Things to Do

Jan. 5, 2014

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.

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

Participants make s'mores at the fireplace, visit with animals and watch "Monsters University."

· Hangin' with Hyatt: Extreme Geocaching: 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11; $4 for child and $6 for adult members, $6 for child and $8 for adult nonmembers

Participants learn about geocaching and how to use Global Positioning System units. Units will be available. After learning about geocaching, participants look for cache boxes containing puzzle pieces along the trails. After finding all seven pieces, participants return to build the puzzle.

· Nature Story Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 11; $5 for child and $8 for adult members per session, $6 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers per session

Families with children ages 3 to 7 listen to a story and take an outdoor hike. Puppets, props and live animals may be part of each story time.

· Environmental Voices: The 100th Anniversary of the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon: 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11; $7 for adult members, $8 for nonmember adults

Stanley Temple presents a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon. The presentation covers how and why this disaster occurred, how vital it is to promote the conservation of species habitat, strengthen the relationship between people and nature, and foster the sustainable use of natural resources.

· Wylde Thyme: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12; free with center admission

Wylde Thyme is a musical ensemble of family and friends who have been playing in the Racine-Kenosha area since 2006. The family friendly music encourages active participation in music making, singing and dance. The group plays mostly Irish tunes with a bit of world music.

· Nature Adventures and Nature Explorers: Session III: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 10 and 24; and Session IV: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; $45 for Sessions I and III and $60 for Sessions II and IV for child members, $51 for Sessions I and II and $68 for Sessions II and IV for nonmember children

Children in kindergarten and first grade (Nature Adventures) and second and third grades (Nature Explorers) play outdoors and participate in discovery activities.

Resource center hosts Feldenkrais workshop

Shorewood — The Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd., will host a two-part workshop, "Regaining Youthful Movement Through Feldenkrais" from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11 and 18.

The Feldenkrais system aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement, improve physical function such as balance and promote general well-being.

The cost for the workshop, which covers both sessions, is $36 for Shorewood residents and $42 for nonresidents. Registration with payment is required by Jan. 7.

For information and to register, call (414) 847-2727 or email

Club holds youth activity, preschool fair

Mequon — Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Road, hosts the MOMS Club of Mequon Youth Activity and Preschool Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11.

The free event is for families with children of all ages. Educational, extracurricular and family services will all be featured. Check out area preschools as well as various sports, music and therapy programs. A supervised indoor playground will be available.

For information, email

Church hosts variety of concerts

Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts the following concerts at 7:30 p.m.

· Jan. 11: Peter Mulvey; $16 in advance, $19

· Jan. 31: Ben Bedford; $13 in advance, $16

· Feb. 15: Garnet Rogers; $17 in advance, $20

· March 22: Jon Vezner; $15 in advance, $18

· April 19: Sally Barris; $15 in advance, $18

· May 10: Kitty Donohoe; $15 in advance, $18

For information, call (262) 375-3890.

Artist shares story, offers workshop

Whitefish Bay — The Fox Bay Cinema Grill, 334 E. Silver Spring Drive, hosts "An Evening With Lily Yeh" featuring a showing of her documentary titled "The Barefoot Artist" from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

The evening begins with a "Mix and Mingle" with live music from 5 to 5:50 p.m., followed by dinner and the movie from 6 to 7:45 p.m. A discussion with Yeh from 7:50 to 8:30 p.m. ends the evening.

Limited general admission tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (if tickets remain). Dinner is extra.

Admission to the Fox Bay Grill is included with $75 tickets to a hands-on art workshop and presentation with Yeh titled "Community Building Through Art" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa.

The $25 tickets can be purchased at and the $75 tickets at

For information, call (414) 671-1212 or email

Lynden Sculpture Garden 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, Wednesday and Friday, 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.

Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house.

For information, call (414) 446-8794.

· Ice skating on Big Lake: noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays when weather and ice conditions permit

· grow Workshop With Yevgeniya Kaganovich: 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 12

Kaganovich and her student assistants take up residence in the studio to make the next "planting" of "grow," Kaganovich's durational installation. Drop in to watch or participate as Kaganovich fuses layers of plastic to create a surface similar to leather or skin, mold the skin into plant-like volumes, stuff the volumes with more bags, and connect the forms with plastic bag "thread." Tasks will include cutting sheets and strips, fusing sheets and tubes, sewing bulb forms and connecting them to bases, crocheting tubes and necks, stuffing stalks and assembling the plants.

· All Things Paper: The Marvels of Marveling: A Workshop With Carey Watters: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18; $100 or $90 for members (all materials included)

Learn a variety of techniques related to paper. The first series focuses on paper marbling and book structures made from marbled paper. Students learn techniques for marbling paper and finish the day by making a book with some of their own marbled paper.

· Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 18

Participants can bring their canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors.

· Light Up the Garden & Night-Time Walk: 3 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19

Jeremy Stepien leads the annual family workshop to make a lantern (or bring your own). Naomi Cobb leads a lantern-lit walk through the garden. The event ends with a bonfire and hot cider.

