Golden Hawaiian Dancers perform at club meeting
Glendale - The Golden Hawaiian Dancers will perform dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the Glen Hills School Commons, 2600 W. Mill Road, during the Glendale Senior Citizens' Club general meeting.
All are welcome to attend this free event.
For information, call (414) 540-2100.
Club meeting speaker discusses polio eradication
Mequon - The Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary Club presents member Dr. Ariba Khan, who will discuss how to promote peace and eradicate polio at the same time, from 7 to 8 a.m. Sept. 14 in the Friends of Concordia Room at Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
Khan will share her experience with the national immunization days in July in Lahore, Pakistan.
The cost is $15, which includes breakfast. Respond by Sept. 13 by calling (414) 416-0725 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Homeschool Day: Sept. 13
Attendees participate in nature-inspired activities developed to educate and entertain students of all ages. The programs are designed for children who benefit from discovery-based learning and a hands-on approach to education. For information, call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 138.
Natural Yard Tour: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults
Wendy Walcott's River Hills yard contains both prairie and woodland restorations. Participants tour this wildflower rich area and learn about the ecology of these native plants. Participants carpool from the center to River Hills.
Common Edible and Poisonous Wild Mushrooms of Wisconsin: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18; $48 for adult members, $55 for nonmember adults
Dr. Alan Parker, professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, teaches about the wild mushrooms that abound in Wisconsin forests, fields and lawns. Participants are welcome to bring fresh wild species for identification. After an introduction to the ecology and identification of common mushrooms, participants venture out to an area rich with wild mushrooms. Identification using macroscopic and field characters are emphasized. Transportation is provided.
Hand-in-Hand: 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18; $12 per member pair, $15 per nonmember pair
Participants, 2- to 4-year-olds with adults, hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine. Participants learn about butterflies Sept. 20, pond life Oct. 4 and fall Oct. 18.
Nature Adventurers: Autumn Happenings: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 24; $90 for child members, $100 for nonmember children
For 5-year-old kindergartners and first-graders, participants hike, explore, learn and play. Children should eat a snack before class and dress for the weather.
Nature Explorers: Fall Season: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 24; $90 for child members, $100 for nonmember children
Participants explore the seasonal changes in the forest, pond and prairie. Participants hike, explore, learn and play. Children should eat a snack before class and dress for the weather.
Discovery Nature Hiking: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 or Oct. 12; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults
Participants walk along the meadows, woods, wetlands and lakeshore of the center. The entire program is taught on the trail.
Yogurt shop holds grand opening event
Mequon - TCBY, The Country's Best Yogurt, is holding a grand opening event from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 14 at its new location 11523 N. Port Washington Road.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11 a.m.
The first 25 customers receive free yogurt weekly for a year; the first 75 customers are entered into a raffle to win free yogurt weekly for life. All attendees receive 3 oz. of yogurt for free; entertainment includes music, face-painter, balloon prizes and giveaways.
For information, call (414) 241-8833.
Tennis tournament features players from 19 countries
Fox Point - The 37th annual Milwaukee Tennis Classic starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at Town Club, 7950 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Round-robin competition among players from 19 countries continues through Sept. 16 with matches scheduled at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Sept. 14 and 15, and 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 16.
The tournament is free and open to the public.
For information, visit gomarquette.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/083012aaa.html.
Oktoberfest includes music, dancing and food
Glendale - The Bavarian Complex, 700 W. Lexington Blvd., hosts Oktoberfest from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 and 3 p.m. to midnight Sept. 15, 22 and 29.
Music begins at 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Continuous entertainment includes traditional German brass bands, Schuhplatter folk dancing, singing, yodeling, singalongs and dancing. Authentic German food is available
Admission is $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Admission is free Fridays for firefighters, police, active duty military personnel and veterans. Show ID at the door. Parking is free.
For information, visit oktoberfestmilwaukee.com.
Book store hosts variety of author visits
Mequon - Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, hosts author events in September.
All events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted; reservations requested.
For information or tickets, call (262) 241-6220 or visit nextchapterbookshop.com.
