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Spring Fruit Tree Pruning – with Mary Ann Ihm of W

February 28th, 2015  1:00-3:00 pm

Learn best practices for pruning fruit trees to ensure you get a great harvest from your fruit trees (or future fruit trees)! Join Wellspring staff to learn about spring fruit tree maintenance & pruning to enhance yield.

Save the date for our fruit tree grafting class on Sunday March 15th. Wellspring also has a varied fruit and tree permaculture nursery. Contact us for availability in the spring. $30 by 2/25 or $35 after 2/25. For info or to register: 414-522-6989 or www.wellspringinc.org.

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Raclette & Fondue Class

February 28th, 2015  2pm-3:30pm

Come join Steve, Patty and Jen as we serve up some of our cheese knowledge along with some delicious Fondue and Raclette. During this very informative class, we will give you some of the history and sociology behind both of these cheese based dinners. Find out how these traditional French and Swiss cheeses are used to create fun social dinners that you can easily replicate at home.

Location: Larry's Market 8737 N Deerwood Dr Brown Deer Wi

Posted By: Larry's Market


Pelvic Floor Feldenkrais Workshop!

March 1st, 2015  12:30-2:30pm

Feldenkrais Workshop-Pelvic Floor Health & Awareness with the Feldenkrais Method
Using gentle movements of lower back, pelvis, abdomen, inner thigh, learn to use your pelvic floor in healthy way. Class designed to improve use and awareness leading to better control and more functional strength. Note: Pre-Registration Required. Instructor: Susan Nycz, GCFP, ABMP-Children
414-405-3887 (Call or Text)

Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI, Lower Level Education Center, Greensquare Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Exhibition Presentation with Polka Expert

March 5th, 2015  6:30

"The Amazing Variety of Polka Styles" Meet Polka expert Rick March as he explores the many distinct styles and cultural influences that comprise this musical genre. In conjunction with Polka Heartland: Photographs by Richard Blau, March will also treat attendees to a few tunes on his accordion.

View Polka Heartland through March 29, 2015.

Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095

Posted By: Museum of Wisconsin Art


Cheese Making with Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs

March 8th, 2015  10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Learn the art of cheese making in this hands-on class. Sample and learn to create several styles of cheese that can be made at home including cultured butter, farmers cheese, mozzarella, kefir and yogurt. Participants will be able to build on this introduction to create many varieties of cheese at home. Includes an outstanding lunch with cheese made in class and additional homemade foods. $65 by 3/5 or $75 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Patra Eco-Dinnerware at Midwest Food Expo

March 9th, 2015  - March 11, 2015

Midwest Foodservice Expo is a leading regional event that unites thousands of food and beverage professionals under one roof to do business and have fun.

Visit us at Booth - 1016

Location: Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Posted By: Patra Eco-Dinnerware


Renew Yourself! Group Sound Healing Class

March 11th, 2015  7:00-8:00pm

The singing bowls are powerful effective tools that help to unwind your stress and ignite balance in your life. Increase your inner peace, health and harmony. Release pain, stress and trauma with ease! Note: please bring a blanket and pillow(s) for comfort. Chairs are available. Instructor: Lee Ann Baum, LMT / 414-899-9496

Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI, Lower Level Education Center, Greensquare Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Beauty Inside & Out

March 12th, 2015  6:30-8:00pm

Beauty is more than skin deep. The choices we make for our bodies have the power to keep us glowing or to age our skin and leave us feeling older than our years. Learn the secrets to youthful skin and ageless beauty with experienced specialists Hana Holbus, LAc (HANAE Skin Care, LLC) & Barb Heinen, NC (Joyful Eats, LLC). Barb Heinen, NC 206-853-6563,414-292-3900 X257

Location: Greensquare Center, Lower Level Studio, 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale, 53209

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Activate Food This Spring- Micro Greens/w PortFish

March 12th, 2015  6 - 8 pm

Join Wellspring for another 2nd Thursday evening of cooking. This class partners with PortFish of Port Washington to learn about micro greens. Taste as we cook- sampling fresh micro greens grown sustainably with PortFish Perch. In addition, how-to introduction to activate your grains through sprouting and soaking. Try locally made sprouts and sprouted products from Slow Pokes in Grafton.
$30 by 3/9 or $35 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

Location: at Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Polka Dance Party at the MOWA

March 14th, 2015  1:00-4:00

Roll out the barrel and join us for a family polka celebration at MOWA. Enjoy live polka music from the Brewhaus Polka Kings, light refreshments, an art project, and, while you’re here, learn the polka strut. Bring a dancing partner!

Polka Heartland: Photographs by Richard Blau is on view through March 29, 2015.

