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April 28, 2013

Sailing center accepts registration for course offerings

Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, 1450 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, is accepting registration for its course offerings.

Interested individuals do not need to own their own boat or even know how to sail; the center provides the boats and the training. Opportunities are available for youth sailors ages eight and older. Need-based scholarships are available.

For information, visit or call (414) 277-9094.

Anaba presents 'Telling Stories' art exhibit

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, presents "Telling Stories," an exhibit by Megan Woodard Johnson, from May 2 to June 30.

An opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2. Live music and happy hour specials are available.

For information, call (414) 963-9510 or visit

Nicolet presents 'Importance of Being Earnest'

Glendale - Nicolet High School presents Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 2 at the school, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

Tickets are $7, and can be purchased by calling (414) 351-8174.

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.

Boomers and Beyond: 9 to 11 a.m. May 2; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults

Lichenologist Dr. Suzanne Joneson discusses lichens.

Raptor Saturday: 1 to 2 p.m. May 4; free with center admission

Participants learn how raptors adapt and differ depending on where they live.

Free Bird Walks: 7:30 a.m. May 4, 11 and 18; free

Paul Boyer leads free bird walks for adults. Participants meet in the main parking lot.

Bats & Bat Monitoring: 7 to 9:30 p.m. May 6; free, a $5 donation is suggested

Learn about Wisconsin's bat species, their ecology and threats to their populations from Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist J. Paul White. White discusses how and why bats are monitored and demonstrates how to use an electronic device to do a bat monitoring route outside. Participants learn information on how to get involved as a volunteer to use equipment to monitor bats.

Discovery Nature Hiking: 9 to 10:30 a.m. May 8; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults

Participants walk along the meadows, woods and wetlands of the center. The entire program is taught on the trail.

Schlitz Audubon Bird Club: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 8; free for members and volunteers

Bring binoculars to look for spring migrant birds.

International Migratory Bird Day: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11; free for members, $10 for nonmember adults and $5 for nonmember children

Attendees participate in hands-on activities, hikes to learn about birds, attempt the eagle-eye challenge from the top of the center's tower, enter the bird-calling contest, meet live raptors and enjoy other family- and bird-friendly projects. Submit a bird photo to for a chance to win a yearlong family membership.

In Concert: Kim Robertson: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 12; $15 for adults who register in advance, $18 for adults the day of the concert and $10 for students and children ages 6 to 17

Celtic harpist Kim Robertson performs a special benefit concert for the center's education programs. She is joined by guest vocalists Stephanie Pyfer and Lisa Bultman.

Nature preserve offers series of free workshops

Mequon - The Mequon Nature Preserve hosts a series of free monthly adult learning workshops at the PieperPower Education Center, 8200 W. County Line Road.

Mike Hottinger of Flat Tire Flowerpots will present a hands-on, family-friendly workshop at 4:30 p.m. May 2. He will explain how to make a flowerpot from recycled tires. Participants plant prairie seeds in the completed pot. Materials will be available at the center for $5.

Programs are open to adults and children. All programs are free; a $5 donation is welcome.

For information or to register, email or call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 101.

Concordia invites working adults to open house

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts Get Started Night for working adults looking to return to school to pursue a certificate or degree from 4 to 7 p.m. May 2.

The event includes interaction with admission counselors and a tour of the center.

All certificate, bachelor and graduate degree programs are offered in an accelerated format with classes meeting one night per week. Students can work full-time while pursuing their goals. Those who attend the event should bring a copy of their transcripts for any previously earned college credits. Anyone who decides to apply will receive a free $50 waiver for the online application.

For information, visit

Concert benefits early childhood scholarship

Hales Corners - Eternity will perform a free benefit concert at 7 p.m. May 3 at Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 W. Janesville Road.

The concert benefits The Betty J. Sodemann Early Childhood Scholarship at Concordia University Wisconsin. The scholarships go to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in early childhood education who are a junior or higher in standing at Concordia.

There will be a raffle that includes a 46-inch television. A freewill offering will be collected to support the scholarship.

For information, call (414) 491-1819.

