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Things to Do

Nov. 17, 2013

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: 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."

· Discovery Nature Hiking: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults

Don Quintenz leads participants on a hike.

· Boomers & Beyond: Soils & Woody Plants: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults

Land manager Matt Smith teaches participants woody plant identification in dormant condition, both native and nonnative, using bud and twig characters.

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.

· 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

City kicks off holiday season with tree-lighting

Glendale — Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive, hosts the city's annual tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 22.

The event features horse-drawn carriage rides from 5 to 9 p.m.; live music from Caribbean Eclipse; toy soldiers, snow fairies, stilt walkers and a visit from Santa. The event includes a variety of recreational activities, such as rides on the Canadian-Pacific Kiddie Train and treats in the Town Square.

For information, call (414) 963-8780.

Stritch presents 'Shakespeare's Women'

Glendale — Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents "Shakespeare's Women" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Nov. 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.

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.

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.

· 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

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.

Club holds 5K run/walk to support community projects

Thiensville — The Junior Woman's Club holds its Turkey Trot and Gobble Gallup 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. Nov. 28 at Riverview Drive and Elm Street.

Nonperishable food items, to be donated to a local pantry, will be collected on race day. Participants receive prizes, race T-shirts and treats. Prizes will be awarded by age groups.

The event includes a 50-meter dash for children 10 and younger at Thiensville Village Park, 250 Elm St.

Proceeds go toward furnishing a room for Balance Inc.'s newly developed Center for Community Supported Living, as well as for a new projector for the Mequon Nature Preserve. Additional proceeds will support a wide range of community events and projects.

For information, visit

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

Stritch hosts holiday performances featuring students

Glendale — Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts "Musical Kaleidoscope," holiday performances by music majors, Stritch Women Singers, instrumental ensembles and a contemporary chamber ensemble, at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.

Admission is free.

For information, call (414) 410-4171.

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

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. 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

Club holds pancake breakfast with Santa

Brown Deer — The Rotary Club of Milwaukee-North Shore holds its annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa event from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 in the fieldhouse at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.

The event features pancakes, sausages, applesauce, strawberries, maple syrup, juice and coffee. Activities include art projects, door prizes, holiday music and kid-friendly movies. Pictures with Santa are available.

Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Tickets sold the day of the event will cost $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger.

For information or to purchase tickets, call (414) 355-4700.

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.

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.

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

For information, visit

Foundation holds 'An Evening with Martin Short'

Milwaukee — The Bayshore Community Foundation holds "Laugh It Up Milwaukee 2014: An Evening with Martin Short" at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St.

The event benefits the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and the MACC Fund.

Tickets range from $75 to $95. To order tickets, visit

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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