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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Memory Cafe - Marshfield


Influenza Vaccines - Clark County


Parenting program available to those with children 12 months, younger

If you’re a new parent, you already know that there is a lot to learn about babies.  You can’t prepare for everything, but Mile Bluff can answer some of your questions.

To assist you during the first year of your baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with answers for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during your child’s first 12 months of life.

The Hand-in-Hand program is held the second Monday of every month at 4:30 pm.  The next meeting will be Monday, September 14 and will focus on CPR and choking. 

If you are interested in learning more about the program, or want to register for an upcoming session, call 608-847-1013.

Autumn Scamper

Have you registered for the Necedah Family Medical Center Autumn Scamper 5k run/walk yet?
The event will be held on Saturday, October 3 at the Necedah School.  The run/walk begins with a free half-mile kids' event at 9 am, followed by the 5k at 9:30. 
The fee for the 5k is $15 if registered by September 14, and $20 September 15 through the morning of the event.  All proceeds will go to the Necedah Public Library, and non-perishable food will also be collected at the event for the local pantry.
The Autumn Scamper is open to all ages and fitness levels.  Everyone must be registered to participate.  Children’s shirts will be sold for $5 through September 14; some also may be available the day of the event.
For event details and registration forms, check out the Autumn Scamper 5k link at milebluff.com, or call Necedah Family Medical Center at 608-565-2000. 

See you at the starting line on October 3!

Back-to-school, back-to-nutrition

by Cassie Holig, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Whether your child is begging for the new Minions or Frozen lunch box, or pleading for the old-school option of brown-bagging-it, packing a healthy lunch (that will actually be eaten) can make for an overwhelming grocery list.  Customize these tips to fit your family, to help your child have a healthy and nutritious school year!

Make a meal plan, and portion for multiple lunches. 
Review the school lunch menu with your children.  Discuss which foods they like and why some choices may be healthier than others (for example, plain milk versus chocolate milk); have your kids circle their selections for the week or month.
Offer healthy choices and let your children help choose what they would like to pack.  They will feel in control and they are more likely to eat what is packed if they are involved in the decision-making process!  In addition, sometimes the difference between a child eating an apple and not eating it is just slicing it up; so portion out ready-to-eat slices of fruits and vegetables.  Put servings into plastic bags for the entire week, and use lemon juice to help prevent fruits from turning brown.  Line up lunch items in the fridge or cabinet so it becomes a grab-and-go process when packing lunches, instead of frantic chaos.

Include protein, fruit and veggies.
Help your child get the proper amount of protein with yogurt, nuts, hummus, a hardboiled egg or a peanut butter sandwich.  Make sandwiches on whole wheat bread, whole wheat wrap or pita pocket with lunch meat such as tuna, turkey, lean roast beef or chicken (choose the low sodium versions).  Besides lettuce, try shredded carrots or avocado slices on sandwiches!
Skip the chips.  Offer healthier options such as string cheese, whole grain crackers, pretzels, graham crackers, popcorn, fruit salad, nuts or baby carrots.

Remember snack time. 
If you aren’t able to pack lunch, try to provide a few healthy snacks for your child’s school snack times.
Read labels! 
Packaged lunch items can be a great option for busy families, but before you buy that variety pack of granola bars or crackers, read the labels.  Some nutrition guidelines for packaged snack items include:
Buy whole grain, if available.
Keep calories down, at or below 200 calories per package.
Sodium should be limited to 230mg per package, or less.
Watch total fat; for a 200 calorie package, try to keep it at or below 8g (with 2g or less of saturated fat and 0 grams trans fat).
Limit sugar by choosing fruit cups in 100-percent fruit juice or water, and applesauce with no added sugar; also consider purchasing plain yogurt and adding your own jam or fruit.  Every 4g of sugar is equal to one teaspoon of sugar: elementary children should only have between three to four teaspoons per day, and teenage children should have only between five and eight teaspoons per day.  How much is your child getting?

