The Eco-Justice Center Fall Festival and 5K run is Sunday. It will feature live music, food offerings, demonstrations, a petting zoo, raffle, gift shop, bake sale, veggie stand, children’s games, hay rides, story time in the tree house, hermitage tours, and face painting. The center is located at 5635 Erie St.

Participants in the 5K will receive free entry to the Festival. 5K information and registration here.

Admission: Adults $5, Children $2, Children 3 and under are free.
Volunteers get free admission. For more information, call 262-639-4100. To register, click here.

Racine Dominicans for 50 years

The Racine Dominicans have been living at Siena (formerly Siena Center) for over 50 years. In 1960 when the community had grown to over 600 sisters, the sisters built and moved to a sprawling maze of connected buildings which accommodated the many needs of the sisters and their ministries.

At that time, numerous ministries included teaching, nursing, and social justice issues. Since then, the community has become considerably smaller – shrinking from around 600 to around 120 today. Being mindful of the wasted resources and expensive building maintenance and energy costs, it was decided that buildings would be demolished and replaced with more efficient and sensible accommodations.

Today, a new Siena Retreat Center building provides comfortable accommodations and a new apartment-style building to house the sisters who live on campus.
In addition to the Eco-Justice Center, its sponsored ministries include
its sponsored ministries include:
Bethany Apartments
Eco-Justice Center
HOPES Center
Senior Companion Program
Siena Retreat Center

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