Things to Do

April 7, 2013

Bands perform annual jazz concert at high school

Shorewood - The Shorewood Intermediate and High school bands present their annual jazz concert at 7 p.m. April 11 in the auditorium at the high school, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 963-6921.

Golf league seeks new members

Glendale - The Lincoln Ladies Golf League has openings for new members.

The league plays nine holes at Lincoln Golf Course in Lincoln Park 1301 W. Hampton Ave., on Tuesday mornings with tee times starting at 9 a.m. in May and 8 a.m. during June, July and August.

With four flights of ability, there is room for golfers at all levels.

For more information, please call (414) 352-1579.

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.

Church collects athletic shoes for playgrounds

Fox Point - North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., is collecting used athletic shoes throughout April.

The athletic shoes will be donated to Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful's Reuse a Shoe program, which will repurpose the shoes into surface material that can be used on playgrounds, basketball courts or running tracks.

All donated shoes should be placed in bags and deposited at any church entrance. Donations will be accepted Sunday mornings or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be available at the entrances.

No metal cleats, spikes, heels, dress shoes, boots or sandals will be accepted.

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

Friends group seeks donations for sale

Glendale - The Friends of North Shore Library host a book and bake sale from April 11 to 14 at the library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road.

Donations of books, CDs and DVDs will be accepted any time before the sale. No magazines or textbooks will be accepted. Baked goods or store bought items may be donated April 11.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the library.

For information, call (414) 351-3461.

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.

Milwaukee River Watershed: Fish Passage Program: 9 a.m. to noon April 12; $12 for adult members and $14 for nonmember adults

The program highlights initiatives by the Fish Passage Program to remove barriers, such as dams and debris jams that prevent animals from accessing critical habitats. Andrew Struck, director of Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department, provides a presentation and tour of the recovery efforts in Thiensville. The program meets and begins at 9 a.m. at Thiensville Village Park, 250 Elm St.

Homeschool Day: April 18; times and fees vary depending on the activity

- Hand-in-Hand (2- to 4-year-olds with an adult): 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; $10 per pair

Participants hike, play in the classroom, do art activities and listen to a story.

- Green Machine (ages 5 to 10): 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child

Participants learn about the important parts of plants by eating them. Parents are welcome to attend.

- Water, We Can't Live Without It (ages 5 to 10): 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; $5 per child

Participants discuss ways to use water in a sustainable fashion. Parents are welcome to attend.

- A Green Future (ages 11 to 18): 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; $5 per child

Participants learn about Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) award-winning building as a model of sustainability. Students take part in a mix of interactive activities based on sustainability with a tour of the building. Parents are welcome to attend.

- Ecology (ages 11 to 18): 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; $5 per child

The program introduces students to the basic environmental concepts through participatory activities and concrete experiences, some with live animals. Parents are welcome to attend.

Earth Day Celebration: noon to 4 p.m. April 21; $4 for child (5 and older) and $5 for adult members, and $6 for child and $7 for adult nonmembers

Attendees will be able to canoe, take guided hikes, go ponding and see live animals.

Workshop provides tips on native plant landscaping

Bayside - Paul Ryan, owner of Northern Lights Natural Landscaping, presents a workshop on landscape design during the Wild Ones meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 13 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

Ryan will show how to create a beautiful native plant landscape in urban and suburban neighborhoods.

This program is free and open to the public

For information call (414) 217-8532 or email

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.

The annual Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. Learn how to identify and remove invasive species such as garlic mustard and dame's rocket.

In celebration of Earth Day, Matt Pliszka of Environmentally Sensitive Solutions will discuss chemical hazards in the home from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22.

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.

School presents annual benefit concert

Mequon - The Homestead High School band presents its 25th annual band benefit concert at 7 p.m. April 13 in the James Barr Auditorium, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

In honor of the band's trip to Ireland in December, the band will present A Salute to Ireland, music from the Emerald Isle.

Money raised at the event will go toward purchasing instruments and supporting music scholarships. Before the show, a raffle and silent auction will be held.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

For information, call (262) 238-5900.

Sarah Chudnow presents a variety of activities

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

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

2 to 3 p.m. April 14: Don Weast presents Singing and Swinging the Jazz Standards

3 to 4 p.m. April 24: Kate Mann presents NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) classes

2 to 3 p.m. April 28: Mark Botshtein (violin) and Olga Volodarfkaya (piano) performs Chamber Music from Koralle to Frank.

