On December 2, 2017, Christmas joy filled the Kenosha Dream Playground as Christmas carols were sung and the spirit of Christmas was found in the generous hearts of those who provided contributions to the Shalom Center. Can we build a better Kenosha? Yes, we can!
oOur friends at Big Brothers Big Sister of Racine and Kenosha Counties have a fun evening planned for Saturday, September 23, 2017 when they host The Big Jam at the Thirsty Horse Pub and Grill, 12711 Bristol Road in Kenosha, WI. The event will feature bags tournaments, raffles, live music and music with a DJ. Proceeds benefit this organization's one-to-one mentoring programs for children in Racine and Kenosha Counties. Last year, they worked with almost 200 boys and girls, ages 6-18. For more information, visit www.beabignow.org/
The Mayor's Youth Commission held its annual brick dedication ceremony on June 22, 2017 at Wolfenbüttel Park on Kenosha's lakefront. The ceremony takes place in honor and remembrance of loved ones of all ages who have passed away. Their names are inscribed on memorial bricks and placed in this memorial beneath a linden tree. For more information on the Youth Commission and Youth Memorial, please call (262) 653-4000.
Fifty seven high school students from across North America converged on Kenosha, Wisconsin from April 27-May 1, 2017 for the Moose International Youth Awareness Congress. The opening session for this Congress took place at the Kenosha County Building and featured guest speakers, Scott Hart, director general, Moose International, and Tammy Conforti, founder, Kenosha Dream Playground Project.
For more than 25 years, Moose International has organized high school students into a highly effective speakers’ bureau with the goal of educating preschool and elementary school-aged children on a variety of topics, including drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, “stranger danger,” bullying and peer pressure, and healthy habits and nutrition.
Get to know Kenosha Moose 286 HERE. Learn about Moose International HERE.
Enjoy KCM highlights of Kenosha Public Museum's annual Boofest Halloween happening and then head over to the Museum, 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00-4:00 pm for Rockin' Boofest. Show off your costume as you rock and stroll through the exhibit, Center Stage: A Century of Guitars, trick or treat throughout all of the Museums and participate in some groovy games, crafts and experiments. Visit www.kenoshapublicmuseum.org for details.
On the September edition of Gateway Connection, host Dawn Marabella speaks with Anthony First, Veteran Student Support Specialist, and Don Zakutansky, Instructor of Life Sciences at Gateway Technical College.
KCM was honored to provide coverage of the 2016 Kenosha Memorial Brick Installation Ceremony in Wolfenbüttel Park on Kenosha's lakefront on June 23, 2016. Families and friends gathered with members of the Mayor's Youth Commission to honor and celebrate the lives of loved ones of all ages. Learn more about Youth Memorial HERE.
KCM is proud to share the following information on summer fun and applauds those who provide activities for youth, families, and the general public.
Summer has arrived in Kenosha with opportunities to enjoy many free activities taking place in Lincoln Park, 7010 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, WI. Check 'em out!
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Activities for youth, ages 6-12, and teens, ages 13-18. The Boys & Girls Club will provide a free yearly membership to youth and teens participating in this summer program.
Enjoy basketball, kickball, arts & crafts, movies, video games, game activities, flag football and more. Monday - Friday, Noon-6:00 PM, through August 19, 2016.
A free lunch is served daily at 1:30 pm.
Sign-up at Oribiletti Center in Lincoln Park during program hours.
For more information, click HERE.
KENOSHA PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Library Bookmobile stops in Lincoln Park each Wednesday this summer from 10:30 am to 11:15 am. For more information on the Bookmobile, click HERE.
KENOSHA KINGFISH BASEBALL CLINICS
Free baseball clinics for youth, ages 6-15. Meet and learn from Kenosha Kingfish players and coaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 30th. Additional clinic on Thursday, July 14th. Additional activities on Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and on Thursday, July 21st. Hours: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
This program is supported by the Mahone Fund; the AMB Foundation; Kenosha Simmons Baseball; and Lee Plumbing.
For more information on the Kenosha Kingfish, please click HERE.
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Enjoy free outdoor movies on select Friday nights at Lincoln Park.
July 29: Max
August 19: Minions
August 26: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Films begin at dusk. Presented by the City of Kenosha and Happenings Magazine.
LINCOLN PARK LIVE CONCERTS
Enjoy great live music on select Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Warren J. Taylor flower gardens at Lincoln Park.
Concerts begin at 6:30 pm. Grounds open at 6:00 pm.
July 13 - Gospel Music Concert, featuring:
September 14 - Back to School Jazz Concert, featuring Lincoln Middle School Jazz Band, Drumline Performances, and UW-Parkside Jazz Combo with Russ Johnson
September 21 - A Mashup of Sounds, featuring local jazz, gospel and blues artists.
Concerts are presented by the Mahone Fund and City of Kenosha.
Lincoln Park Live is proudly supported by Herzing University, the Kenosha Community Foundation, UW-Parkside, Kenosha Creative Space and Casey Family Options.
People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Parking is allowed on the North side of Martin Luther King Drive.
For more information on Lincoln Park Live!, click HERE.
Enjoy the precision and accuracy sport of disc golf at Lincoln Park's 18 holes/baskets course, while enjoying the views of oak trees, flower gardens and lagoon at this park. DG Course Review shares that "the signature hole is #12, a 320 foot shot over the lagoon." Beginning golfers are encouraged to play the first nine holes.
Thanks to Nate and Justin Van Ee for designing this course for the enjoyment of all.
Our Board of Directors is committed to serving Kenosha by providing residents and organizations with media tools, assistance and training to communicate their message to a wide or target audience. You're invited to attend our Board of Directors meetings, introduce yourself, and get to know more about KCM. Our next meeting takes place on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm at the Municipal Building, 625 52nd Street, Kenosha.
KCM supports Kenosha Public Library by sharing its events and activities with the public. This summer, Kenosha Public Library provides the perfect antidote for teenage boredom through its Unbored series of programs. Teens are invited to get out, hang out, watch anime, play Magic: The Gathering, draw, build, and play with the Library's tech toys on select Mondays from 2-4 pm at Northside Library.
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