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Dec. 26, 2010

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.

Storytime registration begins Jan. 3 at North Shore Library

Glendale - The North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, offers storytime programs for children 6 months and older next month.

Storytime includes stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Registration is free and begins Jan. 3. For information, call (414) 351-3461, and ask for a children's librarian, or visit

Fellowship luncheon includes book signing with local author

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Recreation Department will sponsor the 3F (Friends, Food, Fellowship) luncheon, which starts at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4 Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

A program follows lunch at 1 p.m. Whitefish Bay resident and author Tom Fehring will show pictures from his book, "Whitefish Bay." He will also sign copies of his book.

The cost is $6. Reservations are due Dec. 28. Checks should be made payable to Whitefish Bay Recreation Department and mailed or brought to 5205 N. Lydell Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217.

For information, call (414) 963-3992.

Boomers and Beyond program continues at SANC

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Boomers and Beyond program continues to be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

Participants start with socializing and coffee and treats, and then head out on the trails, if favorable conditions exist, to engage in nature's instructive process. The Jan. 6 class will explore the newly blazed land management access trails in the research area.

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

For information, visit or call (414) 352-2880.

Free lecture to focus on behavioral and related disorders

Mequon - Dr. Jeremy Fritz will present a free lecture, "Is Your Child Struggling With Academic, Behavior, Emotional or Sensory Issues? Address the Cause, Not the Symptoms," at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at Milwaukee Area Technical College-Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road.

The goal of the lecture is to provide a comprehensive understanding and deeper insight into the issues and challenges children with those disorders are facing, including attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, learning disabilities, autism, Asperger syndrome and related disorders. Learn how brain-based strategies can improve behavioral outcomes at home and at school.

Seating is limited. To register, visit or call (262) 240-9915.

High school pops concert set for downtown venue

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay High School choirs will present "The Kings of Pops … Royalty Revisited" at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8 at Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 790 N. Van Buren St., Milwaukee.

The concert will feature music by Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson.

For information, visit

Preschool holds open house prior to registration

Whitefish Bay - Community Preschool of Whitefish Bay, 5655 N. Lake Drive, hosts an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 8.

Families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, test-drive preschool toys and activities, and meet teachers.

The school, a nonprofit parent cooperative preschool, offers a morning and afternoon mix of two-, three- and four-day classes for potty-trained children 2 years, 10 months and older.

Registration for new families starts Jan. 20.

For information, visit or call (414) 961-0432.

Different birds of prey featured at SANC

Bayside - A Schlitz Audubon Nature Center raptor handler showcases one of the center's birds of prey on a rotating basis from 1 to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

The activity is free with admission to the center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

For information, visit or call (414) 352-2880.

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.

Bel Canto holds auditions for boy, adult choirs

Mequon - The Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee is seeking new members for both its adult chorus and boy choir.

The Bel Canto Boy Choir, in its second season, is seeking talented boys with unchanged voices, fourth grade and older. Younger boys may also audition for the training choir. Auditions will be held in January by appointment only. Call (414) 481-8801 to schedule an audition.

Auditions for the Bel Canto Chorus will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 8 at Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Lane.

For information, visit

Workshop focuses on creating native plant landscape

Bayside - Joy Buslaff presents her creative approach to reading the land and applying its lessons to create a native plant landscape at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.The class is free.

For information, visit or call (414) 352-2880.

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

SANC offers hatha yoga classes

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, will offer a hatha yoga class from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. and 5:45 to 7 p.m. every Monday and 10 to 11:15 a.m. every Saturday.

The first trial class is free.

For information, visit or call (414) 352-2880.

Fireside conversations continue at SANC

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Fireside Conversations series continues with a discussion of Henry David Thoreau's "Walden," from "Where I Lived …" through "Solitude" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 10.

Don Quintenz will lead the discussion.

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

For information, visit or call (414) 352-2880.

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.

Bay Players presents 'The Butler Did It'

Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players present Tim Kelly's "The Butler Did It" at 8 p.m. Jan. 14, 15, 21 and 22 in the Whitefish Bay High School auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

This whodunit, directed by Raymond Bradford, is a spoof that takes place on Turkey Island, off the coast of San Francisco. Mystery writer, Miss Maple, is famous for her parties. This party, with invitations to well-known mystery writers, is a weekend gala, with the guests dressed as the main character of their books. The plot gets very thick, with twists, turns and the requisite surprise ending.

The cost is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and students.

For information, call (414) 299-9040 or visit the

SANC's winter carnival features outdoor activities

Bayside - Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, hosts Winter Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 16.

There will be snowshoeing for people age 12 and older (snowshoes are available for use) and animal tracking hikes for younger children. Don Quintenz leads interpretive tours on cross-country skis (bring your own skis). There will be sessions on raptors, snow crystals and how mammals keep warm. Take a guided hike to the beach to see ice formations. If conditions are right, there will be ice skating on Mystery Lake (bring your own ice skates). Hot chocolate and a fire will be available in the Hearth Room.

The event goes on regardless of the weather. The cost is $5 per car. For information, visit or call (414) 352-2880.

Bay Players needs actors for spring show

Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players is holding auditions for its spring show written by Christopher Durang. "The Actor's Nightmare" plus two additional Durang one-acts will be directed by Raymond Bradford.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 and 18 in the Whitefish Bay High School auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.Actors ages 20 to 70 are needed. Because there are three short plays, the number of actors required is unlimited at this time.

Auditions consist of reading from the script. No prepared monologues are required.

