Things to Do

Feb. 2, 2014

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.

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.

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

Golf club seeks new members

Brown Deer — The Brown Deer Golf Club has openings for golfers looking to join a men's golf club for the 2014 season.

For information, visit or email

High school presents 'I Never Saw Another Butterfly'

Shorewood — The Shorewood High School Performing Arts Department presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available from any cast member or by mailing an order to Shorewood High School, (Attn. Mr. Joe King), calling the box office at (414) 963-6940 or emailing

For information, 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.:

· 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

Orchestra presents 'Musical Mouse Detectives'

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay High School Orchestra presents "Musical Mouse Detectives," at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

The family-friendly event features a string instrument "petting zoo" from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.; children may touch, play and hear string instruments. Children also have the opportunity to create spy-themed crafts in preparation for the performance.

Special guest musicians at the performance include fifth-graders from Cumberland and Richards elementary schools.

Admission is $3 per person, payable at the door. The public is welcome.

For information, call (414) 963-3928.

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.

· Hand-in-Hand: Winter Birds: 9 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Feb. 6; $12 per pair per session for members, $15 per pair per session for nonmembers

Children ages 2 to 4 and their adult hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes or waterproof boots are recommended.

· Boomers and Beyond: 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 6; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults

Participants drink hot drinks and examine the Rosenbaum collection of rocks and fossils collected during the last 60 years. Participants should meet at 601 E. Day Ave., Whitefish Bay.

· Nature Story Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 8; $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 enjoy a story with puppets, props and live animals, and take a hike.

· Hangin' with Hyatt: The Search for Antlers: 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 8; $5 for child and $7 for adult members, $7 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers

Participants look for antlers and keep any they find. Participants also learn about the center's deer management program while enjoying refreshments.

· Winter River Snowshoe: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 8; $18 for members, $21 for nonmembers

Participants search out animals and signs of animals along the Menomonee River Parkway in Wauwatosa. Snowshoes are provided; no experience is necessary. Maps are sent out prior to the program. If there is no snow participants hike on foot.

· Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 12; $12 per member pair per session, $15 per nonmember pair per session

Children 6 months to 2 years and their adult meet inside and then venture outside. Dress for the weather; closed-toe shoes or waterproof boots are recommended.

· Schlitz Audubon Bird Club: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12; free with center admission

Participants talk about bird sightings and share bird news.

· Mindfulness and Meditation With Heidi Lukinac: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Participants talk about the core principles of Mindfulness and trying some basic meditations to quiet the mind.

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

· Fourth annual Winter Carnival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8; free to members or with admission, $20 for family pass

The festival features outdoor art-making, studio activities, tours and tree-walks.

· Ashley Morgan's Let's Build Something Together exhibit: opens Feb. 8

· Garlic Basket Weaving Workshop With Jeremy Stepien: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10; $20 or $16 for members (all materials included)

Participants learn the process of making a garlic basket. No prior weaving experience required.

· Shibori With Natural Dyes: A Workshop With Jamie Lea Bertsch: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15; $85 or $75 for members (all materials included)

Participants begin by making the dyes and then learn the basics of Shibori to make a set of tea towels.

· Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 15

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

· Family Workshop: Accordion Books: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16; free to members or with admission

Participants create a handmade accordion book using a variety of paper materials.

· School's Out Workshop: Scale: Miniature: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 (late pick-up available); $60 or $52 for members

For children ages 6 to 11, participants consider how the size of a work of art affects the response to it.

· Silk Scarf Painting: A Workshop With Kelly Lahl: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22; $85 or $75 for members (all materials included)

Participants learn to dye scarves. Each student creates three scarves.

· grow Workshop With Yevgeniya Kaganovich: 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23

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 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.

· School's Out Workshop: Scale: Miniature: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 (late pickup available); $60 or $52 for members

For children ages 6 to 11, participants consider how the size of a work of art affects the response to it.

· Build Your Own Canoe With All Hands Boatworks: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 22 to March 8; $425 or $399 for members (team of two; all materials included)

The workshop is suited for one adult and one child ages 10 to 17 or two adults

Participants learn new craft skills by building a 15-foot plywood canoe to keep. No previous experience necessary.

· The Mingei Tradition in the Midwest: Warren Mackenzie and Beyond exhibit: through March 30

· Weekly Art Drop-In for Kids Ages 6 to 12: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through 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.

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 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.

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.

Learn about antique valentines at senior club meeting

Glendale — Beverly Fay speaks about antique valentines at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Glendale Senior Citizens' Clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

The presentation is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Packers sportscaster speaks at men's club

Shorewood — Sportscaster Jessie Garcia is the guest speaker at the Shorewood Men's Club morning meeting from 1 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.

Garcia will talk about her new book, "My Life with the Green and Gold," and her work covering the Green Bay Packers.

The cost is $3 at the door. Doughnuts, coffee and juice will be served. No registration is required. Women are welcome.

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

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

Choir holds annual Singathon at Bayshore

Glendale — Milwaukee Children's Choir holds its sixth annual Singathon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, in the Rotunda at Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive.

The Singathon is a free, Valentine's Day-themed community concert and fundraiser. Singing valentines may be purchased on the day of the concert.

For information, visit or call (414) 221-7040.

Church hosts variety of concerts

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

· 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.

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.

Children learn about buckthorn removal at preserve

Menomonee Falls — The Mequon Nature Preserve and Waste Management will offer a youth education event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Waste Management's environmental land restoration site, Hidden Springs.

Children ages 10 to 18 are welcome. The focus is on removing common buckthorn with emphasis on wetland/water quality, woodland health/management, wildlife habitat and biodiversity.

Lunch and beverages are provided.

To register for this free event, call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 101, or email

Gallery hosts Marking Maps/Mapping Marks exhibit

Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Daniel Fleming's exhibition, Marking Maps/Mapping Marks from Feb. 28 to April 12.

An open house reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Fleming discusses and answer questions about his works.

The gallery is open from noon to 5p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, visit

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.

Academy hosts free women's self defense workshop

Fox Point — J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy, 6838 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a free women's self-defense workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. March 1.

The program covers practical and realistic self-defense techniques for women and girls 10 and older and is appropriate for all fitness levels.

For information or to register, call (414) 540-9161 or email

Fundraiser, auction benefits Ozaukee Family Services

Mequon — MOMS Club of Mequon-East is holding a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Chancery, 11046 N. Port Washington Road, and an online public auction from 6 a.m. March 15 to 10 p.m. March 23 at benefiting Ozaukee Family Services.

The club receives 10 percent of the food and beverages sales from the evening.

For information, 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. 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

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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