Things to Do

July 10, 2011

Tennis for residents available at high school

Brown Deer - Brown Deer residents 50 and older can play tennis from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

Bring a tennis racket.

Shorewood Concert Band concludes summer season

Shorewood - Shorewood Concert Band performs Band Shell Classics at 7 p.m. July 14 at Atwater Park, at Capitol and Lake drives.

The concert features a variety of marches, circus tunes and overtures. Also, French horn soloist Mike Keegan performs music from Camille Saint-Saëns, "Concertpiece, Op. 94."

For information, visit

Summer Sounds features variety of music

Shorewood - Summer Sounds, a free outdoor concert series, runs seven consecutive Thursdays at Hubbard Park, off of Morris Boulevard.

Summer Sounds features a variety of musical sounds, including jazz, contemporary rock, blues, bossa nova swing, funk and traditional Irish/bluegrass.

The park opens at 5 p.m.; each concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; picnic food and assorted beverages, including beer and wine, will be for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge. No carry-in alcohol is allowed.

The full lineup features:

July 14: Jackie Brown & the Boys

July 21: Tweed Funk

July 28: Peter Vaguely with Coolsville

August 4: MRS. FUN

August 11: The Gleasons

For information, call (414) 847-2700 or visit

Library offers Read to Rover program

Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, presents Read to Rover on July 14 and Aug. 11.

Through Read to Rover, children who are learning to read can gain confidence by reading stories aloud to a dog. All pets that participate in the Read to Rover program have been professionally trained and certified by Pets Helping People, a volunteer organization serving southeast Wisconsin whose mission is to bring helpful pets to people with special needs.

Registration is required for Read to Rover. Each child registers for a 10-minute time frame; there are six time frames per session. There is no fee to participate.

For information, call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 15.

Library to host a variety of children, teen events

Mequon - The Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of upcoming events for children and teens this summer. For information, call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 15.

The Traveling Lantern Theater Company: Greek Mythology for Kids: 1 p.m. July 14

Join us for a play depicting the gods of ancient Greece and their shenanigans as they meddle in the lives of mortal humans.

The Third Annual Community Chalk Art: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13

After finishing a drawing, stay for performances by musical duo Fox & Branch and the Atwood Players. The rain date for Community Chalk Art is Aug. 15.

Fox & Branch: 10 a.m. Aug. 13

Dave Fox and Will Branch play a mix of old blues, jug band songs, fiddle tunes, New Orleans-flavored numbers and Cajun tunes.

The Atwood Players: Rainbow Tales: 1 p.m. Aug. 13

Actor/storyteller Alan Atwood brings to life stories from around the world, including stories from Mexico, Africa, China, Russia, Native America and the American Frontier.

Mequon library hosts Japanese dance group

Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts the Hanagasa Ondo Women's Dance Group from Chiba, Japan, at 10:30 a.m. July 15.

The Hanagasa Ladies present traditional Japanese flower arrangements, drawing and origami. Children will be able to try on summer kimonos.

This program is free of charge and no registration is required.

For information, visit or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12.

Gathering lineup features Stuermer, Warwick

Mequon - Gathering on the Green, an annual performing arts festival, presents a variety of art, music, dance and children's activity offerings July 15 and July 16 at Mequon Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Road.

The lineup includes:

July 15

4:30 p.m. - park opens5 p.m. - Taiko Japanese Drummers8 p.m. - Daryl Stuermer of Genesis9 p.m. - After party with Jamit

July 16

6:30 a.m. - 5K run/walk packet pick-up, 8 a.m.; 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. - park opens for blanket/chair space reservations noon - park closes, 4 p.m. - park opens, children activities begin, sake tasting 5 p.m. -Taiko Japanese Drummers 7 p.m.; Dionne Warwick, Florentine Opera, Gathering on the Green Orchestra, tribute to hometown heroes, 9:30 p.m. - musical fireworks

The PNC Children's Village allows kids to interact with Milwaukee arts groups and create their own art. The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music hosts an instrument petting zoo while performers in costume from the Milwaukee Ballet and the Florentine Opera interact with the children.

Tickets are available online at and by phone at (262) 236-0510. Children 12 and younger receive free lawn admission. Single tickets are $45 and $20 for adults. Tickets purchased at the entrance are $5 more per ticket.

BloodCenter sponsors walkathon in support of donation

Bayside - BloodCenter of Wisconsin sponsors a walkathon to support different types of donation within the greater Milwaukee community from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 16 at Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane.

