Things to Do

Sept. 29, 2013

BID holds manufacturing employee appreciation party

Milwaukee — The Granville Business Improvement District holds a free Manufacturing Employee Appreciation Party in the Park from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Marquette Electronics Park, 8350 W. Fairlane Ave.

The event, for all shifts, production workers, office staff and company executives, features free food from five area food trucks, free Sprecher Root Beer, additional food products provided by local businesses, music and dancing, pumpkin bowling, build-a-scarecrow and paint-a-pumpkin craft areas, pie eating contests, apples, T-shirts, raffles and prizes.

For information, call (414) 357-5493.

School hosts story time with activities for young children

Fox Point — St. Eugene School, 7600 N. Port Washington Road, hosts a story time from 10 to 10:45 a.m. every Thursday, starting Oct. 3.

The story time is for babies to children 4 years old with their parents or caregivers. A preschool teacher will read stories and lead activities.

Parishioners and nonparishioners are welcome. No registration and no fees are required.

For information, call (414) 918-1120.

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.

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

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19: Faculty Voice Recital – Wendelin Lockett

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

· 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27: Hymn Fest Celebration; light refreshments will be served; there is no fee for this event, though a freewill offering will be accepted

· 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 or through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1

· 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for college students and children younger than 18

· 9 a.m. Jan. 25: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced Ringers; $10 per ringer or $75 per choir, does not include music; reserve a spot by calling (262) 243-4240

· 3:30 p.m. March 16: Faculty Piano Recital – Michael Thiele

· 3:30 p.m. April 6: Kammerchor Concert

· 7:30 p.m. April 11: University Band and Jazz Ensemble

· 3:30 p.m. April 13: Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert

· 3:30 p.m. April 27: Kammerchor and Selah Choral Concert with Concordia Chapel

· 3:30 p.m. May 4: Alleluia Ringers Concert

· 7:30 p.m. May 9: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for college students and children younger than 18

Bank is accepting teacher nominations

Shorewood — North Shore Bank is accepting nominations of teachers who excel in the area of money management instruction through Oct. 4.

As part of the bank's 90th anniversary festivities, three teachers — one in each of the bank's north, central and southern regions — will receive $1,923, in honor of the year the bank opened.

A panel of the bank's financial experts select finalists before opening the contest up to a public online vote. In early November, the bank will surprise the winning teachers with a check at their schools.

To nominate a teacher, visit

School hosts rummage sale, boutique

Shorewood — St. Robert School, 2200 E. Capitol Drive, hosts a rummage sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5.

A boutique features vintage and designer clothing and accessories along with antique and high-end home goods.

For information, call (414) 332-1164.

Rummage sale proceeds benefit scholarship fund

Bayside — Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane, holds its annual rummage and bake sale to benefit the eighth grade Washington D.C. Scholarship Fund from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the gym.

For information, call (414) 247-4201.

Woman's Club holding rummage sale

Shorewood — The Shorewood Woman's Club is holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

For information, call (414) 228-8199.

School hosts all-school reunion to celebrate anniversary

Whitefish Bay — Holy Family Parish School, 4849 N. Wildwood Ave., hosts an all-school reunion at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

A mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by a reception in the café. A program will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Schelkun Science Center.

Alumni will be able to visit old classrooms.

For information, call (414) 332-8175.

Actress provides free performance for senior club

Glendale — Actress Jessica Macha provides a free performance, playing an older woman accused of being a witch in Salem, Mass., in 1692, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Glendale Senior Citizen's Clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Church presents workshop about singing spirituals

Shorewood — Kenwood United Methodist Church, 2319 E. Kenwood Blvd., presents Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit: Singing Spirituals in Worship Services from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26.

The participatory workshop includes a demonstration performance by the church's Vested Choir, classic audio CDs by choirs and soloists, and DVDs. The workshop and lunch are free, but registration is required.

The deadline to register is Oct. 9.

To register, call (414) 332-5935 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.

· Nature Adventures and Nature Explorers: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 21 and 28 (Session III) and Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Session IV); $60 for child members per session, $68 for child nonmembers per session

Students in 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade (Nature Adventures) and second and third grades (Nature Explorers) play outdoors and participate in discovery activities.

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.

· 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9: Hawaiian Luau dinner with music by Papi Makaena prior to the dinner. There are two dinner seatings, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The menu includes Hawaiian mango gazpacho, mixed green salad with passion fruit vinaigrette, a choice of Honolulu fish tacos with mahalo rice and beans or Ohana pineapple pizza with coconut cream corn and grilled green beans, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (262) 478-1500 before Oct. 2.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7: Becky Manz, outreach librarian for the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library, speaks about the library's services, including newspapers by phone, digital players for books and magazines, and audio books.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20: Strings Academy performs.

· 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22: Interfaith Choral Concert with choirs from Grace Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lumen Christi, Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Congregation Shalom, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale and the Sarah Chudnow Glee Club.

Rotary club raises funds for charities, Riverwalk

Mequon — The Rotary Club of Thiensville-Mequon holds Fall Into Comedy Night at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at River Club of Mequon, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.

Allen Edge performs at 7 p.m. Free hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and a raffle begins at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person or a reserved table for 10 is $600. Proceeds benefit local charities and the Rotary Riverwalk.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (262) 236-8848 or visiting

Concordia presents theater performances

Mequon — Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents a variety of theater performances.

