Receive a free State Fair ticket for donating blood
Brown Deer - To boost slumping summer blood donations, BloodCenter of Wisconsin is offering Wisconsin State Fair tickets to donors who give blood through Aug. 11 at the local donor center, 5960 W. Brown Deer Road.
Call (877) 232-4376 to make an appointment. Mention "summer" when making an appointment.
Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.
For information, call (877) 232-4376 or visit bcw.edu.
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.
Participants hike on the trails. Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine.
Boomers & Beyond: 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults
Participants search out the butterflies that roam the center to study their habits, life histories and ecological requirements. Participants also view the butterfly collection donated to the center.
34th 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. 4; full day: $25 for adult members, $30 for nonmember adults; half day: $13 for adult members, $15 for nonmember adults
Participants tour a minimum of 12 private gardens. These yards contain plants that are native to Wisconsin's prairies and wetlands. Participants board the bus at the center. Bring a bag lunch and beverage.
Schlitz Audubon Bird Club: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8; free to members and volunteers
Participants will go on bird hikes with the prospect of increasing the center's bird lists.
Monday Night Magic: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20; $5 for child and $7 for adult members, $7 for child and $9 per adult nonmembers; summer evening hike with education specialist Tom Finley; these nights are devoted to exploring popular locations such as the tower, lake and forest; nets are provided
Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young (6 months to 2 years with an adult): 10 to 11:15 a.m. Aug. 23; $5 per session for members, $6 per session for nonmembers
Church presents speakers at summer services
Mequon - Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, is holding Sunday programs at 10 a.m. Visitors are welcome.
Aug. 5: Dennis Merritt
Aug. 12: Nicolas Cable
Aug- 19: the Rev. Linda Hansen
Aug. 26: Justice as a Virtue, the Rev. Julie Forest
For information, visit ucnorth.org.
Book store hosts author events this summer
Mequon - Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, hosts author events this summer.
All events are open to the public. Reservations are requested.
For information, call (262) 241-6220 or email email@example.com.
7 p.m. Aug. 6: Jan-Philipp Sendker, author of "Art of Hearing Heartbeats," talks, takes audience questions and signs copies of his book
Sarah Chudnow hosts variety of activities
Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts musical performances and activities this summer.
All performances begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, are free of charge and open to the public.
For information, visit sarahchudnow.org/summer-concert-series or call (262) 478-1500.
2 p.m. Aug. 8: Kids Korps Dance Troupe performs An American Tribute
Aug. 14: Easy Days Quartet performs in the barbershop quartet style
noon Aug. 16: Dr. David Borst, dean of business and legal studies at Concordia University Wisconsin, presents a discussion on the current political and business climate; the Lunch and Learn includes complementary box lunches
2 p.m. Aug. 19: Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation, in partnership with RUACH Inc., present the opening performance of the 18-month Rubin Sharpe Tribute Series
Aug. 28: Singer Carmen Nickerson and concert pianist Kostia Efimov perform
Senior Resource Center offers series for caregivers
Shorewood - The Shorewood Senior Resource Center sponsors a three-week series for caregivers, Understanding Dementia: An Educational Program for Family Caregivers, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 15 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
At Session I, there will be information on the warning signs of dementia, the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease and treatment options and progression. Session II deals with steps to maximize function and strategies to optimize communication and interactions. Session III focuses on understanding challenging or difficult behaviors and strategies for behavior management.
The presentations are free, but registration is required. Supervisory respite for your loved one may be available. Those interested should ask about it when they call to register at least 14 days in advance of the program.
To register, call (414) 847-2727.
Lynden Sculpture Garden 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 is free to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sept. 3. 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. The museum is open until 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
For information, visit lyndensculpturegarden.org or call (414) 446-8794.
Direct Response: Aug. 3-5
An outdoor painting workshop with Eric Aho, who shares his approach to painting en plein-air.
Dimensional Papermaking: Aug. 18
Sally Duback offers the second installment of her Dimensional Papermaking workshop. This is an opportunity to take paper pulp into the third dimension.
Theater group presenting 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Brown Deer - Imagination Theatre presents "Fiddler on the Roof" at 7 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and 12 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.
Purchase tickets online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (262) 957-0399 or visiting the box office from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays or Mondays at CrossWay Church, W156 N10041 Pilgrim Road, Germantown.
Handicap seating is available on a limited basis. Call (262) 957-0399 for availability.
