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Chiropractic! Nature’s Answer to Amoxicillin

Sponsored by Sozo Chiropractic
Written by Jessica Nye, Practice Representative 

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I recently observed a mother and her 3-year-old son wait for 2 and half hours at a local walk-in clinic.  The little boy was very rambunctious and was understandably having a difficult time waiting his turn to be seen by the doctors.  The mother was very patient with her son but you could tell she was stressed out.  I overheard her tell another patient that they were there because her son had an ear infection.  I felt so sorry for this poor mom and boy because I know there is a better way.  A better way to treat an ear infection.  A better way to care for a little one’s health.  That better way is chiropractic care.


NYE family for blog Sozo.jpgI am a mother myself.  I have three children ages four, three, and one.  We are expecting our fourth child in August.  I have walked a few miles in this young mom’s shoes.  I used to call our pediatrician’s office so often that they knew me by first name and would ask which of my children I was calling about.   I spent hours at the doctor’s office.  I spent hours fretting about and fighting for my children’s health.

This all changed two years ago when my children began receiving chiropractic care regularly.  My middle child was born with torticollis (a movement disorder involving the neck muscles), struggled with constipation, and was a poor sleeper.  We heard that chiropractic care might help.  We took him to see Dr. Davis at Sozo Chiropractic.   With the help of chiropractic care, he regained full range of motion in his arm, was a more regular pooper, and slept much more soundly.  I used to laugh when he would promptly poop and then nap after his chiropractic adjustment.   Chiropractic care improved his health and wellbeing.


Seeing the great results that my son had, we put all of our children under chiropractic care, and it has been a game-changer for our family. A year and a half later, after beginning chiropractic care, I have yet to take any of our children to the pediatrician for a sick visit.   When one of our children starts to come down with a stomach bug or a respiratory virus, we take them to see Dr. Davis.  Typically, within 24 to 48 hours they are symptom-free.


I now work for Sozo Chiropractic, where Dr. Davis and Dr. Punita help patients improve their patients’ quality of life every day through chiropractic care.  I hear testimonies of patients avoiding herniated disk surgery, children not needing to have tubes placed in their ears, patients overcoming allergies, asthma, and many other conditions through chiropractic care.  How is this possible?


Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to find and correct minor misalignments in your spine.  These misalignments can be caused by major or minor traumas (car accidents, falls), emotional stress, repetitive motion, or even toxins in the environment.  We all have them.   Left untreated they can cause pain and chronic conditions.


Misaligned vertebrae pinch the nerves around them and cause a kink in the nervousSozo pediatric adjustment pic system.  The nervous system controls and regulates every cell, tissue, and organ in your body.  When you get a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor removes the kink and enables your body to heal itself.  It enables your nervous system to function properly, which means everything else in your body will function properly too.  Regular chiropractic adjustments actually enable your body to prevent future injuries and illnesses.  It is a great immunity booster!


With all of this in mind, I couldn’t help but approach the young mom I saw at the walk-in.  I learned that her son had already had tubes put in and continued to suffer from regular ear infections.  Exasperated, she said that she was ready to try anything.   I shared with her my own testimony and encouraged her to try chiropractic care.  I don’t know if she will or not, but at least she now knows (and you now know!) that there is a better way.  A better way to treat an ear infection.  A better way to care for your little one’s health.  And that better way is chiropractic care.

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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.   



Dr. Punita Kukreja graduated from Dr Punita and familyPalmer College of Chiropractic in 2007.  She enjoys working
with all types of patients and strives to make treatment fun.  Her focus is on restoring the body’s natural mobility and balance.  Her previous work experience has allowed her to work with workers’ injury as well as personal injury patients.  The treatment protocol focuses immensely on home care such as exercises and stretches as well as regular chiropractic adjustments.  She is fluent in three languages-Hindi, Punjabi, and English.  She was raised in St. John’s, NFLD and loves spending time with her family and friends.




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Egg-citing Times Ahead!

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Just Add Kids
Our Easter basket overfloweth!

If you are looking for The Bunny, look no further. You’ve come to the right place.

We hare you to find a more complete, interactive directory of places to go/things to do when it comes to celebrating the holiday with the Easter Bunny. And hey, not everybody is into the furry fella, so we’ve included some additional kid-oriented, family-friendly seasonal events, as well.

Fun hop-portunities for you and your family are right here at your fingertips. Let’s go! Come back often as we will add events here and on our website’s calendar, JAK Happenings, as we learn about them.

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

Finding Easter Bunny! 2017 Directory (updated 4.7)
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Easter Bunny Photos
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Friday, March 17  through Saturday, April 15 (times vary daily)
Hop on over and visit the Easter Bunny in his over-sized Veggie Patch in Center Court!  The Bunny will be at the mall daily through Easter for photos and visits. A variety of photo packages, frames and accessories are available.  Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny and take home a treasured snapshot of the fun occasion. Visits with the Easter Bunny are complimentary; professional photo packages are available for purchase. For a list of hours, visit the website via link above or for more info, call (414)421-5600.

