Silver Spring shops holding Ladies Night Out event
Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Business Improvement District is holding Ladies Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 on Silver Spring Drive.
The evening includes specialty treats and shopping, in-store promotions and prize drawings.
Participants can collect stamps at participating establishments for the opportunity to win a $100 gift card good for services and products from the shops of Silver Spring Drive.
A crafting workshop will be held at 3 p.m. outside Winkie's, 629 E. Silver Spring Drive. Supplies to decorate trees for delivery to U.S. troops serving overseas during the holidays will be available for the Trees From Home initiative. Since 2009, Trees From Home has sent thousands of 12-inch, hand-decorated Christmas trees to U.S. troops who cannot be home over the holidays.
For information, (414) 964-1400.
Explore the outdoors with activities at SANC
Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, has activities for all ages.
Horicon Marsh Birding Trip: 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 21; $71 for adult members, $81 for nonmember adults
Tour the Horicon Wildlife Refuge with skilled naturalists. Participants will visit Milwaukee Audubon Society's newly acquired prehistoric Native American sacred site guided by cultural archeologist Herman Bender. Don Quintenz and Jean Strelka guide the rest of the program. Transportation, interpretation, boat cruise and fees are all included. Bring a lunch and snacks.
Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. June 21; $5 for members, $6 for nonmembers per session
Enjoy a hike on the trails and some good fellowship. Participants, children 6 months to 2 years old with an adult, meet inside and venture out for a hike.
Family Hikes: 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 22 or July 13; $10 per member pair, $14 per nonmember pair
This program is geared for parents with children from 2 to 5 years old. Each session includes a hike with games, activities, stories and lots of play. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian.
10th Annual Froggin' Festival: 6 to 8 p.m. June 26; $5 for child and $7 for adult members, $7 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers
Jim Hyatt leads this celebration with live animals, contests for kids and adults, and critter catching. Bring muddin' shoes and a camera.
Especially for Educators - Exploring Nature with Young Children (Adult): 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 28; $20 per session or $35 for both sessions for members, $25 per session or $40 for both sessions for nonmembers
Enjoy a hike designed especially for teachers to learn some strategies and tips. Come for one session or both. Bring a lunch.
Hangin' with Hyatt: Campin' and Canoein': 6 p.m. June 29 to 10 a.m. June 30; $75 per tent for members, $85 per tent for nonmembers
Check-in and tent pitching starts at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., participants go to Mystery Lake. Grab a net, hop into a canoe and catch critters. Participants head to the beach for a campfire and s'mores. Wake up between 7 and 9 a.m. for a continental breakfast. Bring a tent, flashlight and camping gear.
Library hosts variety of summer activities
Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of summer programs.
For information, email email@example.com or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12 for teen and adult programs, Ext. 15 for children's programs.
Kohl's Design It Lab - Tinkerer's Workshop Design Challenge: 4 p.m. June 27; everyday objects become the materials for the creation of an original product; registration is required
Community Chalk Art Event: 10 a.m. July 13; participants of all ages and skill levels have the chance to become sidewalk chalk artists; reservations can be made for an individual, family, business or a community group; each person or family will receive a colorful assortment of chalk and a sidewalk square located outside the library; the chalking will begin at 10 a.m. and continue to 2 p.m.; registration is required
David Stokes - Reptiles and Amphibians: 11 a.m. July 13; live creatures and animal artifacts, songs and short stories
Teen Summer Reading Program
Geocaching Race: noon June 21; teens race to see who can locate the most geocaches within 2 miles of the library during a two hour period; participants must supply their own smartphone or GPS-enabled device; the person who finds the most caches will win a prize; registration is required
Teen Book Clubs: 4 p.m. June 28 and July 26; for 12- to 16-year-olds who want to discuss books while hanging out and doing fun activities; book titles will be announced soon; registration is required
Adult Summer Reading Club
Computers Made Easy With Dave Bartlett: 10:30 a.m. June 27; classes are tailored to people who are new or still learning computers, and are hosted in a classroom setting with overheads and visuals; this session covers How to Help Yourself with Computer Problems; registration is required
A Soldier's Life: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War: 6 p.m. July 12; Civil War re-enactors Bret Jaeger and Steve Platteter will share a glimpse of what daily life was like for soldiers who served in the Civil War; the presentation includes a time line of events that led up to and occurred during the Civil War, as well as information about how society at the time dealt with the conflict.; also included are maps and artifacts a soldier would have used during the time, and an explanation of the difference in their uniforms including the weapons a Civil War soldier would have carried; registration is required
Reel to Real: Where Soldiers Come From: 6 p.m. July 18;
Reel to Real hosts public screenings of critically acclaimed PBS documentaries, followed by audience discussion with local experts; "Where Soldiers Come From;" registration is required
Computers Made Easy With Dave Bartlett: 10:30 a.m. July 25; classes are tailored to people that are new or still learning computers, and are hosted in a classroom setting with overheads and visuals; this session covers Digital Photography: Editing Pictures on your Computer; registration is required
History Book Club
Monthly Book Discussion; 11:30 p.m. June 19; "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
Criterium features pro races, kids' event
Shorewood - The ninth annual Shorewood Criterium bike race will start at 5 p.m. June 21.
