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Adult Programs

Fall 2023
Updated 11/28/23

Health & Fitness | Enrichment Classes | Painting/Drawing/Crafting | Active Sports & Recreation | 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 5 - December 16
Day Time
Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM

$35/5 classes or $70/10 classes
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Senior/ Chair Yoga
The 45 minute yoga class is designed for persons with limited mobility or balance. We will flow through gentle movements to improve strength and range of motion around each body joint. Each class will utilize a stable chair to support modified yoga poses. Sessions will end with a short meditation and time for sharing awarenesses that arise out of the session.
Instructor: Cynthia Allen, Certified YogiFit Level 1 & Certified Personal Trainer
Location: BFHS Studio Room
$100 per 10-punch card
Session 1: Sept 4 - Oct 13
Session 2: Oct 23 - Dec 8 * no class Nov 22 or 24
Monday Wednesday Friday
11:00 - 11:45 AM 7:15 - 8:00 AM 11:00 - 11:45 AM

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 1 - January 5
Days Time
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00 - 7:45 AM



$85 for a 6 week session

Location: BFHS Studio Room
Beginner's Guide to the Fitness Center
Adults
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. Includes the membership card.
Instructor: Alison Krick, Certified Cross Fit Trainer & BFHS Coach
Class Time
Tuesday, Sept 12 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday, Oct. 16 3:30 - 4:30 PM


$20 per class
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center

Pilates
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 6 - December 20
Wednesdays: 6:30 - 7:15 PM
$80 for a 10 punch card
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Cardio Strength Class
Pulse-pounding, beat-pumping, body-blasting fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a high intensity dance party that fuses cardio, strength, Pilates, hip hop, yoga and kickboxing all together for a 55 minute cardio burn. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Kristina T., Penny B., Jennifer S., WERQ & AFAA Certified

Day Session Time
Mon, Thurs, Sat Oct 2 - Nov 18 9:30 - 10:25 AM

$105/ 7 weeks unlimited | $10/Drop In
Register at: http://popupfitness.weebly.com/#/
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Low-Impact Fitness Class
Adults
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
Adult Walking Club
Adults
Enjoy the company of others while walking in the fresh air of the Walworth community! Receive the great benefits of walking: improve circulation, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and increase longevity. The club will meet in the Studio Room, and will walk the halls of BFHS in inclement weather. Please register in advance.
Instructor: Annette McNamara
Meets on Tuesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
September 12 - November 21

FREE
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Avani Spa Day
Start the morning with a relaxing yet revitalizing foot ritual. A replenishing mineral detox bath and invigorating eucalyptus salt scrub leave skin smooth, soft and ready for the bliss of a tension-relieving Acu-Flex pressure point massage of feet and legs (25 minutes). Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the Avani Spa. You will have access to the tranquil surroundings of the private Atrium pool, whirlpool, sauna, salt and steam rooms, and outdoor lounge areas, as well as the new fitness facility. Other services are available at your booking. Gratuity not included. Registration ends October 21st.
Location: Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort in Fontana
Saturday, November 11
** Foot rituals will be scheduled between 9:00 - 11:00 AM; Access to the spa - all day
$65 / person
Plant Based Health
Learn how a plant based lifestyle can prevent or reverse chronic diseases such as: diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer, and hypertension. Discover eating tips to improve your health and even diminish your waistline.
Instructor: Jaime Benedict
Tuesday, Sept 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33

Fee: $10/person


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Active Sports & Recreation

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.
Instructor: Adam Westhauser, PTR Certified Big Foot HS Varsity Coach
Sundays: September 10 - October 15 from 6:00-7:00 PM (6 weeks)
BFHS Tennis Courts / East Gym weather permitting
Fee: $120
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 3 from 6:00-8:00 pm
FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)
BFHS Tennis Courts / East Gym weather permitting
Drop-In Basketball
Ages 18 & Up
Join us for coed pickup games every Tuesday and Thursday through the school year.
Tuesdays & Thursdays - ongoing
5:00-6:00 AM

FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)
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
Aug 27 Bark River 8:30 AM Easy Adult Paddle
Sept 10 Yahara River 8:30 AM Moderate Adult Paddle
Sept 24 Club Vote 8:30 AM Moderate Adult Paddle
Oct 8
Oct 15
Geneva Lake 10:00 AM Easy Adult - Fall Color


Enrichment Classes & Tours

Professional Cookie Decorating
Join us for a beginner cookie decorating class. You’ll make your own royal icing to learn about consistency. Decorating techniques such as outlining and flooding, piping rosettes, wet-on-wet designs and royal icing transfers will be taught. You’ll also learn about making cookie dough, preventing spreading of your cookies and will leave with a delicious cookie recipe and a royal icing recipe.
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 - Noon
$45 per person
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
Registration Deadline: September 17
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 monthly on Zoom. This popular club has a dedicated following. FREE! Please register in advance.
Facilitator: Jill Connley
Zoom Meetings are from from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
November 30 16 - Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus
October 26 - Dracula
by Bram Stoker
September 14 - Crying in H Mart
by Michelle Zauner
Future dates TBA

