Things to Do

Nov. 6, 2011

Explore the outdoors with activities at SANC

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, has activities for all ages this fall.

Hand-in-Hand: Gobble! Gobble! Gobble! (2- to 4-year-olds): 9 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 10; $12 for member child-adult pairs, $15 for nonmember child-adult pairs

Participants will hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. They will learn about turkeys. Dress for the weather.

Spiritual World of Nature: Supporting the Spiritual Development of Children: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10; $10 for member adults, $12 for nonmember adults

Montessori teacher and early childhood educator, Deborah Schein, will examine the spiritual development of young children beginning at birth - without making reference to God or religion. The talk will describe what spiritual development looks like at the beginning of human life, how it unfolds during childhood and how parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers might best nurture it for a lifetime.

Discovery Nature Hike: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17; $5 for member adults, $7 for nonmember adults

Participants will walk along the meadows, woods, wetlands and lakeshore of the center. The entire program is taught on the trail. Participants need to be able to walk any of the loop trails at the center. There will be short but frequent stops.

Bay presents 'Arcadia' by Stoppard

Whitefish Bay - Whitefish Bay High School presents "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11 and 12 in the Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmont Ave.

Come and enjoy this extraordinary and intriguing play that highlights the irresistible desire to seek knowledge of all kinds, almost to the point of obsession.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, $7 for adults, $5 for students/seniors.

Friends to hold auction at Brown Deer Library

Brown Deer - The 24th annual Friends of the Brown Deer Library Auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the library, 5600 W. Bradley Road.

Auction items can be previewed at 6 p.m. New or like-new items of value can be dropped off at the library through Nov. 9. Proceeds benefit the library.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 357-0106.

'Living Room' to open at Jewish Community Center

Whitefish Bay - An open house for the grand opening of "Living Room" at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10.

To register, email or call (414) 962-8201, Ext. 102.

Fundraiser benefits ice rink expansion

Thiensville - "Once in a Lifetime," a fundraiser to benefit the Ozaukee Ice Rink expansion, will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Shully's, 146 Green Bay Road.

The event features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, raffle items and silent and verbal auctions.

Auction items include a Brewers ticket and tailgate package, Packers tickets, a behind the scenes tour at the Milwaukee County Zoo, a chef prepared dinner in your home and more.

Tickets are $50, and all proceeds will benefit the new Ozaukee Ice Rink expansion.

For information, visit

Brown Deer student actors present 'The Nerd'

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer High School Theatre Department presents Larry Shue's "The Nerd" at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school, 8060 N. 60th St.

Set in 1981, the story involves Willum Cubbert, an aspiring architect in Terre Haute, Ind., who has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. After Rick arrives, Willum discovers that Rick is a hopeless nerd.

Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. There are no advance ticket sales.

Call (414) 371-7000 for information.

Mequon, Whitefish Bay artists to be featured at show

Elm Grove - John Kranitz and Nancy Camden, both of Mequon, and Margie Edwards of Whitefish Bay will be featured artists at the Elm Grove Woman's Club Christmas in the Grove fine and wearable art show from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the clubhouse, 13885 Watertown Plank Road.

Kranitz makes wooden toys, Camden, fabric art dolls, and Edwards, jewelry.

The show will feature art work and gift items made by more than 36 artists.

Three baskets, each valued at more than $250, will be raffled off. The cost is $2 for each raffle ticket or three for $5. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at the clubhouse. Winners will be notified by telephone.

Admission to the show is $3. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking is free.

For information, visit or call (262) 782-5930.

Fundraiser luncheon features painted chair auction

Interfaith's Neighborhood Outreach Program hosts its third annual Pull Up a Chair in Your Neighborhood fundraiser luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Clarion Hotel Airport, 5311 S. Howell Ave.

A highlight of the luncheon will be a painted chair auction featuring area artists' work. Photos of the chairs can be seen at after Oct. 1. In addition to the live auction, there will be a silent auction, restaurant tree, wine pull and prize drawings.

For information, call (414) 312-1801.

