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Oct. 20, 2013

Village celebrates Halloween

with variety of activities

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation presents its annual Great Pumpkin Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 to 27 at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

Attendees can pick out and carve a pumpkin for free at this family friendly event. Carving tools, candles and table space are provided. The event includes live local music and food.

Other village Halloween activities include a pet parade, Wee Kids Trick-or-Treating and the village wide trick or treat. Participants in the pet parade should meet at the northeast corner of Birch Avenue and Marlborough Drive at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 25. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the Wee Kids Trick-or-Treating along Silver Spring Drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26. The village's trick-or-treat hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27.

For information, call (414) 962-6690.

Youth group presents 'The Phantom Tollbooth'

Milwaukee — Milwaukee Youth Theatre presents "The Phantom Tollbooth" at 10 a.m. Oct. 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

Group seeks volunteers

for weed out event

Glendale — The Park People is seeking volunteers for a weed-out event from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 at Kletzsch Park, 6560 N. Milwaukee River Parkway.

For information, visit

Drop off unused medications at Concordia

Mequon — Drop off unused and expired medication and over-the-counter drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Concordia University Pharmacy School, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

For information, call (262) 284-8170.

Quilt show features raffle, silent auction

Glendale — Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, hosts a quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27.

More than 150 quilts will be displayed. The event includes a quilt raffle, silent auction, scavenger hunt for children, bake sale and vendors.

The cost is $5 for adults; children 12 and younger are free.

For information, call (414) 351-1700.

Village celebrates Halloween

with Fright Night party

Bayside — The village holds Fright Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Ellsworth Park, 600 E. Ellsworth Lane.

The village costume party features popcorn, hot dogs, trick-or-treat bags for kids and hot chocolate and apple cider.

If the weather permits, there will be a bonfire.

The party follows the village wide trick or treat from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

For information, call (414) 351-8811.

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. 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. 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

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.

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.

· Halloween Fling: Monsters SANC: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26; $6 for child and $8 for adult members, $8 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers

Participants hike, make crafts indoors, meet birds of prey and enjoy a s'mores. Frogwater will perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

· Lake Michigan Discovery Hike: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults

Participants descend to the lower terrace and lake shore.

· Sixth annual Xtreme Raptor Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2; $10 for adults and $5 for children

The 2013 additions to the bird of prey collection, Dory and Loki, are featured. Other activities include flight demonstrations, face-painting, presentations and a Talon Quest Adventure Hike.

· Transcendental Meditation: The Material World and Consciousness: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 4; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Participants consider the relationship between the natural world and Self.

· Discovery Nature Hiking: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5; $5 for adult members and $7 for nonmember adults

The entire program is taught on the trail.

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.

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.

· 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.

Trade Halloween candy for chance to win movie passes

Glendale — Lakeshore Family Dentistry, 7155 N. Port Washington Road, is accepting trick-or-treat candy in exchange for a chance to win one of four $25 family movie packs at Fox Bay Cinema Grill from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29.

In addition, each child also will be able to pick from a treasure box.

All candy collected will be donated to military troops.

For information, call (414) 352-1600.

Chamber holds diversity program for business owners

Milwaukee — The Granville-Brown Deer Chamber will hold a Diversity Dialogue program from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at The Milwaukee Job Corps Center, 6665 N. 60th St.

The event features Maria Flores of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The program's theme is Promoting a Respectful Workplace Through Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Awareness. The discussion will address issues including whether a business is at risk of loss of productivity, decreased morale, lower employee engagement, higher turnover and a greater risk for claims. The presentation includes information appropriate for small and large business owners, as well as human resources professionals.

The $25 event registration fee includes a continental breakfast.

To register, visit

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 hosts holiday boutique to benefit PEO

Fox Point — North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a holiday boutique from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2.

The boutique features handmade items. A lunch of soup, sandwich and pie will be available for a fee. Proceeds benefit PEO, a faith-based organization of women helping women, committed to promoting continuing education for women.

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

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.

Church hosts social event to celebrate adoption month

Mequon — Lumen Christi Parish, 11300 N. St. James Lane, hosts a hospitality social from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 2 and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in celebration of National Adoption Month.

Parishioners will share their adoption journeys. Foods from Poland, Russia and Guatemala will be available. Adoption agencies will be present to provide information.

For information, call (414) 587-7088.

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.

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. 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

Church hosts variety of concerts

Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts the following concerts at 7:30 p.m.

· Nov. 8: Wisconsin Singers/Songwriter Series Song; donation encouraged

· Nov. 9: L J Booth & Chris Kokesh; $16 in advance, $19

· Nov. 23: Joel Mabus; $15 in advance, $18

· Dec. 14: Yellow Room Sweethearts (Kitty Donohoe, Jan Krist, Annie Capps); $18 in advance or $21,$14 for young adults, donation for children 12 and younger; $1 discount for each food donation ($3 maximum)

· Jan. 11: Peter Mulvey; $16 in advance, $19

· Jan. 31: Ben Bedford; $13 in advance, $16

· Feb. 15: Garnet Rogers; $17 in advance, $20

· March 22: Jon Vezner; $15 in advance, $18

· April 19: Sally Barris; $15 in advance, $18

· May 10: Kitty Donohoe; $15 in advance, $18

For information, call (262) 375-3890.

Learn about the Wisconsin Retirement System pension

Port Washington — The Wisconsin Retired Educators' Association presents a free seminar that focuses on the Wisconsin Retirement System pension benefits and options from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the WJ Niederkorn Library, 316 W. Grand Ave.

The seminar is for all members of Wisconsin Retirement System. Spouses are welcome.

Register by Nov. 11 by calling (262) 284-4624 or (262) 284-0812. Walk-ins welcome.

Stritch hosts American Red Cross blood drive

Glendale — Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts an American Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit

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.

Fitness center run benefits cross country teams

Shorewood — The 19th annual Shorewood Community Fitness Center Fowl 5K takes place Nov. 23 at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

Race day registration and mandatory packet pick-up begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Shorewood Intermediate School Commons, 3830 N. Morris Blvd. The walk/run starts at 10 a.m. at the high school and the route travels through Shorewood before ending on the high school track.

After the race, numerous prizes will be raffled off. Additionally, the male and female winners of each age group will be awarded a turkey. All raffle winners must be present to claim their prize.

The entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. Register online at

All proceeds from the race benefits the high school boys and girls cross country teams.

For information, call (414) 961-3100.

School hosts annual arts and crafts fair

Shorewood — Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, hosts the 34th annual Shorewood Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1.

The event features artists, a silent auction and raffle, and bake sale.

For information, call (414) 963-6921.

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