Jan. 6, 2014

Speed, agility, quickness

goals of rec offering

Muskego — A "Speed, Agility, Quickness Improvement for Young Athletes" for grades 6 through 8 is offered by the Muskego Recreation Department.

Registrations are still being accepted for the program designed to be a fun and positive experience that will help young people become a more agile, quicker and faster athletes.

Each 75-minute session will include a fast paced warm-up, a test to help identify current strengths and weaknesses, drills for speed, agility, quickness and power, core strength development and a fun and competitive game.

The instructor will be coach Mike Nitka, director of strength and conditioning for Muskego High School.

The program will be in the Muskego High School, north gym, S8750 Racine Ave., from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11 to Feb. 8. The cost is $70 for residents, $105 for nonresidents. Registrations are being accepted at (262) 679-4108.

'Once Upon a Mattress' coming to PAC at West

New Berlin — The musical comedy "Once Upon A Mattress" will be presented at the New Berlin West Performing Arts Center, 18695 W. Cleveland Ave., by the New Berlin West Theatre Arts Program, for five performances starting Jan. 30.

The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 30; at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 31; at 7 p.m. Feb. 1; and at 2 p.m. Feb. 2.

Reserved tickets are $12, general, $10 for seniors at least 60 years old; $7 for students and $5 for children. The 10 a.m. Jan. 31 matinee is for groups of 10 or more with special ticket prices. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card on-line or with cash at the PAC box office. For links to calendar and online ticket sales, visit www.nbexcellence.org/community/do_communitytheater.cfm. Or call (262) 789-6406.

The story is taken from Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea" but is billed as having all the elements of a farce, vaudeville melodrama and the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Chili Throw-Down

seeks best chili cooks

New Berlin — Registration is open for the Third Annual Chili Throw-Down sponsored by the New Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the New Berlin food pantry.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at the New Berlin Community Center, 14750 W. Cleveland Ave. There is no fee to enter. People can pay $5 to sample the entries and vote for their favorites.

Registrations are being accepted at mskupien@shorewest.com.

Story time, youth group

sign-ups will return

Muskego — Story time sign-ups will continue in January 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 beginning in January.

For information, call the library at (262) 971-2100.

Note: Preschool Pals for children ages 4 to 6, as listed in recent Things to Do items, is no longer offered by the Muskego Public Library.

Publisher to give

workshop for writers

Muskego — Award-winning publisher Kira Henschel, CEO of HenschelHAUS Publishing, will give a hands-on workshop at the Muskego Public Library for writers who would like to get published.

The workshop will offer an insider's view on what it takes to get published, new ways to organize materials; information on self-publishing; and what publishers are looking for in an author.

The workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the library, W16663 Janesville Road. Registration is required by calling (262) 971-2100 or stopping by the library.

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.

Send submissions to news@cninow.com at least two weeks prior to the event.


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