Swimming lessons available at county pools
Swimming lessons will be offered at pools throughout the Milwaukee County Parks system. The fee for eight lessons is $38. Admission is limited to 100 students at each pool.
For information, visit countyparks.com.
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.
· Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. June 27; $5 per session for members, $6 per session for nonmembers
Participants, 6 months to 2 years and their adult, hike on the trails. Dress for the weather; the program is held outdoors rain or shine.
· Tales and Trails Hikes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27; free
Participants read a nature-themed book together, and then venture out on the center's trails to explore ponds through trail games and learning activities. The program is best suited for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
· Hangin' with Hyatt: Campin' and Canoein': 6 p.m. June 28 to 10 a.m. June 29; $75 per tent for members, $85 per tent for nonmembers
Participants pitch tents, then grab a net at Mystery Lake, hop into a canoe and catch as many critters as possible. Later, participants go to the beach for a campfire and s'mores.
· Environmental Voices: Fishing for Science: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 1; $20 for adult members, $23 for nonmember adults
Participants help assess fish populations at a specific location in the Milwaukee River. Participants have the opportunity to capture and release fish using "electrofishing," learn about fish identification and ecology, and develop an understanding of the relationship of the river watershed to the health of the fish and people that eat them.
· 11th Annual Froggin' Festival: 6 to 8 p.m. July 2; $5 for child and $7 for adult members, $7 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers
The festival features live animals, contests for children and adults, and critter catching.
· Raptor Saturday: 1 to 2 p.m. July 6; free with center admission
Participants learn how raptors and other birds adjust to summer.
· The Spiritual World of Nature: Nature Harmonizes with Lee Ann Fagan Dzelzkalns: 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 9; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Participants take a meditative journey with sounds and symbols in nature, sacred instruments and imagery.
· Schlitz Audubon Bird Club: 8:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 10; free with center admission
Participants take a hike to check out the summer bird activity at the center.
Hoops invitational features
top local high school athletes
The Kappa Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity presents the Wisconsin Hoop Jam Invitational 2013 at 3 p.m. June 29 at Wisconsin Lutheran College, 8800 W. Bluemound Road.
The event features top high school basketball athletes from around the state. The girls game starts at 3 p.m. followed by a three-point shootout/skills challenge and slam dunk contest at 5 p.m. The boys game starts at 5 p.m. and includes a half-court shot presentation. The half-court shot winner receives a new vehicle from Rosen Nissan Kia.
Tickets are available at wisconsinhoopjam-efbevent.eventbrite.com. Students younger than 17 are free. Large youth group tickets are available by emailing email@example.com.
parade, music and food
Mequon-Thiensville — Family Fun Before the 4th starts with a parade at 10:30 a.m. June 29 that winds north along Cedarburg Road in Mequon and Main Street in Thiensville, then east along Freistadt Road, south on Green Bay and east along Elm Street to Thiensville Park, 250 Elm St.
Entertainment includes music groups Life in a Tree from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Myles Hayes Quintet from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Christopher's Project at 7 p.m.
A variety of food and beverage vendors will be available.
For information, visit familyfunbeforethe4th.com.
Donate blood and receive
free Summerfest ticket
Brown Deer — The BloodCenter of Wisconsin, 5960 W. Brown Deer Road, is giving a free Summerfest ticket valid weekdays between noon and 4 p.m., while supplies last, to all attempting donors through June 29.
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.
To schedule an appointment, call (877) 232-4376 or visit bcw.edu.
'Telling Stories' art exhibit
Shorewood — Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, presents "Telling Stories," an exhibit by Megan Woodard Johnson, through June 30.
For information, call (414) 963-9510 or visit anabatearoom.com.
Sarah Chudnow hosts
a variety of activities
Mequon — The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of activities throughout July.
For information, call (262) 478-1500.
· 3 to 4 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Nia: The Joy of Movement to Music with Kate Mann.
· 1:30 p.m. July 8: Lauralyn Noll, a licensed masseuse, will talk about the benefits of massage for seniors. Noll also will provide complimentary mini-massages.
· 2 p.m. July 11: Connie Eastman, residency adviser, presents "Where Did I Put That? Organized Living Made Easy."
· 7 to 8 p.m. July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, 15, 22, 29: Summer Concert Series
· 2 to 3 p.m. July 21: Main Street Song and Dance Troupe
· 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 25: panel discussion: immigration reform
· 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 12, 27: Nurse Lisa Gorelick presents information on healthy living.
