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Nov. 1, 2013

Church hosts eighth annual holiday boutique

Fox Point — Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd., host its eighth annual holiday boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9.

The event features a variety of items for purchase. It includes the Secret Santa Shop on Nov. 9. Children have the opportunity to purchase gifts for $1 and receive help wrapping them.

All proceeds benefit the church's outreach partners.

For information, call (414) 352-8990.

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.

· Hand-in-Hand: It's Fall!: Session I: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Nov. 7, Session II: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 7; $12 per member pair per session, $15 per nonmember pair per session

Children ages 2 to 4 with an adult hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes or waterproof boots are recommended.

· Boomers & Beyond: Soils & Woody Plants: 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 7; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults

Participants examine the different soils that lie under deciduous and conifer forests and the processes that cause this.

· Environmental Voices: Who Owns the Waters, A Global Dilemma: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7; $7 for adult members, $8 for nonmember adults

John Krezoski reviews the present state of clean water on a regional to global scale, to challenge listeners to consider the dilemma that lies ahead, and to encourage individuals to take action.

· Nature Story Time Books & Boots: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 9; $3 for child and $5 for adult members per session, $4 for child and $6 for adult nonmembers per session

Children ages 3 to 7 with an adult listen to a story with puppets, props and live animals and then go on a hike.

· Nature Inspired Art: noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 9; $14 per child member per session, $16 per nonmember child per session

Children in grades four to eight will explore nature firsthand and use it to help create nature inspired art works. No prior artistic experience required.

· The Spiritual World of Nature: Transcendental Meditation: The Structure of Creation in Modern Science and Veda: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 11; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Participants learn the structure of material creation from the perspective of modern physics.

· Learn French Through Nature Hiking: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults

Don Quintenz guide participants through the center while Dottie Diggs provides expert translations. The entire program is taught on the trail.

· The Spiritual World of Nature: My Moccasins Walk Two Journeys Between the Great Spirit and The Holy Spirit: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Participants learn how many Native American can embrace their Christian affiliations as well as well adhering to the voices of their spiritual ancestors.

· Nature Adventures (kindergarten and first grade) and Nature Explorers (second and third grades): Session I: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 18, Dec. 2 and 9, Session II: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4 and 11; $60 per member child per session, $68 per nonmember child per session

Children will play outdoors and participant in discovery activities.

· Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Nov. 13; $12 per session for members, $15 per session for nonmembers

Children 6 months to 2 years old with an adult hike on the trails.

· Schlitz Audubon Bird Club: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13; free with admission

The November Bird Club meeting is a holiday party. Bring good stories or pictures to share.

· Starry Nights of Winter: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19; $5 for child and $7 for adult members, $7 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers

Participants view constellations. The program begins inside the building and then continue outside. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and binoculars.

· Lake Michigan Discovery Hike: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults

Participants descend to the lower terrace and lakeshore with a focus on Lake Michigan.

Lynden Sculpture Garden 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.

· School's Out Workshop: Earthy Objects: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8; ages 6 to 11; $60 or $52 for members

Participants make observational maquettes in clay at the edge of the pond and then return to the studio to create imaginative works using ephemeral materials such as pond algae pulp, reeds and feathers.

· Willow Reed Basket Weaving Workshop With Jeremy Stepien: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9; $15 or $10 for members (all materials included)

Participants learn a traditional twining weave to make a garlic basket. No experience required; this workshop is for ages 12 and older.

· Family Workshop: Gallery Magnets: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10

During this all-ages workshop (best for ages 7 and older), participants make coin-sized sculpture magnets.

· Sun Printing on Fabric Workshop With Kelly Lahl: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11; $50 or $45 for members (all materials included)

Participants make a table runner with photographic effects.

· Tuesdays in the Garden: A monthly outing for parents and young children: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12; $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 squirrels.

· Grow workshop with Yevgeniya Kaganovich: 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17

Kaganovich and her student assistants take up residence in the studio to make the next "planting" of "grow," Kaganovich's durational installation. Drop in to watch or participate as Kaganovich fuses layers of plastic to create a surface similar to leather or skin, mold the skin into plant-like volumes, stuff the volumes with more bags, and connect the forms with plastic bag "thread." Tasks include cutting sheets and strips, fusing sheets and tubes, sewing bulb forms and connecting them to bases, crocheting tubes and necks, stuffing stalks and assembling the plants.

· Homeschool Day: Adaptation: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21; $35 or $30 for members

Homeschool Days, for students 6 to 15 years old, integrate the gardens collection of monumental outdoor sculpture with the natural ecology of 40 acres of park, ponds and woodland, creating a hands-on, small-group experience of art and nature. Two workshop topics are offered each day, one focusing on three-dimensional art-making and the other on the natural environment.

· Handbuilding I: Bowls: A Workshop With Linda Wervey Vitamvas: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23; $85 or /$75 for members (all materials included)

Participants make and embellish three bowl forms.

· Sunday Nature Walk with Naomi Cobb: 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 24

· Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 30

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

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

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. 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

Learn home safety tips

at seniora club meeting

Glendale — Capt. John Maydak of the North Shore Fire Department provides home safety tips at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the clubroom of the Glendale Senior Citizens' Club, 2600 W. Mill Road.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Stritch presents 'Shakespeare's Women'

Glendale — Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents "Shakespeare's Women" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 and 24 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.

"Shakespeare's Women" displays the playwright's view of women during the Renaissance.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students.

To order tickets, call (414) 410-4171.

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. 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

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.

Nicolet presents 'The Princess and the Pea'

Glendale — Nicolet Theatre presents "The Princess and the Pea" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 23 and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Studio Theater at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

Attendees must have a ticket to enter. Free tickets are available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The program is best suited for children 4 and older.

For information, call (414) 351-1700.

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.

Booster club holds 34th annual arts, craft fair

Shorewood — The Shorewood Booster Club presents its 34th annual Shorewood Arts and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the arena and north gym at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

The event features artists from the Midwest, a silent auction, raffle baskets and a bake sale.

Admission is $4. All proceeds benefit Shorewood schools athletics.

For information, visit

For information, call (414) 963-6921.

African Children's Choir performs free concert

Milwaukee — The African Children's Choir performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Helen Bader Concert Hall, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.

The program features children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. The concert is free; a freewill offering will be accepted to support African Children's Choir programs.

For information, call (262) 488-7777 or visit

Artists exhibits 'Life's Passion' at Concordia gallery

Mequon — Wisconsin artist Ellen Gilbert exhibitd five decades worth of her paintings in an exhibit titled "A Life's Passion" through Dec. 15 at the Concordia University Wisconsin Art Gallery, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Barth 107.

For information, call (262) 243-4300.

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.

· "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

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