Things to Do

Oct. 11, 2010

Brew City Grill car show held each week in Mequon

Mequon - Every Tuesday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. through the end of October, car enthusiasts are invited to meet with their peers at the Brew City Grill Car Show. The car show replaces one that was held for many years in the parking lot of the former Pandl's in Bayside.

There are food and drink specials for those who attend. The event is free and open to all.

Each week there is a car theme ranging from sports cars to muscle cars.

For information, look on the web at

Thimmig to perform as part of fine arts series at library

Mequon - Jazz musician and UW-Madison professor Les Thimmig performs a free concert in the Weyenberg Library's rotunda, 11345 North Cedarburg Road, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 as part of the library's Fine Arts Series.

Thimmig teaches composition, woodwind performance and jazz studies at the UW-Madison School of Music.

Regular library services will be suspended at 6 p.m. to prepare for this special event.

No advanced registration is required for this free program.

All Fine Arts Series events are free and open to the public.

For information, contact the Frank L. Weyenberg Library at (262) 242-2593, or by e-mail at

Seniors club hosts big band

Glendale - The One More Time Band, a 17-member group that plays music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, will perform at the general meeting of the Glendale Senior Citizens Club at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, in the Glen Hills Middle School Commons Area, 2600 W. Mill Road, Glendale.

For information, call (414) 540-2100 with questions.

Stritch to present 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'

Fox Point - The Cardinal Stritch University Theater Department will present "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 in the Nancy Kendall Theater. The Nancy Kendall Theater is located in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts on the Stritch campus, 6801 N. Yates Road, Fox Point. Ample free parking is available. For ticket information, call (414) 410-4171.

Fundraiser benefits girls program .

Mequon - An evening of Food, Wine and Friends will be held at Café 1505, 1505 W. Mequon Road, from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 to benefit Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee. The event is sponsored by Café 1505 and the Shops at East Towne Square.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and can be purchased online at or by contacting">

Bluegrass concert coming to Memorial Lutheran Church

Glendale - Memorial Lutheran Church, 7701 North Green Bay Road, will sponsor a bluegrass concert featuring the Big Cedar Bluegrass Band from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16.

Admission to the concert is $10 per person, or $8 with two cans of food for the food pantry.

Light refreshments will also be available for purchase.

For information, call (262) 338-6954 or e-mail

JCC to host baby and toddler expo

Whitefish Bay - The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., is hosting a free city-wide Baby & Toddler Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17. The Baby & Toddler Expo showcases outstanding vendors from leading retailers of the finest baby gear, fashions, toys, organic foods to leading experts and practitioners in the medical, childhood safety and recreation fields. The expo will provide valuable information and resources for parents.

From 10 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. meet everyone's favorite silly character - Mr. Potato Head, direct from the Betty Brinn Children's Museum exhibit The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head; stay for special storytimes with MPTV, the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club's Famous Racing Sausages, Rainbow Play System, a Whitefish Bay police car and a Northshore Fire Department fire truck.

The Baby & Toddler Expo sponsors are Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Metro Parent,, Bayshore Town Center, Children's Medical Group - Bayshore Pediatrics, MPTV, Rainbow Play Systems, Board Game Barrister, and College Nannies and Tutors.

Raffle tickets will be available. A $5 donation is requested for raffle tickets for a prize drawing that includes great prizes for families with babies and toddlers.

Families who bring a new set of mittens, a hat or scarf (all sizes) for MPTV's Mittens & More receive a free raffle ticket.

For information, contact Sarah Ruiz at (414) 967-8185 or

Newcomers club welcomes prospective members

Mequon - The Mequon-Thiensville Newcomers Club is holding an information coffee for residents new to southern Ozaukee County or those entering a new stage of life. Newcomers Club is a great way to meet people in the area with activities that include luncheons and outings, bridge groups, book groups, Mah Jongg, the French Connection, ladies night out, matinee madness, and couples activities.

