Shoe store collects donations
for homeless population
Glendale - Stan's Fit For Your Feet, 505 W. Silver Spring Drive, hosts its seventh annual Share-A-Pair shoe drive for the homeless population through Feb. 28.
People can drop off their new or gently used shoes 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Anyone who donates adult shoes at Stan's Fit For Your Feet receives a $10 gift card to be used toward a footwear purchase during February at any Stan's Fit For Your Feet or New Balance locations. Children's shoe donations will receive a $5 gift certificate to be used toward a future pair of kids' shoes.
Some of the shoes collected are personally delivered and fit for many of the area's homeless who frequent Milwaukee's Repairers of the Breach homeless day shelter. Father Gene's Help Center in West Allis also receives and distributes the shoes to the needy in Milwaukee. The remainder of the donated shoes is given to Soles4Souls, which collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support microenterprise efforts to eradicate poverty.
For information, visit stansfootwear.com or call (262) 432-4030.
Nicolet presents 'Joseph
and … Dreamcoat'
Glendale - Nicolet High School students perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Nicolet Theatre, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.
Tickets are $10; voice mail reservations can be made by calling (414) 351-8174.
Church offers nondenominational
Mequon - The Church of the Savior offers a nondenominational prayer program, Extraordinary Prayer, at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Christ Church, 13460 N. Port Washington Road.
Extraordinary Prayer differs from other prayer in that it requires people to purposefully come together to pray as one voice for the strengthening and increase of moral and religious values.
The program continues the second Tuesday of each month. Sessions are led by the very Rev. Dr. Robert S. Munday, former dean and president of Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Nashotah.
The program is open to the public.
For information, visit saviormilwaukee.org or call (414) 352-4586.
classic musical 'Brigadoon'
Mequon - The Homestead High School Music and Theater Department presents the musical "Brigadoon" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the auditorium, 5000 W. Mequon Road.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the box office or by calling (262) 238-5674.
Men's Club holds
community blood drive
Shorewood - The Shorewood Men's Club holds a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.
The drive is conducted by BloodCenter of Wisconsin.
To make an appointment, call (414) 964-9719 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins also are welcome.
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.
Environmental Voices: The Story of Saving Peacock Prairie: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16; $7 for adult members, $8 for nonmember adults
Participants hear environmental activist Bernice Popelka's story of saving a black-soil, tall-grass virgin prairie in Illinois in the 1960s.
Hand-in-Hand (ages 2 to 4): 9 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:45 Feb. 21; $12 per child/adult member pair per session, $15 per child/adult nonmember pair per session
Senior club hosts
Glendale - Glendale Senior Citizens' Club hosts a winter potluck at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in its clubroom on the lower level of Glen Hills Middle School, 2600 W. Mill Road.
All dishes are welcome.
Call (414) 352-2621 to note your contribution.
Mequon - Women's FOCUS hosts a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road.
Publicity expert Joan Stewart discusses how publicity can establish credibility, enhance reputation, position individuals as experts, sell more products and services, promote a favorite cause or issue, and establish companies as an employer of choice.
Networking and registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $20.
Stritch presents 'An Evening
with Noël Coward'
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, presents "An Evening With Noël Coward" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 to 23, 5 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Studio Theater.
The performance, directed by David Oswald, is a collection of charming and sophisticated one-acts from Coward's "Tonight at 8:30."
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for students.
For information or to order tickets, call (414) 410-4171.
Sarah Chudnow hosts
a variety of activities
Mequon - The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of events in February.
For information, call (262) 478-1500.
5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20: "Cruising the Mediterranean," a gourmet kosher Italian dinner featuring a choice of stuffed chicken breasts or stuffed steaks, plus homemade pesto tossed with penne, pepper trio, Italian wedding soup, garlic breadsticks, Caesar salad and tiramisu, will be served. Zoe Biller, Sarah Chudnow's music therapist, provides music. The meal is $17.50 per person. Call (262) 478-1500 by Feb. 15 for reservations; ask for Bridget.
1:30 p.m. Feb. 21: A panel discussion on "Science and Religion: Is What We Know as Important as What We Believe?" with the Rev. Dr. Kevin Voss, director of Concordia University Wisconsin's Bioethics Institute; Dr. Shimon Salama, an Orthodox Jew who holds a doctorate in chemical physics and is president of S Square Innovations; and the Rev. Guy Gurath, from the Milwaukee Archdiocese Grief Ministry, will be held.
District presents annual
Shorewood - Shorewood School District presents its third-annual Band-O-Rama concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Shorewood High School Arena, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.
Showcasing the district's entire band program, the concert features the combined Atwater and Lake Bluff elementary schools' beginning and intermediate bands (fourth to sixth grade), Shorewood Intermediate School's seventh-grade concert band and eighth-grade symphonic band and Shorewood High School's concert band and wind ensemble.
Admission is free.
For information, call (414) 963-6925.
Shorewood - Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, presents James Steeno's "Similitudes" exhibit through Feb. 24.
The exhibit features floral and wildlife watercolors, paper collage and pen and ink drawings.
The gallery is open from 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.
Red Cross blood drive
Mequon - American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, 11831 N. Seminary Drive.
Individuals who are 17 (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
Call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for information.
Jewish playwrights featured
in three productions
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center presents three plays by Jewish playwrights, "Exploring Jewish Voices," during its 2012-13 season.
Each theatrical production features a preshow ViewPoints Lecture by an expert in Jewish culture and a Jewish Community Ticket performance featuring a post-show talkback led by JCC Educator Jody Hirsh.
