Things to Do

April 15, 2012

Explore the outdoors with activities at SANC

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, has activities for all ages.

Hiking the Ice Age Trail: 9 to 4 p.m. April 19; $52 for adult members, $60 for nonmember adults

Participants explore the segment of the Ice Age Trail runs along the edge of Lucas Lake in Washington County. Participants must be able to walk up and down hills. In the afternoon, participants visit Lac Lawrann Conservancy in West Bend, a 136-acre nature preserve with wetlands, native hardwood forest, red pine plantation, tall grass prairie and glacial landscapes. Transportation and fees are provided. Lunch is at a local restaurant; bring cash.

Audubon Babies - Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. April 19; $5 for child members and $6 for nonmember children

Children ages 6 months to 2 years with an adult hike on the trails Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine.

Earth Day Celebration: noon to 4 p.m. April 22; $5 per carload, regardless of membership

Participants can canoe on Mystery Lake, search for frogs, beachcomb along the shores of Lake Michigan, take a guided hike in the forests and view live animals.

In Concert: Abby Newton & Kim Robertson: 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 29; $12 for advance adult ticket, $15 for adults the day of the concert, $10 for students and children ages 6 to 17

Celtic harpist Kim Robertson and cellist Abby Newton perform a benefit concert for the center. The recital will include a multimedia slide show of music with nature photography.

Annual Gala: 6 p.m. June 1

Participants will enjoy cocktails, dinner and an auction at the center. All proceeds support nature education at the center. For information, call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 152.

Child care center hosts free Family Fun Night

Ebenezer Child Care Center, 10701 W. Research Drive, Wauwatosa, hosts a free Family Fun Night, Two Hours or Less of Screen Time Daily, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 19.

Participants receive tips to help their children develop positive television and computer habits. Activities include putting together puzzles, playing board games and painting with watercolors. Dinner is provided.

Registration is required. Call (414) 643-5070 to register.

Ebenezer Child Care Centers are located in Milwaukee, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Mequon and Wauwatosa.

Police Department offers Citizen Police Academy

Bayside - The Bayside Citizen Police Academy begins April 19 at the Police Department, 9075 N. Regent Road.

It is part of a national program created to inform citizens about what police do on a day-to-day basis. Participants will learn about training for patrol functions, defense and arrest tactics, and firearms and evidence collection. Participants also can ride along with one of the officers.

For information, call (414) 351-8800.

Stritch exhibiting artwork of graduating students

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University will display the artwork of graduating students from April 20 to 29 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 20.

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

Young musicians invited to compete for cash prizes

The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee hosts a marathon for music students ages 14 to 19 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 29 at Schwan Hall at Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa.

The marathon is open to vocalists, organists, pianists and acoustic instrumentalists studying classical music. Ten-minute performing slots will be assigned between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Prizes of $200, $150 and $100 will be awarded for the three most outstanding performances.

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5; all proceeds benefit the MacDowell Club Scholarship Program.

Applications are due by April 20. Required are a recommendation from the student's music teacher, sponsorship(s) totaling a minimum of $25 and the completed application form listing the repertoire to be played, which must include a work composed since 1992. Application forms are available at

A used music sale will be held during the marathon. An assortment of used music-related items, sheet music, concerti, quartets, choral works, études, arias, books and CDs, will be sold; proceeds benefit the scholarship program. Check or cash only will be accepted.

For questions about vocal repertoire, email; for questions about instrumental pieces, email

Nature preserve showing 'Mother Nature's Child'

Mequon - The Mequon Nature Preserve, 8200 W. County Line Road, hosts a viewing of the film "Mother Nature's Child: Growing Outdoors in the Media Age" at 6:30 p.m. April 20.

This one-hour film explores nature's role in children's health and development.

All ages are welcome. Popcorn and soda will be served.

A $5 donation is suggested.

For information, call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 106.

Volunteers need for spring cleanup day

Bayside - Volunteers are needed for the village Spring Clean-Up Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21.

Any amount of time is appreciated.

For information, call (414) 351-8811, Ext. 107.

Acoustic, folk musicians perform at Unitarian Church

Mequon - Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts acoustic and folk musicians Nora Collins and L.J. Booth at 8 p.m. April 21.

For information, call (262) 375-3890.

Concordia hosts Meningitis Day 5K walk

Mequon - Concordia University of Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts the 5K World Meningitis Day 2012 Walk at 9:30 a.m. April 21 to benefit the Becky Werner Meningitis Foundation.

