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2021 Fall Guide

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Rescheduling & Refunds due to COVID 19: We will make every attempt to run the program as scheduled, with possible modifications in location, distancing, and other precautions. If we cannot run a program on its scheduled date, we will attempt to reschedule or will issue you a refund. We will do our best to keep you informed.
Safety & Cleanliness Procedures: Your safety is of vital importance to us. We will continue to take utmost precautions to keep you and your family safe from contagions that could spread. Each class/lessons will have different procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
Questions or Concerns? Please don't hesitate and contact us

Adult Programs

Fall 2021

Health & Fitness | Enrichment Classes | Walking, Biking & Kayaking | Painting/Drawing/Crafting | Tennis & Pickleball | Music Lessons

Health & Fitness

Fit Happens
Circuit Training

Join us for a combination of weight training, body weight exercises, and HIIT that builds muscle, burns fat and energizes you. This class will take you from the weight room for weight training, to the studio room for combination circuits using both body weight and free weights, and sometimes outdoors to utilize the track and outdoor spaces. Designed for increasing muscle, cardio and fun! Any body can do it!
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
September 14 - December 18
Day Time
Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:45 AM
Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM

$35/5 classes or $70/10 classes
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Senior SEALS
Circuit Training... at a slower pace

Join us for a combination of weight training, body weight exercises and stretching that will increase balance, flexibility and mobility. This class moves at a slower pace, and allows for plenty of guidance.
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
September 14 - November 30
Days Time
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00 - 7:45 AM

$85 for a 6 week session

Location: BFHS Studio Room
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
... and how they should line up.

This 4 week class is designed to focus on body awareness and is a progression of our Mobility 101 class. Part education and part exercise, each week will focus on a different part of the body. Our goal is to focus on functional restrictions and how to improve them and balance your body utilizing foam rollers, balls and straps.
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Class Date Time
Posture October 2 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Back October 16 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Shoulders October 30 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Hips & Knees November 6 9:00 - 10:30 AM

$75 First Class (includes foam rollers, balls & straps)
$30/class without fitness props
$145 for all 4 classes

Location: BFHS Studio Room

Beginner's Guide to the Fitness Center
The fitness center can be an intimidating place especially if you're looking to start a fitness routine. In this "hands-on" class, Alison will show you how to safely use the equipment.
Instructor: Alison Krick, Certified Cross Fit Trainer & BFHS Coach
Tuesday, September 14 or
Wednesday, October 13
3:30 - 4:30 PM

$20 per class
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center
Develop a longer, leaner, stronger and more graceful body by improving muscular symmetry, alignment, posture, core-strength and flexibility. All abilities and body types welcome. These classes will focus on low impact Pilates with deep stretching and awareness of breathing.
Instructor: Laura Cucco, Certified Pilates Instructor
September 8 - December 15
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 7:15 PM
$80 for a 10 punch card
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu® is an ancient physio-philosophy that uses the hands as “jumper cables” to activate certain body points in sequences that revitalize, harmonize, relax, and heal. Learn how to practice self-help in order to alleviate such symptoms as nausea, allergies, headache and fatigue, as well as boost the immune system. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will practice sequences that allow them to remain seated. Informational handouts are included. Min/Max 5/15 Instructor:
Instructor:Deborah Somerville Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Saturday, December 4 from 10:00 - 11:15 AM
Location: BFHS Midi Lab (E25)
Fee: $25
Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping, bodyblasting fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a high intensity dance party that fuses cardio, strength, Pilates, hip hop, yoga and kickboxing. Burn up to 800 calories per hour in any of our 60 minute classes.
Instructor: Kristina Tarantino, WERQ, AFAA & CMP
September 1 - December 22
Day Time
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Tue, Thur 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Sunday 9:30 - 10:30 AM

$59/month (unlimited classes)
Register at: - search for "Walworth"

Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Low-Impact Fitness 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.
Instructor: Gail Connelly
Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:45 - 9:45 AM - Classes Ongoing
$30/ month or $4 drop-in - Pay the instructor directly
Location: Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Walworth

Walking, Biking & Kayaking

Adult Walking Club
Come and get the blood pumping! It's a perfect time to socialize while getting exercise. Annette keeps things fun and will challenge you along the way. We'll take different trips each week.
Instructor: Annette McNamara
Tuesdays: September 7 - October 12 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Social Paddle Club
Join this fun group on great water adventures! Enjoy a relaxed 2 hr social paddle on our area lakes, rivers and streams. Visit our Social Paddle Club page for more information. Rentals are available.
Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Date Location Time Type
Sept 12 Nippersink Creek - Section 3 8:30 AM Adult Paddle
Sept 26 Turtle Creek - Section 6 8:30 AM Adult Paddle
Oct 10 Geneva Lake 1:00 PM Adult - fall color
Big Foot Family Bike Club
Hop on your bike and come ride with us with this family friendly bike club geared for all abilities. Any style of bike is welcome - including e-bikes. All trips begin and end at the meeting location. Trail Map
Guide: Dean Connley
Date Time Meeting Location Destination
Sat., Sept 25 9:00 AM Elkhorn Trailhead Pedal & Cup
Sat., Oct 9 9:00 AM Pedal & Cup Burlington Trailhead
Sat., Oct 23 9:00 AM Burlington Trailhead Kansasville Trailhead