The October Welcoming Coffee is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Fiddleheads in Mequon's Hearth Room, 10530 N. Port Washington Road.

For information, call Mary Lou Harris at (262) 377-7706.

Shorewood BID hosts fall retail seminar

Shorewood - The Shorewood Business Improvement District invites business owners to participate in 50 Tips To Make Your Holidays Merrier for only $20 per person from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave. Presented by Business Districts Inc. of Evanston, Ill., partners Bridget Lane and Diane Williams will offer creative ideas to jump start sales for the fourth quarter.

Lane and Williams also offer their unique 10 Tips in 20 Minutes personalized consulting session Oct. 18. The 10 in 20 is a one-on-one consult with owners at their business locations.

The Shorewood BID is underwriting this special opportunity and the fee for this individual session is only $37.50 to business owners that sign up. Also, if you follow through and execute six or more of the recommendations offered by BDI, the Shorewood BID will reimburse the $37.50 fee. Eight spots are available for the afternoon of Oct. 18.

For a registration form, e-mail or call (414) 962-7002.

Nicolet theatre department presents 'The Miser'

Glendale - Flood damage doesn't stop the Nicolet High School Theatre Department from opening their season with a full production of their opening play. Moliere's classic comedy "The Miser" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 6, at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 in the refurbished Nicolet theater.

The July flood destroyed the stage floor and ruined all of the department's furniture and props. In addition, the complete seating area needed to be re-carpeted and the lobby area needed renovation.

Tickets are $7and can be reserved beginning Oct. 18 by voicemail at (414) 351-8174.

Program helps recognize, address teen depression

Glendale - The Milwaukee North Sunrise Rotary Club is sponsoring a program featuring Dr. David Cipriano, child psychologist at the Medical College of Wisconsin from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Sprecher Brewing Company,701 W. Glendale Ave.

Depression is more and more evident in teens and has caused concern on the part of parents on how to recognize and deal with it. It can take the form of anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD and Asperger's Disorder, among other things. Dr. Cipriano is a noted expert in this field.

The program, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Haunted locations in your own backyard

Whitefish Bay - Chad Lewis promises to take the audience on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Wisconsin during a program at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

The program covers the entire state from Wandering Ghosts in the North Woods to the Haunted B&B in Milwaukee. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in Wisconsin is without its own haunting. Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore and directions, this unique and free presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story.

Lieutenant governor to speak at AAUW meeting

Fox Point - The public is invited to hear Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton speak on Women in Politics, Voter Education and looking into the future for herself and Wisconsin at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the meeting of the North Shore Branch of the American Association of University Women to be held at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The America Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Women and men are invited to join.

For information, call Janet Nortrom, co-president, at (414) 964-3764.

Recreation Department sponsoring overseas trip

Whitefish Bay - The Recreation Department is accepting reservations for a tour of Croatia, the Dalmation Coast and Slovenia for March 14-24, 2011. This is a Collette Vacations tour with a cost of $2,799 each for double occupancy.

For information, call Joan Brenk at (414) 963-3992.

Alzheimer's Association hosts seminars

Mequon - The Alzheimer's Association, in cooperation with New Perspectives Senior Living Communities, will host a three-part education series on brain health, Alzheimer's and dementia. All sessions will be at the Weyenberg Library, Tolzman Community Room, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The schedule is as follows:

• Nourish Your Noggin - a program about brain health on Oct. 19

The programs are free and no registration is required.

