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Things to Do

March 15, 2011

District celebrates music all month long

Shorewood - The school district is celebrating Music in Our Schools Month with concerts and a festival.

The high school concert choir and chamber singers and the intermediate school choirs present a concert at 7 p.m. March 17 at North Shore Presbyterian Church, 4048 N. Bartlett Ave.

The Wisconsin School Music Association Solo & Ensemble Festival, which involves a large number of intermediate and high students, is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 at Hamilton High School, N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.

The intermediate and high school jazz ensembles perform at 7 p.m. March 22 in the high school auditorium.

The orchestra program wraps up the month-long celebration with a district orchestra festival, featuring all orchestra students in grades four through 12 at 7 p.m. April 7 in the high school arena.

These concerts are open to the public and free of charge.

For information, call (414) 963-6920.

SANC celebrates Snake Patrick's Day

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, offers a family program about snakes, frogs and turtles from 6 to 7 p.m. March 17.

Participants will get green cake, green cookies and green juice in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

The fee is $4 for child members, $6 for adult members, $6 for child nonmembers and $8 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

JCC to host civility workshop

Whitefish Bay - Several local Jewish organizations will collaborate to present "Civility: A Community Conversation" at 7 p.m. March 17 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.The featured speaker will be Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the national affiliate of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

The event is free and open to the public. Register by calling (414) 390-5781 or e-mailing cherylv@milwaukeejewish.org.

Tasting event benefits St. Francis center

Glendale - St. Francis Children's Center, 6700 N. Port Washing Road, hosts its 18th annual wine, chocolate and beer tasting from 7 to 10 p.m. March 18.

All attendees will have the opportunity to sample nearly 100 wines, chocolates at more than a dozen tasting stations, specialty beer from local breweries along with hors d'oeuvres. Guests can also participate in a silent auction and raffle drawing.

Advance tickets are $50 each or $45 each for parties of 10 or more. At the door, tickets are $60. Attendees must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the special education, therapy and support services that St. Francis Children's Center provides to more than 1,300 children throughout Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington counties each year.

For reservations or information, call (414) 351-0450. To get a sneak peak at select silent auction items and event details, visit sfcckids.org.

Bay teens, band celebrate St. Patrick's at Miramar

Milwaukee - Whitefish Bay High School students Brendan Demet and Isaac Young, and their band Evergreen, perform in concert at the Miramar Theater, 2844 N. Oakland Ave., on March 18. Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; music starts at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $8 at the door.

For information, go to evergreenjams.com.

Shorewood hosts state high school table tennis tourney

Shorewood - The 2011 Wisconsin State High School Table Tennis Championships is this weekend at Shorewood Intermediate School gym, 3830 N. Morris Blvd.

The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 or 4 p.m. March 19. High schools from New Berlin, Madison, Whitefish Bay, Pewaukee and Shorewood will participate in the tournament. The 2011 Wisconsin State Championships will be held at Shorewood Intermediate School gym April 9.The tournaments are organized by the Shorewood Table Tennis Club.

For information, check the club's website at shorewoodttc.org.

Deadline for card tournament registration looms

Brown Deer - St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8080 N. 47th St., hosts a sheepshead tournament starting at 9 a.m. March 19.

The deadline to register is March 11.

The tournament consists of five rounds of 15 games. Players must register in advance at the Park and Recreation Department, 4800 W. Green Brook Drive.

The fee is $8.

For information, call (414) 371-3070.

African drum, dance troupe performs at high school

Shorewood - African drum and dance troupe Jam Ak Jam Afro-Dance Theatre performs at 7 p.m. March 19 at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

The show will include traditional African drum and dance, African Kora music, original West African soukous and Jamaican-style dancehall choreography. Short skits are also part of the program with the central theme of dancing instead of fighting for peace.

General admission is $25 at the door, $20 in advance and $15 for students and seniors; the cost is $10 for Shorewood High School students. Tickets are available at the Shorewood Box Office at (414) 963-6940.

For information, call (414) 899-1733(CQ) or e-mail Jamakjam@hotmail.com.