Stritch hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts an American Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15.

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.

To make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit

Speaker addresses business in mobile, social marketplace

Mequon - Tamara Leigh, owner of Tamara Leigh LLC, is the featured speaker at the Women's FOCUS luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 17 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

Leigh discusses Engaging Your Audience and Being Visible as a Business in Today's New Mobile and Social Marketplace.

Networking and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20.

Reservations can be made at or by emailing

Speaker addresses childhood obesity

Shorewood - Local pediatrician Dave Waters addresses childhood obesity at the Shorewood Men's Club dinner and meeting starting at 6 p.m. April 17 at Hubbard Park Lodge, 3565 N. Morris Blvd.

Men and women are invited to the speech at 7:15 p.m. There is no charge for the speech.

The dinner is for members and guests and starts at 6 p.m. Members must make a reservation at

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

Stritch hosts 'Little Women:

The Musical'

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts "Little Women: The Musical" at 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 21 and 28 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

This musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel tells the tale of the March sisters of Concord, Mass., in a time of great social upheaval. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy grow from childhood to womanhood through romance and courtship, illness and loss, loving and letting go.

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

Concordia hosts run benefiting pediatric cancer research

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts the second annual Gold Ribbon Run at 9:30 a.m. April 20.

The 5K run/walk event benefits the I Back Jack Foundation, which raises money to support research and develop new treatments for pediatric cancer.

Registered participants will receive an event T-shirt.

To register, visit

Rummage sale features children's items, benefits PTO

Shorewood - Lake Bluff School, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd., hosts a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon April 20.

The rummage features children's clothes, toys, sports gear, books and DVDs. Fill a bag for $3 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Proceeds benefit the school's PTO.

For information, call (414) 906-9379.

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.

Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. April 20; free to dogs and members or with admission

Dogs are invited to romp in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors, canine and human.

Kites Over Lynden: A Day for Art and Flying: noon to 4 p.m. April 21; free to members or with admission

Kite makers, fliers, artists and art lovers of all ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with an afternoon of events, activities and performances. Drop in to the studio to make and decorate simple, earth-friendly kites from recyclable materials with the summer camp staff, or pick up a do-it-yourself plein-air painting box and head outside for some artmaking. Kim Miller will launch her yearlong residency, "Theater of Heavy Clouds," with a series of outdoor performances, and in the gallery Nicholas Frank will interview Sheila Held about her exhibition, "Rappaccini's Daughter."

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

"Grow" workshop with Yevgeniya Kaganovich: noon to 5 p.m. April 28; free to members of with admission

Yevgeniya Kaganovich and her student assistants 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 the 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.

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

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 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

Congregation hosts Brewers chief operations officer

River Hills - Temple Brotherhood presents Family Sports Night featuring Rick Schlesinger, Milwaukee Brewers chief operations officer, at 6:45 p.m. April 25 at Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road.

The topic will be the business operations of the Milwaukee Brewers with an emphasis on the strategies the club employs to compete on and off the field in the smallest market in Major League Baseball.

The program is open to the public. Each attendee is asked to bring two nonperishable food items or make a cash donation to the Hunger Task Force and/or Jewish Food Pantry.

For reservations, call (414) 228-7545 by April 22.

Museum hosts May Day basket-making classes for children

Mequon - The Jonathan Clark House Museum, 13615 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts May Day basket-making classes for children April 27.

Classes will be held from 9 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.

To register, send an email to with the name of your child, along with first, second and third choice of the three sessions. Applicants will receive a reservation confirmation by email and instructions for holding their reservation.

The cost is $5 per person. Checks should be made out to Friends of the Jonathan Clark House and mailed by April 22 to May Basket Event, Jonathan Clark House, Box 634, Mequon, WI 53092.

Community center hosts Arbor Day celebration

Mequon - Logemann Community Center, 6100 W. Mequon Road, hosts an Arbor Day Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. April 28.

The Mequon Tree Board and city will give away free trees; numerous exhibitors will display information.

The event is free.

For information, call (262) 242-7471.

Anaba hosts

'On the Horizon' art exhibit

Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Beki Borman's exhibit, "On the Horizon" through April 28.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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