Light Those Lights!

Holiday Tour of Lights sponsored by Racine Art Museum logoHoliday Tour of Lights
Compiled by
Just Add Kids

We’re loving this time of the year with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. And this year’s directory is bigger and better than ever!

Whether you drive by, go on foot, or grab a ride…Have fun with the family celebrating the season of lights.  At Just Add Kids, we are proud to present the 2016 Holiday Tour of Lights featuring a directory of light show destinations, home light shows, and more, graciously sponsored by the Racine Art Museum. Read more…

2016 Holiday Tour of Lights
Sponsored by Racine Art Museum
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Nightmare Before Christmas – Bayview
2700 Block Logan Avenue, Bayview
mid-September until early January
The 2700 block of Logan transforms into the Nightmare Before Christmas. After Halloween one house follows the chronology of the movie in actual time, the decorations changing every week or two until New Years.

Kenosha Christmas Light Show
3517 – 16th Avenue, Kenosha
Now through January 1:
Sunday – Thursday, 4:30 – 10pm
Fridays – Saturdays, 4:30 – 11pm
See and feel the joy of the holiday season as it comes alive in thousands of choreographed lights to numerous holiday songs. Tune your car radio to 107.1 and enjoy from the warmth of your own vehicle!

Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival
Pere Marquette Park, 900 N. Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee
Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee
Zeidler Union Square, 633 W. Wisconsin Avenue #409, Milwaukee
November 17 – January 1
This six-week festival will give downtown a boost of holiday spirit with colorful lights and animated displays in Cathedral Square Park, Pere Marquette Park, and Zeidler Union Square. Visitors will see the streetscape transformed by sparkling rooflines, harp lamp lighting and suspended décor above downtown intersections. In addition, $1 Jingle Bus rides will operate Thursday through Sunday evenings (thru 12/30) connecting visitors to all the sights.
Kick-off event is Thursday, November 17, starting at 5:30pm, with the lighting celebration at 7pm – Pere Marquette Park.

Kiwanis Holiday Lights Spectacular
Racine Zoo, 2131 North Main Street, Racine
November 19 – December 31
Enjoy the bright holiday lights at the zoo created and maintained by area Kiwanis Clubs members. You’ll see animals, a train, a steamboat, clever animation, and of course Santa! Open nightly through the holidays starting at 5 p.m.

Christmas in the Country 2016 “A Picture Perfect Holiday”
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
This six-week long celebration kicks off with the 22nd Annual Illumination Ceremony on Sunday, November 20th with activities beginning at 4:30pm.
November, 20 – January 1
Take in the grandeur of more than 2 million lights throughout the property. It’s more than the lights outside – Grand Geneva is showcasing all-NEW decorations indoors too! They’ve decked the halls with a brand new theme and new decorations once again. Capture the holiday memory within every scene. Take a photo with the Gingerbread Family or snap a pic in Santa’s Workshop and make sure you wander through the Candyland display to choose your favorite treat to get your photograph with. Oh, and look for all of the different Elves throughout the resort. Many special events round out this seasonal celebration, including Breakfasts with Santa, Trolley Tour of Lights (hourly at 5, 6, 7 and 8 pm), and Santa Visits in the Main Lobby, and more!

Kenosha Christmas Lights
6834 106th Avenue, Kenosha
November 24 – December 31, 5 – 10pm
Stop by to view 30,000+ Christmas lights animated to music. Tune into 101.3 when you arrive.

McLight Show on Aberdeen
4847 Aberdeen Drive, Racine
Opens November 24 at 8pm
then November 24 – January 1
Sunday-Thursday,
 5 – 10pm
Friday-Saturday, 5 – 10:30pm
Stay warm in your car and tune the radio to 101.3 FM to enjoy a choreographed display of over 5,000 Christmas lights set to music. You might even catch an early glimpse of Santa!

The Country Christmas Light Show
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha
November  25 – 27 & December 2 – 31
Sunday -Thursday 5 – 9pm
($15 carload or minivan)
Friday, Saturday & Holidays 5 – 10pm ($20 carload or minivan)
A holiday-in-lights extravaganza featuring 250 displays lit with more than 750,000 lights in a 1-mile drive along a wooded trail. Nestled in the heart of Southeastern Wisconsin is a holiday destination steeped in festive tradition. Each year, the Country Springs Hotel is transformed into a winter wonderland called Country Christmas. Admission to Wisconsin’s largest drive-through Christmas lights display includes a trip through the Country Christmas Trail and entrance to two buildings located at the end of the trail, Christmas Village and The Streets of Bethlehem. For more information, phone 262-547-0201.

Jamestown Lights 2016
Taurus Drive (South) just east of Highway K and 38, Caledonia
November 25 – January 1, 5 – 10pm
The light display is synchronized to many holiday favorites. Hear the music in your vehicle by tuning to 99.7FM. The display uses over 350 channels of computer control to make the lights dance to the beats! “Douglas Fir” is back again this year, a 9 foot talking and singing Christmas tree. NOTE – display is found in backyard – can be easily viewed from Taurus drive between the ponds.

Enchantment in the Park
Regner Park, 800 N. Main Street, West Bend
Walk, Drive, Carriage Ride through November 25 – December 24
Drive-through only December 26 – 31
(Not open: 11/28-30, 12/5-7, 12/12-14, and Christmas Day 12/25)
5 – 9pm
Visitors will drive or walk through an interactive colorful light display and show that is choreographed to holiday music you can tune into on your car radio. Enjoy horse-drawn rides through the park on Fridays and Saturdays – children under 16 ride free, adults are $5. A bag of non-perishable, non-glass containers, food items (for the food pantries of Washington County and Menomonee Falls); or suggested $10 cash donation per car sustains the future of the event.

