Therapy through food to be program topic
Muskego - A cooking demonstration program titled "Stone Soup" will be presented by registered dietician Betty Holloway at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Holloway, who specializes in preventive cardiology and integrative medicine, will show participants how to make soups with popular vegetables. The focus will be on optimal nutrition, the therapeutic value of selected plant foods and culinary tips with the goal to heal and stay strong during the treatment of chronic illness.
The free program, made possible locally by the Friends of Muskego Public Library, takes its inspiration from the NuGenesis Farm founded in 2010 by a three-time cancer survivor. Holloway .
Advance registration is be appreciated to make sure there is enough food for everyone. A nonperishable donation for the Muskego food pantry would be welcomed.
Call (262) 971-2101 for more information or to register.
Lions to hold blood drive
Wind Lake - The Wind Lake Lions Club will host a community blood drive from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at St. Clare Church, 7616 Fritz St., in Holy Family Hall.
Walk-ins will be welcome, but appointments are encouraged. To make one, call Mary Schopp at (414) 531-6026 or go online to bcw.edu/WindLake. Donors should bring a photo ID.
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 takeout); $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.
Ghosts to haunt historic settlement
Muskego - The Muskego Ghost Walk is coming to the Old Muskego Settlement Centre, S8074 Racine Ave., on Oct. 19 and 20.
The tour takes participants through the Wollman Home, the Mill Valley one-room school house, the prairie church, the woods and the log house/general store.
The tour involves scary stories acted out by actors in costume. It is not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Tickets will be sold at the Old Town Hall starting at 6 p.m. for $10. The first tour leaves at 6:30 p.m. and the last one at 10 p.m. Refreshments will also be sold.
The Ghost Walk is sponsored by the Muskego Historical Society, The Muskego Players and the Heritage Presbyterian Church Youth Group.
St. Paul's hosts fall bazaar, lunch buffet
Muskego - St. Paul's Fall Bazaar will be held in the school gym at W14325 Janesville Road, Muskego, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20. Admission is free. The bazaar features handmade craft items, ornaments, garden décor, candy, greeting cards and rummage items. All proceeds benefit mission work.
A buffet lunch of chili, hot ham and rolls, hot dogs and homemade desserts is available.
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.
Harvest Daze lots of fun for kids
New Berlin - Prospect Hill Garden Center, 19305 W. National Ave., will hold Harvest Daze 2012 on weekends through Oct. 28.
Harvest Daze includes a petting zoo 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.
Session to ease independent living
New Berlin - A session about how seniors can continue to live independently will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 in the New Berlin Library, 15105 Library Lane.
The free discussion, centering on what assets New Berlin has that will help older adults remain independent, is the culmination of a project called New Berlin Connects, conducted by a group of New Berlin residents using a federal grant with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Besides informing people of what the group has discovered, staff from UW-Madison will demonstrate new technology under development to connect older adults with people and resources.
Reservations are due Oct. 19. Call Christa Glowacki at (262) 548-7838.
Paranormal Investigators haunt Muskego library
Muskego - Just in time for Halloween, a program titled "Believe in Ghosts or Spirits? Skeptical About the Paranormal?" will be presented by Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee (PIM) at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Muskego Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Founded in 2007, Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee has investigated several locations, including the Milwaukee Public Museum, Riverside Theater and several area residences.
Members of the group will discuss types of hauntings, how they as a team investigate claims of the paranormal and what they have found.
For more information or to register, contact Elke Saylor, adult services librarian, (262) 971-2116, or email@example.com.
The program is made possible by the Friends of the Muskego Public Library.
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 from time of diagnosis and beyond with living well programs.
Panfil has engaged 10 salons from Oshkosh to Kenosha to do the pink hair this year. For information, call Panfil at (262) 780-2900.
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.
Battling pianos, fondue all at one event
Muskego - PianoFondue performs an all-request, dueling piano show with impromptu comedy followed by post-show fondue appetizers at Muskego High School.
The family-friendly, community-oriented event is at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in the school cafeteria. Tickets are $15 and most proceeds benefit the Future Business Leaders of America and the DECA club.
Money raised will help fund activities such as leadership conferences, community outreach and competition expenses.
Some proceeds also will benefit the Muskego food pantry.
Tickets are available at Muskego High School's Warrior's Warehouse and at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Series probes faith, controversial issues
Muskego - A series that tackles issues of faith and controversial subjects in personal faith and progressive Christianity is under way 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. Nov. 6, Nov. 19, and Dec. 4.
The free series is open to the public. More information is available at (414) 422-0400.
Muskego class of 1977 to hold 35-year reunion
Muskego - The Muskego High School Class of 1977 will hold a 35-year reunion at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Bushy's Pub & Grill, W14831 Janesville Road.
For details, go to classmates.com. Those who haven't previously registered with the site can search for Muskego High School, and register for free to gain access to posted information.
Red Cross plans blood drive
Muskego - The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Muskego High School, S8750 Racine Ave.
To make an appointment or obtain more information, call (800) RED CROSS (or 733-2767) or visitredcrossblood.org.
A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required. Those who are at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
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.
Author to speak on 'star players' behind Packers
Muskego - William Povletich, author of "Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs and Tradition," will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, .
During the event, sponsored by the Friends of Muskego Public Library, Povletich will tell the improbable story of professional football's most iconic team, including a unique window into the rise of modern professional sports. The author, a native Wisconsinite, is an Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker.
The program is free, but a nonperishable donation for the Muskego food pantry would be welcomed.
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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