Easter Bunny at 2017 South Milwaukee Spring Market
South Milwaukee High School: 801 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee
Sunday, March 19: 9am – 2pm (Event times, Easter Bunny appearance may vary)
HOP on over for lunch, shopping and music. Bring your own camera for a selfie with the Easter Bunny. Student music groups will perform in the middle school section. Music will also be provided by South Milwaukee’s own MidKoast Entertainment. Free admission – plenty of parking in the east fieldhouse lot – East of the School.

Visits with the Easter Bunny
Mayfair Mall, Lower Level Center Court: 2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Friday, March 24 through Saturday, April 15
Hop by and visit the Mayfair Easter Bunny for your perfect holiday photos! He’s ready for your hugs and smiles in Center Court. For more info, call (414)771-1300.

**A Very Special Easter Event**
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church: 5927 37th Avenue, Kenosha
Saturday, April 1, 9am – noon

A FREE Easter event for children and adults (Ages 5 and up) with special needs. Enjoy crafts, Easter egg hunt, puppet show, cookie decorating, and games. A special service and lunch is also provided where families are invited too! Register by March 25th.  Space is limited! For more info, call (262)652-3054.

Photos with the Easter Bunny
Regency Mall, Near Boston Store: 5538 Durand Avenue, Racine
Saturday April 1 through Saturday, April 15
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm; Sunday 11am – 6pm
For more info, call (262)554-7903.

Big Bunny Celebration & Easter Egg Hunt
Apple Holler: 5006 South Sylvania Avenue, Sturtevant
Saturday, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 14 & 15, 10am & 11:15am
Come on out and join our Easter Celebration with Easter Egg Hunt and More. Guests will begin their outing with The Country Bunny’s Easter Wish Puppet Show.  This interactive puppet show teaches the value in believing in yourself and the importance of following your dreams. After the puppet show, get ready to experience an activity-packed adventure which includes: hopping through the Big Bunny tunnel to an orchard tour on the Big Bunny Express kid’s train into the Enchanted Forest for an Easter Egg Hunt, a hand-led pony ride, a special Easter surprise for each child, homemade cookie, apple cider, a marshmallow roast around a cozy campfire, children’s games where every child wins and photo opportunities with the Big Bunny himself, so be sure to bring your camera! $10.00 per person (children & adults) Reservations required. For more info, call (262)884-7100.

4th Annual Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt: Passport to the Bunny Trail
Christ Church: 5109 Washington Avenue, Racine 
Saturday, April 1, 2 – 4pm
Children 10 and younger will make 10 stops along the Bunny Trail. They will play a game or perform a task and then have their passport stamped. At the end of the trail they will meet with the Easter Bunny and receive a goodie bag. Stop along the trail at the Oasis for a hot dog plate for $1.50 if you wish. This event is open to the community and will held indoors. Other than the optional meal, this is a free event. For more info, call (262)632-1607.

Annual Egg Stravaganza
Saturday, April 1, 1pm (Raindate: Sunday, April 2, 1pm)
Palazzo del Maré at St. Catherine Commons, 3524 7th Avenue, Kenosha 
Easter Egg Hunt for kids 8 & under features special prizes, hot cocoa & coffee bar, and pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your camera). For more info, please call (262)653-1234.

3rd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
The Academy of Performing Arts: 9160 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Oak Creek
Sunday, April 2, 9 – 11am
9AM – Walking to Age 4,  9:30 AM – Ages 5-8, 10AM – Walking to Age 4, 10:30AM – Ages 5-8
The Academy of Performing Arts: 10001 West St. Martins Road, Franklin
Sunday, April 2, 1 – 3pm
1PM – Walking to Age 4, 1:30PM – Ages 5-8 FULL, 2PM – Walking to Age 4, 2:30PM – Ages 5-8
This event is FREE and open to the community! Plus, it’s held 100% indoors, so weather is not an issue! The Easter Bunny will be there for visits and pictures and the egg hunt is open to children walking to age 8. There will be hundreds of candy-filled eggs for the kids to find. The Easter Bunny will also be there to take pictures with the kids! Don’t forget to bring a basket and your camera! Please be prompt. Egg Hunt will start at exact times.  For more info and to reserve your spot, call (414)768-0101.

**An Extra Special Bunny at Southridge Mall**
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, April 2, 9 – 10:30am
Southridge Mall will once again host the FREE Caring Bunny™ event, which offers families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience.  For more info, call (414) 421-5600.  Reserve your spot at

2nd Annual Bowling with the Bunny 
Root River Center- Bowling Alley: 7220 W. Rawson Avenue, Franklin
Sunday, April 2, 1 – 5pm
Tickets include two rounds of bowling, shoe rental, face painting, professional family photo with the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunt and admission to the vendor fair. Participating bowler $15+.  Hosted by Life’s a Party – Face Painting.

Pancake Breakfast with Egg Hunt
Brookwood Middle School: 1020 Hunters Ridge Drive, Genoa City
Saturday, April 8, 7am – 11pm
All you can eat pancakes served with sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Hosted by, Genoa City Lions Club. Adults $6, Children $4.  10am registration for the FREE Easter Egg Hunt. For more info, call (262)279-2016 or (262)295-8189.