Village to host informational sessions

Whitefish Bay - The Environmental Advisory Commission and village staff have organized the following forums on community issues:

• Preventative Solutions for Sewer Backups & Basement Flooding; presented by Tom Zoulek, of Mid City Plumbing will answer questions and provide information on preventative solutions for sewer backups and basement flooding. Paul Launer, Village of Whitefish Bay Building Inspector will be on hand to answer questions about village codes; from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave. Enter through door No.1;

• Natural Lawn and Turf Care for our Yards & Community Green Space; join Chip Osborne, national leader in organic municipal turf management, for information and discussion on the growing movement to care for green space in a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible way. Chip presents the basic principles of organic turf care and will discuss how this approach differs from the synthetic pesticide/fertilizer approach; from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 in the basement at Village Hall, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive;

• MMSD Sewer School: How Storm Water & Sanitary Sewers Work; Tim Bate, MMSD director of planning, research and sustainability, explains how the village and MMSD sanitary sewer systems work from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the upstairs meeting room at the Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive;

• Preventative Solutions for Keeping Water out of the System; Karen Sands, MMSD, manager of sustainability & WFB EAC, and Melanie Ariens of the Environmental Advisory Commission discuss downspout disconnection, rain barrels, laundry, showers and the 100 Gallon Challenge. If downspouts go into the ground then they may be directing roof runoff into the sanitary sewer system. This can contribute to basement backups and sewer overflows. Disconnecting your downspout is a cheap, easy and effective way to reduce the amount of storm water entering the sanitary sewer system. Rain barrels can slow down water even further by keeping it out of the storm sewer system and providing you with water for your yard and plants. The program is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the upstairs meeting room at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

For information, call Melanie Ariens at (414) 964-9813.

Seniors club celebrates Halloween

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens Club is having a Halloween party at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Senior Center at Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

There will be bingo with prizes plus cake and ice cream.

To sign up, call (414) 540-2100.

Park People looking for weed-out volunteers

Volunteers for the annual Fall 2010 Weed-Out are needed to remove invasive weeds from Milwaukee County Parks natural areas. Park People volunteers have been removing invasive weeds from park areas since 1996. This fall, the effort is focused on removing garlic mustard, an especially aggressive plant that is native to Europe. It has spread in the parks at an alarming rate and has been displacing native woodland vegetation.

Weed-Out is an excellent community service project for any organization, school group, family or individual concerned about the parks and environment. Participants should wear gloves, long pants, a long sleeve shirt and sturdy shoes. Sandals and shorts are discouraged.

Individual pre-registration is not required. Contact The Park People at (414) 273-7275 for group participation.

There will be weed-outs from 9 a.m. to noon in Kletzsch Park, Glendale, on Oct 23 and in Estabrook Park, Shorewood, on Oct. 23 and Nov. 7. Look for yellow yard signs in the park that say WEED-OUT!

For information visit or call (414) 273-PARK (7275).

Bay Woman's Club sponsors Hallowscream

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Woman's Club will sponsor Hallowscream: A family spook event, from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the clubhouse, 600 E. Henry Clay St.

There will be games, pumpkin and cupcake decorating, face-painting, costume parade, food and raffles.

There is no admittance fee but there is a small fee for games and decorating activities.

Jewish Federation announces Super Sunday

Whitefish Bay - The Milwaukee Jewish Federation has scheduled Super Sunday, its largest telephone fundraiser of the year from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Volunteers make telephone calls to solicit gifts to the 2011 Annual Campaign of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, which raises funds that are allocated to the federation's local, national and overseas partner agencies to support programs and services that enhance Jewish life and assist people in need.

Individuals who are interested in volunteering for a 90 minute session on Super Sunday to make phone solicitations or to help with paperwork processing are asked to contact Shelly Sampon at or call (414) 390-5723.

Best bra contest benefits breast cancer awareness

Mequon - The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club and Libby Montana Bar & Grill are again teaming up to hold the Second Annual Best Bra contest at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Participants are invited to decorate a bra and drop it off with the manager at Libby's, 5616 W. Donges Bay Road, along with a $10 entry fee. Bras may be entered up until 6:30 p.m. the night of the event. All funds raised will go to breast cancer awareness causes. For an additional $5 donation, you can participate in the judging, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Diane Johnson at or go to

Concert to be held at local congregation

Whitefish Bay - The Bach Chamber Choir presents Beside Still Waters at St. Monica Congregation, 160 E. Silver Spring Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

The tickets are $18 at the door, $17 in advance with a $1 discount for seniors. Cash or check will be accepted.

