Things to Do

Aug. 30, 2010

DNR hunter education class begins soon

Mequon - The Mequon police department will be sponsoring a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hunter education class from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 2, 7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. The class will be held in the lower training room of the Mequon Police Department, 11300 N. Buntrock Ave., and is limited to 30 students.

The cost is $10 and payable at the first class.

For registration, call the Mequon Police Department at (262) 242- 3500 and ask for Officer Dennis Guttmann or you can register on the first night of class.

HealthReach hosts Friday cycle power lunch

Glendale - HealthReach Northshore, 377 W. Riverwoods Parkway, Suite 102, is hosting a Friday Cycle Power lunch at noon each Friday until Sept. 3.

Attendees will bike the Oak Leaf Trail, with varying mileage based on interest and be given the opportunity to ask the physical therapist about bike fitting or other physical therapy-related questions.

This event is free.

For information, call (414) 964- 4777.

Reading fun for children at local library

Glendale - The North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, will offer free reading programs to children this fall. Registration for the fall storytimes is 10 a.m. Sept. 7 in the Children's Room.

Book Clubs for kids will continue this year. The first meeting is scheduled for fourth- to sixth-graders, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Oct. 7. The group will discuss the book "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke. Each meeting will consist of a book discussion and snack. The book club for first- to third-graders will also continue into the school year. The next meeting is from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 23. The group will discuss "Jake Drake, Bully Buster" by Andrew Clements. Each of these meetings includes a book discussion, snack and a craft.

For information, please call (414) 351- 3461 or visit

Stay active for health in September and October

Glendale - HealthReach Northshore, 377 W. River Woods Parkway, Suite 102, is offering a stay fit and injury free program at 5:30 p.m. starting Sept.7 and the program will run through Oct. 13 each Tuesday night.

Each Tuesday will be a different theme including yoga, core work and more.

To register call (414) 964- 4777. There needs to be a minimum of six participants.

Servant leadership workshop discusses business world

Fox Point - The leadership workshop on how to connect vs. collide in the business world will be held at Cardinal Stritch University Kliebhan Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 14. Presenters will be Keith Clark, OFM Cap and Mike Panther.

The cost is $30 and includes a light breakfast.

To register, visit

Wheaton Franciscan presents health workshops

Brown Deer - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, 9252 N. Green Bay Road, presents the following workshops:

• Making a healthy diet work for you, from 5:30 to 6:30 Sept. 22; Register by Sept. 15.

• Prediabetes: what it is and what you can do about it, from 9 to 10 p.m. Oct.2; register by Sept. 27.

To register call (888)- 994- 3286 or visit

Cardinal Stritch offers art exhibits

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University is offering the following exhibits for this fall:

• 90 Day Lawn Ornament at the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts building, 6801 N. Yates Road, from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 10.

• Intersection in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road, from Oct. 1 to Dec. 10.The opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15.

Normal gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

For information, call (414) 410- 4105.

Songbirds to sing at local church

Mequon - The Milwaukee Children's Choir, Songbirds North, is offering their new Songbirds program for boys and girls entering 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten from 4:30 to 5 p.m. beginning Sept. 16 at the Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Lane.

For information, visit

Junior woman's club holds rummage sale at library

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club will be holding a rummage at the Brown Deer Library Community Room, 5600 W. Bradley Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 18.

If you have anything you would like to donate, the drop-off dates are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17.

For information, contact Carolyn Mitchell at (414) 355-8492 or visit

Retired teachers luncheon set for September

Saukville - The retired teachers of Ozaukee County will meet at The Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA, 465 Northwoods Road, at noon Sept. 21.

Reservations are required.

For information, call (262) 243- 5236.

Redesigning the dollar bill contest for children

Mequon - A money smart coloring contest for children will be held at Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, from Oct. 2 to 9. Children ages 5 to 10 are encouraged to redesign the dollar bill. One winner is awarded a $250 EdVest Scholarship and a runner-up receives a $50 US Savings Bond. Winners will be announced at the Money Smart Kickoff on Oct. 2 at the Village of Saukeville Police Department at 9:30 am.

For information, visit

Fall activities planned for nature center

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, is offering a variety of events for adults and children in September and October.

