Things to Do

March 3, 2013

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.

Boomers and Beyond: 9 to 11 a.m. March 7 and April 4; $15 for adult members and $17 for nonmember adults

In March, participants learn about the science of animal signs, have a chance to inspect animal mounts and study skins and preserved feet indoors. Afterward, participants will venture outside. In April, elementary Audubon teacher John Hoff explores the inner world of soil.

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

At 6 p.m., participants start the evening by making s'mores at the fireplace. At 6:30 p.m., participants have a chance to meet some animals. "Ice Age 4" will be shown on the big screen in the center's auditorium.

Forest Restoration: 9:30 a.m. March 9; free

Matt Smith, land steward at the center, is restoring lake forest of the mid-1800s, including removal of invasive species, improving diversity, protection of trees from deer and other wildlife, and elimination of insect threats such as the emerald ash borer. Learn how to manage woodlands.

It's Maple Sugar Time!: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. March 9; $6 for child and $8 for adult members, $8 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers

Participants learn the stages of making maple syrup, from tapping trees to boiling sap and eating pickles and pancakes. The workshop begins inside with a story about the serendipitous discovery of maple syrup, followed by a slide show all about the magic of maple sugar. Then participants go outside to visit the Schlitz Sugarbush and Evaporator. Participants get to taste maple syrup over silver dollar pancakes.

Repampihibiantile Sunday: noon to 1 p.m. March 10; free with center admission

Participants learn the calls of frogs. Snakes and turtles also will be available.

Stritch presents variety

of art exhibits

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

League of Milwaukee Artists members exhibit works through March 17. 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

School holds memorial blood drive

Whitefish Bay - The Cindy Nelson Memorial Blood Drive takes place from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 14 in the Great Hall at Richards School, 5812 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Nelson was a teacher at Richards School who died as the result of a cardiac arrest in March 2004.

To schedule a time to donate blood, call (414) 963-3951 or visit

Student pays tribute to Tony Bennett

Elm Grove - Alison Pogorelc of Whitefish Bay High School will be among the performers paying tribute to Tony Bennett and his music during I Left My Heart in San Francisco: A Tribute to Tony Bennett at 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19 and 1 p.m. March 19 on the Musical Mainstage at Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road.

For information, call (262) 782-4430.

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.

AARP offers driver safety review

Mequon - AARP representatives present a four-hour driver safety review at 8:30 a.m. March 28 at Range Line School, 11040 N. Range Line Road.

The presentation combines audiovisual elements and discussion periods. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

To register, call (262) 238-7537.

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.

Book store hosts

Milwaukee author

Milwaukee - Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., hosts Milwaukee author Dean Strang at 7 p.m. April 5.

He discusses his new book, "Worse than the Devil," which is about the 1917 bombing of the Bay View Police Station.

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

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

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.

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.

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.

Anaba hosts

'On the Horizon' art exhibit

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Beki Borman's exhibit, "On the Horizon" through April 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

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


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