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 drummer 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 performer autographs during the event, one in a series of clinics offered by the music instrument retailer.
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.
Library to hold
Muskego — "Tricks, Treats, Halloween Eats" is planned for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Muskego Library, W16663 Janesville Road.
Also for Halloween, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, the library will build a fire in the fire pit and entertain youngsters with funny stories. Kids and parents should dress warm and bring a flashlight.
Those interested should register at the reference desk.
Halloween car show
to be 'Trunk or Treat'
New Berlin — Quaker Steak & Lube, 4900 S. Moorland Road, will hold a "Trunk or Treat" event on Oct. 26.
The free promotion is expected to attract more than 30 cars with decorated grilles, windshields, wheels and trunks in true Halloween style, with the owners giving out candy to the costumed children.
In addition to the decorated cars and the mounds of candy, the Halloween festivities will also include a costume contest (for both children and adults), pumpkin bowling, model car building and Gizzard Coop and the 6-foot-tall QS&L mascot.
Music and entertainment will be provided by Capt'n Bob and Arlo, hosts of Wisconsin Hot Rod Radio. Kids attending will also vote on their favorite decorated car, with a trophy and prize awarded.
for unused medicines
Muskego — A safe and easy way to get rid of unused or expired medicines will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in a cooperative effort between the Muskego Police Department and retailer Walgreens.
People can drop medicines off without even getting out of their cars at the Walgreens at Racine Avenue and Janesville Road.
The initiative is part of an initiative to remove unnecessary prescription drugs from homes for health and safety reasons and to reduce drug abuse, particularly involving pain medications.
for family who lost dad
Muskego — A fundraiser will be held Oct. 27 for the family of a young father, Rick Flasch, Muskego, who died in a motorcycle accident, leaving his wife and three young children.
A pancake fundraiser, silent auction and Wellness Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Country Meadows Elementary school, W16399 Hilltop Drive. Admission is $8 general, $5 for seniors and children, and free for children 3 and younger.
Donations of cash or of gift cards and products that can be raffled off are being sought. All proceeds will go to the Flasch family.
Flasch was an active member of the community, serving in the PTO and taking part in many of his children's extracurricular activities.
More information is available at sites.google.com/site/flaschfamilyevent/.
emerald ash borer
New Berlin — New Berlin will hold a seminar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30 on how to fight the invasion of the emerald ash borer.
The free seminar, which is open to residents of all communities, will be held at the New Berlin City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive.
The emerald ash border has already killed more than 50 million ash trees and is now in New Berlin. Topics will include a brief history of emerald ash borer in the U.S. and Wisconsin, how to identify ash trees and the beetle itself; treatments and prevention options; and how the infestation will affect individual residents and the community.
Speakers will be Bill McNee of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Paul Fliss, New Berlin city forester. They will also be on hand to answer questions and share how different communities are dealing with EAB.
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.
Banks collecting flags
for proper disposal
North Shore Bank locations in New Berlin and Muskego are collecting worn and tattered American flags through Oct. 31.
The bank is working with the Exchange Clubs, the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops to honorably dispose of the flags during Veterans Day ceremonies in November.
The local branches are at W17095 Janesville Road in Muskego and at 15505 W. National Ave., New Berlin.
Top team holds
youth dance clinic
New Berlin — The Eisenhower High School Varsity Dance Team will hold a Youth Dance Clinic at Eisenhower for girls in grades one through six from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 15.
The learned routines will be showcased for families at 1 p.m.
The $25 cost includes a T-shirt, morning snack, achievement certificate, and instruction from the award-winning Ike Dance Team.
Dance clinic participants should wear athletic attire and sneakers or dance shoes and bring a bag lunch.
To register, contact Jeanine Gavin by email at email@example.com or by phone at (414) 698-4455, or Shannon Stiller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 379-5439.
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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