7 p.m. Sept. 14: Kevin Powers, author of "The Yellow Birds"; reading and book signing
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Writer's Workshop featuring author Wade Rouse; $125 per person; advance registration required
7 p.m. Sept. 18: Martin Hintz, author of "Wisconsin Farm Lore: Kicking Cows, Giant Pumpkins & Other Tales from the Back Forty"; reading and book signing
4:30 p.m. Sept. 21: Grant Petersen, author of "Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike"; reading and group bike ride (bring a bike)
2 p.m. Sept. 22: Fierce Reads! Tour: Four Fierce Young Adult Authors Together!; Marissa Meyer, Lish McBride, Ann Aguirre and Elizabeth Fama; reading and book signing
2 p.m. Sept. 29: Lisa Moser, author of "Railroad Hank;" story time event; participants will decorate train cookies
Gallery hosts 'Allegorical Journey' exhibit
Thiensville - River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Michael Santini's exhibit of paintings, "Allegorical Journey," from Sept. 14 to Oct. 27.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 14.
For information, call (414) 207-7444 or email email@example.com.
Book shop hosts author of 'The Lola Quartet'
Milwaukee - Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer Ave., hosts Emily St. John Mandel, author of "The Lola Quartet," at 7 p.m. Sept. 15.
For information, call (414) 332-1181.
Gardening expert presents free workshop
Thiensville - Gardening expert Melinda Myers presents a free session on lawn and garden renewal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Stein Garden and Gifts, 10850 N. Port Washington Road.
Myers provides information on helping gardens and lawns recover from the recent heat and drought. She'll cover fall fertilization and seeding/reseeding as well as planning for the winter ahead. She also fields gardening questions.
For information, call (262) 241-2121.
Senior living center hosts free High Holiday services
Mequon - Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 W. Market St., hosts free High Holiday services.
Services will be led by Cantor Jeff Conn and are open to anyone with no membership or tickets required.
Sept. 17: Rosh Hashanah commence with Schacharit at 9 a.m., Tashlich at 4 p.m. and evening services at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 Rosh Hashanah services are at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 22: Shabbat Shuvah services are at 10 a.m. and Mincha services at 4 p.m.
Sept. 25: Yom Kippur Eve Kol Nidre services are from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sept. 26: Yom Kippur services continue with morning services at 9 a.m. to noon, with Yizkor at 11:30 a.m. Evening services continue with Mincha at 5:30 p.m., Ne'ilah at 6:30 p.m. and Breaking the Fast at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Erev Sukkot services begin at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 1: first day of Sukkot with services at 9:30 a.m. and Mincha services at 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 2: Sukkot services are at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 3 to 4: Chol Hamoed Sukkot services are at 9:30 a.m.
Oct. 5: Erev Shabbat Service are at 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 6: Shabbat Chol HaMoed Sukkot are at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Oct. 7: Erev Shemini Atzeret services are at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Shemini Atzeret services are at 9:30 a.m. and Yizkor at 11:15 a.m.; Erev Simchat Torah services are at 6:30 p.m., including Dancing with the Torah
Oct. 9: Simchat Torah services are at 9:30 a.m. with Dancing with the Torah
For information, call (262) 478-1500.
Meeting speaker discusses supervision of elections
Fox Point - The American Association of University Women North Shore Milwaukee Branch holds a fall gathering at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Carolyn Castore discusses State Supervision of Elections: The Government Accountability Board. A salad supper is provided by the current board.
All are welcome.
For information, call (414) 964-3764.
Nature preserve hosts variety of activities
Mequon - The Mequon Nature Preserve PieperPower Education Center, 8200 W. County Line Road, hosts a variety of activities.
Wild Birds Unlimited's Dan Panetti will discuss food, water, cover and places to shelter and raise young birds in winter from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Panetti explainz types of feeders, bird houses and seed mixes.
To join the preserve's walking club, email firstname.lastname@example.org; enter "walking" in the subject line and note your preference for early morning or late afternoon. The program is located on the preserve's trail system that meanders through woods, wetlands and fields.
For information, email email@example.com or call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 106.
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.
