Explore the outdoors with activities at SANC
Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, has activities for all ages.
Hangin' with Hyatt: Snake Patrick Day: 6 to 7 p.m. March 16; $4 for child and $6 for adult members, $6 for child and $8 for adult nonmembers
Touch snakes, call like a frog and hold turtles. Participants eat green cake, munch on green cookies and drink green juice.
O'Finley's Magic Hat: 1 to 3 p.m. March 17; $6 for child and $10 for adult members, $8 for child and $12 for adult nonmembers
Participants look for leprechauns, rainbows, spring green and pots o' nature's gold. Dress for the season.
Discovery Nature Hike: 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 19; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults
Participants will walk along the meadows, woods, wetlands and lakeshore of the center. The entire program is taught on the trail.
Audubon Babies - Exploring Nature with the Very Young (6 months to 2 years with an adult): 10 to 11:15 a.m. March 22 and April 19; $5 for child members, $6 for nonmember children
Participants hike on the trails. Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine.
Preschool Pancake Breakfast: 8:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. March 31; $6 for children members 3 to 12 and $10 for adult members, $8 for child and $12 for adult nonmembers, children 2 and younger are free
Celebrate Maple Sugar season with a pancake breakfast at the center. Enjoy pure maple syrup on pancakes, tour the Sugar Shack and view a preschool maple sugaring slide show. Register for one of three seating times at the center's main desk or call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 0. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, based on availability, for $1 more per ticket.
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.
Senior living center hosts musical performances
Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts several musical performances.
All performances begin at 2 p.m., are free of charge and open to the public.
Joan Armbruster performs American ragtime favorites from Irving Berlin on March 15.
The East Side Chamber Players performs classical works March 18. Tom Stanfield, performing March 23, is a singer, pianist and trumpeter.
On March 25, vocalist Ann Lucius-Davis performs jazz and standards.
For information, visit sarahchudnow.org/activity-center1 or call (262) 478-1500.
Stritch hosts alumni art exhibition
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts an alumni exhibition from March 16 to April 5 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 16. The event includes music and refreshments.
Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
For information, call (414) 410-4105.
Store to host Jack, Annie of Magic Tree House series
Mequon - Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, hosts its second annual Passport to Adventure! A Magic Tree House Live Reading Tour at 4 p.m. March 16.
Passport to Adventure! is a national tour that brings Jack and Annie, characters from Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Tree House series, live and in person to meet their fans. Fans get to enjoy Jack and Annie's magical traveling adventures through a live, professional theatrical performance with songs based on the Magic Tree House series.
Events also include giveaways and an official Jack and Annie "book stamping." There will be no personalization of the books. So as many children get books stamped as possible, Jack and Annie will stamp only one book from home per child. They will stamp as many new books as purchased at Next Chapter Bookshop.
For information, visit nextchapterbookshop.com.
Indiana choir performs at local church
Fox Point - The Anderson University Chorale, from Anderson, Ind., performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
The public is invited; a freewill offering will be accepted during the event.
For information, call (414) 352-8990.
Tuvan throat singers performing at Bay school
Whitefish Bay - The Alash Ensemble of the Siberian Republic of Tuva will perform at 7 p.m. March 16 at Richards School, 5812 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Alash is a Tuvan throat singing group. Ensemble members also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments. The group's manager, Sean Quirk, grew up in Whitefish Bay.
The show is open to the public and free, though donations to help cover hall rental and tour expenses are welcome.
For information, call (414) 520-3169.
Group celebrates Women's History Month with speaker
Fox Point - The North Shore Branch of the American Association of University Women presents career officer Major Clydea Prichard-Brown, executive officer of the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion, at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
The event, part of the group's celebration of Women's History Month, is geared toward teenage girls, and their parents, who might be thinking about future careers.
The topic of Prichard-Brown's informal presentation focuses on the challenges and rewards of having a career in the Army and balancing that demanding role with being a wife and mother.
Nonmembers are welcome. Refreshments will be available.
For information, call (414) 964-3764.
Forum to focus on pressures students experience
Whitefish Bay - Advocates for Education hosts a forum at 7 p.m. March 22 in room 47 at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.
Parents will be able to talk with psychologists and school representatives on the best strategies for coping with the pressures students experience.
The forum was scheduled in response to feedback from the showing of "Race to Nowhere" in January. The video is available for viewing in the high school media center.
