St. Robert Parish hosts annual fair
Shorewood - St. Robert Parish, 2200 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, will host its annual fair from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Lots of live entertainment for all ages and tastes is lined up, including Dominican High School's Irish Band, Aislin Aoiffe, which will perform both Saturday and Sunday.
Also at the fair will be rummage, raffles, used book sale, old fashioned bakery and country store, children's activities, games, rides, prizes, treats, and of course, lots of great food - Mexican cantina, seafood café, Italian sausage, chicken dinners and plenty of all-American favorites.
For information, see the parish Web site at strobert.org.
Mequon Fire and EMS Association to host fund raiser
Mequon - The Mequon Fire and EMS Association will host a brat fry at the Village BP in Thiensville from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6. The group is raising funds to purchase a thermal imaging camera for the City of Mequon. Thermal imaging cameras help firefighters locate people in dark, smoke-filled environments but cost more than $10,000 a piece.
Elite Fitness launches free summer teen membership program
Mequon - Elite Fitness & Racquet Club officials announced Monday that they will be offering free memberships to teens age 13-17 from June 15 to Aug. 15 at two locations - Mequon Elite, 11616 N. Port Washington Road, and Bluemound Elite-Brookfield, 600 N. Barker Road.
This is the first time Elite Fitness has offered this program. It's designed to encourage teens to participate in a healthy lifestyle and establish a life-long fitness routine. Teens will have free access to the Elite clubs' top-of-the-line fitness equipment, gyms, tennis and a wide variety of group fitness classes including yoga, spin, and more.
The rate of overweight teens in the nation has more than tripled since 1980, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, the rate of obesity-related diseases, typically found in adults, is beginning to surge in children.
To become a teen member at Elite Fitness & Racquet Clubs, teens can visit either location with a parent or legal guardian to register. Teens will have access to all club facilities during designated hours and may attend any group exercise class held during those hours. In addition, teens can make reservations for free summer tennis.
For information, go to eliteclubs.com.
Science, technology emphasis of summer camp at Concordia
Mequon - The School of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin is hosting two Summer STEM Camp sessions this summer. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is an exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for young people with a special emphasis on the STEM curriculum areas.
The first session will take place from June 22 through June 26 at Concordia University's main campus, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. The second session will be held from June 29 through July 3 at Concordia University School, 8242 N. Granville Road, Milwaukee. Each camp session costs $125 per camper and includes all camp programming and activities as well as a camp T-shirt.
Each camp will be facilitated by a lead teacher content specialist. Each lead teacher will be assisted by two assistant teachers.
Each session is limited to 24 participants.
Registration deadline is June 12 or when the sessions are filled.
For information on the camp, contact Michael Uden at (262) 243-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program teaches parents, students to tame college costs
Mequon-Thiensville - The Park and Recreation Department has scheduled a seminar at 7 p.m. June 17 to provide information to families with a college-bound high school student on how they can potentially reduce their college expenses by tens of thousands of dollars. The presentation will be at Range Line School, 11040 N. Range Line Road, Mequon.
Various academic, cash flow and tax strategies will be discussed. This presentation will be helpful to families at all income levels, but especially relevant to families who will not qualify for need-based financial aid. Those interested in attending should call (262) 238-7536 to register.
Seating is limited so reservations should be made as soon as possible.
Authors of book on artist Mary Nohl hold presentation
Glendale - Authors Barbara Manger and Janine Smith will be hosting a book signing on from 7 to 8 p.m. today for a new book "Mary Nohl: Inside & Outside" at Boswell Books, 2559 North Downer Avenue.
Then at 6:30 p.m. June 11, the two authors will be making a live presentation, sponsored by the North Shore Historical Society, entitled, "The Life of Mary Nohl Inside & Outside" at the North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road. It will be followed by a book signing.
The recently released book, which was funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, is meant to help people to fully understand this remarkable outsider artist whose Fox Point residence was the source of many local legends and much attention.
The book sells for $29.95, and it offers the first comprehensive look of Mary Nohl's unusual life (1914-2001) through the eyes of author and friend, Barbara Manger, who went through volumes of Nohl's diaries and sketches to gain insight into her life. It also contains 310 photos from throughout Nohl's lifetime, as well as photos of her artwork from both the inside and outside of her home. The delightful coffee table book was skillfully designed by Janine Smith.
When Nohl died in 2001, she left her house and personal collection to the Kohler Foundation to make sure that it would remain intact. She also left her personal estate, valued at $11.3 million, to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Today, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary Nohl Foundation helps organizations in providing arts for children, supports art centers, as well as provides scholarships and assistance to individual artists, at a time when many other resources have been reduced or discontinued.
All proceeds from the book sale will go to Mary Nohl Collection at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
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