Meeting speaker discusses art of active listening
Mequon - Women's Focus holds a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.
Adele Lund, director of Community and Business Relations for the Laureate Group, discusses The Art of Active Listening.
The cost of the luncheon is $20.
Event celebrates lives of cancer survivors
Milwaukee - The Cancer Support Community-Greater Milwaukee's Show of Support Celebration is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 at The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
The event celebrates the lives of Cancer Support Community program participants and cancer survivors through the telling of their poignant stories. Show of Support Celebration participants will be accompanied on stage by the person(s) who provided critical emotional and social support throughout their journey.
Columbia St. Mary's will be honored with the presentation of the second annual Lee Kass Cancer Community Philanthropic Award, which is presented to an individual or organization who has demonstrated benevolence and compassion to individuals and their families who are living with cancer. Through a comprehensive cancer survivorship program, Columbia St. Mary's continues to strengthen our community by supporting families, neighbors and friends whose lives are touched by cancer.
Randy and Anne Sprecher will serve as honorary chairs for the event.
Tickets for the event are $50 per person, or a table sponsorship provides a table of eight with the opportunity to name the table in honor or remembrance of a loved one. Various levels of corporate and individual sponsorships are also available. Tickets can be purchased online at cancersupportmilwaukee.org or by calling (414) 962-8201, Ext. 102.
Group hosts a variety of activities at park
Shorewood - Friends of Estabrook hosts a variety of activities at the park, 4400 N. Estabrook Parkway.
Volunteers are needed for a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 30. Meet at the Biergarten; bags and gloves will be provided.
Volunteers are needed for buckthorn weedouts from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11. Wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves; training will be provided. Email email@example.com to receive information about what area of the park to meet at each week.
People and dogs are welcome to Barktoberfest from 1 to 6 p.m. Sept. 29. The free event will be held adjacent to the Biergarten.
For information, call (414) 962-8431.
Concordia to host lecture on Lutheran theology
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts What Lutherans Believe: Lutheran Theology and Higher Education from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Pharmacy Building, Room 026
The lecture is presented by William Cario and Bernard Bull.
The lecture is free; all are welcome.
For information, call (262) 243-5700.
University hosts fair for juniors, seniors
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts Wisconsin Education Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 for high school juniors and seniors and their families.
More than 80 colleges representing many schools from the state and the Midwest will be represented.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center offers trip to Skokie for 'The Odd Couple'
Whitefish Bay - The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center's Off Center program is sponsoring a trip to see "The Odd Couple" on Nov. 14 at the Northlight Theater in Skokie, Ill.
George Wendt from the TV show "Cheers" and Tim Kazirinsky play the mismatched roommates in Neil Simon's comedy classic.
The cost for the trip is $70, or $65 for center members, which includes travel by coach bus to Skokie. Participants leave the Brown Deer park-and-ride, located at Brown Deer and Green Bay roads, at 9 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m.
The deadline to reserve tickets is Sept. 28.
For information and to reserve tickets, email email@example.com or call (414) 967-8258.
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.
Businesses will interview, hire veterans at job fair
Milwaukee - A job fair for military veterans will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in the auditorium of the Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave.
Representatives from 40 businesses will interview and hire veterans at the fair.
For information, call (414) 384-2000.
Group supports people experiencing infertility
Shorewood - A peer-led support group sponsored by RESOLVE (The National Infertility Association) for women, men and couples experiencing infertility meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
No registration is required for this free group.
University hosts theatrical performances
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts theatrical performances.
"Blood Brothers" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 12 and 13 and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium.
"Almost, Maine" is presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 8 and 9 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium.
Tickets for the performances are $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person.
For information, call (262) 243-4364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empty Bowls event benefits local food pantries
Oak Creek - Milwaukee Area Technical College-Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave., hosts its 14th annual Milwaukee Empty Bowls event from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.
Attendees will have a choice from a collection of more than 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists, teachers and students. Soups prepared by more than 50 local chefs will be served with bread and other refreshments. Some of the area's top musicians will perform throughout the day.
No registration is required, and a minimum donation of $20 per bowl ($10 for bowls made by children) is requested. Proceeds benefit local food programs.