Location: Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095

Posted By: Museum of Wisconsin Art


Fruit Tree Grafting Class with John Holzwart

March 15th, 2015  1 - 3 pm

Join John Holzwart for a comprehensive presentation explaining several approaches to grafting, followed by a demonstration and hands-on learning. Participants graft and take home 2 semi-dwarf fruit trees of your choice (apple, pear or plum). Root stocks and scionwood (fruit tree cuttings) provided. Additional plant materials will be available to purchase for grafting more trees at home. Bring a sharp, clean pocket knife or similar; some knives available for your use during class. Limited space; register early. $30 by 3/11 or $35after.Register:www.wellspringinc.org or 414-522-6989

Location: at Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


*FREE EVENT* Scion Exchange with John Holzwart

March 15th, 2015  3 - 5 pm

Join us for a fun time trading fruit tree cuttings. Newbies and seasoned grafters will mingle and swap scionwood of various fruit trees. Do you have a special apple or pear tree in your yard? Cuttings of that tree might be of value to others! All we ask is that you bring a few labelled cuttings of dormant scionwood; no patented varieties please. If you are picking up scionwood, bring plastic bags. If you are bringing scionwood to trade or give away, please be ready to supply a botanical name and description of the fruit. Register: www:wellspringinc.org or call 414-522-6989

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Third Thursday Member Networking Event March

March 19th, 2015  7:30 - 9:00 am

All Local First members are welcome to this networking event at Boswell Books, and are invited to bring a guest from other local, independently owned businesses. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided; formal introductions begin at 8:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Location: Boswell Books 2559 N Downer Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211

Posted By: Local First Milwaukee


US Cheese Championship Charity Event

March 19th, 2015  5:30pm - 8:30 pm

Championship Cheese
Charity Event!
A BENEFIT FOR HUNGER TASK FORCE
THURSDAY, MARCH 19 | 5:30–8:30 P.M. | HYATT REGENCY MILWAUKEE TICKETS: $35, at www.hungertaskforce.org/donate/us-championship-cheese-gala/
Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door via credit card or check only.
The United States Championship Cheese Contest is coming to Milwaukee, and with it, an exclusive opportunity to taste dozens of the nation’s best cheeses and witness the final round of judging to determine the 2015 U.S. Champion Cheese—all while benefiting a great cause: Hunger Task Force

Location: HYATT REGENCY MILWAUKEE

Posted By: Larry's Market


Hands-on Sausage Making workshop

March 21st, 2015  1 - 3:30 pm

Matthew Devan will provide a walkthrough on prepping, seasoning, grinding/stuffing your own sausage, guidance on how to make safe high quality product as well as proper sausage cooking and grilling tips. All students will make locally sourced pork sausage to take home! Meat/casing provided. Bring a small cooler/ice pack with you to take your product home in a safe manner. $90 by 3/14 or $100 after. Register: www.wellspringinc.org or call 414-522-6989.

Location: at Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Feldenkrais Workshop - Increase Flexibility!

March 22nd, 2015  12:30-2:30pm

Feldenkrais Workshop-Increasing Flexibility in Upper Spine, Shoulders & Arms
Using gentle, slow movements, we will explore how to bring mobility to the upper spine and shoulders. By taking the time to sense how we move ourselves, we can learn how to change old habits, reduce or eliminate pain and improve flexibility. Note: Pre-Registration Required. Instructor: Susan Nycz, GCFP, ABMP-Children, 414-405-3887 (Call or Text)

Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI, Lower Level Education Center, Greensquare Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Local First Milwaukee fundraiser at Bounce!

March 23rd, 2015  10am-8pm

On Monday, March 23rd, Bounce Milwaukee will donate 15% of all wristband purchases to help meet Local First Milwaukee's challenge grant. Come on down and tag, jump, climb and game, and help Local First Milwaukee meet their $10,000 fundraising goal! $1 off all products from other Local First Milwaukee members, too, including Sprecher soda and beers, Lakefront beer and Purple Door ice cream!

Location: Bounce Milwaukee

Posted By: Bounce Milwaukee


Wellness University Talk! - Are You Healthy?

March 25th, 2015  6:30-7:30pm

Topic: Are You Healthy?
Join this important conversation and learn to create your own Personal Data Dashboard! $10 per class or $99 for 12 classes (Lecture fees can be deducted from charges at GLVH)
CONTACT:
Flip Troiano, MD
414-216-3547 / drflip@glvhealth.com

Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI, Lower Level Education Center, Greensquare Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Rummage-A-Rama! March 2015 Market

March 28th, 2015  9 a.m. -4 p.m.

