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.
· Hangin' with Hyatt: Breakfast with Emerson and Friends: 9 to 10 a.m. Aug. 10; $3 for child and $5 for adult members, $4 for child and $6 for adult nonmembers
Participants should bring breakfast and something to eat for Emerson. Participants touch snakes, marvel at salamanders, hold turtles and feed Emerson, who likes waffles, pancakes, grapes, strawberries, muffins, blueberries and blackberries.
· Tuesday Tunes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13; free with center admission
Wylde Thyme performs Irish tunes. The concert takes place at the pavilion. If there is rain, the performance will be held the auditorium. Bring a blanket or chair.
· The Spiritual World of Nature: Catching the Poetic Spirit of Mary Oliver with Bob Wells: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Poet Mary Oliver invites participants to recite, listen and reflect on nature.
· Schlitz Audubon Bird Club: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14; free to members and volunteers
Participants go out on bird hikes with the prospect of increasing the center's bird lists.
· Lake Michigan Discovery Hike: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults
Participants descend to the lower terrace and lake shore with a focus on Lake Michigan.
· The Spiritual World of Nature: Apache Ceremonial Dancing with Ron Preston: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Ron Preston, an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache tribe, performs Native American song, dance and artwork. He will describe in depth each of the dances and his regalia, and what they mean to his culture, answering any questions.
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. Aug. 11: Papi Makaena performs traditional and contemporary vocals and instrumentals.
· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13: The Quattro Horns performs as part of the summer concert series.
· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15: Doug Haise performs "Ragtime Piano: the Best of the Rest."
· 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 18: Anne Davis sings favorite tunes from Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Dinah Washington.
· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20: Enid Bootzin Berkovits performs as part of the summer concert series.
· 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22: Bill Simmons, regional program coordinator from the American Red Cross, speaks on disaster relief, and what volunteers did in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.
· 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25: Bring up to three items to the antiques appraisal fair. A $5 fee covers the appraisal of up to three items. Also, only items that can be hand carried will be appraised. No firearms or weapons of any type are permitted.
· 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25: Terry Morgenroth sings "Musical Memories of the 40s, 50s and 60s."
Church offers summer Bible camp
Fox Point — North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts Jesus Christ Super Hero summer Bible camp from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 to 15.
All preschool- and elementary-aged children, parishioners and nonparishioners alike, are welcome to participate. Children hear stories and music and participate in a daily project.
The fee is $25 per child and covers all supplies and daily snacks.
Volunteers are welcome to support any of the activities.
To register, visit northshorecongl.org, call (414) 352-6123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 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. All active duty military personnel and their families receive free admission through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house.
For information, call (414) 446-8794.
· Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 17
Participants can bring their canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors.
· Grow workshop with Yevgeniya Kaganovich: noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 18
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.
· Picnic in the Garden: Nancy Popp and Paul Druecke: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21; free with admission
Nancy Popp and Paul Druecke embark on their Inside/Out project. On this first of three visits prior to opening their exhibition in the summer of 2014, the artists would like to introduce their project and invite participants to join in discussion, picnicking and play. Bring a picnic basket, cookies, soft drinks and picnic games are provided. Register by emailing email@example.com.
· Second annual Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22
The fundraiser benefits Lynden's education programs. Activities include entertainment, hands-on art and nature activities, a garden-themed silent auction and a backyard feast. The cost is $65 per person, $150 per family. To order tickets, call (414) 446-8794 or lyndensculpturegarden.org/bbq.
· Emilie Clark's "Sweet Corruptions" exhibit: through Aug. 25
· Summer art and nature camps: through Aug. 28; ages 4 to 14; fees vary
Art camps feature environmental programs, visiting artists and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media. The nature camp shifts the balance toward ecology and makes extensive use of the grounds. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends.
· Sarah Luther's "Lynden, 2012-2013" exhibit: opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11; runs through Sept. 8
Village holds a variety of activities
Bayside — The village is holding a variety of activities this summer.
· Village residents may drop off yard waste and recycling from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 at the sled hill parking lot, corner of Fairy Chasm and Regent roads.
