First Friday Coffee
to be held this week
Muskego — The Friends First Friday Coffee will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
More information is available at (262) 971-2100.
is on kitchens, bathrooms
Muskego — Callen Construction will present a free seminar titled "Kitchens & Bathrooms That Function, Look Good, and Feel Good" at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the firm's Muskego Showroom, W13131 Janesville Road.
Attendees will learn about cabinetry organization, plumbing and lighting fixtures and finishes, the use of islands for a central kitchen gathering space, layouts for work stations and traffic flow for various cooking and entertaining styles.
Refreshments will be served. Reserve space by calling (414) 529-5509 or register via e-mail at Christi.Pryor@CallCallen.com.
New major medical
facility hosts open house
New Berlin — Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Moorland Reserve Health Center, which will open Oct. 7, will offer the public a sneak peek open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at 4805 S. Moorland Road.
The event will give an opportunity for attendees to meet physicians and tour the New Berlin facility.
In addition, a corn roast will be served during the open house.
The health center will offer primary, specialty and urgent care services from physicians aligned with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Garden center celebrates
fall with Harvest Daze
New Berlin — Prospect Hill Garden Center, 19305 W. National Ave., will hold Harvest Daze 2013, with a petting zoo and outdoor activities, every weekend in October.
Admission is free to the attraction, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Highlights include a hay ride through Ghostly Grove, with stops at the Krazy Korn Maze and the pumpkin patch, and $1 children's games with prizes. Food, caramel apples and treats will be available in the Greenhouse Café.
More information is available at (262) 679-2207.
Mud run benefits
Muskego — Ladies can run in the mud while raising money for breast cancer research during a second annual event Oct. 5 in back of Maxine's Studio of Dance, S8758 Racine Ave.
Maxine's second Mud Run, geared toward women of all ages, begins at 10 a.m. An obstacle course test agility and endurance will be set up.
Proceeds will benefit cancer research in memory of Traci Gralton, who died March 7, 2012, at age 50. Galton was the mother of four, including a daughter, Hanna, who teaches aerial fabric and danced at Maxine's for many years. After her death, the studio wanted to celebrate her life.
The entrance fee of $30 includes a T-shirt, designed by Hanna, also an artist. For advance registration, email Maxine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration on the day of the event begins at 9:30 a.m.
For information, call (262) 424-5059.
PBS show host
to speak on cooking
Muskego — The Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road, will hold a program at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 for anyone who loves Indian cuisine and for all who wish to spice up their gluten-free diet.
Alamelu Vairavan, host of the Public Television cooking show "Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu," will talk about the health benefits of her slightly modified South Indian cuisine and will demonstrate how to prepare it with everyday ingredients.
Samples will be provided.
The program is free. To ensure there are enough sample to go around, registrations are being accepted at (262) 971-2100.
Vairavan, who holds a degree in health information management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, also is a culinary educator and author of "Indian Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking" (2013), "Healthy South Indian Cooking" (2008), and "Chettinad Kitchen: Food and Flavors from South India" (2011).
returns for 23rd year
New Berlin — The Nordic Council of Wisconsin will present its 23rd Annual Indoor Scandinavian Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.
Headlining the 2013 fest will be Flemming Behrend, folksinger and troubadour.
The event features with music, ethnic dancing, and a children's parade and fashion show. It also has food, arts and crafts and geneaology information.
Admission is $8 for adults, $2 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for younger kids. Those donating a food item for the New Berlin food pantry receive a $1 off an adult ticket.
to Historical Park
New Berlin — The New Berlin Historical Society will hold its annual Applefest at the Historical Park, 19765 W. National Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.
Kids will get to press apples for cider and shell corn. After touring the historic buildings, everybody can join the square dancing from 2 to 4 p.m.
Visitors also will be able to buy apples, honey, pumpkins, lunch and desserts.
For information, go online to newberlinhistoricalsociety.org.
Pet walk is a step toward
funding police dogs
New Berlin — To help with the ongoing costs of the New Berlin police dogs, Spa Paw & Tail has organized a walk-with-your-pet fundraiser at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Malone Park near West Civic Drive.
There will be live music and food at the park following the Strut Your Mutt walk, and visitors will be able to meet police dogs.
The cost of $20 ($5 for each additional participant) includes a T-shirt, collapsible water bowl, dog-collar blinker and goody bag.
Those who want to participate can register by printing off the registration form at spapawandtail.com and mailing it in. There also are registration forms in the lobby of the Police Department, 16300 W. National Ave.
Obamacare health plan
Muskego — An information program on the Affordable Care Act will be presented by Charles Kurtz at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Muskego Public Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Kurtz, an AARP volunteer for more than 20 years, will discuss the changes to coverage resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the impact on insurance for all ages. The presentation will include impacts to seniors on Medicare, government subsidies for those under 65 who buy insurance from the marketplace.
There will be an opportunity for questions and personal help at the end.
For more information, call (262) 971-2100.
features top drummers
New Berlin — Cascio Interstate Music, 13819 W National Ave., will present Drummerfest, a free performance clinic, starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 19.
Featured performers will be Russ Miller at 11:30 a.m., Gene Hoglan at about 1 p.m., Ronald Bruner√ Jr. at about 2:30 p.m. and Gavin Harrison at about 4 p.m.
There will be prizes, photos and autographs.
Fall fair offers variety
of arts and craft goods
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.
Story time, youth group
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.
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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