Things to Do

Published on: 7/8/2012

Free concerts on Wednesdays in Hubbard Park

Shorewood - Summer Sounds at Hubbard Park will feature free concerts from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, excluding July 4, at Hubbard Park, 3565 N. Morris Blvd.

The park opens at 5 p.m.; the concerts start at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic food and beverages are available for sale.

No alcoholic carry-ins allowed. Alcoholic beverages will be available for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge.

For information, visit

Shorewood Men's Club hosting blood drive

Shorewood - The next Shorewood Men's Club Community Blood Drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon July 14 at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Anyone interested in donating may contact Jeff Hanewall at (414) 964-9719 or for an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome. The drive is conducted by the Blood Center of Wisconsin.

School hosts annual reunion party, community picnic

Shorewood - Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, host its annual all-class alumni reunion and community picnic from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 14.

The event is open to all interested community members as well as graduates of Shorewood High School from all classes. The event includes music and activities for children of all ages. Food and beverages are available for purchase. There will be tours of the rooftop copper dome, bowling alley and underground tunnels. There is a silent auction, which includes a few sections of the auditorium stage floor. This is the community's first chance to meet and greet the new superintendent, Martin Lexmond, who is starting his new position July 1.

A tribute performance for retiring drama director and teacher Barbara Gensler is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium, soon to be renamed the Barbara Gensler Theatre for Drama and the Performing Arts. More than 40 alumni from the 1960s, '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s are coming together from across the country, and even around the world, to put on a show honoring the woman who influenced them all. A light reception will be held in the tent on the front lawn following the performance.

Advance tickets are recommended. Proceeds will be used to kick off a tribute fund in Gensler's name at the school. Tickets are available online at under the Tribute tab. All contributions are tax-deductible after the first $25 per ticket.

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 plain-spoken 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.

St. Martin's Church hosts Family Fun Festival

Brown Deer - The seventh annual Family Fun Festival on the grounds of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 8401 N. 60th St., is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14.

It features games for all ages from noon to 4 p.m. and live music from 1 to 4 p.m. A basket auction, featuring donations from many area merchants begins at 4:15 p.m.

The Brown Deer Police Department is providing children's fingerprinting and the department's canine officer and handler will be there from 2 to 4 p.m. The North Shore Fire Department is sending a truck and crew, too.

A variety of food is available throughout the day.

All are welcome to attend.

Village accepting waste items during cleanup day

Bayside - The village's Summer Clean Up is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15.

Residents can dispose of household items at the village's yard waste drop-off site located behind Village Hall, 9075 N. Regent Road. Enter from Fairy Chasm Road.

Items to drop off include: recycling - batteries, printer cartridges, cellphones; anything that plugs in (refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc.); construction items for Habitat for Humanity; Goodwill donations; latex paint (preferably dried); waste oil; and scrap metals.

Do not bring hazardous waste; residents can dispose of these items by contacting Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Participants need to provide proof of residence, and are asked to donate nonperishable food items for Hunger Task Force or a monetary donation for the MACC fund.

For information, call (414) 351-8811.

Library hosts variety of summer activities

Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of summer programs.

For information, email or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12 for teen and adult programs, Ext. 15 for children's programs.

Community Chalk Art Event: 10 a.m. July 13; participants of all ages and skill levels have the chance to become sidewalk chalk artists; reservations can be made for an individual, family, business or a community group; each person or family will receive a colorful assortment of chalk and a sidewalk square located outside the library; the chalking will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 2 p.m.; registration is required

David Stokes - Reptiles and Amphibians: 11 a.m. July 13; live creatures and animal artifacts, songs and short stories

Teen Summer Reading Program

Teen Book Clubs: 4 p.m. July 26; for 12- to 16-year-olds who want to discuss books while hanging out and doing fun activities; book titles will be announced soon; registration is required

Adult Summer Reading Club

A Soldier's Life: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War: 6 p.m. July 12; Civil War re-enactors Bret Jaeger and Steve Platteter will share a glimpse of what daily life was like for soldiers who served in the Civil War; the presentation includes a time line of events that led up to and occurred during the Civil War, as well as information about how society at the time dealt with the conflict.; also included are maps and artifacts a soldier would have used during the time, and an explanation of the difference in their uniforms including the weapons a Civil War soldier would have carried; registration is required

Reel to Real: Where Soldiers Come From: 6 p.m. July 18;

Reel to Real hosts public screenings of critically acclaimed PBS documentaries, followed by audience discussion with local experts; 'Where Soldiers Come From;' registration is required

Computers Made Easy With Dave Bartlett: 10:30 a.m. July 25; classes are tailored to people that are new or still learning computers, and are hosted in a classroom setting with overheads and visuals; this session covers Digital Photography: Editing Pictures on your Computer; registration is required.