Candy Cane Lane –  Milwaukee
Neighborhood bordered by 96th Street on the west, 92nd Street on the east, Montana Avenue on the north, and Oklahoma Avenue on the south.
November 25 – December 26
Weekdays, 6 – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday, 5 – 10pm
Every year, this neighborhood joins together and decorate their homes and give up their time to encourage people to come and donate to the MACC fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer). Over the years, Candy Cane Lane has grown to a collaboration of more than 300 homes! Since its inception, the neighborhood program has raised more than $1.6 million to support childhood cancer research and research of related blood disorders. More than $113,000 was raised last year alone! Visitors come from far and away to drive or stroll through this winter wonderland of holiday sights and sounds. Santa Claus will be there every night from December 6-23.

Santa Cruise Boat Tour
Tours depart from Winter Harbor Gage Marina/Pier 290, 1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay
Wednesdays through Sundays, November 26 – January 1 (tours will not run December 24 & 25): 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Village of Williams Bay, local Geneva Lake businesses, and homes decorated in holiday splendor, all in support of “Santa Cause” which supports our local charities. Families will board the boat from the NEW  “Twelve Charities of Christmas Tree Festival.”    Passengers will ride past brilliant shoreline holiday light displays on their way to see the REAL Santa Claus at his North Pole Hideaway.

Wisconsin Christmas Carnival Light Show
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, 8425 Hwy 38, Caledonia
Saturday, November 26 – Saturday, December 31 (Closed Christmas)
Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 5 – 10pm
Welcome to the Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights, Southeastern Wisconsin’s biggest, brightest and most dazzling holiday lights display! Relax in the comfort of your car as you wind your way through the campground. With lights on all sides and high above in the trees and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted displays featuring elves, reindeer, forest friends, beloved children’s characters, Santa himself and more, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into one of your favorite Christmas movies. New this year, and located inside Santa’s Workshop, is “Evy the Talking Christmas Tree,” a 7-foot animatronic character who will talk and sing to visitors and spread Christmas cheer.  Stay awhile and enjoy a hot beverage, get your picture taken with Santa (Wednesdays 6-8:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays 5:30-9:30pm, on 11/26 and between 12/2 and 12/24) or write him a letter to be sent to the North Pole, and browse our gift shop for fun and unique holiday gifts. Car (up to 8 people) $20 Large passenger vans, camper, limo, mini bus $30, Large Bus, Greyhound or Large Motorhome $35 (CASH ONLY- ATM located in store).

H.C. Light Show
6235 S. 123rd Street, Hales Corners
December 1 – January 1, 5 – 1opm
Lana and Scott Stachowski’s residence. Lights and music are coordinated on a continuous loop for a nightly show that is free, but the Stachowski family also collects donations for the American Cancer Society.

La Salette Shrine Holiday Lights
336th  Avenue, Twin Lakes
December 1 – January 1 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only)
From Christmas to New Years, the lights will be on each evening.
5 – 9pm
Countless colorful miniature lights are turned on. Come on weekends and walk the grounds to view the biblical displays and Christmas alphabet. Please keep in mind the weather conditions because the displays are outdoors.

BMO Harris Holiday Display
770 N. Water Street, Milwaukee
December 2 – January 6
Monday – Friday, 9am – 8pm; Weekends, Christmas and New Year’s Day, 9am – 4pm (Closed: December 14 and 24 at 1pm, and January 6 at 5pm)
The holiday display has been an iconic Milwaukee family attraction for 44 years.  Bank employees work to transform the lobby into a winter wonderland.  Decorations will include 150 life-sized Steiff animals based on the holiday story.   For each visitor to the display, BMO Harris will donate $5 to Feeding America Eastern WI.  For more information call (414) 765-7500

Explore the Magic of Christmas in Milwaukee
The tours run from December 2 – December 23
Join a walking tour of Downtown Milwaukee and view the magnificent lights, while learning about the history of the city. Enjoy the spectacle of Cathedral Square, the thrilling window displays, the brilliance of Pere Marquette Park and bask in the glow of the impressive city tree.  This 1.25-mile walk through the holiday-trimmed streets of Downtown Milwaukee will be led by your very own holiday elf, who will share with you the history, legend, and lore of our wonderful city. At mid-point in the tour we will take a short break at Red Arrow Park to warm up and, if you choose, purchase a hot drink. (Adults $10, kids under 12 $5)

Milwaukee Food & City Tours presents 
Christmas Lights and Dessert Tour
Downtown Milwaukee
(meeting location & details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets)
December 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 (see website for times)
Enjoy the downtown Milwaukee holiday lights while riding in style in a cozy mini coach and sampling some delicious desserts!  The 2.5-hour narrated bus tour departs from downtown Milwaukee and features holiday displays with walking stops in Cathedral Square and Pere Marquette Park, plus viewing opportunities through light displays that may include areas such as Red Arrow Park, Zeidler Union Square, Historic Third Ward, and Miller Brewery’s Holiday Lites display. On this tour, you’ll also sample hot chocolate (or coffee, if preferred) and desserts from three local restaurants. And, to quote Buddy the Elf, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” – therefore, your SINGING TOUR GUIDE will lead the bus in a Christmas caroling sing-a-long! Tickets are $55 for Adults, $30 for Ages 8-15, $0 for Ages 7 and under (non-eating, but will reserve seat on the bus). For more information phone 262-853-5239 or email theresa@milwaukeefoodtours.com.

Miller Valley Holiday Lites Show
Miller Valley at the Milwaukee Brewery, 4251 W. State Street, Milwaukee
Fridays and Saturdays, December 2 – 17, every 20 minutes, beginning at 4:40pm until 9pm
MillerCoors will kick off its annual holiday celebration  when the “Holiday Lites,” return to Milwaukee. More than 300,000 LED lights, synchronized to a mix of modern and traditional holiday music. Residents and visitors to the Milwaukee-area are invited to visit the Miller Valley and take the Miller Brewery Tour to experience this long-standing holiday tradition. While there, visitors will receive a free mini tour, including the Lite Show. This is an indoor/outdoor walking tour, so please come dressed for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys-For-Tots or a non-perishable food item for Hunger Task Force. Children of all ages are welcome, however, strollers are not permitted on tour.  Must be 21+ with valid picture ID to sample beer. For more information, call 414-931-3552 or 414-931-3880.

