Things to Do

July 21, 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.

· Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. July 25; $5 per session for members, $6 per session for nonmembers

Children 6 months to 2 years old and their adult hike on the trails. Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine.

· Lake Michigan Discovery Hike: 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 25; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults

Participants descend to the lower terrace and lake shore with a focus on Lake Michigan.

· Tales and Trails Hikes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 25; free with center admission

Participants hear a nature-themed book, and then venture out on the center's trails to explore. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

· Ravines: Protecting, Stabilizing and Restoring Our Ecological Treasures: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 25; $10 in advance, $12 day of event

Municipal leaders and conservation professionals explore best management practices for stabilizing, protecting and restoring ravine habitats. Participants tour ravine ecosystems; compare intact and disturbed sites for restoration planning; and learn what to do to protect the integrity of these shared treasures.

· Environmental Voices: Fishing for Science: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 29; $20 for adult members, $23 for nonmember adults

Be a part of Ozaukee County's new Fish Passage Program, which is assisting fish that migrate to overcome barriers that people have created in the Milwaukee River. Participants have the opportunity to capture and release fish using "electrofishing," learn about fish identification and ecology, and develop an understanding of the relationship of the river watershed to the health of the fish and people that eat them. Waders and transportation will be provided.

· Tuesday Tunes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 30; free with center admission

Bruce Dern performs Irish and American roots music on his guitar. The concert takes place at the pavilion. If there is rain, the performance will be held the auditorium. Bring a blanket or chair.

Sarah Chudnow hosts

a variety of activities

Mequon — The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of activities throughout July.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

· 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 25: panel discussion: immigration reform

· 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 27: Nurse Lisa Gorelick presents information on healthy living.

· 2 to 3 p.m. July 28: Don Weast and Gary Meisner sings the great jazz standards.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 4: Bob Ropiak, singer, musician and storyteller, performs old-time acoustic favorites.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 5: Michal Makov-Peled, cultural ambassador from Israel and director of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation's Israel Center, speaks on "Women in the Military: An Israeli's Perspective."

· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6: Carmen Nickerson and Kostia performs as part of the summer concert series.

· 4:45 p.m. Aug. 7: Pianist Zoe Biller provides entertainment before and during a Greek dinner at 5 and 5:30 p.m. The menu includes Greek lentil soup, hummus with pita chips, Greek salad, a choice of lamb gyro or Greek chicken and baklava for dessert. The cost of the dinner is $17.50 per person. The evening concludes with a screening of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Reservations are required and can be made by calling (262) 478-1500.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 11: Papi Makaena performs traditional and contemporary vocals and instrumentals.

· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13: The Quattro Horns performs as part of the summer concert series.

· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15: Doug Haise performs "Ragtime Piano: the Best of the Rest."

· 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 18: Anne Davis sings favorite tunes from Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Dinah Washington.

· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20: Enid Bootzin Berkovits performs as part of the summer concert series.

· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22: Bill Simmons, regional program coordinator from the American Red Cross, speaks on disaster relief, and what volunteers did in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.

· 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25: Bring up to three items to the antiques appraisal fair. A $5 fee covers the appraisal of up to three items. Also, only items that can be hand carried will be appraised. No firearms or weapons of any type are permitted.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25: Terry Morgenroth sings "Musical Memories of the 40s, 50s and 60s."

Book store

hosts author visits

Milwaukee — Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer Ave., hosts a variety of events.

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

· 7 p.m. July 26: Barbara Mathias-Riegel, author of "Curtain Calls: Stories"

· 7 p.m. July 29: Craig Wilson, author of "A Little More Line: A Kite's View of Wisconsin & Beyond"

Church presents free outdoor, ice cream social

Brown Deer — St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8080 N. 47th St., presents The Elderberries at 7 p.m. July 27 in its Memorial Garden.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Following the show, an ice cream social will be held in the church's Fellowship Hall. In the event of rain, the program will be held inside.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 355-5030.

Church presents

speakers at Sunday services

Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, offers Sunday services at 10 a.m.

Michelle Bersell presents "Using the Power of Love to Transform Your Negative Feelings Into Your Greatest Allies" on July 28.

Visitors are welcome.

For information, visit

Lynden hosts a variety of activities

River Hills — The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts a variety of activities.

The garden is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $9 and $7 for students and seniors. Members and children younger than 6 are free. All active duty military personnel and their families receive free admission through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house.

For information, call (414) 446-8794.

· Poetry and a Picnic: 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 31; free to members or with admission; receive $2 discount on admission by biking to museum

· John Riepenhoff's "Plein Air, Plain Air" exhibit runs through Aug. 4

· 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. For information, call (414) 352-9156.

