Things to Do

Feb. 3, 2013

Shoe store collects donations

for homeless population

Glendale - Stan's Fit For Your Feet, 505 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosts its seventh annual Share-A-Pair shoe drive for the homeless population through Feb. 28.

People can drop off their new or gently used shoes 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone who donates adult shoes at Stan's Fit For Your Feet receives a $10 gift card to be used toward a footwear purchase during February at any Stan's Fit For Your Feet or New Balance locations. Children's shoe donations will receive a $5 gift certificate to be used toward a future pair of kids' shoes.

Some of the shoes collected are personally delivered and fit for many of the area's homeless who frequent Milwaukee's Repairers of the Breach homeless day shelter. Father Gene's Help Center in West Allis also receives and distributes the shoes to the needy in Milwaukee. The remainder of the donated shoes is given to Soles4Souls, which collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support microenterprise efforts to eradicate poverty.

For information, visit or call (262) 432-4030.

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.

Hand-in-Hand (ages 2 to 4): 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 Feb. 7 and Feb. 21; $12 per child/adult member pair per session, $15 per child/adult nonmember pair per session

Family Winter Camp-In: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 to 9 a.m. Feb. 9; $75 per member family, $85 per nonmember family

Families camp out inside the center. Bring blankets, sleeping bags, pads and tents. Participants enjoy an indoor program followed by a night hike. There will be a fire in the Hearth Room complete with s'mores. A light breakfast starts the next morning. For information, call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 157.

Hangin' with Hyatt: The Search for Antlers: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9; $5 for child and $7 for adult members, $7 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers

Participants look for antlers and get to keep any they find. Participants learn about the deer relocation program while enjoying refreshments.

Winter River Snowshoe: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 9; $18 for adult members, $21 for nonmember adults

Don Quintenz leads this hike and points out the animals and signs they leave in their journeys. Snowshoes are provided; no experience is necessary. Participants meet in Wauwatosa under the Capitol Drive bridge on Menomonee River Parkway. If there is no snow, participants hike on foot.

"Enter There: Finding Your Doorways to the Divine in Nature" with Philip Chard: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

In this workshop, Philip Chard, a thought leader in the emerging field of eco-psychology, takes participants through a process of discovery, of finding where and how to enter the divine in the natural world.

Schlitz Audubon Bird Club: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 13; free to adult and teen members and volunteers

Participants discuss bird sightings and share bird news.

Sarah Chudnow hosts

a variety of activities

Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of events in February.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

7 p.m. Feb. 5: Shir Simcha, the second installment of the winter concert series, is a compilation of musicians: Randall Ruback plays trombone and directs the group; other members include Jamie Breiwick on trumpet, Mark Davis on keyboard, Jeff Hamann on string base, Curt Hanrahan on clarinet and sax, and Terry Smirl on drums.

5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20: "Cruising the Mediterranean," a gourmet kosher Italian dinner featuring a choice of stuffed chicken breasts or stuffed steaks, plus homemade pesto tossed with penne, pepper trio, Italian wedding soup, garlic breadsticks, Caesar salad and tiramisu, will be served. Zoe Biller, Sarah Chudnow's music therapist, provides music. The meal is $17.50 per person. Call (262) 478-1500 by Feb. 15 for reservations; ask for Bridget.

1:30 p.m. Feb. 21: A panel discussion on "Science and Religion: Is What We Know as Important as What We Believe?" with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Voss, director of Concordia University Wisconsin's Bioethics Institute; Dr. Shimon Salama, an Orthodox Jew who holds a doctorate in chemical physics and is president of S Square Innovations; and the Rev. Guy Gurath, from the Milwaukee Archdiocese Grief Ministry, will be held.

Library provides workshop

on downloading books

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive, will hold classes on downloading e-books from the library to tablet devices at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

Be sure to bring your device to class.

Registration is required. Call (414) 755-6557 to register.

School holds book drive

for Next Door Foundation

Whitefish Bay - Community Preschool of Whitefish Bay holds a community book drive for Next Door Foundation's Books for Kids program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Feb. 7 in the Garden Level of Christ Church, 5655 N. Lake Drive.