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 Guide: Dave Desimore
Tuesday, September 19 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Fee: $20/person
Geneva Lake Trivia Game
Ages 16 & Up
How well do you know Geneva Lake and its surrounding area? Come join the fun as you answer multiple choice or true/false questions about the second deepest lake in Wisconsin. Players will move around a game board in the shape of Geneva Lake. The first player to “walk the entire lake” the fastest wins the game!
Tour Guide: Brenda Rubucha, Game Creator
Tuesday, September 12 or
Thursday, September 21
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Fee: $15/person
Fishing Pole Workshop
Each participant will tying & epoxying eyes, corking the handle, mounting the reel seat to build a completed 6’6” medium light fiberglass fishing rod. Instructor Al Hutchinson has been teaching this class to local anglers for years and he can’t wait to share his knowledge with you!
Instructor: Al Hutchinson
Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 - 4:00 PM
$90/ person (bring lunch or $10 for pizza)
The Secret to Frank’s Best Apple Pie
Want to know the secret? Then you have to take this class! Learn how to make Frank’s scrumptious Apple Pie, then you can wow your friends with the recipe on Thanksgiving! *You can bake your pie at class (approx 1 hr.) or take the pie home to bake.
Instructor: Frank Breneisen
October 19 from 5:30 - 9:30 PM
$30/ person
"How It's Made" Tour - Precision Plus
Adults
Founded in 1982 by industry leader Ralph “Buck” Cates, the mission was clear: Be the very best you can be and others will follow. Precision Plus fulfills this mission by relying on technology, precision Swiss machinery, as well as skilled craftsmen and women. As such, they are the industry leader in precision machining. Industries served include: aerospace, defense, healthcare and industrial companies that require part tolerances down to 0.0001”. We will be touring Elkhorn’s 45,000 sq ft location, which houses state of the art CNC Swiss-type machines, lathes and cam actuated machines. If a part requires tight tolerances, chances are Precision Plus makes it.
Tour Guide: Barry Butters, Director of Education & Training
Wednesday, October 4 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM
840 Koopman Ln., Elkhorn, WI
FREE - advanced registration required and USA resident..

Requirements: Closed toe shoes, no loose clothing, hearing and eye protection will be required, ages 16+
Brunch Favorites Cooking Class
This hands-on cooking class will prepare fabulous favorites: Eggs Benedict, Quiche, Cinnamon Rolls, French Omelets, Stratta, a pastry or two, and more! All levels are welcome in this 2-day workshop for adults. Wes Slawson directs the Culinary program at BFHS and teaches college-level Baking and Pastries courses throughout the school year. Class held in the school’s newly upgraded Culinary Kitchen.
Instructor: Wes Slawson, Chef & Big Foot Foods Instructor
October 17-18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
$50/ person
First Time Home Owner Seminar
Are you ready to become a homeowner but not sure what it takes or where to start? Kelsey, with the help of a mortgage representative, will walk you through the process with the knowledge and advice from her experience as a local Realtor®. From pre-approval to the final purchase of a home and all the steps in-between, Kelsey wants to make sure this is a smooth and positive experience for anyone who thinks they are ready to take that step. Please bring your questions!
Instructor: Kelsey Isham Brown, Realtor®
Thursday, October 5 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: BFHS W8
Fee: FREE Advanced registration required by October 1
Automotive 911
Ages 15+
Your stuck on the side of the road.....now what? You see symbols on your dashboard and don’t know what that means. This class will help you understand what to do in an emergency situation. You’ll understand what it means when the car is smoking and when you see different fluids. Joe is a certified mechanic that will teach you not only emergencies but also how to change a tire, change wiper blades, and basic maintenance. A great class for new drivers!

Instructor: Joe Vyhnanek, ASE certified
Summer Session August 17 5:30 - 8:00 PM Summer Class Registration
Fall Session September 18 6:00 - 8:00 PM Fall Class Registration

Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
Basic Home Repair
Basic home repairs can be daunting if you’re uncertain where to start. This hands-on class will give you the confidence and skills to tackle projects you didn’t think you could do on your own. This two day program covers the most common home maintenance items, such as... · Drywall repair · Door adjustments · Electrical switch and outlet replacement · General plumbing (leak repair, toilet repair, water temp) · And more!
Instructor: Joe Vyhnanek, Licensed General Contractor
November 2 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
$30
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab

Financial Literacy Classes
FREE
Instructor: Jim Pfeil, FIC, RICP, Sierra Financial Services

Location: Big Foot HS, W8

Medicare made Simple

September 25 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.

