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Oct. 15, 2013

Theater hosts annual Jewish film festival

Mequon — The 16th annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival will be held through Oct. 17 at Marcus North Shore Cinemas, 11700 N. Port Washington Road.

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17: "Paris-Manhattan," French with English subtitles

Tickets for each movie are $10 or $9 for students and seniors. A five-movie pass is $45 or $40 for students and seniors. A patron pass, for $100, includes one reserved seat for each movie; $50 is tax deductible.

For information and tickets, email or call (414) 967-8235.

Homestead presents 'The Hobbit'

Mequon — The Homestead High School Theater Department presents "The Hobbit" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in the James Barr Auditorium, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

Tickets are $10.

Call (262) 238-5900 for information.

Song contest submission deadline looms

Mequon — The deadline to submit a song for the Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series second annual song contest is Oct. 19.

Submission requirements are available at

All submissions received will be initially reviewed and narrowed down to 10 finalists. The finalists will perform before a panel of music professional judges at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road.

The contest is free and open to the public, but donations are suggested to cover expenses for the evening. Coffee, water, juices, soft drinks and snacks will be available. All seating is general admission.

The top three places receive cash prizes, recording studio time and a free yearlong membership to Broadjam, which assists songwriters by placing their songs in various spots including movies and TV shows.

For information, call (262) 457-4399 or visit

Lynden hosts 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, Wednesday and Friday, 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.

· Birding With Chuck Stebelton: 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 19

Watch for late fall migrants and early wintering birds. Wear appropriate footwear and bring binoculars if available; no previous birding experience required.

· Handbuilding I: Bowls: A Workshop With Linda Wervey Vitamvas: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19; $85 or /$75 for members (all materials included)

Participants make and embellish three bowl forms.

· Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 19

Participants can bring their canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors.

· Tuesdays in the Garden: A monthly outing for parents and young children: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22; $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members for admission for one adult and one child age 4 or younger); $5 for each additional child

Naturalist Naomi Cobb presents a hands-on, all-senses-engaged exploration of the natural world at Lynden. The theme will be spiders.

· Sunday Nature Walk with Naomi Cobb: 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 27

· Forrest Myers' "Domesticated Monumentalism" exhibit open through Dec. 1

To register, call (414) 259-0300 or (414) 963-3947, or visit and enter course code 291000 A1.

Acacia Theatre Company

announces 2013-14 season

Mequon — Acacia Theatre Company presents three productions during its 2013-14 season.

All performances are performed in Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

· "Malcolm and Teresa" by Cathal Gallagher

8 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26, 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 3 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27

· "Searching for David's Heart" by Cherie Bennett

8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 6, 7 and 8, 4 p.m. March 8 and 3 p.m. March 2 and 9

· "Jane Austen's Persuasion" adaptation by Jennifer Le Blanc

8 p.m. July 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 4 p.m. July 19 and 3 p.m. July 13 and 30

Season subscriptions cost $38 or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale starting Sept. 1. Single tickets will cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.

For information, call (414) 744-5995 or visit

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.

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19: Faculty Voice Recital – Wendelin Lockett

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25: Pops Concert (Symphonic Wind, Jazz and String)

· 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27: Hymn Fest Celebration; light refreshments will be served; there is no fee for this event, though a freewill offering will be accepted

· 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 or through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1

· 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for college students and children younger than 18

· 9 a.m. Jan. 25: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced Ringers; $10 per ringer or $75 per choir, does not include music; reserve a spot by calling (262) 243-4240

· 3:30 p.m. March 16: Faculty Piano Recital – Michael Thiele

· 3:30 p.m. April 6: Kammerchor Concert

· 7:30 p.m. April 11: University Band and Jazz Ensemble

· 3:30 p.m. April 13: Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert

· 3:30 p.m. April 27: Kammerchor and Selah Choral Concert with Concordia Chapel

· 3:30 p.m. May 4: Alleluia Ringers Concert

· 7:30 p.m. May 9: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for college students and children younger than 18

Enter to win

Brawl in the Fall

Glendale — CrossFit 100, 4927 N. Lydell Ave., hosts Brawl in the Fall, its first invitational competition, at 9 a.m. Oct. 19.

