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Things to Do

March 1, 2010

Heritage Funeral Homes to hold fireside chat

New Berlin - Heritage Funeral Homes, 16880 W. National Ave., will hold an informational session titled You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Reservations are encouraged by calling (262) 901-1140.

Program on Alzheimer's, related dementia, aging

New Berlin - The Alzheimer's Association will host a community program, Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the New Berlin Public Library, community room, 15105 Library Lane.

The program will include how Alzheimer's differs from the normal aging process and other forms of dementia, warning signs and potential risk factors. Information on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are available will also be presented.

Judy Gunkel, regional services coordinator with the Alzheimer's Association will present the program which is free to the public.

More information is available from the library, (262) 785-4980, or the Alzheimer's Association help line at (800) 272-3900.

Blood drive slated at Mill Valley School

Muskego - The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 6:30 p.m. March 11 in the gym at Mill Valley Elementary School, S6445 Hillendale Drive.

For more information, call (800) GIVE LIFE or visit givebloodgivelife.org.

String musicians to be in spotlight

New Berlin - About 600 young musicians will take to the stage in String Fest at 7 p.m. March 11. String Fest is an annual event that showcases the New School District orchestra program.

All five elementary schools will combine to perform several pieces. The middle and high school groups also will each perform, and then all the students in grades five through 12 will join to present some selections. String Fest will be in the field house at New Berlin West Middle/High School, 18695 West Cleveland Ave.

Financial advice on retirement funding

New Berlin - Attorney Rollie Hanson and certified financial planner Mark Schweinler will present The Legal and Financial Aspects of Funding Your Retirement in Difficult Times from 10 a.m. to noon March 11 at the New Berlin Library, 15105 Library Lane.

The presentation is sponsored by the ElderCare Focus Group that has been working for more than six years to offer programs to benefit seniors in the New Berlin and Muskego area. For the past four years it has provided these sessions with the partnership of the New Berlin Library.

For information, call Jean Lazarus, (414) 352-1966.

St. Patrick's Fest to be at parish center

Muskego - A St. Patrick's Fest with a dinner, beer and wine tasting, auction, raffles and live music will be held March 13 at the St. Leonard Parish Community Center, S7743 Westwood Drive.

Dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Beer and wine tasting will be from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be live music by The UnXpected from 8 to 11 p.m. And a silent auction and raffle drawing will be at 10 p.m.

Tickets at $30 may be obtained from Jennifer Bloor, (262) 679.7038 or jjbloor4@aol.com.

Prom fashions to be shown at benefit

Muskego - Students from Maxine's Studio of Dance will sponsor a Prom Fashion Show at 1 p.m. March 14 at Muskego Moose Lodge, W21693 Janesville Road. Proceeds will go to the Muskego Scholarship Fund.

Fashions will be presented by stores from three major malls in the metropolitan the area - Cachat Mayfair Mall, Deb's and Men's Wearhouse at Southridge Mall, and Windsor in Brookfield.

The afternoon will include a performance by Scottish dancers, too.

Tickets are $6 in advance; $10 at the door. Admission includes the show, entertainment, coffee, dessert and raffles. For information, call (262) 679-1143

Scholar to speak on Dead Sea Scrolls

Muskego - Carter Lupton of the Milwaukee Public Museum will give a presentation on the Dead Sea Scrolls at 1 p.m. March 20 at the Muskego Library, W16663 Janesville Road.

Lupton, archaeologist and curator of ancient history at the museum, is also curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible exhibit there.

The Dead Sea Scrolls saga spans 2,000 years and includes biblical prophecies, international intrigue and cooperation, and an ancient treasure map.

The program will be free to the public, although a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Muskego food pantry would be welcomed.

The program is made possible by the Friends of Muskego Public Library

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