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: 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Oct. 18; $12 per member pair, $15 per nonmember pair
Participants, 2- to 4-year-olds with adults, hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine. Participants learn about fall Oct. 18.
Morton Arboretum's Fall Splendor: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 (rain date: Oct. 31); $82 for adult members, $93 for nonmember adults
Participants explore the Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres of magnificent trees and gardens, by guided hike and tram, and visit the children's garden, tree house exhibition, nature-themed scarecrows and gift shop. Bring food or eat at the Gingko Café. Transportation, fees and interpretation provided.
Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Oct. 25; $5 per session for members, $6 per session for nonmembers
Participants hike on the trails. Dress for the weather; participants explore outdoors rain or shine.
Hiking the Ice Age Trail: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25; $52 for adult members, $60 for nonmember adults
Participants explore the Kellings Lakes segment north of Mauthe Lake. This area is known for its numerous kettle lakes and glacial formations. Transportation and fees are provided. Bring lunch.
Destination: Adventure Island: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 25; $12 for child members per session, $16 for nonmember children per session
Participants view beautiful fall color, visit Mystery Lake and climb the tower. Participants also meet Maria the rosy boa.
Halloween Fling: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27; $6 for child and $8 for adult members, $8 for child and $10 for adult nonmembers
Register to set up the starting time for the not-so-haunted hikes featuring characters from Eric Carle's books. Participants end the hike with s'mores and a visit to the preschool games area. Indoor activities include visiting birds of prey in the hearth room, making crafts and listening to Frogwater in our auditorium from 5 to 7 p.m.
Stritch hosts Beyond Vision tactile art exhibit
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts the tactile art exhibit Beyond Vision from Oct. 19 to Nov. 11 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The exhibition features two- and three-dimensional art that can be touched and is accessible to all. Admission is free.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19.
For information, call (414) 410-4105.
Clinic offers free pain, injury screenings
Glendale - To celebrate Physical Therapy Month, Brianne Jeras, of Northshore Physical Therapy, 5150 N. Port Washington Road, Suite 130, is providing free pain or injury screens throughout October.
Call (414) 332-0707 to schedule a free screening.
Library hosts author, paranormal investigator
Glendale - The North Shore Library, 6800 North Port Washington Road, hosts author and paranormal investigator Chad Lewis, who presents Most Haunted Places in Wisconsin, at 1 p.m. Oct. 20.
The presentation includes photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore and directions.
The event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome.
Register by call (414) 351-3461.
Church offers Sunday services, programs
Mequon - Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, offers Sunday services and programs at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
For information, visit ucnorth.org.
Oct. 21: "Building Bridges," Rev. Julie Forest; people in the congregation share their challenges, sorrows and moments of connection with relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers who have values, politics and theology that differ from theirs.
Oct. 28: "Day of the Dead, Spirit Come Near," Rev. Julie Forest and Rev. Joyce Palmer; participants are invited to bring mementos and photos of people whose lives have made a difference. Participants also can bring flowers to help create an altar. During the service, participants will share stories about those people.
Group hosts a variety of activities at park
Shorewood - Friends of Estabrook hosts a variety of activities at the park, 4400 N. Estabrook Parkway.
Volunteers are needed for buckthorn weedouts from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 21 and Nov. 11. Wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves; training will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information about what area of the park to meet at each week.
For information, call (414) 962-8431.
Speaker discusses Yiddish influence on pop culture
Whitefish Bay - Hemy Sapoznik, author, scholar and archivist of Yiddish and American folk music, speaks about the history of Yiddish and the influence of the language on American pop culture at 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Admission is free. For information, call (262) 240-2998.
Community nights have meal, programs for kids, adults
Brown Deer - Trinity Community Church, 9450 N. 60th St., hosts community night every Wednesday.
Community night includes dinner at 5:45 p.m. followed by class offerings for all ages.
The classes, which start at 6:30 p.m., include Children's Journey for children age 4 through fifth grade and Middle School Oasis for students in sixth through eighth grade. Adult topics cover practical, financial, relationship and spiritual needs. Course offerings for adults change every six to eight weeks; children and youth offerings stay consistent.
All are welcome. Nursery is available for children 3 years old and younger.
For information, visit tcc-online.org or call (414) 354-6620.
Speaker discusses state of hunger in U.S.
River Hills - Neil Salowitz of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger discusses Responding to Hunger: Our Responsibility at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road.
Salowitz will be talking about the state of hunger and food insecurity in the U.S., including the causes, and look at the unraveling of the safety net for low-income people and seniors. He also will discuss the Farm Bill, and talk about how people can help alleviate hunger in their town, state and country.
