Indulge your thirst for knowledge at WITC-Rice Lake’s “Learning for Life Day” on September 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have a growing list of topics that you have been meaning to learn about but haven’t had the right opportunity do so, this is the event for you.

Hosted at the WITC-Rice Lake Conference Center, this event has something for everyone. The day-long event will provide learners of all ages the opportunity to explore a wide variety of new and interesting topics. 

There are 16 topics to choose from in four breakout sessions. Breakout sessions include:

-Chair Stretching for Everyone, presented by Jodi Olney, health promotion coordinator and personal trainer/fitness instructor

-History of Barron County, presented by Jeffrey S. French, county administrator

-Fire Safety in Your Home, presented by Mike Hover, WITC EMS and fire instructor

-Scams and You, presented by Sherriff Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County sheriff

-Amazing Bogs, presented by Nikki Jansen, executive director at Friends of the Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Inc.

-How We Got to the Moon, presented by Jim Adams, retired teacher

-Downsize Your Home and Simplify Your Life, presented by Sarah Metcalf, professional organizer, SRM Organizing LLC

-Help Yourself to Better Health, presented by Peggy Schmidt, MSN caregiver specialist/health promotion coordinator, ADRC

-Pickleball: Fun, Fellowship and Great Exercise, presented by Jim Adams, retired teacher

-Foreign Language, presented by James Richie, foreign language instructor

-Fall Sausage and Venison Kickoff, presented by Louis E. Muench and/or Louis K. Muench of Louie’s Finer Meats

-Intro to Wills & Trusts, presented by Susan Miley, attorney

-Hiking Tips and Trails in the Region, presented by Tim McRaith, Ice Age Trail volunteer

-Know Your Renaissance Artists, presented by John Loy, history teacher at Chetek-Weyerhauser School District

-Barron County Sheriff’s Department K-9, presented by Deputy Chris Allen and K9 Koda

-Back and Sciatica Pain, presented by Erik Larson, Spooner Physical Therapy

Register by September 16 at The cost to attend is $37.50 or $24.30 for those 62 and up. Lunch is included in the cost.

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