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Adult Programs

Winter/Spring 2023
Updated 12/20/22

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

Health & Fitness

Big Foot Wellness Club
FREE!
January 3 - March 1

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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Wellness Screening
Advocate Aurora Health will be on site providing free blood pressure screenings, BMI and stroke signs & symptoms. Please register by January 10
Thursday, January 12 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: BFHS Room E36 (enter at the fitness center/recreation office entrance)
FREE - Please register in advance
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
January 3 - May 30
Days Time
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00 - 7:45 AM



$85 for a 6 week session
Location: BFHS Studio Room
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 3 - May 30
Punchcard: $35/5 classes or $70/10 classes
Days Time
Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Wednesdays 7:00 - 7:45 AM
Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 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
Date Time Location
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:15 PM BFHS Studio Room


January 4 - May 24
$80 for a 10 punch card
Jazzercise
Jazzercise is a 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. Burn up to 800 calories per hour in any of our 60 minute classes.
Instructors: Kristina T., Penny B., Jennifer S., WERQ, AFAA & CMP
January 9 - May 30
Day Time
Mondays [Jan 9 - Mar 27 only] 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Tuesdays & Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 AM

$59/month (unlimited classes) - Drop In's and class pack are available
Register at: www.jazzercise.com

Meet in the 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
Session Dates Time
1 - Mondays Jan. 9 - Feb. 13* 11:00 - 11:45AM
1 - Fridays Jan. 13 - Feb. 17* 11:00 - 11:45AM
2 - Mondays Feb. 20 - Mar. 27* 11:00 - 11:45AM
2 - Fridays Feb. 24 - Mar. 31* 11:00 - 11:45AM


$60 per session
* Updated dates & fees from the published program guide
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 10 or January 31
3:30 - 4:30 PM
$10 per class
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center
Soothing Sound Baths
Are you ready to relax and let go of stress? Participants will start their healing journey with some short, light breathwork and then you just sit or lie on a chair or yoga mat with a pillow and a blanket or anything else you would like to bring to make yourself comfortable. Simply relax and take in the beautiful sounds and vibrations of singing bowls, chimes, an ocean drum and a gong. With nothing to do and no one to be, you can enjoy the rejuvenating effects of sound healing.
Instructor: Kimberly Lempart, Certified Sound Healer
Date Time
Sat., January 15 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Sun., February 12 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Sun., March 12 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Sun., April 2 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Sun., May 7 4:00 - 5:30 PM



Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $30/ date Video - sound bath therapy
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


Hiking, Kayaking & Snowshoeing

Adult Adventure Club
Based off our popular Social Paddle Club, this adventure club is perfect for adults who want to get together with other fun people, maybe try something new, and get outdoors. Each outing is 1.5 - 2 hrs, so be prepared for the weather. Fun people doing cool things... what’s not to like! Newbies are welcome. Rental fees may apply to some outings.
Leader: Chuck Thiesenhusen Hike and Snowshoeing may require a 2022 WI DNR Park Pass
Date Time Activity Location Fee
Sun, Jan 15 10:00 AM X/C Skiing Nordic Trails, Kettle Moraine $15**
Sun, Feb 12 10:00 AM Showshoeing TBA $15
Sun, Mar 19 10:00 AM Hiking TBA $15
Sun, Apr 23 10:00 AM Kayaking Lake Mary $20


** Rentals not available, bring your skis. DNR trail pass may be required
† Extra rental fees if required

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
February 4 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
$10 per person
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. More Info
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: March 7 - May 23 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
FREE - join at anytime
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 and the entire 2023 calendar. Rentals are available.
Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Registration Opens January 1
Date Time Location Difficulty Type
Sun, April 23 10:00 AM Lake Mary Easy Adult - Spring Shake Down
Sun, May 7 8:30 AM Turtle Creek, Section 3 Easy Adult
Sun, May 21 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 14 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Session 2: June 18 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
$90 per person (+$20 for clay for 25 lbs)
Monday Sessions Tuesday Sessions
Session 1: Mondays
Jan 9 - Feb 6
Session 1: Tuesdays
Jan 10 - Feb 7
Session 2: Mondays
Feb 13 - Mar 13
Session 2: Tuesdays
Feb 14 - Mar 14
Session 3: Mondays
Mar 27 - Apr 24
Session 3: Tuesdays
Mar 28 - Apr 25
Session 4: Mondays
May 1 - May 29
Session 4: Tuesdays
May 2 - May 30


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 25 - March 29 (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
Thursday, April 6 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM

