Things to Do

May 20, 2013

Aquatic center

open for the season

Glendale — David F. Schulz Aquatic Center, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., opens May 25.

Weather permitting, hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday and noon to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday and holidays. Tot time, a swim session for children 7 and younger with a caregiver, is 10 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday.

An early bird 10 percent discount is available on season passes purchased through May 31.

For information, call (414) 257-8098.

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.

· Summer Twilight Hikes: twilight May 23; free with center admission

Participants hike for an hour, exploring the center.

·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.

Sarah Chudnow hosts

a variety of activities

Mequon — The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of activities throughout the months of May and June.

For information, call (262) 478-1500 .

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

· 3 to 4 p.m. June 2: Julie Thompson performs selections from "Songs from the Heart" and her new CD, "Reverie," as well as selected numbers from the musical "My Fair Lady."

· 2 to 3 p.m. June 9: Gary Wisner sings the classics with musical selections from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams and Bobby Darin.

· 2 to 3 p.m. June 16: Shino Scholz plays classical selections from Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy along with jazz favorites from Gershwin, Bill Evans and Keith Jarret.

· 2 to 3 p.m. June 19: Rose Schwartz, vice president of the Falls Patio Players, presents "On the Road Theatre Talk," a program on how theater productions come to fruition. She discusses all the departments associated with a production and brings drawings of set designs, actual costumes and props. Audience members may read from a script and some will make a costume.

· 2:30 to 4 p.m. June 14 and 22: nurse Lisa Gorelick presents information on healthy.

· 2 to 3 p.m. June 23: Kids Korps, a dance troupe of students ages 8 to 16, performs fast-moving, fully costumed dance routines.

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. Tthe 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.

·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

Senior club shows

'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'

Glendale — The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club presents "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" at 1 p.m. May 29 at 2600 W. Mill Road.

The movie is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Author discusses

'A Bear in My Bed ...'

Glendale — The Milwaukee Chapter of Hadassah, Parents of North American Israelis and The Israel Center sponsors an appearance by Avinoam Lourie at 7 p.m. May 30 at the Eglash home, 1820 W. Daisy Lane.

Lourie speak about his experiences and his book "A Bear in My Bed and a Jackal in My Oven."

For information, call (414) 351-0161.

Porch Party includes food,

music and raffle prizes

Brown Deer — The Granville-Brown Deer Chamber hosts a Porch Party from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 31 in the parking lot of the chamber and Granville Business Improvement District 48 office, 9225 N. 76th St.

The free event includes an assortment of food provided by chamber members, live music and raffle prizes contributed by members.

For information, visit

Taste for a Reason features

food, music and auction

Mequon — Starting Point of Ozaukee holds its annual fundraiser, Taste for a Reason, from 6 to 9 p.m. May 31 in the Albrecht Lounge at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N Lake Shore Drive.

Taste for a Reason raises awareness and funds that support the reduction of alcohol and other drug abuse for youth in Ozaukee County. Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties restaurants provide food. The event includes live music, silent auction and raffle.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

For information, call (262) 375-1110(CQ) or (262) 284-3144, email or visit

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.

Book store

hosts author visits

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

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

· 7 p.m. June 4: Mary Tyler Moore and the Modern Woman presented by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, author of "Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic" and co-author of "Sexy Feminism"

· 7 p.m. June 6: Ridley Pearson, author of "Choke Point," at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive

· 7 p.m. June 6: David Rhodes, author of "Jewelweed and Driftless"

· 7 p.m. June 7: Summer Poetry Night featuring Traci Brimhall, author of "Our Lady of the Ruins," and Paul Scot August

· 2 p.m. June 8: Denise Kiernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II"

· 7 p.m. June 10: R. Clifton Spargo, author of "Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald"

· 7 p.m. June 11: Monte Reel, author of "Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm"

· 7 p.m. June 12: Ticketed signing with Lauren Conrad, author of "Infamous: A Fame Game Novel;" tickets are $20 and include a copy of the book; $2 of each ticket will be donated to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

· 4 p.m. June 13: David Nirenberg, author of "Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition"

· 7 p.m. June 13: Dean Jensen, author of "Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus"

· 7 p.m. June 14: Three Faced Media Collective Launch: Three Authors, Three Books, and Soup! featuring Ivan Baker, author of "Flush," Daniel Warschkow, and author of" Devil-Dog-Death," and Christophor Rick, author of "Do Diligence;" two soups will be available for sampling, including a vegetarian option

· 7 p.m. June 15: Celebrate Father's Day with Jim Gaffigan, author of "Dad is Fat"

· 7 p.m. June 17: Sarumathi Jayaraman, author of "Behind the Kitchen Door"

· 7 p.m. June 19: Pete Heller, author of "The Dog Stars;" with opening reader Ethan Rutherford, author of "The Peripatetic Coffin"

Bank hosts

blood drive

Brown Deer — The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at Guaranty Bank Brown Deer, 4000 W. Brown Deer Road.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check in. Individuals who are 17 (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

For information or to make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit

Temple holds Shabbat,

charity golf outing

River Hills — Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts its annual parent/child Shabbat at 7 p.m. June 14.

The Temple Brotherhood present the Philip Zuckerman Award to Mel Sinykin in recognition for his dedication and service to the brotherhood.

The temple's eighth annual charity golf outing will be held June 10 at River Club of Mequon, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.

The public is invited.

For information, call (262) 478-0418 or (414) 615-0128.

Band presents series

of free outdoor concerts

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Community Band presents a series of free outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. June 19, July 10, 24 and Aug. 7 at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.

The June 19 and Aug. 7 concerts will be held in connection with ice cream socials.

For information, call (414) 357-5178.

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 by calling (800) 227-2345.

Free camp available for relatives

of fallen U.S. service members

Campbellsport — Hometown Heroes, a nonprofit organization, holds a free summer camp from June 22 to 28 at YMCA Camp Matawa for children, nieces, nephews and younger siblings ages 7 to 16 of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner.

Register at

Group holds run/walk

supports 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.

Group hosts picnic

in Doctors Park

Fox Point — Doctors Park Friends host a free picnic in the park from noon to 4 p.m. June 23 at the park, 1870 E. Fox Lane.

The afternoon include live music by Mistick Krewe, a collector car show with the Brew City Cruise Night Car Club and vintage baseball with the Milwaukee Grays. Other activities include a nature hike, bounce house, children's games, face painting and a silent auction to support Doctors Park Friends.

The event is free and open to members of the public who are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch.

For information, call (414) 352-7502.

Festival includes

parade, music and food

Mequon-Thiensville — Family Fun Before the 4th starts with a parade at 10:30 a.m. June 29 that winds north along Cedarburg Road in Mequon and Main Street in Thiensville, then east along Freistadt Road, south on Green Bay and east along Elm Street to Thiensville Park, 250 Elm St.

Entertainment includes music groups Life in a Tree from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Myles Hayes Quintet from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Christopher's Project at 7 p.m.

A variety of food and beverage vendors will be available.

For information, visit

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.

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. 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 music.department@cuw.eduor through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)

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.

·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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