Nature preserve offers series of free workshops
Mequon - The Mequon Nature Preserve hosts a series of free monthly adult learning workshops at the PieperPower Education Center, 8200 W. County Line Road.
Programs include an Emerald Ash Borer Workshop from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 21. Department of Natural Resources forester Julie Peltier will discuss spread of the emerald ash borer and current treatment strategies.
The annual Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13. Learn how to identify and remove invasive species such as garlic mustard and dame's rocket.
In celebration of Earth Day, Matt Pliszka of Environmentally Sensitive Solutions will discuss chemical hazards in the home from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 22.
Mike Hottinger of Flat Tire Flowerpots will present a hands-on, family-friendly workshop at 4:30 p.m. May 2. He will explain how to make a flowerpot from recycled tires. Participants plant prairie seeds in the completed pot. Materials will be available at the center for $5.
Programs are open to adults and children. All programs are free; a $5 donation is welcome.
For information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262) 242-8055, Ext. 101.
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, Wednesday and Friday 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.
Andy Sturdevant's "Gathered From Various Other Reliable Sources" exhibit is available for viewing in the nAbr (not-a-bed-room) gallery.
Workshop with Yevgeniya Kaganovich: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22
Yevgeniya 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, molds the skin into plantlike volumes, stuffs the volumes with more bags, and connects 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.
School's Out Workshop: Tree House: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25; $50 or $45 for members
For ages 6 to 11, participants create fanciful cityscapes from cardboard boxes of various sizes, adorning the structures with windows, doorways, swings and ladders for the imaginary inhabitants. Finally, participants add electric lights.
Grief support groups
available at church
Mequon - Mourning Cloak grief support groups for children, teens, young adults and adults who are grieving a death or significant loss will be held from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. March 25, and April 1 and 8 at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road.
For information or to register, email email@example.com or call (414) 704-7640.
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.
2013 Summer Nature Adventure Camps: registration is under way; camps serve preschool- to high school-age children; visit sanc.org for information
Aldo Leopold, Phenology & Climate Change: 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 23; $7 for adult members, $8 for nonmember adults
Stan Temple highlights Leopold's keen observations of the natural world. Leopold kept daily journals recording observations of seasonal events. His meticulous phonological observations provided an unparalleled record of when plants bloomed, birds migrated and other natural events occurred. Comparing his records with more recent records helps in understanding how climate change is affecting the ecological community.
Boomers and Beyond: 9 to 11 a.m. April 4; $15 for adult members and $17 for nonmember adults
In April, elementary Audubon teacher John Hoff explores the inner world of soil.
2013 Spring Gala: 6 p.m. June 7; $200 per person
The 2013 Spring Gala features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 152.
Lynden Scultpture garden
hosts 'Surfacing' exhibit
River Hills - Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts an exhibit, "Surfacing" by Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern, through March 24.
Meuninck-Ganger, a printmaker, and Stern, a digital artist, merge practices to create new forms, most frequently "moving images on paper" created by mounting translucent prints and drawings on video screens.
For information, call (414) 446-8794.
Registration deadline for theater trip looms
Glendale - Reservations are due March 25 for the Glendale Senior Citizens' Club trip to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's April 3 performance of "A Raisin in the Sun," with lunch at Karl Raatch's.
Buses leave at 11 a.m. from the lower east parking lot of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road, and return there after the play.
The cost is $50.
For information, call (414) 540-2100.
AARP offers driver safety review
Mequon - AARP representatives present a four-hour driver safety review at 8:30 a.m. March 28 at Range Line School, 11040 N. Range Line Road.
The presentation combines audiovisual elements and discussion periods. Participants should arrive 15 minutes early.
The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.
To register, call (262) 238-7537.
Church seeks volunteers
to pack meals
Grafton - United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, in conjunction with the Feed My Starving Children hunger relief organization, is holding a food packing event April 4 to 6 at Portal Industries, 1015 W. Cedar Creek Road.
Food will be packed in eight two-hour shifts over the course of the three days. The goal is to recruit 750 volunteers to pack 150,000 meals. Anyone is welcome to participate, regardless of church affiliation. Registration is required and a $10 donation is requested. Additional donations are also welcome.
Register or donate at umcwfb.org or by calling (414) 964-2424.
Book store hosts
Milwaukee - Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., hosts Milwaukee author Dean Strang at 7 p.m. April 5.
He discusses his new book, "Worse than the Devil," which is about the 1917 bombing of the Bay View Police Station.
For information, call (414) 332-1181.
'Re[f]use' art exhibit
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts an art exhibit featuring photography by Gina Dabrowski, "Re[f]use: Transforming the Landscape," from April 5 to 28.
A gallery night reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 19.