Lights on Glen Cove
Residential neighborhood  in Muskego off of Janesville and Glen Cove Court
Coming soon!
Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 5 – 10pm
Over 35,000 LED lights synchronized to music broadcasted on 87.9FM. Food and monetary donations will be collected for the Muskego Food Pantry via bins located at the front of the property.

Strictly Lights Show
W5355 County Road ES, Elkhorn
Now Open!
Nightly, dusk -10pm
Over 250,000 lights synchronized to music. Tune in your radio to 88.5FM. Pull over and watch. Use caution as property is on a main road. Please leave hazard lights on for safety.

 

 

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He’s Making A List…

…Of Santa Stops!
Finding Santa sponsored by Educators Credit Union 2015Compiled by
Just Add Kids

 

‘Tis the season!

It’s the battle of the “Breakfast with Santa’s”.

Let the games begin!

The jolly man in the big fuzzy red suit is coming town. We here at Just Add Kids are compiling an ongoing list of where you can find Santa Claus ’round our corner of southeastern Wisconsin.

So check this list, and do it twice, or more! We’ll add Santa events here and on our website’s calendar JAK Happenings, along with other kid-oriented, holiday happenings as we learn about them.

Ho Ho Hope you have fun!

**DENOTES**activities and events that are designed for and/or welcoming to families of children/dependent young adults with special needs.

Finding Santa 2016 Directory (updated 12/8/16)
Sponsored by Educators Credit Union
Educators Credit Union logo 2014 v3

Santa’s Waiting – Photos with Santa
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th Street, Greendale
November 4 to December 17
It’s time for holiday photos with Santa.  Come and get your pictures taken with Santa in Center Court!  Santa will be at Southridge for visits and professional photos daily. A complete listing of hours Santa is available to meet with children of all ages. For Santa’s daily hours or package pricing, call the mall Guest Services Center at (414) 421-5600.

Visit Santa
Regency Mall (east court near Boston Store), 5538 Durand Avenue, Racine
November 19 to December 24, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm;  Sunday 11am -6pm; Christmas Eve 10am – 6pm.  Santa Takes A Break To Feed His Reindeer:  Monday – Saturday 1pm – 2pm and 5pm – 6pm, Sunday 3pm – 4pm.
Santa is available for visits and photos. For package prices click link, or for more info, call (262) 554-7979.  

Special Meet & Greet with Santa
KK Photography, 300 E. Main Street, Suite A, Waterford
Friday, November 18, 5 – 7pm
KK Photography will waive the sitting fee for this special guest. Instant 4×6 for $5.00 plus photo packages will be available. Perfect time to order Christmas cards. No crowded mall just a magical time to see Santa. Can set up an appointment or stop in between 5:00 and 7:00. Call (414) 861-8749 for more info.

Visit with Santa
Rhode Center for the Arts, 5819 Sixth Avenue, Kenosha
Friday, November 25,  5 -8pm
As part of Downtown Kenosha’s Lightin’ Up  City Tree Lighting celebration. Visits with Santa are free. Don’t forget your camera to capture these memories!

Breakfast with Santa at Grand Geneva
Ballroom: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
Every Saturday and Sunday, November 26 – December 24, 8am – 12noon
Join us for live holiday music and meet Santa while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet. Featuring fun holiday activities, plus separate kids’ and adults’ buffets to accommodate every taste. All attire is welcome, whether you want to dress up for your photo with Santa or show up in your PJ’s. It’s almost as fun as Christmas morning. Bring your list!  Adults $30, Kids (6-12) $18, Kids (2-5) $10.  Reservations recommended: call (262) 249-4788.

Breakfast with Santa at Watts Tea Shop
George Watts & Son, 761 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee
Every Saturday, 9am, November 26th, December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th at 9:00am
Come dressed up in your holiday attire and bring the children to tell Santa their heart’s desire. A scrumptious breakfast with a fabulous surprise gift for every child at Milwaukee’s most historic Tea Room. Meet the Jolly Old Elf, for a photo opportunity, while Mrs. Claus reads her lively version of The Night Before Christmas.  $25 per person includes a meal, photo opportunities, and free gift for EVERY attendee. Call for reservations (414)290-5700.

East Troy Electric Railroad’s Christmas Express Train
2002 Church Street, East Troy
November 26 & 27; December 3 & 4; 10 & 11; 17 & 18
9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays listed
The magical ride will take you a half hour from the East Troy Depot to Santa’s workshop located at the Elegant Farmer. Here children can visit Santa and get a photo taken with the jolly elf himself! Santa’s workshop wouldn’t be complete without a craft project and some hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy after working on those crafts! Advanced reservations are required (262) 642-3263. Adults (ages 12 and up) $15, children (ages 0-11) $17.50

Visit Santa at Santa’s Chalet – West Racine
Northwest corner of Washington Avenue & Grove Avenue, Racine
Every Saturday & Sunday, 12noon – 3pm, from November 26 through December 18.
Kids, be sure to drop your wish list in the mailbox at the chalet to receive a response from Santa!

Christmas with Mrs. Claus
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market
11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturdays, November 26, December 3, 10 & 17,  1 – 4pm
Storytelling, crafts, cookie decorating & more! Free. Ages 1-12. Call (262)886-2235 for more info.

Santa Visits at Grand Geneva
Main Lobby: 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
Every Saturday, 2 – 4pm, from November 26 through December 24
Bring your list and check it twice! Visit Santa and his elves while enjoying live holiday musical performances (1:30 – 3:30). Local High School entertainment will perform throughout the season.

