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Dec. 12, 2010

All About Animals movie night set at SANC

Bayside - Jim Hyatt presents an All About Animals program with live animals from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road. S'mores will be served before the program starts at 6 p.m.

After the program, "Toy Story 3" will be shown on the big screen. Coffee, hot chocolate and tea will be provided. Bring a blanket and movie snacks, and prepare to have lots of fun.

For members, the cost is $4 for children, $6 for adults. For nonmembers, the cost is $6 for children and $8 for adults. For information, call (414) 352-2880 or visit

Free boot camp sessions offered during coming weeks

Glendale - To give the curious a chance to give it a try it before making a commitment, Milwaukee Adventure Boot Camp a free one-hour camp.

The session is set for 7 a.m. Dec. 18 at the MABC indoor facility, 4170 N. Port Washington Road.

Participants should bring a mat, weights and water. Registration is required since the sessions are kept smaller for more personal attention and safety.

Visit and click on the "Current Special" starburst button or sign up via e-mail, For information, call (414) 881-5348.

MABC is collecting gently used boots for donation to the Salvation Army. They can be brought to the classes.

Christ Church hosts Carol Sing on Dec. 19

Whitefish Bay - Christ Episcopal Church, 5655 N. Lake Drive, will host a Carol Sing at 4 p.m. Dec. 19 in the nave, or main part of the church.

The event features the church's choir, a carol written for and performed by the children of Christ Church, and a performance by the Bell Choir. Audience participation also will be included.

A reception follows the carols in the Great Hall. St. Nicholas may visit, too. A free-will donation will be collected.

For information, call (414) 964-3368 or visit

HHS Choirs to perform at free concert

Mequon - Join the Homestead High School choirs for their annual Holiday Celebration on Dec. 19. Camerata, the Singing Servers, and the Holiday Strings (an ensemble from the Homestead orchestra) will present an evening of mirth, melody and merry-making in the festively transformed HHS cafeteria starting at 4:30 p.m.

Program/dinner tickets are available for $35 and must be purchased in advance. This traditional Holiday Celebration includes Christmas and Hanukkah music, poetry and an elegant dinner.

Proceeds benefit the Homestead Choral Education Enrichment and Endowment Funds.

Annual toy drive taking place at all NSFD stations

The North Shore Fire Department is having its annual toy drive through Dec. 21. New and unwrapped books and toys can be dropped off at any of the five stations. Contact Bobbie Cohn at (414) 333-1969 with questions. Toys are donated to the Ronald McDonald House, Next Door Foundation, Children's Outing Association and other worthwhile charities.

Hoops booster club plans indoor community tailgate

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay High School Hoops Booster Club will hold an indoor community tailgate from 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 22 in the school's field house lobby, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

The tailgate will precede a rare varsity doubleheader; both Whitefish Bay varsity basketball teams will play Dominican High School's teams. The girls' game tips off at 6 p.m.; the boys' game follows at 7:45 p.m.

The tailgate dinner includes a taco, drink and cookie for $5. Proceeds benefit the Whitefish Bay High School basketball program.

Grief Resource Center hosts free Grinches' Gathering

Brown Deer - Horizon Home Care & Hospice Grief Resource Center, 8949 N. Deerbrook Trail, will host a free Grinches' Gathering, an escape from the holidays, grief and sadness, from 2 to 5:45 p.m. Dec. 23.The event will feature island music and alcohol-free piña coladas and daiquiris.For information, call (414) 586-8383.

MacDowell Club seeking musicians

Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee will hold auditions from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 8 in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communications/Fine Arts at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The club is looking for classically trained musicians (composers, instrumentalists, vocalists, pianists and organists). Special arrangements will be made for organists.

All applications must be received by Dec. 31. Requirements, application forms, detailed information and directions are available at or by contacting Sheri Masiakowski, or (414) 403-1046.

Musicians will be notified of their time slot in early January.

Boaters urged to take safety class

Fox Point - Last year of the 16 people who died in boating accidents, not one had taken the Department of Natural Resources' Boater Safety Class.

That's one of the reasons the Fox Point Police Department is once again sponsoring a Boater Safety Class this January.

The class is mandatory for those born after 1988 in order to legally operate a motorized boat or a personal water craft but according to the DNR should be taken by all who boat.

The class, taught by Fox Point resident Gerald Hussin, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 to 14 at Padway Hall, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

According to the DNR all participates must obtain a DNR customer number. This information is available by calling (888) 936-7463 or online at

After registering with the DNR, students need to register for the class by calling Officer Dan Ries at (414) 351-8911.

Enrollment is limited, so sign up quickly.

Club members featured artists in music program

Fox Point - Members of the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee will be the featured artists in a program "Solos and Ensembles" at 3 p.m. Jan. 9.

The event will be presented in the Nancy Kendall Theater, in the northern wing of the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication/Fine Arts at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 North Yates Road.

For information, visit

Anaba Tea Room features local artist's works at show

Shorewood - Local artist Linda Kelen will showcase her works during an upcoming art show, Anything But Driftless, through Jan. 2 at the Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.

The display is an eclectic selection of works designed to tie together and showcase Kelen's unique view of the world through prints of woodblock, drypoint and calligraphy.

For information, call Doug McDonald at (414) 963-1657.

Concordia University plans upcoming events

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

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

• Graduate School Information Session at 6 p.m. Feb. 15.

A complimentary dinner will be served.

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

Register online at

Children can bring LEGOs to club meeting at library

Glendale - The North Shore Library LEGO Club will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in the library community room, 6800 N. Port Washington Road.

Children, 6 to 12, should bring their own LEGOs to build their own projects or to construct a combined project with a friend. Parents are asked to stay in the library and are welcome to assist. No registration is required.

The library also is seeking donations of gently used or new LEGOs.

For information, call (414) 351-3461 and ask for a children's librarian, or visit

Exhibit features artwork by Stritch alumni

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University alumni feature artistic works in an exhibit from Feb. 25 to April 1 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery at the university, 6801 N. Yates Road. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday. The exhibit will be closed March 13 to 20.

For information, call (414) 410-4105 or visit

Music recital features Stritch faculty artists

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University's Music Department presents a Faculty Chamber Music Recital featuring Stritch music faculty artists at 2 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Nancy Kendall Theater at the university, 6801 N. Yates Road.

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

For ticket information, call (414) 410-4171 or visit

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