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Adult Programs

Winter/Spring 2024
Updated 12/15/23

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

Health & Fitness

Big Foot Wellness Club
FREE!
January 2 - March 1

We'll help you get motivated to workout in 2024! Big Foot Recreation and Advocate Aurora Health Care have teamed up to provide a FREE Big Foot Wellness Club! Lots of prizes and incentives - just for working out and making healthy choices.

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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.
Instructor: Alison Krick, Certified Cross Fit Trainer & BFHS Coach
January 3 or January 23
3:00 - 4:00 PM
$20 per class
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Flow is a fluid sequence of asanas linked together by flowing movement and breath. Each class varies, consisting of salutations, standing poses, seated poses, twisting poses and savasana. Benefits include strength, balance, flexibility, stress management, breath control and pain relief. Beginner to advanced yogis are welcome, as there will be modifications available throughout the class.
Instructor: Nellie Cimarusti, Certified RYT-200, YTT-250 Instructor
Location: BFHS Studio Room
January 4 - May 30
(no 5/18)
Fee: $95/10 punch card | $12 Drop-In rate
Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays Saturdays
6:00 - 6:45 AM 6:30 - 7:30 PM 6:30 - 7:30 PM 8:30 - 9:30 AM



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
Wednesdays: January 4 - May 24 from 6:30 - 7:15 PM
Fee: $80 for a 10 punch card

Location: BFHS Studio Room
Wake Up & Thrive - QiGong
This class combines QiGong*, breathing techniques, stretches, yoga and short meditations. Gentle and enjoyable movements are designed to build strength, increase balance, increase range of motion, work out stiffness, increase health and decrease stress. Your body and mind will feel wonderfully relaxed while you enjoy feeling more peaceful, less stressed, more flexible and energized. Class is structured for everyone to move at their own pace so it’s great for all levels. *QiGong is a practice similar to Tai Chi, however QiGong is performed standing still. It combines slow, purposeful movements, the breath, and mindfulness.
Instructor: Lauren Porstner
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Mondays: January 8 - May 20
(no 2/12, 3/25, 4/1)
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Fee: $10 Drop In | $36/ 4-punch pass | $120 for ALL classes (17 classes)
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
January 6 - May 28
Punchcard: $35/5 classes or $70/10 classes
Days Time
Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Wellness Screening
Advocate Aurora Health will be on site providing free blood pressure screenings, BMI and stroke signs & symptoms. Please register by January 10
Tuesday, January 16 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: BFHS Room E36 (enter at the fitness center/recreation office entrance)
FREE - Please register in advance
Nutrition for Longevity
Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to age? Some may say yes and others may say no. What about if we didn’t have to age with as many aches and pains, illness, or low energy and fatigue? Join us for a night discussing how the right nutrients from foods in our diet can fight chronic diseases, prevent aging decline, zap the common cold and keep you active for many years to come.
Instructor: Courtney Castelein, Nurse Practioner
Thursday, January 18 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: BFHS Room W8
FREE - Please register in advance
Senior/ Chair Yoga
Designed for persons with limited mobility or balance. We’ll 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.
Instructor: Cynthia Allen, Certified YogiFit Level 1 & Certified Personal Trainer
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $100 / 10 punch pass
Session 1 Mondays & Fridays January 29 - March 8 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Session 2 Mondays & Fridays March 18 - April 26 11:00 - 11:45 AM


Community Wellness Forum
A habit-based wellness forum with local health practitioners incorporating mind & body
Saturday, Feb 3 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fee: $40/person
· Morning learning sessions
· Panelists with lunch
· After-lunch stretch & massage
· Afternoon learning sessions

Women’s Rejuvenating Self Care Retreat
Adults
When was the last time you took time for yourself? It’s so important that we take time to slow down, to breathe deeply and relax, and to nourish and replenish ourselves. This one-day women’s retreat is designed for you to do just that. True self-care includes practices such as focusing our attention inward, clarifying and prioritizing what we want, and being present to enjoy life, not just rush through it.

These practices are designed to be highly effective yet easy enough for beginners.
Breathing Stretching Yoga QiGong
An educational session on health & wellness
Activities to stir inspiration & support creative expression while we bond with other women.
Sound for healing Oils to relax and lift us
Meditation to ease us into relaxation.


Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$179 per class
Location: Big Foot Studio Room


Hiking, Kayaking & Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Hike & Bonfire
Family Friendly - All Ages
Strap on your snowshoes and join us for a full moon hike in the woods. This hike will be at night, but don’t worry… there will be hot chocolate, s’mores, and a bonfire to keep you warm! Snowshoes are provided.
Leader: Dean Connley
January 20 from 9:00 - 11:00 PM
$10 per person - includes snowshoe rental
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay
100-mile Challenge
Walk-Run-Hike-Snowshoe-Bike-Swim
Our goal is your goal... being more active! This fun challenge is to help keep you going. Join anytime. All you have to do is register, download the mileage log or pick it up at the Recreation Office, and start being active. Once you reach 100 miles, you earn a T-shirt!
March 1 - May 31
FREE - register anytime
* We've had questions about equivalent miles for bikes. It's generally accepted that:
15 spinning minutes = 7 bike miles = 1 walking mile.
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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
FREE - join at anytime
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Day Time Location
Tuesdays: January 9 - February 27 8:30 - 9:30 AM Indoors: Big Foot HS
Tuesdays: March 5 - May 21 8:30 - 9:30 AM Outdoors: Different location each week!
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 and the entire 2024 calendar. Rentals are available.
Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Registration Opens January 1
Date Time Location Difficulty Type
Sun, April 21 10:00 AM Lake Mary Easy Adult - Spring Shake Down
Sun, May 5 8:30 AM Turtle Creek, Section 2 Easy Adult
Sun, May 19 8:30 AM White River Moderate Adult
EASY DIFFICULTY: Paddler should have cursory skills to navigate minor obstacles, slow current, river bends, and have the endurance for a 2 hr paddle. Beginners are encouraged to take the Kayaking 101 class.
MODERATE DIFFICULTY: Skilled at maneuvering around down trees and other obstacles, execute quick turns, negotiate straight-ahead class II rapids, portage around obstacles if required, endurance for up to a 3 hr paddle.
REGISTRATION NOTE: Our paddles are very popular and will have waiting lists. Please respect your fellow paddler and check your calendar before registering. No refunds issued within 7 days of a paddle.
Kayaking 101
Before you head out on the water, be sure to learn the paddling basics! On land we will discuss paddling safety, equipment, how to properly hold a paddle and demonstrate techniques. On water, participants will learn how to be efficient in strokes and understand the boat’s stability. Class includes all equipment, but you’re welcome to bring your kayak.
Instructor: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Session 1: May 26 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Session 2: June 30 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Fee: $45/ includes kayak rental
Meet at Comus Lake, N. Terrance St., Delavan

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Crafting & Art Classes

Pottery Workshop
Ages 15+
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
All Class Times: 5:00-7:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS E32
$100 per person (clay is an additional fee)
Monday Sessions Tuesday Sessions
Session 1: Mondays
Jan 8 - Feb 5
Session 1: Tuesdays
Jan 9 - Feb 6
Session 2: Mondays
Feb 12 - Mar 11
Session 2: Tuesdays
Feb 13 - Mar 12
Session 3: Mondays
Mar 18 - Apr 15
Session 3: Tuesdays
Mar 19 - Apr 16
Session 4: Mondays
April 22 - May 20
Session 4: Tuesdays
April 23 - May 21


Paint & Sip
Adult
Come join us and get creative while socializing with others. You will start with a blank canvas and end with a beautiful painting all guided by an experienced instructor. No experience necessary! Drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Instructor: Jennifer with A Glass of Art
Location: 10 Pin Pub
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
$40/session
Highland Cow
January 17
Love Gnome
February 21
Cherry Blossoms March 20 Flowers in the Rain
April 17
Memorial Painting
May 15

Beginning Crochet
Ages 12 - Adult
Get started with crochet by learning basic techniques and stitches, reading patterns, and how to pick materials. No experience necessary, starter kit provided..

Instructor: Sarah Anderson
Location: Big Foot HS E36
$45 / session
Session 1
Saturdays January 13 - 27 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Session 2 Saturdays March 9 - 23 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Crochet Club
Ages 12 - Adult
Bring your projects! Work out patterns and learn new stitches with other crocheters. Extra materials available for additional cost.
Instructor: Sarah Anderson
Location: Big Foot HS E36
$50 / session
Session 1
Saturdays February 3 - March 23 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Session 2 Saturdays April 6 - June 1 (no 5/4) 2:00 - 3:30 PM

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, January 24 - March 13 (no class 3/1)
5:00-7:00 PM
$45; +quilting materials $25 (if needed)
Location: Big Foot HS E36
Easter Egg Decorating
Come join six different art stations to rotate through at your own pace. Feel free to bring your own hard boiled eggs or we can get them ready for you! You will leave with decorated eggs just in time for Easter while keeping the mess out of the house! Children under 7 must have an adult present. Non-Participating Adult is Free!