· The annual village picnic is from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ellsworth Park. The picnic features activities, food and refreshments for village residents. Activities include interactive Police Department display, wine tasting, live music and games.
To volunteer for any of these events, call (414) 351-8813.
Chamber presents free concerts in Village Park
Brown Deer — The Granville-Brown Deer Chamber presents Community Vibes, free live music in Brown Deer Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, this summer.
The Rhythm Kings play on Aug. 21. Each concert is from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
For information, visit granvillebrowndeerchamber.org.
Library accepts entries
for local photography contest
Mequon — The deadline to submit an entry in the Frank L. Weyenberg local photography contest is 6 p.m. Aug. 24.
The contest is open to all amateur photographers. Entries must be black and white and be of anything in Mequon or Thiensville. Additional requirements and entry forms are available at the library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, and online, flwlib.org.
Entries will be displayed in the library during September and October and three winning images from each community will be chosen by a jury of local residents. In addition, all visitors will vote and select the People's Choice award from the submitted pictures. The winning photographs will be displayed long term at the library.
For information, call (262) 242-2593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fox Point — Fox Point Lutheran Church and North Shore Congregational Church host the Fox Trot Interfaith 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
A 1K kids run/walk/roll will follow at 10 a.m.
The cost for adults 15 and older is $20 for the run only, $30 for the run and a T-shirt or $35 for the run and tech shirt. The cost for children 5 to 15 is $10 for the run or $15 for the run and a T-shirt. The cost for children younger than 5 is free or $10 for the run and a T-shirt.
Proceeds from the race benefit Sojourner Truth House, a resource for battered women and their children.
Registration forms are available at the churches. Same-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. To guarantee a T-shirt, registrations must be in by Aug. 26.
Participants are encouraged to walk or bike to the event; parking will be available at North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
For information, call (414) 352-8990.
Department offers DNR hunter safety class
Mequon — The Mequon Police Department offers a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hunter safety class from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27 to 29 and Sept. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19 at the Mequon Safety Building, 11300 N. Buntrock Ave.
Students must bring their DNR customer ID number or obtain a DNR customer ID number before the start of the class.
The class fee is $10, and the class is limited to 20 students.
To register, call (262) 242-3500.
Alliance offers free
series on mental illness
Mequon — The National Alliance for Mental Illness of Ozaukee County sponsors a 12-week family-to-family education program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3 to Nov. 12 at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Road.
The course covers information about schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.
The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenaged and adult children, and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The course in not appropriate for individuals who themselves suffer from one of the major mental illnesses.
The course is free.
For information or to register, call (262) 243-3627 or email email@example.com.
Village holds its
first-ever 5K run/walk
Bayside — The village's first-ever 5K run/walk starts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. The run starts and finishes at Ellsworth Park, 600 E. Ellsworth Lane, with the course winding through the streets of Bayside.
Following the event there will be music, food trucks and a bonfire in the park.
The cost to participate is $10 per participant. The cost includes a T-shirt and snacks.
To register, visit village.bayside.wi.us.
To volunteer, call (414) 351-8811.
Recycle electronics, appliances at Mequon church
Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts its third annual household electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.
Items accepted include: TVs, computers (and peripherals: keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc.), monitors, cordless and cell phones, iPods, printers (including ink and toner), scanners, fax machines, stereos, old holiday lights, extension cord; personal digital assistants, clock radios and all other consumer electronics. All types of batteries, microwaves, dehumidifiers and larger appliances also will be accepted.
Items not accepted include: light bulbs and nonelectrical material.
There is a $10 fee per car, plus a $10 charge for each TV (excludes personal computers and laptop monitors). An additional $10 donation is suggested for each dehumidifier and major appliance. Everything else is recycled free of charge.
There are no geographical restrictions related to this event; all are welcome.
For information, call (262) 375-3890 or visit ucnorth.org.
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.
· 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29: Faculty Organ Recital
·7:30 p.m. Oct. 4: Family Weekend All Ensemble
·7:30 p.m. Oct. 25: Pops Concert (Symphonic Wind, Jazz and String)
·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 firstname.lastname@example.org through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)
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. 18, 19, 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 acaciatheatre.com.
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