The 10th annual Healthy Living Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Ave.

Kenosha Calendar: Healthy Living Fair Saturday at the YMCA

Ninth annual event features health professionals offering free screenings and more

By Laura MarranKENOSHA.COM

After two decades in journalism, Marran earned her Master’s degree in Exceptional Education from UW-Milwaukee and has served as a special education teacher with Kenosha Unified School District since 2006. A Marquette University School of Journalism alum, Marran has lived in Kenosha since 1987.

Kenosha YMCA wants to share the wealth of good health. The ninth annual Healthy Living Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 13) featuring local health professionals and organizations.

Best Bet 

In addition to providing information and resources, the many healthcare professionals on hand will offer free screenings and evaluations at the YMCA event, 7101 53rd Ave. 

“The Kenosha YMCA Healthy Living Fair is an excellent opportunity for the community to connect with various healthy living based businesses and organizations that target mind, body and spirit,” organizers said on the event page. 

Healthcare professionals will be on hand to offer free screenings and evaluations.

The purpose of the fair is multi-faceted, organizers said. 

The YMCA hopes to help members of our community be aware of their current health status via health screenings, gain knowledge of health-related issues through interactive hands-on experiences, collect information on a variety of topics to support healthy decisions, learn more about health-related resources and initiatives and indoor and outdoor family friendly activities available in our community. 

An important component of both the health fair and the Kenosha community are the products, programs and services available for people with disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers.

“We are excited to welcome several area health professionals and organizations, so be sure to plan lots of time to enjoy and learn how to maintain and improve your health,” organizers said. 

More than a dozen local vendors will be on hand.

Participating organizations include: Profile by Sanford, HearingLife, SuperwellnessV, Kenosha County ADRC, NAMI Kenosha County, Emer Eye Care, Festival Foods, Bedogne Chiropractic, HealthWalkToday, Fred Astaire Dance Studios, WI Talking Book & Braille Library, KRW Tobacco Free Coalition, Modern Woodmen of America, Herzing University and more. 

All fair visitors will receive a one-week YMCA pass and raffle entry. 

Top Picks

Looking for something authentically Wisconsin, perhaps something to warm musical hearts and souls? Locally grown trio Violet Wilder performs Friday (Nov. 12) at Fusion, 5104 7th Ave., with percussionist Justin Hall and singer/songwriter Embahn. Tickets are $10 at the door. 

Violet Wilder

Members of Violet Wilder describe themselves as “best friends who love to sing & create lush 3-part harmony backed by the warmth of a viola, acoustic guitar, and piano, (with) honest and intriguing songwriting.” 

Even their name is locally grown. Violet recognizes the Badger State flower, and Wilder pays homage to a relative of one of the band members, Wisconsin icon Laura Ingalls Wilder. 


Mike Maher

More local talent: The always-excellent KUSD Jazz Festival is set for Saturday (Nov. 13) featuring Mike “Maz” Maher, a founding member of the multi-Grammy award-winning group Snarky Puppy.

The festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at Indian Trail High School and Academy Auditorium, 6800 60th St. For more details, see the recent feature story

Advance ticket sales only or in person at the Educational Support Center, 3600 52nd St. (office hours Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). 


Noche de Baile (Night of Dance) promises an enchanting experience complete with lessons and Latin cuisine from 7-11 p.m. Friday (Nov. 12) at Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St.

A free salsa class is set for 7 p.m. followed by a bachata class at 7:30 p.m. From 8-11 p.m. those lessons can pay off with a variety of music including salsa, bachata, cumbia, merengue, hip hop, top 40, pop, reggaetón and more played by DJ Diego Villalobos.

Noche de Baile at Kenosha Creative Space

Drinks at the bar and local Latin cuisine will be available for purchase, and dancing is open to everyone. Participants are encouraged to “dress to impress.”

Suggested donation $5. For more information please visit Kenosha Creative Space on Facebook.


Local author Dan Stika will make an appearance from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 14) at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Ave. Stika, a Kenosha native, is the author of “When Lincoln Met Wisconsin’s Nightingale: Cordelia Harvey’s Campaign For Civil War Soldier Care.”


Day Tripper 

Take in the beauty of Madison’s Lake Monona with a jaunt to the 32nd Annual Winter Art Fair Off the Square in Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center’s Exhibition Hall, 1 John Nolen Dr. 

Winter Art Fair Off the Square

The indoor fair featuring more than 100 booths and artists runs Saturday (Nov. 13) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. including a silent auction, and Sunday (Nov. 14) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is one of two juried fairs sponsored and produced by the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Inc. (WAAC), a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation formed to promote and create contact between Wisconsin artists and craftspeople and the public. 

The Young Collectors’ Corner special event is planned for both days. Children 12-and-under may purchase art at child-sized prices without adult supervision.

Admission is $5 per person (12-and-under are free). 

The Lineup

FRIDAY, Nov. 12


Pat McCurdy

Dog House Society, 8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave., $5. 

Grimm Brothers, 6 p.m., Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave. 

My Kind of Town: A Swanky Evening at the Rhode with Tim Dollmeyer and The Crawford Jazz Band and comedian Kristin Carnes, Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St. Cocktails 6:30-7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Rhode Center for the Arts and Lakeside Players. Tickets $15.

