Things to Do

April 15, 2013

Cabaret Night

of music, food coming

Muskego - Cabaret Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 19 in the cafeteria of Muskego High School, S8750 Racine Ave.

The events includes music, appetizers and desserts. The showcase of musical talent will be presented by the Muskego High School Music Friends.

Admission is $10 general, or $5 for seniors and students.

Library Friends book sale

at New Berlin Library

New Berlin - The New Berlin Library Friends Book Sale will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at the library, 15105 Library Lane.

Lioness Club to serve

Champagne Breakfast

New Berlin - The New Berlin Lioness Club will hold its 36th Annual Champagne Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 21 in the gym at Holy Apostles, 159th Street and National Avenue.

The menu will offer champagne, fruit pancake rollups with vanilla sauce, scrambled eggs, hash browns, hot ham, sausage, fresh fruit, rolls and butter, desserts, orange, tomato and pineapple juice, coffee, tea and milk. Seconds also will be served.

Tickets are $9 in advance or $9.50 at the door, $2.50 for children younger than 12, and free for children younger than 5. Advance tickets are available from Pat by phone at (262) 786-4449 or by email at

Proceeds will go to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation Camp in Rosholt for those with special needs.

People should enter through the gymnasium doors.

New Berlin Generals

offer cheer tryouts

New Berlin - The Eisenhower Generals will hold cheer tryouts from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 22 to 26 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Sippel Hall, 126th Street and Howard Avenue.

For information, contact Robin Peters by email or phone at (414) 427-8527.

St. Paul's to hold

community blood drive

Muskego - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, W14325 Janesville Road, will hold a community blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. April 23.

Appointments may be made toll-free at (800) 733-2767 or at Walk-ins also will be welcome.

Cooper shops

remembered in talk

New Berlin - Gary and Jim Hess will tell the story of the family's historic cooper shops, Frank Hess Cooperage, at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the New Berlin Public Library, 15105 Library Lane.

The speakers are Frank Hess' grandsons, who will use old photos and tools as part of the free presentation.

At one point, the small settlement of New Berlin contained 14 cooper shops that made barrels and other vessels. Cooper shops were an essential component of settlement history and one of those 14 shops was the site of early town meetings.

The presentation is arranged by the New Berlin Historical Society. For information, call (262) 643-8855.

Casino night to raise

splashpad funds

New Berlin - "Viva Splash Vegas," a New Berlin Casino Night fundraiser for a splashpad in New Berlin's Malone Park, will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. April 27 at the New Berlin Ale House Banquet Center, 16000 W. Cleveland Ave.

Tickets are $50 per person (age 21 and up) and are available online at

The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club event will include a silent auction, raffles and "The Best Wine Cork Pull and Fork Pull in New Berlin."

Admission includes dancing to the tunes of DJ Jeff Keller and appetizers.

Ceremony to salute

three former mayors

Muskego - An unveiling ceremony for the portraits of three previous Muskego mayors will be held at 3 p.m. May 2 at the Muskego City Hall, S8200 Racine Ave.

The portraits are of former mayors Mark Slocomb, Charles Damaske and John Johnson.

Run/walk to help

local boy fight cancer

New Berlin - A 5K run/walk to benefit a New Berlin 14-year-old boy who is battling bone cancer will be held May 5 at Holy Apostles Church, 3875 S. 159th St..

The fundraiser, dubbed 5K YellowRun4Greg, will include entertainment and raffles, including an autographed Ryan Braun jersey, to help Greg Von Rueden, who has undergone chemotherapy and surgeries.

The cost of the run/walk is $25 general, $15 for ages 12 and younger, or $50 per family. Check-in will be at 4 p.m. and the run at 5 p.m. Online registrations will be accepted until April 26 The cost includes a T-shirt for pickup on race day.

Parking is limited, so carpooling is recommended.

For information, or call (414) 704-5708.

Spring dance

slated for disabled

New Berlin - A baseball-themed free dance for developmentally disabled people at least 16 years old will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. May 5 in the Holy Apostles Parish gym, 3875 S. 159th St.