The walkathon is in memoriam of Michael Janasik. Janasik was killed in a car crash when he was 18. He donated his heart, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys.

Registration and packet pickup begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 per person or $100 for a team of five. The walk is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Proceeds go to Wisconsin Donor Network and Wisconsin Tissue Bank for awareness and educational programs.

Participants are encouraged to join the post-walk celebration taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To get event details or to sign up for the walk please visit

Theater hosts series for children with autism

Mequon - Marcus North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road, hosts Reel Movies for Real Needs film series for families of children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies.

"Winnie the Pooh" will be shown at 10:30 a.m. July 16. "The Smurfs" will be shown at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6. "Dolphin Tale" will be shown at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24.

The films are played at a lower volume with brighter lighting.

For information, call (262) 241-6180.

St. Martin hosts annual community family festival

Brown Deer - The sixth annual Community Family Fun Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 16 on the grounds of St. Martin Episcopal Church, 8401 N. 60th St.

There will be a bounce house, face painting, games and crafts for children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Police Department will fingerprint children and K-9 officer Justis and his handler visit from 2 to 4 p.m. North Shore firefighters will be on site with a fire truck.

A wide variety of food will be sold, including homemade Caribbean chicken wings, roasted corn African donut balls, popcorn and ice cream. Steverino's Restaurant will also prepare a variety of food. Live music will be provided by the Brass Bell Music's Battle of the Bands from 1 to 4 p.m.

No alcohol will be sold at the festival.

At 4 p.m., St. Martin's holds a live auction featuring prizes donated by local businesses and organizations. Smaller items will be raffled off during the festival. The church will also sell its popular F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God) merchandise.

Admission is free and all are invited.

Run, walk benefit Gathering on the Green

Mequon - The first annual Gathering on the Green 5k Run/Walk & Youth Fun Run is at 8 a.m. July 16 at Mequon Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Road.

The registration fee is $25 prior to July 9 and $30 after July 9 with registration closing July 14. A portion of the registration fee will be donated to Gathering on the Green. Registrants receive a T-shirt for their participation and free parking is available at Mequon Rotary Park. There is no registration fee for the Youth Fun Run since no T-shirt is provided. Packet pick-up and event-day registration is from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. July 16 prior to the start of the event. Participants should register at

Theater group to perform 'Emma'

Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company perform "Emma" at 8 p.m. July 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, 3 p.m. July 17 and 24, and 4 p.m. July 23 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Tickets are $15, or $5 for students.

For information, call (414) 744-5995.

Drop off hazardous materials at high school

Shorewood - The Shorewood Conservation Committee is holding a hazardous wastes drop-off from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Items like paints and chemicals will be collected during the event.

Call (414) 847-2727 to inquire about Shorewood Connects pick-up of items.

For information, call (414) 963-9727.

Golf outing benefits Journey House

Mequon - The eighth annual Journey House Golf Outing starts at 11 a.m. July 18 at Mequon Country Club, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.

Teams of foursomes, individual golfers and sponsors are being recruited.

The tournament format is a four-person scramble with special on-course events, including a hole-in-one contest, and place prizes awarded. The fee of $800 per foursome or $200 per individual will cover golf, lunch and dinner as well as use of the driving range. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon.

Hole sponsorships are available for $500 and include recognition on event signage and in printed materials. All profits benefit the Journey House community programs and services.

To reserve a spot or become a sponsor, call (414) 647-0548, Ext. 2230, or email

Library hosts a variety of summer activities

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Library, 5600 W. Bradley Road, hosts a variety of children's activities this summer. For information, call (414) 357-0106.

Flip-Flop Decorating: 6 to 7 p.m. July 19; bring a pair of clean flip-flops; decorations are provided; wear a different pair of shoes to the event as the decorated shoes won't be able to be worn for at least 24 hours

World Wide Stories with Kathy: 7 p.m. July 27; traditional and modern folktales

Mr. Steve: 7 p.m. Aug. 1; a musical comedy show of music, magic, ballooning and more

Pint-Sized Polkas: 7 p.m. Aug. 10; children and their families will learn about the alphabet, numbers, occupations, personal hygiene, relationships and foreign language through Uncle Mike's catchy polka tunes

SANC hosts a variety of events, activities

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, hosts a variety of events and activities in July. For information, call (414) 352-2880 or visit

Family hikes: 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 22; $10 per member child and $14 per nonmember child

This program is for parents with young children ages 2 to 5 years old. Each session includes a hike with games, activities and stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spiritual World: Tom Galten - Spiritual Roots of the Environmental Crisis: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 23; $10 for adult members and $12 for nonmember adults

Tom Galten discusses the spiritual roots of the environmental crisis.

