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Community briefs: Grief seminar, dance lessons, dinner theater

3:00 PM, Mar. 25, 2013  |  Comments
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Grief seminars set for April

Wings, a Grief Education Ministry and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services are offering a grief seminar April 11 to 12 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center at Cedar Creek.

The 16th Annual Understanding Grief Spring Seminar will include "How Death Changes a Family thru Grief, Loss & New Beginnings" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 11 for the bereaved and caregivers. "Iceberg Theory: Counseling Way Below the Surface," runs from 9 a.m. to noon April 12 and is for professionals and the bereaved.

The first day of the conference is free, and the second day costs $40. For more information or to register, contact Nan or Gary Zastrow at Wings, a Grief Education Ministry at 715-845-4159, or wings1@charter.net. Information also is available online at aspirus.org/griefseminar.

YW offers spring ballroom series

The YWCA Wausau will offer its spring series of ballroom dance classes beginning April 4 and running four consecutive Thursdays. Dances include waltz and night club two-step.

The Introductory Level Class will be 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Intermediate class will be 8 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. Students need to have taken the Introductory class.

Private and semi-private lessons are available on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. beginning April 2. Call the instructors, Jeff and Missy Kolbeck, at 715-845-8899 to schedule.

All classes will be held at the YWCA Wausau, 613 Fifth St. Class fee is $90 per couple. Advance registration is required. For more information, call the YWCA at 715-842-3381 or the instructors.

Literacy council to host dinner theater

The Marathon County Literacy Council will host an original murder mystery, "The Final Bid," to be performed by Wausau Community Theatre as a joint fundraiser for both nonprofit groups.

The show will take place April 6 at the Best Western/Hoffman House, 2901 Hummingbird Road, Rib Mountain. Tickets cost $40 and include a chicken cordon bleu dinner with salad and dessert. A vegetarian entree will be offered.

There will be a silent auction throughout the evening.

Audience members are encouraged to try to solve the case and interact with the characters between acts if they wish.

For tickets, call the Wausau Community Theatre at 715-359-3972.

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