New and gently used children's books for babies through young adults will be accepted. The greatest need is infant/toddler books and early read-to-me-type books.

For information, call (414) 961-0432.

Performance benefits

L'Alliance Française

Milwaukee - L'Alliance Française de Milwaukee presents "Edith Piaf Onstage" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Skylight Music Theatre, 158 N. Broadway.

Leslie Fitzwater brings legendary and celebrated French chanteuse Edith Piaf to life. Following the concert, the Alliance hosts a reception with hors d'oeuvres and drinks, as well as an appearance by Fitzwater.

Tickets are $65 (includes reception). A friend of the Alliance and the Skylight will donate $20 per ticket sold to Alliance.

To purchase tickets, call (414) 964-3855 or email

University hosts

theatrical performances

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts theatrical performances.

"Almost, Maine" is presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 8 and 9 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium.

Tickets for the performances are $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person.

For information, call (262) 243-4364 or email

Shorewood High School

presents 'Godspell'

Shorewood - The Performing Arts Department of Shorewood High School presents the musical "Godspell" at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 8, and 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10 in the auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available from any cast member, or by calling or emailing the box office at (414) 963-6940 or

Nicolet presents 'Joseph

and … Dreamcoat'

Glendale - Nicolet High School students perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Nicolet Theatre, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

Tickets are $10; voice mail reservations can be made by calling (414) 351-8174.

Gallery presents 'Songs,

Sonnets and Stolen Words'

Thiensville - River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Madison artist Teresa Getty's new exhibition, "Songs, Sonnets and Stolen Words," from Feb. 8 to April 6.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8.

The exhibit features a collection of ethereal, surrealistic images in multimedia.

Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, visit

Church holds annual

antique show

Whitefish Bay - St. Monica Parish, 160 E. Silver Spring Drive, holds its 48th annual Antique Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 9 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10.

The event features knowledgeable antique dealers and numerous items for purchase. The event also includes homemade chili, chicken soup, baked goods and a raffle of a handmade quilt.

Admission is $5.

A continental brunch plate and specialty drink are available at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 10. The cost, which includes admission to the show, is $15.

For information, visit

Winter celebration features

indoor, outdoor activities

Mequon - Mequon Nature Preserve, 8200 W. County Line Road, hosts Winter Frolic, a celebration of winter, from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9.

The event features indoor activities: a winter farmers' market, birds of prey exhibit, winter birds educational program, spring nest building, movies with popcorn, story time with hot chocolate and a marketplace with rain barrels and apparel. Outdoor activities include ice fishing for kids, sleigh rides, winter prairie seeding, snowshoeing, extreme biking and cross country skiing demonstrations, and a bon fire.

The event is free and open to all ages. Donations will be accepted.

For information, call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 101.

Center hosts annual

Father-Daughter Dance

Whitefish Bay - The fourth annual Father-Daughter Dance is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The dance is open to girls 7 to 13 and their dads. The event features a DJ, red carpet, crafts, a mitzvah project (good deeds project), fancy desserts and sparkling juice.

The Father-Daughter Dance is open to the community. Registration is required.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8185.

Orchestra presents 'Jungle Jam'

concert for kids

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay High School Orchestra presents "Jungle Jam," its annual Music for Munchkins Children's Concert, at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the school, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

This family-friendly event features a string instrument "petting zoo" from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., during which children of all ages are invited to touch, play and hear string instruments such as violins, violas, cellos and basses. Children also have the opportunity to create jungle-themed crafts in preparation for the performance.

The concert begins at 1:30 p.m. Special guest musicians at the performance include fifth-graders from Cumberland and Richards elementary schools.

Admission is $3 per person, payable at the door. The general public is encouraged to attend.

For information, call (414) 963-3928.

All-day retreat features

creativity-inspiring exercises

River Hills - Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, will hold an all-day retreat, Unfettered Genius: Active Awakening of Your Creative Self, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10.

Participants unfetter their creativity and connections through exercises including Guided Visualization, Body Awakening and Life Games.

Tickets are $110 for members and $125 for nonmembers; lunch is included. To register, visit

Grief support groups

available at church

Mequon - Mourning Cloak grief support groups for children, teens, young adults and adults who are grieving a death or significant loss will be held from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Feb. 11, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8 at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road.