Lynden teams with Alverno for outdoor performance

River Hills - Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts Coming (and Going) Attractions, an afternoon of art and performance, from 3 to 6 p.m. July 15.

The event includes a series of outdoor performances, excerpts and previews of upcoming Alverno Presents offerings. Other highlights include dance by Lingo Dancetheater, Stephen Foster music with a twist by Juniper Tar and portions of a new composition by Jon Mueller. A new, temporary, site-specific sculpture by Roy Staab will be unveiled.

Bring a picnic; beer, wine, soda and water will be available for purchase.

A free shuttle bus will run between the garden and the park and ride located to the west of the Brown Deer exit off Interstate 43 from 2:45 to 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $15 for Lynden members, $20 for nonmembers. The Alverno Presents box office is open noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; call (414) 382-6044. Tickets can be purchased online at any time at

Sarah Chudnow hosts variety of activities

Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts musical performances and activities this summer.

All performances begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, are free of charge and open to the public.

For information, visit or call (262) 478-1500.

July 17: William Florescu of the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee discusses the opera 'Carmen;' in respect for the Jewish observance of Tisha B'Av, commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temple, there will be no music performed

2 p.m. July 25: discussion on evolution of racism in America and the community since the book 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' by Harper Lee, was published in 1960; panelists will include State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), Judge Ira S. Epstein, Dale Dulberger, social science instructor at Waukesha County Technical College, and Earl Ingram, host of Evening Rush on 1290-AM

July 31: Aaron Hetzel Trio performs traditional Jewish music, jazz and the standards

Aug. 14: Easy Days Quartet performs in the barbershop quartet style

Aug. 28: Singer Carmen Nickerson and concert pianist Kostia Efimov perform

Edie Shafer speaking at networking group's luncheon

Mequon - Women's FOCUS next luncheon at 11:30 a.m. July 18 features speaker Edie Shafer, who will discuss Living in the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto During World War II, at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

The cost of the luncheon is $20.

To make a reservation, visit or email

Book store hosts author events this summer

Mequon - Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, hosts author events this summer.

All events are open to the public. Reservations are requested.

For information, call (262) 241-6220 or email

7 p.m. July 19: Marnie Mamminga, author of 'Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts', talks, takes audience questions and signs copies of her book

7 p.m. July 24: Bill Povletich, author of 'Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition,' talks, takes audience questions and signs copies of his book

7 p.m. July 26: Nichole Bernier, author of 'The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.,' talks, takes audience questions and signs copies of her book

2 p.m. July 29: Kayte Terry, author of 'Paper Made! 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper,' leads a complementary craft workshop; materials are provided

7 p.m. Aug. 1: Robert Goolrick, author of 'Heading Out to Wonderful,' talks, takes audience questions and signs copies of his book

7 p.m. Aug. 6: Jan-Philipp Sendker, author of 'Art of Hearing Heartbeats,' talks, takes audience questions and signs copies of his book

Concordia hosts variety of activities

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts a variety of activities.

fourth annual CUW STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Camp: July 16 to 20;

This hands-on week of day camp is designed for students entering grades three to eight.

Concordia University Wisconsin 2012 Shoreline Duathlon (Run-Bike-Run): 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18

The 2-mile run/20-mile bike ride/2-mile run benefits Racers Against Childhood Cancer. The run course is flat on blacktop and grass. The bike course is scenic with some Lake Michigan views; mostly flat with some rolling hills. Relays consist of one runner running both sections and one cyclist. Relay categories are male, female, and coed. Before June 26, the fee is $45, and $55 June 26 to Aug. 17. Race-day registration is $85. To register, visit or call (262) 243-4323.

