May 2017  
In This Issue
Growing Together Basic Gardening Class and Planting Classes

With the community gardens opening, we are  offering basic gardening classes. 
Gardeners prepare the Community Garden at Good Shepherd Church in 2016.
These classes are open to community gardeners and Marshfield area community members.
Our basic gardening class and planting demonstration will be taught by UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Join us and learn these valuable skills!


Saturday, May 13, Good Shepherd Church

     12:15pm-1pm (Basic Gardening Class)

     1pm-2pm (Planting Class)

Garden Workday Volunteers Needed

Healthy Lifestyles is asking for your help to prepare our beds for the season! We are seeking volunteers to help with our Garden Workdays on May 6, May 13, and May 16. Tasks include: garden bed tilling, weeding, re-stringing garden beds, and unloading mulch and compost. Times and locations are listed on our Facebook event page, or at the bottom of this bulletin, under "Community Events."
Rules of the Road
A Bike Rodeo participant practices turning.
Last month at the Marshfield Children's Festival, the Physical Activity committee helped to put on our 7th annual Bike Rodeo.

At the Rodeo, kids learn the importance of wearing helmets, basic bike safety and hand signals, and then try their skills on our bike course. Over 100 kids rode through this year!

Josh Miller guides a Bike Rodeo participant through a figure 8 drill.
If you need a refresher on the rules of the road, we have the information you need: You can find PDFs of selected biking guides on the
Janice Devine-Ruggles shows proper helmet fitting.
Wisconsin Bike Fed website. We also have physical copies of these guides in the Healthy Lifestyles office, email us if you would like some for yourself or to share with others.

And don't forget your helmet!  

Bicycle Discount Program Coming Soon

The Bicycle Discount Program, beginning June 1, rewards you for being active and highlights local businesses that support an active community. Read the  upcoming June Healthy Lifestyles Bulletin for more details or for regular updates and information about group rides, join the Bicycle Discount Program Facebook group .

Community Events

Spring Garden Workdays: Saturday, May 6 and 13; and Tuesday, May 16; times and location vary. Join the Healthy Lifestyles-Marshfield Area Coalition in preparing the community gardens for planting. Community members are needed to help weed, mulch, and compost. For more information or to sign up, call 715-221-8400 or visit our Facebook event page

Basic Gardening and Planting Class: Saturday, May 13, 12:15 - 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church. Join community gardeners and UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteers in learning valuable skills! Call 715-221-8400 for more information.

Walk MS Marshfield : May 6, Check-in: 9 AM, Walk begins: 10 AM, University of Wisconsin-Marshfield / Wood County. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.

Paws For Brittany : May 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm ( Registration: 8:00 A.M. Start time: 9:00 A.M) ; Fun Run/Dog Walk 2017. This family-friendly event for all ages takes walkers around the upper pond, past buffalo, elk, wolves and other wildlife. Pets and strollers are welcome. (Feel free to come and walk even if you don't have a dog!) Registration Fee: $25.00, ages 13 and above. No fee required for children 12 and under with paid registration.
  Mother and Son Red Carpet Event   : May 13, Hotel Marshfield, 5:00-9:00 PM. The event will be an elegant night where Mother's Day Eve can be celebrated in style with food, drinks and socializing.  Dress code is cocktail or formal attire; boys must be 8 years and older to attend. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through Hasenbank at 715-305-1669, or at the Century 21 Office in Marshfield.
Marshfield Art Fair 2017 : May 14, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park, 513 E 17th St. Join New Visions Gallery for a Marshfield tradition with family and friends at this community celebration of the arts, held each year on Mother's Day. Marshfield Art Fair offers a wide variety of fine arts and crafts by local, regional and national artists. Musicians and performers provide entertainment throughout the day. Hands-On-Art activities are also available for children.
Marshfield Area Farmers Markets
  • Pick n' Save Market: May 30 through October 3, 2017. Pick 'n Save parking lot on the 600 block of South Central Avenue. Open every Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Festival Foods Farmers Market: July 10 - October 31. Festival Foods parking lot at 163 N. Central Ave. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Auburndale Food Cooperative: Order local food online at
Committee Meeting Schedule
All are welcome!
For more information, visit our calendar.
Unless noted, all meetings are held at Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach (CCO), 1701 North Fig Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449

The Nutrition Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:00pm
May 3

The Garden Subcommittee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:30am - 9:30am
May 9

School Wellness Committee meeting dates vary, but usually occur at the Marshfield High School from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
May 16 

The Physical Activity Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:00am-2:00pm
May 23