Bay Players seeks actors for 'Boeing Boeing'
Whitefish Bay - The Bay Players is seeking actors for "Boeing Boeing." Auditions are at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7 at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.
Four women and two men ages 18 to 50 are needed.
For information, call (414) 272-5694.
Senior Resource Center plans trip to Brewers game
Shorewood - The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is planning a trip to see the Brewers play the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 8.
The infield box seats reserved are in the shade on the first base side. A school bus will leave at 11 a.m. from the Shorewood High School parking lot, 1701 E. Capitol Drive. The bus returns to Shorewood immediately after the game.
Tickets are $25 for Shorewood residents and $28 for nonresidents. Both registration and prepayment are required.
To sign up for the trip and for information, call (414) 847-2727.
Community band presents outdoor concert series
Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Community Band plays a series of outdoor concerts at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.
The next concert is at 7 p.m. Aug. 8. The Aug. 8 concert again is also in connection with an Ice Cream Social.
The final concert is at 3 p.m. Aug. 12.
New band members are always welcome. Interested musicians should call (414) 357-5178.
Bayshore Town Center hosts Israel Scouts
Glendale - The Israel Scouts Tzofim Friendship Caravan presents a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive.
The concert includes singing, dancing and storytelling. The scouts are a troupe of Israeli teens. The event is free and open to the public. Families with young children are encouraged to attend. Those attending are invited to bring blankets and chairs. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the mall rotunda.
For information, email email@example.com or call (414) 390-5705.
Stritch hosts full-day workshop for teachers on bullying
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents author Barbara Coloroso from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 in a full-day workshop for teachers, The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: Breaking the Cycle of Violence.
An evening workshop for parents and students also takes place at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Carroll University, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha.
To register or for information, visit holocaustcentermilwaukee.org or call (414) 963-2714.
ATI holding fundraiser for kids with disabilities
Whitefish Bay - ATI Physical Therapy, 106 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosts a grand opening silent auction from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9.
Proceeds from this charity event benefit children with physical impairments. Auction items include: Brewers tickets, Packers- and AJ Hawk-signed memorabilia, Harley-Davidson apparel, various company baskets and gifts, and ATI apparel.
For information, call (414) 831-0660.
Jewish playwrights featured in three productions
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center presents three plays by Jewish playwrights, "Exploring Jewish Voices," during its 2012-13 season.
Each theatrical production features a preshow ViewPoints Lecture by an expert in Jewish culture and a Jewish Community Ticket performance featuring a post-show talkback led by JCC Educator Jody Hirsh.
The productions are held at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
"A Thousand Clowns" by Herb Gardner: Aug. 8 to 26; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. Aug. 12; ViewPoints Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15
"Collected Stores" by Donald Margulies: Nov. 21 to Dec. 16; ViewPoints Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28; Jewish Community Ticket: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6
"Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger: Feb. 21 to March 17; ViewPoint Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. March 10
The series kicks off with a season preview presentation, "A Midsummer Night's Preview," at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. MCT staff members and guest artists discuss the season's highlights and offer dramatic readings from each play. The preview is free for JMM members and $5 for nonmembers.
For information, call (414) 276-8842.
Stritch presents MARN Mentors Exhibition
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University will present the MARN Mentors Exhibition through Aug. 12 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network has created MARN Mentors for visual artists, literary artists, filmmakers, composers and arts administrators to strengthen the network of artist support. MARN serves as a liaison between established working artists and administrators and those who are pursuing a career in the arts. Several established arts professionals have served as mentors, and the mentors and their protégés have worked together throughout the year with a final presentation of their work at Stritch.
For information, call (414) 410-4105.
Lions Club hosting charity golf outing
Mequon - The Thiensville-Mequon Lions hosts its charity golf outing Aug. 13 at Mequon Country Club, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.
Consider sponsoring a hole or donating an item to the auction.
The net proceeds benefit Lions charities.
For information, visit tmlions.org.
JCC offers summer camp in Eagle River
Whitefish Bay - The Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers Family Camp on Aug. 14 to 19 the overnight camp in Eagle River.
Family Camp offers a Jewish camping experience for families from Wisconsin and across the U.S. This camping experience provides an opportunity for families to meet other Jewish families from other communities, and serves as a setting for a family reunion.
Camp activities include swimming, sailing, water skiing, nature walks, tennis, arts and crafts, and a ropes course. Families are housed in their own cabin. The fee for Family Camp is $995 for a family of four, with an additional $100 per family member, and includes all meals, activities, events and snacks.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 967-8240.
