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Published on: 4/21/2013

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.

Nicolet presents 'Importance of Being Earnest'

Glendale - Nicolet High School presents Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, at 7:30 p.m. April 26, 27, May 3 and 4, 2:30 p.m. April 28, and 7 p.m. May 2 at the school, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

Tickets are $7, and can be purchased by calling (414) 351-8174.

Stritch hosts 'Little Women:

The Musical'

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts 'Little Women: The Musical' at 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 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.

Celtic Roots show raises funds for Boston bombing victims

Whitefish - Riverdance stars Sean Beglan and Nora Corrigan of Ontario, local Rince Nia Irish Dancers, Danceworks and local musicians will perform Celtic Roots-The Show at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in the auditorium at Dominican High School, 120 E. Silver Spring Drive.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will help members of the Richard family of Dorchester, Mass., after their loss in the Boston Marathon bombings. Martin Richard, 8, died in the bombings, and Jane, his 7-year-old sister and an Irish dancer at Clifden Academy, lost a leg as a result of her injuries. Donations from audience members also will be accepted.

Local singers Jeff Schaetzke and Mary Vey will sing Irish and Scottish melodies, and Milwaukee Irish folk trio áthas will perform rhythms on guitar, flute and bodhran drum. Guest performers from Danceworks will take part in an Irish dance vs. American tap duel.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for a raffle. Tickets are $10 to $16 at the door or online at

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.

The Urban Wilderness Project with Eddee Daniel: 2 to 3:30 p.m. April 27; $7 for adult members, $8 for nonmember adults

Artist and educator Eddee Daniel shares his environmental vision of his Urban Wilderness Project. This photography-based project encourages the restoration and preservation of natural areas and uninterrupted environmental corridors; raises awareness about the importance of ecology and biodiversity in maintaining healthy, sustainable lifestyles; and illustrates interconnections between the natural and built environments.

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 27: Kammerchor and Selah Choral Concert with Concordia Chapel Ringers

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

3:30 p.m. May 4: Alleluia Ringers Concert

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

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

3:30 p.m. Sept. 29: Faculty Organ Recital

7:30 p.m. Oct. 4: Family Weekend All Ensemble

7:30 p.m. Oct. 25: Pops Concert (Symphonic Wind, Jazz and String

7:30 p.m. Nov. 17: Christ the King Celebration (Kammerchor and The Alleluia Ringers)

7:30 p.m. Dec. 6: Christmas at Concordia (all adult tickets are $10, students 17 and younger are admitted free; all tickets must be reserved by email or through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)

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.

Montessori school holds open house

River Hills - New World Montessori School, 1101 W. Brown Deer Road, holds an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 28.

For information, visit or call (414) 351-6000.

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

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.

'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.

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

Panel discusses Shorewood architecture

Shorewood - Historic Milwaukee presents a panel discussion, Preserving an Architectural Legacy, at 6 p.m. April 30 at North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett Ave.

The discussion focuses on the past, present and future of Shorewood and its architecture.

Registration is required. The cost is $5 for Historic Milwaukee or Shorewood Historical Society members and $10 for nonmembers.

Register at

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.

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.

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.

Local volunteers sought to help pick up trash

The Mequon/Thiensville Milwaukee River Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the annual Spring Cleanup from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 4.

Several public sites along the Milwaukee River, local parks and area roadways will be targeted for cleanup this year.

Volunteers should gather, rain or shine, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at Thiensville Village Park, 299 Elm St., to be assigned to a cleanup site. Participants are encouraged to wear boots, old clothes and gloves. Gloves, bottled water, trash bags and grabbers will be provided when needed. Local sponsors will supply coffee, hot chocolate and pastries at 8:30 a.m., with refreshments and a light lunch at the finish around 11:30 a.m. at the park.

Interested residents who cannot participate on May 4 can request a site and then take up to a week to clean it. Contact event coordinator Jim Gennrich at or (262) 242-3137.

Friends group holds spring book sale at library

Whitefish Bay - The Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library hosts a spring book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 4 and noon to 2 p.m. May 5 at the library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

A preview party is from 5 to 7 p.m. May 3. This invitation-only event is open only to Friends members.

In addition to fiction and nonfiction books, the sale features music, movies and artwork.

Proceeds from the book sale go to supplement the wide range of activities at the library.

Donations also will be accepted. All books; CDs, DVDs and other media; artwork; and puzzles and other slightly used games can be dropped off throughout the year at the library. Receipts for tax purposes can be provided.

For information, visit

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.

Concordia presents 'The Two Dwarves and the Seven Whites'

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents 'The Two Dwarves and the Seven Whites' at 7 p.m. May 4 and 1:30 p.m. May 5.

In this comic variation of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,' Snow White has six sisters, and they get mixed up in a scheme cooked up by a mischievous dwarf named Boron that involves a prince searching for the perfect bride, a chatty talking mirror and two bumbling henchman along for the ride.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and non-CUW students, $5 for veterans, CUW faculty/staff and CUW alumni, and $3 CUW students. Admission is free for children younger than 12.

For information, email

Sarah Chudnow hosts a variety of activities

Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of activities throughout the month of May.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

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

2 to 3 p.m. May 5: Bob Ropiak, singer, mandolin player and storyteller presents 'Toe Tapping Tunes' with country music from the 1950 sand 1960s.