Santa’s Workshop at Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: 8425 Hwy 38 Caledonia, WI 53108
Saturday, November 26, 5:30 – 9:30pm; December 2 – 24; every Wednesday 6 – 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30-9:30pm
Kids are invited to sit on Santa’s lap, have their photo taken and tell him what they hope to see under the tree on Christmas morning! Photos with Santa are $8 each. Believers age 12 and under can write Santa a letter on the nights they cannot meet him in person and we’ll make sure he receives it. Santa then emails a personalized letter back to each child! (Deadline for receiving a response is December 20.) Enjoy a variety of beverages available at Santa’s Workshop, including hot chocolate, apple cider, lattes, mochas and more. Admission to Christmas Carnival of Lights includes “Santa’s Workshop”. Car (up to 8 people) $20, Large passenger vans, camper, limo, mini bus $30, Large Bus, Greyhound or Large Motorhome $35 (CASH ONLY- ATM located in store).

Oak Creek’s Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting 
Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
Sunday, November 27, 5 – 7pm
5pm Community Center’s Courtyard Tree Lighting and Santa arrives on a Fire Truck.
5:15pm In the Community Center enjoy cookies and milk, enter a coloring contest for kids, listen to entertainment, pictures with Santa and receive a gift bag of goodies while supplies last. Parents bring your cameras for pictures with Santa. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Pictures with Santa at Educators Credit Union
Santa will be available for free pictures with your camera/cell phone. One of Santa’s helpers will also be joining him & can take and print off an individual picture at the credit union for you to take home.
Parents: as a friendly reminder, please say your child’s name before they visit Santa to help Santa personalize his greeting. For example: “Ok, Nick, let’s say hello to Santa…” helps Santa recall that it is Nick he is about to interact with.

Friday, December 2, 3 – 6pm at 4000 W. Loomis Road, Milwaukee; 1201 Marquette Avenue, South Milwaukee; and 611 E. Geneva Street, Elkhorn

Saturday, December 3, 9am – 12noon at 1300 90th Street, Sturtevant; 1600 Summit Avenue, Waukesha

Friday, December 9, from 3 – 6 pm at 4215 Green Bay Road, Kenosha; W. Ryan Road, Oak Creek ; and 10811 W. Park Place, Milwaukee

Saturday, December 10, 9am – 12noon at 448 Falcon Ridge, Burlington; and 6131 W. Center Street,  Milwaukee

Saturday, December 10, 1 – 3pm at 2243 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee

Friday, December 16, 3 – 6 pm at 7139 N. Port Washington Avenue, Glendale; 15350 W. Howard Avenue, New Berlin; and 3525 Rapids Drive, Racine

Saturday, December 17, 9am – 12noon at 1400 N. Newman Road, Racine

Santa’s Chalet at Wehmhoff Square Park
355 N. Pine Street, Burlington
December 2 through December 18
Friday evenings from 6 – 8pm
Saturday and Sundays from 2 – 4pm
Parents you are welcome to bring your cameras so you can capture your little ones smiles as they talk to Santa and receive a special treat. The chalet will be open starting Dec. 2 following our “Christmas Vacation” Christmas Parade and every weekend until Christmas. FREE.

Holiday Celebration Breakfast
Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Street, Kenosha
Saturday, December 3, 9am – 11am
Your family will enjoy pictures and story time with Santa, and creating family ornaments and cards. Menu: Mrs. Claus Egg-cellent Casserole, Reindeer Trailmix Cereal, Frosty’s Yogurt, Elf Fruit and Santa’s Special Hot Cocoa. This is a FREE family holiday event; a donation to the Y’s Annual Campaign would be greatly appreciated.

Breakfast with Santa at the Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturdays, December 3, 10, 17, 9:30 – 11:30am
A Pfister tradition for lifelong memories. Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift awaiting each child. Afterward, check out Storytime Saturdays to get your child’s letter to Santa and get a peek of his workshop! Don’t forget the cameras to capture that moment with Santa! $45 Adults, $20 Children 3 to 10 years, 2 and under free (tax and gratuity are not included). To reserve your spot with Santa, please call (877) 704-5340 or (414) 935-5950.

Santa, His Elves, and Live Reindeer
Starbucks, 685 Main Street, Lake Geneva
Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17, 11am – 2pm
Santa, his Elves, and real Live Reindeer will be at the downtown Lake Geneva Starbucks. Come sit on Santa’s lap with your wish list and see his Reindeer up close and personal. Bring your own camera for free photos or purchase a professional photo.

Santa Fest at Boston Store
Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 11am – 2pm
Join us for a free holiday celebration filled with Santa selfies, reindeer crafts, prizes, and special sales.
Bayshore Town Center, 5701 N. Lydell Ave, Milwaukee
Brookfield Square, 15875 W. Bluemound Rd, Brookfield
Grand Avenue Mall, 331 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
Mayfair Mall, 2400 N. Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa
Regency Mall, 5500 Durand Ave, Racine
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th St, Greendale

Lunch with Santa
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
Every Saturday & Sunday, 12noon, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
During each of the seatings, visitors are encouraged to join in the fun and merriment of Fred Turk, as he sings everyone’s favorite holiday carols. Santa will make his entrance with Mrs. Claus and the elves, and share a special gift with each child.
Tickets are $20 per child or adult; children 2 and under are $6. Price includes Zoo admission and lunch. Zoological Society membership is not valid. Parking is $12.

Santa at “Winter Wonderland” Trees on Parade
St. John The Evangelist Community Center, 701 N. Lake Avenue, Twin Lakes
Friday, December 2, 4 – 8pm and Saturday, December 3, 1 – 5pm
Start your holiday shopping at Winter Wonderland featuring Trees on Parade! Tree decorating contest, gingerbread contest, Kids Korner with crafts and activities for the little ones, retail vendors and crafters, door prize and raffle table. As indicated above Santa will be there on Friday from 4-8pm and Saturday from 1-5pm The admission cost for the event is: 12-Adults $2.00 Ages  3-11 $1.00 under 3 free. For more information, call (262) 877-2220.

