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Things to Do

Feb. 23, 2014

Golf league seeks new members

Brown Deer — Brown Deer Women's 18-Hole Golf League has openings for new members.

The league plays Thursday mornings at Brown Deer Golf Course, 7625 N. Range Line Road.

For information, email browndeergolfer@yahoo.com.

Golf league seeks new members

Milwaukee — The Lincoln Ladies Golf League has openings for new members.

The league plays nine holes Tuesday mornings May through August at Lincoln Golf Course in Lincoln Park, 1000 W. Hampton Ave.

With four flights of ability, there is room for golfers at all levels.

For information, call (414) 352-1579.

Golf club seeks new members

Brown Deer — The Brown Deer Golf Club has openings for golfers looking to join a men's golf club for the 2014 season.

For information, visit browndeergolfer.com or email

gfrohwirth@wi.rr.com.

Brown Deer Women's Golf League seeks golfers

Brown Deer — Brown Deer Women's Golf League is looking for golfers for this summer. It is an 18-hole league that meets on Thursday mornings at beautiful Brown Deer Golf Course.

For further information or questions, please e-mail Glorianne Mather at browndeergolfer@yahoo.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.

· Lake Michigan Discovery Hike: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 27; $5 for adult members, $7 for nonmembers

Participants descend to the lower terrace and lake shore with a focus on Lake Michigan.

· Family Winter Camp-in: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 to 9 a.m. March 1; $75 for member families, $85 for nonmember families

Families camp out inside the center. Bring blankets, sleeping bags, pads and tents. The event features an indoor program followed by a night hike. There will be a fire in the Hearth Room with s'mores. A light breakfast will start the next morning. For information, call (414) 352-2880, Ext. 157.

· Raptor Saturday: 1 to 2 p.m. March 1; free with center admission

Learn which raptors are sitting on eggs, finding a mate or already hard at work raising their young.

· Audubon Babies Exploring Nature with the Very Young: 10 to 11:15 a.m. March 5; $12 per member pair per session, $15 per nonmember pair per session

Children ages 6 months to 2 years and their adult will hike on the trails. Dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes or waterproof boots are recommended.

· Boomers and Beyond: 9 to 11 a.m. March 6; $15 for adult members, $17 for nonmember adults

Participants prepare for the imminent duck migration by reviewing duck mounts.

· Hand-in-Hand: Maple Syruping: Session I: 9 to 10:15 a.m. March 6, Session II: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. March 6; $12 per member pair per session, $15 per nonmember pair per session

Children ages 2 to 4 years and their adult will hike, play, do art activities and listen to a story. Dress for the weather. Closed-toe shoes or waterproof boots are recommended.

· Nature Story Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 8; $5 for child and $8 for adult members per session, $6 for child and $9 for adult nonmembers per session

Families with children ages 3 to 7 listen to a story and hike outdoors. Puppets, props and live animals may be part of each story time.

Church hosts a variety of activities

Fox Point — North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a variety of activities.

· through Feb. 28: Salvation Army coat drive; donation bins located at main and north entrances

For information, call (414) 352-6123.

Learn about Lyme disease at free seminar

Shorewood — Robert Giguere from IGeneX Inc. leads a seminar on Lyme disease at 6 p.m. March 11 at Integrative Health Services, 4465 N. Oakland Ave., Suite 200-S.

To register for this free event, call (414) 906-0285.

Lynden Sculpture Garden 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, Wednesday and Friday, 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.

Admission includes access to the sculpture garden and house.

For information, call (414) 446-8794.

· Ice skating on Big Lake: noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays when weather and ice conditions permit

· The Mingei Tradition in the Midwest: Warren Mackenzie and Beyond exhibit: through March 30

· Weekly Art Drop-In for Kids Ages 6 to 12: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 21; $10 or $8 for members per session, $56 or $40 for members for eight sessions

Each week participants learn about different materials, processes and themes, and get started on a project.

Gallery hosts Marking Maps/Mapping Marks exhibit

Thiensville — River Edge Gallery, 184 S. Main St., hosts Daniel Fleming's exhibition, Marking Maps/Mapping Marks from Feb. 28 to April 12.

An open house reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Fleming discusses and answer questions about his works.

The gallery is open from noon to 5p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, visit riveredgeartgallery.com.

Acacia Theatre Company

announces 2013-14 season

Mequon — Acacia Theatre Company presents three productions during its 2013-14 season.

All performances are performed in Concordia University Wisconsin's Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive.

· "Searching for David's Heart" by Cherie Bennett

8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 6, 7 and 8, 4 p.m. March 8 and 3 p.m. March 2 and 9

· "Jane Austen's Persuasion" adaptation by Jennifer Le Blanc

8 p.m. July 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 4 p.m. July 19 and 3 p.m. July 13 and 30

Season subscriptions cost $38 or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale starting Sept. 1. Single tickets 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.

Register for Challenger Division Little League

Whitefish Bay — Registration for the Challenger Division Little League program for boys and girls with physical and mental challenges runs through March 1.