For information, call (414) 963-3901.
MATC hosts workshop for employers
Mequon - Milwaukee Area Technical College-Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, hosts Solutions for Your Talent Skills Gaps from 8 to 10:30 a.m. March 22.
Panelists discuss how to efficiently measure and address skills gaps in job candidates and in current employees. The event is designed for employers, human resource professionals and managers involved in meeting performance improvement goals.
Topics include: employer-tested skill evaluation tools; soft-skills measurement; cost-effective training response; methods of developing existing employees to meet current and future needs in technology; and other areas.
Breakfast and networking begins at 8 a.m., followed by a presentation/discussion.
The event is free, but registration is required by March 16.
For information, call (262) 238-2205 or email email@example.com.
Firefighters seek donations benefiting lung association
Mequon - Members of the Mequon Fire Department will participate in the US Bank stair climb March 17.
Teams of five or more firefighters will climb 47 floors to the top of the US Bank building in full turnout gear and breathing apparatus (about 75 pounds). They will compete against other fire departments from all around Wisconsin to raise money for the American Lung Association.
To donate money, visit lung.org/pledge-events/wi/milwaukee-climb-fy12/.
Shamrock fundraiser features dinner, auction
Mequon - Lumen Christi Catholic School hosts its Shamrock fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. March 17 at Ozaukee County Club, 10823 N. River Road.
The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers, raffles and a silent auction. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. A voice auction will begin at 9:15 p.m. Auction items include a two-hour ride on the new Milwaukee Pedal Tavern, trolley service for up to 27 people for an evening; and an opportunity for five children to run as "mini" Klement's Famous Racing Sausages at a Brewer home game; and jewelry, signed sports items, artwork and sporting events tickets. In addition, the school children created glass mosaic projects for the silent auction.
Mission River, a local band featuring some Lumen Christi dads and alumni dads, provides musical entertainment.
Tickets are $75 each; adults 65 years or older are $40 each. A registration form can be found at shamrockfun.com.
Academy offers free self-defense workshop
Fox Point - J.K. Black Belt Academy, 6838 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers a free self-defense workshop for women from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 17.
Appropriate for all women and girls ages 10 and older. Good for all fitness levels.
In lieu of any charge for this workshop, consider a donation to Love4Lulu, a fund established by one of the school's families whose 5-year-old daughter is battling leukemia.
For information, call (414) 540-9161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 gardenroomonline.com or by phone at (414) 963-1657.
Saturday March 17 - Summer Bulbs: Dinner-Plate Dahlias, Lilies, Calla Lilies, Cannas and more!
Presented by Richard Walsh of DeVroomen Garden Products
Walsh teaches easy techniques behind successful planting and overwintering. Bulb topics also include starting early indoor pots, creating cut flower gardens, container gardens using the thrill and spill method, the return of the bearded iris and how to choose dwarf varieties for rock garden and urban landscapes. Receive 10 percent off summer bulbs the day of the talk.
Saturday April 14 - Growing and Utilizing Herbs for Everyday Use
Presented by Karen Weix of Mayfield Nursery.
Weix will show how easy the process can be for selecting, growing, harvesting and preserving fresh, healthy herbs. Also learn how herbs can be used in culinary, daily healing and in fun projects like lip balm and soap making. Receive 10 percent off herbs the day of the talk.
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.
MacDowell Club holding free music concert
The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee holds a free classical music concert devoted to music of Polish composers at 3 p.m. March 18 at the Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St.
Accompanist Carla Coonan of Bayside also performs.
To audition as a performing member, call (414) 403-1046 or email email@example.com. To join as a nonperformer, send $30 in annual dues to the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee, c/o Treasurer Marguerite Greinke, 4245 N. 162nd St., Brookfield, WI 53005-1408.
Stritch hosts new music concert
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts a new music concert at 2 p.m. March 18 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.
The concert features original compositions by Stritch music majors.
Admission is free.
For information, call (414) 410-4000.
Music club announces 2011-12 schedule
(no dateline) The MacDowell Club will perform at a variety of locations during its 2011-12 season. For information, visit macdowellclubmilwaukee.org.
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
Learn the 10 signs of Alzheimer's disease
Shorewood - The Alzheimer's Association presents a community workshop called Know the 10 Signs from 1 to 3 p.m. March 20 at the Senior Resource Center, 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd.