Instructor: Lynette Vyhnanek
Tuesday, March 12 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33 (Art Room)
$15/person; + $10/ dozen hard boiled eggs

"Make Your Own Hat" Bar
Adult
Looking for something fun to do for Mother’s Day? Make your own customizable straw or wool hat! Choose your package below, you can edit your choices at the event if you change your mind..

Instructor: Rebecca Janssen of Blue Hue Hat Bar
Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 AM
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33
Tourmaline
Serenity · Joy · Stability

Wool Hat -
your choice of color. Up to 3 textiles, 1 cord, 1 gemstone trim, 1 amulet, 1 feather, and up to 3 initials
Turquoise
Harmony · Growth · Tranquility

Treasure Grass- Tight weave hat. Up to 3 textiles, 1 cord, 1 gemstone trim, 1 amulet, 1 feather, and up to 3 initials.
Topaz
Health · Love · Support

Jute Hat - Braided weave hat. Up to 3 textiles, 1 cord, 1 gemstone trim, 1 amulet, 1 feather, and up to 3 initials.
$125 $85 $75

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Enrichment & Recreation

Coffee Cupping
Adults
Coffee Flights are the best way to start your morning! Meet Main Street’s local roaster while he presents different types of coffees and multiple flights for you to taste, evaluate, and compare. You’ll walk out feeling refreshed and educated on the different types of coffees such as a mocha, cappuccino, latte, and more. Coffee lovers will not want to miss this!
Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 AM - Noon
Location: Main Street Gathering Grounds
Fee: $30/person


Italian Cooking with Wes
Adults
Learn how to make pasta from scratch, homemade soup, sauces, and dessert. Yes, cannolis will be on the menu! Dishes will be made and recipes will be included.
Instructor: Chef Wes Slawson, Culinary Arts Teacher at BFHS
January 16 & 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: BFHS Room E35
Fee: $60/person for the 2-night session


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
January 18 - The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer
Self Defense
Adult
These classes will consist of proper warm up and stretching followed by the teaching of self-defense. You will learn how to prevent being grabbed, learn how to get out of a grab, learn to understand your environment, build muscle memory, and learn different options to handle different situations. Please wear sweat pants and a T-shirt. A shirt will be provided after your first week of the program by the Delavan Flying Dragons as part of your uniform for the duration of the 8-week program.

Instructor: Delavan Flying Dragons Instructors
Fee: $150/ session - includes Flying Dragons tee shirt
Session 1 January 26 - March 15 Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Session 2 April 5 - May 24 Fridays 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Ice Fishing Clinic
All Ages
Join local guide Doug Kloet and learn about fish identification, what equipment to use, rod/reel and tip-up set-up and use, lures, bait selection, fish location, jigging skills, and basic knot tying. Geared for the young angler or entry level adult angler. Dress warm as the workshop will be taught on the ice. All gear is provided for the workshop.
Instructor: Captain Doug Kloet, Fishing Guide Service
Location: Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park, 8697 Co Hwy KD, Burlington, WI
Saturday, February 3 from 9:00 AM - Noon
Fee: $35/person

Chop & Cook Knife Skills
Adults
Learn how to make pasta from scratch, homemade soup, sauces, and dessert. Yes, cannolis will be on the menu! Dishes will be made and recipes will be included.
Instructor: Chef Stephanie Adamski
Monday, February 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: BFHS Room E35
Fee: $25/person


Ginger Beer Making & Tasting
Adult 21+
Learn to make your own ginger beer using raw ingredients for a refreshing and flavorful soda that you’ll enjoy on its own or mixed with your favorite spirit for a delicious cocktail. The first week we meet at Big Foot where we will make and bottle our brew. The following week we’ll gather at Kimkasi’s in Fontana for a taste testing AND have the opportunity to have a cocktail/mocktail using our homemade ginger beer. Each batch makes 8, 12-oz bottles. All ingredients and bottles are included.
Instructor: Chuck Thiesenhusen
March 7 & 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM February 29 & March 7
Location: BFHS E35 (Foods Room) & Kimkasi's, Fontana
$30 per batch