The productions are held at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
"Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger: Feb. 21 to March 17; ViewPoint Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27; Jewish Community Ticket: 2 p.m. March 10
The series kicks off with a season preview presentation, "A Midsummer Night's Preview," at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. MCT staff members and guest artists discuss the season's highlights and offer dramatic readings from each play. The preview is free for JMM members and $5 for nonmembers.
For information, call (414) 276-8842.
Stritch presents variety
of art exhibits
Glendale - Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Road, exhibits works in the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.
Ted Brusubardis, Annushka Peck and Calvin Whitehurst collaborate to transform the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery into a space of art and audio installations for Weightless Words, which presented through Feb. 17. Gallery visitors will face the impact of commonly spoken words as the artists explore how language defines reality and understanding of history.
League of Milwaukee Artists members exhibit works from Feb. 22 to March 17. An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22. The gallery will be closed March 3 to 10.
Admission is free. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
For more information, call (414) 410-4105.
Learn about remodeling
from real case studies
Whitefish Bay - S.J. Janis Co., a design/build remodeling firm in Wauwatosa, offers a remodeling seminar, Award-Winning Kitchen and Bath Case Studies, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Room 15 at the Lydell Community Center, 5205 N. Lydell Ave.
The session provides information about remodeling design, costs and investigations of real project case studies. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures of their homes to discuss ideas at the end of the seminar.
There is a four-hour handyman service certificate giveaway from S.J. Janis Co. to one seminar attendee. The cost is $5, and reservations can be made by calling (414) 259-0300 or visiting wfbschools.com, using course code 391021 at least one week before the event.
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.
Natural Lawn Care Seminar with Amy Joyce: 10 a.m. to noon March 2 in the Shorewood Village Center
Participants learn useful tips for having a beautiful, healthy lawn without using pesticides or heavy metals. Additionally, Joyce will explore the harm that pesticides and chemical fertilizers can cause to the water supply, humans, domestic animals and wildlife.
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.
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 4, 11, 18 and 25, and April 1 and 8 at Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road.
For information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 704-7640.
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.
"Heaven Sent" by Rick Whelan
8 p.m. March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16
When a young, abandoned girl in need of care appears at reclusive Samuel Langley's door in the middle of the night, he rediscovers hope, beauty and character.
"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.
Join Carl Krueger
on his walking 'crusade'
Brown Deer - Village President Carl Krueger leads the second of three monthly walks through the village March 9.
The program, dubbed "Carl's Crusade," aims to encourage healthy lifestyles and familiarize residents with business around the village. The walk starts at 9 a.m. at Village Hall and proceeds to Brown Deer Road and west to the village limit and back. The subjects of conversation Saturday will be businesses along the route, including the vacant Lowe's building.
The last "crusade" is scheduled for April 6 in 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.
River Hills - Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, 2020 W. Brown Deer Road, hosts Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m. March 9.
Scrip will be redeemed for chips and then converted to raffle tickets. Casino tables close at 10 p.m.
Admission is $25 per person and $30 after March 6; admission includes $500 in scrip, a raffle ticket and two drink tickets.
To purchase tickets or for information, call (414) 228-7545.
Concert benefits four
school district foundations
Glendale - Band Together, a concert featuring Bucky Badger and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 10 at Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.
The concert benefits the Fox Point-Bayside, Glendale-River Hills, Maple Dale-Indian Hill and Nicolet school districts foundations.
The fundraiser commences with a community tailgate at noon. Other preconcert activities include an instrument "petting zoo," a silent auction, raffles and performances by local school bands. The marching band will begin its two-hour performance at 1:30 p.m. During intermission, Bucky Badger will lead a push-up contest.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at any of the four districts' schools. Online tickets cost $11 (includes a $1 handling fee), and are available via PayPal at nicolet.k12.wi.us/people/foundation.cfm.
Club hosts free concert
at local church
Hales Corners - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee presents a free spring program, "Sacred and Spiritual," at 2 p.m. March 10 at St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Ave.
The concert features pianist Carla Coonan of Bayside, mezzo-soprano Donna Shriner of Shorewood and guitarist Irina Yanovskay of Fox Point.
For information, email email@example.com or visit macdowellclubmilwaukee.org.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit macdowellclubmilwaukee.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.
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.
Animal Movie Night: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22; $5 for child and $8 for adult members per session, $7 for child and $10 adult nonmembers per session
Participants make s'mores at the fireplace and visit scaly and slimy friends. "Brave" is featured in January; "ParaNorman" is featured in February.
Starry Nights of Winter: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; $5 for child and $7 for adult members per session, $7 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers per session
Participants stargaze from the trails and the top of the center's tower. The program begins inside the center and continues outside. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and binoculars.
Winter Wonderland: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 27; $75 for child members, $85 for nonmember children
Nature Adventurers, for 5-year-old kindergarten and first-graders, and Nature Explorers, for second- to fourth-grade students, allow participants to explore the outdoors. Participants hike, explore, learn and play. Children should eat a snack before class and dress for the weather.
Audubon Babies - Exploring Nature with the Very Young (6 months to 2 years): 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Feb. 28; $5 per child/adult member pair per session, $6 per child/adult nonmember pair per session
Participants enjoy a hike on the trails and some good fellowship. Participants will meet inside and then venture out. Dress for the weather.
"One God or Many" with Rabbi Jay Brickman: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 28; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults
Rabbi Jay Brickman leads a discussion on how our relationship with the world about us changes according to our belief in God, whether it be no God, one God or a variety of gods. Participants examine relevant passages in the Hebrew Bible. Bring a Bible.
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