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Published on: 2/17/2013

Shoe store collects donations

for homeless population

Glendale - Stan's Fit For Your Feet, 505 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosts its seventh annual Share-A-Pair shoe drive for the homeless population through Feb. 28.

People can drop off their new or gently used shoes 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone who donates adult shoes at Stan's Fit For Your Feet receives a $10 gift card to be used toward a footwear purchase during February at any Stan's Fit For Your Feet or New Balance locations. Children's shoe donations will receive a $5 gift certificate to be used toward a future pair of kids' shoes.

Some of the shoes collected are personally delivered and fit for many of the area's homeless who frequent Milwaukee's Repairers of the Breach homeless day shelter. Father Gene's Help Center in West Allis also receives and distributes the shoes to the needy in Milwaukee. The remainder of the donated shoes is given to Soles4Souls, which collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support microenterprise efforts to eradicate poverty.

For information, visit or call (262) 432-4030.

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.

Hand-in-Hand (ages 2 to 4): 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 Feb. 21; $12 per child/adult member pair per session, $15 per child/adult nonmember pair per session

Animal Movie Night: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22; $5 for child and $8 for adult members per session, $7 for child and $10 adult nonmembers per session

Participants make s'mores at the fireplace and visit scaly and slimy friends. 'Brave' is featured in January; 'ParaNorman' is featured in February.

Starry Nights of Winter: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; $5 for child and $7 for adult members per session, $7 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers per session

Participants stargaze from the trails and the top of the center's tower. The program begins inside the center and continues outside. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and binoculars.

Winter Wonderland: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; $75 for child members, $85 for nonmember children

Nature Adventurers, for 5-year-old kindergarten and first-graders, and Nature Explorers, for second- to fourth-grade students, allow participants to explore the outdoors. Participants hike, explore, learn and play. Children should eat a snack before class and dress for the weather.

Stritch presents 'An Evening

with Noël Coward'

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents 'An Evening With Noël Coward' at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 to 23, 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Studio Theater.

The performance, directed by David Oswald, is a collection of charming and sophisticated one-acts from Coward's 'Tonight at 8:30.'

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students.

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

Sarah Chudnow hosts

a variety of activities

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

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20: 'Cruising the Mediterranean,' a gourmet kosher Italian dinner featuring a choice of stuffed chicken breasts or stuffed steaks, plus homemade pesto tossed with penne, pepper trio, Italian wedding soup, garlic breadsticks, Caesar salad and tiramisu, will be served. Zoe Biller, Sarah Chudnow's music therapist, provides music. The meal is $17.50 per person. Call (262) 478-1500 by Feb. 15 for reservations; ask for Bridget.

1:30 p.m. Feb. 21: A panel discussion on 'Science and Religion: Is What We Know as Important as What We Believe?' with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Voss, director of Concordia University Wisconsin's Bioethics Institute; Dr. Shimon Salama, an Orthodox Jew who holds a doctorate in chemical physics and is president of S Square Innovations; and the Rev. Guy Gurath, from the Milwaukee Archdiocese Grief Ministry, will be held.

District presents annual

Band-O-Rama concert

Shorewood - Shorewood School District presents its third-annual Band-O-Rama concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Shorewood High School Arena, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Showcasing the district's entire band program, the concert features the combined Atwater and Lake Bluff elementary schools' beginning and intermediate bands (fourth to sixth grade), Shorewood Intermediate School's seventh-grade concert band and eighth-grade symphonic band and Shorewood High School's concert band and wind ensemble.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 963-6925.

District shows

feature talent students

Shorewood - Shorewood School District is recognizing the talents of its older students.

Show Circle features the talents of Shorewood Intermediate School students at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 in the auditorium at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

The event includes a variety of performances, including vocal music, instrumental music, dancing, monologues, drumming and percussion, bands, standup comedy and an original puppet show.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and children.

Show Case features the talents of the high school students at 7 p.m. March 1 and 2 in the high school auditorium.

Show Case is a joint fundraiser for both the AFS Exchange Student Program and the Drama Department at the high school.

Seating is reserved. Tickets are available by filling out a form at the front office, through any cast member, by mailing a check and order to Joe King, Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211, or by visiting

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Patron tickets are available for $30 each and are for the front few rows of the center section of the auditorium.


celebrates Purim

Bayside - The Shul, 8825 N. Lake Drive, host a 'Purim in Jerusalem' celebration at 4 p.m. Feb. 24.