The Pro Women's Race begins at 5 p.m., the Kids' Roll at 6 p.m. and the Pro Men's Race at 7 p.m. The 1.3-mile course is on village streets.
For information or to register for the race, visit tourofamericasdairyland.com.
Chamber holding two free concerts in park
Brown Deer - Community Vibes features Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz on June 21 and The Feral Catz on Aug. 16 at Brown Deer Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.
Both free concerts will are from 5 to 8 p.m.
For information, visit granvillebrowndeerchamber.org.
Nicolet hosts Relay For Life
Glendale - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milwaukee is from 6 p.m. June 22 to 8 a.m. June 23 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.
For information, call (262) 523-5534.
Little Leaguers invited to free Legends baseball clinic
Whitefish Bay - The third annual Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic in honor of Greg Loyda will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 23 at Craig Counsell Park, Lydell Ave.
The free event is open to the first 250 children ages 6 to 16 in Whitefish Bay Little League. All participants receive a T-shirt and there will be baseball giveaways and autographs and photos with Major League Baseball legends Jack Clark and Jim Wynn along with other MLB alumni. Lunch is provided.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants should bring baseball attire, glove and pen for autographs.
Age appropriate supervision is required.
For information, call (414) 906-1676.
Jewish Community Center sponsoring Madison trip
Madison - The Jewish Community Center is sponsoring a trip, including a cruise on Lake Monona, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26.
The cruise includes lunch from the Mariner's Inn, which will be served aboard. Before boarding the ship, the day begins with guided tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright architectural masterpiece, Monona Terrace. Following the cruise, there is a tour of the Chazen Museum of Art.
The cost is $59 and includes bus transportation to and from Madison, cruise on Lake Monona, lunch and docent-led tours. Participants meet at the Brown Deer Park and Ride at Brown Deer and Green Bay roads.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 967-8258.
Concordia hosts variety of activities
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts a variety of activities.
fourth annual CUW STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Camp: July 16 to 20; cuw.edu/steam
This hands-on week of day camp is designed for students entering grades three to eight.
Concordia University Wisconsin 2012 Shoreline Duathlon (Run-Bike-Run): 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18
The 2-mile run/20-mile bike ride/2-mile run benefits Racers Against Childhood Cancer. The run course is flat on blacktop and grass. The bike course is scenic with some Lake Michigan views; mostly flat with some rolling hills. Relays consist of one runner running both sections and one cyclist. Relay categories are male, female, and coed. Before June 26, the fee is $45, and $55 June 26 to Aug. 17. Race-day registration is $85. To register, visit cuw.edu/go/duathlon or call (262) 243-4323.
Anaba hosts new art exhibit
Shorewood - The Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Sandra Peterson's art exhibit, "Paintings: Oil on Tea Bag & Oil on Canvas" through July 1.
The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
For information, call (414) 963-9510.
Sarah Chudnow hosts variety of activities
Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts musical performances and activities this summer.
All performances begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted, are free of charge and open to the public.
For information, visit sarahchudnow.org/summer-concert-series or call (262) 478-1500.
July 3: Cantor Jeremy and Amanda Stein perform on guitar and clarinet
July 17: William Florescu of the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee discusses the opera "Carmen;" in respect for the Jewish observance of Tisha B'Av, commemorating the destruction of the Holy Temple, there will be no music performed
2 p.m. July 25: discussion on evolution of racism in America and the community since the book "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee, was published in 1960; panelists will include State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), Judge Ira S. Epstein, Dale Dulberger, social science instructor at Waukesha County Technical College, and Earl Ingram, host of Evening Rush on 1290-AM
July 31: Aaron Hetzel Trio performs traditional Jewish music, jazz and the standards
Aug. 14: Easy Days Quartet performs in the barbershop quartet style
Aug. 28: Singer Carmen Nickerson and concert pianist Kostia Efimov perform
Community band presents outdoor concert series
Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Community Band plays a series of outdoor concerts at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.
The next concerts are at 7 p.m. July 11, July 25 and Aug. 8. The Aug. 8 concert again is also in connection with an Ice Cream Social.
The final concert is at 3 p.m. Aug. 12.
New band members are always welcome. Interested musicians should call (414) 357-5178.
