Things to Do

April 13, 2010

Filmmaker at Holocaust education resource center

Whitefish Bay - Speaker and filmmaker Sharon Rennert, granddaughter of Tuvia Bielski, the real characters behind the movie "Defiance," will be at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. April 15.

This event is free.

It is co-sponsored by Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, Lubavitch of Wisconsin & Pelz Center for Jewish Life.

RSVP to or (414) 963-2714.

Red Cross Blood Drive to be held locally

Fox Point - The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in the gym at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16.

For information on how to donate blood, call (800) 733-2767) or visit to make an appointment.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two forms of identification are required at check-in.

Bay Players end season with a comedy/farce

Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players will present "Lend Me A Tenor" at Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave., at 8 p.m. April 16-17.

The cost is: $12 for adults and $10 for seniors.

For information, call (414) 299-9040 or visit

Students to present their work at local art gallery

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University students will present their works of art in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery from April 16-25. The opening-night reception is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 16 and the gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday during the rest of the run. It is closed Saturdays.

The gallery is located in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts at Cardinal Stritch, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The event is free. Live music will be performed by a student ensemble orchestra.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

New safety program for older drivers Saturday at Concordia

Mequon - A new one-of-a-kind safety program aimed at older drivers and their loved ones is taking place at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lakeshore Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17.

CarFit allows trained professional to lead drivers, older than 60, through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle and recommend any adjustments or adaptations that may be necessary. An occupational therapist will also be on hand to provide information to older drivers on how to maintain and strengthen driving health.

The program was developed though collaboration among the American Society of Aging, AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and is being sponsored by the Concordia University Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Department.

Those with a scheduled appointment to have their car inspected can enter the main entrance of Concordia off of Highland Drive and follow the CarFit event signs.

For information and to schedule an appointment, contact Margaret Blodgett in the Occupational Therapy Department at (414) 721-8215 or (262) 243-4517.

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

Cleanup scheduled for Estabrook Park

Shorewood - Friends of Estabrook Park, 4400 N. Estabrook Drive, is hosting a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon April 17.

Volunteers are to meet in the large parking lot near Picnic Area 15.

Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves. Disposable gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

For information, e-mail

Christ Episcopal Church to present concert

Whitefish Bay - J. Denny Fischer, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, will present a classical piano concert at Christ Episcopal Church, 5655 N. Lake Drive, at 7 p.m. April 17.

A reception will follow the concert, and it is open to the public.

Church to host marrow donor drive

Mequon - Christ Church,13460 N. Port Washington Road, will sponsor a marrow registration drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17.

For information regarding the bone marrow registry, call (866) 702-HOPE or visit

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.

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. April 21 and 28.

The cost is $10 per class.

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

Classical guitarist returns to Weyenberg Library

Mequon - Peter Fletcher, a classical guitarist, will be appearing at Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, at 6:30 p.m. April 22 as part of public library Foundation's Fine Arts Series.

The Fine Arts Series is made possible by a generous donation from the Weyenberg Public Library Foundation. Future events in the series include They Came to Bowl, Milwaukee Bowling Hall of Famer Doug Schmidt's history of the sport that made Milwaukee famous for more than beer, as well as local author Dave Crehore's "Sweet and Sour Pie," a presentation and discussion on his breakout novel.

Admission is free. Regular library services will be suspended at 6 p.m. on the day of the performance to prepare for this special event.

For information, call (262) 242-2593, ext. 37.

League of Women Voters invite you to a special presentation

Mequon - The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee & Ozaukee Counties invites you to a Climate Change Presentation and gourmet salad luncheon April 24 at the Pieper-Power Education Center located at the Mequon Nature Preserve, 8200 W. County Line Road.

There will be juice and coffee at 9 a.m. followed by the presentation at 9:30 a.m. with the luncheon to follow at 11:30 a.m.

Dress casual to hike after the event.

Hear from four women who were observer delegates to the December 2009 United Nations Copenhagen Conference. Find out how climate change relates to what we do in our communities.

For information and to register, visit

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.

Nature Center to present the wonderful world of bats

Bayside - Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, will present The Wonderful World of Bats at noon April 24.

This is an opportunity to see a variety of fascinating creatures, including a very rare and very live fruit bat up close and personal. Meet the Malayan flying fox, the largest bat in the world with a 6-foot wingspan. We also will bring the endangered golden bat, and many more species. Our presenter for this very special program is Rob Mies, director of the Organization for Bat Conservation in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The cost for members is $7 for adults and $6 for children; nonmembers pay $9 for adults and $8 for children.

Local volunteers needed for annual cleanup

The Mequon and Thiensville River Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the annual Spring Cleanup at 8:30 a.m. April 24 come rain or shine. Several public sites along the Milwaukee River, local parks and area roadways will be targeted for cleanup this year.

For information, call Jim Gennrich at (262) 242- 3137 or just show up Saturday morning ready to help.

Local Sponsors Include: Piggly-Wiggly, Mequon; Walgreens, Thiensville; Sendik's; Milas Bakery; Remington's; Caribou Coffee; Pick 'n Save, Mequon and Brown Deer; Cousins Subs, Mequon and Thiensville; The UPS Store; Office Depot, Mequon; and TrailRoad Station Restaurant, Thiensville.

Mequon holds Arbor Day festival

Mequon - The city of Mequon will hold its Arbor Day Festival at Logemann Community Center, 6100 W. Mequon Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. April 25.

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.

Mystery author to do event at local bookstore

Mequon - Lesley Kagen, author of "Tomorrow River," will be at Next Chapter bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, at 7 p.m. April 29.

For information visit This is a ticketed event.

Recreation Department sponsors senior activities, trips

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

• 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.

Beautification Committee to sponsors spring cleanup

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Beautification Committee presents the Village Greening Informational Fair at the Brown Deer Library, 5600 West Bradley Road, from 9 to noon on May 8.

The Arbor Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. The annual village spring cleanup begins at 10 a.m.

Register for supplies and the area you or your group would like to clean by calling the Department of Public Works at (414) 357-0120.

Blessing of the wheels and ice cream social

Thiensville - The blessing of the wheels and ice cream social will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Road, from 12 to 2 p.m. May 8. The door prizes and bike blessing corporate sponsor is Suburban Harley-Davidson.

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.

Glean Machine returning to synagogue parking lots

Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee will hold its annual mid-year collection project to restock local shelters and agencies.

In keeping with the theme of Shavuot, the project will "glean" following items: spring and summer clothing, household items, linens, toiletries and school/craft supplies for shelters and agencies including Casa Maria, Cathedral Center, COA, Hope House, Grand Avenue Club, Meta House, My Home, Your Home and DIVA.

The Glean Machine will be at the following synagogues:

• Beth El Ner Tamid/Congregation Shir Hadash, 2909 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, from 2 to 5 p.m. May 24.

• Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25.

• Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Moinica Blvd., Fox Point, from 2 to 5 p.m. May 26.

• Congregation Beth Israel, 6880 N. Green Bay Road, Glendale, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27.

• Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Road, River Hills, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28.

This year the Glean Machine is a recipient of the Women's Endowment Fund of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

For information or to volunteer, contact Cindy at (414) 354-6380.

Benefit concert being held for Ozaukee County Advocates

Thiensville - The Harvard Chamber Singers will perform at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Road, in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. May 31.

This concert is free and was made possible through underwriting from local businesses.

A free will donation, (suggestion $8 to $10), will be collected and all proceeds will benefit Advocates of Ozaukee County.

For information, visit

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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