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March 26, 2010

Award-winning cheesemaker to speak at bookstore

Shorewood - Whitefish Bay native Andy Hatch, a cheesemaker from Dodgeville, returns to his native North Shore for a presentation at the Open Book bookstore with his unique, artisanal cheeses.

Participants will learn about the history, the process and will be able to taste the difference between today's cheese and the artisanal cheese.

The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. April 1 at Open Book, 4093 North Oakland Ave.

For information, visit or call (414) 431-3170.

Weyenberg Library hosts special program

Mequon - The Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, will host the Schlitz Audubon Society at 11 a.m. April 2 with a special reading of the classic children's book, "Screech Owl at Midnight Hollow."

This program is free.

For information visit or call the library at (262) 242-2593, extension 37.

Church sponsors community blood drive Good Friday

Mequon - Bridges - Church for the Community will hold a community blood drive in celebration of Good Friday from 8 a.m. to noon April 2 at the Logemann Community Center, 6100 West Mequon Road.

By donating just one pint of blood, you have the potential to save up to three lives.

Anyone who is at least 17 years old, weighs a minimum of 110 pounds and is in generally good health can donate blood. The entire process takes about an hour

and all blood types are needed. Donors should bring a photo ID.

Although appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are also welcome at this drive.

To schedule an appointment online, visit or contact Mary Pruitt-Martinez at (414) 491-1834.

St. Mark to hold ninth annual Easter for Kids

Brown Deer - Children ages 2 to 10 are invited for an egg hunt and snacks, rain or shine, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 3 at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8635 N. 60th St.

For information, call (414) 354-7980.

Easter egg hunt set for April 3

Whitefish Bay - The George Washington Masonic Lodge will host an Easter egg hunt that begins at 10 a.m. April 3 with a magic show, breadsticks and cookies inside the lodge, 517 E. Beaumont Ave.

The hunt for 1,200 plastic candy-filled eggs follows for children younger than 10.

Bring your own Easter basket to collect the eggs!

North Milwaukee Lions Club to hold Easter egg hunt

Glendale - The North Milwaukee Lions Club will hold its Easter egg hunt at the Kletzsch Park Pavilion, 6560 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, at noon on April 3.

The Easter egg hunt is for children 8 and younger. Bring a basket or bag to gather the eggs and meet the Easter Bunny.

For information, call Lance Schulze at (414) 916-0072.

Group hosts fundraiser benefitting cancer research

Cedarburg - A cancer benefit is being held from 4 to 11 p.m. April 3 at Circle B Recreation, 6261 Wisconsin County Trunk 60, Cedarburg.

There will be live music by The Rabid Aardvarks, Geoff Landon and the Wolf Pack, and the Sandcarvers, all 2010 WAMI nominees plus Robyn Sexton and Katie Lafond. The event will also feature free food, raffles, a silent auction, drawings and fun games for adults and families.

Admission is $20 per person or $30 for two. Children younger than 12 are free. The event is sponsored by Friends of Glenn.

Author to speak at local book store

Mequon - Richard Cutler, author of "I Came, I Saw, I Wrote," will speak at 7 p.m. April 6 at Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road.

For information, call (262) 241-6220.

Expert introduces social media technologies

Whitefish Bay - Tim Cigelske, a member of Marquette University's Social Media department, will introduce the use of technology like Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, blogs and more at the Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 N Marlborough Blvd., at 7 p.m. April 7.

This event is free and is sponsored by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library.

To pre-register call (414) 964- 4380 or pre-register at the library's circulation desk.

Recreation Department sponsors senior activities, trips

Whitefish Bay - The Recreation Department is sponsoring the following activities and trips for seniors:

• Palermo's Pizza, 3301 W. Canal St., April 14. The cost, which includes transportation, factory tour and lunch, is $14. Participants will leave from the Lydell Community Center at 9:30 a.m. and return about 1 p.m. First come, first served reservations, no refunds.

