All events are held at 2427 N. Murray Ave., two blocks north of North Ave. near the intersection of North and Farwell, unless otherwise noted.
Art of the Tease with Sugar St. Clair and Polly Amour
Two Class series, Thursdays, February 4 and 11, 8:30 pm
The Tool Shed has been a proud sponsor of the Brew City Bombshells since the beginning of the troupe. We're excited to have two of the Bombshells' very own stars present this fun and exciting burlesque dancing class.
The first night Sugar and Polly will introduce some of the classic burlesque moves and begin teaching a short routine. The second night, the group will practice and perfect the routine, incorporating struts, glove peels and feather boa work.
This class is open to people of all genders, orientations, body types and ages (over 18, please). Wear comfortable clothes and bring a set of heels. Don't worry -- everyone's clothes will stay on during this class.
$35 per person for the 2-part series. THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!
The Tool Shed at the Woman Up! Health and Lifestyle Expo
Saturday, February 6, 10:00am until 5:00pm
At the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center
The 3rd Annual Woman Up festival is a day of celebrating Wisconsin women. This fun event features over 200 vendor booths from businesses and organizations whose focus is on a wide variety of things-- from health and wellness, fitness and finance, shopping, food and drink samples, fashion, and more! The Tool Shed will have a booth this year, and two of our sexuality educators will be on hand to chat and answer your questions about sexual wellness and pleasure. Find out more and order tickets, and then drop by our booth to say hello!
Couples Massage Class with Kari Nabbefeld, LMT
Sunday, February 7, 10 am
Warm up for Valentine's Day with a nurturing morning of partner massage. Learn how to improve intimacy and reduce stress with your partner through massage. In this class we will cover the basics of Swedish Massage, and learn ways to work massage into your everyday life, creating opportunities for you and your partner to escape from stress and open lines of communication through the power of touch. Together we can develop a routine and establish dialogue useful when speaking with your partner about touch. Both partners will take turns giving and receiving massage with Kari's guidance. At the end of this class you will receive materials that you can consult at home.
Kari L. Nabbefeld is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Graduate of Fox Valley School of Massage in Appleton, Wisconsin. As a freelance therapist she does not work at a spa but rather works events around Milwaukee ranging from small parties to workplace or festival events. Passionate about prenatal, infant and sports massage, she is available for individual appointments.
$50 per couple. Pre-registration required. There will be no tables for this class, so please bring a yoga mat, thick beach towel or blanket. Bring your favorite massage oil, or use one provided by Kari. THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!
MKE Poly Group
Wednesday, February 17, 8:00 pm
This monthly discussion group is open to anyone who is interested in exploring polyamorous, nonmonogamous, or open relationships. Newcomers welcome. More information at www.meetup.com/Southeast-Wisconsin-Polyamory-discussion-group/. FREE.
2016 Safe, Healthy, Strong Conference
March 16–18, 2016
At the UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th Street, Milwaukee
EMBODY, the education and training branch of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, is excited to present its fifth annual education conference, Safe Healthy Strong 2016. The Tool Shed is proud to be a co-sponsor of SHS this year!
Safe Healthy Strong (SHS) is a regional conference intended for anyone who is working to improve the sexual and reproductive health of people in the communities they serve. It is designed to provide support and capacity-building for individuals at all levels of their professional development.
Find out more and learn how to register-- we hope to see you there!
COMING IN APRIL:
A week of events and workshops about Sexual Health And Relationship Education
April 3–10, 2016
Milwaukee SHARE is a series of sexuality education events brought to you by The Tool Shed, taking place throughout the metro area. Our goal is to provide accurate and up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics, from Sex and Aging to Ethical Non-Monogamy.
The Tool Shed will be hosting a one-day conference for health care providers, as well as entertaining events like Ask the Sexpert coffee chats, free in-store Lunchtime Learning classes, a burlesque show, and much more!
Save the dates, and stay tuned as details develop! We’ll be posting the entire Milwaukee SHARE schedule at toolshedtoys.com, and at mkeshare.com.