• Wolf Tracking & Monitoring in the North Woods at 8 a.m., Sept. 6 and 5 p.m. Sept. 9.

The cost is $536 for members and $616 for nonmembers.

• Hangin' with Hyatt: Anybody for Geocacaching, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 11.

The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Family members are welcome.

• Autumn at Audubon from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11.

The cost is $10 for adult members or $12 for adult nonmembers and $6 for child members or $8 for child nonmembers.

• Repamphibiantile Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 12.

The cost is free with center admission.

• The Wolves & Moose of Isle Royale from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10 or 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11.

The cost is $8 for registered or $10 at the door for members or $10 registered or $12 at the door for nonmembers.

This event is for children 10 and older to adults.

• Celebrating the Seasons: A Native American perspective with Dennis Hawk from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14.

• New CD release event: Summer Rain with Dennis Hawk from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 14

• Philip Chard Book Signing: "Nature's Way" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

• Monday night Magic from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

The cost is $7 for adult members or $9 for adult nonmembers and $4 for child members or $6 for child nonmembers.

• Tick and Lyme Disease Ecology in Wisconsin from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30.

The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

•Sandhill Crane viewing & Yerkes Observatory from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2.

The cost is $60 for members and $69 for nonmembers.

• Great Lake Michigan from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9.

The cost is $10 for adult members and $12 for adult nonmembers and $6 for child or $8 for child nonmembers.

• Fall Colors Canoe from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15 or Oct. 16.

The cost is $61 for members or $70 for nonmembers.

• Family Owl Prowl from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 or in case of rain, Oct. 24.

The cost is $10 for adult members and $8 for child members or $12 for adult nonmembers or $10 for child nonmembers.

• Adult Owl Prowl from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 or in case of rain Oct. 26.

The cost is $10 for members or $12 for nonmembers.

• Prehistoric Wisconsin Indian Cave Art from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23.

The cost is $8 for adult members or $10 for adult nonmembers and $5 for child members or $7 for child nonmembers. The event is recommended for 10 and older.

•Roche-A-Cri Cave Art Trip from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26. The cost is $77 for adult members or $89 for adult nonmembers.

• Adventure Island from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28.

The cost is $12 for members and $16 for non-members. The recommended age is 6 to 12.

• "Birds in Art" at the Woodson Art Museum at 8 a.m. Oct. 28 and 5 p.m. Oct. 29.

The cost is $157 for members and $180 for nonmembers.

• "Stories of Nature" Halloween Hike Adventure from 4 to 7 p.m. with hikes between. The hikes will run at 10 minute intervals.

The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.

Jewish film festival planned for October

Mequon - The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, plans the following Jewish movies for October:

• "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 4 p.m. Oct. 10. The film version of the long-running successful musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" stars Donny Osmond, Joan Collins, Sir Richard Attenborough and you. Enjoy it like never before as you sing-a-long with the on-screen lyrics. Kids and adults will enjoy this rare opportunity to participate in the re-telling of the story of Joseph and his brothers. Costumes are encouraged! Join in an afternoon reception following the film to get our 13th festival off to a great start.

The cost for the movie and reception is $15 for general admission and $8 for children 11 and younger.

• "Eli & Ben" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. This coming-of-age film centers on how right, wrong, guilt and innocence are not always cut and dry or black and white. This is especially difficult when you're a 12-year-old boy like Eli. From a bullying incident on the school playground to his father, Ben, an architect, being taken into police custody for allegedly taking a bribe, Eli has a lot to process regarding relationships, who to trust, what to believe and ultimately what friendship is all about. Hebrew with English subtitles.

• "Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story" at 7:30 p.m. Oct.11. This is your opportunity to hear directly from the source the details of this little-known story and by the end, put the name and the face to the person whose actions, but not his name, made headlines.