The program includes live Israeli music, singing, dancing, a family-style feast with gourmet Israeli dishes, a Shuk (traditional marketplace), games, mini-Kotel (Western Wall) and a children's program with a petting zoo evocative of Israel's kibbutz (farming) communities. Children also can decorate cards to send to soldiers serving in the Israeli Defense Force.

The event begins with a reading of the 'Megillah,' or Scroll of Esther.

Festivities are open to the public. The cost is $12 per adult and $8 per child. Children younger than 5 are free, and there is a maximum cost per family of $55. No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.

For information, call (414) 228-8000 or visit

Anaba presents

'Similitudes' exhibit

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, presents James Steeno's 'Similitudes' exhibit through Feb. 24.

The exhibit features floral and wildlife watercolors, paper collage and pen and ink drawings.

The gallery 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.

MATC hosts community

book club discussion

Mequon - Milwaukee Area Technical College's Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, hosts a community book club discussion on 'The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates' at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Room A129.

Audra O'Brien of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Ozaukee County Branch leads the discussion. O'Brien leads a brainstorming session on how the book applies to African-American youth in Wisconsin and what can be done to make things better for all children.

Light refreshments will be served.

For information, email or call (262) 238-2268.

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.

'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.

Stritch presents variety

of art exhibits

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, exhibits works in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.

Ted Brusubardis, Annushka Peck and Calvin Whitehurst collaborate to transform the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery into a space of art and audio installations for Weightless Words, which presented through Feb. 17. Gallery visitors will face the impact of commonly spoken words as the artists explore how language defines reality and understanding of history.

League of Milwaukee Artists members exhibit works from Feb. 22 to March 17. An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22. The gallery will be closed March 3 to 10.

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

For more information, call (414) 410-4105.

Seminary hosts

Red Cross blood drive

Mequon - American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, 11831 N. Seminary Drive.

Individuals who are 17 (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Call (800) 733-2767 or visit to make an appointment or for information.

Club shows 'Beasts

of the Southern Wild'

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club will show 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 in its clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

The movie is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Learn about remodeling

from real case studies

Whitefish Bay - S.J. Janis Co., a design/build remodeling firm in Wauwatosa, offers a remodeling seminar, Award-Winning Kitchen and Bath Case Studies, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Room 15 at the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

The session provides information about remodeling design, costs and investigations of real project case studies. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures of their homes to discuss ideas at the end of the seminar.

There is a four-hour handyman service certificate giveaway from S.J. Janis Co. to one seminar attendee. The cost is $5, and reservations can be made by calling (414) 259-0300 or visiting, using course code 391021 at least one week before the event.

Anaba hosts

'On the Horizon' art exhibit

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Beki Borman's exhibit, 'On the Horizon' from Feb. 28 to April 28.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

For information, visit

Committee holds series

of free monthly events

Shorewood - The Conservation Committee offers a series of free monthly events. Community members may attend any or all of the events without registration.

For information, call (414) 847-2700.

Natural Lawn Care Seminar with Amy Joyce: 10 a.m. to noon March 2 in the Shorewood Village Center

Participants learn useful tips for having a beautiful, healthy lawn without using pesticides or heavy metals. Additionally, Joyce will explore the harm that pesticides and chemical fertilizers can cause to the water supply, humans, domestic animals and wildlife.

Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and Plant Sale: 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 6 in the Shorewood Village Center

This event features ways to save money on watering while keeping excess rainwater out of the sewers and village basements.

Conservation Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in the Atwater School parking lot, 2100 E. Capitol Drive

The Conservation Fair features various exhibits and educational events as well as recycling opportunities. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the school's cafeteria.

Chudnow Community hosts

a variety of activities

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

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

2 p.m. March 3: Julie Thompson sings 'Songs from the Heart,' featuring a collection of standards, contemporary jazz and folk tunes.

2 p.m. March 5: Circuit Court Judge Tom Wolfgram delivers 'The State of the Judiciary in Ozaukee County,' including an overview for the future for the county.

2 p.m. March 10: Students of Mark and Bella Botschstein will perform string and piano selections.