• Urban Ecology Center 1500 E. Park Place, May 17. The cost, which includes transportation, tour and box lunch, is $11. Seniors will leave from the Lydell Community Center, at 10 a.m. and return about 1 p.m. First come, first served reservations, no refunds.

• Cape Cod with Diamond Tours, Sept. 18-26. Cost is $689 double occupancy, $929 single occupancy. A $75 deposit is due May 1.

Make all checks payable to the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department and bring or mail to Joan Brenk at 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

Area departments offer Citizen Police Academy

The Bayside, Fox Point and River Hills police departments are joining together to offer a Citizen Police Academy beginning April 8 which will last eight weeks.

Residents of these communities will participate in some of the same training police officers receive including arrest and defense tactics, learning how evidence is collected, firearms training and a ride-along with an officer.

This program is being offered to help residents better understand how police serve and protect their communities and how and why police make the decisions they do.

The academy is free and open to people who either live or work in the communities and are at least 21 years old. There are a few restrictions which will be explained when applicants apply.

All classes meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays, except for April 17, when the class meets on a Saturday morning.

Enrollment is limited.

To register or for further information, contact your police department as follows: Bayside, call Lt. Tom Henkel, (414) 351-8800; Fox Point, call Sgt. Paul Moroder, (414) 351-8911; River Hills, call Sgt. Mike Gaynor, (414) 247-2302.

Author reads from his memoir at Open Book

Shorewood - Richard Quinney will read from his memoir, "A Lifetime Burning," at Open Book Co-Op, 4093 N. Oakland Ave., at 1 p.m. April 10.

The event is free.

For information visit or call (414) 431- 3170.

Milwaukee group hosts psychic fair

Glendale - The Milwaukee chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research is sponsoring a Psychic Fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at the Solcare Clinic, 305 W. Silver Spring Drive. Services include astrology, numerology, Reiki, color power, runes, tarot and chair massage.

Each reading is $22.For information, call Shari Tikus at (414) 732-7044.

Red Cross organizes community blood drive

Fox Point - The Red Cross will be at the North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 12 for a blood drive. The blood drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

For information visit or call (800) 733-2767 to donate blood.

Blood drive set at Jewish Community Center

Whitefish Bay - Gan Ami Beginnings, Preschool & Kindergarten is teaming up with BloodCenter of Wisconsin to offer a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. on April 12 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. The blood drive will take place in the Daniel M. Soref Community Hall.

To schedule an appointment, visit or contact Tracy Korabic, Gan Ami Manager, at (414) 967-8173.

Police Department offers boating safety course

Mequon - The Police Department's Water Patrol will be conducting a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources boating safety class. The class is open to students 11 years and older. Any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1989, must have a safety certificate to operate a boat in Wisconsin.

The class fee is $10 and the class is limited to 25 students.

Classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 13, 15, 20, 22 and 22 and are held in the lower east training room of the Mequon Police Department, 11300 N. Buntrock Ave.

Parents are asked to attend the first night of class for registration.

Contact Officer Dennis Guttmann with questions at the Police Department (262) 242-3500.

Series to focus on ADHD, autism in children

Mequon - Parents of children with ADHD, sensory integration problems, learning disorders and autism looking for new therapies will want to attend a series of presentations on the topic presented by Developmental Delay Resources.

The workshops, which will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Weyenberg Library, 11345 Cedarburg Road, include: April 13, Benefits of Vision Therapy with Dr. Kellye Knueppel; April 28, Effective Biomedical Treatments for ADHD and autism with Dr. Norman W. Schwartz; May 4, Putting the Pieces Together: Brain-based Therapies, Nutrition and Neurotransmitters with Dr. Scott Theirl.

The series is free with limited space.

To RSVP, call (800) 385-1655.

For information visit or

Retirement community offers belly dance class

Glendale - The Laurel Oaks Retirement Community, 1700 W. Bender Road, is offering Beginning Middle Eastern Belly Dance classes at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 14, 21 and 28.

The cost is $10 per class.

For information or to reserve your space, call (414) 351- 0505.

