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Patriots Swim Team results from COHO Swim Club IMX Challenge

Pleasant Prairie RecPlex and the Patriots Swim Team have issued the following press release regarding the COHO Swim Club IMX Challenge, held earlier this month:
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Pleasant Prairie teaching gardens hosts harvest fest

A harvest fest made up entirely of produce from the RecPlex community learning garden was held last night at the RecPlex Beach Pavilion, across Lake Andrea from the RecPlex, 9900 Terwall Terrace, in Pleasant Prairie.  This was the Walk, Grow & Sow Community Learning Garden’s celebration of their spring and summer efforts.

Jenell Pluskota, wellness coordinator at the RecPlex, and Kate Field, Gateway’s horticulture instructor, served as hostesses for last night’s event.  Here is what the menu consisted of:  Italian marinated baked chicken, tomato and cucumber salad, opal basil-infused garden medley salad, spicy chickpea and sweet potato stew, veggie pizza, zucchini, tomato and rice casserole, bean salad, coleslaw salad, chocolate mint cantalope, brownies, herbal tea, and pomegranate cherry drink.  There were about thirty people in attendance.

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Master gardener provides tips

Raised bed with mulch

Barb Larson, Kenosha County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator, and master gardener volunteers were on hand at the Prairie Springs Park earlier this afternoon.  Larson gave a presentation entitled, “Gardening in the Hot Weather.”  Larson explained how placing organic mulch around your plants keeps the moisture in, which is very helpful in this heat.  She prefers straight compost, as opposed to soil and compost mixtures, for raised beds because it is easy to work in, and plants grow well in it.

Larson said that herbs are easy to grow, and require little to no fertilizer.  “In fact,” she said, “to ensure the most flavorful herbs, don’t fertilize.  The essential oils, which provide fragrance and flavor, will then be enhanced.”

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RecPlex Aqua Arena reopens

The RecPlex Aqua Arena has reopened following repairs to resolve an issue with the plaster in the pool.

The pool is now available for members and day-pass users for lap swimming. On Saturday, Oct. 29 the Aqua Arena will resume hosting swim meets, with varying meets scheduled on: Oct. 29-30, Nov. 5-6, Nov. 12, Nov. 18-20, and Dec. 2-4.

This past summer, a small piece of plaster lining the competition pool at RecPlex dislodged.

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RecPlex Kids Expo coverage


The RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie hosted its annual Kids Expo Saturday.

The Kids Expo is free and open to the public. Families attending the expo found nearly 50 exhibitors on hand providing demonstrations, products, information and activities related to youth and families. Special youth-oriented activities included: on-stage entertainment every half hour; children’s Passport Raffles; an obstacle course sponsored by Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue; an appearance by Rico, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department’s K-9 friend; a free inflatables area; and more.

RecPlex to host free Kids Expo on March 19


All are invited to RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 19 for a fun-filled lineup at the Kids Expo.

The Kids Expo is free and open to the public. Families attending the expo will find a dynamic mix of exhibitors. Nearly 50 exhibitors will be on hand providing demonstrations, products, information and activities related to youth and families. Special youth-oriented activities include: on-stage entertainment every half hour; children’s Passport Raffles; an obstacle course sponsored by Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue; an appearance by Rico, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department’s K-9 friend; a free inflatables area; and more.

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Pleasant Prairie to host Winterfest this weekend

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Cold weather fun from ice fishing to ice skating to ice golf will be part of Pleasant Prairie’s Winterfest this Saturday, Jan. 29.

All are invited to the Lake Andrea Beach Pavilion inside Prairie Springs Park  for serious winter fun during the second annual Winterfest event.

Winterfest will feature fun outdoor winter activities for children and families, including: an ice fishing derby, snow man contest, snow golf, a free outdoor skate and a bonfire on the beach. The event will run from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Admission to Winterfest is free, though fees apply for certain activities.

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