Things to Do

Aug. 6, 2012

Traveling performers present show in Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College for Kids Traveling Performance Company presents its show at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at Cahill Playground, located at the corner of Fairmount Avenue and Marlborough Drive.

For information, visit

Receive a free State Fair ticket for donating blood

Brown Deer - To boost slumping summer blood donations, BloodCenter of Wisconsin is offering Wisconsin State Fair tickets to donors who give blood through Aug. 11 at the local donor center, 5960 W. Brown Deer Road.

Call (877) 232-4376 to make an appointment. Mention "summer" when making an appointment.

Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.

For information, call (877) 232-4376 or visit

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.

ATI holding fundraiser for kids with disabilities

Whitefish Bay - ATI Physical Therapy, 106 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosts a grand opening silent auction from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9.

Proceeds from this charity event benefit children with physical impairments. Auction items include: Brewers tickets, Packers- and AJ Hawk-signed memorabilia, Harley-Davidson apparel, various company baskets and gifts, and ATI apparel.

For information, call (414) 831-0660.

Theater group presenting 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Brown Deer - Imagination Theatre presents "Fiddler on the Roof" at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11, and 3 p.m. Aug. 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.

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

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

Stritch presents MARN Mentors Exhibition

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University will present the MARN Mentors Exhibition through 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.

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. For information, call (414) 352-2880.

Hangin' with Hyatt: Breakfast with Emerson and Friends: 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 11; $3 for child and $5 for adult members, $4 for child and $6 for adult nonmembers

Participants have breakfast with some of the center's slippery and scaly friends. Participants should eat breakfast and save something for Emerson; he likes fruit. Attendees also will touch snakes, marvel at salamanders and hold turtles.

Spiritual World of Nature: Spiritual Expression for a Baha'i Artist: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Artist Colette Smith shares Spiritual Expression for a Baha'i Artist. Participants view her creations.

Monday Night Magic: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20; $5 for child and $7 for adult members, $7 for child and $9 per adult nonmembers; summer evening hike with education specialist Tom Finley; these nights are devoted to exploring popular locations such as the tower, lake and forest; nets are provided

Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young (6 months to 2 years with an adult): 10 to 11:15 a.m. Aug. 23; $5 per session for members, $6 per session for nonmembers

Church presents speakers at summer services

Mequon - Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, is holding Sunday programs at 10 a.m. Visitors are welcome.

Aug. 12: Nicolas Cable

Aug- 19: the Rev. Linda Hansen

Aug. 26: Justice as a Virtue, the Rev. Julie Forest

For information, visit

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.

Women's Focus luncheon speaker discusses networking

Mequon - Women's Focus luncheon, featuring Cynthia Wollersheim who will discuss "Good Old Boys Network," will begin at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

The cost of the luncheon is $20.

Reservations can be made by visiting or emailing

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: through Aug. 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.

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.

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

noon Aug. 16: Dr. David Borst, dean of business and legal studies at Concordia University Wisconsin, presents a discussion on the current political and business climate; the Lunch and Learn includes complementary box lunches

2 p.m. Aug. 19: Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation, in partnership with RUACH Inc., present the opening performance of the 18-month Rubin Sharpe Tribute Series

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

Foundation presents Summer Serenade

Fox Point - The Fox Point Foundation presents Summer Serenade, featuring the island sounds of Cap'n Bob and the Banana Band, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Longacre Pavilion, 7343 N. Longacre Road.

Participants should bring a picnic supper, chairs and blankets to this free family event; beer and wine are permitted.

In case of rain, the Summer Serenade will be held indoors in the Stormonth School gymnasium, 7301 N. Longacre Road.

For information, visit

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

Concordia hosts August duathlon

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts its 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.

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.

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.

Church hosts summer Bible camp for children

Fox Point - North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts Shine God's Light summer Bible camp for preschool- and elementary school-age children from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 21 to 23.

Each day features stories, music, snacks, games and a project.

Participants do no need to be members of the church to participate. Registration is $25 per child for all supplies and snacks. Net proceeds from registration fees will be donated to nonprofit agencies serving family needs in Milwaukee.

Volunteers are welcome to support any of the activities.

To register, call (414) 352-6123 or email

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.

Nature preserve hosts variety of activities

Mequon - The Mequon Nature Preserve PieperPower Education Center, 8200 W. County Line Road, hosts a variety of activities.

Preserve Director Kristin Gies and restoration manager Jason Nickels will demonstrate methods and products used to remove buckthorn from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23. This is an outdoor program that requires walking to nearby woods. The program will be held indoors if raining.

Wild Birds Unlimited's Dan Panetti will discuss food, water, cover and places to shelter and raise young birds in winter from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Panetti explainz types of feeders, bird houses and seed mixes.

To join the preserve's walking club, email; enter "walking" in the subject line and note your preference for early morning or late afternoon. The program is located on the preserve's trail system that meanders through woods, wetlands and fields.

For information, email or call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 106.

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

Free workouts available two days a week

Fox Point - The Lift Pilates & CoreAlign, 383 W. Brown Deer Road, offers free classes two days a week through the end of August.

noon Tuesday, CoreAlign

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, CoreAlign

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Beginner Mat Pilates

9 a.m. Friday, CoreAlign

noon Friday, Beginner Mat

Space is limited; reserve a spot. Call (414) 751-8200 or email

Anaba Tea Room hosts exhibit by photographer John O'Hara

Shorewood - 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

Walk raises awareness of kidney disease

Milwaukee - The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin hosts the 2012 Kidney Walk starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Road.

Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The Kidney Walk is a free one-mile walk that raises awareness of kidney disease and the importance of having healthy kidneys.

YogaOne Studios provides free yoga classes at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. There also will be art activities for children, and all Kidney Walk participants can purchase discounted rounds of golf at the Brown Deer Park Golf Course on the day of the walk.

For information, visit

Bay Class of 1987 holding its 25th reunion

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay High School Class of 1987 is holding its 25th reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road.

This will be an intimate, casual event to foster conversation and allow old friends to reconnect and make new memories. Finger foods and a full bar along with a slideshow of pictures from high school, a silent auction and live music will be available.

To register, visit

Gallery hosts 'Allegorical Journey' exhibit

Thiensville - River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Michael Santini's exhibit of paintings, "Allegorical Journey," from Sept. 14 to Oct. 27.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14.

For information, call (414) 207-7444 or email

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

Center offers trip to Skokie for 'The Odd Couple'

Whitefish Bay - The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center's Off Center program is sponsoring a trip to see "The Odd Couple" on Nov. 14 at the Northlight Theater in Skokie, Ill.

George Wendt from the TV show "Cheers" and Tim Kazirinsky play the mismatched roommates in Neil Simon's comedy classic.

The cost for the trip is $70, or $65 for center members, which includes travel by coach bus to Skokie. Participants leave the Brown Deer park-and-ride, located at Brown Deer and Green Bay roads, at 9 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m.

The deadline to reserve tickets is Sept. 28.

For information and to reserve tickets, email or call (414) 967-8258.

Farmers Market open through Sept. 29

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 29, on Berkeley Boulevard at Silver Spring Drive.

For information, call (414) 964-1400.

Stritch hosts Beyond Vision tactile art exhibit

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts the tactile art exhibit Beyond Vision from Oct. 19 to Nov. 11 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The exhibition features two- and three-dimensional art that can be touched and is accessible to all. Admission is free.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

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.

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