Foundation presents Summer Serenade
Fox Point - The Fox Point Foundation presents Summer Serenade, featuring the island sounds of Cap'n Bob and the Banana Band, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Longacre Pavilion, 7343 N. Longacre Road.
Participants should bring a picnic supper, chairs and blankets to this free family event; beer and wine are permitted.
In case of rain, the Summer Serenade will be held indoors in the Stormonth School gymnasium, 7301 N. Longacre Road.
For information, visit foxpointfoundation.org.
Mequon preschool hosting open house
Mequon - Mequon Preschool in St. Boniface Church, 3906 W. Mequon Road, hosts an open house from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16.
Children ages 2 1/2 to 5 may apply.
For information, call (262) 242-9752.
Chamber holding two free concerts in park
Brown Deer - Community Vibes features The Feral Catz on Aug. 16 at Brown Deer Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.
Both free concerts will are from 5 to 8 p.m.
For information, visit granvillebrowndeerchamber.org.
Concordia hosts August duathlon
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts its 2012 Shoreline Duathlon (Run-Bike-Run): 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18
The 2-mile run/20-mile bike ride/2-mile run benefits Racers Against Childhood Cancer. The run course is flat on blacktop and grass. The bike course is scenic with some Lake Michigan views; mostly flat with some rolling hills. Relays consist of one runner running both sections and one cyclist. Relay categories are male, female, and coed. Before June 26, the fee is $45, and $55 June 26 to Aug. 17. Race-day registration is $85. To register, visit cuw.edu/go/duathlon or call (262) 243-4323.
Guest House open being held at River Club
Mequon - The Guest House of Milwaukee is holding its 10th annual Guest House Open at 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at River Club of Mequon, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.
A grilled lunch is available on the patio at 11:30 a.m. The shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. kicks off 18 holes of golf. Cocktail hour, dinner and live and silent auctions conclude the event, which raises funds for the Guest House's efforts to erase homelessness in the Milwaukee area.
For information, call (414) 345-3240.
Free concerts on Wednesdays in Hubbard Park
Shorewood - Summer Sounds at Hubbard Park will feature free concerts from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, excluding July 4, at Hubbard Park, 3565 N. Morris Blvd.
The park opens at 5 p.m.; the concerts start at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic food and beverages are available for sale.
No alcoholic carry-ins allowed. Alcoholic beverages will be available for sale from Hubbard Park Lodge.
For information, visit shorewoodtoday.com.
Free workouts available two days a week
Fox Point - The Lift Pilates & CoreAlign, 383 W. Brown Deer Road, offers free classes two days a week through the end of August.
noon Tuesday, CoreAlign
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, CoreAlign
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Beginner Mat Pilates
9 a.m. Friday, CoreAlign
noon Friday, Beginner Mat
Space is limited; reserve a spot. Call (414) 751-8200 or email email@example.com.
Anaba Tea Room hosts exhibit by photographer John O'Hara
Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts an art exhibit, "Portraits of Milwaukee," by John O'Hara from through Sept. 2.
"Portraits of Milwaukee" features rural and urban landscapes, and portraits of people in their neighborhood surroundings.
Gallery hours are 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, visit anabatearoom.com.
Walk raises awareness of kidney disease
Milwaukee - The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin hosts the 2012 Kidney Walk starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Road.
Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The Kidney Walk is a free one-mile walk that raises awareness of kidney disease and the importance of having healthy kidneys.
YogaOne Studios provides free yoga classes at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. There also will be art activities for children, and all Kidney Walk participants can purchase discounted rounds of golf at the Brown Deer Park Golf Course on the day of the walk.
For information, visit kidneywi.org.
Bay Class of 1987 holding its 25th reunion
Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay High School Class of 1987 is holding its 25th reunion at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road.
This will be an intimate, casual event to foster conversation and allow old friends to reconnect and make new memories. Finger foods and a full bar along with a slideshow of pictures from high school, a silent auction and live music will be available.
To register, visit wfbreunion.eventbrite.com.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers Market open through Sept. 29
Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Farmers Market will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 29, on Berkeley Boulevard at Silver Spring Drive.
For information, call (414) 964-1400.
Woman's club seeks vendors for annual holiday sale
Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club is seeking vendors for its 32nd annual Holly Days craft, art and antiques show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.
For information or to apply, visit browndeerjuniorwomansclub.com or call (414) 304-5684.
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