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

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Enrichment & Recreation

Poetry Workshop
Ages 16 & Up
The Poetry Workshop will meet bimonthly for a total of 5 sessions. Each session includes the analysis of a contemporary free verse poem that will serve as a springboard for a writing prompt; discussion of poetry techniques; time to write as well as critique each other’s poems. Critique etiquette and norms will also be established for a safe space for sharing. All levels invited.
Facilitator: Deborah Somerville
Saturdays: Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 11
10:00 AM - Noon

Location: Walworth Memorial Library
FREE
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
February 16 The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
March TBA - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Previous Reads:
January 19 - The Cloisters by Katy Hays * book/date update
April & May books/dates TBA

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
Saturday, February 4 February 18 from 9:00 AM - Noon
Location: Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park, 8697 Co Hwy KD, Burlington, WI
Fee: $35/person
Professional Cookie Decorating
Teens & Adults
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 chocolate brownie cookie recipe and a royal icing recipe.
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 from 9:00 - Noon
$45 per person
Valentine's Day
February 4
Mother's Day
May 6
The World's Best Sauces
Adults
Learn to make some of the world’s best sauces. We’ll cover the Five Mother Sauces of Classical Cuisine which are the basis of all classical sauces, then simmer up the finest sauces from near and far! Dishes will be made and recipes included.
Instructor: Chef Wes Slawson, Culinary Arts Teacher at BFHS and always orders extra sauce!
February 7 & 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: BFHS Room E35
Fee: $60/person for the 2-night session


Archery Clinic
Big Foot Archers is hosting a 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 20 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Session 2:
Sunday February 27 from 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Big Foot Archers Club, N960 Hillside Rd, Lake Geneva
(262)275-3889
 
Horticulture with Amanda
Ages 7 - adult
Horticulture is the art, science, and technology of growing plants. Make a craft using items found in nature while learning how and where they came from. Each class you will bring home a new plant for your home or garden and explore ways to propagate different plants in and out of the greenhouse.
Instructor: Amanda Granger - Horticulturist

Winter Sowing
January 21 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
We will be recycling milk jugs into mini greenhouses to sow seeds for our gardens. We will be sowing Native Perennials such as Yarrow, Agastache, Bee Balm, Salvia, Milkweed and Echinacea

DIY Seed Starting Trays
March 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
This class is for individuals who want to sprout their own seeds, but are unsure of where to start. Using recycled materials, we will be making seed starting trays and planting some seeds to sprout for the spring. A variety of herbs, flowers and veggies will be provided, however, you may bring your own as well.
Rain Gardens
April 22 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM
A rain garden is land planted with native plants that can help to absorb or hold back water during times of heavy rain, while also adding beauty to the landscape. Find out how they are done, why they are beneficial and what will survive in a rain garden.
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 9 & 16 from 530 - 6:30 PM
Location: BFHS E35 (Foods Room) & Kimkasi's, Fontana
$30 per batch

DIY Beeswax Wraps
Teens & Adults
Beeswax food wraps are easy to make, and you can customize them to fit your food storage needs. This earthfriendly 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
Saving the Earth One Meal at a Time
Teens & Adults
Learn how a plant based lifestyle can protect the Earth from pollution issues, conserve the planet’s resources, and reduce energy consumption worldwide. This class is geared toward adults and teens.
Instructor: Jaime Benedict
Tuesday, April 11 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E33

Fee: $10/person
Black Point Estate Speaker Series
Location: Big Foot HS, W8
$10/session
A Preservation Success Story
February 16 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Dave Desimone
Historic preservation is difficult under the best of circumstances. During this presentation you will learn how Black Point was preserved despite numerous challenges including legal opposition. You will also learn what amazing architecture was lost around Geneva Lake and why historic preservation can be an asset to any community.
Remarkable Women of Geneva Lake: Connections
March 16 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Chris Brookes
We often hear about the men on the lake and how they made their fortunes. But what were the women doing? As it turns out, they were not just sipping iced tea on their verandas. Meet some of the remarkable women who helped shape the history, not only of this area, but of this country. Connections focus on some of the daughters, sisters, and friends many of the remarkable women had here at the lake who were remarkable in their own right.
Land Grabs & Frontier Justice
April 20 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 waterpower, 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!
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
Tuesdays, March 8 - 29 from 10:00 -11:00 AM
FREE - Please register in advance
Location: Main Street Country Store
"How It's Made" Tour - Midwest Precision Molding
Adults
For over 40 years, Midwest Precision Molding (MPM) has served as Wisconsin’s leading provider of plastic injection molding. If you can dream it, they can create it. Their Lake Geneva facility is home to some of the most dynamic equipment arrangements in the Midwest; including over 40 injection modeling machines, presses, and automation equipment. MPM serves many markets, including: telecommunications, medical, food-service, and other areas.
Tour Guide: Kyle Ketterhagen, Director of Sales & Marketing
Tuesday, March 29 at 1:30 PM
901 Geneva Parkway N, Lake Geneva, WI
FREE - advanced registration required.

