Gilda's Club offers support, networking groups
Whitefish Bay - Gilda's Club offers bereavement and networking groups.
Gild's Club Bereavement Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. The group is for adults to share and learn with others who have experienced the death of a family member or friend to cancer.
Gilda's Club Men's Networking Group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Jewish Community Center. The group is for men who are currently living with cancer, in remission or are cancer survivors and would like to exchange information, review resources and help resolve issues.
For information, call (414) 962-8201, Ext. 102.
Tennis for residents available at high school
Brown Deer - Brown Deer residents 50 and older can play tennis from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.
Bring a tennis racket.
Summer Sounds features variety of music
Shorewood - Summer Sounds, a free outdoor concert series, runs seven consecutive Thursdays at Hubbard Park, off of Morris Boulevard.
Summer Sounds features a variety of musical sounds, including jazz, contemporary rock, blues, bossa nova swing, funk and traditional Irish/bluegrass.
The park opens at 5 p.m.; each concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; picnic food and assorted beverages, including beer and wine, will be for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge. No carry-in alcohol is allowed.
The full lineup features:
July 21: Tweed Funk
July 28: Peter Vaguely with Coolsville
August 4: MRS. FUN
August 11: The Gleasons
For information, call (414) 847-2700 or visit shorewoodtoday.com.
Theater group to perform 'Emma'
Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company perform "Emma" at 8 p.m. July 21, 22 and 23, 3 p.m. July 24, and 4 p.m. July 23 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
Tickets are $15, or $5 for students.
For information, call (414) 744-5995.
SANC hosts a variety of events, activities
Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, hosts a variety of events and activities in July. For information, call (414) 352-2880 or visit sanc.org.
Family Hikes: 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 22; $10 per member child, $14 per nonmember child
This program is for parents with young children 2 to 5 years old. Each session includes a hike to learn about the natural world with games, activities, stories and play. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Spiritual World: Tom Galten - Spiritual Roots of the Environmental Crisis: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 23; $10 per member adult, $12 per nonmember adult
Tom Galten discusses the spiritual roots of the environmental crisis.
Discovery Nature Hiking: 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 26; $5 per member adult, $7 per nonmember adult
Don Quintenz leads participants along the trails of the center.
Cudahy Woods and Franklin Savanna: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28; $37 per member adult, $42 per nonmember adult
Cudahy Woods features an outstanding example of the hardwood forests that once covered most of the county and includes three types of forest communities. A small stream runs through the woods. More than 160 species of native plants are in the area. Franklin Savanna is a great representation of the oak savanna community that once covered most of Southern Wisconsin. Although the site suffers from past impacts, the structural integrity of the savanna is intact. Transportation, interpretation and fees are provided. Registration is required.
33rd annual Lorrie Otto Wild Yard Tour: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 8:30 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6; $25 per member adult or $30 per nonmember adult for full day, $13 per member adult or $15 per nonmember adult for half day
Participants tour a minimum of 12 private gardens, some of the most beautifully restored, natural landscaped yards in the area. These yards contain plants that are native to Wisconsin's prairies and wetlands. Come for a day or a half day. Participants leave from the center. Bring a bag lunch and beverage.
Church hosts gospel quartet in Memorial Garden
Brown Deer - St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8080 N. 47th St., hosts Praise Fourmation, a gospel quartet, at 7 p.m. July 23 in the Memorial Garden.
Bring a lawn chair. An ice cream social will be held after the program.
For information, call (414) 355-5030.
Lynden hosts Eiko and Koma for 'Raven' performance
River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, host Eiko and Koma performing "Raven" at 6 p.m. July 23.
The performance is followed by a picnic with Eiko and Koma at 7 p.m. Attendees can bring their own meal or purchase a picnic meal for $15 each. The deadline for ordering a picnic meal is July 20.
Single tickets are $15. Tickets may be purchased through the Alverno Presents box office at (414) 382-6044 or online at alvernopresents.alverno.edu.
Library offers free, basic computer classes
Mequon - Dave Bartlett leads free basic computer classes starting March 30 at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N Cedarburg Road.
The classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about how to make the most out of their computer, and no advanced registration is required.
July 27 - Digital Photography
September 28 - Genealogy
October 26 - Smart Phones & What's an App?
November 30 - Hot Gadgets: Holiday Technology Programming
For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 37.
Learn to reduce stress naturally during workshop
Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive, hosts a free stress management workshop, "Reducing Stress Naturally," at 6:30 p.m. July 26.
Local holistic health care practitioner Janet Halonen discusses a variety of techniques available to reduce stress. Topics will include, self-stimulated acupressure, stress reducing foods, breathing well for optimal health and more.
To register, call (414) 964-4380 or stop by the adult reference desk.