· 2 to 3 p.m. July 28: Don Weast and Gary Meisner sings the great jazz standards.
Village holds a variety of activities
Bayside — The village is holding a variety of activities this summer.
· The village's annual Fourth of July parade takes place at 9 a.m. July 4. All parade participants need to gather at 8:45 a.m. in the Bayside Middle School parking lot, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane. Activities follow in Ellsworth Park, 600 E. Ellsworth Lane.
· Tickets for the Lakeshore Chinooks village of Bayside Night on July 11 are $15. A Chinooks hat is included. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bayside Beautification.
· Village residents may drop off items as part of Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 in the parking lot at the Department of Community and Utility Services, 9075 N. Regent Road. Participants need to enter the lot of off Fairy Chasm Road. Recycling, electronics, paint, scrap metal, documents for shredding, mattresses, bicycles and donations for Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity are accepted. Participants need to bring either three nonperishable food items for the Hunger Task Force or a monetary donation for the MACC Fund.
· Village residents may drop off yard waste and recycling from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 at the sled hill parking lot, corner of Fairy Chasm and Regent roads.
· The annual village picnic is from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ellsworth Park. The picnic features activities, food and refreshments for village residents. Activities include interactive Police Department display, wine tasting, live music and games.
To volunteer for any of these events, call (414) 351-8813.
Class of '78
celebrates 35th reunion
Glendale — The Shorewood High School Class of 1978 holds its 35-year reunion at 6 p.m. July 6 at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road.
The festivities begin with registration and include appetizers, food, unlimited beer, wine and soda, and music with video show.
The cost is $55 per person and reservations are payable to Nicole Mueller, 2030 E. Menlo Blvd., Shorewood, WI 53211.
For information, call (414) 617-8357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
speakers at Sunday services
Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, offers Sunday services at 10 a.m.
Pat Morrissey presents "Good Grief Gardening" on July 7.
David Stokes presents "All Creatures Great and Small" on July 14.
Nicolas Cable presents "Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Journeying toward Spiritual Wholeness" on July 21.
Michelle Bersell presents "Using the Power of Love to Transform Your Negative Feelings Into Your Greatest Allies" on July 28.
Visitors are welcome.
For information, visit ucnorth.org.
Band presents series
of free outdoor concerts
Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Community Band presents a series of free outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. July 10, 24 and Aug. 7 at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.
The Aug. 7 concerts will be held in connection with ice cream socials.
For information, call (414) 357-5178.
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. Shows are 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 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 acaciatheatre.com.
Chamber presents free concerts in Village Park
Brown Deer — The Granville-Brown Deer Chamber presents Community Vibes, free live music in Brown Deer Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, this summer.
Stoneship Eden on July 17, and The Rhythm Kings on Aug. 21. Each concert is from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
For information, visit granvillebrowndeerchamber.org.
Nonprofits present exhibits
at flower, horticulture show
Milwaukee — The Art en Fleurs flower and horticulture show, from 1 to 5 p.m. July 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., features exhibits from nonprofit organizations.
The Green Tree Garden, Kettle Moraine Garden, Lake Geneva Garden and Town & Country Garden clubs present the show, which features flower designers, horticulturalists and photographers from around the country. Garden club docents are available to describe flowers, plants and other details of interest.
Boerner Botanical Gardens presents an exhibit on rain gardens, Milwaukee Public Museum on rooftop gardens, Sweet Water on clean water, Urban Ecology Center on river greenway, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on emerald ash borer, Town & Country Garden Club on preserving monarch butterflies and Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts on quilts.
The show is free with admission to the museum.
A preview party is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 19. The event features floral designers, award announcements, buffet and silent auction. Reservations are required. The cost is $80. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information, visit mpm.edu.
Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., presents the exhibit "Saturation" by Milwaukee artist Pamela Anderson through Aug. 3.
The exhibit is from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For information, visit riveredgeartgallery.com.
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, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.
· Emilie Clark's "Sweet Corruptions" exhibit: through Aug. 25
· Summer art and nature camps: June 13 to Aug. 28; ages 4 to 14; fees vary
Art camps feature environmental programs, visiting artists and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media. The nature camp shifts the balance toward ecology and makes extensive use of the grounds. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends.
· 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. For information, call (414) 352-9156.
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. 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 email@example.com through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)
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