Acacia presents 'Anne of Green Gables'
Mequon - Acacia Theater Company will present "Anne of Green Gables" at 8 p.m. July 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 and 3 p.m. July 15 and 22 at Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
Follow the adventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with a plain-spoken farmer and his spinster sister, who thought they were adopting a boy. She wins them and all of Prince Edward Island over with her irrepressible spirit and imagination.
Tickets are $15, students, $5. For information, call (414) 744-5995.
Stritch presents MARN Mentors Exhibition
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University will present the MARN Mentors Exhibition from July 20 to Aug. 12 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network has created MARN Mentors for visual artists, literary artists, filmmakers, composers and arts administrators to strengthen the network of artist support. MARN serves as a liaison between established working artists and administrators and those who are pursuing a career in the arts. Several established arts professionals have served as mentors, and the mentors and their protégés have worked together throughout the year with a final presentation of their work at Stritch.
An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. July 20. The exhibit opens Gallery Night, from 5 to 8 p.m. July 27.
For information, call (414) 410-4105.
Lynden Sculpture Garden hosts variety of activities
River Hills - The Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, offers a variety of programs.
General admission is $9 and $7 for students and seniors. Members and children younger than 6 are free. Admission is free to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sept. 3. Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house.
All events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.
The garden is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is open until 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
For information, visit lyndensculpturegarden.org or call (414) 446-8794.
Direct Response: Aug. 3-5
An outdoor painting workshop with Eric Aho, who shares his approach to painting en plein-air.
Dimensional Papermaking: Aug. 18
Sally Duback offers the second installment of her Dimensional Papermaking workshop. This is an opportunity to take paper pulp into the third dimension.
Jewish playwrights featured in three productions
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center presents three plays by Jewish playwrights, "Exploring Jewish Voices," during its 2012-13 season.
Each theatrical production features a preshow ViewPoints Lecture by an expert in Jewish culture and a Jewish Community Ticket performance featuring a post-show talkback led by JCC Educator Jody Hirsh.
The productions are held at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
"A Thousand Clowns" by Herb Gardner: Aug. 8 to 26; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. Aug. 12; ViewPoints Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15
"Collected Stores" by Donald Margulies: Nov. 21 to Dec. 16; ViewPoints Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28; Jewish Community Ticket: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6
"Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger: Feb. 21 to March 17; ViewPoint Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. March 10
The series kicks off with a season preview presentation, "A Midsummer Night's Preview," at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. MCT staff members and guest artists discuss the season's highlights and offer dramatic readings from each play. The preview is free for JMM members and $5 for nonmembers.
For information, call (414) 276-8842.
Lions Club hosting charity golf outing
Mequon - The Thiensville-Mequon Lions hosts its charity golf outing Aug. 13 at Mequon Country Club, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.
Consider sponsoring a hole or donating an item to the auction.
The net proceeds benefit Lions charities.
For information, visit tmlions.org.
JCC offers summer camp in Eagle River
Whitefish Bay - The Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers Family Camp on Aug. 14 to 19 the overnight camp in Eagle River.
Family Camp offers a Jewish camping experience for families from Wisconsin and across the U.S. This camping experience provides an opportunity for families to meet other Jewish families from other communities, and serves as a setting for a family reunion.
Camp activities include swimming, sailing, water skiing, nature walks, tennis, arts and crafts, and a ropes course. Families are housed in their own cabin. The fee for Family Camp is $995 for a family of four, with an additional $100 per family member, and includes all meals, activities, events and snacks.
For information, email email@example.com or call (414) 967-8240.
Guest House open being held at River Club
Mequon - The Guest House of Milwaukee is holding its 10th annual Guest House Open at 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at River Club of Mequon, 12400 N. Ville Du Parc Drive.
A grilled lunch is available on the patio at 11:30 a.m. The shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. kicks off 18 holes of golf. Cocktail hour, dinner and live and silent auctions conclude the event, which raises funds for the Guest House's efforts to erase homelessness in the Milwaukee area.
For information, call (414) 345-3240.
Foundation presents four fine arts programs
Mequon - The Weyenberg Public Library Foundation presents four programs in its 2012 Fine Arts Series at the Frank L. Weyenberg Public Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road.
At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Wisconsin native and famed storyteller Tom Pease will use movement, sign language, humor and joy to create an interactive concert.
Finally, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble performs its original and unique assortment of timeless seasonal classics at 7 p.m. Nov. 26.
Regular library services are suspended half an hour before the start time on the day of the event. No registration is required for these free programs, and all are welcome to attend.
For information, call (262) 242-2593, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exchange organization seeks host families for this summer
International Friendship and Learning seeks host families in the southeastern Wisconsin area for four weeks in July.
Students from Spain need housing this summer.
For information, email email@example.com, or call U.S. (608) 212-5275, Spain 011 34 699 668 700. Visit internationalfriendship.es for additional information.
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