Easter Bunny Breakfast
Sealed Air YMCA: 8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant 
Saturday, April 8, 8 – 10am
Fun activities will include: Easter egg dying station, Easter themed activities and an opportunity for you to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. We will be doing the bunny hop into the gym where children will go on an Easter egg hunt! Families – $5 per family (up to 4 people -member)$8 per family (up to 4 people – non-member); Individual – $1/per person; Children 2 and under are free! Register by April 6th. For more information, or to register, call (262)634-1994.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Kenosha Masonic Center: 115-56th Street, Suite 101, Kenosha
Saturday, April 8, 8am – 12noon
All You Can Eat Pancakes – featuring our famous cinnamon roll pancakes with cream cheese frosting. Plain and other flavors available too. Reservations NOT required. Bring your camera and take your own photos with the Easter Bunny! $9 – Adults & Children over 10 / $5 – Children (3 to 10 yrs) / Children under 3 free. For more info, email

5th Annual South Milwaukee Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt
Grobschmidt Senior Center: 2424 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee
Saturday, April 8, 8:30 – 11am
Come see the Easter Bunny, raffles, loads of activities, good food and fun.  The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:30am and bags to collect eggs will be provided to all the kids. $6.00 per person, Children 5 – 11 $4.00, Children 4 and under – Free. Bring your own cameras for a picture with the Easter Bunny. This event is sponsored by The Friends of the Mill Pond and the Lions Club.

Community Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Bunny
New Berlin Community Center: 14750 West Cleveland Avenue, New Berlin
Saturday, April 8, 1st Seating: 8:30-9:30am (doors open at 8:15am)
2nd Seating: 10 – 11am (doors open at 9:45am)
New Berlin Junior Woman’s Club is hosting this special event including a bake sale, face painting, live bunnies and chicks in the Community Room. Bring your camera for a photo with the bunny.  An egg hunt starts at 9:30, rain, (snow!), or shine. Tickets are not needed for the Egg Hunt.  Admission for the hunt is 1 non-perishable food donation per child. Please bring a basket for gathering the eggs! The hunt is for ages 3rd grade and younger. For Breakfast with the Bunny, advance tickets recommended (seating is limited).  Adults $7.00, children (under 12) $5.00, under 2 is free.  Online registration HERE. -or- Mail a check to: New Berlin Junior Woman’s Club, PO Box 510094, New Berlin, WI 53151. Please include which seating time and your email address for registration confirmation. For more info email,

Sixth Annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza
Malicki’s Piggly Wiggly, 5201 Washington Avenue, Racine
Saturday, April 8, 9am sharp!
All children, 9 years of age or younger, are welcome to participate in the egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures near the floral section. Pictures can be professionally taken for a donation of $5 with all proceeds going to Racine Relay for Life. For more info, call (262)619-3230.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 
Borzynski’s Farm & Floral Market: 11600 Washington Avenue (Highway 20), Sturtevant
Saturday, April 8, seatings at 9am, 10:30 am and 12noon
Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, french toast sticks, fresh fruit, pastries and choices of beverage. An Easter story will be read, and children are invited to participate in an indoor Easter egg hunt after their breakfast. Tickets are $8.95 per person ages 2 and up. You may purchase tickets at the store or by calling us at (262)886-2235.

Springtime Fun!
Godsell Farm: S105W15585 Loomis Drive, Muskego
Saturday, April 8, 9am – 4pm (By Appointment Only)
Join us for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Then hunt for eggs and visit with the animals! You will have a private visit with the Easter Bunny while our photographer captures the experience! All photos taken will be uploaded to a private online gallery where you be able to download the images and even order prints! $25 per family. Email to reserve your spot.

Bunny Train
East Troy Railroad Museum: 2002 Church Street, East Troy
Saturday, April 8, Sunday, April 9, and Saturday, April 15
Departures at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm
Join the East Troy Railroad’s Bunny Train for some family fun! Enjoy face painting (8am – 2pm) and coloring activities at the East Troy depot before departure. Then enjoy a scavenger hunt as you look for many things out the train window as you travel aboard a ten-mile round trip to the Elegant Farmer. Upon arrival, kids will see live bunnies and chicks on display by local 4-H students. Visit with the Easter Bunny for photos. All child ticket holders will receive a stuffed bunny on the return trip and jelly beans for all!  Advance reservations are recommended. Toddlers (ages 0-2, on adult’s lap) $6, Children (ages 3-14) $12.50, Adults (ages 15 and up), Members $10. For more info, email, or call (262)642-3263.

First Annual Easter Egg Hunt
YIM South Shore: 3244 E. College Avenue, Cudahy
Saturday, April 8, 11am – 2pm
A fun-filled afternoon of Easter crafts, games, activities, an Easter Egg Hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny! 11:00-1:00- Games, photobooth, activities, snacks, bingo, and Pictures with the Easter Bunny. 1:00-2:00- Egg Hunt! Bring your own Easter basket for the Egg Hunt and a camera for pictures! FREE! For more information, call (414)574-5111.

