UW-M/WC offers Haunted Wisconsin day trip, babysitting, food preservation courses
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — UW-Marshfield/Wood County Continuing Education is hosting a day trip visit to haunted locations in Baraboo and Madison on Oct. 22.
Hear tales of haunted history, local folklore, and reports of recent paranormal activity while visiting historic locations in downtown Madison. Take in an Italian dinner and a presentation at the Ringling Brothers Bed & Breakfast. Learn about equipment used in paranormal investigations and put some to the test while exploring one of the most haunted locations in Baraboo: the historic Ring Barn at Circus World.
The registration deadline is Oct. 11, but late registrations may be considered. The cost is $79 and includes coach bus transportation with bathroom on board, dinner, two tours courtesy of Madison Ghost Walks & Baraboo Tours, and paranormal investigation.
The bus will depart from UW-Marshfield/Wood County at noon and return at approximately 11:30 p.m. This trip is not recommended for children under 11 years of age. To register visit marshifeld.uwc.edu/continuing-ed or call Continuing Education at 715-389-6520.
Youth ages 11 and up interested in babysitting can register for the UW-Marshfield/Wood County’s upcoming Babysitter Training courses Oct. 15 or Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students will acquire American Red Cross certifications and the skills to be confident and capable babysitters.
Taught by an American Red Cross Instructor, the course will cover the basics of babysitting, including feeding, diapering, discipline issues, identifying safety hazards, and caring for common injuries and emergencies such as choking, cuts, burns, bee stings, etc. Students will also learn how to find and interview for babysitting jobs.
The course is $99 and includes a babysitter training handbook, emergency reference guide, and training CD-ROM. Preregistration is required, and early registration is recommended to ensure adequate supplies. Register online at marshifeld.uwc.edu/continuing-ed or by calling the Continuing Education office at 715-389-6520.
Preserving the Harvest
Learn how to properly preserve a fall harvest from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 18 with UW-Marshfield/Wood County Continuing Education’s class Preserving the Harvest.
The two-hour class will cover safe methods of canning, freezing, and dehydrating produce and will be led by UW-Extension educators Jeremy Erickson and Sarah Siegel.
The course fee is $19 and includes samples and a small amount of produce to take home. Preregistration is required. Early registration is recommended to ensure adequate supplies. Register online at marshifeld.uwc.edu/continuing-ed or by calling the Continuing Education office at 715-389-6520.