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Things to Do

May 4, 2010

Shorewood presents musical 'Les Miserable'

Shorewood - The Shorewood High School Drama Department presents "Les Miserables" Friday through Sunday, May 7 to 9 and May 13 to 15.

The production is in celebration of the department's 30th anniversary. "Les Misérables" is a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel that follows the intertwining stories of generations struggling for survival and redemption during the French Revolution. More than 45 students will be in this ambitious production that includes favorite songs such as "Master of the House" and "I Dreamed A Dream."

The box office will be open Monday through Friday 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an hour prior to each show.

Show times are 8 p.m. on May 7,8,14 and 15; 2 p.m. May 9; and 7:30 p.m. May 13.

For information, call the box office at (414) 963-6940 or to order tickets online go to shorewooddrama.org/box-office.html. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors and students.

School presents annual gallery night and book fair

Mequon - The second annual Gallery Night and Book Fair will be at Oriole Lane School, 12850 N Oriole Lane, from 5 to 7 p.m., May 7.

Gallery Night is a juried exhibition of student work created during a two-week residency by visiting artist Victoria Tasch who led the students through a variety of book-making processes that included printmaking, book assembly/collation, design layout and writing.

The PTO will be inviting a select group of professional jurors from the art community to judge the students' work and award prizes such as "Best in Show, "Best Use of Color, "Best Interpretation of Theme" and more.

Acclaimed author comes to Mequon

Mequon - Michael Perry, author of "Coop: A Family, A Farm, and the Pursuit of One Good Egg," will be at Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, at 7 p.m. May 7 for the paperback release.

Boy choir closes season with stand-alone concert

Mequon - The Bel Canto Boy Choir will close its inaugural season with a stand-alone concert from all styles of music. The concert will be held at Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 N. Oriole Lane, at 7 p.m. May 8.

Tickets are $2. For information on ordering tickets, call (414) 481-8801 or visit belcanto.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Districtwide art shows continue at library

Brown Deer - Students in all grade levels will be showcasing their artistic talents during the school district's annual art show that spans three weeks at the Brown Deer Public Library, 5600 W. Bradley Road.

Artwork from Brown Deer Middle School students was on display at the library April 22 to 28 and Dean students shared their talents with the community April 29 to May 5. Brown Deer High School students will round out the showcase, displaying their works from May 6 to 13.

Nicolet Theatre presents Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Glendale - Nicolet Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "You Can't Take It With You" at 7:30 p.m. May 7 and 8.

Tickets are $7.

Ticket reservations can be made by calling (414) 351- 8174.

St. Robert middle school presents musical

Shorewood - The St. Robert Middle School, 2200 E. Capitol Drive, will be presenting "Honk! Junior," a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's story, "The Ugly Duckling." The play will be at 7 p.m. May 6 to 8.

Tickets are $2 for students and $5 for adults.

Reserved seats may be ordered in advance through the school office.

For information call (414) 332-1164, ext. 3018 or e-mail HONK2010@aol.com.

Estabrook Park plans activities for May

Shorewood - May marks a month for activities at Estabrook Park, 4400 N. Estabrook Parkway, that many can help with or just enjoy.

• Garlic mustard weed-outs from 9 a.m. to noon May 9, 16 and 23. The weed-outs will focus on removing the invasive garlic mustard plants which make it difficult for native species to thrive.

Volunteers are asked to wear long pants and sturdy shoes. If possible, volunteers are asked to bring a weeding tool and work gloves if you have them, although they will try to have extra available.

Meet in the parking lot by Picnic Area 5.

• Birdwalk with Chuck Hagner at 7 a.m. May 15. Meet at the park entrance on Wilson Drive at Congress Street. Chuck is the treasure of Friends of Estabrook Park, a birdwatcher and the editor of Birder's World.

The cost is free but memberships and donations to Friends of Estabrook Park are welcome.

Bring binoculars and a hat with a bill and wear shoes that you don't mind getting muddy or wet.

Space is limited to 10 birdwatchers. To reserve a spot, send an e-mail to friendsofestabrook@gmail.com.

•Wildflower walk and talk with Gil Walters from 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 15. Gil is a naturalist and member of Friends of Estabrook Park. He will point out many varieties of native species.

Meet in the parking lot by Picnic Area 5. Wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes.

The cost is free but donations are gladly accepted.

To reserve a spot, e-mail friendsofestabrook@gmail.com.

Concerts to be held at Cardinal Stritch University

Fox Point - The Cardinal Stritch University Music Department will offer three concerts in the Nancy Kendall Theater, in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts on the Cardinal Stritch main campus, 6801 N. Yates Road. The schedule is as follows: students of Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, associate professor of piano, will present a recital of solo and chamber piano music at 7 p.m. May 7; the Stritch Concert Choir will present a spring concert at 2 p.m. May 9. Then Christine Donahue, Kay Belich and Wendy Prostek will present a faculty recital.