Shamrock dinner, auction benefit Lumen Christi

Mequon - Lumen Christi Catholic School's popular fundraiser, Shamrock, takes place March 19 at Ozaukee Country Club.

This year's theme is Shamrock 'N' Roll. The festivities begin at 5:30p.m. when it is time to "get down and get funky" with hip cocktails and appetizers, raffles and a silent auction. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The voice auction begins at 9:15 p.m. Auction items include a relaxing and restful week getaway in the North Woods; an Iron Fork competition at Shully's Café; trolley service for up to 27 people for an evening (the ultimate carpool); and unforgettable opportunity for five children to run as "mini" Klement's Famous Racing Sausages at a Brewers home game; and fabulous jewelry, birthday packages, signed sports items, art work, and sporting events tickets. There is something for everyone! In addition, our school children have created beautiful glass fusion projects for the silent auction.

Back by popular demand, our fun-filled evening will continue with musical entertainment provided by Mission River, a local band featuring some of our own Lumen Christi dads and alumni dads.

Tickets are $75 each; adults 65 years or older are $40 each. An invitation/registration form can be found on our website shamrockfun.com. This website also highlights many of the auction and raffle items.

Jugglefest variety show returns to high school

Shorewood - Mark Hayward, world team juggling champion and world yo-yo champion, emcees Milwaukee's sixth annual Jugglefest Variety Show from 1 to 2:45 p.m. March 20 in the Shorewood High School Auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive. An open juggling session follows from 3 to 4 p.m.

Professional and amateur jugglers, including Shorewood High School students Erik Alfvin, Sam Dixon and Mac Gallagher, round out this family show.

Tickets are $5 at the door. Children younger than 6 are free.

For information, call (414) 963-6920.

SANC offers evening hike during spring equinox

Bayside - Jessy Knox leads an evening hike to celebrate the spring equinox from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 20 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor toward the sun, accounting for nearly equal hours of night and daylight.

The fee is $6 for child members, $10 for adult members, $8 for child nonmembers and $12 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Animal rights group hosts Great American Meatout

Glendale - The 27th annual Great American Meatout takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. March 20 at the North Shore Library Community Room, 6800 N. Port Washington Road. In observance of the world's largest grassroots diet education campaign, Citizens United for Animals provides an afternoon of food sampling, video screening and information. This year's motto is "Join the Action."

For information, visit CUFA-WI.org and click on the 'Events' tab.

Study the Bible in-depth at Concordia

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin's Bible Institute Adult In-Depth Bible Studies run from 3 to 6 p.m. Mondays, March 21 to May 2 (no class April 25) in the Friends of Concordia Room on the campus, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Class materials, snacks and beverages are provided. The cost is $150 per person for all six classes, $40 for CUW staff/faculty and Lutheran Church Missouri Synod high schoolers and free for full-time CUW students.

For information, contact Ellen Leslie, operations coordinator, at Ellen.Leslie@cuw.edu or (262) 243-4343.

Art gallery features graduate student's work

Mequon - The artwork of graduate student Kaheeah Yang is featured March 21 to April 3 in the Concordia University of Wisconsin Art Galley, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is free.

For information, call (262) 243-4470.

Discover nature during hike

Bayside - Don Quintenz leads a discovery nature hike from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 22 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

Participants walk along the meadows, woods, wetlands and lakeshore of the center while Quintenz interprets the scenery and helps answer the questions that nature evokes.

The fee is $5 for adult members and $7 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Author talks about village's historic houses

Whitefish Bay - Local resident and author Tom Fehring talks about the early history of the village and what some of the unique historical homes in the village have to offer at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

To register, call (414) 964-4380 or stop by the adult reference desk.

Senior club features movie 'Secretariat'

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club screens "Secretariat" at 1 p.m. March 23 in the clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.

The event is free.

For information, call (414) 540-2100.

Community center offers Israeli Night with the Bucks

Whitefish Bay - The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center is planning an Israeli Night trip to see the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Sacramento Kings featuring Omri Casspi, the only Israeli NBA player, March 23 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

The community-wide event features pregame activities, including snacks, giveaways and games, starting at 6 p.m. in the Bradley Room.

