Things to Do

May 3, 2013

School presents 'High School Musical'

Fox Point - St. Eugene School, 7600 N. Port Washington Road, presents "High School Musical" at 7 p.m. May 10 and 11 and 1:30 p.m. May 12.

Reserve tickets can be ordered using a form found in the school office or at Tickets also will be sold at the door before each performance.

For information, call (414) 228-7611.

MATC Horticulture Club holds annual plant sale

Mequon - The Milwaukee Area Technical College's Horticulture Club holds its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, 11 and 13 to 18 in the greenhouses at the Mequon campus, 5555 W. Highland Road.

Offerings include specialty-scented geraniums, annual and perennial bedding plants, vegetables and herbs, native plants, decorative containers and hanging baskets. Prices will range from $1.50 per four-plant cell pack of bedding plants to $20 for hanging baskets and mixed containers.

Proceeds from the sale will fund educational trips to botanic gardens, national student career competitions, professional trade shows and sites of horticultural interest.

For information, call (262) 238-2322.

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.

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

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

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.

The Spiritual World of Nature: Ken Leinbach of the Urban Ecology Center: 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 14; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Ken Leinbach, executive director of the Urban Ecology Center, shares how his connection to the natural world has had a profound influence on his spiritual thinking and practice.

Avian Evenings: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 15; free

Participants experience some of the talents of the center's flock.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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. Beginning May 14, the garden is open until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

Tuesdays in the Garden: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 14; $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers (includes admission for one adult and all children 4 and younger)

Naturalist Naomi Cobb presents a hands-on exploration of the natural world. The group is designed for parents and children from birth through age 4. Dress for outdoor play.

Spring Home School Day: Metamorphosis: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 23; $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers (registration due May 17)

In this two-part workshop, participants explore the ponds, look through magnifying lenses and sample water. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. May 18; free to dogs and members or with admission

Dogs are welcome for an afternoon of romping in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

Springing Out: 1 to 3 p.m. May 18; $10 for members, $16 for nonmembers (includes admission for one adult and all children ages 6 to 9)

Naturalist Naomi Cobb guides parents and children ages 6 to 9 through the back acres of the garden. The event concludes with an art project that reflects the day's discoveries. Bring a snack for an outdoor break.

grow Workshop With Yevgeniya Kaganovich: noon to 5 p.m. May 19; free to members or with admission

Yevgeniya Kaganovich and her student assistants will take up residence in the studio all afternoon 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, molds the skin into plantlike volumes, stuffs the volumes with more bags and connects 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.

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

Summer Art and Nature Camps: June 13 to Aug. 28; ages 4 to 14; fees vary

Mothers golf free with paid round at county courses

Milwaukee - Lincoln Golf Course, 1000 W. Hampton Ave., offers a free round of golf and golf car special for mothers after 1 p.m. May 12.

To receive the offer, children, spouses or friends must purchase a round and single-rider golf car; the mother will golf and ride for free.

For information, call (414) 257-8024. For reservations, call (414) 475-6222 or visit and follow the golf links.

Deadline to register for art, architecture cruise looms

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club is sponsoring a Milwaukee Art and Architecture Cruise on May 22.

The deadline to register is May 13.

The cost is $50 for members and $70 for nonmembers.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Holy Family presents 'Guys and Dolls Jr.'

Whitefish Bay - The Holy Family Parish School Players presents "Guys and Dolls Jr." at 7 p.m. May 17 and 18 and 1:30 p.m. May 19 at the school, 4849 N. Wildwood Ave.

Tickets are $5, $3 for seniors and $2 for students, and may be purchased at the door or by calling (414) 332-8175. Tickets for the May 18 performance will be $1 for all school alumni.

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.

Church offers free marriage seminar

Fox Point - North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a free marriage seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1.

Pastor Rick Larson from California presents his Heaven Now seminar on marriage. The daylong event includes a free light lunch and free on-site child care.

Reservations are requested.

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

Tickets on sale for Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival

Glendale - The fourth annual Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival is from 1 to 5 p.m. June 15 at Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive.

The event features selections from 34 craft breweries throughout the state. Each of the participating breweries will be paired with local chefs, Wisconsin cheese manufacturers or one of several brewpubs to create a tasting portion designed to complement the variety of beers available for sampling.

This year's festival also features entertainment from the Brewhaus Polka Kings. The Wisconsin Brewer's Guild holds a Best of Show competition among the participating breweries for bragging rights to the Glendale Cup. Additionally, one lucky Beer Lover wins a wheelbarrow of beer, which will contain a collection of rare beers, seasonal beers and favorites from participating breweries.

Festival tickets and hotel packages are available at Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, and include admission, a souvenir beer glass and unlimited sampling of beers and food pairings. Patrons must be 21 or older to attend the event. Photo identification is required at the admission entrance. Designated drivers and patrons younger than 21 can purchase a Food Lovers Ticket for $20.

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.

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 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.

Anaba presents 'Telling Stories' art exhibit

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

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

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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