Innovative Downtown Businesses Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club Wednesday, May 8, 2013 6:30-8:30 PM Creekside Place, 102 Maple Street, Evansville No RSVP Required
Innovative Downtown Businesses
Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Creekside Place, 102 Maple Street, Evansville
No RSVP Required
Joshua Clements, AICP
Community and Economic Development Educator
University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX), Walworth County
Join the Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club as they host an exciting program on innovative downtown businesses.
Learn what kinds of imaginative and inspired businesses are drawing people back to downtowns across the country, and get new ideas to try in downtown Evansville.
Mr. Clements will speak about the UWEX Center for Community and Economic Development’s innovative downtown businesses website. The site provides entrepre-neurs and local economic development leaders with novel ideas for their downtowns.
After attending this thought-provoking program, you just might be inspired to start the next innovative downtown business to be featured on the site!
Check out the UWEX Innovative Downtown Businesses site:
Visit the Evansville Area Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club on Facebook and LinkedIn for additional info on the program.
A New Session of Boot Camp starts May 6 and there’s time for you to join.
Boot camp for Beginners. Classes are indoor and outdoor, athletic shoes required. Monday & Thursday at 6pm
Low impact exercises can help you burn calories and lose weight much the same as high impact exercises. Geared to increase intensity as needed by individual’s choice.
Advanced Boot Camp. Cross-training shoes are needed. Tuesday at 6 pm & Thursday at 7 pm
A graduation from beginners’ Boot Camp, with more cardio-vascular exercises and targeted toning for abs and glutes. This class does use exercise with impact on joints due to hopping, lunging and lifting.
The Last Train West May 9 --Author Discussion and Book Signing at 6:30
This is the fact-based WWII survival story of Jean’s mother-in-law, a German citizen named Margarete (Gretel) Sennhenn Prestbroten. She was a kindergarten teacher in occupied Poland during WWII. Though based on fact, much of the story is fictional. The story is violent, and politically charged with tastefully written sexual situations.
The book won first place in the Genre-based category at the Los Angeles 2013 Book Festival Contest. Jean will have copies of her book for sale.
About the Author:
Jean Prestbroten is a retired local news journalist and short story writer. “The Last Train West” is her first novel. Raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Jean now lives in Orfordville, Wisconsin with her husband Sven. Jean has occupied herself over the years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician, a teaching assistant for educationally challenged youth, and a church youth group director; she also has helped host foreign exchange students from Paris, France, Salzburg, Austria, and Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. She has devoted much of her time to raising their daughter Sarah, and now enjoys spending time with their grandchildren Christopher, Ashley, and Megan. For 38 years, Jean was the home support for her husband, while he was an over-the-road semi-driver. Now that he is retired, he is being supportive of her desire to be a novel writer. It is Sven’s mother who was the inspiration for her first novel, “The Last Train West.”
New in Our Gallery
We are proud of all the student artists that shared their work with us in March and April and of our combined Art Crawl exhibit with Rich Krake’s work. But, eventually it’s time to move on with a fresh exhibit.
Starting today we will have Her-Story hanging in our gallery space continuing through mid-June.
The Hands Project that hangs in our gallery space was conceived by award-winning photographer Elizabeth Chambers of Mt Carroll, Il. After assisting with anatomy examinations at the UW-Madison while in high school, she was absorbed in the beauty of the story that each person’s body could tell. She noticed that often during the cadaver examinations, the face and the hands of the body were covered. She asked one of the professors why this was done. He replied that faces and hands are the most personal, identifying parts of a person. We obviously see faces, but we work with our hands, shake hands, and our life stories can often be told by our hands.
Elizabeth felt that someday she would tell the stories of people’s lives through their hands, and finally this dream came true. She interviewed a number of women to tell their stories and to reflect their experiences in photographs of their hands. Only after interviewing the women did she conceptualize the images for each woman’s story. We are pleased to be able to share these stories with you.
AARP Safe Driving Class
May 16 at 8:30 am
Founded in 1979, AARP Driver Safety has helped millions of drivers stay safe on the roads. Although the course is geared to drivers age 50 and older, the course is open to people of all ages.
You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon completing the course, so consult your agent for details. You might also be eligible to receive a discount on roadside assistance plans.
AARP membership is not required to take the course and there are no tests to pass. The classroom course costs only $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.