The following events are planned: • Bloomer American Legion Post 295 fundraising 5K fun run, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2, Bloomer Fairgrounds, 1609 Ninth Ave. The event raises funds for the post’s baseball team. Information: Cathy Weber, 715-568-4968, or Jim Hudacek, 715-568-5854. • Booster Shot, Saturday, June 9, old Baldwin Area Medical Center, 730 10th Ave. The 10K begins at 7 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 8:15 a.m.; and kids fun run, 9 a.m. Information: tinyurl.com/y8t5enrp. •
SPECIAL EVENTS • Dementia Live, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, Dove Healthcare-Rutledge Home, 300 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls. The program will allow people to experience the challenges and struggles of someone living with dementia. Registration: Ashley Leick, 715-577-4036 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Train With the Eau Claire Express, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, Carson Park, 1110 Carson Park Drive. Kids 7 to 12 can work out with the Eau Claire Express, the local
Despite some fluctuating oxygen levels at birth, Lauren Hoel went home from Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire as a healthy baby in November 2011. Four days later, however, her parents brought her back to the hospital for a routine well-baby visit and requested that her oxygen levels be tested again. “As first-time parents, we had no idea what normal babies do,” Lauren’s mom, Anne Hoel, says. “But because Lauren had low oxygen levels in the hospital and liked to sleep a lot, we asked them
JUNE PROGRAMMING: The Healing Place, a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital that provides free services to anyone who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support, is offering the following programs and sessions in June. All sessions are free and will take place at The Healing Place, 2125 Heights Drive, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 715-717-6028. • 6:30 p.m. Mondays, June 4 and 18, parent grief support group.
Culver’s, the kingpin in the frozen custard world, introduces six new flavors this year. That hasn’t happened since 2012, and all of the Prairie du Sac company’s 650 restaurants in 24 states are simultaneously introducing one newcomer per month as a Flavor of the Day. Cappuccino Cookie Crumble, which mixes chocolate and sugar cookie chunks into vanilla frozen custard with espresso, made its debut May 10. Expect another new Favor of the Day on the 10th of each month,
GUEST SPEAKERS: Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom St., has announced its guest speakers for 10 a.m. worship on the following Sundays: • Sunday: Cheri Neal, “Growing Your Zest for Life.” • Sunday, May 27: Louis Longmire, “I Am Whole — I Am Complete.” • • • NEIGHBORHOOD CARNIVAL: The fourth annual Historic Randall Park Neighborhood Carnival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Randall Park — at the intersection of Third Avenue and
Each grief has its own landscape, its own contours, its own hills and valleys. When we approach another’s loss, we must always be sensitive to grief’s particularity. The best person to guide us through this strange land is the one who dwells in its shadows. One of my mentors counseled me, “The griever has the right of way. Trust what they tell you they need. God’s comfort will only arise from within their loss.” The prophet Jeremiah remembers God having
What: Interfaith prayer service for peace and unity for all. When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake St. Details: The service will involve prayer leaders from the Baha’i, Christian and Jewish faith traditions, and hospitality will follow the service. All people and all faiths are welcome to attend. Information: Bob Lesniewski, 715-878-4900.
MEATBALLS & MEMORIAL SERVICE: A meatball and lefse dinner will be served at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 27, at Bruce Valley Church, N43611 Highway D, Strum. The cost is $10 for adults; $5, children 6 to 12; and free, children 5 and younger. There will be a memorial service at 1:15 p.m. at the cemetery. The event will include guest speakers, members of American Legion Post 324 and more. Everyone is welcome to attend. From staff reports
Let’s make a date — and keep it. Most of us have had the experience of running into a friend or acquaintance, chatting for a few minutes, and then saying, “Let’s have lunch” or “We should get together for coffee.” But life gets busy, and we don’t follow through. After awhile, we find out these people are moving away, or they’re losing their health — or they may even pass away unexpectedly. Then we’ve lost the opportunity to