Reduced ticket prices are $15, $25 and $40. For ticket information, call (414) 227-2761.

For information, e-mail mcohen@jccmilwaukee.org or call (414) 967-8249.

Nursing home card focus of book discussion at MATC

Mequon - Milwaukee Area Technical College-Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, hosts a book discussion from 7 to 8:15 p.m. March 23.

MATC nursing instructor Julienne Rock leads a discussion of Thomas Gass' "Nobody's Home: Candid Reflections of a Nursing Home Aide" in Room A114.

His book provides portraits of his patients and gives a well-rounded picture of what life is like inside a nursing home. Copies of the book can be checked out at the Mequon Campus library.

For information, call (262) 238-2262, or e-mail szabom@matc.edu.

Toddlers can learn about winter birds at SANC

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, offers the program Hand-in-Hand: Winter Birds for 2- to 4-year-olds from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. March 24, and 9 to 10:15 p.m. March 31.

Participants hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather; the class will be held outside rain or shine.

The fee is $12 for child/adult member pairs and $15 for child/adult nonmember pairs.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Free workshop provides yoga fundamentals

Whitefish Bay - A free workshop, The Healing Powers of Yoga: Therapeutic Yoga Workshop is offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 24 at the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

The workshop, which is open to the public, focuses on the fundamental theories of yoga, breathing and mediation; yoga concepts of restoration, rejuvenation and wellness; and the principles of alignment -based yoga and how it can be used to heal.

To register, call (414) 962-8201, Ext. 102, or e-mail jlucore@gildasclubsewi.org.

SANC offers tours of Johnson Controls campus

Bayside - Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, is organizing a tour of Johnson Controls' LEED Platinum-certified campus, from 9 to 11 a.m. March 24 and 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. April 15.

Learn from the Johnson Controls' staff the techniques of photovoltaic and thermal solar energy, geothermal wells, rainwater management, green roofs, material reuse and integrated building management. After a tour of the building, enjoy drinks and snacks in the company's cafeteria. Meet at the center; transportation will be provided.

The fee is $19 for adult members and $22 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

District's foundation hosts annual benefit

The Maple Dale-Indian Hill Educational Foundation is hosting its 10th annual Red Carpet Benefit Bash from 7 to 11:30 p.m. March 26 at Four Points by Sheraton, 8900 N. Kildeer Court, Brown Deer.

Activities include dinner, live and silent auctions and dueling pianos.

Tickets are $40 each or $70 for a pair. All proceeds benefit the Maple Dale-Indian Hill Educational Foundation.

To order tickets, visit www.mapledale.k12.wi.us/Found/foundation_bashtix.html, call (414) 915-3944 or e-mail mdihbash@gmail.com.

Pancake breakfast benefits nature preschool

Bayside - Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, hosts its seventh annual pancake breakfast at 8:15 a.m., 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. March 26.

Enjoy pure maple syrup on pancakes, visit the silent auction, tour the Sugar Shack and view a preschool maple sugaring slideshow. Register for one of the three seating times.

The fee is $9 for adult members, $6 for child members 3 to 12, $10 for adult nonmembers and $ for child nonmembers 3 to 12. Children 2 and younger are free. Tickets at the door, if available, are $1 more.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Foreign language film shorts available March 26

Mequon - The Alliance Française de Milwaukee will present the fourth annual Lutins du Court-Métrage, the best French language film shorts of 2010, at 12:45 and 2:30 p.m. March 26 at Marcus North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road.

The screenings are open to the public.

Tickets can be purchased at the theater before the show at $6 for members of the Alliance Française and university students with an ID, or $10 for nonmembers.

For information, e-mail bonjour@afmilwaukee.org.

Committee holding forum on composting

Shorewood - The Shorewood Conservation Committee and Department of Public Works will hold a forum, Composting 101/201 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 26 in lower level of the Shorewood Public Library at the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

Josh Knox, master composter, will talk about composting from the most basic concepts and principles to answering questions of the most experienced composters.