AARP Foundation offers income tax help

Free tax help is offered at the Whitefish Bay and Shorewood libraries. The Whitefish Bay site, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive, will be open every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. running through April 14. This is a walk-in program, with taxpayers helped on a first-come basis.

The Shorewood program runs by appointment-only on Thursday afternoons at the library, 3920 N. Murray Ave. Appointments are made by calling the Shorewood Health Department, (414) 847-2710.

This TaxAide program is funded by the AARP Foundation, with support from the IRS and is available to taxpayers of all ages. The program cannot offer assistance with certain less common returns, such as those involving rental real estate, married-filing-separately status, military and other complex issues.

There is no income limitation.

Volunteers needed for river cleanup

As part of Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Day and The All-American Cleanup, Milwaukee Riverkeeper is seeking volunteers for its 15th annual spring river cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon April 17.

North Shore sites include: Brown Deer Road, 8800 N. Upper River and Brown Deer roads. Paddle from Brown Deer Road. to Kletzsch Park while picking up trash. Canoe needed, must register for this site; Kletzsch Park , 6560 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy. Glendale, meet at the pavilion on the east side of the parkway; and Hubbard Park, 3565 N. Morris Blvd., meet in the circle by the flagpole.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper provides all the bags and gloves.

To volunteer, e-mail Paul Schwarzkopf at or call him at (414) 287-0207 extension 228 or contact Melissa Zeroth at or call her at (414) 287-0207 extension 235.

Register online at

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center celebrates Earth Day

Bayside - The 2010 Earth Day celebration will be held at the Schlitz Audubon Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, at 4 p.m. April 18.

Enjoy canoeing at Mystery Lake, guided nature hikes, and much more. You can even try your hand at geocaching and hear the sounds of music from the popular Chickadees. Meet some of our resident animals and be treated to a special raptor program.

The entire community is invited to come help us celebrate this special day to enjoy and honor the Earth.

This event is free.

Sister presents slide show, talk on human trafficking

Fox Point - Sr. Patrice Colletti of the Divine Savior community will present a slide talk on human trafficking and slavery today at the Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd., at 6:30 p.m. April 20.

The meeting is free.

For information call (414) 332-2956.

Brown Deer Foundation to host annual deer run

Brown Deer - The sixth annual Deer Run will be held at 9 a.m. on April 24. There will be a 5K walk and run and 10K run only. Registration begins at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The Deer Run is the annual fundraiser for the Brown Deer Foundation which is a nonprofit organization established to enhance the quality of life for the people of Brown Deer.

For information call (414) 371-3010.

Award-winning author comes to Borders

Fox Point - Debbie Macomber, author of "Hannah's List," will be coming to Borders Book and Music, 8705 N. Port Washington Road, at 7 p.m. April 28 for a signing and reading.

For information, call (414) 540-1427.

Art show runs through May 2

Shorewood - Mequon's Stacey Williams-Ng's collection of paintings and etchings will be on display from today (with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m.) through May 2 at the Anaba Tea Room, located in the lower level of Garden Room, 2107 East Capitol Drive.

The Tea Room is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 10-5. The Tea Room will be closed March 16 to 19 for construction.

Shorewood flea market seeks vendors

Shorewood - The sixth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at the Shorewood Village Center in the basement of the Shorewood Library, 3920 N. Murray Avenue.

Vendors can rent a table for $15. No clothes will be accepted. Past vendors have sold items such as plants, knitting wool, books, vases, small appliances and knickknacks.

For information and to rent a table, prospective vendors should contact Elizabeth Price, director of the Shorewood Senior Center, at (414) 847-2727.

Registration now open for Dairyland Cycling Series

Registration is now open for the 2010 Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, a bicycle race across 11 Southeastern Wisconsin cities, June 17-27.

Pro and amateur racers of multiple categories will compete for more than $105,000 in cash and prizes in the 2010 Tour of America's Dairyland. Racers of all seven categories will have the opportunity to participate 10 consecutive days, June 18-27, across eight criteriums and two road races. Opening night on June 17 at the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic will feature Men and Women Pro races only.