This interactive workshop identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and separates myth from reality to address the commonly held fears about Alzheimer's in America. There is no cost to attend this program, and it is open to all members of the community. Registration is not required.
The program is ideal for individuals who may be witnessing memory loss or behavioral changes in themselves or a loved one, and want to learn the facts about early detection in order to plan for the future. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs.
For information, call (800) 272-3900.
Library hosts a variety of activities
Mequon - The Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of activities.
The monthly book discussion with the Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department will be on "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach at 1:30 p.m. March 20.
The gallery displays Perspectives: Current Pastel Work of Rhoda Tews through March 31.
The Optimist Theatre's "To Be!" will be performed at 6:30 p.m. April 3. The interactive presentation combines interpretations of some of Shakespeare's most famous works with a humorous look at life in Renaissance England. No registration is required and the presentation is open to the public. Regular library services will be suspended at 6 p.m. to prepare for the presentation.
For information, call (262) 242-2593.
Infertility support group meets monthly
Shorewood - Infertility peer-led support group for women and couples experiencing infertility meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Shorewood Village Center (lower level of Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
The March meeting will be held March 20.
No need to register for this free support group.
Remodeling firm provides ideas for bathrooms
Whitefish Bay - S.J. Janis Co. Inc., a design/build remodeling firm, in collaboration with Kohler Co., offers a remodeling seminar at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in Room 28 at the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.
Admission to the seminar, Make a Splash in Your Bath: Sensible to Chic Bath Remodeling for Your Home, is $5, and registration is required one week in advance through the Lydell Community Center, (414) 963-3947.
The session offers ideas to renovate bathrooms with today's trends, functional and luxurious designs, and popular products, and it will cover how to maximize a bathroom's impact and other important factors.
The seminar will include giveaways from Kohler Co.
Attendees are invited to bring in photos of their homes to discuss remodeling ideas.
For information, call (414) 259-0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Citizens' Club holds Dutch treat breakfast
Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club invites all seniors to meet at 9:30 a.m. March 21 in the food court in Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, for a Dutch treat breakfast.
Come earlier to walk.
Call (414) 540-2100 for information.
Friends group releases 2012 meeting calendar
Fox Point - Doctors Park Friends will meet at 7 p.m. March 22 in the Police Department meeting room, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
The group also will meet April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20. All meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Police Department and last one hour.
The date or meeting location may change for the April 19 and May 17 meetings due to conflicts.
For information, call (414) 702-2256 or email email@example.com.
Theater group performing 'Babette's Feast'
Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company presents "Babette's Feast" at 8 p.m. March 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24, 3 p.m. March 18 and 25, and 4 p.m. March 24 in Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
Two elderly sisters are the center of an austere Norwegian religious community that has renounced all worldly pleasures. Into their world comes Babette, a French refugee, who decides to cook a lavish feast to thank them for their kindness to her. The village elders are suspicious of her intentions.
Tickets are $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
For tickets, call (414) 744-5995 or visit acaciatheatre.com.
Festival features short French films
Mequon - Marcus North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road, hosts the fifth annual festival of French short films, Les Lutins du Court-Metrage, at 1 p.m. March 24.
The cost is $8 for Alliance Française members, university students with ID and children younger than 18 or $10 for nonmembers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23. The cost is $10 and $12 at the door.
Nicolet presents 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'
Glendale - The Nicolet High School Theatre Department presents "The Elves and the Shoemaker," by Karen Boettcher-Tate, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 24 and 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. March 25 in the Studio Theater, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.
This fast-paced version of the fairy tale is recommended for children ages 4 to 10, and is about 45 minutes.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Obtain tickets in the District Office, Room C103, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enter through the main entrance of the high school to pick up tickets and when attending the show.
For information, call (414) 351-8170.
Association offers art program at studio
Thiensville - The Alzheimer's Association offers "Memories in the Making," a six-week art program that encourages creative art expression for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, through March 24 at the Interior Garden Art Studio, 100 S. Main St.
The cost is $20.
For information, or to register, call (414) 479-8800 or email email@example.com.
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.
Composting Workshop: 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 24 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library
Josh Knox, master composter, provides information on composting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Senior citizens club screening 'Midnight in Paris'
Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club screens "Midnight in Paris" at 1 p.m. March 28 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.
Drop off Passover food donations at area locations
Nonperishable Passover foods will be collected through March 28 at a variety of locations as part of the Jewish community's annual Passover Food Drive.