The Shorewood Conservation Committee will discuss local ordinances, bins that you can make or buy, and environmental benefits of composting. Learn about the committee's mentoring program for those who want to get started, but need a helping hand.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call (414) 847-2650.

Find children's clothing at Diapers to Duds sale

Whitefish Bay - The Recreation and Community Education departments hosts its Diapers to Duds children's clothing sale from 9 a.m. to noon March 26 at the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

Buy or sell good usable clothing for infant through school-aged children. Toys and baby items are welcome.

To sell items, there is a $30 resident and $40 nonresident fee for a 6-foot table. Additional tables may be rented for $5 each. Sellers may begin setting up at 8 a.m. and must clear the space by 1 p.m.

Sellers have the option of taking their unsold items home or donating them to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army picks up all unsold items at center after the sale. Tax-deductible forms will be available. Vendor space is limited; register with the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department.

For information, call (414) 963-3947.

Holocaust survivor speaks at Temple Menorah

Milwaukee - Susie Fono, long-time area resident, will be the guest speaker at Temple Menorah, 9363 N. 76th St., at 10 a.m. March 27. The community is invited to share in the recounting of Fono's personal wartime experiences in Hungary at the synagogue. Fono was just 7 years old when the Nazis invaded her homeland of Hungary. Despite her young age, she was old enough to remember the day when she was barred from performing in the Budapest ballet, when she was forced to wear the yellow star, when her father was taken to a forced labor camp and when her grandparents were taken away never to be seen again.

Ethnic laws were imposed on the Jewish population by the Nazis and the estimate was that one-third of the victims murdered at Auschwitz were Hungarian. Nearly a half-million Jews were deported in 151 trains during the four months of the occupation in Hungary in 1944, according to official German reports; 136 trains were sent to Auschwitz where 90 percent of the people were exterminated on arrival.

For information, call Temple Menorah at (414) 355-1120.

Regional forester talks about national forests

Bayside - Kent Connaughton, regional forester, talks about national forests and the U.S. Forest Service from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 27 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

The program focuses on Wisconsin's Chequamegon and Nicolet forests.

The fee is $5 for child members, $8 for adult members, $7 for child nonmembers and $10 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Concordia hosts Kammerchor choir concert

Mequon - The Kammerchor spring concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. March 27 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission.

For information, call (262) 243-4405.

Handbell festival includes Mequon choir

Milwaukee - The 25th Milwaukee Area Handbell Festival is set for 6:30 p.m. March 27 at Milwaukee Lutheran High School fieldhouse, 9700 W. Grantosa Drive.

Handbell choirs, including one from Mequon, will perform a variety of handbell music featuring many styles and techniques of ringing.

The guest conductor is John A. Behnke of Concordia University Wisconsin.

Tickets at the door are $6; $5 for students and seniors.

For information, visit mahf.org.

View constellations from center's trails, tower

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, offers the program Starry Nights of Spring from 7 to 8 p.m. March 28.

Participants search the heavens from the trails and the top of the center's 60-foot tower. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and binoculars.

The fee is $4 for child members, $7 for adult members, $6 for child nonmembers and $9 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Library features original works of local artist

Mequon - The original works of local artist Robert Arganbright are featured in the gallery through March 31 at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N Cedarburg Road.

For information, e-mail community@flwlib.org, or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12.

Look for ducks during wetlands tour

Bayside - Jean Strelka leads a tour of Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties' wetlands to find waterfowl from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

Transportation and interpretation are provided. Participants stop at a local restaurant for lunch, which is not included in the program cost.

The program fee is $52 for adult members and $60 for adult nonmembers.

A cold/rain date is set for April 5.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Library offers free, basic computer classes

Mequon - Dave Bartlett leads free basic computer classes starting March 30 at the Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N Cedarburg Road.

The classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about how to make the most out of their computer, and no advanced registration is required.

Topics include:

March 30 - Computers Made Easy

April 27 - Word Processing

May 25 - Using Email

June 22 - How to Use Overdrive

June 29 - Technology on Your Travels

July 27 - Digital Photography

September 28 - Genealogy

October 26 - Smart Phones & What's an App?

