Things to Do

Published on: 3/24/2013

Center collects prom dresses for Cinderella Project

Whitefish Bay - Indulge Studios, 407 E. Silver Spring Drive, is collecting prom dresses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30 for the Cinderella Project.

Dresses go to deserving area youth to help build self-esteem and create an all-around positive prom experience.

Energy 106.9 will be present with a live DJ.

For information, call (414) 431-3155.

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. April 1 and 8 at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road.

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

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.

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.

2013 Summer Nature Adventure Camps: registration is under way; camps serve preschool- to high school-age children; visit for information

Dazzling Ducks of Spring: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28, cold/rain date April 5; $52 for adult members and $60 for nonmember adults

Participants tour Jefferson County's Zeloski Marsh. Bring money for lunch; transportation is provided.

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock: 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 3; $5 for child (10 and older) and $8 for adult members, and $6 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers

Participants will spend time indoors learning about the American Woodcock and then head outside to try to catch the male woodcock performing its evening sky dance. Dress for the weather. In case of heavy rain the program will be canceled.

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

In April, elementary Audubon teacher John Hoff explores the inner world of soil.

Raptor Saturday: 1 to 2 p.m. April 6; free with center admission

Learn astounding facts about raptors.

Nature Explorers (second to fourth grade): 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 10 to May 15; $90 for child members and $100 for nonmember adults

Participants hike, explore, lean and play. Children should dress for the weather and eat a snack before class.

Nature Adventurers (kindergarten to first grade): 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 10 to May 15; $90 for child members and $100 for nonmember adults

Participants hike, explore, lean and play. Children should dress for the weather and eat a snack before class.

Lynden hosts Backyard Barbecue

River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts the second annual Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22.

The fundraiser benefits Lynden's education programs. Activities include entertainment, hands-on art and nature activities, a garden-themed silent auction and a backyard feast.

Tickets go on sale in April.

For information, call (414) 352-9156.

Church collects athletic shoes for playgrounds

Fox Point - North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., is collecting used athletic shoes throughout April.

The athletic shoes will be donated to Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful's Reuse a Shoe program, which will repurpose the shoes into surface material that can be used on playgrounds, basketball courts or running tracks.

All donated shoes should be placed in bags and deposited at any church entrance. Donations will be accepted Sunday mornings or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be available at the entrances.

No metal cleats, spikes, heels, dress shoes, boots or sandals will be accepted.

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

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.

UWM holds relay at Shorewood High School

Shorewood - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee holds its American Cancer Society Relay for Life event from 1 p.m. April 6 to 5 a.m. April 7 at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

The event will be held on the track and football field and begin with a 'Survivor's Lap.' During the lap, those diagnosed with cancer, as well as their caregivers, are invited to walk a lap around the track. At 10 p.m., those who are currently fighting cancer, and who have lost their battle with the disease, will be honored again during the relay's luminaria ceremony.

Quiet hours will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Lights will be on throughout the night.

To register, call (262) 312-4365 or email Teams should be made up of between eight and 15 individuals, and all team members are required to pay a $10 registration fee for each participant.

Area residents who are not interested in participating in the event directly can donate raffle prizes, attend the relay throughout the weekend or visit for information.

Sheepshead tournament includes cash prizes

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens Club and the Nicolet Recreation Department will hold a sheepshead tournament at noon April 6 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants will play three rounds of 15 hands, with the person earning the highest score receiving a plaque and a cash prize. There will be 15 prizes. Food will be available starting at 10:15 a.m.

The cost of the tournament is $20.

To register, call (414) 351-7566.

Join Carl Krueger

on his walking 'crusade'

Brown Deer - Village President Carl Krueger leads the last of his monthly walks through the village April 6.

The last 'crusade' is 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.

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.

Jugglefest features professional, local talent

Shorewood - The Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department's eighth annual Jugglefest Variety Show takes place at 1 p.m. April 7 in the Shorewood High School auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Professional performers as well as local talent anchor this family-friendly event. This year's event emcee is Lou Lepore, magician and comedian from Menasha. Professional and amateur jugglers and entertainers to be featured this year include: The Flame Fatales fire dance troupe; Nehemiah Peterson and Noah Bachofen, national level yo-yoers; and the Shorewood Recreation Department's Juggling Skills and Instruction class.

Tickets are $5. Children 5 and younger are free.

For information, call (414) 963-6913.

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

Nature preserve offers series of free workshops

Mequon - The Mequon Nature Preserve hosts a series of free monthly adult learning workshops at the PieperPower Education Center, 8200 W. County Line Road.

The annual Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. Learn how to identify and remove invasive species such as garlic mustard and dame's rocket.

In celebration of Earth Day, Matt Pliszka of Environmentally Sensitive Solutions will discuss chemical hazards in the home from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22.

Mike Hottinger of Flat Tire Flowerpots will present a hands-on, family-friendly workshop at 4:30 p.m. May 2. He will explain how to make a flowerpot from recycled tires. Participants plant prairie seeds in the completed pot. Materials will be available at the center for $5.

Programs are open to adults and children. All programs are free; a $5 donation is welcome.

For information or to register, email or call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 101.

School presents annual benefit concert

Mequon - The Homestead High School band presents its 25th annual band benefit concert at 7 p.m. April 13 in the James Barr Auditorium, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

In honor of the band's trip to Ireland in December, the band will present A Salute to Ireland, music from the Emerald Isle.

Money raised at the event will go toward purchasing instruments and supporting music scholarships. Before the show, a raffle and silent auction will be held.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

For information, call (262) 238-5900.

Stritch hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15.

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

To make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit

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.

Congregation hosts Brewers chief operations officer

River Hills - Temple Brotherhood presents Family Sports Night featuring Rick Schlesinger, Milwaukee Brewers chief operations officer, at 6:45 p.m. April 25 at Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road.

The topic will be the business operations of the Milwaukee Brewers with an emphasis on the strategies the club employs to compete on and off the field in the smallest market in Major League Baseball.

The program is open to the public. Each attendee is asked to bring two nonperishable food items or make a cash donation to the Hunger Task Force and/or Jewish Food Pantry.

For reservations, call (414) 228-7545 by April 22.

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

School presents 'Spring Awakenings'

Shorewood - Shorewood High School presents 'Spring Awakening' at 7 p.m. May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. May 12 in the auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Tickets are $10.

For information, call (414) 963-6940.

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

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.

'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

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 Earth Day Celebration: noon to 4 p.m. April 21; $4 for child (5 and older) and $5 for adult members, and $6 for child and $7 for adult nonmembers

Attendees will be able to canoe, take guided hikes, go ponding and see live animals.

Door County Getaway: 8 a.m. May 28 to 8 p.m. May 31; $528 for adult members (add $111 for a single room) and $607 for nonmember adults (add $111 for a single room)

Participants will visit preserves each day and return to Lawrence University's Bjorklunden campus for the evenings. Participants visit a private conservancy area that has an upland forest with ephemeral wildflowers and the wetland through which Peil Creek flows.

2013 Spring Gala: 6 p.m. June 7; $200 per person

The 2013 Spring Gala features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner. For information, email or call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 152.