Fermentation Magic!
Adults
Fermentation utilizes time-honored techniques to enhance the flavor and duration of dairy products and tea. You can now learn the secrets to mastering these ancient traditions in improving your health and well-being by making pro-biotic rich yogurt, kefir, kombucha and fresh vegetables. The fundamentals will be explained and you’ll leave with a tasting and a starter culture to get you on your way!
Instructor: Master Mik
Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00 - 7:20 PM
Location: BFHS Room E33
Fee: $10/person


Cribbage 101
Learn to play this social card game of numbers and strategy. You don't need a partner to attend class, but it's a great opportunity for you and your partner to learn together.
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Wednesdays, March 6 - April 3 from 10:00 -11:00 AM (no 3/27)
FREE - Please register in advance
Location: Main Street Country Store
Professional Cookie Decorating
Teens & Adults
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 chocolate brownie cookie recipe and a royal icing recipe.
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 - Noon
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
$45 per person
Black Point Estate Speaker Series
Location: Big Foot HS, W8
$10/session
Land Grabs & Frontier Justice
March 21 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Michael Rehberg
How do you settle disputes on the Wisconsin frontier when there are no laws, no courts or legal systems? A good example happened on the shores of Big Foot Lake. How did early settlers in southeast Wisconsin “own” land before they could buy it? Take a detailed look at an amazing Walworth County struggle in 1836—years before the Land Office in Milwaukee started selling Government land at $1.25 per acre in 1839. It’s a story about water-power, log cabins, mills and dams…and before the conflict is resolved, we will experience fist fights, proposed duels, arson, the Racine County sheriff and learn about a claim jumper in Burlington—the wild, wild west is in Wisconsin!
The Truth Behind the novel Black Point
April 18 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Chris Brooks
You don’t have to read the book to travel back in time to 1895, a significant year in both Lake Geneva and Chicago. Find out how historical events merged with the lives of two fictional characters and a sprinkling of actual people and places. Discover what author Jerome Burke knew and imagined as you test your knowledge of local history to distinguish fact from fiction.
Why Old Places Matter
May 16 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Dave Desimone
Dave Desimone of the Wisconsin Historical Society will explore the reasons that old places matter to people. Although people often feel very deeply about the old places of their lives, they don’t have the words to express why. Desimone brings these ideas together in evocative language and with examples of local, regional and national “old places.”
"How It's Made" Tour - Novares
Adults
Headquartered in France, automotive plastics manufacturer Novares acquired MPC (headquartered in Walworth) in 2019 to expand its capabilities. Now with 12,000 employees in 23 countries and $1.4B in sales, Novares is a global plastic solutions provider which designs and produces cutting edge parts & complex systems for automobiles.

We will be touring Novares’s Walworth plant which designs, tests, and manufactures complex automotive parts. One in three vehicles produced globally is equipped with Novares solutions. Chances are your vehicle contains a Novares part!

Thursday, April 4 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Skill Center building 150 Wisconsin Street, Walworth (Look for the eagle statue in front of it)
FREE - advanced registration required.

Requirements: Closed toe shoes, no loose clothing, ages 16+, eye protection will be required
DIY Beeswax Wraps
Teens & Adults
Beeswax food wraps are easy to make, and you can customize them to fit your food storage needs. This earth-friendly product is just as easy and convenient to use as plastic sandwich bags or plastic wrap, and better for the environment, as they can be reused between 100-150 times; all you have to do is wipe them down with soap and water after each use. Plus, you can cut them up and put them in your compost bin when it’s time to replace them. Bring your own fabric or use the fabric we provide for you.
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey, Certified Path to Positive Communities Ambassador
Tuesday, April 6 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35

Fee: $10/person
Easy Plant Based Eating
Teens & Adults
Have you heard about plant based eating but think it will be a struggle to change? Not sure what to eat? Or maybe you’ve tried eating this way and ran into challenges? This class will give you helpful ideas and convenient methods to make a plant based lifestyle effortless! Feel free to bring your questions and concerns too.
Instructor: Jaime Benedict
Tuesday, April 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33