Milwaukee Empty Bowls also debuts its first ever MEB Cookbook, featuring stories, full-color photos and 65 soup recipes from local restaurants. The cookbook will be available for a $20 donation at the October event or for $25 including shipping online at MilwaukeeEmptyBowls.org.
The Jewish Community Pantry is a beneficiary of the Milwaukee Empty Bowls event.
Cinema hosts Jewish film festival
Mequon - A Jewish film festival will run Oct. 14 to 18 at Marcus North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road.
The film festival will celebrate the best in Jewish cinema from Israel, Czech Republic/Slovak Republic, Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and the United States.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 14: "Nicky's Family;" a lecture will precede the film at 6 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 15: "Kaddish for a Friend"
7:30 p.m. Oct. 16: "The Flat (Hadira)"
7:30 p.m. Oct. 17: "Prima Primavera"
7:30 p.m. Oct 18: sneak peak of a new film
Movies each evening are $10 for general admission and $9 for students and seniors. A five-movie pass is $45 for general admission and $40 for students and seniors. A patron pass for $100 includes a reserved seat for each movie; $50 is tax-deductible.
Tickets cannot be purchased from Marcus Cinema; tickets are only available from the Jewish Community Center or the JCC table at the theater entrance one hour before each movie.
For information or tickets, email email@example.com or call (414) 967-8235.
Concordia hosts musical performances
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 p.m. Oct. 14: faculty recital with Marie Sander, flute, and Michael Thiele, piano
7:30 p.m. Oct. 26: pops concert by the symphonic wind, jazz and string ensembles
3:30 p.m. Nov. 18: Christ the King Celebration by the Kammerchor and Alleluia Ringers
7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1: Christmas at Concordia - all music ensembles perform a variety of Christmas music
7:30 p.m. Dec. 10: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest
9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Bell workshop
3:30 p.m. April 7: Kammerchor spring concert
3:30 p.m. April 21: symphonic wind ensemble and chamber orchestra concert
3:30 p.m. April 28: Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert
3:30 p.m. May 5: Alleluia Ringers handbell concert
7:30 p.m. May 10: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert
Bicycle retailer collecting gifts cards for foundation
Fox Point - Wheel & Sprocket, 6940 N. Santa Monica Blvd., will collect unused and partially used gift cards for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through Oct. 15.
For information, call (414) 247-8100.
Stritch hosts Beyond Vision tactile art exhibit
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts the tactile art exhibit Beyond Vision from Oct. 19 to Nov. 11 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The exhibition features two- and three-dimensional art that can be touched and is accessible to all. Admission is free.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19.
For information, call (414) 410-4105.
Center offers free film classes
Whitefish Bay - The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers free film classes this fall.
4 p.m. Oct. 28; Rabbi Shlomo Levin, instructor
"The Yankles": a feel-good comedy about a Yeshiva baseball team determined to compete on a collegiate level
7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25; Ro'ee and Michal Peled, instructors
"Nadia's Friends": a short Israeli film, in Hebrew with subtitles, about two women (a religious Jew and a Muslim) who were childhood classmates and reunited 30 years later
7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8; Jody Hirsh and Adina Altshull, instructors
"My 100 Children": a short Israeli film, in Hebrew with subtitles, about the true story of Lena Kuchler, a Polish Jewish Holocaust survivor who rescued Jewish orphans in postwar Poland, taking them to Palestine
7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, and Nov. 5 and 12
Third season of the Israeli TV series "Srugim."
All classes are shown in the Daniel M. Soref Community Hall. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 967-8212.
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.
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.
"Irena's Vow" by Dan Gordon
8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18; 4 p.m. Nov. 17
"Irena's Vow" is the story of 19-year-old Irena Gut Opdyke, one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. A Polish Catholic, Opdyke was forced to work as head housekeeper for a prominent German major. Over a two-year period of service, she used her wit, humor and courage to protect the lives of the Jewish refugees she cared for secretly.