March 28th-29th (Sat 9-4, Sun 9-3) Rummage-A-Rama! is an old-fashioned indoor flea-market extravaganza with 100+ booths featuring antiques, collectibles, and hobby items from local dealers, overstocks and closeouts from local business owners, and sales by everyday people. New for 2015, re:Craft and Relic is a new section at Rummage-A-Rama! dedicated to vintage, upcycled, and handcrafted goods and supplies. While Rummage-A-Rama! has always been a great place to shop for antiques and artisan crafts, re:Craft and Relic will provide an expanded showcase for local collectors and makers.

Location: Wisconsin State Fair Park, Wisconsin Products Pavilion

Posted By: Rummage-A-Rama!


Chef Knife skills: Meals To-Go w/Chef Karen Gill

March 28th, 2015  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use a chef's knife and speed up your meal making time! Learn about cooking and storing, perfect for one and meals for lunch. We'll make four, vegetable heavy dishes, sample for lunch and even box up servings for you to take home. Special $25 chef's knife offer in class. $65 by 3/24 or $75 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Rummage-A-Rama! March 2015 Market

March 29th, 2015  9 a.m. -3 p.m.

March 28th-29th (Sat 9-4, Sun 9-3) Rummage-A-Rama! is an old-fashioned indoor flea-market extravaganza with 100+ booths featuring antiques, collectibles, and hobby items from local dealers, overstocks and closeouts from local business owners, and sales by everyday people. New for 2015, re:Craft and Relic is a new section at Rummage-A-Rama! dedicated to vintage, upcycled, and handcrafted goods and supplies. While Rummage-A-Rama! has always been a great place to shop for antiques and artisan crafts, re:Craft and Relic will provide an expanded showcase for local collectors and makers.

Location: Wisconsin State Fair Park, Wisconsin Products Pavilion

Posted By: Rummage-A-Rama!


Hypnosis for Natural Weight Loss & Management

March 30th, 2015  6:30-8:00pm

This class will teach you to control your weight naturally. You will be taught the techniques of imagination training, stress management and self-hypnosis for personal empowerment. Group weight loss hypnosis sessions will be given each week to help participants achieve their goals. Note: pre-registration necessary.

Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI, Lower Level Studio, Greensquare Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Healing thru Cancer/Illness w/ Yoga & Mindfulness

March 31st, 2015  8:30-10:00am

A guided Yoga experience designed to honor the needs of each individual student exactly where they are in treatment and recovery. In a safe and comfortable atmosphere, we will explore movement, breathing and meditation practices as tools to access the innate wisdom of our own bodies and make empowered choices in healing. Developed by a nurse from evidence-based research, the intention of this offering is to teach self-regulating techniques that can relieve the distressing side effects of cancer physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically while offering joy in daily living.

Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI, Lower Level Education Center, Greensquare Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Make Raw Meals and Treats! w/Chef Karen Gill

April 9th, 2015  6 - 8 pm

Join personal chef Karen Gill for making raw meals and desserts. Learn and taste as Karen leads you through energy saving and health improving raw recipes in this class.
$35 before 4/2 $40 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Spring Garden Planning with Mary Ann Ihm

April 11th, 2015  1 - 3 pm

It all starts with a dream- and a plan too! Join gardening planning expert Mary Ann Ihm for an afternoon of planning your dream garden. Learn how to lay out your garden space to get the highest yield, from different varieties to spacing all year long. Leave the class ready to get your hands in your soil!
$30 by 4/4 $35 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989.

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Third Thursday Member Networking Event April

April 16th, 2015  7:30 - 9:00 am

All Local First members are welcome to this networking event held at Horizon Home Care and Hospice and are invited to bring a guest from other local, independently owned businesses. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided; formal introductions begin at 8:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Location: Horizon Home Care & Hospice 11400 W Lake Park Dr Milwaukee, WI 53224

Posted By: Local First Milwaukee


Kirtan with Ragani Music Event

April 17th, 2015  7:00-8:30pm

Quiet the mind, relieve stress and renew your spirit with the ancient practice of kirtan, a call-and-response experience in sacred music.