For information, call (414) 299-9040 or visit the

Class to focus on ways to reduce back, knee pain

Brown Deer - The class, Freedom from Back and Knee Pain, will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Rite-Hite Family YMCA, 9250 N. Green Bay Road.

The presenters are Drs. Thomas Perlewitz and James Stone, orthopedic surgeons from Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital. They will discuss the latest innovations in surgical and nonsurgical treatments for chronic knee and back pain.

The class is free. To register, call (888) 994-3286 or go to and click the Find Classes and Events link.

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

Father-daughter dance set for Feb. 22

Whitefish Bay - The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts its second annual Father-Daughter Dance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Daniel M. Soref Community Hall.

The evening will feature dancing, desserts, dressing up, caricaturist, red carpet and sparkling juice.

The Father-Daughter Dance is open to girls ages 7 to 13 and their dads. Registration is required. The dance is a program of the Shirley Meis Endowment for Dance & Music Arts.

For information, contact Sarah Ruiz at or (414) 967-8185. For information about the center, call (414) 964-4444 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

Exclusive '10 Perfect' performance set at Stritch

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents the original production, "10 Perfect: A Lynching Survivor's Story," 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 5 p.m. Feb. 27.

This is an exclusive Milwaukee performance and is inspired by the life of the man who wanted to keep African American history alive.

Inspired by the life of Dr. James Cameron, the only known survivor of a lynching in U.S. history, "10 Perfect" delves into the life of Jimmy "The Salmon" Solomon. Born and raised in the heart of northern Ku Klux Klan territory, Solomon revisits his earliest memories as a child growing up with his best friend, Tommy, who is white. As the two youths age and society demands their innocence, their troubled friendship comes to a screeching halt on a fateful night in August 1930.

For information, call (414) 410-4477.

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

Concordia has lineup of activities for new year

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, is planning the following events. For information, visit


• "The Princess in the Clouds;" 7 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12; various daytime performances are also held for school groups. This is an outer space fantasy written by David Eggebrecht. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. For information, call (262) 243-4400 or e-mail

• "Leaving Iowa;" 8 p.m. Feb. 25, 26, March 3, 4 and 5; 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6; 4 p.m. March 5; performed by Acacia Theater in Concordia's Todd Wehr Auditorium; by Tim Clue and Spike Manton. Seeking the perfect place to scatter his father's ashes, writer Don Browning sets off on a quest to reconcile his past and present as he relives summer trips spent in the backseat of the family car. Realizing the journey is just as important as the destination, Don encounters wacky denizens of America's heartland as his final road trip with his father leads him to the center of the country and himself. Tickets are $15, students $5.

• "Paragon Springs;" 7:30 p.m. April 14, 15 and 16, and 1:30 p.m. April 17. This is an updated version of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of the People." It is discovered that the hot springs in a Western American health spa have become polluted. The town officials want to keep the information secret, but a local doctor wants to tell the truth to protect the public. Tickets are $8 for students, $6 for children, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $20 for families. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person. For information, call (262) 243-4400 or e-mail

• "A Woman Called Truth;" 8 p.m. May 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21; 3 p.m. May 15 and 22; and 4 p.m. May 21; performed by Acacia Theater in Concordia's Todd Wehr Auditorium. By Sandra Fenichel Asher, "A Woman Called Truth" celebrates the remarkable, faith-filled journey of Sojourner Truth, from the day she is sold away from her family as a young girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a popular and respected advocate of abolition and women's rights. Asher's award-winning script beautifully underscores Sojourner Truth's actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals and folk songs. Tickets are $15, students $5.

• "Emma;" 8 p.m. July 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23; 3 p.m. July 17 and 24; and 4 p.m. July 23; performed by Acacia Theater in Concordia's Todd Wehr Auditorium; adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen. Matchmaker Emma Woodhouse has taken on a new "project" - her friend Harriet. Determined to find an impressive suitor in spite of Harriet's lack of social standing, Emma becomes entangled in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintances. Will she unwittingly find herself the victim of her own best intentions? Or will Emma ultimately journey from foolishness to maturity, learning the greater value of transformation of self over changing others? Tickets are $15, students $5.


The following music events are held in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive. Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger except where noted. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission. For information, call (262) 243-4405.

• Epiphany Eve Musical Vespers; 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9th and Highland streets, Milwaukee. Organ music by John Behnke on the historic 1878 Schuelke organ, choral music by the Trinity Choir, and fabulous singing will take place in a candlelit church. Free parking is available in the lot behind the church. Freewill offering accepted.

• Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Workshop; 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 5. Call (262) 243-4240 to reserve your spot. Cost is $12 per ringer.

• J. Craig Sproat Organ Recital; 3:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Kammerchor Spring Concert; 3:30 p.m. March 27 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers Concert; 3:30 p.m. April 3 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Symphonic Wind and String Ensembles Concert; 3:30 p.m. April 10 in the chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Alleluia Ringers Reunion Concert; 2 p.m. April 30 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant. Admission is $5, free for children 17 and younger.

Undergraduate Visit Days

If you are interested in attending a campus visit day, call (888) 628-9472 to register. Upcoming dates are Jan. 17, Feb. 21 and April 2.

Information Session Dates:

• Graduate School Information Session: 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in the library at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive. A complementary dinner will be served. Meet with program directors to discuss graduate offerings. To register, contact,, (262) 243-4248 or (800) 330-9866. Register online at

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