Tuesday Tidbits - March 23rd, 2021
Calendar of Events
The Forst Inn is excited to host local talent Kevin Sievert in the premier of his one man show. Filled with song and story, we're looking forward to being delighted. Performing March 19th through 28th. Details at www.forstinn.org.
Events:
Young Professionals of Manitowoc County, in coordination with the Community Blood Center will be hosting a mobile blood drive on Thursday, March 25th from 12:00-4:00 pm at The Chamber office located at 1515 Memorial Dr., Manitowoc. To schedule your appointment, please call The Community Blood Center at (800) 280-4102 or visit donate.communityblood.org/donor. Login, click "Donate Now" and search for sponsor code OT130. All presenting donors will receive a long sleeved t-shirt!
Manitowoc Public Library: Set sail for family adventure on Tuesday, March 30th, from 6:30-8:00 pm with MPL and Wisconsin Maritime Museum! Enjoy FREE self-guided tours of WMM’s main exhibits and USS Cobia. Registration is required. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/.../library-night-at-wisconsin... Submarine tours will be first-come, first-served. Groups of no more than ten will be allowed onto the submarine every ten minutes. Guides will be stationed throughout the boat to answer questions and keep everyone on schedule. Face coverings and social distancing required. Adults must accompany children at all times.
City of Two Rivers: The Two Rivers Parks and Recreation is taking Boys Baseball/Girls Softball registration till March 30th. Girls—Ponytail, Single A, Double A, Triple A and Senior league. Boys—Peanuts, Pee Wee, Pony League and Boys/Girls T-Ball are all available. Outdoor Soccer—Session 1 in April and Session 2 in June. The Men's Horseshoe League will be starting Wednesday evenings beginning May 12th at Neshotah Park. Meeting, April 14th at Port Sandy Bay. Registration Deadline April 28th. Go to trrec.activityreg.com for program information, fees, and registration.
PINK HEALS Manitowoc County: We are excited to announce we are resuming in-person volunteer meetings. Our first volunteer meeting of 2021 will be on Thursday, April 1st, at 6:30 pm. It will take place at Grow It Forward, 1502 Marshall Street in Manitowoc. We require masks and have enough space to be socially distanced. If you are interested in volunteering, you are most welcome to attend.
Friends of the Two Rivers Senior Center: EASTER/SPRING COOKIE SALE April 1st–2nd (9:00 am–3:00 pm). Decorated $6.50/dz or plain $6.00/dz. CINCO DE MAYO To-Go Fundraiser May 5th (4:00–6:00 pm). Carnitas, Fajitas, Quesadillas and more! Pre-order by April 16th (920) 793-5596 and be eligible to win a door prize. See our flyer with more information at https://bit.ly/3vAQcjZ. Monday Movie Matinee 1:00 pm March 29th: Kajillionaire. Free to members, $3.00 for guests. Please pre-register by calling (920) 793-5596. To see all we have to offer, visit us at www.tworiversseniors.org or on Facebook at Two Rivers Senior Center. Thank you!
Two Rivers Optimist Club is hosting a traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 3rd, at Neshotah Park in Two Rivers at 11:00 am. 4,000 Easter Eggs will be hidden in age appropriate areas. Many eggs have prizes included. Ages for the Egg Hunt are 10 and under. For more information contact tworiversoptimistclub@gmail.com.  
Sharon SRichardson Community Hospice: Please join Sharon SRichardson Community Hospice for our two part series, Inspire the Conversation: Think, Talk, Act! April 6th: "Flourishing: Optimal Living in Uncertain Times". Presenters will guide us towards tuning into our bodies using tools to nourish our nervous system. April 14th: "Talking About What Matters the Most- it is an act of caring!" National speaker, Patty Webster will guide us in how to think and talk about our end of life wishes. Both series are at no cost and are online. Please Register at: https://ssrhospicehome.org/events/.
City of Manitowoc: The registration for the Memorial Day Parade is open at www.manitowoc.org/MemorialDayParade. This year’s parade will be on Monday, May 31st, and will begin at 9:00 am in Downtown Manitowoc, and end at the Veterans Memorial across from Evergreen Cemetery. Please read the application for complete details. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey in the Mayor’s Office at (920) 686-6980, email her at sgroll@manitowoc.org, or send her a message on the City of Manitowoc Facebook page.
