Things to Do

Feb. 9, 2014

Brown Deer High School presents 'Willy Wonka'

Brown Deer — Brown Deer High School is performing Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka" in the Multicultural Arts Center at the Brown Deer Middle/High School, 8060 N. 60th St., enter through the main entrance (door W1).

The play is presented at the following time and dates: 7 p.m. Feb. 13 to Feb. 15 and 2 p.m. Feb. 16. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students and children. Tickets are available at the main office at the high school or at the door. Sorry no will call.

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

Church hosts a variety of activities

Fox Point — North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a variety of activities.

· 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 14: a Moms & More conversation on "Agape Love," a spiritual and selfless love that is a model for humanity; child care provided

· 8:30 a.m. Feb. 19: quilters meet

· 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20: Husbands Happy Hour: regardless of marital status, any man 21 or older is welcome to join for fellowship and fun at Bar Louie, 5750 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale

· 1 p.m. Feb. 21: Knit Together meets

· noon Feb. 23: cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class; $25, register in advance

· through Feb. 28: Salvation Army coat drive; donation bins located at main and north entrances

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

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

· 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.

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.

Antique show features Midwest dealers, quilt raffle

Whitefish Bay — St. Monica Parish, 5635 N. Santa Monica Blvd., holds its 49th annual antique show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16.

Midwest antique dealers will offer furniture, carpeting, jewelry, sterling flatware and books.

The show features homemade chili, chicken soup, baked goods and a raffle of a handmade quilt.

Admission is $5.

A preview party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 allows advance buying privileges and features drinks and appetizers. Admission is $20.

For information, visit

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.

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.

· Joe Di Frances on the Spanish Vihuela: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16; free with center admission

· Environmental Voices: Fracking: How Do They Do That?: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16; $7 for adult members, $8 for nonmember adults

Following a brief review of geology and a bit of history, the presentation will focus on technology, the equipment and procedures used in hydraulic fracturing.

Senior club plans trip to Nicolet production

Glendale — Glendale Senior Citizens' Club members will attend the Nicolet High School production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Feb. 19.

A bus will pick up attendees at noon at the lower parking lot of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

Free tickets will be distributed on the bus.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

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. 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.

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

Local choir performs at Sacred Choral Music Festival

Plymouth — The Brown Deer United Church of Christ choir performs during the Sacred Choral Music Festival at 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Lakeland College, W3718 South Drive.

The Lakeland Singers and nine church choirs perform individually and the concert concludes with all of the singers performing together. Following the concert there will be a dessert reception.

The event is free.

For information, call (800) 569-2166.

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

Book store hosts a variety of authors

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

Events are free and take place at Boswell, unless otherwise noted.

· 3 p.m. March 2: Historical Middle Grade Fiction Panel, with Gayle Rosengren, author of "What the Moon Said," Wendy McClure, author of "Wanderville," and Rebecca Behrens, author of "When Audrey Met Alice"

Each author will present their historical middle grade and then field questions. Great for ages 8 and older, the panel will cover topics ranging from the Great Depression to orphan trains to First Daughters and Alice Roosevelt's hidden diary.

· 7 p.m. March 3: Lorrie Moore, author of "Bark: Stories"

· 6:30 p.m. March 5 at Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners: Joelle Charbonneau, author of "The Testing and Independent Study"

· 7 p.m. March 6 at Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St.(CQ), Milwaukee: Charles Krauthammer, author of "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics"

· 7 p.m. March 7: Michael Parker, author of "All I Have in This World" and Murray Farish, author of "Inappropriate Behavior: Stories"

· 2 p.m. March 8: Denise Mina, author of "The Red Road"

· 7 p.m. March 11: Nickolas Butler, author of "Shotgun Lovesongs"

· 7 p.m. March 12: Cara Black, author of "Murder in Pigalle"

· 2 p.m. March 15: Sanford Stein, author of "Retail Schmetail: ONE Hundred Years, TWO Immigrants, THREE Generations, FOUR Hundred Projects"

· 7 p.m. March 18: Joanne Fluke, author of "The Blackberry Pie Murder"

· 6:30 p.m. March 19 at North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale: Shannon Hale, author of "Dangerous"

· 7 p.m. March 22: Brandon Sanderson, author of "Words of Radiance: Volume 2 of the Stormlight Archive"

· 7:30 p.m. March 25: Brigid Pasulka, author of "The Sun and Other Stars"

· 7 p.m. March 26: Angela Sorby, co-editor of "Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children's Poetry"

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

Beer, wine tasting event benefits Girls on the Run

Mequon — Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee is holding Raise Your Glass!, a wine and beer tasting event, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at Café 1505, 1505 W. Mequon Road.

The event features wine, beer, appetizers, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door or $55 per couple.

Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee.

Purchase tickets at

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.:

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

Regular matinee adult and child pricing applies.

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

Learn about Milwaukee's Jewish history at Chai Point

Milwaukee — John Gurda offers reflections on Milwaukee's Jewish history at 2 p.m. March 9 in the Rubenstein Pavilion, at Chai Point Senior Living, 1400 N. Prospect Ave.

A reception with Gurda follows at 3 p.m.

For information, visit

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

Concordia presents theater performances

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

· "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.

Ozaukee County celebrates volunteers

We are lucky to live in a community where so many people volunteer and touch the lives of others. To honor these volunteers, the Volunteer Center is hosting their annual Volunteer Recognition Event on April 17. The theme this year is Be Cool! Volunteer.

The event is at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave. Cocktails and raffle begin at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and awards at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $35 per person/$20 for partner agency volunteers.

In the spirit of the event, we encourage you to don your shades and Hawaiian gear while enjoying a night out honoring our local volunteers. Awards will be presented for the BMO Harris Volunteer of the Year, We Energies Agency of the year, PWSB Youth Volunteer of the Year (scholarship opportunity).

The Volunteer Center, the community's volunteer connection is hosting this celebration to raise awareness of volunteering and honor local volunteers.

Be Cool! Volunteer recognition event information is on or call (262) 377-1616, email

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