Things to Do

Nov. 27, 2011

Library hosts a variety of activities

Mequon - The Frank L. Weyenberg Library, 11345 N. Cedarburg Road, hosts a variety of events. For information, email or call (262) 242-2593, Ext. 12, for teen and adult programs, Ext. 15 for children's programs.

Florentine Opera's "Celebrating Puccini": 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1

The Florentine Opera presents "Celebrating Puccini." Giacomo Puccini is known for creating some of the world's most popular operas. This performance of the Florentine Opera's Studio Artists Program features a quartet accompanied by a pianist. No registration is required, and this program is free and open to the public.

In the Gallery: through December

The library will display select art pieces from the estate of Frank and Helen Weyenberg.

Alumni, students discuss college's contributions

Mequon - As part of its year-long centennial celebration, Milwaukee Area Technical College hold a lunch panel discussion about the college's contributions to the Greater Milwaukee community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Lecture Hall at the Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Road.

Alumni and students give first-hand accounts.

For information or reservations, call (262) 238-2205 or email by Dec. 1. A $10 lunch fee is payable at the door.

Shopping event features free restorative perks

Shorewood - The Shorewood Business Improvement District will hold Stop, Shop and Restore from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at businesses throughout the district along Capitol Drive and Oakland Avenue.

The event includes free trolley rides to complementary relaxation stations, including hand, foot and chair massages, along the shopping route; complementary salon services; tea sampling, cooking demonstrations, beer and wine tastings; complementary homemade holiday cookies, hot cocoa and cider; complementary gift-wrapping courtesy of Shorewood High School Orchestra students; and seasonal nutrition and stress-relieving tips from local therapists.

Holiday carolers and string/brass quartets will perform throughout the district. Pet photos with Santa will benefit the local humane society.

Kids can visit with Santa and make an ornament.

The first 100 shoppers who turn in $200 in Dec. 3 receipts from any Shorewood business will receive a $25 gift certificate redeemable anywhere in the Shorewood business district.

For information, visit

Fundraiser benefits Alzheimer's Association

Mequon - Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts its Do-Gooders Day of Deals fundraiser, to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Wisconsin, from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4.

The event features up to 30 exhibitors selling a wide variety of items. There will be a raffle, refreshments and live entertainment.

Admission is $5. The first 50 people will receive a free gift bag.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

Explore the outdoors with activities at SANC

Bayside - The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, has activities for all ages this fall.

Boomers & Beyond: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 1; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults

Participants use a model solar system to view the reasons for the seasons. If clouds permit, participants will take a telescopic look at the sun to look for sun spots and also measure the movement of the earth.

Raptor Saturday: 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 3; free with center admission

Participants learn about raptor winter survival techniques.

Repamphibiantile Sunday: noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 4; free for members, $4 for nonmember children and $6 for nonmember adults

Participants meet frogs, snakes, turtles and salamanders.

Preschool Bake Sale and Fundraiser: 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 in classroom No. 4

The Schlitz Audubon Nature Preschool Holiday Bake Sale and Fundraiser includes retailers with items to purchase for holiday gifts.

Second annual Winter Carnival: noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 22; $5 per carload

There is snowshoeing for people age 12 and up and animal tracking hikes for children. Sessions on snow crystals and how mammals keep warm will be available. There also will be guided hikes to the lakefront to observe ice formations.

Workshop focuses on having work, personal balance

Glendale - Bronson Insurance and Global View Capital Advisors will present a breakfast workshop, Finding Balance During the Holidays, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Dec. 6 at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

The goal is to help area business owners and other professionals learn how to maximize their business opportunities during the holidays while maintaining their personal balance.

The event is free and toys will be collected for donation to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

For information and to register, call (414) 332-3822 or email

Corporate training seminar provides leadership tips

Glendale - Chuck Zamora presents a corporate training seminar, Leadership Through Personal Power, for business leaders from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Radisson North Shore, 7065 N. Port Washington Road.

Some of the topics include: clarifying the difference between personal power and positional power; what it takes to have fun at work; that effective communication isn't just all talk; breaking down your imaginary limitations; and the secrets to achieving your goals.

Registration for first-time attendees is $50.

Sign up at

Combined music groups holding holiday celebration

Mequon - Homestead High School's Camerata Choir, Singing Servers and Holiday Strings combine for the 20th annual Holiday Celebration at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the school, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

The event begins with dinner at 4:30 p.m. and includes Christmas and Hanukkah music, secular seasonal music, poetry and a raffle. Singing Servers, choral students, serve participants in the school cafeteria. Raffle proceeds benefit the Homestead Choral Educational Enrichment and Endowment Funds.

Dinner/concert tickets are $35 per person; seating is limited. Reservations are due by Dec. 7.

For information and to reserve a table, download the Holiday Celebration invitation at or email

Bingo night supports Miracle on Canal Street

Milwaukee - The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center was selected as one of 30 charities to share in Potawatomi Bingo Casino's Miracle on Canal Street annual signature community program.

The center will use the Miracle on Canal Street proceeds to benefit the Shiluv special needs camping program at the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp in Fredonia.

Tickets are available for a special night of bingo to support Miracle on Canal Street on Dec. 9 at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

For information, email or call (414) 967-8239.