Breakfast with Santa at the Hilton
Hilton Milwaukee: 509 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 17,  9 – 11am
Share a jolly breakfast with Santa and his elves in the festively decorated ballroom with a special gift for each child. Kids will enjoy building and decorating their own keepsake ornament, face painting, and crafting letters to Santa, a holiday movie and much more. And don’t forget the camera to capture that moment with Santa. $35 Adults, $20 Children (3-10),  2 and under free. For reservations call (877) 704-5327.

Old World Holiday Breakfast
Old World Wisconsin, W372S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle
Saturday seatings 9, 10 & 11am and Sunday seating at 9am, December 3 – 11
A fantastic way to celebrate the coming holidays! Enjoy a hearty holiday buffet in the big, red Clausing Barn.  Make it a full day of fun when you purchase a Holiday Combo Ticket to Old World Holiday Breakfast and An Old World Christmas and enjoy a festive breakfast and a photo opportunity with Father Christmas! Advance Reservations Required. Breakfast only: Adults $24, children 5-12 $17, plus 5.1% tax and one-time $3 service charge, children 4 and under free.

Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer
Apple Holler – 5006 S Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 to 18,  10:00 – 11:30am
Cost: $10.00 per person (children & adults) A children’s interactive holiday musical with a special appearance and photo opportunity with Santa Claus, live reindeer, and Mrs. Claus (bring your camera!). Homemade holiday cookie, surprise holiday activity, holiday display and a ride on the Candy Cane Express. Reservations required, and are available online.

Frozen Tea Party Adventure with the Ice Queen & Santa
C.A.T.H.E. Center, 125 E. State Street, Burlington
Sunday, December 3, 1 – 4pm
Treats, mini-makeovers, crafts, singing, and visiting with the Queen and her special guest Santa Claus. $10 per person. Order tickets online. For more info, call (262) 758-2225.

Dinner with Santa
Sturtevant Village Hall, 2801 89th Street, Sturtevant
Saturday, December 3, 4:30 – 7:30pm
Mostaccioli & Salad Dinner (catered by Durango’s Pizza)
Adults $7, Kids 3 -12 $5, under 3 free. Tickets sold at the door.
Featuring friends, music, raffle, crafts, face painting, and more!  For more info, phone (262)488-3414.

**Caring Santa (for children with special needs)**
Southridge Mall, 5300 S. 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, December 4th,  7:30 – 9am
Join us for a private photo session with Caring Santa. This event is designed to support children with special needs and their families. Care is taken to create an environment that will support the sensory and physical needs of kids with all abilities.The mall is purposely made as quiet as possible, lighting is turned down and the children can either go directly to Santa or take their time and color a little bit before they are “ready” to approach him. Since this is before the mall is open for business, there is next to no one in the mall. Register via the link.

Breakfast with Santa
Racine Masonic Center, 1012 Main Street, Racine
Sunday, December 4 and Saturday, December 17, 8am – 12noon
$8 for adults & children over 12 years old. $5 children 3 – 11 years old. Children under 3 eat FREE! No reservations required. Call (262)308-3500 for more info.

Breakfast with Santa
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market, 11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant
Sundays, December 4 and 11, at 9:00am, 10:30am and 12:00noon
Adults $8.95, Children 2-10 $6.95. Under 2 FREE. Tickets can be purchased in-store or over the phone. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast sticks, fresh fruit, pastries and an assortment of beverages. Each child will have an opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and tell them their Christmas wishes. Limited seating, so don’t wait! Buy your tickets today! Call (262)886-2235 for more info.

Community Christmas Party
The Academy of Performing Arts
Oak Creek location – 9160 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Sunday, December 4, 10am – 12noon
Franklin location –  10001 W. St. Martins Road, Sunday, December 4, 3:30 – 5:30pm
FREE and open to the community. Visits and photos with Santa, cookies, and juice, games, coloring, crafts and more! Don’t forget our Toy Drive with all proceeds going to The Marine Corps Toys for Tots foundation. For each new, unwrapped toy donation you will receive one entry to our raffle. We have some great prizes for you! For more information call (414) 768-0101.

Breakfast with Santa
Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek
Sundays, December 4 & 11, 10 – 11am
Stocking stuffer from Santa, entertainment, music, hash browns, sausage, all you can eat pancakes, milk, coffee.Advance tickets required as events do sell out. Kids 3 and under $4. All others $8. For more information call (414) 768-5840.

Soda with Santa
Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Sundays,  December 4, 11 and 18, 12noon – 3pm
Go on a brewery tour, enjoy samples (beer samples for adults, soda samples for everyone), and have your picture taken with Santa. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for minors. Reservations required by calling (414) 964-2739.

Breakfast with Santa
Sealed Air YMCA: 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant
Saturday, December 10,  8 – 10:30pm
Enjoy eating pancakes and a visit from Santa. Children will have pictures taken with Santa, and be read a Christmas story. Parents bring a camera. Cost:Family of 4 – $12 (member)$18 (non-member); Individual – $3/per person (member), $5 per person (non-member).  Call (262)634-1994 for more information.

Breakfast with Santa
Robert’s Roost, 600 6th Street, Racine
Saturday, December 10, 8am – 12noon
Adults: $11.95; Kids (4-12) $6.95; Children under 4: Free
All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet: scrambled eggs, cheesy hashbrown casserole, sausage & bacon, French Toast, fruit, donuts, build your own omelet, hat carved prime rib and ham. Kids buffet includes small milk or juice. Includes also: photo booth with Santa, Christmas crafts, and lots of other holiday fun. Call (262)770-4648 for more info.