Newcastle Place hosts Holiday Bazaar

Mequon - Newcastle Place, 12600 N. Port Washington Road, hosts its Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

The Holiday Bazaar will have a variety of items for sale. Coffee, cider, breads and cookies will be available in the café.

For information, call (262) 387-8813.

Program teaches response during stressful situations

Glendale - Communications trainers from across the U.S., who teach police and other crisis professionals, will teach verbal defense and influence Nov. 11 to 13 at Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road.

The presenters will address a variety of topics: tactics for staying professional in a crooked world; managing crisis interactions with persons with special needs; seven things never to say to anyone and what to say instead; the five universal truths for generating voluntary compliance; managing verbal abuse; and how to make ethical interventions before bad things happen.

For information, visit

Boutique includes Secret Santa shop

Fox Point - Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts its Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

A variety of vendors will be available. The boutique features an array of gourmet treats and a silent auction. Children can visit the Secret Santa Shop where they can buy gifts for their families and teachers for $1. Santa will make a surprise visit.

All proceeds benefit outreach programs, which directly help people in need in the community.

For information, email or call (414) 586-5400.

Church holding its annual holiday bazaar

Whitefish Bay - United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, 819 E. Silver Spring Drive, holds its annual Holiday Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

The bazaar features an a la carte lunch, homemade crafts, holiday gifts, gourmet jams and jellies as well as a silent auction. All proceeds support missions of the United Methodist Church.

Admission is free

For information, call (414) 964-2424.

Stritch hosts faculty artist piano recital

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University hosts a faculty artist piano recital featuring Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Admission is free.

Free counseling workshop focuses on divorce issues

Shorewood - A free talk on "The Emotion Code," a divorce support workshop led by Kim Maedke, will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 and 19 at 2321 E. Capitol Drive, Suite 200.

To reserve a spot, call (414) 429-9391 or email

Holiday bazaar will include baked goods, lunch items

River Hills - Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, will hold its holiday bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13.

Admission and parking are free.

A variety of vendors and crafters will be available.

Baked goods and lunch and beverages will be available for purchase.

For information, call (414) 228-7545.

Returning students talk about studying abroad

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay High School AFS Intercultural Program Chapter kicks off International Education Week, Nov. 14 to 18, with a presentation by returning students from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

Emma Kortebein spent a semester in Italy and Andrew Gegios spent the summer in Jordan. AFS representatives, alumni, as well as parents of study abroad students also will be available to answer questions.

For information, call (414) 332-9405 or email

Library hosts a variety of activities

Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of events. For information, email or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12, for teen and adult programs, Ext. 15 for children's programs.

History Book Club: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14

The History Book Club will discuss "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" by Eric Larson.

Florentine Opera's "Celebrating Puccini": 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1

The Florentine Opera presents "Celebrating Puccini." Giacomo Puccini is known for creating some of the world's most popular operas. This performance of the Florentine Opera's Studio Artists Program features a quartet accompanied by a pianist. No registration is required, and this program is free and open to the public.

In the Gallery: through December

The library will display select art pieces from the estate of Frank and Helen Weyenberg.

Learn how imagery helps patients with cancer

Whitefish Bay - Gilda's Club will hold TRIUMPH: Guided Imagery for Cancer featuring Dr. Frank Lawlis from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Learn how guided imagery can strengthen the body's own healing ability and improve the quality of life for patients with cancer.

For information, call (414) 962-8201, Ext. 102.

Center hosts mah jongg class for beginners

Whitefish Bay - The Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a Mah Jongg for Beginners classes from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 15.

The fee is $24 for center members and $32 for nonmembers.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8258.

Group showcases members' talents

Mequon - Women's FOCUS features the talents of it members at its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

Some of the highlights include gift baskets, pottery, interior design, jewelry and home services.

The cost of the luncheon is $20; the luncheon is open to members and guests.

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

Library to host survivors support group

Glendale - A new Survivors Helping Survivors support group for family, friends and other loved ones who have lost someone to suicide will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road.

Registration is not necessary and all are welcome.

For information, call (414) 336-7972 or email

Church to host art fair, silent auction

Mequon - The annual Lumen Christi Holiday Art Fair and Silent Auction will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church, 2700 W. Mequon Road.