· "Lucky Stiff" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 11 and 12, and 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 13.

· "Gift of the Magi" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

· "A Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Musical Revue" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 8, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

· "Sense and Sensibility" is presented at 7:30 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, and 1:30 p.m. May 4.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for veterans and free for children younger than 12. For information, email or call (262) 573-9070.

American Red Cross seeks blood donors

Mequon — The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, 11831 N. Seminary Drive.

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.

For information or to make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit

Club hosts open house at nature preserve

Mequon — The MOMS Club of Mequon hosts an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Mequon Nature Preserve, 8200 W. County Line Road.

The club will have information for potential new members, food from local eateries and activities for kids.

For information, visit

Night golf tournament proceeds benefit hungry

Milwaukee — Throw Milwaukee presents Discovery @ Estabrook from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at Estabrook Park, 4400 Estabrook Parkway.

The event includes a night-time glow disc golf tournament. Other activities include an outdoor yoga class with live music, an ace race tournament, slacklining station, Milwaukee Wave soccer challenge, Usinger's Meat Putting, washer tossing, mini disc challenge, a drum circle, 50/50 raffles and an after party.

Most of the activities require nonperishable food items or a cash donation for The Hunger Task Force. A portion of the proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Estabrook Disc Golf Course.

For information, visit

Church presents free magic show at Logemann

Mequon — Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church presents magician Glen Gerard at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Logemann Community Center, 6100 W. Mequon Road.

The show is free.

For information, call (262) 242-6650 or email

Restaurant hosts bluegrass jam

Glendale — Dr. Dawg, 6969 N. Port Washington Road, hosts a bluegrass jam from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13.

For information, call (414) 961-0660 or visit

Theater hosts annual Jewish film festival

Mequon — The 16th annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival will be held from Oct. 13 to 17 at Marcus North Shore Cinemas, 11700 N. Port Washington Road.

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13: "Ballad of the Weeping Spring," in Hebrew with English subtitles

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14: "Sonny Boy," Dutch with English subtitles

· 4 p.m. Oct. 15: "Nono, The Zigzag Kid," in Dutch, French and English

· 4 p.m. Oct. 16: free class and showing of "Animal Crackers"

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16: "When Comedy Went to School," English

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17: "Paris-Manhattan," French with English subtitles

Tickets for each movie are $10 or $9 for students and seniors. A five-movie pass is $45 or $40 for students and seniors. A patron pass, for $100, includes one reserved seat for each movie; $50 is tax deductible.

For information and tickets, email or call (414) 967-8235.

Learn about home remodeling trends at workshop

Whitefish Bay — S.J. Janis Company offers a remodeling seminar at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Room 15 at the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

Inspired by the hit HGTV show, "Love It or List It in the North Shore" helps educate homeowners on whether to renovate their home to accommodate their changing needs, to buy a new home that is move-in ready or buy a home with greater potential and renovate to meet specific needs.

Nathan Wachtl, S.J. Janis Company senior design consultant, and Essam Elsafy of Shorewest Realtors provides an interactive presentation exploring market trends, values, remodeled home case studies and associated costs for actual desired North Shore properties.

Seminar attendees are encouraged to bring pictures of their home to discuss ideas at the end of the presentation.

There will be a variety of giveaways during the evening.

The seminar cost is $5, and reservations are required by Oct. 15.

To register, call (414) 259-0300 or (414) 963-3947, or visit and enter course code 291000 A1.

Acacia Theatre Company

announces 2013-14 season

Mequon — Acacia Theatre Company presents three productions during its 2013-14 season.

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

· "Malcolm and Teresa" by Cathal Gallagher

8 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27

· "Searching for David's Heart" by Cherie Bennett

8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 6, 7 and 8, 4 p.m. March 8 and 3 p.m. March 2 and 9

· "Jane Austen's Persuasion" adaptation by Jennifer Le Blanc

8 p.m. July 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 4 p.m. July 19 and 3 p.m. July 13 and 30

Season subscriptions cost $38 or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale starting Sept. 1. Single tickets will cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

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

Gallery features 'Enigma Variation' exhibit

Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts photographer/artist Sara Risley's latest exhibition, "Enigma Variations," through Oct. 26.

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

For information, call (414) 207-7444.

Center offers free educational series

Whitefish Bay — The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers a free new series, Exploring Jewish Genius, starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

Leonard Parker, PhD, distinguished professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss Albert Einstein at the first program.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8212.

Church salutes veterans with free dinner, event

Glendale — St. John's Lutheran Church, 7877 N. Port Washington Road, hosts To Whom Honor Is Due, a veteran salute dinner, at 5 p.m. Nov. 2.

A patriotic concert is at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Vietnam veteran and Milwaukee TV popularity Gus Gnorski will host. The event includes military exhibits and a keynote address by the Hon. John Scocos, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.

The event is free for veterans and $8 for nonveterans.

Call (414) 352-4150 to make reservations.

Learn about the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act

Mequon — Tikkun Ha-Ir presents a Brunch 'n Learn at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Congregation Anshai Lebowitz, 2415 W. Mequon Road.

Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and Rabbi Ira Samuel Grussgott focus on the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act.

For information or to register, call (262) 242-9540 or email

Gallery features 'Shifting Boundaries' exhibit

Shorewood — Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Tori Tasch's Shifting Boundaries exhibit through Nov. 3.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (414) 963-9510.

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