Local volunteers sought to help pick up trash

The Mequon/Thiensville Milwaukee River Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the annual Spring Cleanup from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 4.

Several public sites along the Milwaukee River, local parks and area roadways will be targeted for cleanup this year.

Volunteers should gather, rain or shine, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at Thiensville Village Park, 299 Elm St., to be assigned to a cleanup site. Participants are encouraged to wear boots, old clothes and gloves. Gloves, bottled water, trash bags and grabbers will be provided when needed. Local sponsors will supply coffee, hot chocolate and pastries at 8:30 a.m., with refreshments and a light lunch at the finish around 11:30 a.m. at the park.

Interested residents who cannot participate on May 4 can request a site and then take up to a week to clean it. Contact event coordinator Jim Gennrich at or (262) 242-3137.

Club holds art show benefiting scholarship program

Shorewood - The Shorewood Women's Club holds its Wearable Art Show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 in the lower level of the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

A variety of vendors will be available. A silent auction will be held and prizes awarded every half-hour. Coffee and bakery will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the club's scholarship program.

Admission is $2.

For information, call (414) 964-2007.

Friends group holds spring book sale at library

Whitefish Bay - The Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library hosts a spring book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 4 and noon to 2 p.m. May 5 at the library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

A preview party is from 5 to 7 p.m. May 3. This invitation-only event is open only to Friends members.

In addition to fiction and nonfiction books, the sale features music, movies and artwork.

Proceeds from the book sale go to supplement the wide range of activities at the library.

Donations also will be accepted. All books; CDs, DVDs and other media; artwork; and puzzles and other slightly used games can be dropped off throughout the year at the library. Receipts for tax purposes can be provided.

For information, visit

Committee holds series

of free monthly events

Shorewood - The Conservation Committee offers a series of free monthly events. Community members may attend any or all of the events without registration.

For information, call (414) 847-2700.

Conservation Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in the Atwater School parking lot, 2100 E. Capitol Drive

The Conservation Fair features various exhibits and educational events as well as recycling opportunities. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the school's cafeteria.

Concordia presents 'The Two Dwarves and the Seven Whites'

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents "The Two Dwarves and the Seven Whites" at 7 p.m. May 4 and 1:30 p.m. May 5.

In this comic variation of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," Snow White has six sisters, and they get mixed up in a scheme cooked up by a mischievous dwarf named Boron that involves a prince searching for the perfect bride, a chatty talking mirror and two bumbling henchman along for the ride.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-CUW students, $5 for veterans, CUW faculty/staff and CUW alumni, and $3 CUW students. Admission is free for children younger than 12.

For information, email

Group holds run/walk to support MADACC

Wauwatosa - Friends of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission hosts its first-ever Modern Woodmen of America Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC on June 22 at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St.

Attendees can participate in the competitive, chip-timed 5K run (for people only) at 9:30 a.m., chip-timed 5K run (for people and their dogs) at 9:45 a.m. or one- or two-mile walks (for people and their dogs) at 10 a.m.

All paid registered runners and walkers of the event receive a goody bag. Medals will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K finishers, plus the top finisher in each of 14 age groups.

Following the run/walk, Central Bark Doggy Day Care and Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists hosts Fido Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fido Fest is a free admission event and also benefits Friends of MADACC. The event includes pet-friendly vendors, adoptable animals, food and a beer tent. Fido Fest also has kid-friendly and canine activities, including agility, lure coursing, dock-diving demonstrations and pet contests.

Register at before May 4 for $10 off the entry fee. Children 13 and younger are free. Day of registration will be available, but the commemorative T-shirt availability or size is not guaranteed.

Registrants can donate $2 of their registration fee to any of the nonprofit placement partners who have rescued animals from MADACC during registration.

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. May 4: Alleluia Ringers Concert

3:30 p.m. May 5: Alleluia Ringers handbell concert

7:30 p.m. May 10: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert

3:30 p.m. Sept. 29: Faculty Organ Recital

7:30 p.m. Oct. 4: Family Weekend All Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Oct. 25: Pops Concert (Symphonic Wind, Jazz and String

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17: Christ the King Celebration (Kammerchor and The Alleluia Ringers)

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Christmas at Concordia (all adult tickets are $10, students 17 and younger are admitted free; all tickets must be reserved by email or through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)

Sarah Chudnow hosts a variety of activities

Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of activities throughout the month of May.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

2 to 3 p.m. May 5: Bob Ropiak, singer, mandolin player and storyteller presents "Toe Tapping Tunes" with country music from the 1950 sand 1960s.

