From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 21, the club will discuss “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue,” by Mackenzi Lee. A young adult novel with gay, bisexual and asexual protagonists, “The friction of racism, tyrannical entitled politicians, and misguided disapproval of homosexuality also have a relevance rooted in current culture’s xeno- and homophobia,” says a Kirkus Reviews starred review.
Then, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 19, the club will discuss “Stone Butch Blues,” by Leslie Feinberg. Published in 1993, the novel is considered by many to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence.
Also, Mead’s Romance On The Rocks book discussion group on April 27 will discuss “Boyfriend Material,” by Alexis Hall, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2. The book was named a best book of the year by The Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Goodreads, The Washington Post and more.
Paradigm is at 1202 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan, and Mead Public Library is at 710 N. Eighth St., Sheboygan.
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► Help for the Homeless hygiene drive tops $527,000: A Help for the Homeless hygiene drive that benefits crisis programs in Sheboygan County and others across northeast Wisconsin raised $527,000 worth of donated hygiene and cleaning supplies this spring.
Donations to the drive, organized by The Family Radio Network, came from more than 760 businesses, churches and schools and will go to 96 crisis agencies. The drive annually provides for approximately 70,000 people. Donations remain in the communities where they are collected.
In Sheboygan County, these groups will benefit: Catholic Charities, Lakeshore CAP, Love Inc., Safe Harbor, Sheboygan County Interfaith, Sheboygan County Warming Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul, The Production Farm and The Salvation Army.
► Road America adds winged sprint car doubleheader to NASCAR weekend lineup: A special Thursday night winged sprint car doubleheader returns June 30 as the Road America Challenge at the Plymouth Dirt Track featuring the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series kicks off the NASCAR Cup Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America weekend June 30-July 3.
At Sheboygan County Fair Park 5 miles from Road America, the 1/3-mile Plymouth Dirt Track will have shuttles to transport fans to and from Road America. Ticket prices for adults are $25, and kids 7-11 years of age get in for $11. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance as there is an increase to $30 at the gate.
Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying begins at 6:30 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. Advance ticket-buyers will be able to pick up their tickets at will call on race day and the gate will open to advance ticket-buyers prior to race-day ticket-buyers. Additional event details are here.
The NASCAR schedule for the Road America weekend will feature the NASCAR Cup Series Kwik Trip 250 presented by JOCKEY Made in America on July 3, joined by the NASCAR XFINITY Series Henry 180 on July 2. The race schedule will also be bolstered by the Trans Am Series by Pirelli and the Mazda MX-5 Cup, which will host multiple races during the weekend.
Kids 16 and younger get free general admission to all Road America season racing events with a paying adult at the gate, even for the NASCAR Cup Series. Ticket prices vary by day, starting at $30.
Event details, ticket pricing, and camping information can be found at roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-7223. Racing runs rain or shine.
► Sheboygan North’s Expo coming up May 7: Sheboygan North High School’s Expo is set for 4-10 p.m. May 7 at the school, 2926 N. 10th St., Sheboygan. The event is open to the public and admission is $5 per person or $25 per family. Theme is “Expo Goes International.” There will be a worldwide food court, an all-day talent show, many synchro swimming performances, activities for all ages and a finale show.
► Coin show May 1: The Sheboygan Coin Club is sponsoring a coin show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 at Lakeshore Lanes, 2519 S. Business Drive, Sheboygan. Coin dealers will be on hand with coins, tokens, paper money, books and supplies. Admission is free. A free quarter will be given to those donating a non-perishable food item.
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This article originally appeared on Sheboygan Press: Sheboygan LGBTQ book club meets at Paradigm coffee shop in April, May