Talk on eating our way out of disease
Muskego - A program titled "Can We Eat Our Way Free of Disease?" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Muskego Public Library.
This NuGenesis Farm program will be presented by Betty Holloway, registered dietician, who will talk about easy ways to eat with the intent to heal and stay strong during the treatment of chronic illness. The second half of the program will be a cooking demonstration including foods that might be new to some.
The event at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, is made possible by the Friends of Muskego Public Library. The program is free, though a nonperishable donation for the Muskego food pantry would be welcomed. Advance registration would be appreciated for planning purposes.
Harvest Daze lots of fun for kids
New Berlin - Prospect Hill Garden Center, 19305 W. National Ave., will hold Harvest Daze 2012 on weekends from Sept. 29 through Oct. 28.
Harvest Daze includes a petting zoo and and various outdoor activities, including a hay ride through Ghostly Grove, stops at the Krazy Korn Maze, plus a pumpkin patch, children's games with prizes, and caramel apples and treats in the Greenhouse Café.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.
For information, call (262) 679-2207.
Pink hair offered for breast cancer awareness
New Berlin - Dawn Panfil, owner of Hair and Body Solutions salon and spa, 15440 W. Beloit Road, has partnered with Aurora Health Care for a fifth year to sell pink hair extensions from now through October, breast cancer awareness month.
The extensions are meant to be conversation starters about the importance of mammograms in fighting breast cancer.
In addition, proceeds will go to the Aurora Breast Health Fund. The cost of the extension is $15. In four years the fundraiser has raised more than $200,000 to help women who are uninsured or underinsured get mammograms.
Panfil has engaged 10 salons from Oshkosh to Kenosha to do the pink hair this year. For information, call Panfil at (262) 780-2900.
Blood drives planned for October
The BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold three blood drives in October in the area.
The drives are scheduled from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the gym at St. Joseph Parish, W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend; from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in Fellowship Hall at Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 15250 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin; and from 7 to 11 a.m. Oct. 25 in the Common Council chambers at the New Berlin City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive.
Donors can schedule appointments at (877) BE-A-HERO (232-4376) or at (414) 937-6199 or by visiting www.bcw.edu. Appointments are preferred to ensure a quick and convenient donation, but walk-ins are also welcome.
First Friday Friends to meet over coffee
Muskego - The Friends First Friday Coffee will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Everyone is welcome. More information is available at the library, (262) 971-2100.
New Berlin Historical Park hosts seasonal events
New Berlin - The New Berlin Historical Society will hold Applefest beginning at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Historical Park, 19765 National Ave.
More information is available at (262) 643-8855, and atnewberlinhistoricalsociety.org.
Series probes faith, controversial issues
Muskego - A series that tackles issues of faith and controversial subjects in personal faith and progressive Christianity is underway at Atonement Lutheran Church, W16244 Martin Drive.
The series, Living the Questions, began Sept. 25 and will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 19, and Dec. 4.
The free series is open to the public. More information is available at (414) 422-0400.
Walk-a-thoners set sights on $10,000
Muskego - With the Muskego High School band in the lead, the Tess Corners PTO Walk-a-thon will set out on its one-mile course at 1:45 p.m. Oct. 12.
Walkers will set their sights on raising $10,000 for such school things as assembly programs, equipment, buses for field trips and student activities. Donations are tax-deductible.
This year, two Klement Racing Sausages will help cheer the walkers on.
Talk on handling challenging behaviors
Muskego - A free session from 1 to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Tudor Oaks, W12929 McShane Drive, will discuss how caregivers can handle challenging behaviors involving victims of dementia or other conditions.
Dr. Mark Eberhage, president and founder of Behavioral Solutions Inc., will lead the program. He has spent much of his professional career developing services for adults and the under-served geriatric population. In an engaging, interactive style, Eberhage will offer useful ideas for difficult situations.
The session will be part of a series titled "Windows to Understanding," dedicated to the awareness and support of those who are caring for or have loved ones experiencing memory loss. The free seminars are held at 1 p.m. the third Monday of the month.
More information is available from Terri at (414) 529-0100.
Holy Apostles plans new round of fish fries
New Berlin - Holy Apostles Church will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in its gym, located at 159th Street and National Avenue.
Dinner will include baked or breaded cod, parsley potatoes or french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, rye bread, dessert, milk and coffee (beer and soda extra).
The cost is $9.50 for adults (dine-in and take-out); $8.50 for seniors; $10.50 for the fish and shrimp combo; $4.75 for children; and $2.50 for children 4 and younger.
Other upcoming fish fry dates are Nov. 9, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and 22, March 8 and 29, and April 12.
More information is available at the parish office, (262) 786-7330.
City gets ready for Halloween/trick or treat
New Berlin - New Berlin will hold its citywide Halloween Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Hickory Grove Center, 2600 S. Sunny Slope Road.
There will be Halloween carnival games, crafts and more. Advance tickets for $2 are available at the New Berlin Park and Recreation Department at the City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive, and by mail. Admission at the door is $3.
Official trick-or-treat hours in New Berlin will be 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Fall dance slated for developmentally disabled
New Berlin - Holy Apostles Parish, 3875 S. 159th St., is sponsoring a free dance for developmentally disabled adults at least 16 years old from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28.
Music will be provided by Dalgren's D. J. Service. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. Halloween costumes are optional. Parents or legal guardians are encouraged to attend the dance which will be held in the gym.
More information is available from Ed Rivard at (262) 786-6172.
Farmers Market remains open for season
New Berlin - The New Berlin Farmers Market will continue every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., through the end of October at 16300 W. National Ave., in the police station parking lot.
Ike dance team offers youth dance clinic
New Berlin - The Eisenhower High School Varsity Dance Team will hold a youth dance clinic at the school, 4333 S. Sunny Slope Road, for girls in grades one through six from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19.
Routines will be taught that day and performed for families at 2:30 p.m.
The $25 cost includes a T-shirt, a morning snack, a certificate of achievement, and instruction. Dance clinic participants should wear athletic attire and sneakers or dance shoes and bring a bag lunch.
Story time, youth group sign-ups at library
Muskego - Story time sign-ups have begun at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Lap-sitters Story Time, for children ages 2 and 3 with an adult, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Preschool Pals for children ages 4 to 6 will be at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
For information, call the reference desk at (262) 971-2101.
Dementia caregivers support group offered
New Berlin - A new caregiver support group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane.
A group will provide an open forum for caregivers or family members to voice concerns and ask questions about Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
In addition to the emotional, educational and social support provided, the meetings also will allow participants to develop problem-solving skills.
The support group also is open to all family members and there is no cost to attend.
For information, contact the support group facilitator, Audrey Mecham, at (262) 679-1180.
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