2 p.m. May 8: Karen Peugh presents a lecture about Wisconsin folk artist Mary Nohl.

11:15 a.m. to noon to May 10: Nurse Lisa Gorelick gives a presentation to promote healthier living titled 'Can you learn to be happy?'

2 to 3 p.m. May 12: Papi Makaena performs Hawaiian music and contemporary guitar classics.

2 to 3 p.m. May 19: Warren Kamisky presents K Man Karaoke, an afternoon of music therapy.

2 to 3 p.m. May 20: The Senior Jamboree, features four choral groups: the Sarah Chudnow Glee Club and choruses from Cedarburg, Grafton and Shorewood senior centers. Each group performs audience favorites and there will be a singalong for audience members.

5 p.m. May 22: The Sarah Chudnow Community serves a Russian-themed dinner. The full-course gourmet kosher meal will feature traditional Russian cuisine. The cost is $18 per person. Residents will be able to count this as one of their meals. Zoe Biller, Sarah Chudnow's music therapist, will provide music. Call for reservations and ask Bridget to reserve a place.

7 p.m. May 22: After the Russian dinner, professor Joel Berkovits presents a lecture on the history of Yiddish theater. The lecture is open to the public; dinner purchase is not necessary to attend.

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

Stritch hosts a variety of musical performances

Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University holds several musical performances.

A 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.

Team seeks pledges for Great Wisconsin Birdathon

The Bayside/Fox Point Bird City International Migratory Bird Day Team is seeking pledges for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon, a fundraising event to support bird conservation, which starts at 4 a.m. May 11.

The proceeds benefit the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Fox Point Federated Garden Club and Bird Protection Fund.

Donors can pledge an amount per species or a total amount regardless of how many species the teams sees at

Team members spend much of the day May 11 observing and documenting as many bird species as possible.

Bird walks and events for children and adults will be available from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Bayside. A bird walk will be available at 8 a.m. at Doctors Park, 1870 E. Fox Lane, Fox Point.

Tour features local homes from river to lake

Historic Milwaukee presents its 32nd annual Spaces and Traces from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 in the village.

Participants will tour a dozen homes from the Milwaukee River to Lake Michigan.

Tickets are $20 for Historic Milwaukee members and $25 for nonmembers in advance. Tickets can be purchased at any Alterra Café, Winkie's Variety Store, 629 E. Silver Spring Drive, and North Shore Bank locations, 4414 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, 600 E. Green Tree Road, Fox Point, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale, and 3970 N. Oakland Ave., Milwaukee.

Tickets will be available May 18 at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, for $25 for Historic Milwaukee members and $30 for nonmembers.

For information, visit

Center seeks vendors

for annual flea market

Shorewood - Vendor tables are available for the ninth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Eight-foot tables for $20 to display sale items. The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is responsible for publicity, including lawn signs, posters and a classified ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Toys, household items, comic books, craft items, plants and collectibles have been sold at previous flea markets. No used clothing, food or food products will be accepted for sale.

For information or to rent a table, call (414) 847-2727 or email

High school hosts Relay for Life

Brown Deer - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milwaukee/Brown Deer will be held from 6 p.m. June 21 to 8 a.m. June 22 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

Individuals and teams keep at least one member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at the relay.

Register a team by visiting or by calling (800) 227-2345.

Committee seeks members

of Class of 1983

Milwaukee - The Whitefish Bay High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. July 6 at Palms Bistro, 221 N. Broadway.

The cost is $50 per person, $40 for additional guests. The price includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, music and a slide show.

Send payment to John Robertson, N31W7231 Lincoln Blvd., Cedarburg, WI 53012.

For information, email

Acacia Theatre Company

presents 2012-13 season

Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company presents four shows during its 2012-13 season.

All performances are at Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

'Quilters,' book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, music and lyrics by Barbara Damashek

8 p.m. July 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20; 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21; 4 p.m. Nov. 20

A musical, 'Quilters' celebrates the courage and character of our nation's pioneer women as they share their fears, joys, loves and tribulations as settlers in a sometimes harsh land.

Season subscriptions cost $38 or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

Single tickets for all productions go on sale Sept. 1. Single tickets for the three regular season shows will cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

For information, call (414) 744-5995 or visit

Lynden hosts Backyard Barbecue

River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts the second annual Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22.

The fundraiser benefits Lynden's education programs. Activities include entertainment, hands-on art and nature activities, a garden-themed silent auction and a backyard feast.

Tickets go on sale in April.

For information, call (414) 352-9156.

Explore the outdoors

with activities at SANC

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, has activities for all ages. For information, call (414) 352-2880 Door County Getaway: 8 a.m. May 28 to 8 p.m. May 31; $528 for adult members (add $111 for a single room) and $607 for nonmember adults (add $111 for a single room)

Participants will visit preserves each day and return to Lawrence University's Bjorklunden campus for the evenings. Participants visit a private conservancy area that has an upland forest with ephemeral wildflowers and the wetland through which Peil Creek flows.

2013 Spring Gala: 6 p.m. June 7; $200 per person

The 2013 Spring Gala features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner. For information, email or call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 152.