Concert series features variety of acts
Glendale - The Music in the Glen free summer concert series lineup continues at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 10 at the Glen, the green space north of Parkway School, 5910 N. Milwaukee River Parkway.
The lineup features:
July 27: King Comets
Aug. 3: The Concord Chamber Orchestra (Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road)
Aug. 10: The Copper Box
Prior to each concert at 6:30 p.m., representatives of the Wisconsin Athletic Club, in conjunction with Erehwon Mountain Outfitter and One Tooth Yoga, will lead a series of exercises.
Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs. The location is handicap accessible and has parking. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Glen Hills Middle School.
For information, call (414) 228-1706.
Library hosts a variety of summer activities
Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Library, 5600 W. Bradley Road, hosts a variety of children's activities this summer. For information, call (414) 357-0106.
World Wide Stories with Kathy: 7 p.m. July 27; traditional and modern folktales
Mr. Steve: 7 p.m. Aug. 1; a musical comedy show of music, magic, ballooning and more
Pint-Sized Polkas: 7 p.m. Aug. 10; children and their families will learn about the alphabet, numbers, occupations, personal hygiene, relationships and foreign language through Uncle Mike's catchy polka tunes
Community band playing series of outdoor concerts
Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Community Band plays a series of free outdoor concerts at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.
The concert schedule is: 3 p.m. July 31, Aug. 7 and 14.
The band plays programs of patriotic and military songs, marches, polkas, show tunes and old standards.
The band welcomes new members. Horn players who are interested should call (414) 357-5178.
Exhibit features Vietnam War photographs
Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University exhibits "The Face of War: Vietnam Combat Photographers" through July 31 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The exhibit features photographs by freelance photographer Robert Ellison as well as Department of the Army Special Photographic Office team photographers.
The closing reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 29, which is also Gallery Night, and includes the Open Box Project, an interdisciplinary project where Stritch students use a diverse range of creative talents to develop a response to contents within a given box. This year's Open Box contains a collection of personal belongings of photographer Robert Ellison. The event features student performances, writings and artworks and a talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The opening and closing receptions include food, beverages and live music. All events are free and open to the public.
Regular gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
For information, call (414) 410-4105.
Summer art camps available at Lynden Garden
River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, offers summer art camps for children 6 to 14.
Camps feature environmental programs, visiting artists and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media in the art studio. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends.
For information, email email@example.com or call (414) 446-8481.
Puppets: From Rags to Revue with Sally Duback: 9 a.m. to noon, July 25-29, ages 8-12, $140/$120 members.
Join teaching artist-in-residence Sally Duback for a puppetry workshop that begins with rags and ends with a revue. Participants will start with pieces of worn cloth and natural materials gathered at Lynden, and then grind the pulp in a Hollander beater. They'll use the pulp to create original puppets. As the week progresses and participants develop their puppet's character, the group will work together on a script that incorporates everyone's creations. The camp finishes with a puppet play, performed for family and friends.
The Sculptor's Process: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1-2, ages 7-9, $110/$90 members.
Designed for the budding sculptor, this camp takes a look inside the artistic process. Using Lynden's sculpture collection, participants will explore the methods, materials and ideas artists use to create sculpture. Hands-on studio projects are inspired by Henry Moore's mold making and casting, the design of Marta Pan's floating sculpture and Deborah Butterfield's use of natural materials.
Artists' Exchange: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4-5, ages 10-14, $110/$90 members
Sign up with a friend and get $10 off each.
What happens to your artwork if you make it expressly to be given away, shared or traded? Bring a friend, or make one at camp, and discover a range of paper-based techniques, from book making and origami to box making, pop-ups, photo transfers and collage. Two-days of art making with one rule: that you leave with nothing you have made, but with many works of art.
More events are listed at lyndensculpturegarden.org.
The sculpture garden is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $9 general and $7 for students and seniors. Members and children younger than 6 are free. For information, call (414) 446-8794.
Theater hosts series for children with autism
Mequon - Marcus North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road, hosts Reel Movies for Real Needs film series for families of children with autism or other challenges who seldom attend movies.
"The Smurfs" will be shown at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6. "Dolphin Tale" will be shown at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24.
The films are played at a lower volume with brighter lighting.
For information, call (262) 241-6180.
'First Family' is topic of book club discussion
Mequon - History Book Club members discuss "First Family: Abigail and John Adams," by Joseph Ellis, at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Tolzman Community Room at Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road.
For information, call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12.
Library offers Read to Rover program
Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, presents Read to Rover on Aug. 11.
Through Read to Rover, children who are learning to read can gain confidence by reading stories aloud to a dog. All pets that participate in the Read to Rover program have been professionally trained and certified by Pets Helping People, a volunteer organization serving southeast Wisconsin whose mission is to bring helpful pets to people with special needs.
Registration is required for Read to Rover. Each child registers for a 10-minute time frame; there are six time frames per session. There is no fee to participate.
