Estabrook Beer Garden
celebrates grand opening
Shorewood — The grand opening of the Estabrook Beer Garden, at Hampton Avenue and Capitol Drive, is 5:30 p.m. June 20.
A ceremonial keg tapping is featured at 6 p.m., with free beer while it lasts. Live German music will round out the event.
Families are allowed to bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages; no carry-in alcoholic beverages are allowed. Only cash is accepted for food or beverage purchases and a deposit on a glass mug.
The beer garden opens at noon daily, weather permitting, with "last call" at 9 p.m.
For information, visit estabrookbeergarden.com.
Donate blood and receive
free Summerfest ticket
Brown Deer — The BloodCenter of Wisconsin, 5960 W. Brown Deer Road, is giving a free Summerfest ticket valid weekdays between noon and 4 p.m., while supplies last, to all attempting donors June 24 to 29.
Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Parental consent is required for 16-year-olds to donate. The entire process takes about an hour. Donors should bring a photo ID that includes birth date.
To schedule an appointment, call (877) 232-4376 or visit bcw.edu.
Swimming lessons available at county pools
Swimming lessons will be offered at pools throughout the Milwaukee County Parks system. The fee for eight lessons is $38. Admission is limited to 100 students at each pool.
For information, visit countyparks.com.
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.
· Lake Michigan Discovery Hike: 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 21; $5 for adult members and $7 for nonmember adults
Participants hike to the lower terrace and lake shore with a focus on Lake Michigan. The entire program is taught on the trail.
· Tuesday Tunes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 25 in the pavilion; free with center admission
Lynn Roginske presents Sing-Along With Lynn featuring folk, camp and silly songs. If there is rain, the performance will be held the auditorium. Bring a blanket or chair.
· Summer Evening Wildlife Walk: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 26; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults
· Audubon Babies: Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. June 27; $5 per session for members, $6 per session for nonmembers
Participants, 6 months to 2 years and their adult, hike on the trails. Dress for the weather; the program is held outdoors rain or shine.
· Tales and Trails Hikes: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27; free
Participants read a nature-themed book together, and then venture out on the center's trails to explore ponds through trail games and learning activities. The program is best suited for families. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
· Hangin' with Hyatt: Campin' and Canoein': 6 p.m. June 28 to 10 a.m. June 29; $75 per tent for members, $85 per tent for nonmembers
Participants pitch tents, then grab a net at Mystery Lake, hop into a canoe and catch as many critters as possible. Later, participants go to the beach for a campfire and s'mores.
Sarah Chudnow hosts
a variety of activities
Mequon — The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of activities throughout the months of May and June.
For information, call (262) 478-1500 .
· 2:30 to 4 p.m. June 22: nurse Lisa Gorelick presents information on healthy.
· 2 to 3 p.m. June 23: Kids Korps, a dance troupe of students ages 8 to 16, performs fast-moving, fully costumed dance routines.
·Summer Art and Nature Camps: June 13 to Aug. 28; ages 4 to 14; fees vary
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.
· 2013 UWM Art Education Institute — Attentive Living: Art, Nature and Place: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24 to 28, noon to 5 p.m. June 29; $200; advanced registration required; undergraduate and graduate credit options available
Through a series of hands-on experiences and artistic dialogs with curators, artists, naturalists and educators, participants engage in the creation of an art curriculum centered on principles of attentive living based on an in-depth and sustained exploration of place through local research, spatial interactions, site-specific activities and exploration of subjective implications and personal experience. This workshop will be of particular interest to K-12 teachers, community and museum educators and docents with an interest in developing an interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum that explores the relationship between art, nature and place. Generalist teachers and those with expertise in science, language and social studies, as well as the arts, are encouraged to participate
· Emilie Clark's "Sweet Corruptions" exhibit: through Aug. 25
· Summer art and nature camps: June 13 to Aug. 28; ages 4 to 14; fees vary
Art camps feature environmental programs, visiting artists and the opportunity to explore a wide variety of art media. The nature camp shifts the balance toward ecology and makes extensive use of the grounds. Each camp concludes with an informal showing for family and friends.
· Second annual Harry & Peg Bradley's Backyard Barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22
The fundraiser benefits Lynden's education programs. Activities include entertainment, hands-on art and nature activities, a garden-themed silent auction and a backyard feast. For information, call (414) 352-9156.
hosts Relay for Life
Brown Deer — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Milwaukee/Brown Deer will be held from 6 p.m. June 21 to 8 a.m. June 22 at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.
Individuals and teams keep at least one member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising before the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at the relay.
Register a team by visiting RelayForLife.org/milwaukeewior by calling (800) 227-2345.
Free camp available for relatives
of fallen U.S. service members
Campbellsport — Hometown Heroes, a nonprofit organization, holds a free summer camp from June 22 to 28 at YMCA Camp Matawa for children, nieces, nephews and younger siblings ages 7 to 16 of fallen U.S. service members who died in any manner.
Register at hometownheroes.org.
Group holds run/walk
Wauwatosa — Friends of Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission hosts its first-ever Modern Woodmen of America Walk, Run, Wag for MADACC on June 22 at Hart Park, 7300 W. Chestnut St.