Children ages 4 to 18 or up to 22 if still enrolled in high school are eligible. Practice begins in May and games run for about five weeks in late May and June at Craig Counsel Park with travel to other leagues for away games. Each player will have a Buddy to help with positioning and development. Volunteers who are in seventh grade or above can participate as buddies.

An in-person registration and informational meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N. Marlborough Drive.

The fee is $75 and includes a T-shirt, hat and socks.

For information, visit littleleague.org/learn/about/divisions/challenger.htm. To register, visit wfbll.com.

Volunteers who would like to participate as Buddies should email jlevy@crivellocarlson.com before April 2.

Academy hosts free women's self defense workshop

Fox Point — J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy, 6838 N. Santa Monica Blvd., hosts a free women's self-defense workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. March 1.

The program covers practical and realistic self-defense techniques for women and girls 10 and older and is appropriate for all fitness levels.

For information or to register, call (414) 540-9161 or email jkleefoxpoint@gmail.com.

Churches showing 'Babette's Feast'

Whitefish Bay — Holy Family Parish and Bay Shore Lutheran Church present a movie and a conversation at 2:30 p.m. March 2 in McCormick Hall at Holy Family, 4849 N. Wildwood Ave.

The featured film is "Babette's Feast." Then participants will discuss the film.

There is no charge, but financial donations for the homeless will be accepted.

For information, call (414) 962-2203 or email penny.kelsey@att.net.

Book store hosts a variety of authors

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

Events are free and take place at Boswell, unless otherwise noted.

· 3 p.m. March 2: Historical Middle Grade Fiction Panel, with Gayle Rosengren, author of "What the Moon Said," Wendy McClure, author of "Wanderville," and Rebecca Behrens, author of "When Audrey Met Alice"

Each author will present their historical middle grade and then field questions. Great for ages 8 and older, the panel will cover topics ranging from the Great Depression to orphan trains to First Daughters and Alice Roosevelt's hidden diary.

· 7 p.m. March 3: Lorrie Moore, author of "Bark: Stories"

· 6:30 p.m. March 5 at Hales Corners Public Library, 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners: Joelle Charbonneau, author of "The Testing and Independent Study"

· 7 p.m. March 6 at Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St.(CQ), Milwaukee: Charles Krauthammer, author of "Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics"

· 7 p.m. March 7: Michael Parker, author of "All I Have in This World" and Murray Farish, author of "Inappropriate Behavior: Stories"

· 2 p.m. March 8: Denise Mina, author of "The Red Road"

· 7 p.m. March 11: Nickolas Butler, author of "Shotgun Lovesongs"

· 7 p.m. March 12: Cara Black, author of "Murder in Pigalle"

· 2 p.m. March 15: Sanford Stein, author of "Retail Schmetail: ONE Hundred Years, TWO Immigrants, THREE Generations, FOUR Hundred Projects"

· 7 p.m. March 18: Joanne Fluke, author of "The Blackberry Pie Murder"

· 6:30 p.m. March 19 at North Shore Public Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale: Shannon Hale, author of "Dangerous"

· 7 p.m. March 22: Brandon Sanderson, author of "Words of Radiance: Volume 2 of the Stormlight Archive"

· 7:30 p.m. March 25: Brigid Pasulka, author of "The Sun and Other Stars"

· 7 p.m. March 26: Angela Sorby, co-editor of "Over the River and Through the Wood: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children's Poetry"

For information, call (414) 332-1181.

Deadline to register for anniversary party looms

Glendale — Reservations are due March 3 for the anniversary party of the Glendale Senior Citizens' Club at 11:30 a.m. March 12 at Jack Pandl's, 1319 E. Henry Clay, Whitefish Bay.

Cocktails begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and entertainment by Bill and Lin O'Connor.

The cost is $18.

Call (414) 540-2100 for information.

District choirs combine for joint concert

Mequon — The choirs of Homestead High, Lake Shore Middle and Steffen Middle schools hold their annual Collage Concert at 7 p.m. March 3 in the James Barr Auditorium at Homestead High School, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

The choirs combine in different configurations and perform as unique ensembles.

Admission is free.

For information, call (262) 238-5900.

Beer, wine tasting event benefits Girls on the Run

Mequon — Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee is holding Raise Your Glass!, a wine and beer tasting event, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at Café 1505, 1505 W. Mequon Road.

The event features wine, beer, appetizers, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door or $55 per couple.

Proceeds benefit Girls on the Run of Greater Milwaukee.

Purchase tickets at raceplanner.com/register/Index/Raise_Your_Glass_for_GOTR.

Cinema offers films for children with special needs

Mequon — North Shore Cinema, 11700 N. Port Washington Road, hosts Reel Movies for Real Needs.

The program offers films with lower sound volume and brighter lighting for children with autism and other challenges who may not be comfortable at a regular show.

All show times are 10:30 a.m.:

· March 8: "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," 2D, Rated PG

Regular matinee adult and child pricing applies.

For information, visit marcustheatres.com or call (262) 241-6180.

Church hosts variety of concerts

Mequon — Unitarian Church North, 13800 N. Port Washington Road, hosts the following concerts at 7:30 p.m.

