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Nov. 10, 2013

Performing Arts Department presents fall concert

Shorewood — The Shorewood High School Performing Arts Department will present its fall band and orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the school auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

The program features the string orchestra, combined symphony and chamber orchestras and wind ensemble.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 963-6920.

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.

Gallery hosts 'Up, Down!' exhibit

Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Milwaukee artist Melissa Dorn Richards' exhibition "Up, Down!" through Jan. 4.

An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, visit

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

Children play outdoors and participant in discovery activities.

· 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.

· Hand-in-Hand: Turkeys: Session I: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Nov. 21, Session II: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Nov. 21; $12 per member pair per session, $14 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.

· Animal Movie Night: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 22; $5 for child and $8 for adult members, $7 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers

Participants make s'mores, meet some animals and view "Hotel Transylvania."

Church celebrates grand opening of new location

Mequon — Christian Life Church, 2909 W. Mequon Road, holds a grand opening event celebrating its new locationat 2 p.m. Nov. 17.

For information, call (262) 643-4602.

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.

· 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.

· 10 a.m. Nov. 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

Educators association celebrates 40th anniversary

Grafton — The Ozaukee County Area Retired Educators Association celebrates its 40th anniversary at noon Nov. 19 at the Legion Post, 1540 13th Ave.

A video presentation featuring members and their memories will follow a luncheon.

All retired educators and any retirees interested in education are invited to attend. Reservations are required.

For information, call (262) 284-0735.

Senior club screens 'People Like Us'

Glendale — The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club screen "People Like Us" at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 in the clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

The event is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Reservation deadline for theater trip looms

Glendale — The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club is accepting reservations for a trip including lunch at Karl Ratzsch's Restaurant and "Groucho: A Life in Review" at Next Act Theater on Nov. 27.

The bus leaves from Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road, at 11:10 a.m. and return about 4 p.m.

The cost, which includes transit, tips, ticket and lunch, is $50. Reservations are due by Nov. 20

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Church hosts art fair, silent auction

Mequon — Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 11300 St James Lane, holds its holiday art fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 23 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 24.

Local artists offer handcrafted gifts including pottery, jewelry, woodwork and wreaths.

Proceeds from an accompanying silent auction supports the church's youth outreach program.

Admission and parking are free.

For information, call (262) 242-7963.

Church hosts variety of concerts

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

· 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.

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.

Holiday Stroll features parade, shopping specials

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District holds its Holiday Stroll from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 29 along Silver Spring Road.

Retailers offer shopping specials. A parade steps off at 6 p.m. The event features free pony and train rides, food and entertainment, strolling musicians, "The Nutcracker" performances, a tree-lighting ceremony and visit from Santa.

Community groups are welcome to march in the parade; email to register.

For information, visit

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.

Department offers holiday luncheon for seniors

Mequon — The Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department offers a holiday luncheon for seniors at 11 a.m. Dec. 5 at Range Line School, 11040 N. Range Line Road.

The event features the Easy Days Quartet, games, prizes and goodie bag. The school is accessible by wheelchair and walker.

The cost is $15. The registration deadline is Dec. 2. To register, visit

For information, call (262) 238-7537 or email

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

Church hosts presentation of Handel's Messiah

Mequon — Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Road, hosts the Milwaukee Area Messiah Community Chorus and Orchestra's presentation of Handel's Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering benefiting Milwaukee Rescue Mission will be accepted.

For information, visit

Church offers hour of readings, caroling

Thiensville — Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 138 W. Buntrock Ave., offers an hour of readings, choral music and congregational caroling at 4 p.m. Dec. 8.

The event is free.

For information, call (262) 242-7967.

Enjoy pancakes with Santa at church

Whitefish Bay — The North Shore Kiwanis Club holds its Pancake Breakfast with the Santa event from 8 to 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the St. Monica Parish Hall, 5600 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The event features breakfast, including pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee, a visit from Santa, raffles and face-painting.

Attendees should enter Door No. 1 from the parking lot on Lakeview Avenue.

Tickets are available at the door or from a Kiwanis member for $6 per adult (10 and older) and $4 per child (older than 2). All proceeds benefit Kiwanis youth charities.

For information, call (414) 332-1576.

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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