Werner died unexpectedly of meningococcal meningitis at age 20.

To register, visit

For information about the foundation, call (262) 363-3057.

Commemoration includes intergenerational program

Whitefish Bay - The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center offers an intergenerational program in conjunction with the annual community Yom Hashoah Commemoration from 1 to 2 p.m. April 22 at the JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Appropriate for all ages, particularly families with children, the program provides an educational program related to Holocaust history and remembrance. The program features intimate conversations with Milwaukee survivors of the Holocaust, who will briefly tell their stories to small groups, allowing time for the young people in attendance to ask questions. Each group will have an opportunity to discuss what can be learned by speaking face to face with a Holocaust survivor that cannot be learned from reading a history book, and why these stories need to be told today.

Holocaust survivor Sam Harris provides an introduction for the program.

This program is free and open to the public.

For information, call (414) 963-2719 or email

Concordia announces 2011-12 concert lineup

Mequon - The Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the Concordia University Wisconsin campus, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts a variety of concerts starting this fall.

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission.

For more information, call (262) 243-4405.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra: 3:30 p.m. April 22

Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert: 3:30 p.m. April 29

The Alleluia Ringers concert: 3:30 p.m. May 6

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert: 7:30 p.m. May 11; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for children younger than 18.

Center hosts Yom Hashoah event

Whitefish Bay - Yom Hashoah, Memorial to the Six Million, Remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and All Resistance, will be held at 2:30 p.m. April 22 at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The keynote speaker is Sam Harris, a survivor and president of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center. The Yom Hashoah event also includes an intergenerational family program starting at 1 p.m. aimed at students 9 years old and older, along with parents and grandparents, and features face-to-face small group experiences with Holocaust survivors. In addition, the Holocaust Youth Essay Contest Winners will be recognized.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call (414) 967-8217 or email

Fitness boot camp benefits Gilda's Club

Glendale - Sprecher Brewing Co., 701 W. Glendale Ave., hosts Accel Fitness Bootcamp for Gilda's Club from 8 to 9 a.m. April 22.

The cost is $25. Proceeds to benefit Gilda's Club of Southeastern Wisconsin.

For information, call (414) 964-2739.

Ugandan to share story during documentary presentation

Mequon - Oyella Jane, an advocate from Northern Uganda, shares her story of how her life has been impacted by the Lord's Resistance Army with the showing of the Invisible Children documentary "KONY2012" from 7 to 8 p.m. April 23 in the Environmental Center of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

For information, visit or call (619) 562-2799.

Senior club showing 'Water for Elephants'

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club presents the film "Water for Elephants" at 1 p.m. April 25 in the clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

The event is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Library hosts tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps

Glendale - Bill Jamerson presents "Dollar-A-Day Boys!," a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps, at 7 p.m. April 25 at the North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road.

Jamerson's talk includes discussing CCC projects in Wisconsin and performing original songs. He discusses his research methods, some of the interesting enrollees he has met over the years and CCC projects he has visited. A question-and-answer period and book-signing follows his presentation. Former CCC-ers and their families are encouraged to attend.

For information, call (414) 351-3461 or visit

Library hosts variety of activities

Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of activities.

Free basic computer and technology classes are presented by Dave Bartlett. Classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about how to make the most out of their computer and devices. No registration is required.

Topics include:

10:30 a.m. April 25 - Using Email

5 p.m. May 2 - Computers Made Easy

10:30 a.m. May 23 - Social Networking

For information, email or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12, for teen and adult programs, and Ext. 15 for children's programs.

Gilda's Club provides healthy cooking demonstration

Shorewood - Gilda's Club demonstrates healthy cooking made easy from 6 to 8 p.m. April 26 at Kingo Lutheran Church, 1225 E. Olive St.

During this free demonstration, participants learn about whole foods, such as stevia, spelt, quinia, chia and soy. The demonstration includes a discussion and samples.

To register, call (414) 962-8201, Ext. 102.

Sarah Chudnow hosts Wisconsin author

Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a book discussion led by Wisconsin native Lisa Paul on her new book, "Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet Dissident, and the Gift of Hope," at 2 p.m. April 26.

The historical memoir tells the story of Paul's experience as an American college student working as a nanny in Moscow in the mid-1980s and her involvement in the fight for human rights in the former U.S.S.R.

In addition to a discussion on the new book, attendees who buy a book will receive one free copy, provided the free book is given to a young person.