· March 8: Brother Sun; $17 in advance, $20

· March 21: Jon Vezner; $15 in advance, $18

· April 19: Sally Barris; $15 in advance, $18

· May 10: Kitty Donohoe; $15 in advance, $18

For information, call (262) 375-3890.

Learn about Milwaukee's Jewish history at Chai Point

Milwaukee — John Gurda offers reflections on Milwaukee's Jewish history at 2 p.m. March 9 in the Rubenstein Pavilion, at Chai Point Senior Living, 1400 N. Prospect Ave.

A reception with Gurda follows at 3 p.m.

For information, visit chaipoint.org.

Fundraiser, auction benefits Ozaukee Family Services

Mequon — MOMS Club of Mequon-East is holding a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Chancery, 11046 N. Port Washington Road, and an online public auction from 6 a.m. March 15 to 10 p.m. March 23 at 32auctions.com/momsclubofmequon benefiting Ozaukee Family Services.

The club receives 10 percent of the food and beverages sales from the evening.

For information, visit mequonmomsclub.com.

Night of worship features music, lighting

Mequon — Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Road, hosts a night of worship featuring music and lighting framed in prayer and scripture called Ignite from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 16.

The service is free and open to the public, with child care available through age 5. Refreshments and treats will follow the service.

For information, call (262) 242-1670.

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. March 16: Faculty Piano Recital – Michael Thiele

· 3:30 p.m. April 6: Kammerchor Concert

· 7:30 p.m. April 11: University Band and Jazz Ensemble

· 3:30 p.m. April 12: Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra Concert

· 3:30 p.m. April 27: Kammerchor and Selah Choral Concert with Concordia Chapel

· 3:30 p.m. May 4: Alleluia Ringers Concert

· 7:30 p.m. May 9: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Spring Concert; tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for college students and children younger than 18

Foundation seeks donations, help for Bay Ball

Whitefish Bay — The Whitefish Bay Education Foundation will hold its annual Bay Ball on March 29 in the field house at Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave.

The event, "Bay Ball 2014...The Big Bang...Helping Our Kids Reach for the Stars," features entertainment, dancing, food and libations.

The event benefits science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in the Whitefish Bay School District.

For information, to donate an item or to help, email smuderlak@gmail.com or call (414) 688-0635.

Organizers seek sponsors for Relay for Life event

Mequon — Organizers are seeking sponsors for Homestead High School's annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life event to be held March 29 and 30 at the school, 5000 W. Mequon Road.

Interested sponsors should call (414) 708-9165.

Museum features Andy Warhol exhibit

Milwaukee — Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century" is on display through March 30 at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

Additional programs will be available during the exhibit period.

The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and $15 for families. Admission is free for museum members.

For information, call (414) 390-5730 or visit jewishmuseummilwaukee.org.

Concordia exhibits various art exhibits

Mequon — Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, hosts art exhibits in its gallery.

Ceramic artists from across the U.S. display their work through March 31.

Senior art students celebrate their artistic accomplishments from April 14 to May 16.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, call (262) 243-4470.

Build a birdhouse at first-ever event

Port Washington — Ozaukee Washington Land Trust holds its first-ever birdhouse building contest and dinner party from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, 4970 Country Club Beach Road.

It will be a fun event with a bird house contest, buffet, silent auction, and door prizes. Bill Mueller, director of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory will be presenting a "State of the Birds" address.

There will be three categories of bird houses and each winner wins a $100 prize. Bird house building entry form and sponsorship forms can be found at our Website. Check out, enter and/or reserve your place for the buffet.

Please help us make the event successful by building a birdhouse, sponsoring, or reserving a table. Sponsorship comes with an added "thank you" of tickets for the buffet at the level stated on the form.

For information, visit http://owlt.org/for-the-birds.

Concordia presents theater performances

Mequon — Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, presents a variety of theater performances.

· "Sense and Sensibility" is presented at 7:30 p.m. May 1, 2 and 3, and 1:30 p.m. May 4.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for veterans and free for children younger than 12. For information, email lori.woodall@cuw.edu or call (262) 573-9070.

Ozaukee County celebrates volunteers

We are lucky to live in a community where so many people volunteer and touch the lives of others. To honor these volunteers, the Volunteer Center is hosting their annual Volunteer Recognition Event on April 17. The theme this year is Be Cool! Volunteer.

The event is at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave. Cocktails and raffle begin at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and awards at 7:15 p.m. The cost is $35 per person/$20 for partner agency volunteers.

In the spirit of the event, we encourage you to don your shades and Hawaiian gear while enjoying a night out honoring our local volunteers. Awards will be presented for the BMO Harris Volunteer of the Year, We Energies Agency of the year, PWSB Youth Volunteer of the Year (scholarship opportunity).

The Volunteer Center, the community's volunteer connection is hosting this celebration to raise awareness of volunteering and honor local volunteers.

Be Cool! Volunteer recognition event information is on volunteerozaukee.org or call (262) 377-1616, email vc@volunteerozaukee.org.

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