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Sept. 8, 2013

Senior center sponsors

trip to Amish country

Shorewood — The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is sponsoring a trip to Amish country Sept. 20.

The bus leaves the center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., at 7 a.m. and returns at about 7 p.m. The route passes through the Horicon Marsh. The tour in Amish country includes visits to a cheese factory, bakery, general store and wood shop. Lunch is buffet style at the historic Kingston House. After lunch, participants visit an Amish school and have the opportunity to talk with the teacher and students. There is not a lot of walking, but there is a lot of getting on and off the bus.

The cost for the tour is $67 for Shorewood residents and $70 for nonresidents and includes lunch and deluxe motorcoach transportation. No seats will be held without payment and a completed reservation form available at the center office or via email.

For information and to register, call (414) 847-2727 or email by Sept. 12.

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. Sept. 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.®

Gallery features 'Enigma Variation' exhibit

Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts photographer/artist Sara Risley's latest exhibition, "Enigma Variations," from Sept. 13 to Oct. 26.

An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. Risley will discuss her work with guests.

The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, call (414) 207-7444.

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.

· sundown Sept. 13: Yom Kippur begins with Kol Nidre services at 6:30 p.m.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 15: Music therapist Zoe Biller performs.

· sundown Sept. 18: Sukkot will begin. The community is invited to visit the Sukkah at Sarah Chudnow.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22: Janice Forward and Alberta Dhillon performs Eclectic Songs.

· 11:15 a.m. Sept. 13 and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Sept. 28: Nurse Lisa Gorelick presents information on various topics related to healthy living.

· 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29: Representatives from PNC Bank presents a comprehensive educational opportunity, Estate and Long-Term Care Planning. The panel discusses life issues, financial planning and family dynamics and include an attorney, accountant and family therapist.

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

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 Story Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 14; $5 for child and $6 for adult members, $7 for child and $8 for adult nonmembers n

Families with children ages 3 to 7 hear a story and participate in an outdoor hike. Puppets, props and live animals may be part of the story time.

· Nature Inspired Art: noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 14; $14 for child members, $16 for nonmember children

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

· Audubon Babies Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Sept. 18; $12 for members, $15 for nonmembers

Children 6 months to 2 years and their adults take a hike on the trails. Participants meet inside.

· Hand-in-Hand: Beautiful Butterflies: 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sept. 19; $12 per member pair, $15 per nonmember pair

Children ages 2 to 4 years old and their adults hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather — participants will explore outdoors rain or shine. Closed-toe shoes or waterproof boots are recommended.

· Homeschool Day: Sept. 19, $5 per child

Activities for children 5 to 10 years old include Nature's Neighborhoods from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and The World of Reptiles and Amphibians from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Activities for children 11 to 18 years old include Environmental Math from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and The Plant World from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

· Environmental Voices: Wisconsin's Iron Mining Debate: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19; free with center admission

Jim Uhrinak of the Milwaukee Audubon Society covers the natural history, geography and the unique conditions of Wisconsin's Penokee Hills with comments on potential mining impacts. This program serves as an introduction for prospective participants in a companion field trip.

· Family Owl Prowl: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20, rain date Sept. 22; $8 for child and $10 for adult members, $10 for child and $12 for adult nonmembers

Participants hike in the forest hunting for owls.

Lynden 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 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. 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. Sept. 15

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 will fuse 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.

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

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

· Silk Scarf Painting: A Workshop With Kelly Lahl: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21; $85 for nonmembers, $75 for members (all materials included)

Participants explore easy and artful ways to apply dye to silk scarves. Each student creates three wearable and uniquely painted scarves. No experience required.

· Tuesdays in the Garden: A monthly outing for parents and young children: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 and 24; $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members for admission for one adult and one child age 4 or younger); $5 for each additional child

· Sunday Nature Walk with Naomi Cobb: 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22

Naturalist Naomi Cobb presents a hands-on, all-senses-engaged exploration of the natural world at Lynden. The theme will be seeds.

· Creative Capital Grant Information Session With Lisa Dent: 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 28; register at or

· Family Workshop: Pocket Sculptures: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 29

Participants will collage colorful patterned paper circles into a pocket sculpture set.

· Forrest Myers' "Quartet, 1967/2013 and Domesticated Monumentalism" exhibit: Sept. 1 to Nov. 3; free opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 1

Fellowship program provides funds to artists

River Hills — The Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund fellowship program for visual artists provides unrestricted funds for artists to create new work or complete work in progress. Seven fellowships will be awarded in 2013: three for established artists ($15,000 each) and four for emerging artists ($5,000 each). The program is open to practicing artists residing in the four-county area, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties.

Applications and guidelines are available at Completed applications are due no later than Oct. 3.

Three public workshops will be offered to help applicants better understand the application process. Polly Morris, executive director of the Lynden Sculpture Garden, who administers the fellowship program, will be joined by current and past Nohl Fellows at these informal sessions. The workshops are free and open to new applicants as well as those who have applied in the past.

· 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at Jazz Gallery, a Riverwest Community Art Center, 926 E. Center St., Milwaukee

The 2013 Nohl Fellows will be selected by a panel of recognized visual arts professionals working outside the four-county area. Awards will be announced Nov. 4. In addition to receiving an award, the Nohl Fellows will participate in an exhibition in the autumn of 2014. An exhibition catalogue will be published and disseminated nationally.

A free reception honoring the seven fellows selected in the 2012 cycle of the competition will be held in conjunction with the opening of the fellowship exhibition at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at Inova, 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee.