· Winter Studio Class: Toyshop: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 22 to March 12; $92 or $76 for members

Participants ages 4 to 6 use clay, paint and mixed media to make three-dimensional diversions.

· Weekly Art Drop-In for Kids Ages 6 to 12: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 to May 21; $10 or $8 for members per session, $56 or $40 for members for eight sessions

Each week participants learn about different materials, processes and themes, and get started on a project.

· Homeschool Day: Mysteries of Winter: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 23; $35 or $30 for members

Participants ages 6 to 15 track animals in the snow as inspiration for a printmaking project, creating wintery diorama sculptures. Two workshop topics are offered each day, one focusing on three-dimensional artmaking and the other on the natural environment.

· Silk Scarf Painting: A Workshop With Kelly Lahl: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25; $100 or $90 for members (all materials included)

Participants learn to dye scarves. Each student creates three scarves as well as make some hand painted silk ribbon.

· Ceramic Handbuilding: Porcelain Vases: A Workshop With Linda Wervey Vitamvas: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 27; $85 or $75 for members (all materials included)

Participants make two vases using porcelain clay material.

· The Mingei Tradition in the Midwest: Warren Mackenzie and Beyond exhibit: Jan. 26 to March 30

Senior citizens club holds winter potluck picnic

Glendale — The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club will hold a winter potluck picnic at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15 in the clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

All dishes are welcome. Bingo with prizes will follow.

The event is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Women's networking group holds luncheon

Mequon — Sarah Schwab, founder and president of My Client Communications, presents "Attracting Clients With Compelling Content" during the Women's FOCUS luncheon Jan. 15 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

Networking and registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

The cost of the luncheon is $20.

Reserve a spot by visiting or e-mailing

District seeks nominations of alumni, former teachers

Mequon — The Mequon-Thiensville School District is seeking nominations from the community of honorable candidates for induction into its Hall of Inspiration.

Nominees should be district alumni who have gone on to make a positive impact in their chosen profession or former staff members who made an impact on the education of children in the community.

The district accepts nominations until Jan. 16.

Nomination forms are available at

Little League registration opens online

Whitefish Bay — Registration for the 2014 Whitefish Bay Little League season is open through Jan. 31. After Jan. 31, players will pay a late fee.

Children ages 6 to 14 are eligible to play.

Register at

The league accepts in-person registration only at an informational meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

For information, call (414) 906-1676 or email

Senior center plans trip to Milwaukee Jewish Museum

Shorewood — The Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., sponsors a trip to the Milwaukee Jewish Museum, followed by lunch at Lake Park Bistro, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

A narrated tour provides the story of the customs and culture of the Milwaukee Jewish community. There also will be an Andy Warhol exhibit, "10 Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century."

Participants then enjoy either salmon or boeuf bourguignon at Lake Park Bistro. Meal selection must be noted on the registration form.

The cost of the trip is $39 for Shorewood residents and $42 for nonresidents. The fee covers the cost of school bus transportation, entrance to the museum and the tour, lunch and gratuities. Registration is due by Jan. 15.

For information or to register, call (414) 847-2727 or email

Foundation holds 'An Evening with Martin Short'

Milwaukee — The Bayshore Community Foundation holds "Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2014: An Evening with Martin Short" at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.

The event benefits the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the MACC Fund.

Tickets range from $75 to $95. To order tickets, visit

Cinema offers films for children with special needs

Mequon — North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road, hosts Reel Movies for Real Needs.

The program offers films with lower sound volume and brighter lighting for children with autism and other challenges who may not be comfortable at a regular show.

All show times are 10:30 a.m.:

· Jan. 18: "The Nut Job," 2D, Rated PG

· Feb. 8: "The LEGO Movie," 2D, Rated PG

· March 8: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," 2D, Rated PG

Regular matinee adult and child pricing applies.

For information, visit or call (262) 241-6180.

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.

· 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

Concordia presents theater performances

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

· "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.

Luncheon benefits COPE Services of Ozaukee County

Mequon — Wendy Naarup, first-place winner of the Ironman Wisconsin in 2008 and World Championship bronze medalist in 2006, presents "Celebrating Life," an inspirational keynote address, at the 15th annual Take-A-Break Luncheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

The luncheon will benefit COPE Services of Ozaukee County.

In addition to the Naarup, there will be a raffle and auction including original art donated by local artists.

The cost of the luncheon is $55; $33 is tax deductible.

Reserve a spot at or by calling (262) 377-1477.

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.

· "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

Foundation seeks donations, help for Bay Ball

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Education Foundation will hold its annual Bay Ball on March 29 in the field house at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

The event, "Bay Ball 2014...The Big Bang...Helping Our Kids Reach for the Stars," features entertainment, dancing, food and libations.

The event benefits science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in the Whitefish Bay School District.

For information, to donate an item or to help, email or call (414) 688-0635.

Museum features Andy Warhol exhibit

Milwaukee — Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" is on display through March 30 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Additional programs will be available during the exhibit period.

The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and $15 for families. Admission is free for museum members.

For information, call (414) 390-5730 or visit

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