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Kewaunee County News in Brief

11:42 AM, Jun. 6, 2013  |  Comments

Blood drives planned in Kewaunee, Luxemburg

During the summer blood donations typically drop off dramatically as donors go on vacation and schools close, but the need for blood never takes a holiday. The American Red Cross urges people to donate blood and save lives this summer.

Any healthy person age 17 (or age 16 with parental consent) or older, weighing at least 110 pounds, may be eligible to donate blood. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Valid identification is required for all blood donations.

Two blood drives are scheduled in Kewaunee County over the next week or so:

? 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 1000 Wisconsin Ave., Kewaunee.

? 1-6 p.m. June 18 at St. John Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 700 Heritage Road, Luxemburg.

Relay for Life set for June 14

The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kewaunee County is scheduled for 3 p.m.-midnight June 14 at the Kewaunee High School track.

An opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., honoring cancer survivor Julie Schleis, and a cancer survivor lap is planned for 6:15 p.m. Survivors registration begins at 5 p.m.

The luminaria ceremony is scheduled at 9 a.m., honoring caregiver Delores Gano.

The event includes hamburgers, brats and chili; activities for young and old; a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/kewauneecountywi.

St. Therese Parish announces VBS

St. Therese Catholic Church in Pilsen is holding its Vacation Bible School the week of July 29-Aug. 4. All children ages 4 through sixth grade are invited.

The theme is "God's Backyard Bible Camp." For more information, call the church at (920) 863-8747.

'Kingdom Chronicles' VBS set for July 8-12

Country Bible Church invites children from age 4 to sixth grade to "The Kingdom Chronicles," a Vacation Bible School experience from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 8-12.

Children will learn about God's word through songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas. Register by June 29 by calling Tracy Steiner at (920) 487-3998 or visiting www.countrybiblechurch.com.

Exercise class starting for seniors

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is starting another Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program for seniors in Algoma.

The class is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday from June 11 to Aug. 1 at Grandview Apartments, Algoma. The cost is $10 for the eight-week course.

Certified instructors teach exercises specifically designed for people with arthritis that use gentle endurance-building activities. balance exercises and relaxation techniques to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion while maintaining muscle strength.

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