Light refreshments will be served at the event.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

Women's golf league has openings

Mequon - The Swinging Birds, a women's nine-hole golf league, has openings available for play this summer, Friday mornings, May through August at Mee-Kwon Park Golf Course, 6333 W. Bonniwell Road.

There is a meeting at 9 a.m. April 27 at Mee-Kwon.

For information, call (262) 618-4186 or (414) 228-1231.

Stritch presents 'Sherlock Holmes'

Fox Point - The Cardinal Stritch University Theater Department presents "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" at 7:30 p.m. April 27, 28 and May 5 and 2 p.m. April 29 and May 6 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

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

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

Concordia hosts medication collection day

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts Drive-Through Medication Collection and Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28.

This is an opportunity to clean out medicine cabinets and safely dispose of all unwanted medications.

For information, call (262) 243-2753.

Foundation holding 2012 Deer Run

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Foundation holds the 2012 Deer Run from 9 to 11 a.m. April 28 starting and ending near Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.

Deer Run is a 5K/10K community run/walk through the residential neighborhoods within the village. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

To register, visit

For information, visit

Rotary Club seeks volunteers to plant shrub seedlings

Mequon - The Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club hosts a Rotary Family Day at 9 a.m. April 28 at Pukaite Woods at Mequon Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Road.

The club offers a brief presentation about the plant communities in this woodland by Carol Bangs, instructor of Horticulture at Milwaukee Area Technical College. The presentation is followed by tours through the woods. Starting at 10 a.m., native shrub seedlings will be planted by volunteers.

Volunteers should bring gardening gloves, and if possible, shovels. A limited supply of equipment will be available.

For information, call (262) 242-2778.

Nicolet hosts Hoops for Hope fundraiser

Glendale - The Children's Service Society of Wisconsin holds its second annual Hoops for Hope fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, benefiting the Volunteer Respite Program and HOPE worldwide Milwaukee Chapter.

Admission is $2 per person for each member of an entire family or $5 per person.

A free-throw tournament is at 11 a.m.; a 3-point tournament is at noon. The entry for each tournament is $5.

From 2 to 4 p.m., the Milwaukee Police Department plays the Hope worldwide Milwaukee Chapter.

There are games for kids, raffles, food, face painting and a live band.

In addition, there will be free cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure screenings a free heart scan from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For information, call (414) 750-0962.

Afternoon charity event benefits Gilda's Club

Glendale - Sprecher Brewing Co., 701 W. Glendale Ave., hosts its fifth annual Brewing Up a Cure to benefit Gilda's Club of Southeastern Wisconsin from noon to 4 p.m. April 29.

The event begins with lunch, followed by mini massages, beauty and acupuncture treatments, health and wellness tips, educational presentations and an assortment of soothing mini spa treatments. A brewery tour and Sprecher beer samples, for participants 21 and older, is available.

All proceeds benefit Gilda's Club, a free community support organization for individuals and their families who are living with cancer.

Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 16 and younger. Tickets purchased at the door are $30 for adults and $15 for children.

To make a reservation, call (414) 964-2739. For information, visit

Local artists to be featured in Elm Grove art festival

Bayside resident Judith Gahn Murphy, watercolor and acrylics artist; Brown Deer resident Steven M. Baughman, spray paint artist; and Shorewood resident Gerri McNamara, silver and copper jeweler, will be featured in the Elm Grove Woman's Club 51st annual Grove Art Festival, a juried art show, from May 4 to 6 at the Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove.

Featuring more than 29 artists from across the state, the show will include original art for sale in a wide range of mediums: watercolor, photography, glass, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, garden art and wearable art. In addition, pots and hanging baskets filled with a variety of flowering plants will be sold. Also on display will be the recently chosen winning art from the 43rd annual Art Competition sponsored by the Elm Grove Woman's Club.

The Grove Art Festival opens with a Preview Night from 6 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the Elm Grove Woman's Club. The preview includes complementary wine and appetizers. The cost is $10 per person or two for $15. For reservations, call (262) 782-8297.

The Grove Art Festival opens to the general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 6. The cost is $4 per person. Parking is free. Lunch and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Bird City recognition planned during Green Day in the Bay

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Garden Club, in conjunction with the Civic Foundation's Green Day event, celebrates the village's designation as a Bird City at 10 a.m. May 5 at Cahill Park, 4950 N. Woodruff Ave.

Carl Schwartz of Bird City presents the official recognition to village officials.