"Heaven Sent" by Rick Whelan
8 p.m. March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16; 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17; 4 p.m. Nov. 16
When a young, abandoned girl in need of care appears at reclusive Samuel Langley's door in the middle of the night, he rediscovers hope, beauty and character.
4 p.m. Dec. 8; freewill offering
Meet a cast of Christmas characters showcased in several of Acacia's best-loved short plays as well as its new tour offerings.
"Quilters," book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, music and lyrics by Barbara Damashek
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 all productions go on sale Sept. 1. 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.
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.
"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.
Anaba presents League of Milwaukee Artists exhibit
Shorewood - The League of Milwaukee Artists showcase the work of its members in an exhibit "Painting … Music to My Soul" from Sept. 6 to Oct. 28 at Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6.
The exhibit is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
For information, visit anabatearoom.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.
How the World Began: A Biblical Perspective: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 24; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Participants hear the early stories and insights gained from these allegories. Rabbi Brickman helps participants better understand the Bible's insights into the human condition.
Tuesday Night Magic: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25; $4 for child and $7 for adult members, $6 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers
Participants hike to the tower and ponds to look for birds and frogs and observe pond life. Nets are provided.
The Cranes of Bong: 1:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26; $49 for adult members, $58 for nonmember adults
In the afternoon, participants tour the two-mile-long Green Trail of Bong State Recreation Area that has prairies, lakeshore, thickets and woods. After a bag lunch, participants watch at a viewing platform for the nightly gathering of cranes to pass the night.
Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 25; $5 per session for members, $6 per session for nonmembers
Participants hike on the trails. Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine.
Family Owl Prowl: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 (rain date: Sept. 30); $8 for child and $10 adult members, $10 for child and $12 for adult nonmembers
Participants search the center's woods for owls. This program is designed for families.
Family Portraits: Sept. 30 (rain date: Oct. 7)
Visual Image Photography offers professional quality photography for $70, which includes a 16-by-20-inch color portrait. Fifty percent of the fee goes to support education programs at the center. VIP also will donate 10 percent of each order to the center. Call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 151, or email email@example.com to schedule a session.
Adult Owl Prowl: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 (rain date: Oct. 2); $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Participants search for owls and learn about their habitats and special adaptations. This program is designed for adults.
Animal Movie Night: 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5; $5 for child and $8 for adult members, $7 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers.
Participants have s'mores by the fire starting at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., participants interact with snakes, frogs and turtles. Then the center will show "The Lorax."
The Soul of Glacier Country: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Jungian analyst Dr. Dennis Merritt uses slides and videos to illustrate the Soul of Glacier Country as encountered on Interstate 94 between Milwaukee and Madison and a 5,000-year-old drumlin and kame mandala sacred to the Cheyenne around Campbellsport.
Our Sacred Journey with Dave Gawlik: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Participants wonder together about the following questions: Where did I come from? Why are we here? How we should live together? How can the earth community flourish with a common purpose? Participants conclude by writing ethical wills for Gaia in light of the New Story.
Morton Arboretum's Fall Splendor: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 (rain date: Oct. 31); $82 for adult members, $93 for nonmember adults
Participants explore the Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres of magnificent trees and gardens, by guided hike and tram, and visit the children's garden, tree house exhibition, nature-themed scarecrows and gift shop. Bring food or eat at the Gingko Café. Transportation, fees and interpretation provided.
Hiking the Ice Age Trail: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25; $52 for adult members, $60 for nonmember adults
Participants explore the Kellings Lakes segment north of Mauthe Lake. This area is known for its numerous kettle lakes and glacial formations. Transportation and fees are provided. Bring lunch.
Destination: Adventure Island: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25; $12 for child members per session, $16 for nonmember children per session
Participants view beautiful fall color, visit Mystery Lake and climb the tower. Participants also meet Maria the rosy boa.
Halloween Fling: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27; $6 for child and $8 for adult members, $8 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers
Register to set up the starting time for the not-so-haunted hikes featuring characters from Eric Carle's books. Participants end the hike with s'mores and a visit to the preschool games area. Indoor activities include visiting birds of prey in the hearth room, making crafts and listening to Frogwater in our auditorium from 5 to 7 p.m.
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