Things to Do

Jan. 15, 2012

Friends group releases 2012 meeting calendar

Fox Point - Doctors Park Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Police Department meeting room, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The group also will meet Feb. 14, March 22, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. All meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Police Department and last one hour.

The date or meeting location may change for the April 19 and May 17 meetings due to conflicts.

For information, call (414) 702-2256 or email

Bay Players presents 'Wrong Window'

Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players presents "Wrong Window," a comedy/mystery by Bill Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, at 8 p.m. Jan. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

Marnie and Jeff enter a complicated phase of their relationship when they spy on their cross-the-court neighbor. Has he killed his wife? Has he seen them spying? Has life as they knew it in their New York apartment suddenly become dangerous?

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.

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

Story times continue at Weyenberg library

Mequon - The Weyenberg Public Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, continues Family Story Times through May 19.

Story Times will be held at 11 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.

Family Story Times are an interactive way for children and families to participate together in stories, finger plays and songs.

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

Stritch presents children's show 'Charlotte's Web'

Glendale - The Cardinal Stritch University Theater Department's annual children's show will be national award-winning children's playwright Joseph Robinette's adaption of E. B. White's "Charlotte's Web" with music by Charles Strouse.

Performances will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 22, 28 and 29 at the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Tickets are $5.

For information or tickets, call (414) 410-4171.

Stritch hosts Vivid Notes art exhibit

Glendale - Vivid Notes is on display from Jan. 20 to Feb. 19 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Gallery Night, Jan. 20, and includes live blues and jazz performances by Olusegun Sijuwade and Jeannine Rivers.

The exhibit features photographs and paintings by Brad Anthony Bernard, Mutope J. Johnson, Scott Pollard and Tony Frontier.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

Explore the outdoors with activities at SANC

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

Second annual Winter Carnival: noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 22; $5 per carload

There is snowshoeing for people age 12 and up and animal tracking hikes for children. Sessions on snow crystals and how mammals keep warm will be available. There also will be guided hikes to the lakefront to observe ice formations.

Documenting Children's Learning Outdoors and Den Building: 4 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31; $10

This workshop is for early childhood educators who want to engage children in learning in outdoor areas. Claire Warden, an educational consultant from Scotland and the author of "The Potential of a Puddle," "Nurture through Nature" and "Nature Kindergartens," presents the workshop. The workshop begins with a tour of the SANC Preschool, then continues outdoors and ends with refreshments and a book signing. Please dress for the weather.

Senior living community hosts speaker, musicians

Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of events in January.

Jim and Katie Gennrich talk about Chinese lifestyle and culture from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Jan. 24. The couple lived in China for four years and taught five semesters of an international business program at Tianjin Foreign Studies University in Tianjin, China (near Beijing) and Soochow University in Suzhou, China (near Shanghai). The discussion is the first in a two-part series discussing current Chinese culture and lifestyle and how it impacts the U.S. The second session will be from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Feb. 7.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

Club invites seniors to walk, watch movie

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club has two activities this month.

All seniors are invited to a walk and breakfast starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 in Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive. Breakfast is at 9:30 a.m. in the Food Court.

The club will show the movie "City Island" at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 in the clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road. The event it free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Stritch, MSOE host leadership workshops

Glendale - The Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center and the Milwaukee School of Engineering offers two Servant Leadership Series sessions at Stritch, 6801 N. Yates Road.

On Jan. 24, Tim Valley, vice president of admissions at Milwaukee School of Engineering, discusses Building Community and explore how good leaders help foster a community that leads to greater productivity and to positive change.

On March 6, Sean Lansing, director of youth leadership development at Stritch's Leadership Center, discusses Commitment to the Growth of People at MSOE, 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. He will guide participants in a discussion on what leadership looks like that is focused not only on the task at hand, but also to the personal, professional and spiritual growth of every person.

Both events will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $40 per workshop, $10 for students.

For information or to register, visit or call (414) 410-4646.

Dietician provides heart-healthy food options

Glendale - The North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts a workshop, Foods for a Healthy Heart, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Jan. 25.

Registered dietitian Heather Klug from The Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center discusses how to improve heart health through simple and practical modifications to food choices.

To register, call (414) 351-3461. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Lynden hosts variety of activities

River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, offers a variety of programs in January.

General admission is $9 and $7 for students and seniors. Members and children younger than 6 are free. Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house.

All events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.

The garden is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For information, visit or call (414) 446-8794.

On view in the gallery through Jan. 27: Small sculptures from the Bradley Family Foundation Collection

Events and Workshops: Light Up the Garden: 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 15; make a lantern, and then go on a lantern-lighted walk and enjoy hot cider and cookies.

