As the cold winter months approach, Penfield Children's Center's staff expects that the families of many of its young attendees will not be able to afford adequate winter gear. The organization would like to outfit youth as young as newborns up to 5 years old with warm outerwear. Each child will receive a full winter ensemble—which includes a down coat, a hat, and a pair of mittens—that is an appropriate match for Milwaukee's harsh winter temperatures.
MCFI aims to supplement the music and animal-assisted therapy programs already available at Wells Street Academy with an aquatic-therapy program. Many of the children have muscle discomfort, and swimming can help loosen their muscles and improve respiratory capacity, as well as provide them with a fun experience. However, the majority of the kids also have limited control over their bodily movements, so flotation devices with head supports will help keep them comfortable and safe in the water.
Marquette University's Department of Performing Arts beguiles audiences with uplifting main-stage performances. Extracted from the mind of Sally Nemeth, Holy Days sheds light on a tale of a close-knit, grief-stricken family from Kansas. Haunted by the aftermath of the Great Depression, Nemeth's characters hold fast to their ruptured farm while neighbors and friends flee for more prosperous lives as traveling game-show contestants. An all-student design team infuses Holy Days with a heavy dose of creativity, infusing the intimate 226-seat Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre with an engaging sense of time and place.
Himalayan Yoga & Meditation is operated by the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Wisconsin, which is the city?s oldest nonprofit school of yoga and meditation. Here, instructors teach the traditional techniques of meditation and yoga as taught by the Himalayan meditation masters. Along with local faculty, the staff includes visiting yogis and scholars from around the globe, who lead classes geared for students ranging from first-time yogis to lifelong practitioners. The Society also regularly hosts special events and workshops, such as the global full-moon meditation, where?contrary to popular belief?participants do not wear full astronaut gear while doing their yoga poses.
Versed in a wide variety of dance styles, Bailando Latin Dance Company's seasoned gyrators share their knowledge of footwork and technique with students between performances, encouraging pupils to socialize while honing their craft. Group and private lessons in the company's trio of studios imbue attendees with the improvised walks and figure-eight step of Argentine tango, salsa's turn patterns, and the sultry hip motions of bachata, a style widely practiced in the Dominican Republic. The company also lends its boogieing craft to outreach programs, public demonstrations, and charity events.
The certified and decorated instructors at Achieve Personal Fitness believe that workout variety can help push fitness goals to the next level, which is reflected in their schedule of circuit-based classes. The membership-based studio’s training sessions have themes such as cardio, strength, and power, each of which can be personalized to any fitness level and have been performed by professional football players.