For information, call (414) 410-4000.
Sheepshead tournament includes cash prizes
Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens Club and the Nicolet Recreation Department will hold a sheepshead tournament at noon April 6 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Participants will play three rounds of 15 hands, with the person earning the highest score receiving a plaque and a cash prize. There will be 15 prizes. Food will be available starting at 10:15 a.m.
The cost of the tournament is $20.
To register, call (414) 351-7566.
Join Carl Krueger
on his walking 'crusade'
Brown Deer - Village President Carl Krueger leads the last of his monthly walks through the village April 6.
The last "crusade" is the run up to The Deer Run 5K/Walk. Those who participate in the crusades and join Krueger and his team in the 5K will receive a special "Carl's Crusade" shirt.
Gallery presents 'Songs, Sonnets and Stolen Words'
Thiensville - River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Madison artist Teresa Getty's new exhibition, "Songs, Sonnets and Stolen Words" through April 6.
The exhibit features a collection of ethereal, surrealistic images in multimedia.
Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For information, visit riveredgeartgallery.com.
Committee holds series
of free monthly events
Shorewood - The Conservation Committee offers a series of free monthly events. Community members may attend any or all of the events without registration.
For information, call (414) 847-2700.
Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and Plant Sale: 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 6 in the Shorewood Village Center
This event features ways to save money on watering while keeping excess rainwater out of the sewers and village basements.
Conservation Fair: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 in the Atwater School parking lot, 2100 E. Capitol Drive
The Conservation Fair features various exhibits and educational events as well as recycling opportunities. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the school's cafeteria.
Jugglefest features professional, local talent
Shorewood - The Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department's eighth annual Jugglefest Variety Show takes place at 1 p.m. April 7 in the Shorewood High School auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.
Professional performers as well as local talent anchor this family-friendly event. This year's event emcee is Lou Lepore, magician and comedian from Menasha. Professional and amateur jugglers and entertainers to be featured this year include: The Flame Fatales fire dance troupe; Nehemiah Peterson and Noah Bachofen, national level yo-yoers; and the Shorewood Recreation Department's Juggling Skills and Instruction class.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 and younger are free.
For information, call (414) 963-6913.
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. 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
School presents annual benefit concert
Mequon - The Homestead High School band presents its 25th annual band benefit concert at 7 p.m. April 13 in the James Barr Auditorium, 5000 W. Mequon Road.
In honor of the band's trip to Ireland in December, the band will present A Salute to Ireland, music from the Emerald Isle.
Money raised at the event will go toward purchasing instruments and supporting music scholarships. Before the show, a raffle and silent auction will be held.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
For information, call (262) 238-5900.
Club offers scholarships
to students of classical music
Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee holds scholarship auditions for students of classical music from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 20 in the chapel of Bonaventure Hall at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.
Prizes of $1,000, $750 and $500, plus two $125 honorable mentions, will be awarded.
The scholarship is open to applicants 18 to 26 residing or studying within a 90-mile radius of the Greater Milwaukee Area. Eligible categories are voice, piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass and classical guitar.
For information, call (414) 475-1864, email email@example.com or visit macdowellclubmilwaukee.org.
Stritch hosts 'Little Women:
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University hosts "Little Women: The Musical" at 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. April 21 and 28 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.
This musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel tells the tale of the March sisters of Concord, Mass., in a time of great social upheaval. Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy grow from childhood to womanhood through romance and courtship, illness and loss, loving and letting go.
For information or to order tickets, call (414) 410-4171.
'On the Horizon' art exhibit
Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, hosts Beki Borman's exhibit, "On the Horizon" through April 28.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
For information, visit anabatearoom.com.
School presents 'Spring Awakenings'
Shorewood - Shorewood High School presents "Spring Awakening" at 7 p.m. May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. May 12 in the auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.
Tickets are $10.
For information, call (414) 963-6940.
Center seeks vendors
for annual flea market
Shorewood - Vendor tables are available for the ninth annual Shorewood Community Flea Market, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 in the lower level of the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
Eight-foot tables for $20 to display sale items. The Shorewood Senior Resource Center is responsible for publicity, including lawn signs, posters and a classified ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Toys, household items, comic books, craft items, plants and collectibles have been sold at previous flea markets. No used clothing, food or food products will be accepted for sale.
For information or to rent a table, call (414) 847-2727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee seeks members
of Class of 1983
Milwaukee - The Whitefish Bay High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. July 6 at Palms Bistro, 221 N. Broadway.
The cost is $50 per person, $40 for additional guests. The price includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, music and a slide show.
Send payment to John Robertson, N31W7231 Lincoln Blvd., Cedarburg, WI 53012.
For information, email email@example.com.
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.
"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.
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