Fundraisers:
Van der Brohe Arboretum: A Tree and Shrub Sale is currently being sponsored by Van der Brohe Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary. VDBA Director John Durbrow points out that as part of the Arboretum’s mission to bring more trees of greater diversity to the area, this sale features specimen trees of a broad variety of species. A complete listing of trees available can be viewed at vanderbrohearboretum.org. Additional species of trees and shrubs might be ordered by contacting the Arboretum through their website. Partnering with Johnson’s Nursery, VDBA offers the plants this spring at 20% off retail price to encourage expanding the tree canopy in the County. Many garden centers in Manitowoc County have closed, making this a unique opportunity to source trees not available from the big box stores.  
Hope House of Manitowoc County: We have partnered with Pizza Ranch in honor of Pi Day (3.14) for a fundraiser. Purchase their famous pizzas and help our guests at the same time. All proceeds from sales will come to Hope House. Easily order online and pick up the frozen pizzas on Friday, April 9th from 4:00–6:00 pm at Hope House, 1000 S. 35th St. Visit our website to order at hopehousemc.org.
Miss Harbor Cities Organization, Inc. (MHC): Ellie has launched the service project: Boxes of Brightness, which are care packages for seniors. The loneliness of social distancing has been hard on everyone this year and our senior citizens were the most restricted. She hopes to bring some brightness into their lives. You can become part of the project by shopping the Amazon Wish List or making a donation on our website: http://www.missharborcities.org/current-teen-titleholder/. Business Partnerships and product placement also available! Contact directors@missharborcities.org for more information. Thank you for your support! 
Scholarships:
The Rotary Club of Two Rivers is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a regional technical college in Wisconsin. Applicant must be graduating in June 2021 from Two Rivers High School (TRHS), applying to a technical college, and beginning college study in Fall 2021. Deadline to submit your completed application to TRHS is Friday, April 16th. An online application form is available on the Two Rivers High School website (at “Academics”), or paper copies may be picked up at the school. Any questions, please contact the student counselor at (920) 793-2291 ext. 6119, or by e-mail to katie.wilsmann@trschools.k12.wi.us.
Employer Resources/Personal Growth:
Lakeshore Technical College: Discover why connecting with your customers/audiences through social media is vital to your small business success today. Social Media for Small Business, our live interactive webinar set for Thursday, April 29th, 5:30–8:30 pm, will help you become comfortable using social media as you learn how to establish your online footprint, create social media pages and posts, and learn how to connect with your audiences. Learn more and register today at gotoltc.edu/social-media-webinar.
Offers/Promotions/Information:
Manitowoc Public School District (MPSD): The MPSD offers FREE four-year-old kindergarten for children who will be 4 by September 1st. 4K meets four days a week, Monday–Thursday. The 4K teachers are licensed by the DPI to teach typically developing youngsters, children with delays and those with advanced skills. Register the week of April 12th at Riverview: Monday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm / Tuesday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm / Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm / Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm / Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring the child's birth certificate and immunization record.
The Seamstress: This year, for the first time, The Seamstress will be taking part in the Seehafer Broadcasting Lakeshore Bridal show, Sunday March 28th, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Par 5 Resort. We have already shown you that we are the tops in formal alterations. Now let us show you what we have to offer in DuBois Tuxes.
Manitowoc Trophy: WE NEED YOUR HELP! Manitowoc Trophy has entered into the 2021 FedEx Small Business Grant Competition and we need your votes. Top prize is $30,000! All you have to do is submit your email to vote. You can do this once every 24 hours. After the year we have had, these funds would not only keep us afloat, but they would also allow us to continue supporting the community for years to come. We would greatly appreciate the support! Please follow the link below to cast your vote! Voting ends March 24th
https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/entry/2qw1cSxqOT. Shout out to Jason and Tina Prigge from Vagabond Studios for assisting us in creating our introduction video!
Goodwill NCW: Your Manitowoc Goodwill is expanding the thrill of the hunt with added discounted colored tags. In addition to our half off color, we are introducing a new $0.99 clearance color! All Blue tags are 50% off and all Green tags are $0.99 this week! Thank you for your support in ELEVATING PEOPLE BY ELIMINATING BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT.
The Crossing of Manitowoc County formally announces its mission and vision. Our vision of ‘A HEALTHY FAMILY FOR EVERY CHILD’ is realized through our mission to provide emotional, educational, material, and spiritual support for families, empowering them to become strong and resilient. Programs are good and yet we believe it is the relationships we build with families that make all the difference. #welove. Find us at www.crossingmanitowoc.org. Call us for a tour (920) 860-1175.