For advance tickets call (414) 427-7160.

Fall book sale to benefit education foundation

Mequon - The Thiensville-Mequon Library League will hold its fall book sale for the benefit of the MT Education Foundation from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Logemann Community Center, 6100 W. Mequon Road.

There will be a half-price sale in the New Leaf Used Book Cellar as well.

Book drives are being held in the district's schools from Oct. 18 to 27. Donations of books, audio-visual materials, puzzles and educational games may also be brought to Range Line School and the Logemann Community Center at any time.

Author to sign books at Winkie's

Whitefish Bay - North Shore author Jean Gietzen will be signing copies of her Christmas memoir "If You're Missing Baby Jesus" at Winkie's Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6. This Christmas classic has been on the Christian gift book best seller list and is now out in its second edition with watercolor illustrations by Lila Rose Kennedy.

Winkie's is located on the corner of Lake and Silver Spring drives.

Luncheon marks club's 50th anniversary

Fox Point - The 50th anniversary luncheon for the Mequon-Thiensville Newcomers Club is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at the NSB Bar and Grill (formerly North Shore Bistro), 8649 North Port Washington Road. All former and current members are invited to join in this celebration of the many ways newcomers club has had on people in this community.

For information, call Mary Lou Harris at (262) 377-7706.

Christmas concerts planned at Stritch

Fox Point - The Music Department at Cardinal Stritch University presents a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Nancy Kendall Theater. The program features the Cardinal Stritch University Concert Choir conducted by Michael Batcho.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, alumni and students. Current Stritch students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid University ID card.

For ticket information, call (414) 410-4171.

October, November 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 October.

• 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.

• Xtreme Raptor Day & Talon Quest Adventure Hike from 10 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 rain or shine. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.

• Hatha Yoga for Health and Wellness from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. or 5:45 to 7 p.m. every Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. every Saturday. For program fees, call (414) 352- 2880, extension 0.

• Sky Hunters: Word with a Bird from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. This is free with admission.

• Boomers and Beyond from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers per session.

• New Moon Family Hike from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6. The cost is $6 for child members and $10 for adult members and $8 for child nonmembers and $12 for adult nonmembers.

• Fireside Conversations from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

• Hiking the Ice Age Trail from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. The cost is $4 for members and $5 for nonmembers.

• Schlitz Audubon Bird Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10. It is free to members and volunteers.

• Hand-in-Hand: T is for Turkey from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 11 and 9 to 10:15 Nov. 18. The cost is $12 for members pair and $15 for nonmembers pair. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

• Discovery Nature Hiking from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 8. The cost is $5 for members and $ 7 for nonmembers.

• Starry Nights of Winter from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. The cost is $5 for child and $7 for adult members and $7 for child nonmembers and $9 for adult nonmembers.

• Ready, Set, Hibernate from 10 to noon Nov. 20. The cost is $12 for child members and $16 for child nonmembers.

• November Full Moon Family Hike from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 21. The cost is $ 6 for child and $10 for adult members and $8 for child and $12 for adult nonmembers.

• The Spiritual World of Nature from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5, 12 and 19. the cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

• Using Dreams to Develop a Sacred Connection with Nature with Jungian Analyst and Ecopsychologist Dennis Merritt from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers.

Jewish film festival planned for October

Mequon - The Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival, sponsored by the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, plans to show the remaining Jewish movie for October:

• "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.

The movie is $10, general admission, $9 students/seniors.

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:

• "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.

• "Almost Maine" at the Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21.

The cost of tickets is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students.

For information call (414) 410-4171.

• 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

• Homecoming weekend Oct. 29-30. 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. Oct. 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. 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.

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