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Things to Do

July 5, 2013

Men's Club holds 20th community blood drive

Shorewood — The Shorewood Men's Club will hold its 20th community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.

The drive benefits the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.

To donate, call (414) 964-9719 or email shorewoodmensclub@wi.rr.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.

· Camp Out with the Raptors: 7 p.m. July 13 to 8:30 a.m. July 14; $100 for child members, $110 for nonmember children

Participants 10 and older pitch tents and then head down to the lake to search for raptors

· Discovery Nature Hiking: 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 15; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmember adults

Participants walk along the meadows, woods and wetlands of the center. The entire program is taught on the trail.

· The Spiritual World of Nature: Buffalo Stones and the Spirituality of a Baloney Sandwich with Jim Uhrinak: 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 17; $10 for adult members, $12 for nonmember adults

Participants learn about land restoration as well as protection of high-quality natural areas and cultural landscape destinations.

Lynden hosts 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. All active duty military personnel and their families receive free admission through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house.

For information, call (414) 446-8794.

· Nora Chipaumire's performance of "Miriam" 7:30 p.m. July 13; $30 or $25 for members

· Dog Days at Lynden: noon to 5 p.m. July 20

Participants can bring their canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. Dogs must be leashed and considerate of other visitors.

· Grow workshop with Yevgeniya Kaganovich: noon to 5 p.m. July 15

Kaganovich and her student assistants will take up residence in the studio to make the next "planting" of "grow," Kaganovich's durational installation. Drop in to watch or participate as Kaganovich fuses layers of plastic to create a surface similar to leather or skin, mold the skin into plant-like volumes, stuff the volumes with more bags, and connect the forms with plastic bag "thread." Tasks will include cutting sheets and strips, fusing sheets and tubes, sewing bulb forms and connecting them to bases, crocheting tubes and necks, stuffing stalks and assembling the plants.

· Poetry and a Picnic: 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 31; free to members or with admission; receive $2 discount on admission by biking to museum

· John Riepenhoff's "Plein Air, Plain Air" exhibit: free opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. July 14; runs through Aug. 4

· 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.

· Emilie Clark's "Sweet Corruptions" exhibit: through Aug. 25

· Summer art and nature camps: through 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.

Sarah Chudnow hosts

a variety of activities

Mequon — The Sarah Chudnow Community, 10995 N. Market St., hosts a variety of activities throughout July.

For information, call (262) 478-1500.

· 2 p.m. July 11: Connie Eastman, residency adviser, presents "Where Did I Put That? Organized Living Made Easy."

· 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 12, 27: Nurse Lisa Gorelick presents information on healthy living.

· 3 to 4 p.m. July 17, 24, 31: Nia: The Joy of Movement to Music with Kate Mann.

· 7 to 8 p.m. July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug. 7, 15, 22, 29: Summer Concert Series

· 2 to 3 p.m. July 21: Main Street Song and Dance Troupe

· 1:30 to 3 p.m. July 25: panel discussion: immigration reform

· 2 to 3 p.m. July 28: Don Weast and Gary Meisner sings the great jazz standards.

Village holds a variety of activities

Bayside — The village is holding a variety of activities this summer.

· 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.

Book store

hosts author visits

Milwaukee — Boswell Book Co., 2559 N. Downer Ave., hosts a variety of events.

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

· 7 p.m. July 11: Claire Conner, author of "Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right"

· 7 p.m. July 12: Tricia O'Malley, author of "The Stolen Dog, with Briggs the Boston Terrier"

· 7 p.m. July 15: All Star Break Baseball Night featuring Tom Haudricourt, author of "100 Things Brewers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die," Greg Pearson, author of "Fenway Fanatics: 50 Boston Red Sox Fans Tell Their Stories," and Dave Heller, author of "Facing Ted Williams: Players from the Golden Age of Baseball Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived"

· 7 p.m. July 17: Ashok Bedi, author of "Crossing the Healing Zone: From Illness to Wellness"

· 7 p.m. July 18: Chuck Klosterman, author of "I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)"

· 7 p.m. July 19: Lisa Lutz, author of "The Last Word" (A Spellman Novel)

· 7 p.m. July 22: Cathleen Schine, author of "Fin & Lady"

· 7 p.m. July 23: Theron Humphrey, author of "Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics," with special guest Maddie the Coonhound

· 7 p.m. July 26: Barbara Mathias-Riegel, author of "Curtain Calls: Stories"

· 7 p.m. July 29: Craig Wilson, author of "A Little More Line: A Kite's View of Wisconsin & Beyond"

Church presents

speakers at Sunday services

Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, offers Sunday services at 10 a.m.

David Stokes presents "All Creatures Great and Small" on July 14.

Nicolas Cable presents "Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Journeying toward Spiritual Wholeness" on July 21.

Michelle Bersell presents "Using the Power of Love to Transform Your Negative Feelings Into Your Greatest Allies" on July 28.

Visitors are welcome.

For information, visit ucnorth.org.

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 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.

Bank sponsors

daylong trip to Madison

Mequon — North Shore Bank is sponsoring a daylong trip to Madison July 31.

The day kicks off with a private tour of Camp Randall Stadium, continues with a lunch on the shores of Lake Mendota and concludes at the State Capitol, where attendees will be given a private tour and chance to view the building's many unique features, including its hand-carved furniture and glass mosaics.

The trip includes round-trip private coach transportation, food and drink, and is open to the public. The cost is $99 per person.

The deadline to registration is July 12. Registration can be completed online or by calling (262) 240-0047.

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. Shows are 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 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.

Alumni association holds

annual reunion, picnic

Shorewood — Shorewood High School Alumni Association holds its annual All-Class Reunion and Community Picnic starting at 11 a.m. July 13 at the school, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

The event features tours; current student, alumni and school bands; food and beer; a swimming fundraiser; and a raffle until 6 p.m. From 6 to 7 p.m., Peter Roller discusses his book "Milwaukee Garage Bands" in the Youth Center. From 6 to 8 p.m., there is free bowling. The evening concludes with a Rocking Sock Hop for all ages at 7:30 p.m. The sock hop features Freddy Bliffert and the Greyhounds; a $5 donation to the alumni scholarship fund is requested.

For information, visit shorewoodalumni.org or email shorewoodalumni@gmail.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.

Nonprofits present exhibits

at flower, horticulture show

Milwaukee — The Art en Fleurs flower and horticulture show, from 1 to 5 p.m. July 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., features exhibits from nonprofit organizations.

The Green Tree Garden, Kettle Moraine Garden, Lake Geneva Garden and Town & Country Garden clubs present the show, which features flower designers, horticulturalists and photographers from around the country. Garden club docents are available to describe flowers, plants and other details of interest.

Boerner Botanical Gardens presents an exhibit on rain gardens, Milwaukee Public Museum on rooftop gardens, Sweet Water on clean water, Urban Ecology Center on river greenway, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on emerald ash borer, Town & Country Garden Club on preserving monarch butterflies and Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts on quilts.

The show is free with admission to the museum.

A preview party is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 19. The event features floral designers, award announcements, buffet and silent auction. Reservations are required. The cost is $80. For information, email owlly7@hotmail.com.

For information, visit mpm.edu.

Gallery presents

'Saturation' exhibit

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.

Concordia hosts

musical performances

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 music.department@cuw.eduor through the automated ticket line (262) 243-4243; tickets will be available after Nov. 1)

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