Easter Bunny Hop & Easter Egg Hunt
Downtown Kenosha: starts at 4900 block of 7th Avenue to Library Park
Saturday, April 8, 10 – 11:30am
Paraders will gather at 10am with LIVE music and fun. Parade will kick-off at 10:30am and be led by the Easter Bunny and head down the sidewalk parade route downtown, singing and dancing along the way to Library Park. Participants are encouraged to wear fun, Easter Bunny or Spring-themed attire/costumes. The Egg Hunt will begin at 11:15am and hunters need not participate in the parade (although they are encouraged). Hunters will be divided into 3 groups: 2 years old and under (assisted by adult), 3 – 4 years old, 5 – 10 years old. FREE.

**Bunny Hop! at Festival Foods**
Kenosha Location: 3207 80th Street
Mt. Pleasant Location: 5740 Washington Avenue
Somers: 6000 31st Street
Saturday, April 8, 10am – 1pm
For kids 8 and under, the Bunny Hop has a ton of fun activities and treats for kids as well as a chance to meet the Easter Bunny.  Festival Foods will be offering an allergen-free option to the Bunny Hop. That means plenty of non-food treats and activities for those kiddos with food allergies — just look for those teal bunnies! For more info, call (262)694-7200 (Kenosha), (884)878-6949 (Mt. Pleasant), or (884)358-1453

Callen’s Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt Event
Callen Construction Muskego Showroom: S63 W13131 Janesville Road, Muskego
Saturday, April 8, 11am – 1pm
The event will feature plenty of photo opportunities and fun family events, including meeting the Easter Bunny, an Easter coloring contest for a Toys R’ Us gift card, an Easter egg hunt for children 10 and under at noon, and complimentary refreshments. For more info, call (414)529-5509.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Saint Florian Parish: 1210 South 45th Street, West Milwaukee
Sunday, April 9, 8:30am – 12:30pm
A delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, cheese omelets, doughnuts, french-toast sticks, ham, bacon, sausage links, potatoes, muffins, bagels, fruit, coffee, milk and fruit juices. Along with this delicious breakfast, there will be a wonderful bake sale, raffles and fun kid games! The cost is $9 for Adults and Children ages 3-10 is $4.50.  Each family will receive one FREE picture with the Easter Bunny thanks to a generous donation from the parishioners of St. Florian Church! Pictures will be from 9am to noon. For more info, call (414)383-3565. Handicap Accessible – Elevator Available.

Easter Bunny at Great Lakes Farmers Market
Milaeger’s: 4838 Douglas Avenue, Racine
Sunday, April 9, 10am – 2pm
The Easter Bunny will be at the market for an Easter egg hunt! Fun kids activities and games while you shop the market! For more info, call (262)639-2040.

Spring Fling benefiting Woofgang Rescue
Roundabout Bar & Grill: 5844 Douglas Avenue, Racine
Sunday, April 9, 10am – 3pm
Craft and vendor fair, basket raffle, bake sale, sand adoption event. Come meet with some of the dogs currently available for adoption. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Easter egg hunt kicks off at noon. $2 per participating child.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny
Oak Creek Community Center: 8580 S Howell Ave, Oak Creek
Sunday, April 9, 11am – 1pm
Easter Egg Hunt, egg coloring for kids, musical entertainment, craft projects, visit with the Easter Bunny, cookie decorating, and an Easter surprise for all children! Menu: hot dogs, chicken tenders, tator tots, salad, apple sauce, and veggies. Cost: $5 for ages 2 and under. $10 for all other ages. Visit the Oak Creek Community Center or call (414)768-5840 to purchase tickets.

Pet Photo Night
Southridge Mall, Center Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Sunday, April 9, 6 – 8pm
Pet lovers are invited to bring their furry family member to the mall to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Pets must remain on their leash while on the property. Visits with the Bunny are complimentary; professional photo packages are available for purchase. For more info, call (414)421-5600.

Sturtevant’s Annual Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
South Shore Fire Department Station #9: 2801 89th Street, Sturtevant
Saturday, April 15, 8 – 11:30am 

Egg Hunts begins at 10am, rain or shine. Proceeds will support under-budgeted activities and events in the Village. $7 adults/$5 children/2yrs and under free.

3rd Annual Easter Buffet and Easter Egg Hunt
Roma Lodge: 7130 Spring Street, Racine

Saturday, April 15, 8:30 – 10:30am (buffet served), 10:45 am (Easter egg hunt starts)
Buffet will feature: chef carved ham, scrambled eggs, sausage/bacon, hashbrowns, pancakes, assorted juices. Easter Bunny in attendance. Adults $9.95, 12 & under $5.95 , 4 & under FREE. Please call for reservations (262)886-3610.