For information, call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 15.
Library to host a variety of children, teen events
Mequon - The Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of upcoming events for children and teens this summer. For information, call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 15.
The Third Annual Community Chalk Art: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13
After finishing a drawing, stay for performances by musical duo Fox & Branch and the Atwood Players. The rain date for Community Chalk Art is Aug. 15.
Fox & Branch: 10 a.m. Aug. 13
Dave Fox and Will Branch play a mix of old blues, jug band songs, fiddle tunes, New Orleans-flavored numbers and Cajun tunes.
The Atwood Players: Rainbow Tales: 1 p.m. Aug. 13
Actor/storyteller Alan Atwood brings to life stories from around the world, including stories from Mexico, Africa, China, Russia, Native America and the American Frontier.
University hosts a variety of art, music events
Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts art and music events in the coming months.
Graduate candidates from the Master of Arts in Visual Studies program at Cardinal Stritch University present their final thesis artwork from Aug. 27 to Sept. 11. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.
Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday. For information, call (414) 410-4105.
A faculty artist piano recital, featuring Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, is at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, alumni and students. Current Stritch students and faculty are admitted free with a valid university ID card.
For information, call (414) 410-4171.
Anaba Tea Room hosts art show
Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Kathy Armstrong's art show, Bountiful Wisconsin through Aug. 28.
In the exhibit, Armstrong showcases Wisconsin farms, flowers and farmers market fruits and vegetables in rich colors of transparent watercolor and acrylic.
The exhibit is available for viewing 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Girl and a Glass Slipper": 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7 and 8, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9;
"Star Spangled Girl": 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2 and 3, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4;
"The Princess Went Thataway": 7 p.m. Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12; tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger; and,
"Waiting for the Parade": 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4 and 5, 1:30 p.m. May 6
Nature group holds landscaping conference
Fox Point - The Wild Ones Natural Landscaping Conference sessions are 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 15 at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road. Registration runs from 8 to 8:45 a.m.
The keynote speaker is Douglas Tallamy, author of "Bringing Nature Home."
For information, call (414) 299-9888, Ext. 3, or visit for-wild.org.
Music club announces 2011-12 schedule
The MacDowell Club will perform at a variety of locations during its 2011-12 season. For information, visit macdowellclubmilwaukee.org.
New Members Concert: 3 p.m. Aug. 7; Greendale Community Church, 6015 Clover Lane, Greendale
Women Composers Program: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21; Woman's Club of Wisconsin Athenaeum, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee
Opera Aires and Arias: 3 p.m. Nov. 20; Steinway Piano Gallery, 11550 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
Solos and Ensembles: 3 p.m. Jan. 8; Cardinal Stritch University, Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road, Fox Point
An Afternoon of Polish Classical Music: 3 p.m. March 18; Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin
Organists' Delight: 7:30 p.m. April 14; Gesu Parish, 1210 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee
Music to Welcome Spring: 3 p.m. May 20; St. John's on the Lake, Cultural Arts Hall, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee
MacDowell Club holding 102nd annual luncheon
Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee holds its 102nd annual luncheon at 12.30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The guest speaker will be flutist, pedagogue, freelance concert reviewer and author Elaine Schmidt. She will talk about her multifaceted career and discuss her new book, "Hey Mom! Look at This! A Parent's Guide to Music."
The luncheon will be held in the Nancy Kendall Theater. Reservations are $25, due by Sept. 21. Checks, made payable to the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee, go to Marguerite Greinke, 4245 N. 162nd St., Brookfield, WI 53005-1408. For information, call (414) 771-5832 or visit macdowellclubmilwaukee.org.
Acacia Theatre presents 'The Miracle Worker'
Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company performs "The Miracle Worker" at 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 3 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30, and 4 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
"The Miracle Worker," by William Gibson, is the story of Helen Keller. Blind and deaf since infancy, Keller is trapped in a secret silent world, unable to communicate until her teacher Annie Sullivan arrives. Sullivan leads her pupil on a tumultuous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.
Tickets cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Group (10+) discounts are available.
Tickets are available by calling (414) 744-5995 or at acaciatheatre.com.
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.
Pops Concert with the Symphonic Wind, Strings and Jazz Ensembles: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28; free
Faculty recital by Michael Thiele, piano: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29
Christ the King Celebration Concert with the Kammerchor and the Alleluia Ringers: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20
Christmas at Concordia: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10; features all of Concordia's music ensembles. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 17 and younger. All tickets must be reserved. Reserve by calling (262) 243-4243 or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets will be available Nov. 1.
Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for children younger than 18.
Milwaukee handbell workshop: 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 28; $12 per person; reservations required; call (262) 243-4240
Guest organ recital - Christopher Herrick: 3:30 p.m. March 11
Kammerchor Spring Concert: 3:30 p.m. April 1
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.
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