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Sept. 15, 2013

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.

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: 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.

Community rummage sale proceeds benefit schools

Brown Deer — The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club holds a community rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 in the gym at Brown Deer Elementary School, 5757 W. Dean Road.

All proceeds benefit Brown Deer schools and community organizations.

Donations of unwanted, usable items will be accepted from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21. Tax deduction receipts will be available.

For information, visit

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.

· 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: thorugh Nov. 3

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. Sept. 22: Janice Forward and Alberta Dhillon performs Eclectic Songs.

· 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.

Learn about planting bulbs for spring at workshop

Mequon — Emily Gehrke of Frenz Garden Center conducts a workshop on planting bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils and crocuses, in the fall for spring flowers from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Mequon Nature Preserve, 8200 W. County Line Road.

She also discusses forcing bulbs for winter.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call (262) 242-8055.

Deadline for senior center trip looms

Shorewood — The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is planning a trip to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg followed by lunch at Galioto's Twelve21 and a scenic return route along country roads featuring a stop for apples Oct. 2.

Docents will guide participants through the featured exhibit, "Wisconsin State of the Art," a display of the winning submissions from a juried show for Wisconsin fiber artists. Participants will also see the blacksmithing shop and lambing shed.

Lunch will include a choice of beef tenderloin tips or grilled shrimp. Luncheon choice must be made on the registration form.

The bus will leave the center, 3920 N. Murray Ave., at 9:15 a.m. and return at about 3:30 p.m.

The cost for Shorewood residents is $46 and the nonresident price is $49. The price includes deluxe motor coach transportation, tour, lunch and bus driver gratuity.

Payment must be made with the registration form, which is available at the center or by emailing The deadline for registration is Sept. 25.

For information, call (414) 847-2727.

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.

Foundation holds tailgate prior to homecoming game

Glendale — The Nicolet High School Foundation holds its annual Tailgate Knight Friendraiser, a picnic held prior to the homecoming football game, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the high school, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

The picnic menu includes brats, hamburgers and veggie burgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts and beverages. A 50/50 raffle also will be available.

The event costs $10 for adults and $7 for children younger than 12, and includes a ticket to the game against North Shore rival Whitefish Bay.

Tailgate tickets can be purchased at the high school or by using PayPal on the foundation's web page,

For information, call (414) 351-7561.

Book shop hosts husband-and-wife team

Milwaukee — Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., hosts Andrea Skyberg and M.W. Greer at 7 p.m. Sept. 27.

The books of the husband-and-wife team feature artwork created in collaboration with students from Wisconsin schools. In addition to Skyberg's latest endeavor, "CommuniTree," they present and launch Greer's new mid-grade novel, "The Eyes of India," and share stories of their collaborative processes.

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

Church hosts musical worship service

Mequon — Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Road, hosts musical worship service at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

The church kicks off its fall program with the IGNITE service, a night of worship featuring energetic music and lighting framed in prayer and scripture. Refreshments and treats follow the service.

The service is free and open to everyone. Child care will be available through age 5.

For information, call (262) 242-1670.

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)

Rummage sale proceeds benefit scholarship fund

Bayside — Bayside Middle School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane, holds its annual rummage and bake sale to benefit the eighth grade Washington D.C. Scholarship Fund from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the gym.

For information, call (414) 247-4201.

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.

· 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9: Hawaiian Luau dinner with music by Papi Makaena prior to the dinner. There are two dinner seatings, 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The menu includes Hawaiian mango gazpacho, mixed green salad with passion fruit vinaigrette, a choice of Honolulu fish tacos with mahalo rice and beans or Ohana pineapple pizza with coconut cream corn and grilled green beans, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (262) 478-1500 before Oct. 2.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7: Becky Manz, outreach librarian for the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library, speaks about the library's services, including newspapers by phone, digital players for books and magazines, and audio books.

· 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 20: Strings Academy performs.

· 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 22: Interfaith Choral Concert with choirs from Grace Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lumen Christi, Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Congregation Shalom, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale and the Sarah Chudnow Glee Club.

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 'Enigma Variation' exhibit

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

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.

Center offers free educational series

Whitefish Bay — The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers a free new series, Exploring Jewish Genius, starting at 4 p.m. Oct. 27.

Leonard Parker, PhD, distinguished professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss Albert Einstein at the first program.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8212.

Learn about the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act

Mequon — Tikkun Ha-Ir presents a Brunch 'n Learn at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Congregation Anshai Lebowitz, 2415 W. Mequon Road.

Robert Kraig, executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, and Rabbi Ira Samuel Grussgott focus on the effects of the Affordable Health Care Act.

For information or to register, call (262) 242-9540 or email

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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