The program also includes a Suitcase Fund for exporting work by local artists beyond the four-county area that opens Dec. 2, when the application and guidelines will become available at

For information, call (414) 446-8794 or e-mail

Senior club plans

trip to Door County

Glendale — The Glendale Senior Citizens Club travel to Door County for a fish boil, winery and lighthouse tours and shopping Sept. 24.

The bus leaves from Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road, at 8 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $50 for members and $65 for nonmembers. The deadline for paid reservations is Sept. 17.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

River Club offers free live music

Mequon — The River Club of Mequon, 12400 N. Ville du Parc Drive, presents free live music.

From 7 to 10 p.m., the following acts will perform:

· Sept. 18: Robert Allen Jr.

· Sept. 25: Kyle Feerick

From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., the following acts perform:

· Sept. 12: Joe Wray

· Sept. 19: Evan Christian

· Sept. 26: Mark Croft

For information, call (262) 518-0129.

Portion of bagel sales

go toward Best Buddies

Shorewood — Shorewood High School's Best Buddies Club is raising funds for its spring break trip to Hawaii from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Einstein's Bagels, 4301 N. Oakland Ave.

Best Buddies is a national organization that matches students with and without disabilities.

As part of the event, Einstein's will remain open two hours later than usual and serve a special menu. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the local Shorewood Best Buddies program.

For information, call (414) 963-6921.

Artists take over village for plein air festival

Shorewood — A first ever Plein Air Shorewood festival will be held Sept. 19 to 21 throughout the village.

More than 50 artists will paint outdoors during the festival. Paintings created during the festival will be available for sale at gala/auction at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of the paintings will benefit Shorewood's Public Art Program.

Cash prizes for best of show and first, second and third places will be awarded by a jury of Shorewood painters. Award winners will be announced prior to the gala at 6 p.m.

Each day of the event will include opportunities to meet the artists as they paint outdoors, as well as during after-hours social settings:

· 7 to 9 a.m. Sept. 19: Artist Welcome Breakfast at the Senior Resource Center, 3930 N. Murray Ave.

· 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19: Artist and Community Celebration with live music and food and beverages for purchase at Hubbard Lodge, 3565 N. Morris Blvd.

· 7 to 9 a.m. Sept. 20: Community Breakfast Celebration of third anniversary of "Spillover II" and acknowledgement of the generosity of the anonymous donor who made the sculpture possible; meet village leaders, artists and volunteers at Atwater Park at Capitol and Lake drives

· 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 20: Kensington Square Festival with live music, artists, food and beverages for purchase, and a performance by the McMenamin Irish Dance Academy and the band Loud Mouth Soup in the 4500 block of Oakland Avenue.

· 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21: Collector's Sneak Peek: Preview of paintings at the Shorewood Public Library

· 6 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21: Awards Ceremony at the Shorewood Public Library

· 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 21: Plein Air Gala/Reception/Auction with paintings on display in a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and entertainment at the Shorewood Public Library

Sponsorship packages are available. Volunteers are also needed to help with activities throughout the weekend. Email for information.

For information, visit

Bank hosts free document shredding event

Fox Point — Cornerstone Community Bank, 8607 N. Port Washington Road, hosts a free on-site shred event from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 20.

The public is encouraged to drop off no more than five bags or boxes of unwanted documents for shredding.

Stop in the bank lobby during the event and enter to win $100. There will be one winner drawn no later than noon Sept. 23. Participants must be 18 or older to enter.

For information, visit

Rotary club holds

annual LobsterFest

Thiensville — The Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary hold its 16th annual LobsterFest from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Shully's Cuisine, 146 Green Bay Road.

The event features food and a live auction and music. Beef and vegetarian pasta options will be available.

The cost is $75 per person.

For information and tickets, visit

Library hosts Civil Rights film, discussion series

Glendale — The North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts the first in a series of Civil Rights films and discussion Sept. 24.

"The Abolitionists" will be shown at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 followed by a discussion of the film led by Reggie Jackson of America's Black Holocaust Museum at 1 p.m. Sept. 28.

The film and discussion are free to the public.

Call the library at (414) 351-3461 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

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.

· 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 music.department@cuw.eduor through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)

Theater hosts annual Jewish film festival

Mequon — The 16th annual Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival will be held from Oct. 13 to 17 at Marcus North Shore Cinemas, 11700 N. Port Washington Road.

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13: "Ballad of the Weeping Spring," in Hebrew with English subtitles

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14: "Sonny Boy," Dutch with English subtitles

· 4 p.m. Oct. 15: "Nono, The Zigzag Kid," in Dutch, French and English

· 4 p.m. Oct. 16: free class and showing of "Animal Crackers"

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16: "When Comedy Went to School," English

· 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17: "Paris-Manhattan," French with English subtitles

Tickets for each movie are $10 or $9 for students and seniors. A five-movie pass is $45 or $40 for students and seniors. A patron pass, for $100, includes one reserved seat for each movie; $50 is tax deductible.

For information and tickets, email or call (414) 967-8235.

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

Gallery features 'Shifting Boundaries' exhibit

Shorewood — Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Tori Tasch's Shifting Boundaries exhibit through Nov. 3.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call (414) 963-9510.

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 and Nature Explorers: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 21 and 28 (Session III) and Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Session IV); $60 for child members per session, $68 for child nonmembers per session

Students in 5-year-old kindergarten and first grade (Nature Adventures) and second and third grades (Nature Explorers) play outdoors and participate in discovery activities.

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