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Discussion of racial inequality Wednesday

JANESVILLE-The Democratic Party of Rock County will host a "Courageous Conversations" discussion facilitated by the Diversity Action Team at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Union Labor Temple at 1605 Center Ave.

The purpose of the meeting ...

Police plan safety training for women

JANESVILLE-The Janesville Police Department will conduct free safety training for women from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the Mercy Center at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center, 1000 Mineral Point Ave.

The program is taught by police...

Society sets breast cancer walk Oct. 10

JANESVILLE-The American Cancer Society's Making Strides of Rock County will host a 3- to 5-mile Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Saturday, Oct. 10, at Palmer Park, 2501 Palmer Drive. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a....

Backpack giveaway picnic is Saturday

JANESVILLE-The House of God Church will be giving away 150 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children Saturday, Aug. 29.

The event, called Praise in the Park, will take place starting at noon in Fourth Ward Park, 410 W. Racine...

Beloit Senior Fair seeking vendors

BELOIT-The annual Beloit Senior Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Eclipse Center.

The fair attracts between 600 and 1,000 seniors and offers a variety of information on available services and products....

Aging agency to teach healthy eating

JANESVILLE-The Rock County Council on Aging is offering a six-week education class for older adults.

"Healthy Eating for Successful Living" will give participants the chance to learn how to incorporate healthy changes into their lives. They ...

Church plans Run for Hope on Aug. 29

JANESVILLE-Faith Community Church will host its first Run for Hope from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Palmer Park, 2501 Palmer Drive.

The event will include a 5K walk/run and a 10-mile ride on the Janesville Ice Age Trail....

Rotary Gardens sets fall plant sale

JANESVILLE-Rotary Botanical Gardens will hold a fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13, at the gardens' Horticulture Center, 825 Sharon Road.

The sale will include various perennials for sun or shade,...

Quaker Steak sales aid disability agency

JANESVILLE-When patrons visit Quaker Steak and Lube, 3111 Wellington Court, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, Independent Disability Services will receive 20 percent of the total food bills.

A voucher must be presented when diners place orders for IDS ...

Busing plan set for new school year

JANESVILLE-Van Galder Bus Co. will provide morning pickup and afternoon take-home during the 2015-16 school year for students who qualify for transportation and attend the Janesville School District and Janesville parochial schools....