Concordia announces 2011-12 theater lineup

Mequon - Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents four theatrical performances starting this fall.

Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $6 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families, unless otherwise noted. An evening group rate is also available for $6 per person. For information, call (262) 243-4364 or email

"Star Spangled Girl": 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2 and 3, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4;

"The Princess Went Thataway": 7 p.m. Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12; tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger; and,

"Waiting for the Parade": 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4 and 5, 1:30 p.m. May 6

Deadline for Do-Gooder vendors looms

Mequon - The Do-Gooders Day of Deals fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Wisconsin will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St.

The event features 20 to 30 exhibitors selling a wide variety of items including jewelry, art and one-of-a-kind crafts. Refreshments will be available.

Music association invites flutists to Bayshore

Glendale - Flute players of all ages are invited to participate in the Civic Music Association's 31st annual Holiday Flute-In at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Bayshore Town Center, 5800 N. Bayshore Drive.

The Flute-In is an unrehearsed performance that showcases the entire family of flutes.

Participating flutists are asked to arrive between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Registration forms can be obtained at or by emailing Walk-ins are welcome.

The event is free.

Stritch choir hosts Christmas Concert

Fox Point - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, hosts its Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Nancy Kendall Theater.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, alumni and students. Current Stritch students and faculty are admitted free with a valid university ID card.

For information, call (414) 410-4171.

Middle school holding Red Cross blood drive

Brown Deer - An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Brown Deer Middle School, 5757 W. Dean Road.

All blood types are needed.

To make an appointment, call (800) RED CROSS or (800) 733-2767 or visit

Library to host survivors support group

Glendale - A new Survivors Helping Survivors support group for family, friends and other loved ones who have lost someone to suicide will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road.

Registration is not necessary and all are welcome.

For information, call (414) 336-7972 or email

Concordia announces 2011-12 concert lineup

Mequon - The Chapel of Christ Triumphant on the Concordia University Wisconsin campus, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts a variety of concerts starting this fall.

Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 17 and younger, unless otherwise noted. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All seating is by general admission. For more information, call (262) 243-4405.

Christ the King Celebration Concert with the Kammerchor and the Alleluia Ringers: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20

Christmas at Concordia: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10; features all of Concordia's music ensembles. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 17 and younger. All tickets must be reserved. Reserve by calling (262) 243-4243 or by emailing Tickets will be available Nov. 1.

JJ Heller Concert: 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Todd Wehr Auditorium; admission is $10, $5 for Concordia staff and faculty. Call (262) 243-4500 to reserve tickets.

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Christmas Bellfest: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for children younger than 18.

John Behnke Organ Recital: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6

Milwaukee handbell workshop: 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 28; $12 per person; reservations required; call (262) 243-4240

Guest organ recital - Christopher Herrick: 3:30 p.m. March 11

Kammerchor Spring Concert: 3:30 p.m. April 1

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra: 3:30 p.m. April 22

Concordia Chorale and Chapel Ringers concert: 3:30 p.m. April 29

The Alleluia Ringers concert: 3:30 p.m. May 6

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble spring concert: 7:30 p.m. May 11; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $5 for children younger than 18.

Anaba Tea Room hosts reception, exhibit

Shorewood - Exhibit, "Work from the Teaching Studio of James Hempel," is on display through Dec. 31 at the Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive.

Exhibit 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) 963-9510.

Junior Duck Stamp exhibit on display at SANC

Bayside - A traveling exhibit featuring the first-, second- and third-place winners from the 2011 Wisconsin Federal Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit is on display through Jan. 5 at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road.

The free exhibit is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week in the Great Hall.

This year, 833 students from 49 schools throughout Wisconsin submitted entries to the contest. Students from first grade to high school students submitted work of professional quality. The art is judged in four age classes and the best of show is selected from the first place entries in each of those classes.

For information and entry forms for the 2012 contest, contact the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge at (608) 565-2551 or visit

Performing group seeks classically trained musicians

Glendale - Auditions for MacDowell Club of Milwaukee membership will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 7 in the Music Department of Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Classically trained musicians (composers, instrumentalists, vocalists, pianists and organists) are encouraged to apply. All applications must be received before Dec. 31.

Requirements, application forms, detailed information and directions are available at or by contacting Sheri Masiakowski at or (414) 403-1046.

Those selected to audition will be notified of their time slot in early January.

Music club announces 2011-12 schedule

(no dateline) The MacDowell Club will perform at a variety of locations during its 2011-12 season. For information, visit

Solos and Ensembles: 3 p.m. Jan. 8; Cardinal Stritch University, Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road, Fox Point

An Afternoon of Polish Classical Music: 3 p.m. March 18; Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin

Organists' Delight: 7:30 p.m. April 14; Gesu Parish, 1210 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee

Music to Welcome Spring: 3 p.m. May 20; St. John's on the Lake, Cultural Arts Hall, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee

Stritch presents children's show 'Charlotte's Web'

Glendale - The Cardinal Stritch University Theater Department's annual children's show will be national award-winning children's playwright Joseph Robinette's adaption of E. B. White's "Charlotte's Web" with music by Charles Strouse.

Performances will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 22, 28 and 29 at the Nancy Kendall Theater, 6801 N. Yates Road.

Tickets are $5.

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

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