October 13th, 2021
“One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.” 

– Frank Herbert
Last week, I arrived at daycare to collect 2 smalls: a three year old and a seven year old who enjoyed a day off of school with her favorite babysitter. My arrival typically signals the end of whatever activity my child is involved with. Ellie, the seven year old, was drawing. She got up from the table, shoulders slumped, and made her way over to me with quiet tears in her eyes. When asked, "What's wrong?", she burst with emotion exclaiming, "I can't draw very good".
Honestly, it was hard for me not to laugh. Instead, I picked up her chin and told her I thought the picture was great. I also reminded her that drawing and art take practice, and if she continues to draw, she will get better. I think about lots of conversations I've had with my kids regarding personal expectations. Like riding bikes, or skateboarding, or whistling, or blowing bubbles with gum, or making pancakes, or tying shoe laces...there is an unrealistic mindset that these tasks should be easily and immediately mastered.

Perhaps this comes with watching a skewed version of reality with online videos. Kids making the 3-pointer, popping wheelies like professionals, and nailing everything. If only they could see the out-take reel. Kids also find themselves standing amongst adults who make daily tasks appear simple. As adults, we know that learned skills come with time and effort and practice.
We know this, but sometimes we forget that kids don't know what they don't know. Common knowledge isn't so common to them.

So I have to pause and ask, as adults are we much different? Do we get defeated when we don't see immediate success or the results we'd hoped for? Do we immerse ourselves in a skewed version of reality with online platforms? Do we give up because we just don't know what we just don't know?

Whatever you want to be good at or dream about, takes practice. And if you spend the time learning and growing, you will get there. There may even be tears along the way. But just like with my own, pick that chin up and hear me say, "You're doing great".

The Elkhorn Chamber
submitted by Kate Abbe
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Let It Glow, a FREE holiday festival on the Walworth County Fairgrounds. Whimsical light displays, Balsam Boulevard, Santa, and so much more make Let It Glow a delight for all ages.
December 3rd, 2021 6pm-9pm
December 4th, 2021 5pm-9pm
December 5th, 2021 5pm-8pm
Custom Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery Located at:
11 S. Wisconsin Street • Elkhorn, Wisconsin
(262) 379-1717

Art Gallery & In Person Tattoo Consultation Hours:
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday . . . . . . Closed
Wednesday - Friday . . . . . . 10:00-2:00pm
Saturday . . . . . . 10:00-3:00pm
Looking for some extra income this holiday season? For only $10 you can join my team and I’ll help you with everything! You’ll get 10 sample packs to send to friends and family! There are no sales or purchase requirements… EVER! Just a great opportunity to save and/or some extra $! Call Kristy at 262-745-2366 for more info!

Get your Holiday shopping done early with L’BRI! These gifts are great for anyone with skin!  
Contact Kristy at 262-745-2366 or kristylauzon84@gmail.com for an extra special deal! 
Bullying behaviors STOP with Martial Arts - so let’s stop bullying together!
October is Bullying Prevention Month and our school is contributing to the confidence and self-esteem needed for young people to take control of their emotions and actions to STOP and prevent bullying behavior, even before it starts.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Hawk's View Golf Club
Lake Geneva, WI

Dinner: 5:00-6:45pm
BINGO: 7:00-9:30pm
Raffle drawings and BINGO games!

Sierra Financial Services in Elkhorn has extra space to rent in their office. (1) locking office and up to (3) cubicles. Would have access to off-street parking for both employees and clients. Two conference rooms & separate wi-fi stream.

For additional details, please email Jim Pfeil at jim@sierrafinancialservices.com.
The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative — Walworth County group is recruiting new members! Please join us as we expand our Cycling Without Age program.
Our next meeting is
Thursday October 14th, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 10 AM
If you wish to meet in-person we will meet at the A.D.R.C. building located at 1910 County Road NN, between the Judicial Building and Lakeland Health Care Center. 
Staying healthy includes having regular tests to help prevent problems or find them at early stages.
Here are some of the major recommendations* for healthy adults. Talk with your doctor about what
tests you need. Ask about other tests or vaccines you may need if you are pregnant or are at risk for
certain health problems. It is recommended that you check with your insurance plan regarding your
coverage benefit.
A FREE monthly seminar series brought to you by the Elkhorn Resilience Coalition. 
WHEN | Third Wednesday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

WHERE | James A. Wehner Auditorium, Elkhorn High School

DETAILS | Doors open at 5:30 p.m., limit 75 in-person attendees

*Conversations are also available online*

Part-Time Customer Service Rep
Sugar Creek Mutual Insurance Company
Elkhorn, WI
Part-Time position assisting customers via telephone or in-person from our office; handling inquiries from customers, answering billing questions and processing customer requests. Provide product/service information and resolve any emerging problems that a customer encounters with accuracy and efficiency. Assist company management with policy administration, billing, claims, and regular clerical work. Flexible hours of work and will average between 15-20 hours per week.
If interested, please contact Adam Reed at 262-723-3244 or by email at areed@sugarcreekmutual.com.
If you or a business you know are in need of assistance please reach out