**Winter Holiday Party featuring Breakfast with Santa**
Hosted by Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin
The Richardson School, 175 South Barker Road, Brookfield
Saturday, December 10, 9 – 11am
Enjoy a continental-style breakfast and time to visit with Santa. If you have special dietary restrictions, please bring your own food. There will also be crafts, cookie decorating and entertainment. This event is free and open to the community, but please register so we know how many guests to expect, as all children will have a little something from Santa. Also collecting personal care products for adults with developmental disabilities.

Breakfast with Santa
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2500 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 18; 9 – 11am
Doors will not open until check-in at 8:30am with fun and food starting at 9am! $25.00 per person (adult or children 3-12 years old) and includes food, beverage, activities for children, tax and service.  Fun activities inspired by the holiday! Kids will also have the chance to sit on Santa’s lap, all captured with a memorable photo keepsake. All reservations and payments are handled online.

Holiday Party
Chasing Tales, 7265 S. 1st Street, Oak Creek
Saturday, December 10, 10am – 12noon
Join us for a morning of organized holiday themed games, crafts, a visit and picture with Santa, cookie decorating, and hot cocoa all included with admission! You may also stay and play after the organized activities are completed. $20 first child, $15 each additional sibling. Pre-paid tickets available through November 30th. $18 first child, $12 each additional sibling. Members receive 10% off.

7th Annual “Cookies with Santa”
Lou Perrine’s Gas and Grocery, 5145 Sheridan Road, Kenosha
Saturday, December 10, 11am – 2pm
FREE pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, face painting, goodie bags, and more! Bring your own camera.

Cocoa with the Clauses
Cathedral Square Park – 520 E Wells Street, Milwaukee
Saturday, December 10, 11am – 2pm
Cathedral Square Park hosts the North Pole’s most recognizable residents in this outdoor cocoa klatch. Santa and Mrs. Claus will hear wish lists, while moms and dads can snap a free keepsake photos. Just remember to bring your camera! Elves and other holiday characters will also be there. Other free treats include hot cocoa and cookies. Plus, there will be games and face painting! And if that isn’t reason enough to bundle up for some holiday fun, neighboring restaurants will offer meal deals just for kids. It’s sure to be a blast! For info, call 414.220.4700 ext. 5. While Cocoa with the Clauses is a free event, a nonperishable food donation for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is encouraged.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Pie Auction
Kansasville Fire & Rescue, 23730 Durand Avenue, Kansasville
(on Hwy 11 just West of Hwy 75)
Saturday, December 10, 4 – 8pm
There is always a good time for all that attend, good food, good fun, and good friends! The evening includes activities for the kids as well as a visit by Santa.  Children and families are welcome to have their photo taken with Santa. Be sure to be ready to bid on some of the best pies in the county!  We have an exciting time as bidders fight for the rights to dig into scrumptious pies. Cost: $9 for Adults, $5 for Children age 4-12, FREE). For more info, call (262) 878-3811.

43rd Annual Muskego Lions Club Breakfast with Santa
Muskego High School Cafeteria, W183S8750 Racine Avenue, Muskego
Sunday, December 11, 8am – 12:30pm
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is served.  Adults $6, Children 4 – 12  $3, Under 4 years old – FREE!  Enjoy photos with Santa ($3 each or 2/$5), face painting bake sale, raffles, and crafters.

Sunday Brunch with Santa
Twin Lakes Country Club, 1230 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes
Sunday, December 11, 9am – 12noon
Seatings from 9:00 am through 2:00 pm.
Cost: Adults – $15.95 and Children (12 and under) – $9.95.
Entrees to include: made to order omelets, biscuits and gravy, country potatoes, bacon and sausage, French Toast, Potatoes O’Brien, baked ham, chicken wings, mini hot dogs, fresh fruits, green beans, assorted salads, dessert table, milk and juice and much more. Call for reservations, 262-877-2500.

**A.S.P. Autism Solution Pieces Christmas Celebration**
Career Industries,  4811 Washington Avenue, Racine
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 – 8pm
Join us for this annual FREE festive evening! Photos with Santa, crafts with his elves, and hot cocoa with Frosty! For a Jolly Good Time, please rsvp to autismsolutionpieces@gmail.com or calling (262)497-5890 or (262)639-3041 

Photos & Story Time With Santa
American Family Insurance Agency – Trevor Morgan, 6216 Washington Avenue, Suite F, Mount Pleasant
Saturday, December 16, 5 – 9pm
FREE experience with Santa. Professional photography will be provided for your family. There will be free food and refreshments. Santa will also be reading stories to the children, as well as, individual meet and greets. Additionally, Safe Assured ID will be there providing families with an all-inclusive senior or child ID package. Call (262)321-0892 or email tmorgan@amfam.com and let us know how many plan to attend. If possible, please bring any canned goods in for our local homeless Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin shelter.

Breakfast with Santa
Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee
Sunday, December 18, 8 – 11am
Join us for breakfast and visit with Santa in the Streets of Old Milwaukee, decked out in Victorian-era flair for the holidays! Guests will be treated to a delicious breakfast, holiday activities and live musical performances. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture your child’s moment with Santa. Cost (includes general admission to the museum on 12/18): Adult $24, Child (3-12) $12, 2 and Under Free. Member discount. All children must attend with an adult.

 

Cookies and A Story with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Racine Masonic Center, 1012 Main Street, Racine
Friday, December 23, 2 seating times: 10:30am – 12pm and 3 – 4:30pm
Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be hosting this holiday get-together for kids, and kids at heart.  Santa Claus will be taking last minute suggestions as he prepares for the big night.  $8 per person.  Designed for children under 12 years old, accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Call (262)308-3500 for reservations or more info.

 

WE WILL ADD MORE LISTINGS AS WE LEARN ABOUT THEM!

