Public invited to school finance game

3:42 PM, Jun. 21, 2013  |  Comments
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Investing in Public Schools, described as an interactive simulation game for people who want to learn more about school finance, is coming to our area from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road, Brussels.

This is an entertaining hands-on opportunity to learn more about how public education is funded in Wisconsin. The simulation was created through a collaboration with state leadership organizations in school finance including the Wisconsin School Business Officials and the Wisconsin Association of School Boards.

This is a free event; food and beverage provided. The event is sponsored by Bay Lakes United Educators. Contact Kathy Rohde to reserve your space at the game table by calling 1-800-472-5582.

Sunday breakfast

Are you hungry for a Belgian-style breakfast? The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation's waffle breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Belgian Heritage Center, 1255 County Road DK in Namur. Stop in to enjoy the "all you can eat" breakfast of waffles, trippe, scrambled eggs, potatoes, and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, children 4 to 10 are $4, and 3 and under are free. Proceeds will support the Belgian Heritage Center and its mission of preserving and promoting the unique Belgian culture, history, and architecture of the area.

Also, someone will be available at the breakfast event to scan into digital format historic photographs from the Belgian community. Please bring any interesting photos with you to the breakfast and try to include as much identifying information as possible, such as the names of the people, location, and the approximate year. Digital copies of the photographs become part of the Belgian Heritage Center's collection and may be used for displays and research.

Speaking of breakfast

Since I am on the topic, the Southern Door Family Center's Older Adult Breakfast is coming soon. It will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 3 at the Forestville Town Hall, located in Maplewood at 7705 County H, for any adults ages 55 and older. Enjoy a hearty, homemade breakfast and speaker.

This month's speaker is Mike VanEss from the Aging and Disability Resource Center. Reservation required. Call (920) 825-1430 by July 2 to make reservations for the breakfast. For more information, visit

Green thumbs

The Southern Door Schoolyard Garden is flourishing. Stop in to take a look. The garden is located next to the playground, behind the Waniger Schoolhouse and just off the parking lot.

There are still a few days left on the schedule to volunteer to help care for the garden in summer. Duties are easy: weeding and watering when needed. If you, your family, or your community or service group is interested in helping care for the garden this summer, contact Wendy Rivkin at (920) 825-7874.

Old-time school

Don't forget to stop in at the Waniger Schoolhouse today or any Saturday until the end of August. It will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. and everyone is welcome to visit.

The Waniger Schoolhouse is located the grounds of Southern Door Schools on County Road DK and is restored to its original condition in the 1800s when all eight grades were taught in one room. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

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