Stritch presents MARN Mentors Exhibition

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University will present the MARN Mentors Exhibition from July 20 to Aug. 12 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network has created MARN Mentors for visual artists, literary artists, filmmakers, composers and arts administrators to strengthen the network of artist support. MARN serves as a liaison between established working artists and administrators and those who are pursuing a career in the arts. Several established arts professionals have served as mentors, and the mentors and their protégés have worked together throughout the year with a final presentation of their work at Stritch.

An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. July 20. The exhibit opens Gallery Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. July 27.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

Walk, run or wag for homeless animals

Milwaukee - Friends of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission host the first-ever Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC on July 21.

A competitive, professionally timed 5K run for people only starts at 9:30 a.m. and a 1.5-mile walk for people and their pets begins at 10 a.m. Both the run and walk begin at McKinley Park, 1750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.

Following the run and walk will be Fido Fest, hosted by Central Bark Doggy Day Care, including pet-friendly vendors and many activities for dogs. Register for Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC at A commemorative Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC T-shirt and a goody bag will be provided to all paid registered runners and walkers. Children 13 and younger are free. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female 5K finishers in each of 12 age groups.

Participants can create their own fundraising page. For information, visit

Proceeds from the event benefit Friends of MADACC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the welfare of Milwaukee County's homeless animals housed at MADACC.

Chat with Chairwoman Dimitrijevic in Brown Deer

Brown Deer - County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic holds her fourth 'Chat with the Chair' from 6 to 7 p.m. July 23 at Brown Deer Village Hall, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.

Residents are invited to meet the chairwoman, ask questions about county government and explore ways for Brown Deer and Milwaukee County to work together.

For information, call (414) 278-4232.

Community band presents outdoor concert series

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

The next concerts are at 7 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 8. The Aug. 8 concert again is also in connection with an Ice Cream Social.

The final concert is at 3 p.m. Aug. 12.

New band members are always welcome. Interested musicians should call (414) 357-5178.

Jewish Community Center offers weeklong camp

Whitefish Bay - Children ages 5 to 12 who have a parent, family member or friend in cancer treatment are invited to attend a weeklong camping adventure at the Jewish Community Center Rainbow Day Camp, from July 30 to Aug. 3.

This camp outing gives children the chance to relax and socialize with other kids dealing with similar situations. Campers will swim, canoe, hike and enjoy arts and crafts, sports and myriad other activities.

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

Senior Resource Center offers series for caregivers

Shorewood - The Shorewood Senior Resource Center sponsors a three-week series for caregivers, Understanding Dementia: An Educational Program for Family Caregivers, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 8 and 15 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

At Session I, there will be information on the warning signs of dementia, the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease and treatment options and progression. Session II deals with steps to maximize function and strategies to optimize communication and interactions. Session III focuses on understanding challenging or difficult behaviors and strategies for behavior management.

The presentations are free, but registration is required. Supervisory respite for your loved one may be available. Those interested should ask about it when they call to register at least 14 days in advance of the program.

To register, call (414) 847-2727.

Lynden Sculpture Garden hosts variety of activities

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

General admission is $9 and $7 for students and seniors. Members and children younger than 6 are free. Admission is free to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sept. 3. 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. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is open until 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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

Direct Response: Aug. 3-5

An outdoor painting workshop with Eric Aho, who shares his approach to painting en plein-air.

Dimensional Papermaking: Aug. 18

Sally Duback offers the second installment of her Dimensional Papermaking workshop. This is an opportunity to take paper pulp into the third dimension.

Theater group presenting 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Brown Deer - Imagination Theatre presents 'Fiddler on the Roof' at 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 12 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

Purchase tickets online by emailing, calling (262) 957-0399 or visiting the box office from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays or Mondays at CrossWay Church, W156 N10041 Pilgrim Road, Germantown.

Handicap seating is available on a limited basis. Call (262) 957-0399 for availability.

Senior Resource Center plans trip to Brewers game

Shorewood - The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is planning a trip to see the Brewers play the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 8.

The infield box seats reserved are in the shade on the first base side. A school bus will leave at 11 a.m. from the Shorewood High School parking lot, 1701 E. Capitol Drive. The bus returns to Shorewood immediately after the game.