** **DENOTES**activities & events that are designed for and/or welcoming to
families of children/dependent young adults with special needs**

If you are hosting, or know of a Santa event that is not listed above, please send us all of the details including: name of the event, date(s), times, the description including family-friendly aspect along with contact info (name, phone, email, website).

Email: contact@justaddkidsonline.net
Subject: Finding Santa Event

 

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Heart of Thanksgiving

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I wish we were more intentional about being thankful like we are during the month of November but that is the reason I love Thanksgiving so much. I love the simplicity of the holiday. It is about family, food, and thanksgiving. I find myself thinking more about what I am thankful for. I am talking with my kids more about what they are thankful for.

So in the heart of thanksgiving, I want to spend some time reflecting on being thankful for chiropractic.

I am blessed to be called to this profession. Being a chiropractor is not a job, it is my life. My health and my family’s health has been greatly impacted through chiropractic care. I have been under care since I was a baby and for that I am thankful. I didn’t realize how unique and special this was until I was an adult, but I am thankful for it now. It was out of that realization of how beneficial lifetime chiropractic care was that I decided to become a chiropractor so I could provide the same thing for my kids. Throughout my pregnancies, I experienced so much relief with getting adjusted. I was also able to have natural and uncomplicated deliveries. I know that is a result of the chiropractic care I received during my pregnancies. My babies all slept through the night early and have not needed to go on antibiotics yet.

november-month-of-thanksA few years ago, I had an experience which made me realize how ingrained my desire to help others truly was. We were involved in a rollover accident and my arm went through the window causing it to be severely injured. My first thoughts were of Zach, my husband, and 4 children who were with me. I held my breath as Zach woke up and then went on to check on the kids. I was so relieved when I knew they were all alive and okay. My next thought was what I would do if I lost my arm. Thankfully, I have been able to make a full recovery even after needing a second surgery this year. Going through that situation confirmed that being a chiropractor is not just my job, it is a deep part of who I am.

I am thankful for having the ability to offer families healing and hope through a safe and natural chiropractic adjustment. When I see patients for follow-up visits and they begin to tell me all the great things they have experienced since their last adjustment, I still stand back in awe. I have so many moments throughout my day where I say “Isn’t chiropractic so cool?!” The possibilities of what the body can do when there is a nervous system free from interference is just incredible.

I am thankful for the blessing and challenge of educating people about chiropractic. There are still so many people who do not know what chiropractic is, what it is helpful for and who should go the chiropractor. It is part of my mission to educate people about all of these things. I love it when someone says “I didn’t know babies could go to the chiropractor” because now they know. I love it when someone says “I didn’t know chiropractic could help with ear infections” because now they know. You see, when people know more, they can do more. The challenging part is that chiropractic is a very different approach to traditional medicine. I love the challenge, though. It is so fun to watch someone have the light bulb moment and understand what chiropractic is.

I am thankful for the families I have had the privilege to work with to help them achieve a healthier lifestyle. It is so much fun and brings so much joy to my life.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.  Live life to the fullest.

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Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Her
office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.   

www.SozoChiropractic.com

 

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Community Trick or Treat Directory 2016

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How Sweet It Is!
Compiled by
Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann
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Did you know that the average Jack-O-Lantern bucket, when full, carries approximately 250 pieces of candy loaded with 9,000 calories and 3 lbs. of sugar?
Holy molars!
With that said, load it up (with parental discretion)! Fill up on some sweet family time together planning your kiddo’s costume and Trick or Treat action plan.  We can help with the latter. Presenting Just Add Kids’ 2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory, sponsored by Educators Credit Union  Read more…

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2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory 
sponsored by Educators Credit Union

Bay View, October 29th 5 – 8pm

Big Bend, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Bristol, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Burlington, (City of), October 31st 6 – 8pm

Caledonia, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Cudahy, October 29th 5 – 7pm

Dover, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Franklin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Greendale, October 30th 4 – 7pm, Parade begins at 3pm by Brinkman Field (line up at 2:30pm)

Greenfield, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Hales Corners, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Kansasville, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Kenosha, October 31st 4 – 8pm

Lake Geneva, October 31st 1 4 – 7pm

Lyons, October 29th 2 – 5pm

Mt. Pleasant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Mukwonago (Town of), October 30th 5 – 8pm

Mukwonago (Village of), October 30th 4 – 6pm

Muskego, October 31st 6 – 8pm

New Berlin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Norway, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Oak Creek, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Paddock Lake, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Pleasant Prairie, October 30th 3 – 6pm

Racine, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Randall, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Raymond, October 30th  2 – 5pm

Rochester, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Salem, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Silver Lake, October 31st 5 – 8pm

Somers, October 31st 4 – 7pm

South Milwaukee, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

St. Francis, October 30th 5 – 7pm

Sturtevant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Twin Lakes, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Union Grove, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Vernon, October 30th 1– 3pm

Waterford (Town of), October 31st 5 – 7:30pm

Waterford (Village of), October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Wheatland, October 30th 2 – 5pm

Wind Lake, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Wind Point, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Yorkville, October 31st 4 – 6pm

 

Updated 10.6.2016
Do not be scared if your community is not listed above. Frightening as it may seem, there are some municipalities that have yet to confirm theirs. JAK’s got its feelers out there and once we get those dates, we’ll post ’em. We’re happy to hear from you, too!  Feel free to shoot JAK an email at contact@justaddkidsonline.net!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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==> Follow Me==>

pumpkin patchHarvest Happenings 2016
by Just Add Kids founder, Paula Herrmann

Autumn will soon be in full swing with leaves changing color, crisp fall breezes a blowin’, and our favorite restaurants offering all of those spicy frothy sweet satisfying drinks. A lot of fun and a lot of yum is on tap! Fall is so delectable!