7 p.m. March 12: The Milwaukee Skylight Music Theatre will perform 'Cabaret on the Road,' including songs from Skylight Music Theatre's 2012-2013 season, classical and contemporary musicals and songs by request.

2 p.m. March 17: Shino Sholz performs piano solos featuring classical, jazz standards, popular and spiritual music.

2 p.m. March 18: Michelle Pike, director, and Joanne Ferraro, case manager, both of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, conduct the first of a six-week exercise program for arthritis management.

March 25: Seder dinner is available for $18 per person. Call to ask about Seder weekly rates.

Grief support groups

available at church

Mequon - Mourning Cloak grief support groups for children, teens, young adults and adults who are grieving a death or significant loss will be held from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8 at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road.

For information or to register, email or call (414) 704-7640.

Orchestra, swim team

hold rummage sale

Glendale - The Nicolet High School orchestra and swim team are holding a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 9 in the high school cafeteria, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

Items for sale include furniture, clothes, electronics, books, toys, kitchenware, pictures, tools and lawn and garden utensils.

Proceeds will be used for equipment, trips and scholarships.

Rummage sale items are still being sought. Parties interested in making tax-deductible donations should bring items to the high school from 6 to 9 p.m. March 8. Cash donations will be accepted as well.

For pickup of large items or information, call (414) 351-8149 or (414) 351-8173.

Acacia Theatre Company

presents 2012-13 season

Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company presents four shows during its 2012-13 season.

All performances are at Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

'Heaven Sent' by Rick Whelan

8 p.m. March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16

When a young, abandoned girl in need of care appears at reclusive Samuel Langley's door in the middle of the night, he rediscovers hope, beauty and character.

'Quilters,' book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, music and lyrics by Barbara Damashek

8 p.m. July 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20; 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21; 4 p.m. Nov. 20

A musical, 'Quilters' celebrates the courage and character of our nation's pioneer women as they share their fears, joys, loves and tribulations as settlers in a sometimes harsh land.

Season subscriptions cost $38 or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

Single tickets for all productions go on sale Sept. 1. Single tickets for the three regular season shows will cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

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

Lynden hosts weekend

writing workshop

River Hills - Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts Discovering the Hidden Story, a writing workshop with Sharon Fiffer, March 8 to 10.

All writers, at any stage of their work, are welcome to participate in a weekend intensive with Fiffer, author of the Jane Wheel mysteries and a popular blog, 'What I Learned at the EZ Way Inn.'

The cost is $400 or $360 for members of the Lynden Sculpture Garden or Woodland Pattern Book Center; only one discount applies. The fee includes admission to Fiffer's reading and lunch at 2 p.m. March 10.

To register, email or call (414) 446-8794.

Join Carl Krueger

on his walking 'crusade'

Brown Deer - Village President Carl Krueger leads the second of three monthly walks through the village March 9.

The program, dubbed 'Carl's Crusade,' aims to encourage healthy lifestyles and familiarize residents with business around the village. The walk starts at 9 a.m. at Village Hall and proceeds to Brown Deer Road and west to the village limit and back. The subjects of conversation Saturday will be businesses along the route, including the vacant Lowe's building.

The last 'crusade' is scheduled for April 6 in the run up to The Deer Run 5K/Walk. Those who participate in the crusades and join Krueger and his team in the 5K will receive a special 'Carl's Crusade' shirt.

Synagogue hosts

casino night

River Hills - Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m. March 9.

Scrip will be redeemed for chips and then converted to raffle tickets. Casino tables close at 10 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person and $30 after March 6; admission includes $500 in scrip, a raffle ticket and two drink tickets.

To purchase tickets or for information, call (414) 228-7545.

Concert benefits four

school district foundations

Glendale - Band Together, a concert featuring Bucky Badger and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 10 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

The concert benefits the Fox Point-Bayside, Glendale-River Hills, Maple Dale-Indian Hill and Nicolet school districts foundations.

The fundraiser commences with a community tailgate at noon. Other preconcert activities include an instrument 'petting zoo,' a silent auction, raffles and performances by local school bands. The marching band will begin its two-hour performance at 1:30 p.m. During intermission, Bucky Badger will lead a push-up contest.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any of the four districts' schools. Online tickets cost $11 (includes a $1 handling fee), and are available via PayPal at

Club hosts free concert

at local church

Hales Corners - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee presents a free spring program, 'Sacred and Spiritual,' at 2 p.m. March 10 at St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave.