Building Retirement Income Strategies
October 23 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Creating a lifetime income strategy in retirement takes forethought and action. The discussion will focus around the allocation of assets, building multiple income streams, volatility of markets, hidden risks, and the effect of taxes.

Understanding Social Security
December 11 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.
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 30 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Milwaukee Art Museum Tour
Ages 16+
Our very own Frank Breneisen, a retired art professor, guides you through the Milwaukee Art Museum to see some of the most iconic and beloved artworks in the museum. We’ll be taking the BF Recreation van and have lunch at the museum before heading back for the day. Min/Max: 8/15 Registration deadline is October 24
Instructor: Frank Breneisen
Wednesday, November 8
Departing at 9:15 AM from Big Foot HS
Returning at 7:30 PM
$40 includes tour and travel - bring cash for lunch at the museum cafe.

Fall of the Pen: Realm Shaping and Creative Writing
Ages 14 - Adult
Realm Shaping is a creative writing class designed to introduce new authors and game masters of all kinds to the adventure of world building! Throughout the various classes I will be teaching you everything you need to know to start your own world for your writing needs. This will include things such as: Origins, Magic Systems, Cultures and Histories, Organizations, and much more! By the end of the class you will have all the tools to enhance your writing worlds and create new tales in a world all of your own. Each class will have time set aside to workshop one on one.
Instructor: Tyler Sheeks, Creative Writer for the Griffin & Gargoyle
Location: BFHS E33
Mondays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $25/Class
Date Subject
Sep 11 Origins and Maps
Sep 18 Culture and Civilizations
Sep 25 Magic and Mystery
Oct 02 Heroes and Villains
Oct 09 Relics and Monuments
Oct 16 Monsters and Lairs
Oct 23 Higher Powers and Otherworldly Influences
Oct 30 Horrors and Madness
Nov 06 Planes and Other Worlds
Nov 13 Low Magic and Fading Worlds
Nov 20 Punk and Flawed Worlds
Nov 27 High Fantasy and the Legends We Make
Dec 04 Sci Fi and Techno Wonders
Dec 11 Deeper Themes and Embedded Meanings
Dec 18 The End Times



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Art and Crafting

Beginning Watercolor with Frank
Ages 18+
Join Frank in this fun class that will coax out your inner artist. You will learn how to prepare and stretch paper for painting. Both wet and dry brush techniques will be demonstrated. Each day 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: October 3 - 31 from 7:00-8:30 PM
Location: BFHS E33 (Art Room)
Fee: $50 includes materials

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 11 - Oct 9 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 1: Tuesdays Sept 12 - Oct 10 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 2: Mondays Oct 16 - Nov 13 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 2: Tuesdays Oct 17 - Nov 14 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 3: Mondays Nov 20 - Dec 18 5:00-7:30 PM
Session 3: Tuesdays Nov 21 - Dec 19 5:00-7:30 PM


Location: Big Foot HS E32
$90 per session (+$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 21 - November 16 from 5:00-6:00 PM
$45; +quilting materials $25 (if needed)
Location: Big Foot HS E36
Metal Hoop Seasonal Wreath
Join local creatives Melissa DeBuck and Danielle Dunham of Shared Vintage to create a modern wreath. Participants will be able to choose from a gold or silver metal hoop and a wide variety of seasonal floral and foliage. Melissa and Danielle will guide you in the design and creation of the wreath to ensure you leave with the perfect addition to your home decor.
Instructors: Melissa DeBuck and Danielle Dunham
Session Date Time
Fall Wreath October 8 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Winter Wreath November 12 9:30 - 11:00 AM


Location: Big Foot HS E33
$35/person
Ceramic Pumpkin Workshop
This workshop will teach you how to transform a slab of clay into a decorative piece of art for Halloween! You will be working with slabs, coils or pinch pots, no experience is necessary! This class is available for both youth and adults.
Instructor: Paul Boland, BFHS Art Instructor
Wednesday, October 11 & 18 (pickup on Oct 25)
$40 / person

Ages Time Fee
Ages 8+ 4:00 - 5:00 PM $40/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $40/person
Thanksgiving Serving Platter
This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to create your very own Serving Platter for Thanksgiving!
Instructor: Paul Boland, BFHS Art Instructor
Wednesday, November 1 & 8 (pickup on Nov 15)
$40 / person

Ages Time Fee
Ages 8+ 4:00 - 5:00 PM $40/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $40/person
Holiday Ornament Workshop
This workshop will provide you with the tools you need to create your very own handmade ornament for the holidays! Make your own Pinterest worthy creation you can give as a gift this holiday season. Adult class includes 12 lbs of clay.
Instructor: Paul Boland, BFHS Art Instructor
Wednesday, December 6 & 13 (pickup on Dec 20)

Ages Time Fee
Ages 8+ 4:00 - 5:00 PM $40/person
Adult 5:00 -7:00 PM $40/person

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