For information or to register, email or call (414) 704-7640.

Church offers nondenominational

prayer program

Mequon - The Church of the Savior offers a nondenominational prayer program, Extraordinary Prayer, at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Road.

Extraordinary Prayer differs from other prayer in that it requires people to purposefully come together to pray as one voice for the strengthening and increase of moral and religious values.

The program continues the second Tuesday of each month. Sessions are led by the very Rev. Dr. Robert S. Munday, former dean and president of Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Nashotah.

The program is open to the public.

For information, visit or call (414) 352-4586.

ickets to Nicolet show

available for club members

Glendale - Glendale Senior Citizens' Club members will attend the Nicolet High School performance of "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Feb. 13.

Buses leave at noon from the Glen Hills Middle School lower parking lot, 2600 W. Mill Road. The bus will return about 3:45 p.m.

Free tickets will be distributed on the bus.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Homestead presents

classic musical 'Brigadoon'

Mequon - The Homestead High School Music and Theater Department presents the musical "Brigadoon" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the auditorium, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the box office or by calling (262) 238-5674.

Men's Club holds

community blood drive

Shorewood - The Shorewood Men's Club holds a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

The drive is conducted by BloodCenter of Wisconsin.

To make an appointment, call (414) 964-9719 or email Walk-ins also are welcome.

Stritch presents 'An Evening

with Noël Coward'

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents "An Evening With Noël Coward" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 to 23, 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Studio Theater.

The performance, directed by David Oswald, is a collection of charming and sophisticated one-acts from Coward's "Tonight at 8:30."

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students.

For information or to order tickets, call (414) 410-4171.

District presents annual

Band-O-Rama concert

Shorewood - Shorewood School District presents its third-annual Band-O-Rama concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Shorewood High School Arena, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Showcasing the district's entire band program, the concert features the combined Atwater and Lake Bluff elementary schools' beginning and intermediate bands (fourth to sixth grade), Shorewood Intermediate School's seventh-grade concert band and eighth-grade symphonic band and Shorewood High School's concert band and wind ensemble.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 963-6925.

Anaba presents

'Similitudes' exhibit

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, presents James Steeno's "Similitudes" exhibit through Feb. 24.

The exhibit features floral and wildlife watercolors, paper collage and pen and ink drawings.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (414) 963-9510.

Jewish playwrights featured

in three productions

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center presents three plays by Jewish playwrights, "Exploring Jewish Voices," during its 2012-13 season.

Each theatrical production features a preshow ViewPoints Lecture by an expert in Jewish culture and a Jewish Community Ticket performance featuring a post-show talkback led by JCC Educator Jody Hirsh.

The productions are held at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.

"Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger: Feb. 21 to March 17; ViewPoint Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. March 10

The series kicks off with a season preview presentation, "A Midsummer Night's Preview," at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. MCT staff members and guest artists discuss the season's highlights and offer dramatic readings from each play. The preview is free for JMM members and $5 for nonmembers.

For information, call (414) 276-8842.

Stritch presents variety

of art exhibits

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, exhibits works in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.

Ted Brusubardis, Annushka Peck and Calvin Whitehurst collaborate to transform the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery into a space of art and audio installations for Weightless Words, which presented through Feb. 17. Gallery visitors will face the impact of commonly spoken words as the artists explore how language defines reality and understanding of history.

League of Milwaukee Artists members exhibit works from Feb. 22 to March 17. An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22. The gallery will be closed March 3 to 10.

Admission is free. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

For more information, call (414) 410-4105.

Learn about remodeling

from real case studies

Whitefish Bay - S.J. Janis Co., a design/build remodeling firm in Wauwatosa, offers a remodeling seminar, Award-Winning Kitchen and Bath Case Studies, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Room 15 at the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

The session provides information about remodeling design, costs and investigations of real project case studies. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures of their homes to discuss ideas at the end of the seminar.

There is a four-hour handyman service certificate giveaway from S.J. Janis Co. to one seminar attendee.The cost is $5, and reservations can be made by calling (414) 259-0300 or visiting, using course code 391021 at least one week before the event.

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.