Concert series features variety of acts

Glendale - The Music in the Glen free summer concert series lineup continues at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 10 at the Glen, the green space north of Parkway School, 5910 N. Milwaukee River Parkway.

The lineup features:

July 20: Bobby Way and the Wayouts

July 27: King Comets

Aug. 3: The Concord Chamber Orchestra (Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road)

Aug. 10: The Copper Box

Prior to each concert at 6:30 p.m., representatives of the Wisconsin Athletic Club, in conjunction with Erehwon Mountain Outfitter and One Tooth Yoga, will lead a series of exercises.

Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs. The location is handicap accessible and has parking. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Glen Hills Middle School.

For information, call (414) 228-1706.

Women's group luncheon features author

Mequon - The Women's FOCUS luncheon 11:30 a.m. July 20 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road, features Rebecca Ryan, founder of Next Generation Consulting and author of "Live First, Work Second," speaking on the Intergenerational Workplace.

Networking and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. Cost of the luncheon is $20.

Reservations can be made at, by emailing or calling (262) 377-3118.

Community band playing series of outdoor concerts

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Community Band plays a series of free outdoor concerts at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.

The concert schedule is: 7 p.m. July 20, and 3 p.m. July 31, Aug. 7 and 14.

The band plays programs of patriotic and military songs, marches, polkas, show tunes and old standards.

The band welcomes new members. Horn players who are interested should call (414) 357-5178.

Lynden hosts Eiko and Koma for 'Raven' performance

River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, host Eiko and Koma performing "Raven" at 6 p.m. July 23.

The performance is followed by a picnic with Eiko and Koma at 7 p.m. Attendees can bring their own meal or purchase a picnic meal for $15 each. The deadline for ordering a picnic meal is July 20.

Single tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased through the Alverno Presents box office at (414) 382-6044 or online at

Library offers free, basic computer classes

Mequon - Dave Bartlett leads free basic computer classes starting March 30 at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N Cedarburg Road.

The classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about how to make the most out of their computer, and no advanced registration is required.

Topics include:

July 27 - Digital Photography

September 28 - Genealogy

October 26 - Smart Phones & What's an App?

November 30 - Hot Gadgets: Holiday Technology Programming

For information, e-mail, or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 37.

Exhibit features Vietnam War photographs

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University exhibits "The Face of War: Vietnam Combat Photographers" through July 31 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The exhibit features photographs by freelance photographer Robert Ellison as well as Department of the Army Special Photographic Office team photographers.

The closing reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 29, which is also Gallery Night, and includes the Open Box Project, an interdisciplinary project where Stritch students use a diverse range of creative talents to develop a response to contents within a given box. This year's Open Box contains a collection of personal belongings of photographer Robert Ellison. The event features student performances, writings and artworks and a talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The opening and closing receptions include food, beverages and live music. All events are free and open to the public.

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

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

Summer art camps available at Lynden Garden

River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, offers summer art camps for children 6 to 14.

Camps feature environmental programs, visiting artists and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media in the art studio. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends.

For information, email or call (414) 446-8481.

Art Elements: 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22, ages 6-8, $140/$120 members.

Knowledge plus caring equals responsible choices for the environment. Learn about sustainability through environmentally based art projects. Earth, fire, wind and water: each day participants will interpret a new element through an art activity.

Puppets: From Rags to Revue with Sally Duback: 9 a.m. to noon, July 25-29, ages 8-12, $140/$120 members.

Join teaching artist-in-residence Sally Duback for a puppetry workshop that begins with rags and ends with a revue. Participants will start with pieces of worn cloth and natural materials gathered at Lynden, and then grind the pulp in a Hollander beater. They'll use the pulp to create original puppets. As the week progresses and participants develop their puppet's character, the group will work together on a script that incorporates everyone's creations. The camp finishes with a puppet play, performed for family and friends.

The Sculptor's Process: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1-2, ages 7-9, $110/$90 members.

Designed for the budding sculptor, this camp takes a look inside the artistic process. Using Lynden's sculpture collection, participants will explore the methods, materials and ideas artists use to create sculpture. Hands-on studio projects are inspired by Henry Moore's mold making and casting, the design of Marta Pan's floating sculpture and Deborah Butterfield's use of natural materials.