Scotty Landscape Supply: The countdown has begun, we open our doors in April! We have Sheboygan and Manitowoc County’s largest selection of landscape supplies and products now with a second location at 1539 North 8th Street and Magnolia Avenue. We are a family owned and operated garden center and gift shop open 7 days per week for pick-up and delivery since 1989. We have 11 different varieties of mulch, decorative and construction stone, topsoil, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, hanging baskets, and Green Mountain Grills. We are your one stop garden and landscape center. Gardening is healthy, so get out there and have some fun.
The Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA: Together, we truly do make a difference! Learn how this family has been impacted by the YMCA by watching this short video titled “Together We Make a Difference ” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZOEOdpl-u4&t=5s.
River Woods Place: We’re back open! River Woods Place is pleased to welcome back vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals to visit with their family and friends again. It has been a long year but with the dedication of staff, families and residents, we are ready to return to a new normal. Do you know of a senior who could benefit from chef prepared meals, large group activities including live entertainment, Registered Nurse that is physically at the building, and the best care around? Please call Miranda at (920) 860-9353 to discuss our affordable senior apartments and to set up a tour either in person or virtual.
Golden Flame Family Restaurant: Open everyday 6:00 am–8:00 pm. Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs. Wednesday: BBQ Ribs. Thursday: Baked Short Ribs. Friday: Seafood Platter. Saturday: Tenderloin Tips. Sunday: Ham Steak. So glad to start to see all of our wonderful customers. We have missed you ❤️.
BayCare ClinicMild weather continues to be good news for construction of the new BayCare Clinic Lakeside Campus in Manitowoc. “The Lakeside Campus building continues to take shape, thanks in part to recent mild weather. We’re excited to see progress and hope our community is excited as well,” says Dr. Jon Henry, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc. The 46,000-square-foot facility is under construction on 9.3 acres of land at 1111 Bayshore Drive. It’s expected to be complete by the fall.
Bank First: Great news! All Bank First lobbies, with the exception of our Mequon location (which is available by scheduling an appointment in advance), are now open! Lobby hours at all locations are 8:30-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The drive-through at each location will continue to operate under its usual hours. For the health and safety of our customers and staff, we ask that all guests wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines while visiting. For more information, please visit: https://bankfirstwi.bank/covid-19.html.
Sheboygan Dumpster Rental: Clean it out with Sheboygan Dumpster Rental-a division of Scotty Landscape Supply now serving Manitowoc County! We are competitively priced and available for same day or next day delivery. Residential and commercial roll-off dumpsters that are driveway friendly for rent in 10 Yd., 15 Yd., and 20 Yd. sizing with easy loading access via swing open doors. Perfect for household cleanup, junk removal, home renovation, brush or yard waste, as well as roofing projects. We take all non-hazardous materials. Call us at (920) 803.0847 to clean it out today!
Kurtz's Pub & Deli: Did you know that Kurtz’s has a Kid’s Menu? They are each $5.99 and your options are mac-n-cheese, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, mini corndogs, PB&J or a hot dog. Your side options include: applesauce, mandarin oranges, coleslaw or potato salad. You also get a milk (chocolate or white), kiddy cocktail or a bottled Baumeister soda as well. We have lots of dessert options for them to also enjoy! We do curbside pickup, take out and dine in. Call us for a reservation or for your order at (920) 793-1222. 
United Way Manitowoc County: On March 21, 2020, United Way Manitowoc County launched their COVID-19 Basic Needs Relief Fund in partnership with Manitowoc County’s COAD in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One year later, they’re looking back on the impact made and work done so far to help the community respond, recover, reimagine and rebuild. To read the full one-year report and learn more about how they’ve provided both immediate basic needs relief and focused on long term recovery efforts, visit unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org and select “Our Impact”. 
Holy Family Memorial: Watching someone you love struggle with memory loss can be heartbreaking. It may be time to reach out for help. Schedule a memory evaluation at Lakeshore Memory Clinic. To learn more, visit hfmhealth.org/memoryclinic.
Unity Hospice Grief is the natural and normal response to death and a journey you do not need to take alone. Each person experiences grief in his or her own way. Unity offers services designed to meet your unique needs. Unity’s Grief Services Team supports families and friends of Unity patients, as well as all members of the community. Licensed counselors, social workers, and trained volunteers create a safe haven to learn about grief, share experiences, and find hope. Thanks to generous donations, Unity offers compassionate grief support at no charge. For offerings click here.