Note: Feel free to bring cushion for floor seating (some chairs also available), No pre-registration needed–seating is limited, first come first served

Location: 6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Glendale WI, Lower Level Education Center, Greensquare Center

Posted By: Greensquare Center for the Healing Arts


Vermiculture (worm composting) with Nick DeMarsh

April 18th, 2015  1 - 3 pm

Participants will learn how to use a unique and effective two-stage method for worm composting, focusing on the best practices to ensure healthy growth of worms, how to harvest worm castings and how to use the castings as fertilizer. Whether you have a few house plants or a several acre farm, sign up for this class to learn the steps to transform food waste into the only fertilizer you'll ever need! Your plants will thank you.
$35 by 4/15 $40 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Hard Floor Care Seminar

April 23rd, 2015  12 Noon

Want to preserve your floors? The appearance of your place of business is important to your business.
Come to our seminar, led by the Spartan Chemical rep. April 23rd. Pizza at 12noon, seminar from 12:30 to 2:30.
$25 investment to learn how to care for expensive surfaces. Call to reserve spot

Location: 6464 N. Teutonia Ave.

Posted By: Right Choice Janitorial Supply


Mushroom Propagation w/Adrian Lee

April 25th, 2015  1 - 4 pm

Learn two different ways to propagate your own mushrooms. Join permaculturalist Adrian Lee for this informative and hands-on work shop. Topics include; mushroom identification, mushrooms’ ecological role, mushrooms in the garden and colonization of material. Make and take home inoculated logs and straw to have your own home grown oyster mushrooms.
$40 before 4/18 $50 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Sweet Home Milwaukee 5k

April 26th, 2015  9:00am

Join us in the 2nd Sweet Home Milwaukee 5k. The Sweet Home MKE is open to people of all fitness levels! We encourage people to get up, get moving and join us in coming out of hibernation.

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Race start: 9:00am
Where: Veteran's Park, Milwaukee's Lakefront

Race entry includes:
-Scenic course highlighting your sweet home Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront!
-Long Sleeved Event Shirt
-Finisher's Medal (doubling as bottle opener!)
-Free Bloody Mary at Milwaukee Beer Bistro!
-Timed Race Results
-Race Day food drive for the Hunger Task Force
-Free Post Race beer

Location: Veteran's Park

Posted By: Four.One.Four Events


Natural Herbal Soap Making with Linda Conroy

April 26th, 2015  1 - 4 pm

Join Herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun afternoon of soap making. We will start out learning the basics and then dive into a hands-on experience, making soap that you will take home. Participants will go home with soap made in class, along with instructions and recipes for making soap at home. All supplies provided. dress to mess. For adults and youth (ages 8 years and up with an adult)
$55 by 4/19 $65 after. To register please visit www.wellspringinc.org or call (414) 522-6989

Location: Wellspring Education Center and Organic Farm - 4382 Hickory Rd. West Bend, WI 53090

Posted By: Wellspring Farm and Education/Retreat Center


Fresh Farm Bowls Food Truck Grand Opening

April 28th, 2015  8am-2pm

Fresh Farm bowls will be opening with a bang! We will be the first food truck to have a breakfast menu that you will be salivating over!
At US bank from 8am - 10am

But wait there's more!!!

Our first time lunch menu will be served from 11am-2pm at Schlitz Park!!

Come on over and get a great taste of our freshest finest world wide food!

Location: U.S. Bank Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Posted By: Fresh farm Bowls Food Truck


May Mixer

May 6th, 2015  5:30 - 7:00 pm

Join us for local networking at Larry's Market on Milwaukee's north side. This specialty food market has every cheese, wine, and treat your heart can imagine; complimentary appetizers will be offered, along with a cash bar. All Local First members are welcome, and we invite any local, independent business owners in the area to join us and check out Local First.

Location: Larry's Market, 8737 N DEERWOOD DRIVE, MILWAUKEE, WI 53209

Posted By: Local First Milwaukee


Third Thursday Member Networking Event May

May 21st, 2015  7:30 - 9:00 am

All Local First members are welcome to join us at this networking event at Bluemels Garden and Landscape Center, and are invited to bring a guest from other local, independently owned businesses. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided; formal introductions begin at 8:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Location: Bluemel's Garden & Landscape Center 4930 W Loomis Rd Milwaukee, WI 53220

Posted By: Local First Milwaukee


Third Thursday Member Networking Event June

June 18th, 2015  7:30 - 9:00 am

All Local First members are welcome, and are invited to bring a guest from other local, independently owned businesses. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided; formal introductions begin at 8:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing you!

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 East Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Posted By: Local First Milwaukee


Wellness For Me Network Meeting-Thurs mornings

May 28th, 2020  7-8am every Thursday

Come down every or any Thursday morning to Stone Creek Coffee at Radio Milwaukee (220 E. Pittsburgh) in the Third Ward to network and share your ideas, passions, business, and dreams with like minded wellness people. No meeting April 17. See evening event here and on FB

Location: Stone Creek Coffee 220 E. Pittsburg 3rd Ward

Posted By: Wellness For Me



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