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Tennis, Pickleball & Basketball

Professional Tennis Lessons at Big Foot
Ages 16 & Up
Get professional lessons which will make you a better player. Lessons will focus on groundstrokes, serves, and volleys with drills practiced on all strokes, forehands, backhands, volleys, approach shots, serves and more.
Supervisor: Adam Westhauser, PTR Certified Big Foot HS Varsity Coach
Sundays: September 12 - October 17 from 5:00-6:00 PM (6 weeks)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Fee: $90
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!
Supervisor: Larry Schendel
Sunday & Wednesdays* - starting September 1 from 6:00-8:00 pm
FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Drop-In Basketball
Ages 18 & Up
Join us for coed pickup games every Tuesday and Thursday through the school year.
Tuesdays & Thursdays - starting September 2
5:00-6:00 AM

FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)

Enrichment Classes

Authentic Mexican Cooking
Come learn the art of making tamales or enchiladas with Spanish rice! You’ll learn recipes, tips and tricks to make these dishes like a pro. Each tamale class participant will roll a dozen tamales of your choice of filling (chicken or pork) to take home and enjoy.
Instructor: Marina Lewis
$35/ person or $55 per couple
Dish Date & Time
Canceled Enchiladas & Rice September 25 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Canceled Red Tamales October 9 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Canceled Green Tamales November 13 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM



AARP Smart Driver Course
Learn about current rules of the road and tips on adjusting to common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. All participants will receive safe driver certification from AARP. Upon completion, many insurance companies offer a premium discount.
Instructor: Michael Dressendorfer
Saturday, November 13 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$15 - AARP Member
$20 - Non-Member
Community First Aid & CPR with AED
Ages 14 & Up
Be prepared to respond to first aid, choking and cardiac emergencies at home, work and in our community.
Instructor: Kaelean Brunow, American Red Cross Instructor

Friday, October 15
12:00 - 4:00 PM: Full First Aid / CPR Class
Location: Water Safety Patrol, George Williams College Campus
Fee: $65/class | Optional CPR Mask: $15

Black Point Estate Tour
Ages 18 & Up
Enjoy a guided tour through the Black Point Estate, built in 1888 as a summer home by Conrad Seipp, a beer tycoon from Chicago. * 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.
Tour Guides: Dave Desimore, Michael Rehberg, Janice Palzkill and Roberta Hanlon
Thursday, September 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Big Foot Book Club
Ages 16 & Up
Join the Big Foot Rec Book Club and read something new while connecting with your community! Virtual meeting will be held every few weeks on Zoom. FREE! Please register in advance.
Facilitator: Jill Connley
November 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID:       991 6455 7199 
Passcode:        Y3a5us
Future Dates
December 16: TBD
Previous Reads
Sept 16- "Travels with Charley in Search of America” by John Steinbeck
Oct 21 - " "The Picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde"
Carnivorous Housebasket
All Ages
Learn to grow your very own hanging carnivorous house basket. Neal will teach you about the exciting world of carnivorous plants: from tropical pitcher plants to sundews and venus flytraps. You’ll plant your very own tropical pitcher plant (nepenthes) in a hanging basket that will thrive for years to come in a sunny window. Min/Max: 5/20

Instructor: Neal Raskin
Saturday, October 9 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM Registration Deadline: September 25
Location: Big Foot HS, Green House
Fee: $50
Financial Literacy Classes
Instructor: Jim Pfeil, FIC, RICP, Sierra Financial Services

Location: Big Foot HS, W8

Medicare made Simple
October 5 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Healthcare in retirement is an important decision. Medicare decisions are not easy and there are so many choices. Learn about the differences between Medicare supplement and Medicare advantage plans. Part D drug plans, and the process for applying for benefits.

Optimize Your Tax Strategy: Gain Control of Taxes in Retirement
November 8 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Nobody likes paying taxes and they don't go away in retirement. In fact, they could go up. There are tools and strategies to reduce your tax obligation but you must plan ahead. The sooner you act, the more options you have.

Understanding Social Security
December 6 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Social Security is the foundation of any retirement income strategy. But when is the right time for you to begin your benefits? Learn about how to optimize the benefits and timing that best fits your family.

Securities and advisory services offered through: Calton & Associates, Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC.
2701 N. Rocky Point Dr., Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33607. 813-264-0440.
Calton & Associates and Sierra Financial Services are separate entities.

Cutting the Cord - Controlling Cable & Internet Costs
September 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: C.T. Krueger
Fees for cable television, home internet, smartphones and streaming services quickly add up to hundreds of dollars. This seminar reviews your options to cut costs and still watch television programs and have internet access on all devices.
iPad/iPhone – Tips, Tricks & Techniques
September 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: C.T. Krueger
This hands-on class is specific to Apple iPhone, iPad tablets and iPad Mini devices. Learn tips, tricks, techniques to navigate, organize, backup and add useful apps to your iPhone, iPad or iPad mini device.
The Camera in Your Smartphone
September 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: C.T. Krueger
It’s a camera, it’s a photo album, it’s a television - it’s your phone. Learn about apps, tips, tricks and limitations for pictures and video from iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets. This class will cover your device’s camera, home & Cloud storage options, printing and more.
Organizing Digital Photos
October 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: C.T. Krueger

We have hundreds - if not thousands - of pictures in our cameras, smartphones and computers. Now what...? This two-hour seminar teaches techniques to save and organize pictures from cameras and smartphones to your computer, to external devices and to “the Cloud.”
Valley Of The Kings Tour
All Ages
Join us for an educational tour of this private sanctuary that cares for animals of all sizes. VOTK provides refuge for abused, abandoned or retired lions, tigers, wolves and other animals. Not open to the public, this is an opportunity to learn about these magnificent animals up close.
Advanced Registration Required
Location: Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road, Sharon
Fee: $20/person
Date Time
Saturday, September 25 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, October 30 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Horseback Riding Lessons
Ages 6 - Adult
Learn how to halter, handle and safely interact with your horse while learning the fundamentals of western riding. No previous experience is needed!

Instructor: Jessica Recknagel
Location: W9546 County Rd B, Clinton

Fee: $100/Resident

Session Date Time
1: Tuesday September 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
1: Wednesday September 8 - 29 5:00 - 6:00 PM
2: Tuesday October 5 - 26 6:00 - 7:00 PM
2: Wednesday October 6 - 27 5:00 - 6:00 PM
3: Tuesday November 2 - 23 6:00 - 7:00 PM
3: Wednesday November 3 - 24 5:00 - 6:00 PM
4: Tuesday December 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
4: Wednesday December 1 - 22 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Horse Braiding
Ages 8 - Adult
Come learn to beautifully braid a horse’s mane and learn tips and tricks on how to perfect your horse braiding skills. Whether you are looking to enhance your horse’s turnout in the show ring or learning new braiding styles, this class will teach you different methods of horse braiding and provide you a chance to practice under the instructor’s watchful eye. The class will cover hunter braids, jumper/dressage braids, banding as well as proper mane preparation for the different styles. Whether you are a beginner braider or looking to perfect your skills, this class is for you.

Instructor: Stephanie Potter
Saturday, September 11 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: W9346 County Rd B, Clinton
Fee: $45
Tree Climbing
Ages 7 - Adult
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!
Session 1
September 11
10:00 AM - Noon
Session 2 October 3 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Location: House In The Wood Camp, Delavan

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Art and Crafting

Beginning Watercolor Painting with Frank
Ages 18+
Join Frank in this fun class that will coax out your inner artist. You’ll learn how to prepare and stretch paper for painting. Both wet and dry brush techniques will be demonstrated. Each date will focus on different subject matter - so you won’t want to miss a class!
Instructor: Frank Breneisen, Frank is a retired college art professor from Morningside College and is highly skilled in multiple artistic media.
Tuesdays: September 28 - October 26 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: BFHS E33 (Art Room)
Pottery Workshop
Ages 18+
Join Paul and have a fun time with this great group of people. Both hand building and wheel techniques will be available. Each participant will be required to purchase clay for the projects from the instructor.
Instructor: Paul Boland
Session Dates & Times
Session 1: Mondays Sept 20 - Oct 25: 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 1: Tuesdays Sept 21 - Oct 26: 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 2: Mondays Nov 1 - Dec 13 (no 11/22): 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 2: Tuesdays Nov 2 - Dec 14 (no 11/23): 5:00-7:30 PM

Location: Big Foot HS E32
$100 per person (+$20 for clay for 25 lbs)
Quilting Club
Learn this great skill of functional art with Barb! For the experienced quilter, this is a great time to sew and socialize with fellow quilters. Bring your own material or for an added $15, materials will be provided.
Instructor: Barb Makovec
Wednesdays, September 29 - November 17 from 6:00-8:00 PM
$35; +quilting materials $25 (if needed)
Location: Big Foot HS E36
Personalized Serving Tray/ Charcuterie Board
Create your own personalized 36” serving tray/ charcuterie board. Safe finishing wax will be available to finish the board for serving. We will have options for metal or leather handles.
Instructor: Nailed It!
Thursday, October 7 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Fee: $40
Location: Big Foot HS E33
Step-by-Step Painting
Includes paint & brush kit and a 16x20 canvas prepared with design outline. Designed for ALL skill levels.
Instructor: Jennifer Stoll of
Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS Room E33
"Forest Gnome"
October 28
"Glass Ornament"
December 2

DIY Organic Skincare Workshop
Ages 16+
Learn to make organic skincare products using all natural and whole food ingredients! No harmful synthetic chemicals. We’ll make a simple loofah soap bar. Perfect for even a first-time soap maker. Then we’ll whip up a scrumptious body sugar scrub for exfoliating. Lastly, put together a natural cleanser that will nourish your skin. Pamper yourself with everything you’ve made, or gift someone special with these personalized treasures.
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Thursday, November 17 from 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS E35
$40 per person

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