In the spirit of keeping “Family Fun @ Your Fingertips…” Just Add Kids has put together a listing of area destinations to help you make the most of creating fall memories with the kiddos. So jump in your minivan, your suv, or on your broom, momma. Let’s go! ==> Read more…

Festive Fall Family* Destinations
Sponsored by Educators Credit Union
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Abandoned Haunted House Complex* – 2825 S. East Frontage Road, Mount Pleasant WI

Apple Holler – 5006 S. Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant WI

Bear Den Zoo & Petting Farm –  6381 Big Bend Road (Highway 164), Waterford WI

Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market – 11600 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant WI

Busy Barns Adventure Farm – W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson WI

Elegant Farmer – 1545 N. Main Street Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago WI

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America*- 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee IL

Green Meadows Petting Farm – 33603 High Drive, East Troy WI

Godsell Farm –  S105 W15585 Loomis Drive, Muskego WI

Happy Jack’s Pumpkinland & Pumpkinfest – Basse’s Taste of Country Farm Market – 3190 County Road Q, Colgate WI

Haunted Hayrides at Grand Geneva’s Dan Patch Stables* – 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva WI

Hauntfest at Wisconsin State Fair Park* – 1200 S. 84th Street, Milwaukee WI

Jerry Smith’s Pumpkin Farm – 7150 18th Street (Hwy L), Kenosha WI

Jo-Don Farms – 5907 Nicolson Road, Franksville WI

Kemper Center Haunted House* – 6501 Third Avenue, Kenosha WI

Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm – 13236 W. Townline Road, Waukegan IL

Land of the Giant Pumpkins – 11823 Durand Ave (Hwy 11), Sturtevant WI

Nightmare Before Christmas Bayview – 2700 block of Logan Avenue, Bayview WI

Old World Wisconsin – S103 W37890 Hwy 67, Eagle WI

Pumpkin Picking Time at Basse’s Country Delight Farm Market – S70 W16050 Janesville Road, Muskego WI

Racine’s Factory of Fear* – 615 S. Marquette Street, Racine WI

Richardson’s Adventure Farm – 9407 Richardson Road, Spring Grove IL

Schuett Farms – W299 S6370 Hwy 83, Mukwonago WI

Shades of Autumn Fall Festival at Stades Farm & Market – 370 W. Miller Road, McHenry IL

Swan’s Pumpkin Farm – 5930 Highway H, Franksville WI

The Haunted Parlor* – 4451 67th Street, Kenosha WI

The Rock Sports Complex presents: The Hill Has Eyes*- 7900 W. Crystal Ridge Drive, Franklin WI

Thompson Strawberry Farm – 14000 75th Street, Bristol WI

Walking Ghost Tour of Downtown Racine* – various destinations.

Wisconsin Feargrounds at Waukesha County Expo Center* – 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha WI

Now go.
Boo!
Git outta here!

Have fun!
And don’t forget to let them know that Just Add Kids sent you!

FOR MORE FAMILY FUN IDEAS, HEAD ON OVER TO OUR WEBSITE’S CALENDAR: Just Add Kids…Putting Family Fun @ Your Fingertips!

*attraction probably too scary for the littles. You know, use your best judgment.

 

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White Space

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I love the color white. It is a classic color and goes with anything. I am always drawn towards white when I have the option to pick a color. Although, it is challenging to wear white with 4 little ones.
Another area where I have come to appreciate white is on my calendar. I love to see white space on my calendar. It means I have time to slow down and take a break. As life starts to get busy, I find myself looking for white space.
It is something we need to be intentional about. White space is important for our health. If our schedules are too full, our body starts to go into a stress reaction which triggers a slew of problems. Healing occurs when we slow down and give our body a chance to come out of the “fight or flight” mode and this only happens if we have white space on our calendar.
It is also important to teach our kids to slow down. It can be easy to fill up their schedule with just 2 or 3 extracurricular activities, but we need to ask ourselves “how important is this activity?” and weigh the potential cost of being too busy. Take some time to enjoy white space. I will be.

Sozo Chiropractic Dr DoniBeth headshot
Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Her
office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.   

www.SozoChiropractic.com

 

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This Kid!

Congrats Gavin Schultz, Class of 2016Gavin in graduation gown 2016

Here is a boy that has come so far and will go even farther because his mother, Cindy Schultz, would not let the diagnoses of autism stand in her way to help him succeed in life. Gavin has the same outlook on life. He is positive, inspiring, encouraging others with his words of wisdom. He went to elementary school in Racine. Then Cindy decided to homeschool him for middle school and high school.

Gavin at college 2016She could not be more proud of her son. He is very intelligent. He now attends Wisconsin Independent Learning College in Waukesha two afternoons a week. He along with other students do educational and vocational activities. They are involved in community activities and learn daily living skills.

He has become a public speaker and has spoke at a huge Autism One Conference for 3 years in a row in Chicago Il. He is working on publishing a book of his writings. Nothing will hold this young man back. He has God on his side every step of the way.

Gavin 2 years oldGavin Schultz God has a planFrom a lost little 2 year old boy when the sparkle left
his eyes and he lost his words to a young man that LOVES Jesus and sees all the good around him.

God has a plan for this one and he is living it!

Watch “My Journey with Autism: The Hopeful One”

My Journey with Autism Gavin Schultz May 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYOKEqfbUjc

 

Gavin and his service dog, Rusty

Gavin and his service dog, Rusty

 

Gavin and I at his graduation 2016

Gavin and I at his graduation party July 2016

Gavin. His mom, Cindy. And service dog, Rusty are inspirational in Just Add Kids serving the special needs community and launching JAK – SKE or Just Add Kids – Special Kids Edition which includes a Facebook Group and Calendar of Events that serve those in the special needs community in SE Wisconsin.

I’m so honored and blessed to call them my friends.

Truly,

Paula Herrmann, Founder
Just Add Kids

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