Midwest Twisters Easter Egg Hunt
Midwest Twisters Gymnastics: 600 East Rawson Avenue, Oak Creek
Saturday, April 15
9am for those walking through 3 years old; 10am for 4 and 5 year olds; and 11am for those 6 to 9 years old
Midwest Twisters has hidden filled eggs in their gym. The bonus is that it’s indoors, so it’s warm and dry. Admission is $2 per child. Pictures with Easter Bunny are FREE after entry. No registration required. For more info, call (414) 764-6540.

HOP to the Movies! 
Marcus Renaissance Cinema; 10411 Washington Avenue, Sturtevant, (262) 884-9253.
Marcus Ridge Cinema: 5200 South Moorland Road, New Berlin, (262) 797-9021
Saturday, April 15, 9am – 12noon
Activities will include: Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Coloring & Craft Stations, Easter Egg Hunt – Begins 9:30am, “Hop” movie showing  begins 10am. Tickets are just $8!
Purchase your tickets now, before they sell out! Come on out for a wonderful spring event!

Racine Zoo: 2131 North Main Street, Racine
Saturday, April 15, 9am – 4:30pm
Gather the little ones and come enjoy: Hunt for the six cluck-cluck doors throughout the Zoo to collect eggs, play specialty-themed games, make fun crafts & yummy snacktivities, take advantage of great food specials at Max & Jenny’s Jungle Grill, Have your photo taken with our extra special guest…the Easter Bunny!  Event is included with regular Zoo admission.  Members and children 2 and under are free, adults $4, seniors $3.50, kids ages 3 to 15 $3. Photo with the Easter Bunny is extra (a digital photo with commemorative border will be emailed to you).  For more info, call (262)636-9189.

Brunch with the Easter Bunny
Maggiano’s: 2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa
Saturday, April 15, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Start the morning with and Easter egg hunt, then move from station to station making Easter treats, dye Easter eggs, an Easter craft, pictures with the Easter Bunny,  before sitting down to a fantastic Easter Brunch! $25/person. For more info, call (414)978-1000.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Village Park: 13600 Juneau Boulevard, Elm Grove
Saturday, April 15, promptly at 10am
Hip Hop Hooray the Bunny is on his way!  Elm Grove’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place rain or shine. Funded and organized by the Elm Grove Junior Guild, the event is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to arrive early for a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy free coffee and hot chocolate. Bring your Easter basket and head over to the large gazebo, just south of the playground for some hunting fun. For more info, email

**A Special Needs – Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch**
Redeemer Church: 7735 W. Howard Avenue, Milwaukee
Saturday, April 15, 10am – 12noon
Redeemer Church has a special place in its heart for special needs children and their families and we wanted to do something extra nice during the most important holiday of the Christian faith–Easter. Hosted by Breathe, we are planning an Easter Egg Hunt for both your kids and for you! The eggs will have a variety of prizes, candy (GF/CF for those who you on the diet), and even some encouragement from our church family to your family. The egg hunt will begin at 10:00 AM, baskets will be provided. Families will stay together with their children. We will also have some special things for any typical siblings during the egg hunt. Then, at 11:00 AM we would love to treat you and your family to a brunch (again GF/CF)! The egg hunt will be held outdoors, with a plan B should we experience inclement weather. If you are a family with a special needs child, 18 years old or younger, we would be honored to have you as our guest! And if you know someone else who may enjoy this event, please feel free to pass along the invitation! So that we can plan well, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 11th, to Gwen Brown in the church office via email at or phone (414)541-5580.

Kid’s Easter Bunny & Planting
Milaeger’s Racine Location: 4838 Douglas Avenue
Saturday, April 15, 10:30am – 12pm
Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! There will be a variety of activities for your kids including games and dancing. Bring an old tennis shoe and plant a pansy inside to take home! Cost is only $5 plus tax to plant a pansy. Visit the Easter Bunny who will be handing out filled Easter eggs! So bring your camera and meet the Easter Bunny! Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Cost is $5 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online. For more info, call (262)639-2040.

Pierce Woods Park: 3600 Pierce Boulevard, Racine
Saturday, April 15, 12noon – 4pm
Games, prizes, and huge egg hunt. Bring your kids whatever the age, and have some fun with the Dad’s Club.

Easter Happenings at Jelly Belly
10100 Jelly Belly Lane, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, April 15, 1 – 3:30pm
Visit and have your picture taken with Easter Bunny. Pictures 4×6 for $15 by Sharrett Studio Photography. Join us for Face Painting, Balloon Art, Raffles, and Prizes. Belly Flops Deal! For more info, call (800) 522-3267.

Easter Eggstavaganza
The Way Church: 5201 South 76th Street, Greendale
(meets inside of Martin Luther High School)
Sunday, April 16, 10:15am – 12noon
FREE egg hunt with over 10,000 Easter Eggs. The first 50 kids to arrive will receive a cool FREE cinch sack, perfect for collecting all those Easter Eggs after the worship experience. You and your children must be present during the worship experience in order to participate in the FREE egg hunt. During the worship experience, your child will receive a wristband which will allow them to participate in the FREE egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there too for you to take FREE pictures with. REGISTRATION is free but required due to limited seating. Register today and join us at The Way Church for an unforgettable Easter Experience! Register today! For more info, call (262)649-3120.