Attendees can participate in the competitive, chip-timed 5K run (for people only) at 9:30 a.m., chip-timed 5K run (for people and their dogs) at 9:45 a.m. or one- or two-mile walks (for people and their dogs) at 10 a.m.
All paid registered runners and walkers of the event receive a goody bag. Medals will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K finishers, plus the top finisher in each of 14 age groups.
Following the run/walk, Central Bark Doggy Day Care and Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists hosts Fido Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fido Fest is a free admission event and also benefits Friends of MADACC. The event includes pet-friendly vendors, adoptable animals, food and a beer tent. Fido Fest also has kid-friendly and canine activities, including agility, lure coursing, dock-diving demonstrations and pet contests.
Register at madaccwalkrun.org. Children 13 and younger are free. Day of registration will be available, but the commemorative T-shirt availability or size is not guaranteed.
Registrants can donate $2 of their registration fee to any of the nonprofit placement partners who have rescued animals from MADACC during registration.
Group hosts picnic
in Doctors Park
Fox Point — Doctors Park Friends host a free picnic in the park from noon to 4 p.m. June 23 at the park, 1870 E. Fox Lane.
The afternoon include live music by Mistick Krewe, a collector car show with the Brew City Cruise Night Car Club and vintage baseball with the Milwaukee Grays. Other activities include a nature hike, bounce house, children's games, face painting and a silent auction to support Doctors Park Friends.
The event is free and open to members of the public who are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch.
For information, call (414) 352-7502.
holds golf tournament
Mequon — The Zoological Society of Milwaukee holds its Birdies and Eagles Golf Tournament on July 29 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m.; a lunch buffet begins at 11 a.m.; the shot-gun start is at noon; cocktails, auctions, raffle and dinner will follow golfing.
Registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart (scramble format), lunch and dinner, refreshments on the course and a participant's gift.
Fees are $300 or $1,200 for a foursome. Proceeds benefit the society.
To register, visit zoosociety.org/golf or call (414) 258-2333 by June 24.
Sponsorship opportunities are available and begin at $2,500.
parade, music and food
Mequon-Thiensville — Family Fun Before the 4th starts with a parade at 10:30 a.m. June 29 that winds north along Cedarburg Road in Mequon and Main Street in Thiensville, then east along Freistadt Road, south on Green Bay and east along Elm Street to Thiensville Park, 250 Elm St.
Entertainment includes music groups Life in a Tree from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Myles Hayes Quintet from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Christopher's Project at 7 p.m.
A variety of food and beverage vendors will be available.
For information, visit familyfunbeforethe4th.com.
'Telling Stories' art exhibit
Shorewood — Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, presents "Telling Stories," an exhibit by Megan Woodard Johnson, through June 30.
For information, call (414) 963-9510 or visit anabatearoom.com.
Village holds a variety of activities
Bayside — The village is holding a variety of activities this summer.
· The village's annual Fourth of July parade takes place at 9 a.m. July 4. All parade participants need to gather at 8:45 a.m. in the Bayside Middle School parking lot, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane. Activities follow in Ellsworth Park, 600 E. Ellsworth Lane.
· Tickets for the Lakeshore Chinooks village of Bayside Night on July 11 are $15. A Chinooks hat is included. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Bayside Beautification.
· Village residents may drop off items as part of Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 in the parking lot at the Department of Community and Utility Services, 9075 N. Regent Road. Participants need to enter the lot of off Fairy Chasm Road. Recycling, electronics, paint, scrap metal, documents for shredding, mattresses, bicycles and donations for Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity are accepted. Participants need to bring either three nonperishable food items for the Hunger Task Force or a monetary donation for the MACC Fund.
· Village residents may drop off yard waste and recycling from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 at the sled hill parking lot, corner of Fairy Chasm and Regent roads.
· The annual village picnic is from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 7 at Ellsworth Park. The picnic features activities, food and refreshments for village residents. Activities include interactive Police Department display, wine tasting, live music and games.
To volunteer for any of these events, call (414) 351-8813.
Class of '78
celebrates 35th reunion
Glendale — The Shorewood High School Class of 1978 holds its 35-year reunion at 6 p.m. July 6 at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road.
The festivities begin with registration and include appetizers, food, unlimited beer, wine and soda, and music with video show.
The cost is $55 per person and reservations are payable to Nicole Mueller, 2030 E. Menlo Blvd., Shorewood, WI 53211.
For information, call (414) 617-8357 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.
Band presents series
of free outdoor concerts
Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Community Band presents a series of free outdoor concerts at 7 p.m. July 10, 24 and Aug. 7 at Old Schoolhouse Park, 5400 N. Marlborough Drive.
The Aug. 7 concerts will be held in connection with ice cream socials.
For information, call (414) 357-5178.
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.
Chamber presents free concerts in Village Park
Brown Deer — The Granville-Brown Deer Chamber presents Community Vibes, free live music in Brown Deer Village Park, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive, this summer.
Stoneship Eden on July 17, and The Rhythm Kings on Aug. 21. Each concert is from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
For information, visit granvillebrowndeerchamber.org.
Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., presents the exhibit "Saturation" by Milwaukee artist Pamela Anderson through Aug. 3.
The exhibit is from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
For information, visit riveredgeartgallery.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)
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