Green Day in the Bay is from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event includes a free workout from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and a village clean up from 9 to 10 a.m. An eco-fair with document shredding, electronics recycling and Goodwill drop off will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.

To sign up for the workout, email For information about the cleanup activities, email

For information, visit

Committee offering conservation activities

Shorewood - The Shorewood Conservation Committee presents environmental workshops and events.

The events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Conservation Fair: 8 a.m. to noon May 5 in the Atwater Elementary School parking lot, 2100 E. Capitol Drive; rain location: cafeteria

The committee will collect shredding materials, batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, corks, old tennis shoes and more. Goodwill will collect reusable household items. Action Metals will collect metal items for which the village will receive a percentage of the profits. In addition, the committee will have information on local conservation issues. Anyone interested in presenting should email

Rain Garden/Rain Barrel Workshop: 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 14 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library

Learn about the benefits of residential rain garden and rain barrel use and installation. Learn how to collect and use rainwater to beautify lawns and gardens, save on watering costs and help improve the quality of lakes and rivers.

For information, call (414) 847-2706.

Concordia announces 2011-12 theater lineup

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents four theatrical performances starting this fall.

Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families, unless otherwise noted. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person. For information, call (262) 243-4364 or email

"Waiting for the Parade": 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4 and 5, 1:30 p.m. May 6

Stritch choir performing at St. John Cathedral

Milwaukee - The Cardinal Stritch University Concert Choir, conducted by Michael Batcho, will perform in a combined choral concert at 8 p.m. May 4 at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students.

For information, call (414) 276-9814.

Stritch students showcase piano skills

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University piano majors showcase their skills at 7 p.m. May 9 in the Nancy Kendal Theater on campus, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 410-4000.

KidShare gala proceeds provides scholarships, support

Milwaukee - The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center will hold its 24th annual KidShare 2012 charitable gala at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

More than 30 Milwaukee restaurants, caterers and bakeries will donate food items. The event also features silent and live auction items and a raffle.

The proceeds provide scholarships and support to families, children and those with special needs for membership and day, sports and resident camps.

The event is open to the community by reservation, $180 per person.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8235.

Stritch art students exhibit work

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University visual art students will exhibit photography, graphic design and ceramics as part of their senior thesis May 11 to 20 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery at the campus, 6801 N. Yates Road.

An opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. May 11 includes food and beverage as well as a Stritch student music ensemble performance.

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

Garden Room hosts spring workshops

Shorewood - The Garden Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts spring workshops.

Workshops are free and run from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Space is limited; register online at or by phone at (414) 963-1657.

Saturday May 12 - Perfect Palettes: Gardening with Annuals

Presented by Jaime Ramsbottom and Lynn Litzau, Horticulturists of LandWorks.

Ramsbottom and Litzau provide their unique color combination ideas. Receive 10 percent off annuals the day of the talk.

Resource center seeks vendors for fair

Shorewood - Vendors are needed for the eighth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Shorewood Village Center in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Vendors can rent an 8-foot table 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, call (414) 847-2727.

Foundation presents four fine arts programs

Mequon - The Weyenberg Public Library Foundation presents four programs in its 2012 Fine Arts Series at the Frank L. Weyenberg Public Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road.

At 6:30 p.m. April 3, the library will host the Optimist Theater's To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now. Actor Ron Scot Fry will portray Shakespeare in this interactive presentation that combines dynamic interpretations of some of Shakespeare's most famous works with a humorous look at life in Renaissance England.

At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Wisconsin native and famed storyteller Tom Pease will use movement, sign language, humor and joy to create an interactive concert.

Finally, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble performs its original and unique assortment of timeless seasonal classics at 7 p.m. Nov. 26.

Regular library services are suspended half an hour before the start time on the day of the event. No registration is required for these free programs, and all are welcome to attend.

For information, call (262) 242-2593, or email

Anaba to host metal sculpture art exhibit

Shorewood - The Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts art exhibit "Figuratively Speak" by Paul Bobrowitz Jr. through April 29.

The exhibit features metal sculptures.

The public is welcome to visit during daylight hours; the gallery is open 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.

Divine Consign holding semiannual sale at JCC

Whitefish Bay - Divine Cosign holds its semiannual sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 2 and 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 and noon to 3 p.m. May 5 at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

Women consigning new and gently used clothing and accessories receive 65 to 80 percent of the sale prices; they receive a check within two weeks following the event.