Tickets are $25 for Shorewood residents and $28 for nonresidents. Both registration and prepayment are required.

To sign up for the trip and for information, call (414) 847-2727.

Stritch hosts full-day workshop for teachers on bullying

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents author Barbara Coloroso from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 in a full-day workshop for teachers, The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: Breaking the Cycle of Violence.

An evening workshop for parents and students also takes place at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Carroll University, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

To register or for information, visit or call (414) 963-2714.

Jewish playwrights featured in three productions

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center presents three plays by Jewish playwrights, 'Exploring Jewish Voices,' during its 2012-13 season.

Each theatrical production features a preshow ViewPoints Lecture by an expert in Jewish culture and a Jewish Community Ticket performance featuring a post-show talkback led by JCC Educator Jody Hirsh.

The productions are held at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.

'A Thousand Clowns' by Herb Gardner: Aug. 8 to 26; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. Aug. 12; ViewPoints Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15

'Collected Stores' by Donald Margulies: Nov. 21 to Dec. 16; ViewPoints Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28; Jewish Community Ticket: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6

'Underneath the Lintel' by Glen Berger: Feb. 21 to March 17; ViewPoint Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. March 10

The series kicks off with a season preview presentation, 'A Midsummer Night's Preview,' at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. MCT staff members and guest artists discuss the season's highlights and offer dramatic readings from each play. The preview is free for JMM members and $5 for nonmembers.

For information, call (414) 276-8842.

Lions Club hosting charity golf outing

Mequon - The Thiensville-Mequon Lions hosts its charity golf outing Aug. 13 at Mequon Country Club, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.

Consider sponsoring a hole or donating an item to the auction.

The net proceeds benefit Lions charities.

For information, visit

JCC offers summer camp in Eagle River

Whitefish Bay - The Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers Family Camp on Aug. 14 to 19 the overnight camp in Eagle River.

Family Camp offers a Jewish camping experience for families from Wisconsin and across the U.S. This camping experience provides an opportunity for families to meet other Jewish families from other communities, and serves as a setting for a family reunion.

Camp activities include swimming, sailing, water skiing, nature walks, tennis, arts and crafts, and a ropes course. Families are housed in their own cabin. The fee for Family Camp is $995 for a family of four, with an additional $100 per family member, and includes all meals, activities, events and snacks.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8240.

Mequon preschool hosting open house

Mequon - Mequon Preschool in St. Boniface Church, 3906 W. Mequon Road, hosts an open house from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16.

Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 may apply.

For information, call (262) 242-9752.

Chamber holding two free concerts in park

Brown Deer - Community Vibes features The Feral Catz on Aug. 16 at Brown Deer Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.

Both free concerts will are from 5 to 8 p.m.

For information, visit

Guest House open being held at River Club

Mequon - The Guest House of Milwaukee is holding its 10th annual Guest House Open at 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at River Club of Mequon, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.

A grilled lunch is available on the patio at 11:30 a.m. The shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. kicks off 18 holes of golf. Cocktail hour, dinner and live and silent auctions conclude the event, which raises funds for the Guest House's efforts to erase homelessness in the Milwaukee area.

For information, call (414) 345-3240.

Anaba Tea Room hosts exhibit by photographer John O'Hara

Shorewood - The Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts an art exhibit, 'Portraits of Milwaukee,' by John O'Hara from through Sept. 2.

'Portraits of Milwaukee' features rural and urban landscapes, and portraits of people in their neighborhood surroundings.

Gallery 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, visit

Foundation presents four fine arts programs

Mequon - The Weyenberg Public Library Foundation presents four programs in its 2012 Fine Arts Series at the Frank L. Weyenberg Public Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road.

At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Wisconsin native and famed storyteller Tom Pease will use movement, sign language, humor and joy to create an interactive concert.

Finally, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble performs its original and unique assortment of timeless seasonal classics at 7 p.m. Nov. 26.

Regular library services are suspended half an hour before the start time on the day of the event. No registration is required for these free programs, and all are welcome to attend.

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

Woman's club seeks vendors for annual holiday sale

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club is seeking vendors for its 32nd annual Holly Days craft, art and antiques show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

For information or to apply, visit or call (414) 304-5684.