November 30 - Hot Gadgets: Holiday Technology Programming

For information, e-mail community@flwlib.org, or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12.

Bay author to sign copies of book

Whitefish Bay - Whitefish Bay resident Larry Baldassaro will read from his new book, "Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in Baseball," at 7 p.m. March 31 at Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer Ave.

The book is a social history that places the evolution of Italian-American participation in Major League Baseball in the broader context of baseball history and ethnic history.

Baldassaro also will sign copies of the book.

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

Exhibit features artwork by Stritch alumni

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University alumni feature artistic works in an exhibit through April 1 in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery at the university, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday. The exhibit will be closed March 13 to 20.

For information, call (414) 410-4105 or visit stritch.edu.

Registration open for sheepshead tournament

Glendale - The Glendale Senior Citizens' Club and Nicolet Recreation Department are sponsoring a sheepshead tournament April 2 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; the tournament starts at noon.

The cost is $20. Participants play three rounds of 15 hands, with the person with the highest score receiving a plaque and a cash prize. There are 15 prizes. Food will be available starting at 10:15 a.m.

For information, call (414) 351-7566.

Concordia invites potential students to visit campus

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, is hosting an undergraduate campus visit day April 2.

To register, call (888) 628-9472.

SANC offers program on falconry

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, offers the program Raptor Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. April 2.

Participants get a close-up view of the center's many birds of prey. There will be a focus on the worldwide sport of falconry, the practice of using trained raptors to hunt with humans.

The event is free with center admission.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Concordia Chorale, Ringers plan concert in April

Mequon - The Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. April 3 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission.

For information, call (262) 243-4405.

Learn the to sky dance of the American woodcock

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, offers the program Sky Dance of the American Woodcock from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 4.

Participants will spend a brief time indoors learning about the woodcock's unique survival adaptations and its fantastic courtship flight. Then, just before sunset, they head outside to hopefully catch the male woodcock performing its evening "sky dance." Dress for the weather. In case of heavy rain, the program will be canceled.

The fee is $5 for child members, $8 for adult members, $6 for child nonmembers and $9 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Band performing during 3F luncheon

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay High School band will perform at 1 p.m. April 5 during the 3F (Friends, Food and Fellowship) luncheon in the gym of the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.

Program to give women personal safety strategies

Glendale - The Glendale Police Department, 5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, host a personal safety education program, Street Smarts and Personal Safety for Women, from 6 to 8 p.m. April 7.

The program will provide proven strategies that provide the backbone for any good personal safety game plan.

The cost is $25 and includes pepper spray or safety whistle for each participant.

The class is limited to the first 16 paid participants. To register, call (414) 228-1741 or e-mail j.dhein@glendale-wi.org.

For information, visit wfbschools.com.

Artwork of graduating students to be on display

Fox Point - The artwork of graduating Cardinal Stritch University students will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday, April 8 to 20, in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, 6801 N. Yates Road.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 15.

For information, call (414) 410-4105.

Workshop focuses on gardening structures

Shorewood - A workshop on setting the stage for a garden will be available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 9 at Garden Room and Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.

The workshop is presented by Tim Garland, president of Garland Alliance.

Workshops are $10 in advance, $12 day of event. Register online at gardenroomonline.com or call (414) 963-1657.

Free fitness boot camp session set for April

Glendale - Milwaukee Adventure Boot Camp, 4170 N. Port Washington Road, hosts a free fitness boot camp session from 7 to 8 a.m. April 9.

The camp is appropriate for all fitness levels and is open to men and women; everyone should bring a mat, weights, towel and water.

Registration is required; visit milwaukeebootcamp.com and click on the "Current Special" starburst button or sign up via e-mail at milwaukeebootcamp.com">support@milwaukeebootcamp.com.

For information, call(414) 881-5348.

Comedian presents 'Circumcise Me' at JCC

Whitefish Bay - Yisrael Campbell presents his comedy "Circumcise Me" at 8:30 p.m. April 9 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.

"Circumcise Me" tells the true story of Campbell (born Christopher) and his spiritual journey stretching across four decades, two continents and three circumcisions.