The competition fee is $50 and includes a T-shirt.

Register at

Celebrate United Nations anniversary at Village Hall

Whitefish Bay — The Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA celebrates the 68th anniversary of the United Nations at noon Oct. 20 at Whitefish Bay Village Hall, 5300 N Marlborough Drive.

Following welcoming remarks and a flag-raising ceremony, a reception and program will feature Whitefish Bay High School's Model United Nations team simulating deliberations of resolutions by the United Nations. In addition, Jacob Gustavson, who is an Eagle Scout and former troop chaplain, will speak about his experiences in Europe and South America. Refreshments will be served.

For information, call (414) 228-1854.

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.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20: Strings Academy performs.

· 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22: Interfaith Choral Concert with choirs from Grace Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lumen Christi, Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Congregation Shalom, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale and the Sarah Chudnow Glee Club.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3: performance by singer, musician and storyteller Bob Ropiak

· 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10: performance by singer Papi Makaena

· 10 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11: Resident veterans share stories about their military experiences with students and the public.

· 2 p.m. Nov. 11 and 13 and 10 a.m. Nov. 12 and 14: showing of the movie "Honor Flight"

· 2 p.m. Nov. 14: State Sen. Alberta Darling and Vietnam veteran Rep. Jim Ott honor veterans. The public is invited to attend.

· 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14: "Ragtime Piano: The Best of the Rest" performance by Doug Haise

· 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 17: opera and show tunes performance by Jeff Wilde and guest vocalists, including Larry Ladin, Sarah Chudnow Community rehabilitation coordinator

· 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 20: "Campaign for the Brain" workshop to learn techniques for enhancing the brain and keeping the brain healthy

· 11:30 a.m. Nov. 24: performance of Chanukah songs by the Congregation Emanu-El B'Ne Jeshrun Children's Choir

· 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 24: performance by Terry Morgenroth

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.

· Nature Adventures and Nature Explorers: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 (Session III) and Oct. 16, 23 and 30 (Session IV); $60 for child members per session, $68 for child nonmembers per session

Students in 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade (Nature Adventures) and second and third grades (Nature Explorers) play outdoors and participate in discovery activities.

Orchestra presents first concert of school year

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay High School Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2013-14 school year at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in the auditorium, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

The musical performance, From Bach to Rock: Music Through the Ages, features the talents of the 90-member orchestra, as well as guest artists from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Admission is free and the general public is invited to attend.

For information, call (414) 963-3928.

Library presents Civil Rights program

Glendale — The North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, presents a program Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle.

"Slavery by Another Name" will be shown at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 and be followed with a discussion led by Robert S. Smith, associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 1 p.m. Oct. 26.

Reggie Jackson from America's Black Holocaust Museum talks about Dr. James Cameron, who survived a lynching and founded Milwaukee's America's Black Holocaust Museum at 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

The film and discussions are free and open to the public

Call (414) 351-3461 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

Senior club presents 'Lincoln'

Glendale — The Glendale Senior Citizens Club will show "Lincoln" at 1 p.m. Oct. 23 in its clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

The event is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Library celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week

Glendale — The North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week with its annual Norman Gill Memorial Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

The program features local historians Paul Geenen and Bobby Tanzilo, who will honor the late civic leader Norman Gill.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call (414) 351-3461.

Youth group presents 'The Phantom Tollbooth'

Milwaukee — Milwaukee Youth Theatre presents "The Phantom Tollbooth" at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 and 24 and 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lincoln Center of the Arts, 820 E. Knapp St.

Tickets for the daytime shows are $5 or $3 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets for the evening performance are $6 for elementary school students, $8 for middle and high school students, and $10 for adults.

