!
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Paddle Club

Social Paddle & Pub (adult/family)

Guide: Brooke Friess
$5 - advanced registration required
Rental if needed: $20 for kayak, tandem, canoe or paddleboard

Date Location Time Type
Sept 10 Turtle Creek 1:00 PM Family Paddle
Sept 22 Lauderdale Lakes 5:00 PM Adult - pub paddle
Oct 15 Geneva Lake 1:00 PM Adult - fall color

Check out and follow:

Join this fun group on great water adventures! Enjoy a relaxed 2 hr social paddle on your kayak, canoe or paddleboard.

Painting and Crafting

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: Ten Pin Pub, Walworth
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $35 / Class
Adult Paint at 10 Pin Pub - Step by Step
Create a 16"x20" acrylic pattern painting to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Using simple brush-strokes, follow the steps exactly or add your own creative touch. Designed for ALL skill levels, from first-time beginner to advanced. All supplies provided. Grab something to drink or nibble on while you paint!
"Evening Stroll" "Stacked Pumpkins" "Give Thanks Wreath" "Nativity Silhouette"
Sept 28 Oct 26 Nov 16 Dec 7

Adult Drawing Workshop with Frank
Instructor: Frank Breneisen
Location: BFHS E33 (Art Room)
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Mondays: Oct 2 - Oct. 23 (4 classes)
* Class fee includes materials
Whether you are a budding artist or have advanced drawing skills, Frank will help encourage your creativity and develop your personal style. The class will be exploring a variety of drawing techniques and using various media. Pencil, cray-pas and other media will be explored.

Frank is a retired college art professor from Morningside College and is highly skilled in multiple artistic media.
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This course covers all of the basic quilting skills needed to make a small project. The focus of this introductory class is to cover all of the techniques needed to make a small quilt including patchwork piecing, applique, binding and simple machine quilting techniques. Bring your own or for an added $15, materials will be provided.

Instructor: Barb Makovec
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm (4 classes)
Session 1 Sept 6 - Oct 11
Session 2 Oct 25 - Dec 6
BF High School - E36
Fee: $35; +quilting materials $15 (if needed)

Board Painting Workshop

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: 10 Pin Pub
Thursday October 12 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Take home a customized wooden sign. Paint the background in whatever color and texture you like. Follow Jennifer step-by-step (if you prefer) for the pattern, then add a monogram, last name, or favorite quote to personalize the design shown. Completed piece is on a 16” square, hand-crafted, wooden sign.

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Sports Programs

Drop-In Pickleball

Ages 16 & Up
Come join the Big Foot Pickleballers! Our Pickleballers are a friendly bunch and welcome all skill levels.

We have all the equipment and no experience is required to participate. Come try it out - you'll be hooked!

Sunday & Wednesdays* - starting September 3
6:00-8:00 pm
BFHS East Gym
Fitness Center ID or "Pickleball Only" ID required**

*Please check the Activity Calendar for blackout dates
** Contact the Recreation Office to arrange for an ID
Pickleball Newbie?
The first Sunday of each month at 6:00 PM we'll talk about rules, techniques and strategy.
Special Events
Halloween Pickleball Night - October 29
Dress Up Night - Raffle and Prizes! No advanced registration required

Ugly Sweater Round Robin Tournament - *Date Change*
Sun., Dec. 17 at 4:00 PM
More details by Dec 1


Adult Beginning Fencing (Ages 15 & Up)

Owner/Instructor: Sabine Harmann
Location: Allez Fencing Group
31 N. Wisconsin St., Darien, WI

Learn the exhilarating sport of fencing. All equipment is provided. Bring: thin soled gym shoes, t-shirt, long workout pants and a water bottle.

Contact Chuck in the Recreation Office for Registration
Sept 12 - Oct 3
6:00-7:30 PM
Oct 10 - Oct 31
6:00-7:30 PM
Nov 7 - 28
6:00-7:30 PM

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