For information, call (414) 964-4444.

Summer camps fair features games, food and prizes

Glendale - The Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center host a free Summer Camps Fair featuring games, food, prizes and a raffle from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive.

The fair includes a bounce house at J-Shore and a 28-foot inflatable climbing mountain in the mall's rotunda area. The center's staff will provide information about summer camping programs for children 2 to 18.

The fair is free and open to the public.

For information, e-mail demold@jccmilwaukee.org or call (414) 967-8174.

Concordia hosts wind, string concert

Mequon - The Symphonic Wind and String Ensembles concert is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. April 10 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive).

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission.

For information, call (262) 243-4405.

Author to present memoir writing workshop

Shorewood - Author and book critic Margo Hammond holds her Down the Rabbit Hole Memoir Writing Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 14 at the Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

The workshop includes inspiration to overcome writer's block, a hands-on writing session, professional critiques and publishing tips.

The cost is $25 and includes light refreshments.

To reserve a spot, call (414) 847-2727.

Theater department presents 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

Fox Point - The Cardinal Stritch University Theater Department presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 7:30 p.m. April 15, 16, 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. April 17 and May 1 in the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

"The Drowsy Chaperone" begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album and the musical literally bursts to life, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students.

For information or to order tickets, call (414) 410-4171.

New York trip registration deadline looms

Whitefish Bay - The Whitefish Bay Recreation Department is sponsoring a trip to New York from Sept. 15 to 20 at a cost of $515 per double occupancy. This includes transportation, hotels, most meals and sightseeing.

A deposit of $75 is due by April 15 to hold a reservation. Checks should be made payable to the Whitefish Bay Recreation Department and brought or mailed to Joan Brenk at 5205 N. Lydell Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217.

For information, call (414) 963-3992.

Concordia to present 'Paragon Springs'

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents performances of "Paragon Springs" at 7:30 p.m. April 14 to 16 and 1:30 p.m. April 17.

This is an updated version of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of the People." It is discovered that the hot springs in a Western American health spa have become polluted. The town officials want to keep the information secret, but a local doctor wants to tell the truth to protect the public.

Tickets are $8 for students, $6 for children, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $20 for families. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person.

For information, call (262) 243-4400 or e-mail heidi.tupper@cuw.edu.

Kids can learn how to fish at free clinic

Milwaukee - A free fishing clinic for children 15 and younger will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 16 at Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Road.

Instruction includes fishing techniques, equipment use, knot tying, safety and fish identification.

Clinics begin every hour. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing equipment is available, but bringing a rod and reel is suggested.

No registration is necessary. Groups of 20 or more should call in advance.

For information, call (414) 263-8614.

Committee holding Earth Day event

Shorewood - The Shorewood Conservation Committee and Department of Public Works will hold an Earth Day Celebration/Green and Clean event from 8 a.m. to noon April 16 in the Lake Bluff School parking lot, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd.

Learn about natural cleansers, biking to work, healthy lawn care, vegetable gardening, composting, rain gardens and rain barrels. Chat with Conservation Committee members and sign up for their monthly newsletter.

A variety of household items will be collected (e.g., electronics, worn-to-the-nub tennis shoes, corks, batteries, light bulbs, printer cartridges, old medication and rummage items).

DPW staff will distribute information about their recycling program and sell curbside bins and 90-gallon recycling carts.

Hazardous wastes (paints, chemicals, etc.) will not be collected April 16. A hazardous waste collection will be held July 16 in the Shorewood High School parking lot.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call (414) 847-2650.

Discover nature during hike at SANC

Bayside - Don Quintenz leads a discovery nature hike from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 18 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

Participants will walk along the meadows, woods, wetlands and lakeshore of the center while Quintenz interprets the scenery and helps answer the questions that nature evokes.

The fee is $5 for adult members and $7 for adult nonmembers.

For information, visit sanc.org or call (414) 352-2880.

Lenten fish fries available at Holy Family

Whitefish Bay - Holy Family Parish, 4849 N. Wildwood Ave., is hosting Lenten Fish Fries each Friday through Lent through April 22.