In addition to Shorewood, other Wisconsin communities hosting criteriums in the second year of the Tour of America's Dairyland include Thiensville, Grafton, Appleton, Sheboygan, Waterloo, Fond du Lac, Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's Eastside, and Waukesha. Greenbush and Elkhart Lake will be home to road races, the latter of which will be held on the historic Road America racetrack.

Advance registration will remain open on Sports Base Online until June 13. Endorsed and supported by the Wisconsin Cycling Association and United States Cycling Federation, Tour of America's Dairyland will have updates posted on

Concordia University plans upcoming events

Mequon - The following events have been scheduled for Concordia University, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive:

• "You Can't Take It With You" at 7:30 p.m. on April 15-17 and 1:30 p.m. on April 18.

Tickets are $8 for students, $6 for children, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $20 for families. For information call Heidi Tupper at (262) 243- 4400 or visit

• "The Trip to Bountiful" at 8 p.m. on May 7, 4 and 8 p.m. on May 8, 3 p.m. on May 9, 8 p.m. on May 10, 4 and 8 p.m. on May 15 and 3 p.m. on May 16.

All tickets cost $15.

For information contact Acacia Theater company at (414) 744- 5995 or visit

• "Smoke on the Mountain" at 8 p.m. on July 9, 4 and 8 p.m. on July 10, 3 p.m. on July 11, 8 p.m. on July 15-16, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on July 17 and 3 p.m. on July 18.

All tickets cost $15.

For information contact Acacia Theater company at (414) 744- 5995 or visit

• Faculty Recital: Marie Sander, flute and Michael Thiele, piano at 3:30 p.m. on April 18 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

Tickets are $7 for adults and children younger than 17 are free (unless otherwise stated). For information call (262) 243- 4404.

• Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert at 3:30 p.m. on April 25 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

Tickets are $7 for adults and children younger than 17 are free (unless otherwise stated). For information call (262) 243- 4404.

•Alleluia Ringers Concert at 3:30 p.m. on May 2 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

Tickets are $7 for adults and children younger than 17 are free (unless otherwise stated). For information call (262) 243- 4404.

• Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

Tickets are $7 for adults and children younger than 17 are free (unless otherwise stated). For information call (262) 243- 4404.

• CUW Senior Student Show in the Concordia University Wisconsin Art Gallery, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Barth 107, at noon to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays on April 15 to May 15.

• Women's Leadership Institute 2010 National Conference on April 16-18.

For information on registering visit or contact Sarah Ratayczak at or call (262) 243- 4422.

• Christian Comedian Michael Jr. at 8 p.m. on April 22.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. There are discounted ticket prices for youth groups. You may purchase tickets online at

For information contact Karl Knorr at

• 5K World Meningitis Day 2010 Walk at 9:30 a.m. on April 24 to benefit the Becky Warner Meningitis Foundation.

To register visit or

For information contact Dee Dee Werner at (212) 363- 3057.

• Friends of Concordia Fireside Visits in Fort Atkinson: "Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" on May 22; "Ring of Fire, The Johnny Cash Story" on July 24; A Broadway Musical Hit (to be announced) on Sept. 25 and "The Child, The First Story of Christmas" on Nov. 13.

Tickets are $80 per adult and $60 for children younger than 14 and includes meal, show, tax plus gratuity and motor coach transportation.

For information contact Sandy Vick at (262) 243- 4333 or email

• Milwaukee Brewer Game for CUW Alumni on April 25.

For information contact Diana Raasch at (262) 243-4540 or email

• The Grand reunion 2010 on June 25-June 28.

For information contact Diana Raasch at (262) 243-4540 or email

Watch the alumni web page for more details at

• Spring 2010 Visit Day is April 9.

For information on attending a campus visit day call (888) 628-9472.

• Graduate School Information Session is at 6 p.m. on May 25, Sept. 15, Nov. 18 and Feb. 15, 2011.

All sessions begin in the library and a complimentary dinner is served.

To register contact or or call (262) 243- 4248.

Register online at

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