The concert features pianist Carla Coonan of Bayside, mezzo-soprano Donna Shriner of Shorewood and guitarist Irina Yanovskay of Fox Point.

For information, email or visit

Church holds Lenten

series for adults

Mequon - The Church of the Savior is hosting a Lenten series for adults, 'The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross,' at 3:30 p.m. Sundays through March 10 at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Road.

Presentations will be given by the Rev. Dr. Robert S. Munday, former dean and president of Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah. The series deals with all seven of Jesus' last utterances from the Cross and their relevance today.

The public is invited to all activities.

For information, call (414) 352-4586.

Lynden Scultpture garden

hosts 'Surfacing' exhibit

River Hills - Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts an exhibit, 'Surfacing' by Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern, through March 24.

Meuninck-Ganger, a printmaker, and Stern, a digital artist, merge practices to create new forms, most frequently 'moving images on paper' created by mounting translucent prints and drawings on video screens.

For information, call (414) 446-8794.

Church seeks volunteers

to pack meals

Grafton - United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, in conjunction with the Feed My Starving Children hunger relief organization, is holding a food packing event April 4 to 6 at Portal Industries, 1015 W. Cedar Creek Road.

Food will be packed in eight two-hour shifts over the course of the three days. The goal is to recruit 750 volunteers to pack 150,000 meals. Anyone is welcome to participate, regardless of church affiliation. Registration is required and a $10 donation is requested. Additional donations are also welcome.

Register or donate at or by calling (414) 964-2424.

Stritch hosts

'Re[f]use' art exhibit

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts an art exhibit featuring photography by Gina Dabrowski, 'Re[f]use: Transforming the Landscape,' from April 5 to 28.

A gallery night reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 19.

For information, call (414) 410-4000.

Gallery presents 'Songs,

Sonnets and Stolen Words'

Thiensville - River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Madison artist Teresa Getty's new exhibition, 'Songs, Sonnets and Stolen Words,' through April 6.

The exhibit features a collection of ethereal, surrealistic images in multimedia.

Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, visit

Concordia hosts

musical performances

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts musical performances in its Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger except where noted. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All seating is general admission.

For information call (262) 243-4405.

3:30 p.m. April 7: Kammerchor spring concert

3:30 p.m. April 21: symphonic wind ensemble and chamber orchestra concert

3:30 p.m. April 28: Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert

3:30 p.m. May 5: Alleluia Ringers handbell concert

7:30 p.m. May 10: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert

Club offers scholarships

to students of classical music

Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee holds scholarship auditions for students of classical music from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 20 in the chapel of Bonaventure Hall at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500, plus two $125 honorable mentions, will be awarded.

The scholarship is open to applicants 18 to 26 residing or studying within a 90-mile radius of the Greater Milwaukee Area. Eligible categories are voice, piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass and classical guitar.

For information, call (414) 475-1864, email or visit

Stritch hosts 'Little Women:

The Musical'

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts 'Little Women: The Musical' at 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 21 and 28 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

This musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel tells the tale of the March sisters of Concord, Mass., in a time of great social upheaval. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy grow from childhood to womanhood through romance and courtship, illness and loss, loving and letting go.

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

Center seeks vendors

for annual flea market

Shorewood - Vendor tables are available for the ninth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Eight-foot tables 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 or to rent a table, call (414) 847-2727 or email

Committee seeks members

of Class of 1983

Milwaukee - The Whitefish Bay High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. July 6 at Palms Bistro, 221 N. Broadway.

The cost is $50 per person, $40 for additional guests. The price includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, music and a slide show.

Send payment to John Robertson, N31W7231 Lincoln Blvd., Cedarburg, WI 53012.

For information, email

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.

Audubon Babies - Exploring Nature with the Very Young (6 months to 2 years): 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 28; $5 per child/adult member pair per session, $6 per child/adult nonmember pair per session

Participants enjoy a hike on the trails and some good fellowship. Participants will meet inside and then venture out. Dress for the weather.

'One God or Many' with Rabbi Jay Brickman: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 28; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Rabbi Jay Brickman leads a discussion on how our relationship with the world about us changes according to our belief in God, whether it be no God, one God or a variety of gods. Participants examine relevant passages in the Hebrew Bible. Bring a Bible.