Allow a sweet! 
Encourage your child to drink water, milk or 100-percent fruit juice.  Avoid sodas, energy drinks and fruit-flavored juice pouches.  We all crave something sweet.  Including a few pieces of chocolate or a granola bar (with the understanding that they need to eat the healthy foods too) may help your children be excited about their packed lunch.

Set an example. 
While it is great that we try to have our children eat healthy while at school, the healthy example must continue at home or they will be getting mixed signals.  Examples of healthy eating must be set at home before we can expect our children to make healthy choices when we are not with them.

Don’t forget about safety! 
Lastly, remember food safety when packing lunches; invest in ice packs to keep cold foods cold and a thermos to keep hot foods hot!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Upcoming Events - Adams County


This week...

Adams County Extension Office has received a grant for the Roadmaps to Health program to focus on creating a culture of health for all residents. The Coalition overseeing the grant is looking for information from Adams County employers about activities that are currently in place to promote nutritious eating or healthy lifestyle choices.  If your business has a wellness or health program currently in place for your employees, please contact Marcia Kaye at 608-339-4547 or personnel@co.adams.wi.us and tell her about what you are doing.

Wednesday, June 10 - The Friendship Connection will be holding their Free Lunch Wednesdays from noon to 2 PM at their new location, 117 S Main Street, Adams. Everyone is welcome, free will donations always appreciated. For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.

Wednesday, June 10 - The Hazel Street Farmers Market will be held from 2-6 PM on Hazel Street in Downtown Adams. For sale are many different items including produce, hand made items, honey and more. If you are interested in being a vendor, call Joan at 608-339-3957.
Thursday, June 11 - The Friendship Connection will be holding an AODA Support Group for individuals living with addiction issues and/or mental illness. This will be held starting at 1 PM at their new location, 117 S Main Street, Adams. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.

Thursday, June 11 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. For more information contact the Adams County Library at 608-339-4250.
Friday, June 12 - The Rome Farmer's Market will be held from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Alpine Village Business Park.

Friday, June 12 - United Way of Inner Wisconsin will be giving away FREE children's books during the 6th Annual Great Book Giveaway at11:00am at Burt Morris Park, West Park Street - Adams (prior to the free summer lunch program).  Volunteers will be reading books to the children who are present, and afterward each child can select books to take home and keep. All children and youth (from ages birth to 12 years), parents, grandparents, caregivers, and day care providers are invited and welcome to attend this free event.  Families can come to the event together; and day care providers are invited to come and bring along all the children in their care. For more information contact Angie Loucks at 715-421-0390 or go to www.uwiw.org

Friday, June 12 - Grand Marsh American Legion Post 273 Monthly Meeting will be held starting at 7 PM.
Saturday, June 13 - The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will hold their Conservation Corner Program: Wetland Critters from 1-2 PM Volunteer Naturalists host afternoons of discovery!  Visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop in any time. Learn about featured refuge critters and where to explore the refuge to view them! For more information call 608-565-2551 or go to fws.gov/refuge/necedah  

Saturday, June 13 - The Roche-A-Cri Naturalist Program Mosquitoes will be held from 2-4 PM at the kiosk shelter. Learn how to protect wetlands with metaphores. For more information call 608-339-6881.    

Saturday, June 13 - Rome Classic Car, Bike, and Snowmobile Show at Alpine Village Business Park.  Registration at 9 AM, trophy presentation at 3 PM.  Sponsored by the Rome SnoBandits Snowmobile Club. For more information call Larry Halverson at 715-325-6833   www.romesnobandits.com 

Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14 - CRAW Catamaran Races will be held at The Lure Bar & Grill.  For more information call Nick Connor at 920-619-9163.
  
Monday, June 15 - The Friendship Connection will hold a Wellness & Recovery Support Group starting 11 AM at their location 117 S Main Street, Adams. This is a casual group led by volunteers. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact 608-339-6810.  

The Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics Gift Shop hours are 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. Unique gift ideas, including cards, at very reasonable prices with proceeds used to purchase items for patient & staff use. Located in the Hospital lobby.  

Adams County Running/Walking Club (ACRC) meets at the Village of Friendship Park every Saturday at 8 AM. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome. For more information visit adamscountyrunningclub.com or contact Kim Heinz at kimheinz@frontier.com.  


COMING UP...
Wednesday, June 17 - A Blood Drive for the Blood Center of Wisconsin will be held from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Friendship Village Hall (507 W Lake St). The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is the only provider of blood to Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics. To make an appointment call Tammy at 608-339-8328. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics.
Wednesday, June 17 - The Friendship Connection will be holding their Free Lunch Wednesdays from noon to 2 PM at their new location, 117 S Main Street, Adams. Everyone is welcome, free will donations always appreciated. For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.

Wednesday, June 17 - The Hazel Street Farmers Market will be held from 2-6 PM on Hazel Street in Downtown Adams. For sale are many different items including produce, hand made items, honey and more. If you are interested in being a vendor, call Joan at 608-339-3957. 

Wednesday, June 17 - Second Harvest Food Bank will be distributing food from 4:30-6 PM at Adams-Friendship High School. The mobile food pantry is open to everyone! Please bring bags or boxes and wagons or a wheeled cart to help carry food.  Please do NOT arrive before 3:30 PM so that we can safely dismiss students at the end of the day.

Thursday, June 18 - The Friendship Connection will be holding an AODA Support Group for individuals living with addiction issues and/or mental illness. This will be held starting at 1 PM at their new location, 117 S Main Street, Adams. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.

Thursday-Saturday, June 18-20 - The Adams Community Theatre will present the Live Musical Church Basement Ladies. This is a comedy/musical for the entire family. Performances will be Thursday & Friday, June 19 & 20 at 7 PM, Saturday, June 20 at 2 PM, Thursday & Friday, June 25 & 26 at 7 PM and Saturday, June 27 at 2 PM. Tickets can be purchased at Carole's Fashion Delights, Adams Community Theatre and online at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information go to  www.adamstheatre.org.
Friday, June 19 - The Rome Farmer's Market will be held from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Alpine Village Business Park.

Friday, June 19 - The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Adams County will be held at the Adams-Friendship Middle School Track starting at 6 PM. All cancer survivors will receive a free t-shirt. To participate on a team or for more information, contact Daniela Barragan at 818-419-5250 or email daniela.barragan@cancer.org. Or go to www.relayforlife.org/adamscountywi.

Friday, June 19 - As a part of their 50th year anniversary, Mound View Golf Course will be serving a special Flash Back Friday Fish Fry from 5-9 PM. PLease call for reservations at 608-339-3814.
Saturday, June 20 - The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will hold their Can you Capture it/Focus on Photography from 10-11 AM. This progragm is free and open to the public. All skill levels welcome. Then the Conservation Corner Program: Wetland Critters program will be held from 1-2 PM. Volunteer Naturalists host afternoons of discovery!  Visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop in any time. Learn about featured refuge critters and where to explore the refuge to view them! For more information call 608-565-2551 or go to fws.gov/refuge/necedah/

Saturday, June 20 -  A-F Motors is looking for entries for their Cruizin' Classic Car Show to be held at 1 PM. Call Megan at 608-339-3392 or email cruise@afmotors.com for more information or to sign up your car.  

Saturday, June 20 - The Roche-A-Cri Naturalist Program Campfire Cooking will be held from 2-4 PM at the kiosk shelter. Learn how to protect wetlands with metaphores. For more information call 608-339-6881.

Saturday, June 20 - The Adams Community Theatre will present their free 3rd Saturday Classic Movie starting at 7 PM at the theater (157 S Main Street, Adams). For more information go to www.adamstheatre.org. 

