Things to Do

Jan. 19, 2014

Students provide free computer sessions for seniors

Mequon — Lake Shore Middle School eighth-graders offer five free computer seminars for senior citizens from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 and 27, Feb. 10, 21 and 24 at Range Line School, 11040 N. Range Line Road.

The seminars explore a variety of topics. Laptops and tablets will be provided, but feel free to bring a device for specific assistance. The students will provide beverages and snacks.

Registration is required four days in advance of each session.

To register, call (262) 238-7537.

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: 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.

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

· 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

Market purchases benefit Harvest of Hope Fund

Fox Point — Markets and Meals for Hope holds its second annual Winter Farmers Market and Meal for Hope from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The event features a variety of items for sale, including meat, cheese, eggs, home-made food items, soaps, candles and fair-trade products. Additionally, shoppers can enjoy a meal sourced from the foods available for sale and served by church congregants (donations accepted).

All proceeds benefit the Harvest of Hope Fund.

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

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

Winter Carnival features indoor, outdoor activities

Bayside — The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, hosts its Winter Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26.

The event features educational, nature and winter-themed outdoor and indoor activities for all ages. Outdoors there will be guided nature hikes (for all ages), ice skating on Mystery Lake (bring skates), sledding and snowshoeing (limited snowshoes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis). Indoors there is Word with a Bird, crafts, cookie decorating, live animals to meet and touch and the music of Lynn Roginske.

The cost is $5 for child (12 and younger) and $6 for adult members and $6 for child (12 and younger) and $7 for adult nonmembers.

Winter Carnival takes place snow or shine.

For information, visit

Learn about e-readers, Overdrive at the library

Glendale — The North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, offers an e-reader and Overdrive demonstration at 7 p.m. Jan. 29.

Steve Heser, library systems administrator for the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, answers questions about e-readers, e-books and Overdrive.

To register, call (414) 351-3461 or stop by the Reference Desk.

Senior club plans trip to see 'Woody Sez'

Glendale — The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club is sponsoring a trip to the Stackner Cabaret to attend "Woody Sez" on Jan. 29.

The bus leaves from Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road, at 5:45 p.m. in time to arrive for dinner (on your own).

The cost, including ticket and transit, is $49.

Call (414) 540-2100 for reservations.

Winter Blast features skating demonstrations

Fox Point — The Fox Point Foundation presents the Fox Point Winter Blast from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Longacre Pavilion and ice skating rink, 7343 N. Longacre Road.

The free event features skating demonstrations, Roscoe from the Admirals, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center birds of prey, hot chocolate and cookies, and a fire.

For information, visit

Church hosts variety of concerts

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

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

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

· March 8: Brother Sun; $17 in advance, $20

· March 21: 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.

School holds used book sale

Whitefish Bay — Holy Family Parish School, 4849 N. Wildwood Ave., is holding a used book sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 1 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 in the cafeteria.

For information, call (414) 332-8175.

Homestead presents musical 'Carousel'

Mequon — The Homestead High School Fine Arts Department presents "Carousel" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 to 8 and 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the James Barr Auditorium, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Call (262) 238-7965 for information.

Learn about company's proposal for transit system

MV Transportation will hold town hall meetings regarding the future of the Milwaukee County mass transit operations from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay, and Feb. 18 at North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale.

Company representatives will answer questions and provide information regarding the company's proposal to manage the transit system.

For information, visit

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.

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.:

· 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.

Families help create collaborative art piece

Whitefish Bay — World-renowned Israeli artist Hanoch Piven participates in a community art event at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Families work together to play their part in creating a 40-foot by 10-foot art installation, Family Matters: What Families Are Made Of. Families create their family portrait by using the Piven method (ready-made materials) in a workshop environment. The collaborative piece will be on display at Beit Hatfutsot — Museum of the Jewish People in Israel, with a copy of the work on permanent display in Milwaukee.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, visit or

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.

Luncheon features owner from Retailworks

Mequon — Lyn Falk, owner of Retailworks Inc., speaks at the Women's FOCUS luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

The cost is $22 or $23 for a gluten-free meal; the event is open to members and guests.

Reservations can be made at or by emailing

Home improvement show features vendors, displays

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council Inc. and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel present the 52nd annual Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Show from noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis.

More than 700 providers of home improvement products and services will be available. Home improvement experts and media celebrities will conduct educational presentations. In addition, there will be interior, outdoor and garage design displays.

Advance tickets are $5. Tickets at the door will be $8, $5 for senior citizens 60 and older and $4 for senior citizens Feb. 13. Admission is free for children 16 and younger and all military personnel with photo ID.

Advance tickets are available at B & E General Contractors, 6001 N. Green Bay Road, Glendale, and Kerns Carpet One, 8643 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point.

For information, visit or call (414) 771-4071.

Center hosts A Day of Discovery

Whitefish Bay — The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts A Day of Discovery from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Attendees have the opportunity to choose from myriad workshops with topics focusing on the issues and challenges of today's Jewish world to exploring history, music, culture and text.

Ex Fabula will lead a community storytelling event.

The event is free. Lunch is available with advance purchase.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8249.

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

Register for Challenger Division Little League

Whitefish Bay — Registration for the Challenger Division Little League program for boys and girls with physical and mental challenges runs through March 1.

Children ages 4 to 18 or up to 22 if still enrolled in high school are eligible. Practice begins in May and games run for about five weeks in late May and June at Craig Counsel Park with travel to other leagues for away games. Each player will have a Buddy to help with positioning and development. Volunteers who are in seventh grade or above can participate as buddies.

The fee is $75 and includes a T-shirt, hat and socks.

For information, visit To register, visit

Volunteers who would like to participate as Buddies should email before April 2.

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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