This event is free to the public.
For information, call (414) 963-1520 or visit ceebj.org/salinsky.
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.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 26: pops concert by the symphonic wind, jazz and string ensembles
3:30 p.m. Nov. 18: Christ the King Celebration by the Kammerchor and Alleluia Ringers
7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1: Christmas at Concordia - all music ensembles perform a variety of Christmas music
7:30 p.m. Dec. 10: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest
9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Bell workshop
3:30 p.m. April 7: Kammerchor spring concert
3:30 p.m. April 21: symphonic wind ensemble and chamber orchestra concert
3:30 p.m. April 28: Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert
3:30 p.m. May 5: Alleluia Ringers handbell concert
7:30 p.m. May 10: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert
Village needs volunteers for clean up day, Fright Night
Bayside - Volunteers are needed for upcoming village events.
A village clean up day is being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Department of Community and Utility Services, 9075 N. Regent Road. Residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted items. Enter off Fairy Chasm.
Following trick-or-treating from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Fright Night is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Ellsworth Park, 600 E. Ellsworth Lane.
To volunteer, call (414) 351-8811.
Gallery hosts 'Allegorical Journey' exhibit
Thiensville - River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Michael Santini's exhibit of paintings, "Allegorical Journey," through Oct. 27.
For information, call (414) 207-7444 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers needed for respite event
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts a respite event from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in the field house.
Volunteers are needed to spend the day with a child with special needs or a sibling. This day is organized to give the parents of children with disabilities a break from the constant demands of caregiving.
Activities include gym games, basketball, table games, arts and crafts, movies, face painting, books and bingo with prizes. Lunch and snacks are provided. Nursing staff take care of all personal or medical care the children need.
To register or for information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262) 243-4314.
Center offers free film classes
Whitefish Bay - The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., offers free film classes this fall.
4 p.m. Oct. 28; Rabbi Shlomo Levin, instructor; "The Yankles": a feel-good comedy about a Yeshiva baseball team determined to compete on a collegiate level
7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25; Ro'ee and Michal Peled, instructors; "Nadia's Friends": a short Israeli film, in Hebrew with subtitles, about two women (a religious Jew and a Muslim) who were childhood classmates and reunited 30 years later
7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8; Jody Hirsh and Adina Altshull, instructors; "My 100 Children": a short Israeli film, in Hebrew with subtitles, about the true story of Lena Kuchler, a Polish Jewish Holocaust survivor who rescued Jewish orphans in postwar Poland, taking them to Palestine
7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, and Nov. 5 and 12; third season of the Israeli TV series "Srugim"
7:30 p.m. Nov. 29; "I Had a Dream": a film about an Ethiopian who became a champion for the saving of Ethiopian Jewry after being brought to Europe as a boy
4 p.m. Dec. 2; Jody Hirsh, instructor; "Footnote": an Israeli film about both the world of academic rivalry in Israel as well as a fascinating father/son relationship
All classes are shown in the Daniel M. Soref Community Hall. For information, email email@example.com or call (414) 967-8212.
Choir to perform 'Evensong' choral concert at church
Whitefish Bay - The Bach Chamber Choir presents "Evensong," a choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Christ Church, 5655 N. Lake Drive.
For information, call (414) 427-7160.
Shorewood presents 'Lend Me a Tenor'
Shorewood - The Shorewood High School Performing Arts Department presents "Lend Me a Tenor" at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 to 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 in the auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.
This comedy by Ken Ludwig centers on the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, which is hosting the world famous tenor Tito Merelli for one night only. However, nothing goes right and chaos ensues. What follows is a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists and constant entrances and exits through many doors.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available from any cast member or by mailing an order to Shorewood High School (Attn. Mr. Joe King), calling (414) 963-6940 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church hosts dinner, program dedicated to veterans
Glendale - St. John's Lutheran Church, 7877 N. Port Washington Road, hosts To Whom Honor Is Due at 5 p.m. Nov. 10.
The event is dedicated to all military veterans and active duty personnel.
The event includes displays, dinner and program hosted by Bob Bach, WUWM host of Morning Edition and Vietnam veteran. Pat Koppa, Navy veteran and Harley-Davidson national director of Sales and Service Operations, will give the keynote address. Koppa will discuss why Harley-Davidson received the Employer Support Freedom Medal from the Department of Defense.
Dinner is free for veterans/active duty personnel and $8 for nonveterans.
Tickets are available at email@example.com until Nov. 2 or while supply lasts. The event is handicap accessible.