Easter Sunday
StoneFire Pizza Company: 5320 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin
Sunday, April 16, 11am – 8pm
An all-day Easter egg hunt (while supplies last), Easter themed craft, pictures with Easter Bunny, and tons of fun out on the game floor. Purchase a $20 game card and receive the ALL You Can Eat Buffet for just a quarter .25! Buffet closes at 7pm. For more info, call (262)970-8800.


EGG-xtra EVENTS 2017:

Easter 4 Kids (& Families Too!)
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church: 5927 37th Avenue, Kenosha
Saturday, April 8, 9 – 11:30am
Children along with families are invited to this FREE Easter Experience! Take a journey through the first Easter with Jesus! Meet a Roman Soldier! All or part of the family (children 2  & under MUST be accompanied by an adult). Fun! Games! Snacks! Call to register, (262)652-3054.

Spring Fling Egg Hunt
Discovery World: 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Saturday, April 8, 9 – 10am (members only early access) 10am – 5pm (members & general public)
Bring the whole family to hunt for eggs throughout the museum! Find 7 eggs (one of each color), show them to the Ticket Counter, and be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Family Membership! PLUS, if you find a GOLD bonus egg with a gold coin inside, bring it to the special Egg Hunt station on the promenade and redeem for a special prize*! To make sure we have enough for everybody, please limit your eggs to one of each color per child. The Egg Hunt will continue all day or until egg supplies are exhausted. *Limit of 5 prizes for the day. FREE with general admission. For more info, call (414)765-8620.

Simon Kidgits Club’s Hop into Spring Celebration
Southridge Mall, Macy’s Court: 5300 South 76th Street, Greendale
Saturday, April 8, 1 – 3pm
Families are invited to hop down to the Simon Kidgits Club’s Easter Eggstravaganza in front of Macy’s.  Kids are sure to have an ‘egg’cellent time celebrating the arrival of spring with seasonal crafts, games, giveaways and more as part of the free event. For more info, call (414)421-5600.

Spring Family Funfest “The Great Surprise: Jesus is Alive”
Christ Church: 5109 Washington Avenue, Racine 
Saturday, April 8, 1 – 3pm
Families with children in preschool – 5th grade are encouraged to attend! Kids and their families will move from station to station, learning, trying and creating surprising new things. It will be a presentation of the Easter story in a new, amazing way!  Snacks will be provided and each child will leave with a surprising sack of goodies to help remind them of the new things they have learned. Families that preregister will be entered into a raffle to win a surprising prize at the end of the event. For more information , please contact the church office at (262)632-1607 or VBS Director Marci Laehr Tenuta at (262)945-8385.

Easter Egg Hunt
The Salvation Army of Kenosha: 3116 75th Street, Kenosha
Sunday, April 9, 10 – 11am 
Bring Your Own Basket! Ages 1-10 years welcome! 10am for 1-4 year olds and 10:15am for 5-10 year olds. Come for the fun stay for church service at 11am. For more information, e-mail or call Jenny at or (242)564-0286

Easter with Geoffrey!
Toys R Us: 2433 South Green Bay Road, Racine
Sunday, April 9, 1 – 3pm
Color your own Easter bag, take part in an awesome Egg Hunt, win prizes & of course, meet Geoffrey! Events are at all Toys R Us locations. All giveaways and event materials while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Be sure to reserve your spot! Visit http://www.Toysrus.come/ToyEvents for more. For more information, call (262)637-8697.

Egg Hunt 2017 hosted by City of Light Church
Kids In Motion, 14135 West Greenfield Avenue, New Berlin
Saturday, April 15, 9 – 11am
Join City of Light for a FREE brunch, children’s crafts, face painting, games, family prizes and an Eggciting Egg Hunt. Ages for the hunt range from 2-8 year olds. Activities available for pre-teens as well. This is a free event to kick off City of Light’s Easter weekend happening Sunday @ AMC Theaters in Mayfair Mall 10:30 am.

Egg Day 
Milwaukee County Zoo: 10001 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee
Saturday, April 15, 9am – 4:30pm
Activities included in zoo admission. Highlights include: “Bubble Wonders” Show, Easter Egg search with sweet treat redemption, Easter Parade featuring Easter Bunny, bunny nose and whiskers face painting, bunny ear designing, I Spy…Easter Eggs spotting aboard the famous Safari Train, and animal enrichment activities. Zoo admission is $14.25 for adults, $11.25 for children (3 to 12 years), free for children 2 and under, and $13.25 for senior citizens (60 and older).  Milwaukee County residents with I.D. receive $1.75 off regular Zoo admission.  Parking is $12.  Zoological Society membership is valid for Egg Day. For more information, please contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Division at (414)265-5466.

Easter Egg Hunt
Twin Lakes Country Club: 1230 Legion Drive, Twin Lakes
Saturday, April 15, 11am sharp!
Free and open to the public. For more info, call (262) 877-2500.