Artists' Exchange: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4-5, ages 10-14, $110/$90 members

Sign up with a friend and get $10 off each.

What happens to your artwork if you make it expressly to be given away, shared or traded? Bring a friend, or make one at camp, and discover a range of paper-based techniques, from book making and origami to box making, pop-ups, photo transfers and collage. Two-days of art making with one rule: that you leave with nothing you have made, but with many works of art.

More events are listed at

The sculpture garden is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $9 general and $7 for students and seniors. Members and children younger than 6 are free. For information, call (414) 446-8794.

University hosts a variety of art, music events

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts art and music events in the coming months.

Graduate candidates from the Master of Arts in Visual Studies program at Cardinal Stritch University present their final thesis artwork from Aug. 27 to Sept. 11. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday. For information, call (414) 410-4105.

A faculty artist piano recital, featuring Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, is at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.

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 information, call (414) 410-4171.

Anaba Tea Room hosts art show

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Kathy Armstrong's art show, Bountiful Wisconsin through Aug. 28.

In the exhibit, Armstrong showcases Wisconsin farms, flowers and farmers market fruits and vegetables in rich colors of transparent watercolor and acrylic.

The exhibit is available for viewing from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (414) 963-9510.

Nature group holds landscaping conference

Fox Point - The Wild Ones Natural Landscaping Conference sessions are 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 15 at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road. Registration runs from 8 to 8:45 a.m.

The keynote speaker is Douglas Tallamy, author of "Bringing Nature Home."

For information, call (414) 299-9888, Ext. 3, or visit

Concordia announces 2011-12 theater lineup

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents four theatrical performances starting this fall.

Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families, unless otherwise noted. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person. For information, call (262) 243-4364 or email

"Girl and a Glass Slipper": 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 28 and 29, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30

"Star Spangled Girl": 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2 and 3, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4

"The Princess That Went Thataway": 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11; tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger

"Waiting for the Parade": 7:30 p.m. April 26, 27 and 28, 1:30 p.m. April 29

Music club announces 2011-12 schedule

The MacDowell Club will perform at a variety of locations during its 2011-12 season. For information, visit

New Members Concert: 3 p.m. Aug. 7; Greendale Community Church, 6015 Clover Lane, Greendale

Women Composers Program: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21; Woman's Club of Wisconsin Athenaeum, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee

Opera Aires and Arias: 3 p.m. Nov. 20; Steinway Piano Gallery, 11550 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa

Solos and Ensembles: 3 p.m. Jan. 8; Cardinal Stritch University, Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road, Fox Point

An Afternoon of Polish Classical Music: 3 p.m. March 18; Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin

Organists' Delight: 7:30 p.m. April 14; Gesu Parish, 1210 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee

Music to Welcome Spring: 3 p.m. May 20; St. John's on the Lake, Cultural Arts Hall, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee

MacDowell Club holding 102nd annual luncheon

Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee holds its 102nd annual luncheon at 12.30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The guest speaker will be flutist, pedagogue, freelance concert reviewer and author Elaine Schmidt. She will talk about her multifaceted career and discuss her new book, "Hey Mom! Look at This! A Parent's Guide to Music."

The luncheon will be held in the Nancy Kendall Theater. Reservations are $25, due by Sept. 21. Checks, made payable to the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee, go to Marguerite Greinke, 4245 N. 162nd St., Brookfield, WI 53005-1408. For information, call (414) 771-5832 or visit

Concordia announces 2011-12 concert lineup

Mequon - The Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the Concordia University Wisconsin campus, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts a variety of concerts starting this fall.

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission. For more information, call (262) 243-4405.

Pops Concert with the Symphonic Wind, Strings and Jazz Ensembles: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28; free

Faculty recital by Michael Thiele, piano: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29

Christ the King Celebration Concert with the Kammerchor and the Alleluia Ringers: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20

Christmas at Concordia: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10; features all of Concordia's music ensembles. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 17 and younger. All tickets must be reserved. Reserve by calling (262) 243-4243 or by emailing Tickets will be available Nov. 1.

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for children younger than 18.

Milwaukee handbell workshop: 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 28; $12 per person; reservations required; call (262) 243-4240

Guest organ recital - Christopher Herrick: 3:30 p.m. March 11

Kammerchor Spring Concert: 3:30 p.m. April 1

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra: 3:30 p.m. April 22

Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert: 3:30 p.m. April 29

The Alleluia Ringers concert: 3:30 p.m. May 6

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert: 7:30 p.m. May 11; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for children younger than 18.

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