Sunday, June 21 - Adams Community Theatre will present their monthly Play Reading Circle at 6 PM at the theatre (157 S Main Street, Adams). 

Sunday, June 21 - Immanuel Lutheran Church of Adams will host a FREE Ice Cream Social from 2-4 PM at the church at 243 N. Linden St., Adams.
  
Monday, June 22 - The Moundview Memorial Healthcare Foundation Golf Outing will be held at The Castle Course at Northern Bay. For more information go to www.moundview.org.

Monday, June 22 - The Friendship Connection will hold a Wellness & Recovery Support Group from 11 AM-12 PM at their location 117 S Main Street, Adams. This is a casual group led by volunteers. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact 608-339-6810.  
    
If you would like your event in our Weekly Events Reminder, email us at chamber@visitadamscountywi.com or call us at 608-339-6997.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Upcoming Events - Adams County




COMING UP...
Wednesday, June 10 - The Friendship Connection will be holding their Free Lunch Wednesdays from noon to 2 PM at their new location, 117 S Main Street, Adams. Everyone is welcome, free will donations always appreciated. For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.

Wednesday, June 10 - Hazel Street - The Hazel Street Farmers Market will be held from 2-6 PM on Hazel Street in Downtown Adams. For sale are many different items including produce, hand made items, honey and more. If you are interested in being a vendor, call Joan at 608-339-3957.
Thursday, June 11 - The Friendship Connection will be holding an AODA Support Group for individuals living with addiction issues and/or mental illness. This will be held starting at 1 PM at their new location, 117 S Main Street, Adams. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Deb at 608-339-6810.

Thursday, June 11 - The Adams Community Theatre will be showing a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. For more information contact the Adams County Library at 608-339-4250.
Friday, June 12 - The Rome Farmer's Market will be held from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Alpine Village Business Park.

Friday, June 12 - United Way of Inner Wisconsin will be giving away FREE children's books during the 6th Annual Great Book Giveaway at11:00am at Burt Morris Park, West Park Street - Adams (prior to the free summer lunch program).  Volunteers will be reading books to the children who are present, and afterward each child can select books to take home and keep. All children and youth (from ages birth to 12 years), parents, grandparents, caregivers, and day care providers are invited and welcome to attend this free event.  Families can come to the event together; and day care providers are invited to come and bring along all the children in their care. For more information contact Angie Loucks at 715-421-0390 or go to www.uwiw.org

Friday, June 12 - Grand Marsh American Legion Post 273 Monthly Meeting will be held starting at 7 PM.
Saturday, June 13 - The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will hold their Conservation Corner Program: Wetland Critters from 1-2 PM Volunteer Naturalists host afternoons of discovery!  Visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop in any time. Learn about featured refuge critters and where to explore the refuge to view them! For more information call 608-565-2551 or go to fws.gov/refuge/necedah 

Saturday, June 13 - The Roche-A-Cri Naturalist Program Mosquitoes will be held from 2-4 PM at the kiosk shelter. Learn how to protect wetlands with metaphores. For more information call 608-339-6881.   
Saturday, June 13 - Rome Classic Car, Bike, and Snowmobile Show at Alpine Village Business Park.  Registration at 9 AM, trophy presentation at 3 PM.  Sponsored by the Rome SnoBandits Snowmobile Club. For more information call Larry Halverson at 715-325-6833   www.romesnobandits.com 

Saturday & Sunday, June 13-14 - CRAW Catamaran Races will be held at The Lure Bar & Grill.  For more information call Nick Connor at 920-619-9163.

Wednesday, June 18 - Second Harvest Food Bank will be distributing food from 4:30-6 PM at Adams-Friendship High School. The mobile food pantry is open to everyone! Please bring bags or boxes and wagons or a wheeled cart to help carry food.  Please do NOT arrive before 3:30 PM so that we can safely dismiss students at the end of the day.    
If you would like your event in our Weekly Events Reminder, email us at chamber@visitadamscountywi.com or call us at 608-339-6997.