Pat McCurdy, 7:30 p.m., Wyndham Kenosha Lakeside, 5125 6th Ave. Tickets $10. 


Kenosha Unified Theatre Arts presents “The 39 Steps,” Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 (general), $11 (senior citizens), $6 (students and staff). 

Carthage Theater – New Play Initiative: Patience & Fortitude (World Premiere), 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theatre, 2001 Alford Park Rd. 


“Declassified,” H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College (through Sunday, Dec. 5), 2001 Alford Dr. Artists Aaron Delehanty and Lan Tuazon. 


Noche de Baile (Night of Dance), 7-11 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Dance lessons, DJ Diego Villalobos, local Latin cuisine and more, $5 donation requested.

Second Friday Lecture: Essayons! The 1st Michigan Engineers, Noon, Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Free. As the Civil War began, volunteer engineering regiments emerged to fill shortages, including three from the Midwest. The 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics built railroads and bridges while serving throughout Tennessee and Kentucky,  and traveled with General Sherman to Atlanta. 

Elvis of the Kenosha Kingfish to appear at Blue House Books.


“Dinovember” Family Fun, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Uptown Library, 2419 63rd St. Explore cool fossils and dinosaur facts, plus create a dino imprint to take home. Registration required. To register, call Youth & Family Services at (262) 564-6150.

Elvis the Kingfish mascot appearance/Children’s Book Week, 4 p.m., Blue House Books, 5615 6th Ave. A. 

Preschool Storytime, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. 

SATURDAY, Nov. 13 


Ivy Ford (Blues), 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Mountains on the Moon, 8-11 p.m., Public Brewing Co., 628 58th St. $10. 

Violet Wilder with Justin Hall and Embahn, 9 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7the Ave. Doors 7:30 p.m., $10. 

Maxwell Tate & Oscar Green birthday show with Spirit Shakers, 7 p.m. Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th Pl.

Colby Millea, 8 p.m., Rustic Road Brewing, 5706 6th Ave. 

KUSD Jazz Festival featuring: Mike “Maz” Maher, 6:30 p.m., Indian Trail High School and Academy Auditorium, 6800 60th St. 

“Statues and Stories: A Senior Recital” London Rosyden, 7:30 p.m., H. F. Johnson Recital Hall, Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Dr. With guest artists Savannah Kroeger and Katiann Nelson and accompanist Melissa Cardamone. Free and open to the public. 


Kenosha Unified Theatre Arts presents “The 39 Steps,” Tremper High School Auditorium, 8560 26th Ave. Tickets $13 (general), $11 (senior citizens), $6 (students and staff). 

Carthage Theater – New Play Initiative: Patience & Fortitude (World Premiere), 7:30 p.m., Wartburg Theatre, 2001 Alford Park Rd. 


November Featured Artist Meghan Goers, noon, Fusion, 5104 7th Ave. 

Tarot Card Reading at Blue House Books


Healthy Living Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Includes many local health and wellness organizations, free screenings and evaluations and more. Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Ave. Free.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Simmons Library, 2:30 p.m., 711 59th Pl. This tour involves significant stair climbing. Free, registration required. 

Pringle Talks: Winter Birding, 10 a.m. Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods, 9801 160th Ave., Bristol. Join Hoy Audubon birding expert Rick Fare for a talk on recognizing and feeding winter birds of our area, and learn about the physical and behavioral adaptations that have allowed birds to survive the winter. Ages 16 and up; pre-registration required. Cost: $6 general public/$4.50 Friends of Pringle. 

Tarot Card Reading, Blue House Books, 5615 6th Ave. A. Tarot card history, basics and reading. All guests will receive the option to have a Tarot card reading with special guest Tarot readers, Holly Wargo and Meghan Sherwood. The bookstore will be open for shopping. Tarot decks will be available for purchase and are included in the VIP ticket option. Tickets $25-$45, available on through Eventbrite 

Kenosha HarborMarket Indoor Season, 9-1 p.m., Kenosha Union Club, 3030 39th Ave. 

Kenosha Public Market Indoor Season, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Vault, 625 57th St. 


KPL Family Night: Stargazing To-Go Kits pickup, 9-11 a.m., all branches. Learn about stars and constellations, play games, and draw the constellations in a personal stargazing journal. Kits include: 4 constellation lacing cards, yarn, 2 plastic needles, 4 constellation games, (9) 1/4″ wood balls, 2 unlined mini-journals. (A limited quantity of boxes of To-Go Boxes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at each library branch as of opening time on Saturdays.) 

Carthage Philharmonic Orchestra

SUNDAY,  Nov. 14 


Carthage Philharmonic Orchestra, 1 p.m., A. F. Siebert Chapel, Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Dr. Free. 

Open Mic with Daniel Thompson and his 3 AM Saints, 4 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

Cy’s Piano Jams, 4 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 


Local author Dan Stika, author of “When Lincoln Met Wisconsin’s Nightingale: Cordelia Harvey’s Campaign For Civil War Soldier Care,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Ave. 

“My Motherhood Is …” art exhibit


“My Motherhood Is” exhibit by Summer Scharringhausen, artist’s reception 1-5 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St.


Children’s Books Week: Local Author Storytime! 11 a.m.: Erin Peterson, Noon: LaTia Russell, and 1 p.m.: Elle Maru, Blue House Books, 5615 6th Ave. A. 


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