What’s happening in #WalCo this week?
Hey, #WalCo! What’s going on this week? Explore 4-H Night, COVID vaccine clinics, QPR suicide prevention training, park work days & more.
Explore 4-H Night
As the country’s largest youth development organization, 4-H empowers young people to build life skills by leading hands-on projects. Families that are interested in learning what 4-H is all about should stop by the Explore 4-H Night event on Monday, October 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walworth County Fairgrounds Activity Center. Hosted by Walworth County 4-H, the free, family-friendly event will feature fun, hands-on activities, meet-and-greets with animal friends, information about leadership and travel opportunities, a 4-H shooting sports activity, and more.
QPR Training at Aram Library Oct. 5
Are you ready to learn how you can support your community and save lives? Sign up to attend a free QPR Suicide Prevention Training on October 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Delavan’s Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Ave.
Participants will learn the warning signs of suicide and how to respond. Learn more about QPR training here: https://bit.ly/walcoqpr. Register for the event here: www.eventbrite.com/e/399034130827
Volunteers Wanted for Park Work Days
Does your idea of the perfect work day involve fresh air, pulling weeds, and getting dirty? Do you love our County parks? If so, join us! We’re looking for volunteers to help with an upcoming park work day on Friday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, at White River County Park. Volunteers with be assisting Walworth County and Geneva Lake Conservancy in the removal of invasive plant species. Click the link to register: https://bit.ly/WRCPVolunteer
The Walworth County Parks Department and Kettle Moraine Land Trust are looking for volunteers for a prairie seed collection event on Saturday, October 1, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Price Park Conservancy, N6421 Hodunk Road, Elkhorn.
Pre-register by emailing Colleen Lesniak, Walworth County Volunteer Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (262) 741-4223.
Applications Due September 30: Walworth County and the United Way of Walworth County Grant-Funding Program
The deadline for local non-profit agencies to apply for the Walworth County and United Way of Walworth County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant-funding program is September 30, 2022, at noon.
Agencies interested in applying should contact United Way of Walworth County CEO Tammy Dunn at (262) 374-4474, or access the application at https://unitedwaywalworth.org.
Local non-profits may apply for grants between $1,000 and $7,500.
Grants may be utilized for assistance implementing COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics; technical assistance, consulting, or other services for business planning; assistance with payroll support, costs to retain employees or other operating costs; or assistance to those impacted by COVID-19.
Only 501(c)(3) organizations may apply. To be eligible, organizations must maintain their principal place of business in Walworth County, conduct business in Walworth County, and serve people within Walworth County.
(This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number FAIN #SLFRP 2146 awarded to Walworth County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.)
Walworth County Clinics to Offer Updated Booster Vaccines
The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services will hold two free COVID vaccine clinics on October 6 and 13. Both clinics will only administer the updated Pfizer booster. Dates and times are:
Both clinics will be held at Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services, 1910 County Road NN, Elkhorn.
No ID or insurance is required. Attendees are asked to bring their vaccination cards to be updated. Interpreter services are available.
Can’t make it? Check out https://www.vaccines.gov for other locations.
ADRC Healthy Living with Diabetes
People with diabetes or pre-diabetes can improve their health by joining a Healthy Living with Diabetes workshop sponsored by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Walworth County. The program has been researched and proven to improve the health of adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes. During the six weekly sessions, Healthy Living with Diabetes gives participants strategies for managing diabetes, including techniques to deal with symptoms and information about healthy eating, appropriate use of medication, exercise, and working effectively with health care providers. Participants learn to make realistic, achievable action plans, share their experiences, and help each other solve problems.
Healthy Living with Diabetes will be held in the Community Room on Tuesdays, October 4 to November 8, 2022, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Woodview Park Apartments located at 353 Tyrell Court, Delavan. The workshop has a suggested donation of $10.
For questions, or to register for the program, contact Chetney Blaszczyk RDN, CD at (262) 741-3309.
Dementia Basics Presentation
In the United States, there are currently more than 6 million people living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. That number is expected to double by 2040. Given the disease’s prevalence, most people will likely encounter dementia in their lives, be it with a spouse, parent, grandparent, or friend. Learn about this devastating disease, the different types of dementia, and warning signs during the Dementia Basics presentation led by Walworth County ADRC Dementia Care Specialist Jake Sawyers on September 30, at 3:30 p.m., at Walworth Public Library, 525 Kenosha St., Walworth.
Rent Smart Virtual Program
UW-Extension Walworth County is hosting free, online instruction sessions via Zoom to help potential renters, current renters, or those wanting to help family members gain knowledge to secure a rental. During the six sessions, attendees will learn how to plan for and meet monthly expenses, tips for finding and maintaining affordable housing, how to complete a rental application, strategies for building positive relationships with landlords, and the responsibilities and rights of landlords and tenants.
October classes are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 to 8 p.m. Classes are also being held in November.
Register online at https://go.wisc.edu/Rentsmartregister. For the full class schedule and information, visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/rentsmart/rent-smart-online/.
Job of the Week: Certified Nursing Assistants
Lakeland Health Care Center has immediate openings for certified nursing assistants. Full-time, part-time, and pool shifts are available. The pay range is $17.50 to $23.70 an hour, and weekend and shift premiums may apply. Apply today at https://bit.ly/3AWS0IK
Community Events: What's Going on Around the County
Ready or not, here come the holiday events. On Saturday, October 1, the Elkhorn Holiday Craft Bash takes over the Walworth County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 300 crafters, artisans, and food booths. Admission is $5. Geneva Lake Conservancy’s third-annual Road Rally is on Saturday, October 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. The driving tour will cruise through various Geneva Lake and Delavan area preserves and easement properties. Dinner will be served at Covenant Harbor’s lodge. Buy tickets online. The 21st Annual East Troy Lions Car and Bike Show, on Saturday, October 1, starting at 9 a.m., celebrates all things on wheels, plus there will be goody bags, raffles, music, food, and fun. Location: 3072 Graydon Ave., East Troy.
*We do our best to ensure the accuracy of event information. However, please confirm all details with event hosts either directly or online. Changes to locations, dates, and times are beyond our control. Thank you!
Follow us! Walworth County is on Facebook
Walworth County has launched an official Facebook page. Here’s what you can expect to see on the page: News alerts, information about upcoming County Board meetings and public hearings, details about programs and services, park events and highlights, construction updates, community updates, career and volunteer opportunities, answers to FAQs, behind-the-scenes snapshots, and more. We hope you’ll give us a follow and share this page with your friends, family, and neighbors. Also, check out these County departments on Facebook: