Shorewood hosts food drive for Hunger Task Force
Shorewood - A village of Shorewood food drive for the Hunger Task Force will be held from Nov. 2 to 16.
Residents are asked to donate nonperishable items including baby formula, cereals and canned meats and vegetables. Drop-off points are in the lobby of the Police Department, open 24 hours, seven days a week and at the library, Village Hall and the DPW during regular business hours.
The food drive is coordinated by Police Officer Deanna Otto and library staff employee Angie Andre.
"The only way this can be accomplished is with community support," Otto said.
For information visit the Web site hungertaskforce.org.
Nicolet Theatre presents 'The Diary of Anne Frank'
Glendale -The Nicolet High School Theatre Department will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 7, 13, and 14 at the high school, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road.
The cast includes Kira Patterson (Anne Frank), David Stein (Otto Frank), Jennifer Leevan (Edith Frank), Meghan Roesner (Margot Frank), Jenny Angeli (Meip Gies), Bryan McManus (Peter Van Daan), David Kerns (Mr. Kraler), Mikaela Zetley (Mrs. Van Daan), Noah Laufer (Mr. Van Daan), Noah Rowlett (Mr. Dussel) Garrett Hanson (First Man), Mike Whiting (Second Man), and Steven Long (Third Man). The director's assistants are Samantha Foran, Grace Hussey and Monica Murphy.
The play is directed and designed by Kenn Miller. This production will use the new adaptation of the original script that ran on Broadway in 1998.
The Nicolet production will also feature "The Courage To Remember The Holocaust" - a 40-poster display in our lobby along with an Anne Frank display.
Ticket are $7 and can be reserved by calling (414) 351-8174.
'Lights, Camera, Auction' to benefit community preschool
Whitefish Bay - The 38-year-old Community Preschool of Whitefish Bay will be hosting its annual auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Great Hall of Christ Church, located at 5655 N Lake Drive The auction is open to all friends and family of the preschool, as well as the general public.
Funds raised will be used to purchase new educational materials and improve school facilities. Auction items include gift certificates, culinary delights, themed baskets and donated items from area businesses..
For further information contact Kate Mitchell at (414) 837-6556 or Elsie Carroll, (414) 332-8831.
Scouts to collect computers and cell phones
Mequon - The first citywide computer and cell phone recycle day will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Logemann Community Center, 6100 W. Mequon Road. Mequon Boy Scout troop 815 is hosting the event, which will benefit both Badger State Industries and Cell Phones for Soldiers, nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping others and ridding the environment of electronic waste.
The event is not limited to Mequon residents and is open to all who wish to donate. There will be no fees to donate other than a $10 hazardous waste disposal fee on monitors. All other items are accepted free of charge. All items will be accepted in working condition or not, and include computers, cell phones, scanners, printers, monitors, towers, laptops, keyboards, servers, hard drives, terminals, routers Ethernet cords, switches, hubs, and other computer-related peripherals and cords.
Individuals or groups seeking additional information may contact Scott Frazier or Ryan Frazier at MequonRecycle@yahoo.com.
Bay to host youth football championship
Whitefish Bay - Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 East Fairmount Ave., will host the Wisconsin All American Youth Football League Championship at 11 a.m. Saturday. The South Conference champion New Berlin West Vikings will take on North Conference champion Whitefish Bay Junior Blue Dukes.
Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library host fall book sale
Whitefish Bay - Doors to the Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Fall Book Sale will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and remain open until 3:30 p.m. The event will be held in the lower level at the library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.
Look for bargain prices on a large selection of hard covers, soft covers, children's books, DVDs, and CDs, and on used, framed artwork. Valuable antiquarian and collectible books will also be available. Friends' volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions and help you locate the books you seek.
Proceeds from the sale will help fund library programs and equipment needs.
Holly Days Craft and Gift Show returns Nov. 7
Brown Deer - The GFWC Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club will sponsor its 29th Annual Holly Days Craft Fair & Gift Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.
The show features hand-made crafts, artwork, clothing, home show products and much more. The club's famous chili and other goodies will be sold in the cafeteria. There will also be a bake sale featuring a wide variety of holiday-baked goods.
Admission is $2.
Raptors are the feature at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Bayside - Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is excited to present Xtreme Raptor Day devoted to our planet's magnificent raptors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Learn how these amazing birds contribute to "keeping the balance" in nature. Their weapons of choice are their talons and their extreme abilities can be found no where else.
Attendees will have a chance to pick up their Xtreme Passport and hit the trails to find five of our native birds of prey on the SANC grounds. They will have these passports stamped at each stop.
The fee for members is child, $4; adult $6. The fee for nonmembers is child, $6; adult $8.
Holy Family School to hold a spaghetti dinner
Whitefish Bay - Holy Family Parish School, 4825 N. Wildwood Ave., will hold a spaghetti dinner with continual seating from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Take out is also available. The dinner features the Bartolone family's special pasta sauce recipe.
A complete meal of spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad and dessert is $9 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.
For information, call Madonna Keefe at (414)332-8175.
Fox Point residents can drop off expired medications
Fox Point - The village of Fox Point announced a medicine collection program for Fox Point residents only starting Monday.
Medicines can be dropped off at the police station, 7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents must have proper identification in order to drop off prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and other medications in their original containers.
Author David Sax will be featured as part of culture fair
Whitefish Bay - Author David Sax, who wrote "Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen" will speak during the Jewish Book & Culture Fair at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., at 7 p.m. Monday.
"Save the Deli" is an energetic cultural history of Jewish food, a vibrant travelogue, and a rallying cry for a new generation of food lovers.
There's more than just the book. Come to the JCC at 6 p.m. and enjoy a corned beef demo and free sampling as Benji's delis manager and chef, Dennis Samenfield, demonstrates the fine art of corned beef preparation.
Bob Mack to talk about touring the world on a bicycle
Thiensville - The Mequon/Thiensville bike committee is sponsoring a talk by Bob Mack, a Mequon resident and cyclist who circled the world on his bike on an organized tour with several hundred cyclists at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Thiensville Village Fire Department meeting room, 250 Elm St.
Mack will use a PowerPoint presentation to showcase the trip and will demonstrate the equipment used on the year long tour.
The event is free.
Library friends seek auction donations
Brown Deer - The Friends of the Brown Deer Library are seeking donations for its annual auction to be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov.12.
Donations of new or like-new items valued at $15 or more can be dropped off at the library, 5600 W. Bradley Road, until Nov. 11.
Funds raised at the auction are used to purchase new books and to support summer reading programs. This past summer, the library, with support from the friends, was able to offer a new adult reading program that proved to be very popular.
'Coyote on a Fence' opens at Stritch Nov. 13
Fox Point -The Cardinal Stritch University Theater Department will present "Coyote on a Fence" by Bruce Graham at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 14, 20 and 21, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 and 22 in the Studio Theater.
This provocative work questions the merits of the death penalty and every audience member will be challenged by this troubling and challenging evening of theater. This production contains profanity and mature subject matter. It is recommended for adult audiences only.
Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors and alumni, and $6 students.
For information or to order tickets, call (414) 410-4171. The Studio Theater, located in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts on the Stritch campus, 6801 N. Yates Road, is fully accessible and has assisted listening equipment. Free parking is available.
Milwaukee Concert Band to perform in Brown Deer
Brown Deer - The Milwaukee Concert Band presents As the World Turns at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Multicultural Arts Center of Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St.
The concert will include Johann Strauss's "Die Fledermaus" overture, suite from the opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, "Marrakech Bazaar" by Stan Applebaum, and selections from George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess." The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors.
For information, contact Theresa Moniot, Band President, at email@example.com or (262) 649-3330.
Shorewood Players present 'The Producers'
Shorewood - The Shorewood Players are preparing to stage the Mel Brooks' musical comedy "The Producers" on Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. except on Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 when the performance is at 2 p.m.
Performances are held at the auditorium in Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and $7 for children. Group rates are available. Call (414) 737-3421 for tickets or purchase them at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.
For information, go to shorewoodplayers.org.
Annual holiday craft fair at Thiensville church
Thiensville - Calvary Lutheran Church invites you to its annual Holiday Craft and Marketplace Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at the church, 247 South Main St.
Calvary's fair offers holiday and seasonal crafts, baked goods, jewelry and gift items . For information, contact Donna Adrian at (262) 377-0709, or Sarah Malchow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party planning event to be held at JCC
Whitefish Bay - Mazel Tov Milwaukee! a party planning expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15, at the Jewish Community Center, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. The event is a one-stop shop for anyone planning a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, anniversary, birthday, Sweet 16 or party of any kind.
It is an opportunity to meet caterers, florists, DJs, photographers, videographers, party planners and a variety of other vendors all under one roof. Everyone who attends Mazel Tov Milwaukee will receive a party planning resource guide full of tips and ideas as well as listings and ads from expo vendors and others in the event planning business.
The expo is being hosted by BBYO and the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center and is sponsored by A-Z Entertainment, Sendik's Market, Area Rentals, BBJ Linen, A Whimsical Expression, Hilton Garden Inn and the Marcus Corporation.
Junior woman's club hosts Turkey Trot & Gobble Gallop
Thiensville - The Junior Woman's Club of Mequon-Thiensville invites your family to start out Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, at its 5th Annual Turkey Trot & Gobble Gallop. The 5K run/walk will benefit the Mequon Nature Preserve. There will even be a 100-meter dash for the kids with prizes.
Nonperishable food donations will be collected for Family Sharing of Ozaukee County at the event.
Come enjoy the fun and kick off an annual family tradition by exercising and helping those in need in our local communities.
Civic Music Association celebrates 29th annual flute-in
Glendale - Flute players of all ages are invited to participate in Civic Music Association's 29th Annual Holiday Flute-In at the Bayshore Town Center, 5900 N. Port Washington Road, on Dec. 6. The program will open at 1 p.m. in the Rotunda of the mall. The event is free for all.
Participating flutists are asked to arrive between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Registration forms can be obtained by visiting the CMA Web site at civimusicmilwaukee.org or by e-mailing email@example.com. Walk-ins are welcome.
The Flute-In is an unrehearsed performance that showcases the entire family of flutes - piccolos, sopranos, altos and bass - in a program that blends a medley of carols with a narrated history of holiday music and the evolution of the flute. Each year 50 to 100 flutists and their families gather together for this holiday music-making event. The program will be directed by Lenee Stevens.
Margo Fieseler to speak at Shoreland Community Church
Brown Deer - Join other women from the community to celebrate this holiday season with inspiring speakers and amazing musical talents at Shoreland Community Church's Women's event at 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Margo Fieseler, well-known radio personality on Milwaukee's former contemporary Christian radio station, 105.3 The Fish, is sure to move you as she shares how she maintains her enthusiasm and joy no matter what challenges life presents.
Sacrifice of Praise, known for their tight harmonies and encouraging lyrics, will perform a concert filled with special music and Christmas carols. The evening will conclude with refreshments and fellowship with women of all ages. Invite your family and friends and come share the joy of the holiday season. Buy your $5 tickets at Shoreland Community Church, 8710 N. Deerwood Drive. For information, call (414) 918-3975.
Leahy to present concert at Dominican
Whitefish Bay - Dominican High School is proud to announce that the musical sensation Leahy will perform a concert at the Dominican High School auditorium, 120 E. Silver Spring Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Leahy is comprised of eight musical brothers and sisters who have been playing together their entire lives. The band's four acclaimed CDs - "Leahy," "Lakefield," "In All Things" and "Leahy Live" - have worldwide sales of over half-a-million copies.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at dominicanhighschool.com. For information, call the DHS box office at (414) 332-1170 ext. 176.
Club continues its 100th season with a concert Jan. 10
Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee presents Performers' Choice, at 3 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Nancy Kendall Theater located in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication/Fine Art at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 North Yates Road.
The concert is open to the public at no charge, although donations are always welcome. The program will feature several of the organization's performing members in a program of works by Romantic and post-Romantic composers. For details, contact Donna Shriner at (414) 964-6315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for MacDowell Club of Milwaukee announced
Fox Point - The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee - proudly celebrating its 100th concert season - announces auditions for Performing Members on Jan. 16 to be held in the Music Department located in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communications/Fine Arts at Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 North Yates Road.
Applications, indicating one of the following categories, along with a check for $25, payable to the MacDowell Club of Milwaukee, should be mailed to 5262 North Diversey Boulevard, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217-5161, no later than Dec. 31. Those auditioning will be notified of their time slot. For additional information, contact membership chair Marilyn Eisenberg at (414) 332-3234 or email@example.com.
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