Admission is free.

Stormonth holding Cupcake Run fundraiser May 8

Fox Point - Stormonth School, 7301 N. Longacre Road, will hold a Cupcake Run at 9 a.m. May 8.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There will be a 5K Run, 2-mile walk and a 1-mile kid's run.

The run is sponsored by Fox Point-Bayside PTO and Educational Foundation.

Beautification Committee to sponsors spring cleanup

Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Beautification Committee presents the Village Greening Informational Fair at the Brown Deer Library, 5600 West Bradley Road, from 9 to noon on May 8.

The Arbor Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. The annual village spring cleanup begins at 10 a.m.

Register for supplies and the area you or your group would like to clean by calling the Department of Public Works at (414) 357-0120.

Blessing of the wheels and ice cream social

Thiensville - The blessing of the wheels and ice cream social will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Road, from 12 to 2 p.m. May 8. The door prizes and bike blessing corporate sponsor is Suburban Harley-Davidson.

Local cookbook author back by popular demand

Whitefish Bay - Cookbook author and Whitefish Bay resident, Alamelu Vairavan, will be at the Whitefish Bay Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive, at 7:30 p.m. May 13. People can learn about the health benefits of South Indian cuisine and find out how to get your family to enjoy vegetables, legumes and spices.

This program is free and appropriate for teens and adults.

To register contact the library at (414) 964- 4380.

School holds annual medieval banquet

Mequon - Steffen Middle School, 6633 W. Steffen Drive, will celebrate its annual Medieval Banquet from 12:45 to 3 p.m. May 14.

More than 400 students, parents and community leaders are expected to gather for this year's 15th anniversary celebration. There will be pig heads, jousting, tapestry stories and more.

The banquet was established by Steffen's sixth-grade ancient civilizations teacher, Tim Stark, who wanted to turn a traditional text book lesson plans on medieval times into a real-life learning experience.

High school presents 'You Can't Take It With You'

Brown Deer - Brown Deer High School, 8060 North 60th St., presents its spring comedy, "You Can't Take it With You," at 7 p.m. May 14-16 in the theater department.

Tickets are; $7 for adults and $5 for students and will be sold at the door.

Annual community flea market to be held

Shorewood - The sixth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at the Shorewood Village Center on the lower level of the Shorewood Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Toys, household items and collectibles will be sold.

For information, contact Elizabeth Price at (414) 847-2727.

Women's FOCUS members to discuss aging

Mequon - Women's FOCUS, will hold a luncheon on May 19 at the Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.

The program features the first part of a three-part series on the reality of aging.

The cost of the lunch and program will be $17.

For reservations, please contact Yvette Neary, Women's FOCUS Reservation Chair, First Weber Group or call (414) 526-9035.

Reservation deadline is May 14.

Recreation Department sponsors senior activities

Whitefish Bay - The Recreation Department is sponsoring the following activities and trips for seniors:

• Urban Ecology Center 1500 E. Park Place, May 17. The cost, which includes transportation, tour and box lunch, is $11. Seniors will leave from the Lydell Community Center, at 10 a.m. and return about 1 p.m. First come, first served reservations, no refunds.

Make all checks payable to the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department and bring or mail to Joan Brenk at 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

Newcomers Club holds informative gathering

Mequon - The Mequon-Thiensville Newcomers Club is holding an information coffee for residents new to southern Ozaukee County or those entering a new stage of life. The Welcoming Coffee will be held in the Hearth room at Fiddleheads, 10530 N. Port Washington Road, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 18.

Bach Choir to perform at Cardinal Stritch

Fox Point - The Bach Choir will perform at the Nancy Kendall Theater located at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, at 7:30 p.m. May 21.

Tickets are $17 in advance, $18 at the door, $10 for students, with a $1 discount for seniors.

For advance tickets call (414) 427-7160.

Glean Machine returning to synagogue parking lots

Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee will hold its annual mid-year collection project to restock local shelters and agencies.

In keeping with the theme of Shavuot, the project will "glean" following items: spring and summer clothing, household items, linens, toiletries and school/craft supplies for shelters and agencies including Casa Maria, Cathedral Center, COA, Hope House, Grand Avenue Club, Meta House, My Home, Your Home and DIVA.

The Glean Machine will be at the following synagogues:

• Beth El Ner Tamid/Congregation Shir Hadash, 2909 W. Mequon Road, Mequon, from 2 to 5 p.m. May 24.

• Congregation Sinai, 8223 N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25.

• Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, from 2 to 5 p.m. May 26.

• Congregation Beth Israel, 6880 N. Green Bay Road, Glendale, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27.

• Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Road, River Hills, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 28.

This year the Glean Machine is a recipient of the Women's Endowment Fund of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

For information or to volunteer, contact Cindy at (414) 354-6380.

Fantasy author comes to town

Mequon - Robin Hobb will be at Next Chapter Bookstore, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, at 7 p.m. May 25 to sign book two of her new saga, "The Rain Wilds Chronicles: Dragon Haven."

Signing and discussion to be held at Borders book store

Fox Point - Jen Lancaster, author of "My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto," will be at Borders Books and Music, 8705 N. Port Washington Road, at 7 p.m. May 26.

For information, call (414) 540-1427.

Benefit concert being held for Ozaukee County Advocates

Thiensville - The Harvard Chamber Singers will perform at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Green Bay Road, in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. May 31.

This concert is free and was made possible through underwriting from local businesses.

A free will donation, (suggestion $8 to $10), will be collected and all proceeds will benefit Advocates of Ozaukee County.

For information, visit grace53092.org.

Registration now open for Dairyland Cycling Series

Registration is now open for the 2010 Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, a bicycle race across 11 Southeastern Wisconsin cities, June 17-27.

Pro and amateur racers of multiple categories will compete for more than $105,000 in cash and prizes in the 2010 Tour of America's Dairyland. Racers of all seven categories will have the opportunity to participate 10 consecutive days, June 18-27, across eight criteriums and two road races. Opening night on June 17 at the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic will feature Men and Women Pro races only.

In addition to Shorewood, other Wisconsin communities hosting criteriums in the second year of the Tour of America's Dairyland include Thiensville, Grafton, Appleton, Sheboygan, Waterloo, Fond du Lac, Downer Avenue on Milwaukee's Eastside, and Waukesha. Greenbush and Elkhart Lake will be home to road races, the latter of which will be held on the historic Road America racetrack.

Advance registration will remain open on Sports Base Online until June 13. Endorsed and supported by the Wisconsin Cycling Association and United States Cycling Federation, Tour of America's Dairyland will have updates posted on TourofAmericasDairyland.com.

Concordia University plans upcoming events

Mequon - The following events have been scheduled for Concordia University, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive:

• "The Trip to Bountiful" at 8 p.m. on May 7, 4 and 8 p.m. on May 8, 3 p.m. on May 9, 8 p.m. on May 10, 4 and 8 p.m. on May 15 and 3 p.m. on May 16.

All tickets cost $15.

For information contact Acacia Theater company at (414) 744- 5995 or visit acaciatheater.com.

• "Smoke on the Mountain" at 8 p.m. on July 9, 4 and 8 p.m. on July 10, 3 p.m. on July 11, 8 p.m. on July 15-16, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on July 17 and 3 p.m. on July 18.

All tickets cost $15.

For information contact Acacia Theater company at (414) 744- 5995 or visit acaciatheater.com.

• Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

Tickets are $7 for adults and children younger than 17 are free (unless otherwise stated). For information call (262) 243- 4404.

• Friends of Concordia Fireside Visits in Fort Atkinson: "Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" on May 22; "Ring of Fire, The Johnny Cash Story" on July 24; A Broadway Musical Hit (to be announced) on Sept. 25 and "The Child, The First Story of Christmas" on Nov. 13.

Tickets are $80 per adult and $60 for children younger than 14 and includes meal, show, tax plus gratuity and motor coach transportation.

For information contact Sandy Vick at (262) 243- 4333 or e-mail sandy.vick@cuw.edu.

• Business Leadership Series Presents Brad Hewitt, president and chief executive officer of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 27.

Hewitt will talk on "The Third Way: The Case for Social Business".

The cost is $25 for individuals and corporate tables of eight are available for $160. All costs include a breakfast buffet.

Space is limited.

To register, contact Michelle Buss at (262) 243- 4337 or email michelle.buss@cuw.edu.

• The Grand reunion 2010 on June 25-June 28.

For information contact Diana Raasch at (262) 243-4540 or e-mail diana.raasch@cuw.edu.

Watch the alumni web page for more details at www.cuw.edu/alumni.

• Graduate School Information Session is at 6 p.m. on May 25, Sept. 15, Nov. 18 and Feb. 15, 2011.

All sessions begin in the library and a complimentary dinner is served.

To register contact Kathy.butler@cuw.edu or graduate.admission@cuw.edu or call (262) 243- 4248.

Register online at cuw.edu/graduate.

• Concordia University Wisconsin 2010 Shoreline Duathlon (Ride-Bike-Run) at 8 a.m. August 21 on the campus.

The event will benefit RRAC, Racers Against Childhood Cancer.

To register, go to www.cuw.edu/go/duathlon or contact Russ DeLap at (262) 243- 4323.

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