Easter at OakVue Farm
OakVue Farm: 14700 104th Street (Highway Q), Bristol
Sunday, April 16, 8:30am
Celebration Service and Brunch, plus Egg Hunt for Kids. Please come and enjoy Easter on the Farm with your family. For more information call (262)960-9145.

Easter Egg Hunt
Racine Assembly of God Church: 1325 Airline Road, Racine
Sunday, April 16, 11:30am – 12noon

Everyone should bring their baskets! Free. For more info, call (262)886-5644.

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt at Tilt Studio
Tilt Studio at Rink Side Sports in Gurnee Mills,  6152 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee IL
Sunday, April 16, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Children ages 2 to 6 will get to pick an egg from our dazzling array of glow-in-the-dark eggs in our Black Light Mini Golf Course at 12:30 pm sharp. Children ages 7 to 11 will get their chance to pick an egg that is up for grabs in our Black Light Laser Tag Arena at 1:00 pm. Easter candy or coupons for FREE. $10 or $25 Game Cards will be inside EVERY egg! One egg per child, please! Tilt Studio in the Gurnee Mills Mall will be open Easter Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, so hop on in and have a BLAST! For more information call (847) 856-1064.


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

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If you’ve had a busy day or overdid it exercising then you’ll certainly understand being weary or tired. Sometimes too much caffeine in the morning and a heavy lunch can cause an afternoon slump, as most can attest. These are all pretty common as we experience different levels of drowsiness, but fatigue is a completely different matter.

Defining Fatigue

The typical description of fatigue would be a lack of energy or motivation; this can be either physical or mental or both. Different from drowsiness, which typically means a need to sleep, fatigue is often described using words like lethargic or exhausted.

Fatigue is generally considered an unrelenting exhaustion that lasts longer and is more profound than just being sleepy. Additionally, it is typically unable to be relieved by rest. It is considered a nearly constant state of weariness that may develop over time and reduce energy, motivation, and concentration. A serious level of fatigue will impact emotional and psychological well-being.FATIGUE.jpg

Many times fatigue can be traced to one or more habits or routines but is also commonly related to depression. According to the third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, “Fatigue has three main clusters of symptoms: becoming easily tired and reduced ability to maintain performance; generalized weakness; and mental fatigue, including decreased ability to concentrate and memory loss.”

Common Causes of Fatigue

Generally speaking, fatigue is typically a symptom and not a disease in and of itself. It is a very common complaint with a gradual onset. Nearly everyone at one point or another is overworked or overtired and such instances of temporary fatigue will usually have a cause that can be identified and remedied.

Some common causes of fatigue are from lifestyle factors such as the use of alcohol or drugs, an excess or lack of physical activity, jet lag, a lack of good sleep, medications such as antihistamines or cold/cough medicines, and unhealthy eating habits.

Afternoon Fatigue

Beyond just being sleepy after eating a big meal, many times afternoon fatigue will feel like a battle to even stay awake, much less think or actually accomplish anything. An afternoon slump is pretty common but afternoon fatigue can be difficult to overcome.

The body can burn two types of fuel, carbohydrates or fat. Our ancestors used fat as a primary fuel source but today’s Western diet leans more heavily on carbohydrates (sugar).

Because of this fact, afternoon fatigue may be related to post-lunch hypoglycemia.

The obvious “cure” for afternoon fatigue is to train the body to burn fat instead of sugar, which should eliminate such drops in energy level. The easiest way to accomplish this is to stop taking in carbohydrates with lunch. Make sure every lunch is rich in proteins and vegetables.

The body can burn two types of fuel, carbohydrates or fat. Our ancestors used fat as a primary fuel source but today’s Western diet leans more heavily on carbohydrates (sugar).

Because of this fact, afternoon fatigue may be related to post-lunch hypoglycemia.

Beyond just avoiding afternoon fatigue, the benefits to such a dietary choice include but are not limited to:

  • Having accessible energy on hand, as the body effectively burns stored fat for energy
  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Burning dietary fat for energy effectively leading to less fat being stored
  • Being able to readily depend upon fat for energy during exertion

Thyroid-Related Fatigue

Clearly there are many causes of fatigue so it’s important to try to recognize the cause before making assumptions. Thyroid-related fatigue begins to appear when a certain energy level can’t be maintained, especially when comparing it to past levels of fitness or ability. If thyroid foundation is weak, sustaining energy output is difficult. Some of the key symptoms of thyroid fatigue will include not having the energy to exercise, falling asleep as soon as sitting down when there is nothing else to be done, or a heavy or tired head, especially in the afternoon (the head is a very sensitive indicator of thyroid hormone status).

If going to bed and getting a good night’s sleep resolves the fatigue, and there is sufficient energy throughout the day for all of the day’s demands, then thyroid-related fatigue is probably not an issue.

Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are an absolutely vital part of the human body with one of the most important functions: managing stress from every possible source. When the adrenal glands are fatigued (a condition known as adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion), the entire body feels it and suffers from extreme exhaustion as well.

