Community briefs: Mother Goose, elder law, Alzheimer's, baby-sitter classes

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'Mother Goose' to visit library

The staff at the Marathon County Public Library will celebrate Mother Goose from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the children's section of the Wausau Headquarters Library.

The "Mother Goose on the Loose" family story time will feature rhymes, crafts and activities for the family. Children can listen to classic Mother Goose rhymes and special extended stories that tell the reader what happened after the rhyme, such as what happened to Humpty Dumpty after his fall. Library staff will be in costume for the event.

The story time is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For more information, call 715-261-7220.

Elder law program planned at United Way

Planning for the future can seem overwhelming, but knowing about some of the important things to consider can help. United Way RSVP invites you to attend a free program on elder law from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 28 at the United Way.

Program topics include information on powers of attorney, guardianship, medical assistance benefits, incapacity, asset preservation and an opportunity to ask your questions. The program will be presented by Mark Munson, a certified Elder Law attorney with Ruder Ware.

This is part of the Retirement Well-Being series presented by United Way RSVP, a 55-plus volunteer service. Call United Way RSVP at 715-848-2927 to register or for information on volunteering.

Program to highlight early detection

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter will present "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters" 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 26 at Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau, 2100 Townline Road, Wausau.

The workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn the facts about Alzheimer's disease or is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease provides the opportunity to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.

YW offers baby sitting classes

The YWCA has been training young baby sitters for more than 40 years. Students learn about basic first aid, safety, age-appropriate games and activities and discipline procedures. Each participant receives a workbook to keep and use.

The YWCA Wausau's babysitting workshops are geared toward young baby sitters, ages 10 and older. The next workshops are scheduled for March 28, June 7 and June 14.

Each workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the YWCA Wausau, 613 Fifth St. Cost is $25 per student for YWCA members and $30 per nonmember and includes a workbook. We ask students to please bring a sack lunch and a beverage.

Advance registration and payment are required. For more information and to register, stop in at the YWCA Wausau or call 715-842-3381, ext. 101.

Wausau '53 seeks contact info

The reunion committee for the Wausau High School Class of 1953 is seeking contact information for the following classmates: Erland Burchardt, Leona (Burek) Gewiss, Eugene Dabroski, Nancy (Berg) Gehrke, Ben Hoefs, Russell Kent, Shirley (Harris) Morris, John Fromm, Margie Engebrecht, James Kozlovsky, Esther (Marx) Blinkwitz, Nancy (Monson) Buchholz, James Osterbrink, Nancy (Schuman) Toll and Marvin Zoromski.

The reunion is being planned for Oct. 4 and 5 in Wausau. Call Nancy at 715-845-4186 with contact information for any of these classmates.

Teens can learn about summer jobs

The YWCA Wausau is offering a free workshop for teens ages 14 and older who anticipate working during the summer. So . . . you want a job! will run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the YW, 613 Fifth St.

The workshop will feature job-seeking topics such as personal appearance, where to look for a job, filling out a job application, your first paycheck, spending/saving tips and interviewing skills.

Local businesses will be on hand to share their hiring practices. The workshop includes snacks and beverages.

Call the YWCA at 715-842-3381, ext. 101, to register.

MARC to host bridal expo

Love is in the air for the Celebrations Bridal Expo from noon to 4 p.m. March 24 at the Smith Center, 1100 Marc Drive, Merrill.

There will be wedding decorators, clothing and jewelry, boutiques, photographers, venues and florists for brides, grooms, attendants and parents to meet and get ideas for the big day. Attendees can sample wedding cuisine and cakes. A fashion show of bridal wear will hit the runway at 1:30 p.m.

A Cake Dive will offer 10 lucky brides the chance to win prizes by finding wedding bands hidden inside a huge cake.

A "Man Cave" will allow the men to escape expo estrogen in favor of poker and TV sports.

Senior volunteers sought in contest

Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted until March 31. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.

State winners will be selected by popular vote at from April 15 to April 30. From those state winners, a panel of senior care experts will pick the national Salute to Senior Service honoree.

To complete and submit a nomination form and to view the contest's official rules, visit For more information, call 715-843-7100 in Wausau.

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