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May 19, 2014

Straw bale gardening

to be seminar topic

A "Learn to Grow a Successful Straw Bale Garden" seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 22 at Poplar Creek Gardens, 16980 W. National Ave., New Berlin.

The New Berlin Land Conservancy and Ecology Association will sponsor the seminar to be taught by veteran gardener Rhoda Flagg who grew tomatoes, swiss chard, beets, peppers, onion, flowers and more in six straw bales at her New Berlin home last summer. She has 16 bales ready for planting this year.

Flagg will teach the fundamentals needed to become successful straw bale gardeners. The advantage of straw bale gardening is that plants are more bountiful, produce is easier to pick because it's not on the ground and weed growth is dramatically slashed, she said.

Visitors also will be able to buy autographed copies of the book "Straw Bale Gardens" by Joel Carsten that will supply more details. The seminar will be free and registrations are being accepted by Mary Hiebl, association president at (262) 679-1635, and Flagg at (262) 527-7242.

VFW, ProHealth to hold

Memorial Day observance

The public is invited to a Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. May 24 at Muskego's ProHealth Care Senior Communities facility, W181 S8540 Lodge Blvd.

The Muskego Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8171 and Regency have joined to conduct the program to include a POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, patriotic songs, placement of a memorial wreath, a roll call to honor deceased veterans, a rifle salute, taps and a balloon release.

State Senator Mary Lazich will speak and former Post Commander Dennis Duran will give insights regarding the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

Memorial observance

to have two purposes

Muskego's American Legion Post 356 celebrates every Memorial Day but this year's event will be significant because it will also recognize Muskego's 50th anniversary.

The observance will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Muskego City Hall, W182 S8200 Racine Ave.

The guest speaker will be World War II veteran Harold Krueger, 91, who will talk about being on an "Honor Flight" to Washington, D.C.

The Muskego American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will lay a memorial wreath at the American Legion's Memorial. Music will be performed by the Midnight Men of Muskego High School. The ceremony will be open to all who want to honor those who served and gave their lives for freedom.

'Rock of Ages'

car show slated

A "Rock of Ages" Classic Car Show will be held at Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 15250 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31.

Proceeds will be donated to the Malone Park Splash Pad Fund. Food and refreshments will be available.

Classic car registration forms can be downloaded by visiting the church's website: www.blessedsaviorwi.org and clicking the "Classic Car Show-May 2014" link on the front page. Also, forms can be picked up at the welcome table inside the church's front entrance at service times at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 8 and 10 a.m. on Sundays.

'Stuff the Van' event

for Muskego pantry

A "Stuff the Van" for the Muskego food pantry event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 31 at Thompson Dental, S69 W15693 Janesville Road, Muskego.

There will be refreshments, snacks and kids' activities in the parking lot.

This is one of the busiest times of the year for the Muskego food pantry, but kids are out of school so there are no food drives, creating a greater need for food donations.

Last year was a busy one for the food pantry that served more than 3,400 families. More than 6,700 volunteer hours were logged in the effort.

Those who cannot get to the "Stuff the Van" Food Drive can drop off donations at Thompson Dental before and after the event. More information is available at Thompson Dental, (262) 422-9911.

Champagne Breakfast

to mark 37th year

The New Berlin Lioness Club's 37th Annual Champagne Breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the Holy Apostles gymnasium, 3875 South 159th St.

The menu includes fruit pancake rollups, scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, hot ham, sausage, fresh fruit cups, desserts and beverages, and champagne.

Tickets for adults are $9.50 in advance, or $10 at the door. Tickets for children

younger than 10 are $2.50, and free for younger than 5. For ticket information call Lioness Chris, 262-782-8920, or email NewBerlinLioness@gmail.com.

Friends First Coffee

to be held soon

The Friends First Friday Coffee, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 6 at the Muskego Public Library, S73 W16663 Janesville Road.

The coffee will be in the periodical room toward the rear of the library. More information is available by calling the library, (262) 971-2100.

Rebels dancers

to swing into New Berlin

Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club will hold a dance, preceded by dance lessons, with no partner required, on Saturday, June 7, at Casa di Danza, 21415 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin.

An intermediate swing workshop will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. with the open dance from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. The cost of the workshop will be $7 and the cost of dance will be $10. More information is available at (414) 870-5535.

'Adaptive water skiing'

to be talk topic

"Adaptive Water Skiing," a presentation by Kurt Roskopf, director of the Disabled Division of the Wisconsin Water Ski Federation, will be given at the Muskego Public Library, S73 W16663 Janesville Road.

He will discuss adaptive water ski events at Little Muskego Lake and show how anyone can ski. The presentation will be at 7 p.m., Monday, June 16.

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