Quick Kicks: New couple joining 'Bodyworlds' exhibit

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Ann Fiore
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Here is The Gazette's weekly roundup of entertainment news and things to do in the area:


Couple at 'Body Worlds'

A new couple is joining “Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life,” an exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum that teaches about human anatomy and body systems from birth to death.

“The Juxtaposed Couple” features a male and female plastinate and demonstrates the interconnected relationship between the heart and brain. The bodies are preserved through a process called plastination, which replaces the water and fat with plastic.

The traveling exhibit runs through June 15. To learn more, visit mpm.edu/body-worlds.


Play with Friends of Noah

Friends of Noah's annual K-9 Community Carnival will offer games for dogs and kids of all ages from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Thresherman's Park, on Highway 51 between Janesville and Edgerton.

More than 25 animal-related vendors also will attend, offering services and products.

Admission and parking are free.

The carnival will be preceded by the Run to the Rescue run/walk, which offers a 10k or 5k run or 1-mile walk starting at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $30 for adults, $10 for children ages 12 and younger, and free for strollers and dogs. The race is timed, and registrants receive goodie bags and T-shirts.

Proceeds support Friends of Noah, an all-volunteer animal rescue. To register for the race, visit runtotherescuerace.org.

Do Zumba for art

UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium hope the energy of Zumba fans can help raise money to make art programs available to low-income children.

The Arts4All Zumbathon runs from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 10, at the Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main St., Whitewater. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. No experience is necessary, and all ages and abilities are welcome.

Certified instructors Tiffany Frohmader and Wendy Schreiner will lead the event. Participants don't have to exercise for the entire two hours, but those who want to be eligible for prizes should stay for the duration.

In keeping with the theme, “Be a Superhero 4 the Arts,” attendees are encouraged to dress like superheroes.

Registration at the door is $25 per person. Participants also can register by calling 262-472-1432.


Explore a cemetery

Sherry Thurner will offer “Stories and Stones,” a series of walks and talks in Janesville's Oak Hill Cemetery, from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the cemetery, 1725 N. Washington St.

Other walks are scheduled on these Saturdays: June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9. For more information, call Thurner at 608-756-2651.


Photos are blooming

Janesville's Rotary Botanical Gardens is looking for photos of the gardens for its “Love in Bloom” photography contest.

For $10, participants can enter two photos in the contest (although they may enter as often as they like). All photos must have been taken at the gardens within the last five years. Winning images will be included in promotional materials for Love in Bloom: A Garden Bridal Expo, set for Aug. 17.

The deadline for photos is May 31, and winners will be notified by email June 15. For information and contest guidelines, visit rotarybotanicalgardens.org/events/love-in-bloom-photo-contest or call 608-752-3885, ext. 19.

—Gazette staff

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