As part of the endocrine system, the adrenal glands produce many hormones (including adrenaline and cortisol) that help to manage stress. In its simplest terms these hormones will be released to help the body prepare for a fight or flight response whether or not being faced with a fight or flight scenario. If facing stress at work, at home or in any other situation, the hormones will be released to prepare the body for a physical response and if a physical response isn’t needed then those hormones will remain in the body unneeded and unused. Ironically, while these glands are there to help the body cope with stress, too much of it is actually what causes their function to break down. When the glands are worn out the resultant adrenal fatigue can cause fatigue.

How to Combat Fatigue

Since the actual cause of fatigue is still being debated, and it tends to be a symptom of another illness rather than its own definable disease, it’s safe to say that fighting fatigue can begin with a visit to your Family Wellness Chiropractor who addresses the role the nervous system plays in how the body functions.

The nervous system controls all of the body’s other systems, this includes the immune system and the endocrine system, two of the bodily systems mentioned. When the central nervous system is functioning properly then the other systems in the body operate at their best as well. This alone may help resolve fatigue. Other solutions would include making some healthy dietary changes. Certain complex carbohydrates will break down as sugar in the digestive system and if fatigue is a result of blood sugar issues or gut flora imbalances, then dietary changes may help. Discuss this further with your Family Wellness Chiropractor.

Finally, consider increased physical activity to increase overall stamina and energy. Should insomnia be a side effect of the fatigue being experienced then some routine and regular physical activity may resolve this as well.

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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.


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Light Those Lights!

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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
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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
 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

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 12/21/16)
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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 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 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
YIM South Shore Center, 3244 E. College Avenue, Cudahy
Saturday, December 17th, 9 – 11am
There will be food, games, and opportunities to get your picture with Santa!
$8 per family. Members and non-members are welcome. For more info, call (414)574-5111.

Cops ‘n  Kids 14th Annual Book Giveaway
Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street, Racine 
Saturday, December 17th, 9 – 11am
Free book giveaway is open to ALL CHILDREN regardless of income. Children can choose their favorite books, gift wrap books and have their picture taken with Santa Claus, courtesy of Walgreens. Special guests include the Racine Police Department, Racine County Sheriff’s Department, many other Law Enforcement Officers from surrounding SE WIS agencies, Racine and South Shore Fire Department, and the FBI to autograph your books if you like. The Holiday Book Giveaway is for children–All adults must be accompanied by a child. No strollers allowed. Bags will be given for books.

Holiday Celebration with Santa
Westosha Senior Community Center, 19200 93rd Street, Bristol
Saturday, December 17th, 11am – 2pm
Stop out to the Westosha Senior Center and get into the holiday spirit!  Taste-test the many entries into this year’s Chili Cook-Off and then cast your vote while the kids and grandkids visit with Santa or let their minds run wild with arts and crafts. It’s a FREE event for the whole family! For more info, call (262)891-3436.
Strolling Santa 
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets, 11211 120th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie
Saturday, December 17, 2 – 4pm
Santa will be strolling around the center to meet with kids and families for pictures and balloon animals. Weather permitting he will be outside various family retailers otherwise you will find him inside The Eatery. Free. For more info, call (312)470-0829.

Pictures with Santa
K-mart, 4100 52nd Street, Kenosha

Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th;  1 – 7pm
A fundraiser sponsored by Kenosha Noon Lions Club. A $5 donation per 4″ x 6″ portrait will help support charitable projects for the Vision and Hearing Impaired within the Kenosha community.

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.

Slice of Ice Holiday Hoopla
Red Arrow Park, 920 North Water Street, Milwaukee
Wednesday, December 21, 4 – 7pm
With ice skating if the weather allows, the event will go on with or without ice.
~Meet our new Penguin Pals….new skating aids sponsored by WaterStone Bank!
~Visit with Santa Claus….free photo opportunity, bring your cameras!
~Live holiday music…by Vern & the Originals.
~Free drink samples….provided by Starbucks and Pepsi Co., while supplies last.
~Free giveaways…to the first 100 visitors. Goodie bags filled with little prizes and park coupons.

Santa at the Rhode
Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street, Kenosha
Wednesday, December 21, 5 – 9pm
Visits with Santa are FREE and personal cameras to capture those magical moments are welcome. Enjoy coloring and fun activities for the kids too! Additional Arts and Crafts Vendors and Holiday Music Open Mic, hosted by Kaptain Kenosha Kai Andersen Sr.

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.

Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Georgie Porgie’s, 9555 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek 
Saturday, December 24th, 7 – 10:30am
Enjoy fluffy pancakes topped with vanilla custard and your favorite sundae toppings. A great holiday tradition! Santa will also be visiting from 8-10 a.m.

Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Georgie Porgie’s, 5502 Washington Avenue, Racine
Saturday, December 24th, 7 – 10:30am
Enjoy fluffy pancakes topped with vanilla custard and your favorite sundae toppings. A great holiday tradition! Santa will also be visiting from 9:30-10:30 a.m.



** **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).

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Heart of Thanksgiving

Sponsored by Sozo ChiropracticSozo Chiropractic logo

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.


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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
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…

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!



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