Following the event, charitable donations are provided to the YWCA's Transitional Housing Program for Women, Hebron House of Hospitality, Milwaukee Rescue Mission and Pregnancy Support Connection of Waukesha.

For information, visit or call (414) 213-6557.

Club plans to plant redbud trees in city, village

Mequon - The Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary will hold Redbud Day at 9 a.m. May 12 at City Hall, 11333 N. Cedarburg Road.

Volunteers are needed to plant 50 to 100 young redbud trees in the city and village. Participants should bring gardening gloves.

The club seeks donations to purchase trees. The trees cost between $50 and $125. To donate, make a check payable to Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Foundation and send it to Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary, 6079 W. Mequon Road, PMB 123, Mequon, WI 53092.

For information, email or or call (262) 242-2778 or (262) 255-7882.

Story times continue at Weyenberg library

Mequon - The Weyenberg Public Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, continues Family Story Times through May 19.

Story Times will be held at 11 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.

Family Story Times are an interactive way for children and families to participate together in stories, finger plays and songs.

For information, visit or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 15.

Music club announces 2011-12 schedule

The MacDowell Club will perform at a variety of locations during its 2011-12 season. For information, visit

Music to Welcome Spring: 3 p.m. May 20; St. John's on the Lake, Cultural Arts Hall, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee

Lynden hosts variety of activities

River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, offers a variety of programs.

General 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.

All events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.

The garden is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For information, visit or call (414) 446-8794.

Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. April 14; free to dogs and members or with admission to the sculpture garden

Participants can visit Lynden with their dogs for a day of romping and picnicking or brisk walking, depending on the weather. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

T-shirt Tote Bags: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 15; free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

Participants can bring in an old T-shirt or use one available to recycle into a handmade tote bag. This no-sew project gives T-shirts a second life as a unique gift wrap, summer beach tote or reusable alternative to a plastic shopping bag.

Kites Over Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. April 22; free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden

Kite-makers of all ages are invited to celebrate Earth Day with an afternoon of kite flying on the grounds, wind permitting. Participants can bring a kite or join the drop-in workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Participants make and decorate simple, earth-friendly kites from recyclable materials.

Coracle Craft: A Boat-Building Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, April 28 to May 19, the cost is $150 or $135 for members

Geared toward children ages 9 to 14, participants will make a coracle, which is a lightweight, shallow-draft fishing boat that floats on the water like a cork. Friends and family are invited May 19 to watch as participants test the coracles' seaworthiness in a voyage across the small pond.

Haiti and the Midwestern Imagination: through May 13

The Haiti-inspired works of Orville Bulman (1904-1978) and watercolors of Haiti by Oscar Sanchez will be on display.

Summer Art Camps: June 13 to Aug. 17

Two-, three- and five-day camps for children ages 6 to 14 feature environmental programs, visiting artists and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends. In addition to Garden Animals, Art Elements, Earthworks and Sally Duback's Puppets, new offerings include opportunities to build a miniature tree house or explore the color orange.

Fresh Starts: June 16

A workshop designed to ease participants out of creative hibernation and into activity.

Direct Response: Aug. 3-5

An outdoor painting workshop with Eric Aho, who will share his approach to painting en plein-air.

Dimensional Papermaking: Aug. 18

Sally Duback will offer the second installment of her Dimensional Papermaking workshop. This is an opportunity to take paper pulp into the third dimension.

Stritch hosting sculpture exhibit

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts a Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition from June 8 to 24 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery

An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. June 8.

Regular gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

Acacia presents 'Anne of Green Gables'

Mequon - Acacia Theater Company will present "Anne of Green Gables" at 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and 3 p.m. July 15 and 22 at Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Follow the adventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with a plain-spoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy. She wins them and all of Prince Edward Island over with her irrepressible spirit and imagination.

Tickets are $15, students, $5. For information, call (414) 744-5995.

JCC offers summer camp in Eagle River

Whitefish Bay - The Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers Family Camp on Aug. 14 to 19 the overnight camp in Eagle River.

Family Camp offers a Jewish camping experience for families from Wisconsin and across the U.S. This camping experience provides an opportunity for families to meet other Jewish families from other communities, and serves as a setting for a family reunion.

Camp activities include swimming, sailing, water skiing, nature walks, tennis, arts and crafts, and a ropes course. Families are housed in their own cabin. The fee for Family Camp is $995 for a family of four, with an additional $100 per family member, and includes all meals, activities, events and snacks.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8240.

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