The buffet-style dinner is served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in McCormick Hall. The menu includes deep fried or baked cod, deep fried walleye and shrimp tempura, and each meal also includes coleslaw, rye bread and a choice of potato pancakes, baked potato or French fries, and a tasty dessert.

Dinners cost $10 or $11 for adults and $6 for a children's meal.

Kids younger than 4 eat for free.

Take-out orders are also available

For information, call (414) 332-9220.

Book discussion set for April 27 at MATC

Mequon - Milwaukee Area Technical College-Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, hosts a book discussion from 7 to 8:15 p.m. April 27.

MATC natural science instructor George Stone, presents a discussion of Bill McKibben's "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" in Room A289A.

The author gives advice on living in a world facing global warming. Copies of the book can be checked out at the Mequon Campus library.

For information, call (262) 238-2262, or e-mail szabom@matc.edu.

Alleluia Ringers reunion concert set

Mequon - The Alleluia Ringers reunion concert is being performed at 2 p.m. April 30 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission.

For information, call (262) 243-4405.

Art exhibit on display at Anaba Tea Room

Shorewood - Art exhibit by William Lemke, Flora in Shades of Gray, will be on display through May 1 at the Anaba Tea Room, located in the lower level of Garden Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.

The gallery hours are 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) 963-1657 or visit gardenroomonline.com.

Handbell ensemble presents spring concert

Mequon - The Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Admission is $5, free for children 17 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission.

For information, call (262) 243-4405.

Workshop explains container gardening

Shorewood - A workshop on four-season containers will be available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 14 at Garden Room and Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.

The workshop will be presented by Melody Narr, owner of Landworks Wisconsin.

Workshops are $10 in advance, $12 day of event. Register online at gardenroomonline.com or call (414) 963-1657.

Concordia has lineup of activities for new year

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, is planning the following events. For information, visit cuw.edu.

Theater:

• "Paragon Springs;" 7:30 p.m. April 14, 15 and 16, and 1:30 p.m. April 17. This is an updated version of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of the People." It is discovered that the hot springs in a Western American health spa have become polluted. The town officials want to keep the information secret, but a local doctor wants to tell the truth to protect the public. Tickets are $8 for students, $6 for children, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $20 for families. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person. For information, call (262) 243-4400 or e-mail heidi.tupper@cuw.edu.

• "A Woman Called Truth;" 8 p.m. May 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21; 3 p.m. May 15 and 22; and 4 p.m. May 21; performed by Acacia Theater in Concordia's Todd Wehr Auditorium. By Sandra Fenichel Asher, "A Woman Called Truth" celebrates the remarkable, faith-filled journey of Sojourner Truth, from the day she is sold away from her family as a young girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a popular and respected advocate of abolition and women's rights. Asher's award-winning script beautifully underscores Sojourner Truth's actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals and folk songs. Tickets are $15, students $5.

• "Emma;" 8 p.m. July 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23; 3 p.m. July 17 and 24; and 4 p.m. July 23; performed by Acacia Theater in Concordia's Todd Wehr Auditorium; adapted by Jon Jory from the novel by Jane Austen. Matchmaker Emma Woodhouse has taken on a new "project" - her friend Harriet. Determined to find an impressive suitor in spite of Harriet's lack of social standing, Emma becomes entangled in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintances. Will she unwittingly find herself the victim of her own best intentions? Or will Emma ultimately journey from foolishness to maturity, learning the greater value of transformation of self over changing others? Tickets are $15, students $5.

Music:

The following music events are held in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive. Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger except where noted. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission. For information, call (262) 243-4405.

• Kammerchor Spring Concert; 3:30 p.m. March 27 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers Concert; 3:30 p.m. April 3 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Symphonic Wind and String Ensembles Concert; 3:30 p.m. April 10 in the chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Alleluia Ringers Reunion Concert; 2 p.m. April 30 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant.

• Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert; 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant. Admission is $5, free for children 17 and younger.

Undergraduate Visit Days

If you are interested in attending a campus visit day, call (888) 628-9472 to register. The last date is April 2.

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