Natural Lawn Care Seminar with Amy Joyce: 10 a.m. to noon March 2 in the Shorewood Village Center

Participants learn useful tips for having a beautiful, healthy lawn without using pesticides or heavy metals. Additionally, Joyce will explore the harm that pesticides and chemical fertilizers can cause to the water supply, humans, domestic animals and wildlife.

Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and Plant Sale: 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 6 in the Shorewood Village Center

This event features ways to save money on watering while keeping excess rainwater out of the sewers and village basements.

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.

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.

"Heaven Sent" by Rick Whelan

8 p.m. March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16

When a young, abandoned girl in need of care appears at reclusive Samuel Langley's door in the middle of the night, he rediscovers hope, beauty and character.

"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

Synagogue hosts

casino night

River Hills - Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m. March 9.

Scrip will be redeemed for chips and then converted to raffle tickets. Casino tables close at 10 p.m.

Admission is $25 per person and $30 after March 6; admission includes $500 in scrip, a raffle ticket and two drink tickets.

To purchase tickets or for information, call (414) 228-7545.

Concert benefits four

school district foundations

Glendale - Band Together, a concert featuring Bucky Badger and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 10 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

The concert benefits the Fox Point-Bayside, Glendale-River Hills, Maple Dale-Indian Hill and Nicolet school districts foundations.

The fundraiser commences with a community tailgate at noon. Other preconcert activities include an instrument "petting zoo," a silent auction, raffles and performances by local school bands. The marching band will begin its two-hour performance at 1:30 p.m. During intermission, Bucky Badger will lead a push-up contest.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any of the four districts' schools. Online tickets cost $11 (includes a $1 handling fee), and are available via PayPal at

Club hosts free concert

at local church

Hales Corners - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee presents a free spring program, "Sacred and Spiritual," at 2 p.m. March 10 at St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave.

The concert features pianist Carla Coonan of Bayside, mezzo-soprano Donna Shriner of Shorewood and guitarist Irina Yanovskay of Fox Point.

For information, email or visit

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. April 7: Kammerchor spring concert

3:30 p.m. April 21: symphonic wind ensemble and chamber orchestra concert

3:30 p.m. April 28: Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert

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

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

Club offers scholarships

to students of classical music

Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee holds scholarship auditions for students of classical music from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 20 in the chapel of Bonaventure Hall at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500, plus two $125 honorable mentions, will be awarded.

The scholarship is open to applicants 18 to 26 residing or studying within a 90-mile radius of the Greater Milwaukee Area. Eligible categories are voice, piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass and classical guitar.

For information, call (414) 475-1864, email 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

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.

Environmental Voices: The Story of Saving Peacock Prairie: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16; $7 for adult members, $8 for nonmember adults

Participants hear environmental activist Bernice Popelka's story of saving a black-soil, tall-grass virgin prairie in Illinois in the 1960s.

Animal Movie Night: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22; $5 for child and $8 for adult members per session, $7 for child and $10 adult nonmembers per session

Participants make s'mores at the fireplace and visit scaly and slimy friends. "Brave" is featured in January; "ParaNorman" is featured in February.

Starry Nights of Winter: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; $5 for child and $7 for adult members per session, $7 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers per session

Participants stargaze from the trails and the top of the center's tower. The program begins inside the center and continues outside. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and binoculars.

Winter Wonderland: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; $75 for child members, $85 for nonmember children

Nature Adventurers, for 5-year-old kindergarten and first-graders, and Nature Explorers, for second- to fourth-grade students, allow participants to explore the outdoors. Participants hike, explore, learn and play. Children should eat a snack before class and dress for the weather.

Audubon Babies - Exploring Nature with the Very Young (6 months to 2 years): 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 28; $5 per child/adult member pair per session, $6 per child/adult nonmember pair per session

Participants enjoy a hike on the trails and some good fellowship. Participants will meet inside and then venture out. Dress for the weather.

"One God or Many" with Rabbi Jay Brickman: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 28; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Rabbi Jay Brickman leads a discussion on how our relationship with the world about us changes according to our belief in God, whether it be no God, one God or a variety of gods. Participants examine relevant passages in the Hebrew Bible. Bring a Bible.

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