• "Camera Obscura: La Camara Oscura" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. At the end of the 19th century, a baby girl is born only feet from the new world as a ship of immigrants docks in Buenos Aires harbor. Shy and self-conscious, Gertrudis grows up and into her role as the ugly duckling in a colony of Argentinean Jews. She fashions herself almost invisible, even hiding her face in photographs. After she is married off to an older, wealthy Jewish rancher, Gertrudis meets expectations and raises a family. The years pass and she finds solace in the beauty of everyday life, turning the tasks of setting the table or preparing a meal into aesthetic pursuits. One day her husband invites a gentle, nomadic French photographer to take a family portrait. His wondrous surrealist photographs and uncompromising vision allow Gertrudis to see herself for the first time. Spanish and Yiddish with English subtitles.

• "Berlin '36" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Based on a true story, "Berlin '36" explores a tenuous friendship between two outsiders who found themselves in unimaginable circumstances. The U.S. threatened to boycott the 1936 Berlin Olympics if there were no Jews on the German team. Aiming to mislead the world about their true ambitions, the Nazis were forced to include some Jewish athletes, among them the leading female high jumper of the time - Gretel Bergmann. Gretel, who had emigrated to England and had become the UK champion, had no desire to return to Germany. The Nazis forced her back by threatening her family, who were still German residents. When an unknown German female high jumper Marie Ketteler was suddenly introduced as a team member, these two marginalized "rivals" forged a tenuous friendship. Marie carried a secret that would put their friendship and the Nazi agenda to the test. Bergmann, who eventually escaped to the U.S. where she still lives, was invited by the German Olympic Committee to be its guest at the Centennial Games in Atlanta. German with English subtitles.

• "The Yankles" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. "The Yankles" is a comedy about overcoming bigotry and self-doubt. A washed-up, ex-con, former pro-baseball player, Charlie, is sentenced to mandatory community service following a drunk driving conviction. He soon discovers the only people willing to give him a second chance are an equally desperate group of Yeshiva students on a quest to start their own team. Mixing shtick with a sensitive portrayal of orthodox customs, "The Yankles" will entertain baseball and non-baseball fans alike. David Brooks and Zev Brooks invited.

Movies each evening are $10, general admission, $9 students/seniors. There is also a five-movie pass, which is one ticket to each evening movie for general admission ($45) and seniors/students ($40). The pass does not include "Joseph."

For information and tickets contact Micki Seinfeld, JCC Director of Special Events, (414) 967-8235,

Concordia University plans upcoming events

Mequon - The following events have been scheduled for Concordia University, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive:

• Friends of Concordia Fireside visits in Fort Atkinson: a Broadway musical hit (to be announced) on Sept. 25 and "The Child, The First Story of Christmas" on Nov. 13.

Tickets are $80 per adult and $60 for children younger than 14 and include a meal, show, tax plus gratuity and motor coach transportation.

For information, contact Sandy Vick at (262) 243- 4333 or

• "Curtains" at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 through 16 and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 17.

The cost of tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families. An evening group rate is available for $6 per person.

For information contact Heidi Tupper at (262) 243-4400 or visit

The following music events will be held in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive:

• John A. Behnke Anniversary Hymn Fest at 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

• Symphonic Wind and Jazz Ensembles Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5.

• Christ the King Celebration Concert with Kammerchor and The Alleluia Ringers at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

The cost of tickets is $7 for adults and free for children 17 and under except where noted with an asterisk. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

For information call (262) 243- 4405.

• Christmas at Concordia at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11.

The cost of tickets is $10 for adults and free for children 17 and younger.

To reserve tickets, call the automated ticket line (262) 243- 4243 or e-mail

• Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship Dedication at 4 p.m. Sept. 9 on the northeast side of the campus.

All are welcome with a reception following.

• Family weekend Oct. 1-3 and Homecoming weekend Oct. 29-30. Both events will be held on campus.

For information, visit the alumni web page or contact Diana Raasch at (262) 243- 4530 or email

• Christian Caregiving: The Concept and Practice of Parish Nursing and Congregational Health from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 and 12.

The cost is $560 and meals are not included. The course can be taken via email e-learning for $710.

For information or to register, contact Carol Lueders at (262) 243-4233 or email

• Graduate School Information Session at 6 p.m. Sept. 15, Nov. 18 and Tues. Feb. 15.

A complimentary dinner will be served.

To register, contact or or call (262) 243- 4248 or (800) 330- 9866.

Register online at


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