North Shore things to do

April 30, 2014

North Shore Bank hosts annual shredding day

Brookfield — North Shore Bank will hold its eighth annual bank-wide Community Shredding Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3.

The public is welcome to visit any of North Shore Bank's 45 Wisconsin locations to drop off outdated personal documents for secure shredding.

Community Shredding Day is free and open to the public and takes place rain or shine.

While paper materials will be accepted at all North Shore Bank branches in the area, those who have large quantities of documents (up to two boxes) are encouraged to visit one of five branches that will have shredding trucks and specialists on site.

Those locations are:

· Fox Point: 600 E. Green Tree Road

· Shorewood: 3970 N. Oakland Ave.

In addition to a shredding truck, the bank's Brookfield Square location offers electronic equipment recycling through DP Electronic Recycling.

Anything that plugs into a wall or runs on batteries, including appliances, can be recycled.

Estabrook Park site

of 'Chocolate 5K'

Shorewood — NR Road Racing hosts The Chocolate 5K at Estabrook Park, 4400 Estabrook Parkway, at 9 a.m. Mother's Day, May 11, with proceeds benefiting Best Buddies of Wisconsin.

Best Buddies is a social and recreational program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Chocolate 5K gives participants sweet treats along the route, and includes water stations.

Enjoy a family-friendly 3-mile course with your friends, family and other chocoholic strangers.

Race registration is $30 for individuals and $25 per person for teams of four or more.

The walk-up registration fee is $40.

All ages are welcome.

Runners 12 and older must be registered.

For information and Go to

Hospital sponsoring run-walk for body armor

Glendale — Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin is sponsoring a 5K run and 2-mile walk to benefit the city of Glendale's Police Bullet Resistive Body Armor Fund at 9 a.m. May 17 at Parkway Elementary School, 5920 North Milwaukee River Parkway, Glendale.

All proceeds go toward the purchasing of body armor for the men, women and K-9 officers with the Glendale Police Department.

The fundraiser will also have a great silent auction after the race.

The registration fee is $35 prior to May 14; $40 the day of the run.

For information about the run-walk, go to

Woman's club hosting wearable art show

Shorewood — Shorewood Woman's Club hosts it 10th Annual Wearable Art Show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave. Seventeen artists show their wares and proceeds go toward scholarships, including one for a Shorewood High School senior and two for UWM students.

The pieces range from appliqued jackets and interesting tops to high fashion, from hats and scarves to purses, as well as a variety of jewelry. The show features half-hourly door prizes, a silent auction, and a bake sale. Admission is $2.

For information call Chairwoman Barbara Hill at (414) 964-8448.

Explore the outdoors with activities at nature center

Bayside — The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, has activities for all ages. For information, call (414) 352-2880.

· Family Bird of Prey Hands-on Workshop: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4

Join SANC for a family-friendly day with raptor trainers learning raptor management. Young and old alike work beak to nose with the birds. We ask that an adult accompanies no more than two children so that we can offer the most personal experience for your family. Fee: member adults $85, children, $45; nonmember adults $95, children $55. (Children should be 8 or older.)

· Celebrate The Spring Season With Kim Robertson: 2:30 to 4 p.m. May 4

Enjoy an afternoon recital of Irish, Scottish, American and original compositions, performed by Kim Robertson, a prominent performer, composer and recording artist. Fee: $15 adults registered before recital; $18 for adults day of recital; $10 for students and children (6 to 17 years old).

· Nature Adventures: K5 and first grade and Nature Explorers: second and third grade from 4 to 5 p.m.; Session 1: Mondays, May 5, 12,19; Session 2: Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21

Every day is unique in the nature center's environment. Learn to appreciate the science and beauty through all the seasonal changes by spending time outdoors with SANC. Meet in the Garden Play Space before we head out on the trails. Fees: members, $45 per session; nonmembers $51 per session

· Warblers and Ozaukee Bird Conservation: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6

This program occurs at the peak of migration while obstructing vegetation is minimal, and many people become lifelong "birders" when they witness the amazing diversity and beauty of birds such as the warblers. Participants learn why these areas are so important to birds that nest here or pass through on their way north. Fee: member adults, $39; nonmember adults, $45

· Environmental Voices: Wildflowers, Cultivated and Wild: 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7

Mike Yanny and Carrie Hennessy provide a guided tour of Johnson's Nursery, one of Wisconsin's largest suppliers to the landscaping industry, and talk about the value of planting natives. A stop on the way back to Schlitz Audubon Nature Center introduces participants to one of our hidden gems: Noyes Park Woods. Fee: member adults, $30; nonmember adults, $35

· Spiritual World of Nature: Nature's Spiritual Voice: 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 8

Take a walk through the wilds of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center with Don Quintenz to learn how our culture has given us new tools to learn what we must do to bring back the balance. Fee: member adults, $10; nonmember adults, $12

· International Migratory Bird Day: 7:30 a.m. to noon May 10

Just like birds returning in spring, we invite you to "migrate" around the center enjoying hands-on activities designed for fun and learning. Activities include a bird walk with Paul Boyer, guided hikes, free flight demonstrations, and live music. This program is handicap accessible. Fee: members, free; nonmember adults, $8; nonmember children, $6.

Unitarian Church North announces topics for May

Mequon — Sunday services at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, are held at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. For information, visit

· May 4: Atheist Spirituality. Can atheists even have spirituality? Yes, and the congregation will explore what spiritual qualities atheists value.

· May 11: Visiting with the Devil. The Devil comes up in both Hebrew and Christian scriptures as well as Buddhist texts. What does what we think about the devil say about us?

· May 18: Our Lives In Music. The service features lots of music and the Women's Choir.


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