Requirements: Closed toe shoes, no loose clothing, ages 16+, eye protection will be required
Home Buying 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, April 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: BFHS W8
Fee: FREE Advanced registration required by April 3
Electronics Recycling Day
Saturday, April 22 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

Community First Aid & CPR with AED
Ages 16 & Up
Be prepared to respond to first aid, choking and cardiac emergencies at home, work and in our community.
Instructor: Kaelean Cristiano, American Red Cross Instructor
Thursday, April 24
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Water Safety Patrol
Fee: 65
Create Your Savage Garden
All Ages*
Create your own tabletop garden of carnivorous plants! Explore the world of carnivorous plants and learn to grow your own unique savage garden. You’ll be planting a bog garden containing venus flytraps and pitcher plants. *Children under 7 must have a parent present. Min/Max: 5/20

Instructor: Neal Raskin
Sunday, April 2 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM Registration Deadline: March 22
Location: Big Foot HS, Green House
Fee: $40
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 20 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: BFHS Lecture Hall

FREE - advanced registration required
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
Monday, April 27 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Big Foot Golf Range, 689 Hwy 67
Fee: $10/person | $20/family
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, April 22 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$20 - AARP Member
$25 - Non-Member
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 / $140/Non-Resident

Session Date Time
1: Tuesday
January 3 - 24 6:00 - 7:00 PM
1: Wednesday
January 4 - 25 5:00 - 6:00 PM
2: Tuesday
February 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
2: Wednesday
February 1 - 22 5:00 - 6:00 PM
3: Tuesday
March 7 - 28 6:00 - 7:00 PM
3: Wednesday
March 1 - 22 5:00 - 6:00 PM
4: Tuesday
* April 4 - 25 [no 4/18] $75 R/$110 NR 6:00 - 7:00 PM
4: Wednesday
April 5 - 26 5:00 - 6:00 PM
5: Tuesday
May 2 - 23 6:00 - 7:00 PM
5: Wednesday
May 3 - 24 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Financial Literacy Classes
FREE
Instructor: Jim Pfeil, FIC, RICP, Sierra Financial Services

Location: Big Foot HS, W8

Medicare Made Simple
March 7 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
- Register by 3/3
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 15 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM - Register by 5/12
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 15 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
FREE - Register by March 6
Location: Big Foot HS, W8
Cutting the Cord - Controlling Cable & Internet Costs
March 7 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.
The Camera in Your Smartphone
March 14 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.
Smartphone Video & Editing
March 21 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: C.T. Krueger
Whether a parent, an instructor, a business professional or just a creative soul, shooting and editing video with your smartphone is an efficient way to produce spectacular videos. This two-hour workshop covers smartphone video shooting techniques and how to combine video clips, photos, narration and music into a single video using smartphone apps iMovie for iPhones or FilmoraGo for Android..
Organizing Digital Photos
March 28 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 29 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Saturday, May 27 2:30 - 4:30 PM
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 4 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $30
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
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 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $25/person
Location: Big Foot HS, E7 (Shop)


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
Sundays, January 8 - February 26
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS Main Gym
Fee: $20/player or $5 drop-in
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
Golf Lessons
Ages 19+
Learn fundamentals and prepare to bring your game to the course. Proper etiquette and safety will be taught. Classes will cover basic full swing fundamentals, putting and stroke fundamentals, chipping, pitching and sand shots, as well as taking your game from range to course. A limited supply of golf clubs are available to those that are in need.

Instructor: Jack Shoger, PGA Instructor
Saturdays: May 6 - May 27 at 1:15 PM (Youth classes are available at noon)
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course and Country Club Estates
Fee: $60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident - 4 weeks
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 13 - August 8 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

2023 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 23 10:00 AM Lake Mary - Spring Shake Down Easy
Sun, May 7 8:30 AM Turtle Creek, Section 3 Easy
Sun, May 21 8:30 AM White River, Sheridan Springs to Lyons Moderate
Sun, June 11 8:30 AM Fox River - Burlington Moderate
Sun, June 25 10:00 AM Turtle Creek: Section 4 - Family Paddle - bring your kids! Easy
Tue, July 11 5:30 PM Lauderdale Lake Easy
Sun, July 30 8:30 AM Mystery Paddle! Moderate
Sun, Aug 6 8:30 AM Nippersink, Section 3 Moderate
Sun, Aug 27 8:30 AM Bark River Moderate
Sun, Sept 10 8:30 AM Yahara River Moderate
Sun, Sept 24 8:30 AM Club Vote Moderate
Sun, Oct 8
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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