For information, call (414) 390-3900 or email

Gallery features 'Enigma Variation' exhibit

Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts photographer/artist Sara Risley's latest exhibition, "Enigma Variations," through Oct. 26.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, call (414) 207-7444.

Church holds food drive

to benefit Hunger Task Force

Fox Point — North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., is accepting donations of nonperishable food items for the Hunger Task Force through Oct. 27.

Blue collection bins will be at each church entrance and can be accessed throughout the week and on Sunday mornings, when the church is open.

There is a special need for canned fruit, juice and vegetables; breakfast items, such as cereal and pancake mix; high protein items, such as peanut butter, beans and canned meat; dinner items such as pasta, macaroni and cheese, and canned soups; and infant formula.

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

Center offers free educational series

Whitefish Bay — The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers a free new series, Exploring Jewish Genius, starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

Leonard Parker, PhD, distinguished professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss Albert Einstein at the first program.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8212.

Company celebrates 30th anniversary

Glendale — AmeriSign & Graphics, 6657 N. Sidney Place, hosts a 30th anniversary party from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.

The event will have an 1980s theme and feature complimentary food and beverages, plus giveaways and networking.

Register by emailing by Nov. 1.

Club holds annual Holly Days craft fair

Brown Deer — The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club hosts its 33rd annual Holly Days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

The event features crafters, baked goods and face-painting. Bring a camera for photos with Santa.

Admission is $2.

For information, email

Church salutes veterans with free dinner, event

Glendale — St. John's Lutheran Church, 7877 N. Port Washington Road, hosts To Whom Honor Is Due, a veteran salute dinner, at 5 p.m. Nov. 2.

A patriotic concert is at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Vietnam veteran and Milwaukee TV popularity Gus Gnorski will host. The event includes military exhibits and a keynote address by the Hon. John Scocos, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs.

The event is free for veterans and $8 for nonveterans.

Call (414) 352-4150 to make reservations.

Center hosts Xtreme Raptor Day

Bayside — The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, hosts its sixth annual Xtreme Raptor Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2.

The day features 16 birds of prey, including bald eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, a turkey vulture and an American Crow and a Northern Saw-whet owl.

During the event, attendees have the opportunity to go on the Talon Quest Adventure Hike, following clues to discover the raptors in their natural habitats along the trails at the center. Visitors also get to see free-flight demonstrations, can have their picture taken with a raptor, explore bird artifacts, have their face painted and attend expert lectures.

The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

For information, call (414) 352-2880.

Choir performs at local church

Whitefish Bay — The Bach Chamber Choir performs an Evensong concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Christ Church, 5655 N. Lake Drive.

Tickets are $18 at the door, $17 in advance, $16 for seniors (older than 60) and $10 for students. Payment is by cash or check.

For tickets, call (414) 319-9816 or (414) 427-7160.

For information, visit

Learn about the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act

Mequon — Tikkun Ha-Ir presents a Brunch 'n Learn at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Congregation Anshai Lebowitz, 2415 W. Mequon Road.

Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and Rabbi Ira Samuel Grussgott focus on the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act.

For information or to register, call (262) 242-9540 or email

Gallery features 'Shifting Boundaries' exhibit

Shorewood — Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Tori Tasch's Shifting Boundaries exhibit through Nov. 3.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (414) 963-9510.

Church hosts organist, Alleluia Ringers

Glendale — Organist John Behnke and the Alleluia Ringers of Concordia University Wisconsin presents a hymn festival at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 7877 N. Port Washington Road.

A dessert reception will follow the program.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 352-4150.

Concordia presents theater performances

Mequon — Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents a variety of theater performances.

· "Gift of the Magi" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

· "A Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Musical Revue" is presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 7 and 8, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

· "Sense and Sensibility" is presented at 7:30 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, and 1:30 p.m. May 4.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for veterans and free for children younger than 12. For information, email or call (262) 573-9070.

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