Music will be provided by Dalgren's D. J. Service and there will also be free refreshments and door prizes. Baseball attire is optional. Parents or legal guardians are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Ed Rivard at (262) 786-6172.

Flowering basket,

plant sales slated

New Berlin - Hanging basket flower sales will be held by the New Berlin Junior Woman's Club in May at the North Shore Bank, 15505 W. National Ave.

The sales will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. May 10 and 24 and 9 a.m. to noon May 11 and 25. The two early May sales will also feature planters and 6-inch pots while supplies last. Additonally, the two later sales will include 3.5-inch pots, flats, herbs, tomato plants and pepper plants, also while supplies last.

Wines, beers set

for tasting at event

Muskego - Wines and beers will be available for the sampling, along with a buffet and decadent chocolates, at an evening event presented by the Friends of the Muskego Public Library from 7 to 10 p.m. May 18.

The wine tasting event will be at the library, W16663 Janesville Road, will also feature music and baskets to be raffled off.

A sampling of appetizers available that night will include beer cheese soup from Sauced, mini subs from Jimmy Johns, pasta and garlic bread from Leah's, chicken wings from Denoon Saloon, Chinese dish and crab rangoon from King's Wok, brownies from Piggly Wiggly, gourmet cupcakes from Three Monkeys Cakes, chocolates from Indulgence Chocolates, and gourmet coffee from San Laurio coffee shop. Wine and beer will be poured by Consumer Beverages.

The cost is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Muskego Public Library. Tickets are availiable at the library or online

More information is available at (262) 871-2101.

Dance classes aim

for cardio fitness

Muskego - The Tudor Oaks Retirement Community, W12929 McShane Drive, in collaboration with Muskego Park and Recreation Department, is holding dance/fitness classes to Latin/international music and rhythms like salsa and meringue.

The class is designed for seniors and beginners who want better cardiovascular fitness. If needed, people can participate while seated in a chair.

Remaining sessions will be 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays through May 20.

The cost is $36 for Muskego residents or $54 for nonresidents. To register, contact the Muskego Park and Recreation Department at (262) 679-4108.

Rebels dancers

to teach swing in June

New Berlin - The Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club will hold a workshop and dance June 15 at Casa di Danza, 21415 W Greenfield Ave.

An intermediate swing workshop will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $7. Open dance will start at 8:30 p.m. and cost $10.

The Milwaukee Rebels Swing Dance Club holds lessons and dances all over the metropolitan area.

National Dash

comes flying back

New Berlin - The seventh annual New Berlin Junior Woman's Club National Dash, a 5K Run or a two-mile run/walk, will be held prior to the New Berlin Fourth of July parade.

The event starts at Malone Park at noon and goes down National Avenue. It will feature chip timing, a goodie bag, high-tech shirt, food and drink.

The cost is $20 for adults, $12 for children 12 and younger (including a high-tech T-shirt if registered prior to June 24). On race day, the cost is $25 and a shirt is not guaranteed. It will be free for anyone with a military ID. Pre-register online at

Strollers will be welcome but pets be left at home.

Signup deadline soon

for Camp Invention

New Berlin - Registrations are being accepted for the weeklong Camp Invention, a program aimed at inspiring creativity and inventive thinking, to be held daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 8 to 12 at Ronald Reagan Elementary School, 4225 S. Calhoun Road.

The camp is open to children entering first through sixth grade

The cost is $215.

For information,

Dreams of summer's

Jammin' fill chamber

Muskego - As the snow flies, the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce is working on this summer's big outdoor block parties, Jammin' on Janesville.

Coordinators are in the chamber office every Wednesday evening to help businesses plan their 2013 Jammin' events and marketing.

Jammin' on Janesville provides businesses three summer events to showcase their products and services to residents.

Story time, youth group

sign-ups at library

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.

Fall Harvest Art,

Craft Fair slated

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.

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.


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