Things to Do

Nov. 13, 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.

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.

Animal Movie Night: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18; $5 for child and $8 for adult members, $7 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers

S'mores will be available by the fire at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., participants will meet snake, frogs and turtles. Then "Rio" will be shown.

Starry Nights of Winter: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 21; $5 for children and $7 for adult members, $7 for children and $9 for adult nonmembers.

Participants will stargaze from the trails and the top of the center's 60-foot tower. The program begins inside and includes a hike outside. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and binoculars. In case of cloudy skies, an all-indoor program on the solar system will be presented.

Preschool Bake Sale and Fundraiser: 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 in classroom No. 4

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Preschool Holiday Bake Sale and Fundraiser includes retailers with items to purchase for holiday gifts.

Nicolet presents four student-direct one-act plays

Glendale - The Nicolet Theater Department presents four student-directed one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov.18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the school, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

The plays and directors are: "Hit the Books," Melissa Watton; "I Hate Mothers," Mikaela Zetley; "No Chewing," Loren Wright; and "Reese and Babe," Meg Allen.

Tickets are $5.

Call (414) 351-8174 for reservations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Corporate training seminar provides leadership tips

Glendale - Chuck Zamora presents a corporate training seminar, Leadership Through Personal Power, for business leaders from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Radisson North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road.

Some of the topics include: clarifying the difference between personal power and positional power; what it takes to have fun at work; that effective communication isn't just all talk; breaking down your imaginary limitations; and the secrets to achieving your goals.

Registration for first-time attendees is $50.

Sign up at

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.

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

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.

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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