· Emilie Clark's "Sweet Corruptions" exhibit: through Aug. 25

· Summer art and nature camps: through Aug. 28; ages 4 to 14; fees vary

Art camps feature environmental programs, visiting artists and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media. The nature camp shifts the balance toward ecology and makes extensive use of the grounds. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends.

Bank sponsors

daylong trip to Madison

Mequon — North Shore Bank is sponsoring a daylong trip to Madison July 31.

The day kicks off with a private tour of Camp Randall Stadium, continues with a lunch on the shores of Lake Mendota and concludes at the State Capitol, where attendees will be given a private tour and chance to view the building's many unique features, including its hand-carved furniture and glass mosaics.

The trip includes round-trip private coach transportation, food and drink, and is open to the public. The cost is $99 per person.

The deadline to registration is July 12. Registration can be completed online or by calling (262) 240-0047.

Gallery presents

'Saturation' exhibit

Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., presents the exhibit "Saturation" by Milwaukee artist Pamela Anderson through Aug. 3.

The exhibit is from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, visit

Donors receive free State Fair ticket at Blood Center

Brown Deer — Anyone who gives blood Wednesdays through Aug. 7 at the BloodCenter, 5960 W. Brown Deer Road, will receive a ticket to Wisconsin State Fair, while supplies last.

The ticket can be used on any day, at any time during State Fair.

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.

To schedule an appointment, call (877) 232-4376 or visit or on a mobile device.

Band presents series

of free outdoor concerts

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Community Band presents a series of free outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.

The Aug. 7 concert will be held in connection with an ice cream social.

For information, call (414) 357-5178.

Village holds a variety of activities

Bayside — The village is holding a variety of activities this summer.

· Village residents may drop off yard waste and recycling from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 at the sled hill parking lot, corner of Fairy Chasm and Regent roads.

· The annual village picnic is from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ellsworth Park. The picnic features activities, food and refreshments for village residents. Activities include interactive Police Department display, wine tasting, live music and games.

To volunteer for any of these events, call (414) 351-8813.

Chamber presents free concerts in Village Park

Brown Deer — The Granville-Brown Deer Chamber presents Community Vibes, free live music in Brown Deer Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, this summer.

The Rhythm Kings play on Aug. 21. Each concert is from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

For information, visit

Library accepts entries

for local photography contest

Mequon — The deadline to submit an entry in the Frank L. Weyenberg local photography contest is 6 p.m. Aug. 24.

The contest is open to all amateur photographers. Entries must be black and white and be of anything in Mequon or Thiensville. Additional requirements and entry forms are available at the library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, and online,

Entries will be displayed in the library during September and October and three winning images from each community will be chosen by a jury of local residents. In addition, all visitors will vote and select the People's Choice award from the submitted pictures. The winning photographs will be displayed long term at the library.

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

Alliance offers free

series on mental illness

Mequon — The National Alliance for Mental Illness of Ozaukee County sponsors a 12-week family-to-family education program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3 to Nov. 12 at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Road.

The course covers information about schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.

The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenaged and adult children, and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The course in not appropriate for individuals who themselves suffer from one of the major mental illnesses.

The course is free.

For information or to register, call (262) 243-3627 or email

Recycle electronics, appliances at Mequon church

Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts its third annual household electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.

Items accepted include: TVs, computers (and peripherals: keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.), monitors, cordless and cell phones, iPods, printers (including ink and toner), scanners, fax machines, stereos, old holiday lights, extension cord; personal digital assistants, clock radios and all other consumer electronics. All types of batteries, microwaves, dehumidifiers and larger appliances also will be accepted.

Items not accepted include: light bulbs and nonelectrical material.

There is a $10 fee per car, plus a $10 charge for each TV (excludes personal computers and laptop monitors). An additional $10 donation is suggested for each dehumidifier and major appliance. Everything else is recycled free of charge.

There are no geographical restrictions related to this event; all are welcome.

For information, call (262) 375-3890 or 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. Sept. 29: Faculty Organ Recital

·7:30 p.m. Oct. 4: Family Weekend All Ensemble

·7:30 p.m. Oct. 25: Pops Concert (Symphonic Wind, Jazz and String)

·7:30 p.m. Nov. 17: Christ the King Celebration (Kammerchor and The Alleluia Ringers)

·7:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Christmas at Concordia (all adult tickets are $10, students 17 and younger are admitted free; all tickets must be reserved by email music.department@cuw.eduor through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)

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