2 p.m. May 8: Karen Peugh presents a lecture about Wisconsin folk artist Mary Nohl.

11:15 a.m. to noon to May 10: Nurse Lisa Gorelick gives a presentation to promote healthier living titled "Can you learn to be happy?"

2 to 3 p.m. May 12: Papi Makaena performs Hawaiian music and contemporary guitar classics.

2 to 3 p.m. May 19: Warren Kamisky presents K Man Karaoke, an afternoon of music therapy.

2 to 3 p.m. May 20: The Senior Jamboree, features four choral groups: the Sarah Chudnow Glee Club and choruses from Cedarburg, Grafton and Shorewood senior centers. Each group performs audience favorites and there will be a singalong for audience members.

5 p.m. May 22: The Sarah Chudnow Community serves a Russian-themed dinner. The full-course gourmet kosher meal will feature traditional Russian cuisine. The cost is $18 per person. Residents will be able to count this as one of their meals. Zoe Biller, Sarah Chudnow's music therapist, will provide music. Call for reservations and ask Bridget to reserve a place.

7 p.m. May 22: After the Russian dinner, professor Joel Berkovits presents a lecture on the history of Yiddish theater. The lecture is open to the public; dinner purchase is not necessary to attend.

2 to 3 p.m. May 26: Terry Morgenroth presents "A Journey Down Memory Lane: Songs the Heart Never Forgets

Stritch hosts a variety of musical performances

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University holds several musical performances.

A spring choir concert will be held at 2 p.m. May 5 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The annual concert features Stritch's concert choir, conducted by Michael Batcho.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, alumni and students.

A piano showcase will be held at 7 p.m. May 8 in the theater.

Stritch student pianists and chamber musicians will showcase their progress and greatest works from the academic year.

Admission is free.

A new music concert will be held at 7 p.m. May 10 in the theater.

The concert features and debut many original works by Stritch student composers.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 410-4171.

Reservation deadline for senior bingo event looms

Mequon - Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County hosts its annual senior bingo event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14 at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Road.

Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Tickets are $9 per person. Admission includes bingo, prizes and lunch.

Reservations are due May 7. To register, send the names and addresses of all the people in your group, along with a check payable to Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee County, to 885 Badger Circle, Grafton WI 53024.

For information, call (262) 376-5362 or email

Club holds presentation on monarch butterflies

Glendale - Judy Kessler presents a program on monarch butterflies at 1:30 p.m. May 8 in the clubroom of the Glendale Senior Citizens' Club, 2600 W. Mill Road.

The event is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Stritch presents student art exhibit

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University presents the Stritch BFA Exhibition from May 10 to 19 in the gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.

An opening night reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 10.

The exhibition features two- and three-dimensional works by graduating students from Stritch's Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to Friday.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

School presents 'Spring Awakenings'

Shorewood - Shorewood High School presents "Spring Awakening" at 7 p.m. May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. May 12 in the auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Tickets are $10.

For information, call (414) 963-6940.

Team seeks pledges for Great Wisconsin Birdathon

The Bayside/Fox Point Bird City International Migratory Bird Day Team is seeking pledges for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, a fundraising event to support bird conservation, which starts at 4 a.m. May 11.

The proceeds benefit the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Fox Point Federated Garden Club and Bird Protection Fund.

Donors can pledge an amount per species or a total amount regardless of how many species the teams sees at

Team members spend much of the day May 11 observing and documenting as many bird species as possible.

Bird walks and events for children and adults will be available from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Bayside. A bird walk will be available at 8 a.m. at Doctors Park, 1870 E. Fox Lane, Fox Point.

Church holds garden sale for scholarship program

Fox Point - Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts its fourth annual garden sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11.