For information, call (414) 352-4150.
Woman's club seeks vendors for annual holiday sale
Brown Deer - The Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club is seeking vendors for its 32nd annual Holly Days craft, art and antiques show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.
For information or to apply, visit browndeerjuniorwomansclub.com or call (414) 304-5684.
Counselor discusses genetic mutations, testing
Whitefish Bay - Certified genetics counselor Angela Thompson presents Ask the Expert: Genetic Risk for Ovarian and Breast Cancer from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Boulevard.
At this free lecture women learn the basics of genetic mutations, how they contribute to cancer, what genetic testing can determine and when genetic testing might be appropriate for these young individuals and their families. This information is especially critical for Jewish women of Eastern and Central European descent as they are more likely than the general population to carry a genetic mutation related to increased risk for breast or ovarian cancer.
To register, call (414) 962-8201, Ext. 102.
Interfaith choral concert features area groups
Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts an interfaith choral concert that features singers from Jewish, Catholic and Lutheran organizations at 7 p.m. Nov. 14.
Performers include Sarah Chudnow Community Glee Club, the Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale and choral groups from Congregation Shalom, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Grace Lutheran Church and Lumen Christi Catholic Church.
For information, call (262) 478-1506.
Stritch hosts Baylor family exhibit
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts the Baylor family exhibit from Nov. 16 to Dec. 16 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The exhibit features two- and three-dimensional works by Milwaukee's Helen, Reginald and Trenton Baylor. The pieces interweave to tell a story of life, love and the strength of family ties.
The exhibit is closed Nov. 21-25.
Admission is free. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
For information, call (414) 410-4105.
Stritch hosts two musical events
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts musical events in November.
There is a piano festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.
High school pianists compete for awards and scholarships to attend Stritch as music majors. The festival includes a workshop during which students perform, observe and interact with pianists.
For information, call (414) 410-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a faculty recital, "Three Mezzos," at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.
Voice faculty members Christine O'Meally, Amelia Spierer and Kay Belich perform with accompanist James Norden.
Acacia Theatre Company presents 2012-13 season
Mequon - Acacia Theatre Company presents four shows during its 2012-13 season.
All performances are at Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.
"Irena's Vow" by Dan Gordon
8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17; 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18; 4 p.m. Nov. 17
"Irena's Vow" is the story of 19-year-old Irena Gut Opdyke, one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. A Polish Catholic, Opdyke was forced to work as head housekeeper for a prominent German major. Over a two-year period of service, she used her wit, humor and courage to protect the lives of the Jewish refugees she cared for secretly.
"Heaven Sent" by Rick Whelan
8 p.m. March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16; 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17; 4 p.m. Nov. 16
When a young, abandoned girl in need of care appears at reclusive Samuel Langley's door in the middle of the night, he rediscovers hope, beauty and character.
4 p.m. Dec. 8; freewill offering
Meet a cast of Christmas characters showcased in several of Acacia's best-loved short plays as well as its new tour offerings.
"Quilters," book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, music and lyrics by Barbara Damashek
8 p.m. July 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20; 3 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21; 4 p.m. Nov. 20
A musical, "Quilters" celebrates the courage and character of our nation's pioneer women as they share their fears, joys, loves and tribulations as settlers in a sometimes harsh land.
Season subscriptions cost $38 or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy.
Single tickets for all productions go on sale Sept. 1. Single tickets for the three regular season shows 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.
Stritch hosts annual holiday concert
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts its Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.
The Stritch Concert Choir, directed by Michael Batcho, presents its annual holiday concert.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, alumni and students.
For information, call (414) 410-4000.
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.
"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.
Anaba presents League of Milwaukee Artists exhibit
Shorewood - The League of Milwaukee Artists showcase the work of its members in an exhibit "Painting … Music to My Soul" from Sept. 6 to Oct. 28 at Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6.
The exhibit is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
For information, visit anabatearoom.com.
Club holding auditions for classical musicians
Whitefish Bay - The MacDowell Club is holding auditions for classically trained musicians from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at United Methodist Church, 819 East Silver Spring Drive.
Male vocalists are especially welcome to apply. All applications must be received by Jan. 12.
Requirements, application forms, detailed information and directions are available at macdowellclubmilwaukee.org or by emailing email@example.com.
Auditioners will be notified of their time slot by Jan. 16.
University hosts theatrical performances
Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts theatrical performances.
"Almost, Maine" is presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 8 and 9 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium.
Tickets for the performances are $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person.
For information, call (262) 243-4364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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