Fee: $10/person
Climate Change Scavenger Hunt
All Ages
Do you like following clues and completing challenges? Get ready to complete some fun and simple tasks that will teach your family about climate change. This family friendly scavenger hunt will take you throughout the Big Foot community and have you using an app to snap photos and videos as you complete each task. Each team will need one member to transport them around and at least one member with a smart-phone to download the Goosechase app. Complete all the challenges and win a prize!
Coordinator: Vicky Hinchey
Wednesday, April 10 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33

Fee: $20/team
Getting Started with Composting
Adults
Learn the ingredients for successful composting and how to avoid common mistakes. Explore several methods including compost bins, tumblers, vermicomposting, and Bokashi, to find the method that is best for your situation.
Instructor: Amanda Granger, Horticulturist
Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E35

Fee: $10/person
Bike Tune-Up 101
All Ages
Bring your bicycle and learn the basics to keeping your bike riding smooth all summer! Topics covered will include tire/ tube replacement, brake adjustments, chain repair and regular maintenance. This is a great way to start the riding season! Bring money in case you want to ride with the group to grab ice cream after the clinic. *Children under 10 must have a parent present.
Instructor: Chris Wedell, Oh Wheelie Mobile Bike Service
Thursday, April 25 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot Golf Range, 689 Hwy 67, Walworth
Fee: $10/person | $20 /family
Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 -11:00 AM
Have old electronics laying around the house and don’t know what to do with them? Computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, phones, keyboards, wires, etc. will be recycled free of charge! There is a $25 fee for flat screen or tube tvs, and a $55 fee for wood console & projection tvs. Other fees may apply.
Location: BFHS Parking Lot
Full Details and Price List
will be available in March
Community First Aid & CPR with AED
Ages 16 & Up
Learn how to recognize and respond to first aid, choking and cardiac emergencies with adults, children and infants. We’ll cover how to respond to and identify the signs of respiratory and cardiac difficulties and procedures for care including using an AED. Upon successful demonstration of skills learned, participants will receive certification, which is good for two years, issued through the American Red Cross.
Instructor: Mercy Health Instructor
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33
Fee: $70

Session 1 January 19 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Session 2 May 18 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

Location: Big Foot HS, W8

Medicare Made Simple
February 12 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
- Register by 2/8
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.

Understanding Social Security
May 6 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM - Register by 5/2
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.
Beginner's Guide to Estate Planning
Understanding Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Avoiding Probate

“What do I really need as part of my estate plan?” “Do I need a trust?” “How can I avoid probate?” Estate planning attorney, Alyssa S. Wilson, will discuss these questions. You’ll learn the basics of arranging a plan, receive helpful tips on protecting your estate and improve your understanding of probate.

Presenter: Alyssa S. Wilson, Estate Planning Attorney
Wednesday, March 20 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
FREE - Register by March 6
Location: Big Foot HS, W8
Going Green
Adults
To “go green” means you opt for a sustainable and renewable way of living. A green lifestyle focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling whenever possible. We’ll discuss ways you can strive for zero waste, and view products to help you get there. Each participant will go home with samples and surprises that will start you off on your journey to a green lifestyle.
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey, Certified Path to Positive Communities Ambassador
Thursday, April 3 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: BFHS E35

Fee: $10
Stop Food Waste Challenge
Adults
Did you know that the #1 product going into landfills is FOOD? And that Reducing Food Waste is considered by some scientists to be among the top 5 ways to combat climate change? Let’s learn how we can take on that challenge together! The challenge will continue outside the classroom, and the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to use at any Big Foot Recreation Program.
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey, Certified Path to Positive Communities Ambassador
Thursday, April 10 from 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: BFHS E35

Fee: FREE - advanced registration required
Cutting the Cord - Controlling Cable & Internet Costs
Thursday, April 11 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
Thursday, April 18 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
Thursday, April 25 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
Thursday, May 2 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 bears, 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, April 27 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, May 25 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Automotive 911
Ages 15 - Adult
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 Mechanic
Thursday, May 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $25/person
Location: Big Foot HS, E7 (Shop)
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
May 14 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $35
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab


Sports & Active Recreation

Adult Futsal Pickup Games
Ages 16 & Up
Join us for fun, informal pickup games at Big Foot. Each Sunday we’ll put together different teams to mix it up and meet new people. This fast paced, indoor soccer game emphasizes control, improvisation, creativity and technique. It’s a great time to join your friends and get your sweat on.
Supervisor: Brooke Patterson
Location: Big Foot HS Main Gym
Fee: $20/session or $5 drop-in
Session 1 Sundays, January 7 - February 25 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Session 2 Sundays, March 3 - April 28 (no 3/31) 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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 from 6:00-8:00 pm
FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)
BFHS East Gym
Info on how to get an ID
Archery Clinic
Ages 8 - Adult
Big Foot Archers is hosting their annual FREE "learn to shoot" archery seminar. Young or old, this is a great opportunity to try something new and experience the exhilaration of getting a bull's-eye! Equipment is available at the club or bring your own. No advanced registration is required.
Session 1: Sunday, February 18 from 11:00 - 1:30 PM
Session 2:
Sunday February 25 from 11:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: Big Foot Archers Club, N960 Hillside Rd, Lake Geneva
(262)275-3889
Let's Play 9 Holes
Ages 19+
Join PGA Professional Jack Shoger in this new program designed to take students a step further in their golf journey! Instruction will include more time playing on the course, improving scores, proper etiquette when playing, and analyzing your play to help focus on areas of improvement. A limited supply of golf clubs are available to those that are in need. Golf carts will be utilized.

Instructor: Jack Shoger, PGA Instructor
Sundays: May 5 - June 2 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM (Youth classes are available at 5:30 PM)
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Fee: $240 ($120 Green Fee included in this price) Green Fee can be applied to a 9-Hole Membership!
Adult Recess
Ages 21+
Adults are allowed to have fun too! Join us for games such as dodgeball, kickball, frisbee golf, and more! Food trucks will be on site. Please register in advance.

Friday: May 31 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Duck Pond Recreation Area, Fontana
Fee: FREE! - Bring money for food
8v8 Co-Ed Soccer League [Summer League]
Ages 16 +
This FUN new league is a great way to get together with friends and work up a sweat at the same time. Teams are coed and games will be officiated. All games will take place on the new turf field at Big Foot! Contact the Recreation Office or Rene for more information.
Coordinator: Rene Perez
More Information & Rules
Tuesdays, June 11 - August 13 at 6:00 PM
Registration
$20 - Advanced Registration Required
 
Rentals
$20
Kayak
$30
Tandem Kayak / Canoe / *Paddleboard (*lakes only)
   
Get your Turtle Creek Tee Shirt - only $15!

Waiver

2024 PADDLES

If you’ve never joined us for a paddle - you’ll soon find out how fun this group of kayakers is! Some paddles require cursory skills, other paddles will require developed abilities. No paddles exceed class II rapids and are ±2 hours. Beginners are encouraged to take the Kayaking 101 class.
Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Date Time Location Difficulty
Sun, April 21 10:00 AM Lake Mary - Spring Shake Down Easy
Sun, May 5 8:30 AM Turtle Creek, Section 3 Easy
Sun, May 19 8:30 AM White River, Sheridan Springs to Lyons Moderate
Sun, June 9 8:30 AM Mukwonago - Fox River Moderate
Sun, June 23 10:00 AM Turtle Creek: Section 4 - Family Paddle - bring your kids! Easy
Tue, July 16 5:30 PM Lauderdale Lake - rescheduled to July 16 from July 9 Easy
Sun, July 28 8:30 AM Mystery Paddle! Moderate
Sun, Aug 4 8:30 AM Piscasaw River - Section 1 Moderate +
Sun, Aug 18 8:30 AM Piscasaw River - Section 2 Moderate +
Sun, Sept 8 8:30 AM Yahara River Moderate
Sun, Sept 22 8:30 AM Club Vote Moderate
Sun, Oct 6
10:00 AM Geneva Lake - Fall Colors Easy
EASY DIFFICULTY: Paddler should have cursory skills to navigate minor obstacles, slow current, river bends, and have the endurance for a 2 hr paddle. Beginners are encouraged to take the Kayaking 101 class.
MODERATE DIFFICULTY: Skilled at maneuvering around down trees and other obstacles, execute quick turns, manage moderate sweeping current, negotiate straight-ahead class II rapids, portage around obstacles if required, endurance for up to a 3 hr paddle.
REGISTRATION NOTE: Our paddles are very popular and will have waiting lists. Please respect your fellow paddler and check your calendar before registering. No refunds issued within 7 days of a paddle.

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