Perennials, herbs, annuals, containers and garden ornaments are available. Laurie Weiss, an instructor in the Landscape Horticulture Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College, provides tips on getting a garden started and answers questions from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Bakery will be available for purchase as well.

Credit cards are accepted.

Proceeds from the sale help underwrite scholarships for secondary students in Tanzania.

For information, call (414) 352-8990.

Lynden holds 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.

Patrick Sharrow's "Outstrip {EZ "Illustrated"} #Placeunderthesun@Penitentiary" exhibit is available for viewing in the nAbr (not-a-bed-room) gallery through May 12.

Sheila Held's "Rappaccini's Daughter" exhibit: through May 26

Tour features local homes from river to lake

Historic Milwaukee presents its 32nd annual Spaces and Traces from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 in the village.

Participants will tour a dozen homes from the Milwaukee River to Lake Michigan.

Tickets are $20 for Historic Milwaukee members and $25 for nonmembers in advance. Tickets can be purchased at any Alterra Café, Winkie's Variety Store, 629 E. Silver Spring Drive, and North Shore Bank locations, 4414 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, 600 E. Green Tree Road, Fox Point, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale, and 3970 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee.

Tickets will be available May 18 at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, for $25 for Historic Milwaukee members and $30 for nonmembers.

For information, visit

Center seeks vendors

for annual flea market

Shorewood - Vendor tables are available for the ninth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Eight-foot tables for $20 to display sale items. The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is responsible for publicity, including lawn signs, posters and a classified ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Toys, household items, comic books, craft items, plants and collectibles have been sold at previous flea markets. No used clothing, food or food products will be accepted for sale.

For information or to rent a table, call (414) 847-2727 or email

Group announces grant award to art teacher

Grafton - Retired Educators of Ozaukee County meets at noon May 21 at the Grafton American Legion post, 1540 13th Ave.

Lunch will be served. Following lunch, Bob Patton, chairman of the Teacher Grant Committee, presents a grant to Michael Styles, art teacher at Dunwiddie Elementary School in Port Washington. The 2013-14 officers will be announced and approved by the membership.

All retired Ozaukee County teachers are invited. Reservations are required.

For information, call (262) 377-5831 or (262) 284-0735.

High school hosts Relay for Life

Brown Deer - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milwaukee/Brown Deer will be held from 6 p.m. June 21 to 8 a.m. June 22 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

Individuals and teams keep at least one member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at the relay.

Register a team by visiting or by calling (800) 227-2345.

Committee seeks members

of Class of 1983

Milwaukee - The Whitefish Bay High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. July 6 at Palms Bistro, 221 N. Broadway.

The cost is $50 per person, $40 for additional guests. The price includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, music and a slide show.

Send payment to John Robertson, N31W7231 Lincoln Blvd., Cedarburg, WI 53012.

For information, email

Acacia Theatre Company

presents 2012-13 season

Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company presents four shows during its 2012-13 season.

All performances are at Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

"Quilters," book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, music and lyrics by Barbara Damashek

8 p.m. July 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20; 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21; 4 p.m. Nov. 20

A musical, "Quilters" celebrates the courage and character of our nation's pioneer women as they share their fears, joys, loves and tribulations as settlers in a sometimes harsh land.

Season subscriptions cost $38 or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

Single tickets for all productions go on sale Sept. 1. Single tickets for the three regular season shows will cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

For information, call (414) 744-5995 or visit

Lynden hosts Backyard Barbecue

River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts the second annual Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22.

The fundraiser benefits Lynden's education programs. Activities include entertainment, hands-on art and nature activities, a garden-themed silent auction and a backyard feast.

Tickets go on sale in April.

For information, call (414) 352-9156.

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 Door County Getaway: 8 a.m. May 28 to 8 p.m. May 31; $528 for adult members (add $111 for a single room) and $607 for nonmember adults (add $111 for a single room)

Participants will visit preserves each day and return to Lawrence University's Bjorklunden campus for the evenings. Participants visit a private conservancy area that has an upland forest with ephemeral wildflowers and the wetland through which Peil Creek flows.

2013 Spring Gala: 6 p.m. June 7; $200 per person

The 2013 Spring Gala features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner. For information, email or call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 152.

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