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Things to Do

Dec. 15, 2013

Benefit CD features local student musicians

The Dominican High School Chamber and Treble choirs and Sting Orchestra and the St. Robert Middle School Choir are featured on the "Sing for Your Supper" CD to benefit the Agape Community Center's meal program.

The CD is $15 and available at Agape, 6100 N. 42nd St., or by calling (414) 464-4440.

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: Snuggling Up: 9 to 10:15 a.m. (Session I) and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. (Session II) Dec. 19; $12 per member pair per session, $15 per nonmember pair per session

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

· Fun in the Winter Sun: 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27 and 30; $12 for child members, $16 for nonmember children

Participants ages 6 to 12 see mammal furs and skulls, make an animal track to take home and meet a live animal. Participants also take a hike and receive hot chocolate. The program is the same for each date and time.

Drop off toys for Toys for Tots at local site

Brown Deer — Edward Jones, 3900 W. Brown Deer Road, is accepting toys for Toys for Tots through Dec. 19.

For information, call (414) 355-2522.

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. The sculpture garden will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.

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.

· Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 21

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

The Hideous Beast: Resort exhibit will be available through Dec. 21 in the nAbr Gallery.

Sarah Chudnow hosts a variety of December activities

Mequon — The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of performances.

· 2 p.m. Dec. 22: vocalist Anne Davis

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

Museum features Andy Warhol exhibit

Milwaukee — Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" is on display from Dec. 15 to March 30 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

During Pop Art and Popcorn from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 25, "A Night at the Opera" and "Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol" are featured.

Additional programs will be available during the exhibit period.

The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and $15 for families. Admission is free for museum members.

For information, call (414) 390-5730 or visit jewishmuseummilwaukee.org.

Receive free screening with wish list donation

Northshore Physical Therapy locations will provide a free pain or injury screening with the donation of a Wisconsin Humane Society wish list item through Dec. 31.

The wish list is available at wihumane.org/donate/wish-list.

To schedule a free screening, call (262) 377-4077 (Cedarburg), (262) 478-0920 (Thiensville) or (414) 332-0707.

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 riveredgeartgallery.com.

Local author appears at Boswell Book Co.

Milwaukee — Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer Ave., hosts Whitefish Bay resident and author Jon Kolb at 7 p.m. Jan. 8.

Kolb will read from his novel, "The Summer of Rain: Odyssey of a Young P.I."

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

Church hosts variety of concerts

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

· 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.

Artist shares story, offers workshop

Whitefish Bay — The Fox Bay Cinema Grill, 334 E. Silver Spring Drive, hosts "An Evening With Lily Yeh" featuring a showing of her documentary titled "The Barefoot Artist" from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

The evening begins with a "Mix and Mingle" with live music from 5 to 5:50 p.m., followed by dinner and the movie from 6 to 7:45 p.m. A discussion with Yeh from 7:50 to 8:30 p.m. ends the evening.

Limited general admission tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (if tickets remain). Dinner is extra.

Admission to the Fox Bay Grill is included with $75 tickets to a hands-on art workshop and presentation with Yeh titled "Community Building Through Art" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1615 N. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa.

The $25 tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com/event/8942399959 and the $75 tickets at eventbrite.com/event/9057024805.

For information, call (414) 671-1212 or email rhonda@gmselca.org.

Senior center plans trip to Milwaukee Jewish Museum

Shorewood — The Shorewood Senior Resource Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., sponsors a trip to the Milwaukee Jewish Museum, followed by lunch at Lake Park Bistro, from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

A narrated tour provides the story of the customs and culture of the Milwaukee Jewish community. There also will be an Andy Warhol exhibit, "10 Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century."

Participants then enjoy either salmon or boeuf bourguignon at Lake Park Bistro. Meal selection must be noted on the registration form.

The cost of the trip is $39 for Shorewood residents and $42 for nonresidents. The fee covers the cost of school bus transportation, entrance to the museum and the tour, lunch and gratuities. Registration is due by Jan. 15.

For information or to register, call (414) 847-2727 or email eprice@villageofshorewood.org.

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 laughitupmilwaukee.org.

Cinema offers films for children with special needs

Mequon — North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road, hosts Reel Movies for Real Needs.

The program offers films with lower sound volume and brighter lighting for children with autism and other challenges who may not be comfortable at a regular show.

All show times are 10:30 a.m.:

· Jan. 18: "The Nut Job," 2D, Rated PG

· Feb. 8: "The LEGO Movie," 2D, Rated PG

· March 8: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," 2D, Rated PG

Regular matinee adult and child pricing applies.

For information, visit marcustheatres.com or call (262) 241-6180.

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.

· 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.

· "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 lori.woodall@cuw.edu or call (262) 573-9070.

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 acaciatheatre.com.

Foundation seeks donations, help for Bay Ball

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Education Foundation will hold its annual Bay Ball on March 29 in the field house at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

The event, "Bay Ball 2014...The Big Bang...Helping Our Kids Reach for the Stars," features entertainment, dancing, food and libations.

The event benefits science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in the Whitefish Bay School District.

For information, to donate an item or to help, email smuderlak@gmail.com or call (414) 688-0635.

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