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Things to Do

May 6, 2013

Annual flower sales set

at Regency communities

The ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities in Muskego and New Berlin will hold their annual flower sales May 10.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Muskego location, S8540 Lodge Blvd., and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Berlin location, 13750 S. National Ave.

Regency officials note that the hanging baskets tend to sell out quickly. Container flowers will also be available.

Flowering basket,

plant sales slated

New Berlin - The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club will hold a plant sale from 3 to 6 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m. to noon May 11 in the parking lot of the North Shore Bank, 15505 W. National Ave.

The sale will feature hanging baskets, planters, potted geraniums, dahlias and begonias.

Proceeds will go back to the New Berlin community through the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club.

For more information, visitnewberlinjuniors.org.

Maximizing Medicare

to be topic at library

Muskego - A program, "Maximizing Your Medicare Benefits," will be presented at 10 a.m. May 14 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.

Debbie Bisswurmis, outreach specialist for the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, will do an overview and update of Medicare and related programs and discuss how they fit together. This will include information on programs for beneficiaries with low or limited incomes.

The programs may help pay Medicare and prescription drug costs. She will also explain how to use the Medicare plan comparison tool known as the "PlanFinder," and discuss what to consider when choosing a plan.

This program is free. Registration is not required but is encouraged. Call (262) 271-2110 for information or to register.

Spaghetti dinner

fundraiser for police

New Berlin - The public is invited to the ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities-New Berlin Annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 15.

On the menu are spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, spumoni, coffee and milk.

Tickets - $8.50 general, $4 for ages 3 to 11, or free for children younger than 3 - can be purchased in advance at the welcome center at Regency-New Berlin, 13750 S. National Ave., or at the door the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit New Berlin Police Department, which in turn will use the funds for city projects that benefit senior citizens.

The dinner will be held in the Regents Club. Diners should enter the campus from Fieldpointe Road.

Shakespeare show

offers fun, participation

Muskego - The Friends of the Muskego Public Library will present "To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" at 7 p.m. May 15 at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, featuring a one-person interactive presentation by actor Ron Fry as William Shakespeare.

He will combine dynamic interpretations of excerpts from some of Shakespeare's most famous works with a humorous look at life in Renaissance England. The program also will include opportunities for audience members to star alongside The Bard of Avon.

All ages will get the chance to speak Shakespeare's words on stage.

Fry is the founding artistic director of Optimist Theatre in Milwaukee, and was the artistic director for the Bristol Renaissance Faire for 19 years. "To Be!" has been seen by more than 60,000 people since its debut in 1993.

For information, contact the library at (262) 971-2110.

Wines, beers set

for tasting at event

Muskego - Wines and beers will be available for the sampling, along with a buffet and decadent chocolates, at an evening event presented by the Friends of the Muskego Public Library from 7 to 10 p.m. May 18.

The wine tasting event will be at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, will also feature music and baskets to be raffled off.

A sampling of appetizers available that night will include beer cheese soup from Sauced, mini subs from Jimmy Johns, pasta and garlic bread from Leah's, chicken wings from Denoon Saloon, Chinese dish and crab rangoon from King's Wok, brownies from Piggly Wiggly, gourmet cupcakes from Three Monkeys Cakes, chocolates from Indulgence Chocolates, and gourmet coffee from San Laurio coffee shop. Wine and beer will be poured by Consumer Beverages.

The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Muskego Public Library. Tickets are availiable at the library or online atlocalwineevents.com/events/listing/show/38.

More information is available at (262) 871-2101.

Photo scavenger hunt

tries to make a splash

New Berlin - Registrations are due May 18 for the first "Make a Splash in New Berlin" Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt.

The New Berlin Junior Woman Club is holding the unique event to raise money to fund a Malone Park splash pad - a water playground where children are squirted or dowsed with water as they run past various structures on the pad.

The hunt, which runs from May 25 to Aug. 1, involves taking pictures based on a list of things, actions, people and places. In addition of the photo scavenger list, participants will receive a T-shirt, which they must be wearing it in the photos. Each item on the list will be assigned a point value. Those getting a certain number of points will be eligible for prize drawings.

The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HD computer tablet. First prize is $100, second prize $75 and third is $50.

Registrations are being accepted online atnewberlinjuniors.org. The cost is $10, which includes the selection of any size T-shirt.

The shirts can be picked up either between 9 a.m. and noon May 25 at the North Shore Bank, 15505 W. National Ave., or from 4 to 7 p.m. May 29 at Kids In Motion, 14135 W. Greenfield Ave.

Children's musical

'Action Heroes' free to all

New Berlin - The children's musical "The First Action Heroes" will be presented at worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. May 19 at Poplar Creek Church, 17770 W. Cleveland Ave.

The free presentations are open to the public.

For information, call (262) 782-1777.

Dance classes aim

for cardio fitness

Muskego - The Tudor Oaks Retirement Community, W12929 McShane Drive, in collaboration with Muskego Park and Recreation Department, is holding dance/fitness classes to Latin/international music and rhythms like salsa and meringue.

The class is designed for seniors and beginners who want better cardiovascular fitness. If needed, people can participate while seated in a chair.

Remaining sessions will be 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays through May 20.

The cost is $36 for Muskego residents or $54 for nonresidents. To register, contact the Muskego Park and Recreation Department at (262) 679-4108.

Rebels dancers

to teach swing in June

New Berlin - The Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club will hold a workshop and dance June 15 at Casa di Danza, 21415 W Greenfield Ave.

An intermediate swing workshop will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $7. Open dance will start at 8:30 p.m. and cost $10.

The Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club holds lessons and dances all over the metropolitan area.

National Dash

comes flying back

New Berlin - The seventh annual New Berlin Junior Woman's Club National Dash, a 5K Run or a two-mile run/walk, will be held prior to the New Berlin Fourth of July parade.

The event starts at Malone Park at noon and goes down National Avenue. It will feature chip timing, a goodie bag, high-tech shirt, food and drink.

The cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger (including a high-tech T-shirt if registered prior to June 24). On race day, the cost is $25 and a shirt is not guaranteed. It will be free for anyone with a military ID. Pre-register online at Active.com.

Strollers will be welcome but pets be left at home.

Signup deadline soon

for Camp Invention

New Berlin - Registrations are being accepted for the weeklong Camp Invention, a program aimed at inspiring creativity and inventive thinking, to be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 8 to 12 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.

The camp is open to children entering first through sixth grade

The cost is $215.

For information, emailcampinvention@invent.org.

Dreams of summer's

Jammin' fill chamber

Muskego - As the snow flies, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce is working on this summer's big outdoor block parties, Jammin' on Janesville.

Coordinators are in the chamber office every Wednesday evening to help businesses plan their 2013 Jammin' events and marketing.

Jammin' on Janesville provides businesses three summer events to showcase their products and services to residents.

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.

Fall Harvest Art,

Craft Fair slated

New Berlin - The Fall Harvest Art and Craft Fair, sponsored by the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.

More than 120 crafters will sell their creations and a bake sale and refreshments will be offered.

Admission is $2. Proceeds will be donated back to the community.

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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