Local artists will feature their handiwork. Proceeds from an accompanying silent auction will benefit the Lumen Christi Teen Outreach Program.

Parking and admission are free.

For information, call (262) 993-4273.

Church to raise funds through exclusive dinner

Mequon - St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 3906 W. Mequon Road, will host stars of "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge on Nov. 19 and 20.

Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge will cook and serve an exclusive dinner Nov. 19 at the church for 36 people. Reservations are required. Each guest will receive a signed and personalized copy of "The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook." A silent auction of Beekman 1802 products will be offered throughout the evening.

The cost is $100 per person. Proceeds benefit the church's outreach programs.

For tickets and information, call (262) 242-2994, email or visit

Kilmer-Purcell and Ridge will sign copies of their cookbook from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church.

Books, as well as other Beekman 1802 merchandise, will be on sale at the event. Lunch will be available for purchase.

For information, call (262) 242-2994.

Music club announces 2011-12 schedule

(no dateline) The MacDowell Club will perform at a variety of locations during its 2011-12 season. For information, visit

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

Bay Players holding auditions

Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players plan auditions for their winter production of "Wrong Window" by Billy VanZandt and Jane Milmore, directed by Raymond Bradford.

Auditions are at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 at Whitefish Bay High School cafeteria, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

Three women, five men, ages 20 - 70 will be cast as follows: Mamie, 25-50s - lead; Jeff , 30-60, lead; Robbie, 30-60 , supporting comic; Thor, 40-70, villain - character role; Lila - 25-40, (must be athletic); Loomis, 30-70, comic character role; Detective Thomas, 30-60.

For information call (414) 272-5694.

Bands perform first concert of the school year

Shorewood - The Shorewood Intermediate and High School bands present their first concert of the school year at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Shorewood High School auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

The program includes the intermediate school eighth-grade band and the high school concert band and wind ensemble.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 963-6920.

Library offers free, basic computer classes

Mequon - Dave Bartlett leads free basic computer classes 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.

On Nov. 30 the topic is "Hot Gadgets: Holiday Technology Programming."

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

Fundraiser benefits Alzheimer's Association

Mequon - Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts its Do-Gooders Day of Deals fundraiser, to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Wisconsin, from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

The event features up to 30 exhibitors selling a wide variety of items. There will be a raffle, refreshments and live entertainment.

Admission is $5. The first 50 people will receive a free gift bag.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

Bingo night supports Miracle on Canal Street

Milwaukee - The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center was selected as one of 30 charities to share in Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Miracle on Canal Street annual signature community program.

The center will use the Miracle on Canal Street proceeds to benefit the Shiluv special needs camping program at the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp in Fredonia, Wis.

Tickets are available for a special night of bingo to support Miracle on Canal Street on Dec. 9 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8239.

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

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

"The Princess Went Thataway": 7 p.m. Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12; tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger; and,

"Waiting for the Parade": 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4 and 5, 1:30 p.m. May 6

Deadline for Do-Gooder vendors looms

Mequon - The Do-Gooders Day of Deals fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Wisconsin will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St.

The event features 20 to 30 exhibitors selling a wide variety of items including jewelry, art and one-of-a-kind crafts. Refreshments will be available.

Stritch choir hosts Christmas Concert

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts its Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 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.

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.

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.

JJ Heller Concert: 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium; admission is $10, $5 for Concordia staff and faculty. Call (262) 243-4500 to reserve tickets.

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.

John Behnke Organ Recital: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6

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.

Anaba Tea Room hosts reception, exhibit

Shorewood - Exhibit, "Work from the Teaching Studio of James Hempel," is on display through Dec. 31 at the Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.

An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3.

Exhibit hours are 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.

MacDowell Club to hold free concert at Stritch

Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee will hold a free concert, "Solos & Ensembles," at 3 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Nancy Kendall Theater on the Cardinal Stritch University campus, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Shorewood mezzo-soprano Donna Shriner will curate the concert. Performers include pianist Mary Ellen Burrescia of Mequon.

Musicians interested in auditioning as performing members can call (414) 403-1046 or email The 2012 auditions will be held Jan. 7 at Cardinal Stritch University.

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