Marked bins will be placed in: Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Hillel Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, as well as Mequon Jewish Preschool and Gan Ami Jewish Beginnings, at both the Whitefish Bay and Mequon locations.
Drop-off is also available at Metro Market, 11558 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, and Congregations Beth Israel, Beth El Ner Tamid, Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Emanu-El of Waukesha, Lake Park, Menorah, Shalom and Sinai.
The food will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 at the Helfaer Community Service Building, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.
Foods most needed include: matzos, packaged matzo ball and matzo ball soup mix, dessert mixes, jarred gefilte fish and grape juice.
In lieu of food donations, make a check payable to Jewish Community Pantry with the notation Children's Passover Campaign to Dorene Paley, (414) 967-8217, at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
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.
10:30 a.m. March 28 - Word Processing
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 email@example.com or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12, for teen and adult programs, and Ext. 15 for children's programs.
School hosts fourth annual Art Crawl
Whitefish Bay - Friends of the Visual Arts and Whitefish Bay High School Art Department present its fourth annual Art Crawl from 5 to 8 p.m. March 29 in the high school art rooms, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.
The event showcases student art and live painting and silent auction including artwork from local artists and boutiques. Refreshments will be served.
All proceeds benefit the Art Department.
For information, call (414) 963-3928.
Group meeting to focus on repurposing items
Whitefish Bay - Cream City Calligraphers and Paper Arts meet at 7 p.m. March 29 at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmont Ave.
The meeting is a round-robin demonstration on repurposing all types of items.
For information, visit creamcitycalligraphers.com.
Sheepshead tournament winner gets cash prize
Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club and the Nicolet Recreation Department is holding a sheepshead tournament at noon March 31 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m.
The cost of the tournament is $20. Participants play three rounds of 15 hands, with the person with the highest score receiving a plaque and cash prize. There are 15 prizes. Food will be available.
For information, call (414) 351-7566.
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.
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.
Bay Players presents 'The Wisdom of Eve'
Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players presents "The Wisdom of Eve," adapted from a short story by Mary Orr, at 8 p.m. March 30, 31, April 13 and 14 at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmont Ave.
Eve is the center of this story of life in the New York theater world and her unscrupulous rise to Broadway stardom.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.
For information, visit thebayplayers.com, call (414) 299-9040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run benefits families of children with cancer
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin and Jalyn's Chapter of the Foundation for Children with Cancer is holding its first Gold Ribbon Run, a 5K run and walk charity event, from 9 to 11 a.m. April 14 starting and ending at the Center for Environmental Stewardship on the campus, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
The Foundation for Children with Cancer provides financial assistance for the families of children with pediatric cancer.
The entry fee is $15 per person. Participants can choose the $20 option, which includes an official Gold Ribbon Run T-shirt. All participants will receive a goody bag with vendor coupons and giveaways on race day.
All proceeds will benefit Wisconsin families.
For information, visit cuw.edu/GoldRibbonRun.
Concordia art gallery features three exhibits
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, is displaying the following shows in its art gallery:
through April 6: Wood Fire Pottery (Michael Shael)
April 16 to May 18: Senior Show
Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
For information, call (262) 243-5700.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 sprecherbrewery.com.
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.
"Waiting for the Parade": 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4 and 5, 1:30 p.m. May 6
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 flwlib.org or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 15.
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 lyndensculpturegarden.org or call (414) 446-8794.
Spring Studio Classes: March 20 to May 19
Classes for children ages 3 to 14 focuses on three-dimensional artmaking. Taught by experienced art educators, classes combine creative expression with an age-appropriate understanding of media, processes and techniques. Classes meet once a week for eight weeks and include Garden Animals (ages 3-5); Make It New (ages 6-9); and Sculptor's Process (ages 9-12). Beginning in late April, a four-week Saturday workshop, Coracle Craft: A Boat Building Workshop (ages 9-14), are available.
Yoga Workshops: The Seven Chakras: Fifth Chakra: Throat: 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 25
The workshops explore the energy system of the human body through yoga poses, Vinyasa flow (connected poses) and artmaking. The throat chakra is connected to expressing and receiving.
Women's Speaker Series: Amy Krouse Rosenthal: 7 to 9 p.m. April 3
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an award-winning author of more than 20 children's books. She also is the creator of "Encyclopedia of An Ordinary Life."
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.
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.
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