Creative Capital Grant Information Session: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28; register by emailing Ruby Lerner, president and executive director of Creative Capital, will be present to answer questions regarding Creative Capital's current and upcoming grant rounds. Creative Capital supports artists creating adventurous and imaginative work.

Yoga Workshops: The Seven Chakras: Third Chakra: Solar Plexus: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 29; $15 general, $13 for students and seniors, $6 for members

Winter Studio Classes: Jan. 17 to March 10; fees vary

The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers studio classes for children ages 3 to 12. Classes meet once a week for eight weeks and include Garden Animals (ages 3-5); The Bremen Town Musicians & Other Tales (ages 4-7); Make It New (ages 6-9); Art Explorers (ages 7-12); and Sculptor's Process (ages 9-12).

Wisconsin Visual Artists Juried Exhibition: Jan. 31 to March 2, reception 3 to 5 Feb. 5

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.

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

Handbell Concert: 7:30 p.m. March 2, 7:30 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students with identification, $5 younger than 18. Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble and Madison Area Concert join for "Tunes of Two Cities." Call (262) 243-4005 for information.

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.

Tartan Ball benefits Mequon schools

Mequon - The Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation will "Stack the Deck for Education" at its 13th annual Tartan Ball at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The evening starts with cocktails, silent auction and raffle. Dinner, a voice auction and dancing starts at 8 p.m.

The most direct way to support performing and fine arts and technology in all six district schools is through the Fund-a-Grant solicitation. Early bidding on select silent auction items and donations to the Fund-a-Grant will be possible in mid-January.

All proceeds benefit the foundation.

For information, visit

School hosts pancake breakfast, book fair

Shorewood - St. Robert School, 2200 E. Capitol Drive, hosts its annual Pancake Breakfast and Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and open house from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29.

During the open house, parents and school-aged children are invited to tour classrooms and talk with teachers, meet the principal and view student work. Registration forms for the 2012-2013 school year also will be available

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, coffee and more, is available for $6 in Reilly Hall. The book fair will be held in the gym.

For information, call (414) 332-1164, Ext. 3024, or visit

Registration for Bay Little League due Jan. 31

Whitefish Bay - Whitefish Bay Little League is accepting registration through Jan. 31.

Children ages 6 through 14 are eligible to play. Player evaluations are from 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 and 26 at the Whitefish Bay High School Field House, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

To register, visit There is a brief form to fill out and a fully secure credit card payment process. After Jan. 31, a late fee will be imposed.

Maple Dale students present 'Annie'

Fox Point - Grades three through eight presents the musical, "Annie Jr.," at 7 p.m. Feb. 3, 1 p.m. Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Maple Dale School, 8377 N. Port Washington Road.

Tickets are $7; premium seats in the first three rows are $10. All seats are reserved.

Visit, click on family resources and then on musical link for an order form for tickets.

Local businesses selling home improvement show tickets

Advance regular adult admission tickets for the 50th annual Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Show are available through Feb. 8 at local businesses.

B & E General Contractors, 6001 N. Green Bay Road, Glendale

Kerns Carpet One, 8643 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point

The show is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 9 to 11 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis. It features more than 700 booth spaces and educational demonstrations and seminars by home improvement experts and media celebrities.

Advance tickets are $6; tickets at the door will be $8. Children 12 and younger and all military personnel with proper identification are free.

For information, visit or call (414) 771-4071.

Concordia art gallery features three exhibits

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, is displaying the following shows in its art gallery:

through Feb. 8: "Personal Exposure" photo show

Feb. 13 to April 6: Wood Fire Pottery (Michael Shael)

April 16 to May 18: Senior Show

Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

For information, call (262) 243-5700.

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

"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

JCC holding Baseball Day with Shawn Green

Whitefish Bay - The Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts two-time Major League Baseball All-Star Shawn Green for a Baseball Day at 1 p.m. Feb. 12.

The event includes a baseball clinic for children ages 5 to 10 years old from 1 to 2:15 p.m., followed by a tailgate party at 2:30 p.m. (food for purchase). At 3 p.m. there will be a presentation by Green and book-signing (for all ages) for his book, "The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 MPH."

The cost of the Baseball Day with Shawn Green is $10 per child, $18 per family.

To register, email or call (414) 967-8217 or email or call (414) 967-8330.

Stritch hosts free faculty recital

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University faculty artists perform chamber literature during a free recital at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Nancy Kendall Theater at the university, 6801 N. Yates Road.

For information, call (414) 410-4478.

Antiques expert appraising items at library

Whitefish Bay - Antiques expert Mark Moran presents an antiques and collectibles appraisal event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

Space is limited and registration is required. There will be a $15 appraisal fee for each (of up to two) item(s) submitted.

Allowable items include fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks and costume jewelry. Excluded items include all weapons, fine jewelry and musical instruments. Check in advance for Oriental, Native American and other tribal objects; books; sports memorabilia; and antique tools and technological objects.

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal.

For information, call (414) 964-4380.

Initiative seeks sustainable food leaders

Shorewood - Victory Garden Initiative is looking for people to become leaders in the sustainable food movement. This training program, beginning Feb. 24, teaches people how to lead community gardening and food systems projects and events.

Introductory rate of $200 includes kick-off weekend retreat, one to two Saturday morning classes each month through December and ends in culmination of a Food Leader Certificate.

Sign up at The deadline is Feb. 24.

Anaba features work from Wisconsin artist

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts "SiRealism," an exhibition by Wisconsin artist Silas B. Ritchie, from through Feb. 26.

The reception includes music by jazz guitarist Don Linke.

Anaba Tea Room is open 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.

Violins for auction on display at area businesses

Shorewood - Eleven Shorewood and Wisconsin area artists created works of art from old violins to benefit the Shorewood Orchestra program. The violins are on display through Feb. 29 at local businesses:

Don Berg, "In Tune" at Harleys for Men, 3565 N. Oakland Ave.

Donna Burdge, "violino d'oro" at Shorewood Family Chiropractic, 4433 N. Oakland Ave.

Jenny Steinman Heyden, "Vera The Violin" at Alterra Coffee Roasters, 4500 N. Oakland Ave.

Kathleen Hoffman, "Feeling Florentine" at Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Mark Nash, "Flagstones" at Culver's, 1325 E. Capitol Drive

Amy Roemer, Sound of Light" at Goldi's, 4114 N. Oakland Ave.

Andy Haas Schneider, "Grandma's Button Tin" at Village Hall, 3930 N. Murray Ave.

Steven Sellars, "Melodies never heard before the present moment" at Hubbard Park Lodge, 3565 N. Morris Blvd.

Amy M. Thomas, "Nightsong" at Thirst & Vine, 4330 N. Oakland Ave.

Dave Thome, "You Are What You Eat" at Harry's Bar and Grill, 3549 N. Oakland Ave.

Mary Jo Thome, "Fairy Tree House" at Garden Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive

Interested buyers can begin the bidding process. The fundraising event will close with a final live auction and celebration Feb. 29th at Hubbard Park Lodge.

Orchestra students travel to Italy in spring.

For information, visit

Stritch hosts alumni art exhibition

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts an alumni exhibition from March 16 to April 5 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 16. The event includes music and refreshments.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

Stritch hosts new music concert

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts a new music concert at 2 p.m. March 18 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.

The concert features original compositions by Stritch music majors.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 410-4000.

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

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

Infertility support group meets monthly

Shorewood - Infertility peer-led support group for women and couples experiencing infertility meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Shorewood Village Center (lower level of Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

The March meeting will be held March 20.

No need to register for this free support group.

For information, visit, email or call (414) 967-1041.

Theater group performing 'Babette's Feast'

Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company presents "Babette's Feast" at 8 p.m. March 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24, 3 p.m. March 18 and 25, and 4 p.m. March 24 in Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Two elderly sisters are the center of an austere Norwegian religious community that has renounced all worldly pleasures. Into their world comes Babette, a French refugee, who decides to cook a lavish feast to thank them for their kindness to her. The village elders are suspicious of her intentions.

Tickets are $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets, call (414) 744-5995 or visit

Bay Players presents 'The Wisdom of Eve'

Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players presents "The Wisdom of Eve," adapted from a short story by Mary Orr, at 8 p.m. March 30, 31, April 13 and 14 at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmont Ave.

Eve is the center of this story of life in the New York theater world and her unscrupulous rise to Broadway stardom.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.

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

Resource center seeks vendors for fair

Shorewood - Vendors are needed for the eighth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Shorewood Village Center in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Vendors can rent an 8-foot table for $20 to display sale items. The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is responsible for publicity, including lawn signs, posters and a classified ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Toys, household items, comic books, craft items, plants and collectibles have been sold at previous flea markets. No used clothing, food or food products will be accepted for sale.

For information, call (414) 847-2727.

Acacia presents 'Anne of Green Gables'

Mequon - Acacia Theater Company will present "Anne of Green Gables" at 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and 3 p.m. July 15 and 22 at Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Follow the adventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with a plainspoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy. She wins them and all of Prince Edward Island over with her irrepressible spirit and imagination.

Tickets are $15, students, $5. For information, call (414) 744-5995.


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